In a five inning game, the Hillsboro junior varsity baseball team cruised to a 5-0 victory over the St. Clair Bulldogs. The home victory was the third straight for the Hawks, improving their record to 3-3.
It was all Kyle Cozort on the mound for Hillsboro. He went all five innings shutting out the Bulldogs on just two hits while striking out seven and walking one. “He was outstanding on the mound,” said JV coach Chris Grewe. “He had all the right stuff.”
Hillsboro would get all the runs they’d need in the first inning. Gabe King led off with a walk, and Connor Jenkins singled. Noah Shumansingled, but King was out at third for runner’s interference. Jase Stewart followed with a single to right field, easily scoring Jenkins, and the Hawks had a lead they’d never relinquish.
For the game, Hillsboro would bang out ten hits. King, Jenkins, and Eli Epley led the way with two hits apiece. Epley doubled and had an RBI, while King had two doubles and an RBI. Jenkins also drove home a run. Shuman, Stewart, Zach Whaley, and Zach Schneider each had one hit. Shuman and Stewart had an RBI each.
“The one thing I can say about this team is they are playing unselfish baseball,” said Grewe. “Once again, players are giving themselves up to move runners and allowing others to drive them in. Tonight Connor did just that. They have really gelled as a team.”