The Stallions of Muhlenberg County (10-14) take down the Hoptown Hoppers 7-6 Sunday night in Hopkinsville.
Muhlenberg County got on the board first when Alfred Cruz and Chris Gambert both hit two-out singles, followed by a walk from Tyler Burns to load the bases. A bloop single by Johnny Johnson to right field would score Cruz and Gambert giving the Stallions an early lead.
Hoptown would tie in during the bottom of the second after Griffin Rivers was walked to leadoff and a fielding error by the shortstop allowed Dan Brokop to reach safely. Aharon Modlin hit a ground ball to the shortstop driving in Rivers followed by a RBI single from Michael Rhea scoring Brokop to tie the game.
The Stallions didn’t waste any time in the top of the third as the first two batters were retired before singles from Gambert and Burns were batted in on a two-RBI single by Ian Walters. Nolen Brimbury would follow suit with an RBI single of his own scoring Johnny Johnson, who reached base on a walk, giving them a 5-2 lead.
Muhlenberg County would plate their final two runs in the top of the fourth with a RBI double by Matt Brown scored Jacob Morris, followed by a sac fly from Gambert scoring Brown. The Stallions would then be held hitless through the final five innings.
Back-to-back doubles from Dalton Dedas and Modlin would get things going in the bottom of the fourth for the Hoppers, scoring Dedas, before Modlin would come across the plate after a wild pitch, cutting the deficit to one.
Neither team would score in the remaining four innings of the game.
Both starters would factor in the decision as Sam Folks (1-1) picked up the win, throwing five innings allowing six runs, four earned, on seven hits, three walks and five strikeouts. Jonathan Jacks (0-2) would be credited with the loss after his five and one-third innings of work where he allowed seven runs on nine hits.
The Hoppers (15-11) continue their home stand as they host the Paducah Chiefs at 7:05pm Monday night in Hopkinsville.
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