Late Score Costs Franklin Duelers Against Hoptown Hoppers
Franklin Duelers lost the lead late in a 13-3 defeat to Hoptown Hoppers on Sunday. The game was tied at two with Hoptown Hoppers batting in the top of
the fifth when Ben Huber singled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs.
The Franklin Duelers struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Hoptown Hoppers, giving up 13 runs.
Franklin Duelers got on the board in the second inning. Franklin Duelers scored one run when Daniel O'Reilly doubled.
After Hoptown Hoppers scored one run in the top of the seventh, Franklin Duelers answered with one of their own. Hoptown Hoppers scored when Chandler
Kendall singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run. Franklin Duelers then answered when Hunter Arnold threw a wild pitch allowing one run across the
plate for Franklin Duelers.
Clay Simpson led things off on the pitcher's mound for Hoptown Hoppers. He surrendered two runs on three hits over five innings, striking out four.
Branon Pope was on the hill for Franklin Duelers. He surrendered zero runs on one hit over two innings, striking out three and walking zero. David
Hall, Matthew Crittenden, Tyler Estes, and Wyatt Griskey each entered the game as relief, throwing two innings, one and one-third innings, one
inning, and two-thirds of an inning respectively.
O'Reilly went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Franklin Duelers in hits.
Hoptown Hoppers tallied 13 hits in the game. Kendall, Huber, Micah Genter, and Jacob Jenkins all collected multiple hits for Hoptown Hoppers. Kendall
led Hoptown Hoppers with four hits in five at bats. Genter led Hoptown Hoppers with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with four
stolen bases. Hoptown Hoppers was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error. Jordan Wendel had the most chances in the field with
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