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Record Crowd Attends First Hoppers Home Game

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Fulton Railroaders 18, Hopkinsville Hoppers 4. The Railroaders redeemed their opening season loss in Fulton to the Hoppers by over powering Hopkinsville’s home start for 2012. In front of 450+ enthusiast Fans, the Hoppers commanded the game through 4 innings scoring 3 runs and holding Fulton scoreless until the 5th inning.  The Railroaders pounded out 5 runs on 5 hits including 2 doubles. Fulton continued in the 6th scoring 1 run, and added 4 more in the 7th off 2 costly Hoptown errors and a batter hit-by-pitch with the bases loaded. The Railroaders put another run up in the 8th and topped off with 7 runs in the 9th form 4 hits, 2 walks, and a 3 RBI homer by Austin Byrant.  The Hoppers where held at bay by excellent Railroader defense and good relieve work from 5 pitchers to hold the Hoppers hitless after 4 innings.  Hoptown placed 1 more run in the 9th aided by Fulton ’s only error.

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     The Railroaders total of 18 hits was led by Austin Bryant going 4 of 6 with a 2 RBI homer and scoring twice.  Mikee Moore stole 2 bases in 3 attempts as he played in his first game for 2012, and he added 2 RBI’s along with 2 runs scored while going 2 of 4.  The Hoppers’ 8 total hits came early with Brett Pirtle and Nolan Fisher getting half the total, both going 2 for 3.

     Brock Downey gets the win pitching only the 5th inning, striking out 2 with 1 walk.  Starter Garrett Hunt when only 4 innings as Fulton decided to used a fresh arm for each remaining innings.  Hoppers’ starter Will Hammcock pitched strong through 4, then pulled when the Railroaders finally zeroed in during the 5th, he takes the loss.  Hoptown sent 4 more to the mound but were unable to stop the Railroader offensive attacks. Box Scores Click Here.

Listen to the game wrapup. 

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