|By Adam Regan, Anderson Independent Mail, S.C.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
Hanna continued its success at home Tuesday with a 6-2 win over city rival Westside.
Now, in the midst of a tight race for playoff spots in Region 1-AAAA, Hanna (7-3 in region) will have to play three of its last four region games on the road at
"We're just going to have to come together as a team, stay together, build each other up," Hanna senior
Cothran, a Citadel signee, went 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI while
Despite having just one win in region play, Westside had Hanna's undivided attention after the Rams challenged the Jackets early in the season and then scored two unearned runs off Hill to start the game Tuesday.
"There's just a sense of confidence when you play (Westside). You feel like you have to execute, you have to succeed," Cothran said.
"This is really big being our senior year. This is our last game ever against them. It's nice to know that for the rest of your life you can say you beat them."
Hanna answered back with three runs in the bottom of the first when Miller led off with a walk and
The Jackets added a run in the fourth and loaded the bases in the fifth.
Hill, the ace of the Hanna staff, tossed five scoreless innings the rest of the way, striking out four and not issuing a walk.
"He didn't have his best stuff," Crenshaw said of Hill. "I felt like he labored through. His slider wasn't as sharp as it normally is. But one thing we've talked about with Adam is 75-85 percent Adam is better than a lot of guys out there. He's just has to give us a chance."
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