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Hillsboro miscues lead to loss against Chillicothe 

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Hillsboro's Ashton Clemons pitches for the Indians. (HCP Photo/Stephen Forsha)
Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

Playing on their home field as the away team Friday night, the Hillsboro Indians lost to the Chillicothe Cavaliers, 9-3. 

In the game at Hillsboro High School, the Indians scored all three of their runs in the top of the seventh inning. Chillicothe led 9-0 as they had a two-run second inning, followed by a four-run third and three-run fourth inning for their nine runs. 

The Cavaliers also collected nine hits and had no errors, while HHS totaled seven hits and they committed four errors. 

Two of Hillsboro’s seven hits were off the bats of Jackson Cornele and Brayden Hunter. Cornele finished 2-for-3 with two RBI and one walk. Hunter was 2-for-3 in the game. 

Also with one hit each were Zack Brown (1-for-4), Nate Lane (1-for-2, double) and Ben Miller (1-for-3, triple, one run). Nic Burns scored a run, and also scoring a run was Peyton Aber, who also forced a walk. 

Others on HHS to force a walk were Zach Burwunkel and Ashton Clemons, while teammate Burns was hit by a pitch. Miller had Hillsboro’s lone steal. 

Clemons was charged with the tough-luck loss as he pitched 2.1 innings, allowing six runs (three earned) on five hits, two HBP, two walks, and he totaled two strikeouts. Clemons threw 59 pitches, 27 for strikes. 

Lane pitched 3.2 innings in relief. Lane allowed three earned runs on four hits, on HBP and four walls with five strikeouts as he threw 76 pitches, 40 for strikes. 

For Chillicothe, Mason Brown, Trent Wade and Jack Oyer each had two hits for the Cavaliers. 

Brown was the winning pitcher as he pitched 6.1 innings, allowing three earned runs on  four hits and four walks, with eight strikeouts. He threw 106 pitches, 61 for strikes. 

Oyer had the save with 0.2 innings pitched, allowing no runs on two hits and no walks. Oyer threw six pitches, four for strikes. 

The loss sends Hillsboro to an overall record of 0-6 this season, 0-2 in the Frontier Athletic Conference as HHS lost to Chillicothe earlier in the week by an 8-4 score, also at HHS. CHS improves to 2-0 in the FAC and 3-3 overall this season. 

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