Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Hillsboro Indians drop fourth straight game; fall to Jackson


The Hillsboro Indians lost a Frontier Athletic Conference game on Wednesday, as they fell by a 7-3 score on the road to the Jackson Ironmen in a makeup game.

Jackson led the Indians by a 2-1 score after the first inning, but then the Ironmen scored four runs in the bottom of the second. In the top of the third, the Indians scored two runs for a 6-3 deficit. Jackson added one last run in the bottom of the sixth.

The Indians finished with three hits and committed three errors. The Ironmen totaled six hits and committed seven errors.

Hillsboro had one hit each from Ryan Scott, Zach Humphries, Spencer Wyckoff and Korbin Adams. Scott was 1-for-4, Humphries was 1-for-3 (one run) and Wyckoff went 1-for-2 with a walk and RBI. Adams also finished 1-for-3.

Hunter Green and Coltin Hunter each drew a walk. Scott had the lone extra-base hit for Hillsboro with a double.

Tanner Warner was charged with the loss. He pitched one inning, where he allowed five runs (three earned) on four hits and two walks. Warner totaled one strikeout.

Humphries pitched five innings, where he allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and no walks. Humphries finished with four strikeouts.


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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Whiteoak wins over Fayetteville for SHAC victory

In shutout fashion on Tuesday night, the Whiteoak Wildcats stayed tied for first place in the Southern Hills Athletic Conference with a 9-0 win over the host Fayetteville Rockets.

The Wildcats are tied with Peebles for first place in the conference Division II standings.

On Tuesday, WHS scored one run in the first inning, then followed with another run in the third inning. WHS scored their third run in the top of the fourth, and in the fifth their lead went to six runs following three more runs.

Whiteoak scored their final three runs in the top of the sixth.

Luken Roades finished 1-for-3 with two runs, one hit by pitch and two steals. Chase Butler was 2-for-3 with one run, two RBI, one walk and three steals.

Landon Barnett was 1-for-3 with two runs, two RBI, a double, one walk, and two steals. Also for the Wildcats, Ian Griffith went 1-for-4 with one run, two RBI and one steal.

Carson Emery finished with two runs, two walks and two steals. Jaycob Gross went 2-for-4 with one run and two RBI. He also added one steal.

Eli Roberts was 2-for-4 with one RBI in the win, while Kaden Moon-Stone was 1-for-4. David Kennedy finished with one hit by pitch and one steal.

The winning pitcher was Emery, who in six innings allowed no runs on two hits and three walks. He finished with four strikeouts. Griffith pitched one inning, where he allowed no runs on two hits while collecting two strikeouts.

“Carson Emery was solid for us in a pivotal start on the mound, and we had an impressive offensive output led by Connor Butler, Jaycob Gross and Eli Roberts,” WHS head coach Chris Veidt said. “This was a solid team defensive effort with no errors and only three freebies. This is our fifth win in a row, which allows us to keep pace with Peebles as we remain tied for the conference lead.”


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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Fairfield wins over Ripley for SHAC victory

It was a day for scoring runs by the Fairfield Lions on Tuesday night, as they defeated the host Ripley Blue Jays in five innings by a 23-0 score.

The Lions totaled 18 hits in the win, and they committed one error. Ripley had two hits and five errors.

Fairfield scored five runs in the top of the first inning, then followed that with two runs in the second inning, Next were consecutive innings of seven runs each, and those were followed with two runs in the top of the fifth.

For the Lions, having hits were Orrie Friend (1-for-2), Jacob Morgan (2-for-3), Hunter Burns (1-for-2), Cade Miller (3-for-3), Elijah Humphreys (1-for-1), Gabe Fouch (3-for-4), Dow Moon (2-for-3), Owen Larrick (2-for-4) and Landry Hattan (3-for-4).

Miller finished with five RBI, and Larrick had four RBI in the win. Also with RBI in the win were: Friend (two), Caiden Faber, Isaiah Caldwell, Fouch (two), Moon (two) and Hattan (two).

