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Two-time defending state champion Aurora bounced from baseball postseason by Hollister

The most dominant high school baseball program in the area's recent history was eliminated from postseason play on Monday afternoon.

Hollister defeated Aurora, the No. 1 ranked team in Class 4, in the district semifinals 5-1.

Aurora is the two-time defending Class 4 state champions. It entered play Monday's game at Hollister High School with a 21-5 record on the season.

The Houn Dawgs jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning before Hollister responded by plating three runs in the top of the fourth. Sophomore Layton Morgan hit a two-run home run in the top of the fifth to give Hollister a 5-1 lead.