Trojan baseball team thumps Eagles

Staff writer

The Trojans handled Canton-Galva Friday, allowing one run in two games while winning twice on a 10-run mercy rule.

Head coach Doug Dick said pitchers Austin Cross and Dylan Nelson threw well, backed up by a good defense.

“I felt like we did what we needed to do,” coach Doug Dick said. “I was really pleased overall. This was the first doubleheader where we’ve put two games together back-to-back.”

Hillsboro began quickly in the first game, taking a 6-0 lead in the first two innings behind the pitching of Cross.

In the bottom of the third, Nelson scored on an errant pitch, later followed by a two-run double by Cody Delk. Cross batted in another run on a groundout, pushing the lead to 10-0.

Two insurance runs in the bottom of the fourth gave Hillsboro a 12-0 lead, and Delk closed the game at the top of the fifth, retiring three consecutive runners for the win.

The Eagles played the Trojans closer in the second game, taking a 1-1 tie to the bottom of the third inning.

Hillsboro scored four runs in the inning, on RBIs from Jordan Faul, David Dick, Justus Hilliard, and Nelson.

Nelson retired the next Canton-Galva batters in order, and the Trojan offense took care of the rest.

Faul grounded out first, scoring Micah Allen, followed by RBIs by Justus Hilliard and Nelson. Caleb Bettles then scored two with a single, and Allen scored another by way of an error at first base.

Holding the Eagles scoreless in the top of the fifth, Hillsboro won 11-1.

 

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