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Hillsboro baseball splits with Remigton

Softball suffers pair of narrow losses

Staff writer

The Hillsboro High School baseball team displayed a dominant effort in game one, but a comeback attempt fell short in game two of Thursday’s double-header with Remington.

In game one, the Trojans found themselves tied 1-1 after the first inning. Hillsboro scored 10 unanswered runs, including three in the fourth and four in the fifth, to take game one, 11-1.

Hillsboro out-hit Remington 10-5, but the biggest advantage the Trojans had was defense. Remington committed nine errors compared to just one by Hillsboro.

Unfortunately, Hillsboro’s defense may have been the reason the Trojans did not pick up the sweep. Hillsboro committed seven errors in game two, but the Trojans had a fighting chance because Remington committed six.

After Hillsboro tied the game in the top of the third at one, Remington responded with three runs in the bottom half of the inning. Despite scoring two in the top of the fourth, Hillsboro surrendered four runs in the bottom of the fourth to trail 8-3.

The Trojans put a scare in the Broncos with a run in the fifth and two in the sixth, but Remington held on for an 8-6 win.

The Trojans are next in action on April 23 at Larned.

Softball

The Hillsboro High School softball team was on the wrong side of two close games against Remington on Thursday.

It was the fourth and fifth innings in game one that ultimately cost the Trojans. Hillsboro led 4-2 heading into the bottom of the fourth, but Remington scored four to take the lead.

The following inning, Remington scored four more to take a 10-4 lead.

Hillsboro scored three in the sixth and one in the seventh, but it wasn’t enough as Remington held on, 10-8.

Hillsboro had 13 hits, one more than Remington, led by Dani Klein’s four hits.

Game two was even more heartbreaking for the Trojans with Remington outscoring Hillsboro 11-0 after three innings.

But Hillsboro exploded for eight runs in the fourth and three in the fifth to tie the game. The dagger came in the sixth when Remington scored the go-ahead run.

Hillsboro failed to score in the top of the seventh as Remington survived, 12-11.

The Trojans are back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Larned.

Last modified April 24, 2019

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