The Hoptown Hoppers (9-8) snap a four-game losing streak with their first win over the Owensboro Oilers (8-10) this season, by a score of 5-2.
Hoptown would strike early scoring three runs in the bottom of the first on four hits, a hit batsman and a walk. Mike Rhea would lead off the inning with a single to right centerfield, followed by Taylor Fought being hit by a pitch. Aidan Elias would single through the left side to load the bases before Reese Alexiades hit a hard ground ball that bounced off the mound scoring Rhea and Fought. Zach Duvall would score Alexiades for the third run on a high hit double to right field.
The Hoppers would be held scoreless until the bottom of the fifth that saw Alexiades hit an opposite-field line drive home run to lead off the frame, his fourth home run and 19th RBI of the season. Duvall would follow with a double off the wall in left field before scoring from second on a fielding error by shortstop, Tanner Kehrer. Second baseman, Zach Duvall would finish the game 4-for-4, with three doubles, a single, one RBI and one run scored.
Oilers starter, Jacob Curry (1-1) would finish his outing after tossing 5 2/3 innings, allowing five runs, four earned, on eleven hits, while walking two and striking out four, picking up the loss.
Owensboro would finally get on the board in the top of the sixth after three base hits and a ground out. Kehrer led off the inning with a base hit, followed by a Jose Martinez Jr. single. Two batters later, catcher, Chase Andrews would single scoring both runs.
Starter Dustin Berrong (4-0) had a solid outing for the Hoppers throwing seven innings, allowing only two runs on four hits, walking two and striking out his season-high nine batters.
Jesse Philp finally removed from the disabled list, came in and closed down the eighth and ninth with two perfect innings of work, picking up his first save of the season.
The Hoppers head to Fulton tomorrow night to take on the Railroaders at 7:05 p.m.