Errors hurt the Hillsboro Indians baseball team on Monday night as they hosted South Central Ohio League opponent Clinton Massie and fell 11-2.
Most of the nine errors accredited to the Indians took place in the first inning when the Falcons of Massie struck for six runs. The Indians were held scoreless until the fourth inning when they were able to collect two runs. This saved them from the possible run-rule, as Massie had score two runs in each of the second and third innings and had a 10-2 lead. Massie scored once more in the fifth inning which brought the score to the 11-2 final.
Cayse Cameron was the losing pitcher of record for the Indians. Cameron allowed just two earned runs of the ten total in his three innings of work giving up five hits while striking out three batters. Sajoun Jones pitched the remaining four innings allowing one earned run on two hits and striking out three as well.
At the plate for the Indians, Jacob Deatley led with two hits in the game. Hunter Chain, Ryan Hagan, and Brian Smith all collected one hit a piece, Chain’s being a double. Chain and Smith were responsible for driving in the two runs in the fourth. Smith also had a stolen base.
Up next for the Indians will be a game April 5 at Blanchester and then at Washington on Wednesday, April 6. Both games are set to start at 5 p.m.
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