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Trojans split with Marion Warriors

Staff writer

The Hillsboro High School baseball team won the first game Friday against Marion, 21-4, but lost the second game, 13-7.

The Trojans were already up 8-0 in the first game, on the strength of a two-RBI hit by Aaron Bina and a two-RBI single by Jacob Fish, when Tyler Ediger hit a three-run home run to make the score 11-0 in the first inning.

Ediger and Bina added an RBI to their totals with back-to-back hits in the second inning. The next inning Fish hit in Luke Moore and Jacob Edwards hit a two-RBI single to score Devin Funk and Fish. Ediger added a run with an RBI single before Ben Gardner capped the inning with a three-run big fly of his own.

The Trojans looked prepped to add to their win total when they started the second game with a four-run inning, which included another Ediger home run. However, the Trojans gave up home runs to three Warriors — Isaac Hett, Colten Olsen, and Cole Lewman — in the bottom of the frame to give up eight runs in the inning.

The Trojans scored a run in the third but Marion scored three runs in the bottom of the inning, including two bases loaded by walks. The Trojans again walked in a run in the fifth inning and Marshall Ragland hit a double with the bases still juiced to score two more runs and make the score 13-5.

“We did not pitch well tonight in the second game,” coach Doug Dick said.

Edwards scored two runs — one in the fifth and one in the seventh — on an error and a passed ball, but Marion pitcher Wil Case shut the door on any comeback.

Although they suffered the loss, it was a good night for Tyler Ediger at the plate. Ediger went 6-for-8 at the dish with two big flies and eight RBI.

Ediger, Fish, Gardner, and Bina are hitting over .400 this season.

The Trojans are now 11-7 on the season.

Last modified May 12, 2010

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