Hillsboro's Spencer Wyckoff rounds the bases in Hillsboro's win vs. McClain. (HCP Photos/Stephen Forsha)
Hillsboro's Spencer Wyckoff rounds the bases in Hillsboro's win vs. McClain. (HCP Photos/Stephen Forsha)
The Hillsboro Indians traveled to and hosted the McClain Tigers on consecutive days this past Thursday and Friday, winning both Frontier Athletic Conference contests between the two Highland County counterparts. 

On Thursday in Greenfield, the Indians won by a 21-9 score at Mitchell Park, and on the following day, the Friday win came at Shaffer Park in Hillsboro with the Indians defending their diamond by a 7-2 score. 

The win moved HHS to a 7-8 overall record, while the two losses sent McClain to a record of 7-13.

During the Thursday game, Hillsboro led by a 5-1 score after the first inning, and during the top of the third added three more runs for a score of 8-1.

The Indians added seven runs in the top of the fourth, and McClain answered with a run in the bottom of the same inning. From there, the Indians added six more runs to their side of the scoreboard, while MHS in the bottom of the fifth had a seven-run inning, resulting in the 21-9 final score. 

On the day, the Indians totaled 19 hits and had five errors, while McClain finished with six hits and four errors. 

Spencer Wyckoff led HHS at 3-for-3 with four runs, three RBI and a walk. 

Teammates Korbin Adams, Bryce Parsons, Quintin Captain and Gavin Thompson each had two hits. Adams was 2-for-5 with four RBI; Parsons went 2-for-4 with two runs and one RBI; Captain was 2-for-2 with three runs, two RBI and a walk; Ethan Grooms was 2-for-4 with four runs and two RBI; Canaan Griffith was 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBI and a walk; and Thompson was 2-for-2 with one run and one RBI. 

Brayden Cochran (one run, one RBI), Evan Fender, Cade Willey (one run) and Garet Thompson each had one hit. Tyler Tomera-Hillier had one walk for Hillsboro, and teammate Will Hart finished with a run and one walk. Lance Hainline ended with one run and one walk. 

In all, the Indians totaled 16 RBI and seven walks as a team, with Willey, Adams and Parsons all having doubles and Wyckoff hitting a home run. Captain finished with four steals, while teammates Griffith, Wyckoff and Grooms each had one steal. 

Willey was the winning pitcher as he pitched four innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits, three walks and three strikeouts. Wyckoff pitched one inning of relief, where he allowed no earned runs on two hits and four walks, with one strikeout. 

For the Tigers, Connor McCune was 2-for-3 with one run and two RBI, and Kaden Penwell went 2-for-2 with one run, one RBI and two walks. Also with a hit were Wes Potts (one run, one walk) and Cohen Six (one run). 

Seth Weller finished with two runs and two walks, while Isaac Smith scored a run. Also for McClain, Jayden Allison had an RBI, and Haydon Hice totaled two runs and two walks. 

As a team, the Tigers finished with four RBI and seven walks. 

On Friday in the game played at Shaffer Park, during Hillsboro’s 7-2 win, the Tigers led early with a 1-0 lead after the first inning was finished.

The Indians scored two runs in the bottom of the second for a 2-1 lead, then tacked on a three-win fourth inning for a 5-1 lead. MHS scored a run in the top of the fifth, while HHS doubled that with two runs in the bottom half of the inning for a 7-2 score. 

MHS finished the game with 11 hits and three errors, while Hillsboro had nine hits and two errors. 

Parsons for the Indians had one hit, one run and one walk. Willey went 3-for-4 with three runs and one RBI. Quintin Captain was 2-for-4 with one run and three RBI for HHS. 

Also for the Indians, Wyckoff finished with one hit, two runs, one RBI and one walk. Hart had a 2-for-3 game with two RBI. The Indians collected seven RBI and two walks in the FAC win. 

Wyckoff, Willey, Hart, Captain and Parsons all had doubles. Griffith, Wyckoff (two), Willey (two), Cochran, Captain (three) and Parsons all had steals. 

Captain was the winning pitcher, as he pitched 4.2 innings of relief where he allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits and one walk, while striking out five batters. Thompson pitched 2.1 innings, where he allowed no runs on four hits and one walk. Thompson gained one strikeout. 

McClain saw Penwell go 3-for-3 with one run, and teammate Weller was 2-for-4. Smith finished 2-for-4 as well, and the Tigers had Allison (one RBI), Potts, Six and McCune each have a hit.

Andrew Potts added one run and one walk, while Hice forced a walk for the Tigers. As a team, McClain had one RBI and two walks.