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Trojans nab extra inning win

Lightning struck twice for the Hillsboro baseball team against Lyons, first from the skies and then from their bats, as the Trojans scored a 10-6 extra-inning win finished a week later than it started.

The Trojans dropped the first game of a double-header against the Lions 3-1 on May 4, but led 5-4 going into the bottom of the seventh inning in the nightcap. Lyons pushed across one run to tie the game, which was called because of lightning. Kansas State High School Activities Association guidelines recommend suspension of play when lightning is spotted within 6 miles of an event.

When the game resumed Monday in the top of the eighth, Hillsboro struck for five runs. Lyons scored just one, giving the Trojans the extended double-header split 10-6.

Jakob Hanschu pitched seven innings before the game was halted May 4, and Austin Cross pitched the final inning Monday to pick up the win. David Dick was 3-for-5 from the plate with 1 RBI, and three other Trojans were 2-for-5.

Last modified May 14, 2015

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