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Trojans get first win against Marion 3-2

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It seemed like forever in coming, but the Hillsboro baseball team ended an 0-11 skid with a 3-2 victory in the second game of a Friday doubleheader against Marion in Marion.

“One-and-11 never felt so good,” one of the players said as he came off the field.

That the Trojans have been improving throughout the season could be seen in closer scores in more recent losses, and they played a solid game in a 5-2 loss in the first game Friday.

The Trojans jumped on top in the first inning of the second game when David Dick slapped a single that brought Micah Allen home for a 1-0 lead. Austin Cross followed with an RBI double for a 2-0 advantage.

The Trojans scored again in the third, with Jakob Hanschu scoring what proved to be the winning run off of a Cross single.

Hillsboro didn’t score again, and Marion crept back with single runs in the fourth and fifth innings.

Hanschu came in as relief in the sixth inning, and as he did in the first game, kept the Warriors scoreless to preserve the 3-2 win.

“The way we’ve been playing, working hard and improving, we were due for a win,” coach Doug Dick said. “Defensively we were able to make some plays.”

Dick was pleased the win came against what he said was a quality opponent.

“Marion’s a good, hard-playing team,” Dick said.

Dick praised Hanschu’s performance on the mound, noting that of the final six Marion outs, five came on strikeouts by the senior hurler.

Last modified April 29, 2015

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