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‚ÄčThe Hoppers (16-11) took down the Bombers (21-6), 4-2

04-Jul-2017

The Hoptown Hoppers (16-11) took down the Dubois County Bombers (21-6) by a score of 4-2 Tuesday night in Hopkinsville.

Starter Dustin Berrong (6-0) would remain unbeaten after tossing 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on eight hits while striking out eight.

Hoptown got on the board first after a dropped third strike wild pitch allowed Cody Cooper to reach first before Griffin Rivers hit his first home run of the season giving the Hoppers a 2-0 lead. They would add another in the bottom of the fourth after Rivers hit a one-out double to the left field corner before a balk got him to third and a wild pitch brought him in to score.

The Bombers would plate their only two runs of the game in the top of the fifth. Brandon Smith would lead off the inning with a single to left before Camdon Mercier hit a double to left center. A ground ball to the shortstop would score Smith and an E6 throwing error would help plate Mercier.

The Hoppers extended their lead in the bottom of the sixth after Nolen Milton hit a double off the wall in left and scored on a single by Dalton Dedas through the right side.

Griffin Rivers, Aharon Modlin and Taylor Fought all had a three-hit game.

Jesse Philp picked up his fourth save of the summer after throwing the final 2 1/3 innings, allow no runs on no hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.

Hoptown hosts the Fulton Railroaders (11-17) Wednesday night at 7:05pm.

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