The Hillsboro High School baseball team split two games Friday at Kingman.
The Trojans lost the first game, 9-3. Hillsboro allowed nine unearned runs on six errors in the contest.
“The way the game was going it was Murphy’s Law,” coach Doug Dick said.
Kale Arnold was the unlucky pitcher to start for Hillsboro. In five innings of work, he struck out seven, walked one, and allowed six hits.
“He kept throwing strikes through that last inning,” Dick said. “He gave us ground balls.”
In the first game, Luke Moore went 2-for-4 from the leadoff spot with a run scored. Aaron Bina went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run.
The Trojans came out determined in the second game and won, 13-4.
“We went to the plate and we were smarter,” Dick said. “We had 12 hits in the second game.”
Ben Gardner punctuated a 3-for-4 performance in the second game with a home run in the first inning. He recorded four RBIs in the game.
Bina was also 2-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs.
Dylan Delk pitched five innings, struck out two, gave up two walks, six hits, and 1 unearned run.
“In two games we only had one earned run,” assistant coach Justin Moore said.