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Lady Indians shut out Miami Trace for second consecutive day

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Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

Tuesday (April 23) saw the Hillsboro Lady Indians go on the road to Fayette County and return home with their eighth Frontier Athletic Conference win of the season, and 38th consecutive conference win, by defeating the Miami Trace Lady Panthers, 14-0 in five innings. 

Hillsboro (8-0, 16-2) dominated the FAC game from start to finish with scoring consisting of a four-run first inning, followed with an eight-run top of the second for a 12-0 lead. HHS added two runs in each of the next two innings, with one run in the third and one run in the fourth inning. 

The Lady Indians totaled 12 hits in the win and committed zero errors.

Miami Trace, who went hitless on Monday (April 22) against Hillsboro at HHS, finished Tuesday’s game with one hit and eight errors. 

Spruell was the winning pitcher for the Lady Indians, as on Tuesday she pitched all five innings, allowing no runs on one hit and no walks. She finished with 12 strikeouts. In the two consecutive days against Miami Trace, Spruell — who pitched a perfect game on Monday — struck out a total of 32 Miami Trace batters with no runs allowed, one hit allowed and no walks, facing a total of 39 batters. 

Hillsboro had four players on the team with two hits apiece in Tuesday’s victory. 

Chloe Roberts was 2-for-4 with one run and two RBI. Mylea Fridley finished 2-for-4 with two runs, one RBI and two steals. 

Addi Huff was 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBI, as she hit a triple and collected a steal. 

Reagan Clemons  was 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBI, plus she stole two bases in the win. 

Halle Reveal ended the day at 1-for-3 with one run and one RBI. Eowyn Brown was 1-for-2 with one run and one RBI, while teammate Spruell went 1-for-3 with a double, two runs and three walks. 

Isabelle Brunck had a game where she finished 1-for-3 with one run and one RBI. The Lady Indians also had Brylee Thornburgh reach first base with a walk, and Rhianna Clemons scored one run. 

The win moves HHS to 16-2 overall and 8-0 in the FAC to keep possession of first place with two conference games remaining on the schedule. 

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