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Hillsboro baseball ends season in sectional semifinals

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Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

The 2024 season for the Hillsboro Indians baseball team ended Monday evening, as they lost in the Division II SE District sectional semifinals on the road against the Logan Elm Braves by an 11-1 score in five innings.  

The No. 19 seeded Indians saw the No. 14 seeded Braves score three runs in the bottom of the first, followed by Hillsboro scoring their lone run in the top of the third for a 3-1 score. 

Logan Elm broke away from Hillsboro with consecutive four-run innings in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings to complete their run-rule win over Hillsboro. 

Hillsboro ended the game with four hits and two errors. The Braves finished the sectional semifinal contest with 13 hits and one error. 

The Indians had one extra-base hit, a double by Ashton Clemons, who was 1-for-2 with a run scored. 

Walker Pence finished 2-for-3, while Zack Brown went 1-for-3 with one RBI. The Indians also had two walks forced by Jackson Cornele, and Gavin Greer finished with a walk.

Steals by Hillsboro were collected by Cornele with two and Wesley Bailey. 

Pitching for the Indians was Nate Lane, who went 1.1 innings on the mound, allowing four runs (none earned) on four hits and one walk. Clemons pitched 3.1 innings and was charged with six earned runs on nine hits and a walk, with four strikeouts. 

Hillsboro ends the ’24 season with an overall record of 4-22. 

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