Megan Ensign pitches

Hillsboro-Central Valley eighth-grader Megan Ensign pitched two innings and allowed 12 runs against Northern Cass April 8. 

Despite notching double-digit hits for the second game in a row and seeing its back half of the order come alive, Hillsboro-Central Valley was quickly out of its home opener April 8.

With steady rain and wind chills below 40 degrees, the Burros dropped their second game of the season 23-9 to Northern Cass in four innings.

H-CV pitchers gave up 11 walks and seven hit batters to the Jaguars (1-1). The Burros also committed six errors and ran into a pair of double plays.

“Now the girls know that we’ve faced the worst (weather) that you can possibly face and still play,” said H-CV coach Cory Erickson.

“We need to start taking ownership and stop blaming the weather. We lost the game. We didn’t play well enough to win.”

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