Hilltop Cadets Drop Home Double Header To Non-Conference Foe Holgate

WEST UNITY – Hilltop played host to visiting Holgate on April 12 for a Saturday double header, dropping both games by the scores of 13-7 and 10-3 to fall to 2-5 on the season.

Game #1

In game 1, Jalen Towers opened up the game, but was battered around early, giving up 4 in the first inning. Chad Champion went 5 and 1/3 innings, allowing 6 runs on 8 hits and advancing 2 runners by walk. Logan Brooker threw one inning, walking 3 and allowing 3 runs in the loss. Towers took the loss for the game.

Justin Grapengeter connected for an over the fence shot while having a stellar day at the plate, going 3 for 4 on the game. Nic Schieber also showed power, going 3 for 4, all doubles, with credit for 1 RBI. Towers also double driving in a run, while Chad Champion got a hold of ball for a triple. Miklo Abner hit for 3 singles, driving in 3 runs while teammate Quinn Smith registered a single. Champion also stole 2 bases for the Cadets in the loss.

Runs / Hits / Errors

Hilltop 7 – 9 – 4

Holgate 13 – 10 – 4

Game #2

Justin Grapengeter took to the mound in game 2, going the first 6 innings; Grapengeter allowed 10 hits and 8 runs in the effort against a powerful Tigers onslaught in the first 3 innings of the game. Towers came in for the final inning, giving up 2 hits and 2 runs to close out the day for the Cadets.

Miklo Abner was credited with 2 RBI’s in the game, driving in both runners on a double. Quinn Smith reached base for the Cadets and stole 1 base, advancing to score 1 in the game. Zach Roehrs and Grapengeter hit for a single in the game, with Grapengeter crossing the plate to score a run. Dallas Timberman, Nic Schieber, Ryan Brooker and Cole Haynes also hit for singles in the loss for Hilltop.

Runs / Hits / Errors

Hilltop 3 – 8 – 2

Holgate 10 – 12 – 2

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