After failing to produce much offense in the first game of their own tournament, the Hillsboro American Legion baseball team came out Saturday and turned things around. Scoring a total of 19 runs, Hillsboro was able to pick up two wins on the day. In the first game they won 10-2 and in the second game they won 9-2 with the help of two home runs, one each of the bats of Isaiah Liggins and Zach Cox.
Gage Carraher picked up the win on the mound in game two, going the distance, allowing two runs on six hits and striking out six batters.
In game two, Ryan Inman had a 4-for-4 day, scored twice and drove in a run; Wyatt Crothers went 2-for-3 with a double and scored once; Joey Wilson was 3-for-4 with an RBI; Isaiah Liggins went 1-for-3 with a line drive home run over the centerfield fence in the fifth inning and had an RBI; Zach Cox, who sent a towering drive to left field for a home run in the fourth, went 1-for-4 with two RBI’s; Blake Hildebrant went 1-for-2 and scored twice ; and Nich Bush was 1-for-4 and crossed home plate once.
The final game for the Hillsboro team will be Sunday and first pitch is slated for 2 p.m.
Robert Stegbauer is a staff reporter for the Times-Gazette and you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at RStegbauer.