Walks were forced by Wyatt Collins, Noah Allering, Fauber, Morgan, Morgan, Moon and Hattan.

Logan Rohde pitched two innings, where he allowed no runs on no hits and two walks, with four strikeouts. Miller pitched three innings, allowing no runs on two hits and one walk, with six strikeouts.


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Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Indians lose on road at Batavia

The Batavia Bulldogs rallied in the bottom of the seventh to defeat the Hillsboro Indians by a 4-3 score in non-conference action.

The Indians scored all three of their runs in the top of the third, while Batavia scored one run in the bottom of the fourth, two runs in the sixth and one run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

The Indians had six hits and committed two errors in the loss, while the Bulldogs had five hits and no errors.

Hillsboro saw Tanner Warner finish 1-for-4 with one run, while Korbin Adams at 1-for-4 with one run. Zach Humphries finished 1-for-2 with one run and one walk.

Brayden Kisling went 1-for-2 with two RBI and a walk. Brad Miller also went 1-for-2. Liam Smart forced one walk, and Cullen Barney forced a walk. Miller also had a steal for the Indians.

Miller was the starting pitcher for the Indians, where he pitched 4.2 innings in the no-decision. He allowed one run (unearned) on three hits and six walks. He totaled six strikeouts.

Quintin Captain pitched 1.1 innings of relief, as he was charged with the loss. He allowed three runs (one earned) on one hit and five walks. Captain struck out one batter.


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Monday, April 26, 2021
Hillsboro drops conference game to Miami Trace

The Hillsboro Indians lost a road Frontier Athletic Conference game on Monday night, falling by a 5-2 score at MTHS.

HHS scored just two runs, coming in the top of the first and fifth innings, while the host Panthers — who are No. 2 state-ranked in Division II — scored four runs in the bottom of the fourth and one final run in the sixth inning.

Both teams committed an error. The Indians totaled five hits, while Miami Trace had seven hits.

For the Indians, Ryan Scott was 2-for-3 with one run and one walk in the loss. Next was Quintin Captain at 1-for-3 with one RBI and one walk. The Indians also had Hunter Green finish 1-for-3 with one RBI. Brad Miller finished 1-for-3 with one run for HHS.

The Indians saw Tanner Warner reach first base with a hit by pitch.

Scott suffered the loss as he allowed four earned runs in 3.2 innings on the mound. He threw 86 pitches, allowing six hits and two walks, while also striking out 10 batters. Zach Humphries pitched 2.1 innings. Throwing 35 pitches, Humphries allowed one run (none earned) on one hit and no walks. He finished with four strikeouts.


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Monday, April 26, 2021
Tigers lose at home to Chillicothe in FAC contest

In a game played at Mitchell Park on Monday, the McClain Tigers fell to the visiting Chillicothe Cavaliers by a 13-2 score in six innings in their Frontier Athletic Conference game.

McClain started the game with a 2-0 lead after the first inning, but from there the game was all Chillicothe on the scoreboard with the Cavs scoring two runs in the top of the second inning, followed by four runs in the third, one run in the fourth, two runs in the fifth and four runs in the top of the sixth innings.

The Tigers totaled three hits in the loss, while Chillicothe had 11 hits. Both teams finished with four errors.

For the Tigers, Trevor Stonerock scored one run and walked once, while Carson Spangler was 1-for-2 with one run and one walk. Isaac Smith finished 1-for-3, and Wes Potts was 1-for-3.

Smith had the lone extra-base hit for McClain with a double. Spangler and Stonerock each had a steal.

Of the 13 runs scored by the Cavaliers, just six of them were earned runs. Smith pitched two innings, where he allowed six runs (three earned) on two hits and four walks, while striking out four batters.

Kaden Penwell pitched four innings, where he allowed seven runs (three earned) on nine hits and two walks.