Hoptown Hoppers Claims Lead in Sixth Inning to Defeat Owensboro RiverDawgs
Plate: Danny Walker
Bases: Josh Hunt
Hoptown Hoppers stole the lead late in the game in a 5-4 victory over Owensboro RiverDawgs on Saturday. The game was tied at three with Hoptown
Hoppers batting in the bottom of the sixth when Michael Conn doubled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
Hoptown Hoppers got on the board in the second inning. Cade Burkey drew a walk, scoring one run.
In the top of the fifth inning, Owensboro RiverDawgs tied things up at three. Jacob White singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
After Owensboro RiverDawgs scored one run in the top of the fourth, Hoptown Hoppers answered with one of their own.
Owensboro RiverDawgs scored when Michael Wymann singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run. Hoptown Hoppers then answered when Cameron Hill singled
on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
Hoptown Hoppers pulled away for good with two runs in the sixth inning. In the sixth Ben Huber drew a walk, scoring one run.
Drew McGowan was credited with the victory for Hoptown Hoppers. He surrendered three runs on eight hits over six innings, striking out six. Chandler
Kendall and Brennan Crooms entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Crooms recorded the last three outs
to earn the save for Hoptown Hoppers.
Craig Nixon took the loss for Owensboro RiverDawgs. He went two and a third innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out two.
Parker Newby started the game for Owensboro RiverDawgs. He lasted three and a third innings, allowing two hits and three runs while striking out three.
Hoptown Hoppers saw the ball well today, racking up eight hits in the game. Conn and Greg Mehlhaff all had multiple hits for Hoptown Hoppers. Mehlhaff
and Conn each collected two hits to lead Hoptown Hoppers.
Owensboro RiverDawgs racked up 12 hits in the game. Ian Ellis, Bailey Falkenstein, and Wymann each had multiple hits for Owensboro RiverDawgs. Ellis
went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Owensboro RiverDawgs in hits.
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