The Wilmington High School reserve baseball team defeated Hillsboro 11-1 in five innings Wednesday behind the pitching of Brett Bell.
Bell pitched a complete game five-hitter. He struck out three and walked two.
“Brett pitched well and our defense did a great job,” WHS coach Dustin James said. “Bell got a couple of ground balls that we were able turn double plays on. Alex Meyer did a great job playing heads up defense and making smart play.”
Hunter DeWeese and Zach Eden had two hits each. DeWeese scored two runs and drove in two runs. Eden knocked in three runs. DJ Ames had two hits with a stolen base, a run scored and two RBI. Zach Meyer had two hits and knocked in three runs.
“The third inning was big for us,” James said. “We got two guys on and had two outs and DeWeese led us to a rally. The players followed scoring seven runs with two outs in the inning. In the fourth, we were able to tack on four more runs due to being patient at the plate and hitting good pitches. This win was big. Hillsboro only had one SCOL loss and we had two coming into (the game). Our guys showed a lot of heart and a will to win.”