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Indians gain regular-season wins over East Clinton, Georgetown

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In two of their games played this week, the Hillsboro Indians gained wins against the East Clinton Astros and Georgetown G-Men in non-conference action. 

On Tuesday, May 7, the Indians defeated East Clinton, 12-5. Though it was Hillsboro trailing 3-1 after the first inning, they tied the score at 3-3 with two runs in the bottom of the second inning. 

From there, the Indians scored one run in the bottom of the third, then they added three runs in the fourth. HHS capped off their scoring with five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. 

Hillsboro ended the game with eight hits and they committed three errors. For the Astros, they totaled seven hits and committed four errors. 

Of the eight hits by the Indians, six came from three players with two hits each.

Luke Holland was 2-for-4 with one run and one RBI, while teammate Brayden Hunter went 2-for-3 with one run, two RBI and a walk. Jackson Cornele finished 2-for-3 with three runs, two RBI and a walk. 

Walker Pence finished with one hit (a double), two runs and two RBI. The Indians also had Zach Burwinkel finish 1-for-1 with three runs and two walks. 

Zack Brown finished with one RBI, and Ashton Clemons forced a walk. Nic Burns collected one run and had a walk. 

Having steals for Hillsboro were Hunter (two), Cornele, Burwinkel, Wesley Bailey and Holland. 

Ben Miller pitched 5.1 innings, allowing five earned runs on four hits and five walks, with nine strikeouts. Holland pitched 1.2 innings, allowing no runs on three hits and no walks with four strikeouts. 

    300 002 0 — 5 7 4
HHS    121 350 x — 12 8 3

Thursday (May 9) the Indians won on the road in run-rule by a 10-0 score in six innings. 

Hillsboro totaled nine hits in the game and had just one error. Georgetown totaled three hits and had three errors. 

The Indians scored six of their runs in the top of the third and followed with two runs in the top of the fourth and two more runs in the two of the sixth. 

Walker Pence finished 3-for-4 with one run and two RBIs. Zach Brown was 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI. 

Jackson Cornele finished the game 1-for-4 with two runs, Nate Lane was 1-for-4 (a double) with three RBI, Wesley Bailey finished 1-for-2 with one walk, and Gavin Greer was 1-for-2 with two runs. 

Ashton Clemons, Burns, Hunter and Greer all were hit by a pitch. Cornele, Pence (two), Brown and Bailey all had steals. 

Lane was the winning pitcher with six innings on the mound. He allowed no runs on three hits and five walks with five strikeouts. 

HHS is now 4-21 overall this season. 

    006 202 x — 10 9 1 
GHS    000 000 x — 0 3 3 

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