The Paducah Chiefs ran their winning streak to four with a come-from-behind 10-7 victory over the Hoptown Hoppers in Ohio Valley League action Thursday at Brooks Stadium.
Spencer Shultz drove in four runs during the Chiefs' comeback from an early 4-0 deficit. Paducah scored four times in the third inning and five in the fourth for a 9-5 lead. Keegan Breese, who began the third inning with a triple, and Reid Pope each reached base twice and scored twice during the two frames.
After Hoptown scored two in the fifth, the Chiefs' bullpen shut the door over the last four innings, courtesy of Jacob Sawyers (three innings, two unearned runs) and Bryant Claunch (two shutout innings). Drew Pierce earned the win, tossing 2 2/3 innings of relief, allowing one run. The Chiefs' mound crew struck out 13 Hoppers.
Schultz finished 2-for-3 with four RBI, while Breese was 2-for-2. Hoptown's Aidan Elias was 3-for-4 with an RBI. Starter Jonathan Jacks took the loss, yielding seven runs (six earned) in three-plus innings.
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