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Hillwood Enjoys Win Against Hume-Fogg

Hillwood High School’s boys varsity baseball team grabbed an early lead on its way to a 9-3 victory over Hume Fogg on Friday. 

Hillwood scored on a single by Dustyn Hoard in the first inning, a groundout in the first inning, and a error in the second inning.

Patrick Coyle earned the win for Hillwood. He went four and a third innings, allowing three runs, two hits, and striking out five. 

Two relievers helped the Hilltoppers close out the victory. Matthew Gibson threw two innings. Gibson recorded the last six outs to earn the save.  

Zito took the loss for Hume Fogg. He tossed two innings, allowing two runs, three hits, striking out two, and walking one.

Ferarra started the game for Hume Fogg. He threw two-thirds of an inning, giving up three runs, one hit, and walking one.

Hillwood had six hits in the game. Hoard and James Galloway each collected multiple hits for HHS. 

Xavier Gilliam and Hoard each drove in two runs to lead the Hilltoppers. Hoard also led Hillwood with three stolen bases. The team  ran wild on the base paths with ten stolen bases.

In other action this week, Hillwood watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in an 11-1 loss to Gallatin on Saturday. 

Gallatin took an early lead in the first inning. Gallatin scored one run when Russell doubled with two outs in the first inning.

Gallatin scored nine runs in the fourth inning. The big inning was driven by a double by Denning, a walk by Russell, a error, a single by Jackson, and a single by McWhirter.

Denning earned the win for Gallatin. He went five innings, surrendering one run, four hits, and striking out one. 

Terry Swift took the loss for Hillwood. He pitched three and a third innings, surrendering five runs, six hits, and striking out one.

Swift, Xavier Gilliam, Hale Page, and Dustyn Hoard all had one hit to lead Hillwood.

Gallatin had nine hits in the game. Denning, Jackson, and McWhirter each collected multiple hits for Gallatin. The team was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Harris had the most chances in the field with four.