The Owensboro Oilers won Sunday night at home against the visiting Hoptown Hoppers improving to 5 wins and 5 losses at the first quarter turn of the 2017 season. The final score was Hoppers 5 to Oilers 9.
The Oilers surged early, scoring three runs in the bottom of the 1st inning and five runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning to lead 8 to 1 after two complete.
The Hoppers chipped away with one run in the top of the 2nd inning, two runs in the top of the 4th inning, but Owensboro added a run in the bottom of the 5th inning and led 9 to 3 after five complete.
Hoptown plated a comeback run in the top of the 6th inning and a final run in the top of the 9th inning but they came no closer before the game ended in the home team's favor.
Scoring for the Oilers: Jakob Shuler (2), Jack Coney (2), Kirk Kirkland, Tanner Kehrer, Hayden Lewis (2), and Jed Arend
RBIs for Owensboro: Kirkland, Kehrer (4), Lewis (2), and Cody Jackson
Had A Night: Tanner Kehrer 1 for 4 with 4 RBIs; Hayden Lewis 2 for 3, 1 HR, 2 runs, and 2 RBIs
Scoring for the Hoppers: Reese Alexiades (3), and Zach Duvall (2)
RBIs for Hoptown: Daryl Myers (3), and Dalton Dedas (2)
WP: Michael Rotenberry (Owensboro starter)
LP: Brice Johnson (Hoptown starter)