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Trojans fall in no-hitter at state

The Hillsboro Trojans softball team, most of whom have played together since they were 8 years old, came up empty-handed Monday against defending 3A softball champion Silver Lake, dropping the state title game, 5-0, in Manhattan.

Silver Lake pitcher Megan Deiter did almost all the damage on her own, striking out 19 Hillsboro batters on the way to her second no-hitter of the tournament. In three tournament games, she struck out 48 batters.

Hillsboro coach Stephanie Sinclair focused on her team’s 24-2 record, second only to Humboldt, whose only loss was inflicted by Silver Lake in a state semifinal game.

“It’s still a fantastic year for the girls,” Sinclair said. “Nobody’s going to be happy with second place, but when you get to say you’re second among all the 3A schools, that’s awesome.

Last modified June 4, 2015

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