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Franklin Duelers Fights Back In Loss To Hoptown Hoppers


Game 1 of the Doubleheader


Despite a 10-run deficit in the third inning, Franklin Duelers almost came all the way back, eventually falling 10-9 to Hoptown Hoppers on Friday. Franklin Duelers scored nine runs in the failed comeback. Joey Fletcher, Orlando Arevalo, Daniel O'Reilly, and Travis Faix all picked up RBIs in the rally.

Franklin Duelers couldn't keep up with Hoptown Hoppers early in the game. Hoptown Hoppers scored on a double by Drew McGowan in the first inning, a groundout by Ben Huber in the first inning, a single by Santrel Farmer in the second inning, a double by McGowan in the second inning, a home run by Jacob Jenkins in the second inning, and a error in the second inning.

Hoptown Hoppers fired up the offense in the first inning. Hoptown Hoppers scored one run when McGowan doubled.

Franklin Duelers put up three runs in the seventh inning. Faix had an RBI home run in the inning to lead the run scoring.
Hoptown Hoppers scored seven runs in the second inning. Farmer, McGowan, Jenkins, and Cameron Hill each had RBIs in the frame.

Will Nash was on the mound for Hoptown Hoppers. He lasted six innings, allowing eight hits and six runs while striking out seven and walking one.

Branon Pope was on the pitcher's mound for Franklin Duelers. He allowed seven hits and nine runs over two innings, striking out two. Jack Banks threw five innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Franklin Duelers tallied four home runs on the day. Arevalo put one out in the fifth inning. Faix went deep in the seventh inning. Fletcher had a long ball in the third inning. O'Reilly had a homer in the sixth inning.

Franklin Duelers racked up nine hits on the day. Ethan Shelton and Fletcher all collected multiple hits for Franklin Duelers. Shelton went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Franklin Duelers in hits.

Hoptown Hoppers racked up 11 hits in the game. Farmer, McGowan, Jenkins, and Huber each managed multiple hits for Hoptown Hoppers. Farmer led Hoptown Hoppers with three hits in three at bats.

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