SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (WKBN) – Hickory senior Nick Osborne threw a complete game two-hitter in the Hornets’ 4-2 victory over McGuffey Monday afternoon.
Watch the video above for extended highlights from the game.
Hickory fell behind in the first inning. Two runs scored on an RBI single by Logan Seibert gave the Highlanders a 2-0 lead.
The Hornets rallied in the bottom of the first. With the bases loaded, junior Joey Fazzone knocked in two runs with a stand-up triple.
Hickory took the lead shortly after when a balk was called on McGuffey’s pitcher, giving the Hornets a 3-2 advantage.
The Hornets, who have won three consecutive District Ten titles, earned their first win in the state tournament since 2008. Hickory improves to 18-4 on the season and will advance to the state quarterfinals on Thursday.
Hickory will play the winner of Central and South Park.