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Hillsboro sweeps DH against Whiteoak; also defeats Chillicothe in two-day span

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Hillsboro's Addie Huff is pictured during an at-bat against Whiteoak. (HCP Photos/Stephen Forsha)
Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

This past Friday and Saturday for the Hillsboro Lady Indians softball team saw them win three games in two days, as they won a Frontier Athletic Conference game on Friday evening, followed by winning a doubleheader against the Whiteoak Lady Wildcats on Saturday. 

On Friday (April 5), the Lady Indians defeated the Lady Cavaliers, 5-1 in Chillicothe, completing the season sweep against their FAC rival. 

In the game against Chillicothe, the Lady Indians wasted little time as they led by a 1-0 score after the top of the first inning was complete. The two teams went scoreless in the second, third and fourth innings, then each team scored a run in the fifth, leaving the Lady Indians ahead 2-1. 

HHS added three final runs in the top of the seventh, then held Chillicothe to a scoreless bottom of the seventh inning for the four-run win. CHS finished the game with five hits and committed three errors, while Hillsboro totaled eight runs and had one error. 

Six of the eight Hillsboro hits were off the bats of three players, as Mylea Fridley was 2-for-4 with three runs, a steal and one RBI. Camryn Spruell went 2-for-3 with one RBI, a double and one walk. Isabelle Brunck finished 2-for-5.

Addie Huff and Madison Dearmon each finished with one hit, with Huff collecting two RBI. Also for Hillsboro, Halle Reveal scored a run, and Rhianna Clemons also scored a run. 

Spruell was the winning pitcher, as the junior went all seven innings in the circle. She finished allowing one run (unearned) on five hits and one walk, while earning 10 strikeouts. Spruell finished with 87 pitches, 65 for strikes. 

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CHS    000 010 0 — 1 5 3

Whiteoak's Bri Hill

On Saturday, the Lady Indians and Lady Wildcats played two with Hillsboro winning the home doubleheader against their Highland County counterpart by scores of 5-0 and 9-3 at Hillsboro High School. 

The tone of the game was set early by Hillsboro pitcher Camryn Spruell with the junior pitcher finishing with the win in the circle, as her dominant effort saw her strike out 19 Whiteoak batters, as she faced 24 total batters in the game. 

Spruell in the non-conference win pitched all seven innings where she allowed no runs and walked none, while also giving up just one hit. She threw a total of 85 pitches, 66 for strikes. 

Hillsboro scored their runs in the first four innings, with one run in the first, two runs in the second, and then they added one run in both the third and fourth innings. HHS totaled nine hits and had no errors. Whiteoak finished with one hit and committed four errors. 

Three Hillsboro players had two hits each, with Halle Reveal going 2-for-4 with one run, three steals and one RBI. Mylea Fridley was 2-for-3 with two runs and two steals. Isabelle Brunck finished the game at 2-for-3 with one run. 

The Lady Indians also saw Spruell finish 1-for-2 with two RBI, one steal and a walk, while teammate Addie Huff was 1-for-3 (a double) with one run. Meredith Dietrick finished 1-for-2 with one run and one steal. Also with a steal in the game was Kayla Seeling. 

Brylee Thornburgh also stepped up to the plate and drew a walk for the Lady Indians in the bottom of the sixth inning on six pitches. 

Whiteoak’s one hit was off the bat of Kylee Hamm, who was 1-for-2. Hamm also had a steal for Whiteoak. 

Bri Hill was charged with the loss, pitching six innings, allowing five runs (two earned) on nine hits and three walks, with two strikeouts. Hill threw 98 pitches, 54 for strikes. 

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HHS    121 100 x — 5 9 0 

In game two of the Saturday non-conference doubleheader, the Lady Indians defeated Whiteoak, 9-3 at HHS. 

Whiteoak scored first with one run in the top of the first and led 3-0 after two runs in the top of the fifth inning. HHS tied the score in the bottom of the third with a three-run inning, and in the bottom of the sixth, they added six more runs for the final 9-3 score. 

Whiteoak totaled one hit and committed two errors in the loss, while Hillsboro in their winning effort scored eight runs and committed one error. 

Hillsboro saw Halle Reveal finish 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI, and teammate Camryn Spruell also had two hits as she was 2-for-4 (double, home run) with two runs and four RBI. 

Addie Huff finished 2-for-3 with one run, a double and one walk. 

Mylea Fridley finished 1-for-2 (a double) with two runs, one RBI and two walks. Reagan Clemons was 1-for-2 with one RBI. 

The Lady Indians also had Kayla Seeling and both Rilynn Swisshelm force a walk. Madison Dearmon scored a run and was hit by a pitch. Meredith Dietrick scored a run for HHS. 

HHS totaled 10 steals, with Huff with three stolen bases, Reveal having two, Fridley with two, Seeling with two and Spruell with one.

In the circle, Spruell had the win with 2.1 innings in the circle. She allowed no runs on no hits and no walks with seven strikeouts. Spruell threw 28 pitches, 21 for strikes. 

Rhianna Clemons pitched 4.2 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on one hit and six walks. She had 86 pitches, 41 for strikes. 

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HHS    000 036 x — 9 8 1

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