Monday, April 5, 2021
Hillsboro wins with Wyckoff walkoff single

The Hillsboro Indians earned a non-conference win on Monday evening by defeating the visiting squad from Bracken County (Ky.), as it was a single by Spencer Wyckoff that sent the home team Indians to a 6-5 non-conference victory.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Indians had a leadoff walk by Zach Humphries. After the first two outs were recorded, and with Humphries still at first base, Nick Lewis hit a ground ball and the inning stayed alive on an infield error, scoring Humphries to tie the score at 5-5. Next, Ryan Scott was hit by a pitch, with Lewis still at second base.

Then came the hit of the night as Wyckoff had a base hit which traveled to left field to score Lewis, giving the Indians the one-run win in walkoff fashion.

For the entire game, both teams scored one run in the third inning, and the Indians took a 4-1 lead after a run was scored in the fifth inning, followed by two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Bracken County took the lead in the top of the seventh with a four-run inning, forcing the Indians to their aforementioned walkoff win in the bottom of the seventh.

Bracken County totaled six hits and had two errors. HHS finished with seven hits and had no errors.

Hillsboro saw Scott finish the game at 3-for-4 with two runs and one RBI. Quintin Captain totaled one run and forced three walks for the Indians on Monday.

HHS also had Wyckoff finish 1-for-1 with one RBI, while Brayden Cochran was 1-for-3 with one RBI and one walk. Brayden Kisling went 1-for-4 with one RBI, and teammate Hunter Green collected one RBI. Humphries ended with one run and three walks.

Also for the Indians, Jeremy Kemper was 1-for-4, and Cullen Barney forced two walks. Coltin Hunter scored one run, and Lewis had one run and walked once.

Humphries finished with three stolen bases, while Lewis and Cochran each had one steal.

Three players pitched for the Indians on Monday as Brad Miller had the start where he went two innings, allowing one earned run on no hits and six walks. He finished with four strikeouts. Captain pitched four innings of relief, as he allowed two earned runs on three hits and two walks, finishing the relief outing with seven strikeouts on the mound.

Humphries pitched one inning of relief, as he allowed two earned runs on three hits and two walks. He finished with two strikeouts, as he was the winning pitcher.

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Monday, April 5, 2021
Fairfield falls to visiting Washington Blue Lions

The Fairfield Lions were unable to earn a home victory on Monday night, falling at home to the visiting Washington Blue Lions by a 8-1 score.

In the non-conference loss, the Lions of Fairfield had just one hit and committed five errors. The Blue Lions of WCH had seven hits and one error.

The game began with the Blue Lions scoring two runs in the top of the first, then they added two more runs in the top of the second inning. Washington then scored once again with a two-run fourth inning, then another two-run inning in the fifth.

Fairfield scored their lone run in the bottom of the second.

For the Fairfield Lions, they saw Dow Moon and Owen Larrick each draw a walk, and Cade Miller forced two walks. Wyatt Collins had the lone hit for FHS. Logan Rohde had the lone RBI for the FHS Lions.

Miller was charged with the loss, as he pitched 2.2 innings of relief. Miller allowed four earned runs on three hits and four walks, as he finished with three strikeouts.

Jacob Morgan was the starting pitcher, as he had 1.2 innings on the mound, allowing four runs (one earned) on two hits and four walks. He finished with two strikeouts.

Collins pitched 2.2 innings of relief, allowing no runs on two hits and one walk. He collected two strikeouts.