It’s hard to win baseball games if you can’t score and that’s exactly what the Hillsboro Indians baseball team ran into on Monday night as they played host to the Wilmington Hurricane and dropped the game with a final of 4-1.
The Indians were only able to muster up three hits total in the game, one each coming from Mason Stanley, Jacob Deatley, and Jonah Humphries. Stanley also batted in Cayse Cameron for the Indians only run on the night.
Cameron was also the pitcher hung with the loss on the night for Hillsboro. Cameron pitched well in the outing going six and one-third innings, giving up eight hits, four runs with only one of them being an earned run, while striking out six batters. Jacob Helterbrand came in the final two-thirds of an inning and struck out two of the three batters he faced without giving up a hit.
“Cayse [Cameron] pitched well; well enough to win,” said Hillsboro Head Coach Tim Hunt after the loss. “You have to hit though plain and simple and we just didn’t today. We haven’t the last three games to be honest. We got swept at Little Miami and only had eight hits on the day and then we have just three hits today. The guys have to find it at the plate.”
The Indians will be back at it on Tuesday, April 20 when they are back on their home field hosting Adena. That game will start at 5 p.m.
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