Trojans overwhelm Wildcats

Staff writer

The Hillsboro High School baseball team continued its winning ways Tuesday, improving to 11-3 on the season.

Playing against a Haven team devoid of senior leadership and only playing two juniors, the Trojans put both games out of reach early.

Hillsboro won 10-0 in the fifth inning of the first game, facilitated by a three-run single by Austin Cross in the fourth inning. Cross helped score runs for the Trojans in each of his at-bats that game.

Hillsboro jumped out to an early lead in the second game, scoring four runs in the first inning.

Micah Allen scored first on an errant throw after singling. Soon after, Cross and David Dick walked, loading the bases. Cody Delk had already gotten on base with a single, which caused Allen’s score.

Dylan Nelson then hit a single, scoring Delk, followed by a Jakob Hanschu single, which scored two more.

The Trojans scored their fifth run in the bottom of the second inning, after Jordan Faul walked and subsequently stole second, allowing Delk to sneak home.

Hillsboro scored two more runs in the fourth inning, behind RBIs from Delk and Faul.

Hanschu helped pitch a 7-0 shutout into the fourth, before he gave way to Braden Vogt late.

Haven scored two runs in the fifth inning, but would come no closer than five runs. The Trojans tacked on two insurance runs in the fifth and sixth innings to secure the win, 9-2.

Friday at Pratt

The Trojans split games at Pratt Friday, winning 9-4 and then losing 4-3.

Activities director Robert Rempel said canceled games April 29 against Sunrise Christian would not be made up.

The team plays next at 4:30 p.m. Friday in Halstead.

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