The Hillsboro Indians (12-4) hosted the Miami Trace Panthers (14-3) on Wednesday, in South Central Ohio League (SCOL) baseball and softball action.
The baseball team won, by a score of 8-0, on the strength of their defense and pitching.
The softball team fell to the Lady Panthers by a score of 24-2.
The Indians were dominant offensively in the third inning, after failing to register a hit in either of the first two. Hillsboro scored five runs in the inning. Justin Scott got the ball rolling with a single to lead-off the inning. Ethan Watson and Mason Stanley were both hit by pitches to load the bases.
Jonah Humphries kept things going with a single that drove in Scott. Watson was able to score on a passed ball during Hunter Chain’s at bat. Chain went on to single to drive in Stanley. Brian Smith grounded out to the the third baseman allowing Humphries to score from third base. Cayse Cameron drove in Chain, for the final run of the inning, on a double.
Cameron, the starting pitcher for the Indians, was excellent on the mound. He threw the ball hard all night long and demonstrated a knack for getting himself out of a jam. Cameron threw a complete game for the win, he struck out six batter while only allowing four hits.
After the game Indians coach Matt Garman said, “Cayse Cameron seems like when he gets in situations with runners in scoring position, he gets better. He did what he does tonight.”
The Lady Indians dug themselves a hole early giving up at least four runs in each of the first three innings.
Hughes scored in the second inning and Scott scored in the fifth inning to provide the Lady Indians with their two scores on the night.
The Indians are scheduled to play Friday in SCOL action at Chillicothe High School.
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