Hillsboro and Lynchburg-Clay pick up league wins


By Ryan Applegate - rapplegate@civitasmedia.com



The Hillsboro Indians travelled to Chillicothe to face the league-rival Cavaliers. The Indians finished the final two innings of a previously postponed game prior to kicking off the regularly scheduled game.

Hillsboro fell to Chillicothe 9-6 in the conclusion to the postponed game. The Indians went on to beat the Cavaliers 11-4 in the regularly scheduled game.

Hillsboro put this one out of reach early, scoring nine runs in the top of the second inning. The scoring outburst essentially sealed Chillicothe’s fate.

The Cavaliers scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to narrow the margin to five runs. However, that was all they were able to muster on the night.

Hillsboro added two more runs in the top of the seventh to provide the final score.

Sajoun Jones led the Indians defense, pitching five and two-thirds innings to register the win.

Payton Bell three RBI, Hunter Chain two RBI, and Cayse Cameron two RBI led the Indians offensively.

The Indians will be at home on Tuesday against cross-county and league rival McClain.

The Mustangs faced off against the Peebles Indians, on Friday, in Southern Hills Athletic Conference (SHAC) competition.

Lynchburg-Clay won by a final score of 4-1. Drew Pitzer registered the win for the Mustangs, pitching three and two-thirds innings for a strong outing.

Josh Wolfe scored in the first inning, after reaching base on a fielders choice, on an Ethan McConnaughey single.

Blake Croy scored in the third inning thanks to a single by Kyle Luneke.

Pitzer helped his own cause in the fourth inning when he scored on a single by Caden Hess. Hess went on to score during Wolfe’s at bat in the same inning.

The Mustangs are scheduled to be in action again on Tuesday, at home, against SHAC rival Eastern.

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By Ryan Applegate

rapplegate@civitasmedia.com