ALVARADO — The Alvarado Indians and Lady Indians each notched key come-from-behind wins Tuesday over district foe Hillsboro.
The Lady Indians scored eight of their 12 runs late to record a huge come-from-behind 12-9 win Tuesday at Hillsboro.
After plating a run in the top of the first inning for a 1-0 lead, Alvarado found itself in trouble early as the Lady Eagles scored five runs in the home half of the inning. Hillsboro added to its lead with another run in the second for what seemed like a commanding 6-1 advantage.
But Alvarado started chipping away at the deficit with two runs in the third and one more in the fourth to make it a 6-4 game going into the fifth inning, where the Lady Indians took an 8-4 lead with four runs. After Hillsboro got one run back in the bottom of the fifth, Alvarado matched its four-run fifth inning with another four-run frame in the sixth to take a 12-7 lead.
Hillsboro scratched across one run in the sixth and one run in the seventh but the Lady Indians held on for the win to improve to 3-1 in District 11-4A play while Hillsboro dropped to 2-2.
Alvarado had 13 base hits on the night with five players putting together two-hit performances. Abby Tatum was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs, Jacey Power went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI, Emma Reamy was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Kameron Lechowicz went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run.
Power pitched a complete game, battling through some perseverance with seven hits, eight runs and five walks allowed with five strikeouts for the win.
Indians battle Eagles for 9-6 win
The Alvarado Indians scored in six of their seven-inning battle against Hillsboro for a hard-fought 9-6 win Tuesday night.
Alvarado started strong with a 3-0 lead after two runs in the first inning and another in the second before Hillsboro pushed across five runs — all unearned — in the bottom of the second for a 5-3 lead.
The Indians instantly responded by scoring three runs in the top of the third inning to take a 6-5 lead, a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. In fact, Alvarado added to its lead with one run in each of the next three innings, to make it a 9-5 game until Hillsboro scored once in the sixth.
Marshall Gentry pitched 5.1 innings in relief with three hits and one run allowed with three strikeouts to earn the win for the Indians.
Hagan Magee went 2-for-2 with three walks, three runs and two RBIs, including a double and triple, to lead Alvarado. Greyden Hazard went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run.
Alvarado improved to 2-1 in District 11-4A play (9-11 overall) while Hillsboro (8-8-1) remained winless in league action at 0-3.