The Hillcrest Academy baseball team got back on the winning track Friday with an 8-4 win over visiting Louisa-Muscatine in Kalona. The Falcons grabbed an early lead with a single run in the first and another in the third to go up 2-0 before Hillcrest got the offense rolling. The Ravens scored twice in the third, once in the fourth, four times in the fifth and once more in the sixth for insurance to seal the win. Josiah Beachy, Kobe Borntrager and Eli Ours all had two hits to lead the Raven offense. Beachy scored three runs and Ours drove in two. London Schrock went the distance on the hill, scattering seven hits, allowing four runs and striking out four. This week, Raven head coach Danny Hershberger talked about the win and what he saw from his team. “We struggled to start the game. There was a rain delay and it seemed like it took a couple of innings to get going. The bottom of our order came through and got on base and the top of the order brought them in. Eli Ours had a big single to tie the game in the third. We hit well after that the rest of the night. Josiah Beachy got his first two varsity hits of the year. A lot of guys are starting to step up at the plate and hit well for us.”

The Ravens are now 2-5 on the season and travel to Wapello Monday.