The Hoptown Hoppers (8-4) hosted the visiting Henderson Flash (5-7) on Wednesday night which would prove to be another pitcher’s duel, this time between Luke Brown (2-1) for the Hoppers and Marty Coursey for The Flash.
Henderson got on the board in the first inning starting out with a 2-out base hit by Jacob Mulcahy. Mulcahy advanced to 2nd on a wild pitch and was driven in with a base hit by Austin Browning.
The Hoppers responded in the 2nd inning with a run scored by Taylor Fought. Fought reached on a 2-out single and was then advanced on a single by Cody Cooper. Michael Rhea then hit a single to drive in Fought to tie the game.
Coursey pitched a total of 4 2/3 innings and was relieved by Logan Workman (0-1) in the 5th inning finishing the game with a no decision.
Hoptown extended their lead in the 6th inning scoring 2 more runs. Duvall got on base to lead off the inning after being hit by a pitch. Fought hit a single and then Cooper was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Aharon Modlin then proceeded to bounce a ground ball over the 3rd baseman’s head to drive in Duvall and Fought. Both runs were scored off Workman who would get the loss for The Flash.
Luke Brown proceeded to shut down The Flash, giving up only 5 more hits and no runs. Brown pitched a total of 7 innings, giving up only 1 earned run and earned the win. Brown had 4 strikeouts, giving up 8 hits and 2 walks.
Matt Deck would come in to pitch for the Hoppers in the 8th inning and pitched 2 shutout innings giving up no hits and only one walk to earn the save.
The Hoppers host Fulton on Thursday at 7:05and Henderson travels to Owensboro to face the Oilers.
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