The Dubois County Bombers took the lead for good in the sixth inning to capture a back-and-forth game from the Hoptown Hoppers by an 8-7 score on Saturday. The game was tied at five with Dubois County batting in the bottom of the sixth when Jackson Blevins singled off of Tyler Graham, driving in one run.
A four-run lead in the fifth inning was just enough for Dubois County to hold off Hoptown for the victory. Hoptown scored six runs in the failed comeback on a double by Taylor Fought in the sixth, a error in the sixth, a single by Cody Cooper in the sixth, and a error in the ninth.
The Hoppers took an early lead in the second inning. With zero outs in the second inning Cooper drove in one run when he singled.
The Bombers took the lead for good with one run in the sixth inning.
Brandon Smith earned the win for the Bombers. He pitched three innings, surrendering three runs, two hits, striking out four, and walking zero. Tyler Hagedorn recorded the last out to earn the save for the Bombers. Tyler Graham took the loss for the Hoppers. He went one and one-third innings, giving up three runs, four hits, striking out one, and walking one.
Renton Poole started the game for Dubois County. He pitched five and two-thirds innings, surrendering four runs, seven hits, striking out three, and walking one. Jake Larson started the game for Hoptown. He went five innings, giving up five runs, 11 hits, and striking out two.
Dubois County had 15 hits in the game. Trey Fulton, Roman Trujillo, Jordan Libman, Philip Archer, Bryce Krizan, and Jackson Blevins each collected multiple hits for Dubois County. Fulton led the Bombers with three hits in four at bats. The Bombers stole five bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Krizan led the way with three.
The Hoppers collected nine hits. Cooper and Griffin Rivers each collected multiple hits for the Hoppers.
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