Hillcrest baseball gets off to a rough start


Hillcrest Academy started their baseball season with an 8-5 home win against Highland.

The week got tougher, and the Ravens finished the week with a 1-3 record.

Their Jun 19 game at Central Lee was rained out.


June 16

Burlington Notre Dame 9

Hillcrest 0

Hillcrest Academy’s June 16 home game against Notre Dame was a pitchers’ duel early on with neither team scoring in the first three innings.

Notre Dame opened the scoring in the fourth with one run, then added three more in the fifth before scoring five in the seventh.

Hillcrest junior Eli Ours had the Ravens’ lone hit in the game. He also stole a base.


June 17

Cardinal 12

Hillcrest 0

The Hillcrest bats were silent again on June 17 as they were shut out 12-0 at home by Cardinal.

The Comets had three three-run innings to cruise to the win.

Junior London Schrock had two of the Ravens’ five hits.

Noah Miller, Eli Ours and Drew Blauvelt each notched a single for Hillcrest.

Ours also recorded his second stolen base in as many nights.


June 18

Lone Tree 14

Hillcrest 13

The Ravens squandered an 11-run lead on June 18, eventually falling to Lone Tree 14-13 on the road.

Hillcrest came out of the gate hot, scoring seven runs in the first inning.

By the middle of the fifth inning, Hillcrest held a 13-2 lead.

The Lions’ bats woke up in the bottom of the fifth, pushing nine runs across the plate and closing the gap to 13-11.

Lone Tree added a run in the sixth and trailed 13-12 headed into the bottom of the seventh and final inning.

The Lions scored twice to take the walk-off win.

 Senior Kobe Borntrager had three RBIs, on a pair of singles, while scoring two runs for the Ravens.

Freshman Luke Schrock had a single, two RBIs and scored three runs.


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