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Hoppers Extend League Leading Lead With Win Over Pirates

Hoppers Prevail, Get Past Pirates 3- 2 

 

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Hoppers fans have much to cheer this season.

Hopkinsville, KY– The Hoptown Hoppers pulled out another exciting win to reach the mark of 6-2 and retained their first place standing.  The win over Madisonville puts the Hoppers up a full game in front of the Marion Bobcats.

The Hoppers rallied and came from behind late to manage a win at home by the narrowest of margins on Tuesday night against the Madisonville Pirates.  The Hoppers extended their win streak to 4 in-a-row for the fans who came out to enjoy the warm, summer evening.

The Pirates got on the scoreboard first as Trevor Haggard scored via an RBI double from Cole Fergus in the first inning off Hoppers starting pitcher, Will Hammock.  The Pirates clung to a 1-0 lead through 7 innings.  Hammock settled in on the mound and went 6 innings.

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Hoppers Will Hammock on the mound.

The Hoppers defense kept them in the game until the offense could finally get on track late into the summer night.  The Hoppers took advantage of some especially strong pitching in the top of the 8th inning as Kyle Spencer struck out Fergus, Cody Hyden grounded out and Justin Busekrus struck out swinging.   Offensively, the Hoppers responded at took the lead by scoring 3 runs from a 2 RBI single from Jake Sandlin and an RBI sacrifice fly by Bobby Clark.

The Pirates also responded with one run by Logan Leverett off Haggard’s RBI in the 9th, but failed to take advantage of loaded bases.

Spencer got the win for Hopkinsville, striking out 5 batters, giving up 3 hits with an unearned run.

Pirates starter, Dillion Endecott finished with the loss going 7 1/3 innings, allowing 5 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 walks and striking out 4 batters.

 

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