The Fairfield Lions hosted the cross-county rival Hillsboro Indians on Wednesday evening. The Indians won the non-league contest by a final score of 8-0.
Sophomore Ethan Humphries recorded the win for the Indians. Humphries, in his second start of the season, pitched a complete game shut-out, while striking out seven batters and only allowing five hits.
Indians coach Matt Garman said of Humphries, “Tonight was a good night for Ethan, he showed us tonight what he is going to be able to do for us as a junior and senior the next two years.”
Senior Cayse Cameron flashed the leather in the field for the Indians making the most out of his opportunities.
Mason Stanley got Hillsboro off on the right foot offensively with a lead-off single to start the game. Hunter Chain was hit by a pitch to put two men on the base paths for the Indians. After stealing second during Chain’s at bat, Stanley went on to score, along with Chain, when Payton Bell singled out of the six spot giving Hillsboro a 2-0 lead.
The third inning saw more of the same for the Indians with Chain being hit by a pitch to start a two out rally. Brian Smith was also hit by a pitch in the next at bat to put two runners on base for Hillsboro. Cameron singled in the next at bat to score Chain and advance Smith to third base. Smith went on to score courtesy of an error giving the Indians a 4-0 lead.
The fifth inning saw Hillsboro post four more runs on the Lions. Smith, Cameron, Bell, Justin Scott, Aaron Watson, and Stanley singled in successive at bats. That would be more than enough for the Indians to secure the win.
Cameron led the Indians offensively with three hits including a double in the sixth inning.
Bowman led the Lions with two singles on the night, however, he was left on base in both instances.
The Lions will look to bounce back Thursday when Fairfield will host league rival West Union.
The Indians will travel to play Milford on Thursday looking to stay sharp against a quality opponent.
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