Hickman baseball split two games Saturday at Legion Field in Jefferson City. In the first game, the Kewpies took on Jamestown and won handily. Senior pitcher Peter Hinshaw pitched five scoreless innings en route to a 10-0 Hickman win. Hinshaw exhibited strong command on the mound, striking out five and sparsely allowing baserunners.
Offensively, Hickman’s production came from the team as a whole. Junior Francisco Villareal and sophomore Raymond Schroeder tied for the team lead in RBI with two each. The Kewpies’ solid team performance did not carry over to their second game of the day, though.
Directly after the Jamestown game, the Kewpies lost to Helias 11-1. The offense was only able to muster four total hits, compared to the Crusaders’ 11 hits. In the loss, Schroeder was once again one of Hickman’s best offensive performers. The sophomore registered two hits and the Kewpies’ lone RBI.
Hickman junior starting pitcher Kyle Brown was only able to finish 3⅓ innings as the Kewpies’ starter in the second game, and the bullpen came in and put a number of Crusaders on base.
After Saturday’s split, Hickman’s record is 18-12. The Kewpies’ next contest is at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Southern Boone High School.