Baseball drops three, wins one


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Baseball won one game out of its last four games. The Hornets lost twice to Holly on Thursday, May 16, but split with Brandon on Monday, May 20.

Baseball dropped three out of four games in doubleheaders against Brandon and Holly recently.

The Hornets lost to the Bronchos 8-0 and 3-2 on Thursday, May 16, while they split with the Blackhawks on Monday, May 20, winning the first game 3-0 but falling in the second 7-5.

While the first game remained close toward the start, four runs by Holly in the fifth inning opened up an onslaught from the Bronchos’ offense.

The Hornets came closer in the second game, with sophomore Kody Easton tying the game in the sixth with a two-run shot.

Holly hit a game-winning home run at the bottom of the seventh to vanquish the battling Hornets.

In the first game against Brandon, Easton pitched a shut-down performance for his team, giving up only four hits.

Easton and junior Ethan Livingston chipped in a run to contribute to the victory.

Production by the Hornets’ offense led to the victory, according to Easton.

“We played good,” Easton said. “We hit better than we usually do, which brought us a win. We played good on the field and it was an all-around team effort for the win.”

In the second Brandon game, sophomore Conner Cooper led the Hornets with a hit and a run.

All seven Brandon homers came in the fourth inning.

The Hornets are now 3-12.

They will take the field against Linden at home Thursday, May 23, for their last game of the season.