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Hillsboro drops games to Williamsburg, Manchester, Portsmouth West

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Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

Playing three games in two days, the Hillsboro Indians baseball team was defeated by Williamsburg on Friday (May 3) and then lost a tri-doubleheader to Manchester and Portsmouth West on Saturday (May 4) at PWHS.

In Friday’s 9-4 loss to Williamsburg at HHS, the Indians totaled two hits and committed four errors. In the game, HHS saw Zack Brown finish 1-for-2 with a run and one walk. Nic Burns also had a hit, finishing 1-for-2 with a run and one RBI. 

Zach Burwinkel finished with one RBI and a walk. Nate Lane collected a walk, and Ashton Clemons scored a run. Ben Miller also scored one run for the Indians. 

Extra-base hits for the Indians were a double by Brown and a triple by Burns. Clemons, Burwinkel, Gavin Greer and Miller each were hit by a pitch. Miller collected the lone steal for the Indians. 

Walker Pence pitched one inning, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits and no walks with two strikeouts. Burwinkel pitched 0.2 innings, allowing one run (earned) on two hits and a walk. Miller threw four innings, allowing five runs (one earned) on one hits and six walks, with six strikeouts. 

    320 121 0 — 9 6 1
HHS    001 300 0 — 4 2 4


In the first of two games played on Saturday by Hillsboro, they lost their first game played in a tri-doubleheader, losing to the Manchester Greyhounds, 5-4 at PWHS. 

HHS totaled five hits and had one error, while Manchester finished with four hits and four errors. 

The Indians scored one run in the top of the second, and then they added another run in the top of the fourth. HHS also scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning. 

Manchester scored one run in the bottom of the third, followed by a run in the fourth, one run in the sixth and two final runs in the bottom of the seventh for the walkoff win over HHS. 

Luke Holland was 2-for-4, while Pence went 1-for-3 with one RBI and a walk. Brayden Hunter finished 1-for-3, and Lane was 1-for-3. 

Greer was walked twice, Burns scored a run, Miller scored a run and Wesley Bailey scored a run and walked twice. 

Clemons, Hunter, Brown and Lane were all hit by a pitch, while Pence, Brown (two) and Bailey each had a steal. 

Hunter pitched 0.2 innings, allowing two runs (none earned) on no hits and one walk with one strikeout. 

Lane pitched six innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits and five walks with five strikeouts. 

    010 102 0 — 4 5 1
MHS    001 101 2 — 5 4 4 


In the second game of the tri-doubleheader for Hillsboro on Saturday, they lost to the Portsmouth West Senators, 8-2. 

HHS totaled one hit in the non-conference loss on Saturday with the hit coming off the bat of Holland, who was 1-for-3 as the hit was a double. 

Hillsboro also saw Pence force a walk, Burwinkel scored a run and he forced a walk. Burns and Bailey also each had a walk. Brown was hit by a pitch, and having one steal each were Burns, Brown and Burwinkel. 

Clemons pitched 3.1 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits and no walks, with one strikeout. Pence allowed one run (earned) on no hits and four walks. Burwinkel pitched 1.2 innings, allowing four earned runs on one hits and four walks. 

    101 213 0 — 8 2 2
HHS    000 110 0 — 2 1 1 

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