For the first time this season, the Hillsboro Varsity Baseball Team jumped out to a big early lead and coasted to a victory. The Hawks had been forced to play catch-up in the first three games so far, and scape runs together in the later innings. However, on Monday, March 28th against Farmington, the tables turned as the boys jumped out to an early 4-0- lead after the first inning, and held on to win 4-2 over Farmington.
After a quick top half of the first, the Hawks found themselves with two on and nobody out, setting up Austin Romaine in the three-hole. Romaine roped a double that scored a run. After a strikeout, Keynen Drury, drove in two with a double of his own. He would come in to score the fourth run on a ground ball put out.
The four-run first was all the Hawks needed to ice the Knights, behind the stellar effort of starting pitcher Kyle Turman. He earned the victory on the slab for Hillsboro, lasting four and a third innings, allowing only one run on four hits, striking out two and walking zero. Zach Reynolds picked up the save after recording the final three outs.
Offensively, Jaxon Day had two hits in three trips to the plate and also scored a run. Romain had one hit and a walk and also scored a run while Drury had the big two-RBI double that sealed the deal. Andrew Brody, Gavin Mahan and Christian Groner all notched hits later in the game.
Capturing an early lead allowed the pitchers to work with some breathing room, something the hurlers surely appreciated. With the win, the team now moves to .500 on the season and will gear up for a big meeting with Gateway Legacy Academy on Friday.