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Hoptown Hoppers Clinches Lead In Seventh Inning For Victory Over Paducah Chiefs


Bases: Don Gilmore
Plate: Josh Hunt
Attendance: 398

Hoptown Hoppers ran off with the lead late in the game in an 8-7 victory over Paducah Chiefs on Friday. Hoptown Hoppers trailed 5-4 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Charlie Fischer homered on a 3-1 count, scoring four runs.

Fischer led Hoptown Hoppers to victory by driving in four runs. He went 3-for-4 at the plate. Fischer drove in runs on a grand slam in the seventh.

Paducah Chiefs got on the board in the first inning when Alan Roden singled on a 1-0 count, scoring two runs.

Ben Huber was credited with the victory for Hoptown Hoppers. He lasted three innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out three and walking one. Brennan Crooms threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Crooms recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Hoptown Hoppers.

Pete Hansen took the loss for Paducah Chiefs. He went one and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on two hits and striking out two.

Sawyer Smallwood started the game for Paducah Chiefs. He went six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, striking out four and walking zero Zach Losey started the game for Hoptown Hoppers. He lasted four innings, allowing six hits and five runs while striking out five.

Hoptown Hoppers hit one home run on the day. Fischer went deep in the seventh inning.

Hoptown Hoppers collected ten hits. Drew McGowan and Fischer each collected multiple hits for Hoptown Hoppers. Fischer and McGowan each collected three hits to lead Hoptown Hoppers.

Paducah Chiefs racked up ten hits on the day. Drew Hudson and John Michael Russ each had multiple hits for Paducah Chiefs. Hudson went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Paducah Chiefs in hits.

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