Junior Tommy Crandall went 4-for-4 and homered and twin brother Tyler Crandall (1–1) picked up the complete game shutout on the mound to lead Hillsboro to a 7–5 victory over visiting Royall Monday afternoon.
The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Tigers, who improved to 6–12 overall and 5–8 in the Scenic Bluffs.
Tyler Crandall, who returned to the team two weeks ago after missing the first six weeks of the season following thumb surgery, struck out three and walked five in seven innings. He allowed five runs, two earned, on four hits.
Senior catcher Matt Stekel went 3-for-4 for the Tigers. Saywer Hynek went 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBIs. Ashton Mislivecek went 2-for-3 for the winners.
The Tigers dropped a pair of games on Saturday at the Ithaca Tournament.
Wisconsin Rapids Assumption held Hillsboro to just four hits in a 4–1 victory over the Tigers in the semifinals.
Tommy Crandall tripled and scored on Stekel’s RBI double in the sixth to tie the game at 1–1.
Jacob Sullivan hit an RBI double, and Brady Baltus added a two-run double as the Royals scored three runs in the top of the seventh to pull out the win.
Ithaca’s Nolan Clary blanked the Tigers 6–0 in the consolation game.
Aaron Kepler went 3-for-4 with a double and a solo homer to lead the Bulldogs' offense.
Wonewoc-Center 5, Hillsboro 3
Last Tuesday Wonewoc–Center defeated Hillsboro 5–3.
Casey Kruger and Bailey Miller each went 2-for-3 to lead the Wolves.
Tommy Crandall went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles to lead the Tigers. Stekel went 2-for-3 and scored two runs.
Hillsboro will host Bangor today at 5 p.m. in a make-up game from April 9.