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28 Mar
Wakefield and Briggs Join Teammate Reed on Hopper Roster

This week’s roster additions come to us from the University of Montevallo Greyson Wakefield:Coach Moss said, “Grayson is a guy who can fill multiple roles for us and have a big impact in each role. He is a mid to upper 80s arm that commands the zone with multiple pitches. He has the stuff to…

21 Mar
Reed and Keller Bring Speed and Power to ’18 Hoppers Signings

With only 70 days remaining until Opening Day here are this week’s roster additions: John Michael Reed, OF, University of Montevallo: Coach Moss said, “John Micheal is another one of our older players who will help provide some leadership. He had a very successful junior college career and was an every day starter for two…

14 Mar
Pitching Staff Continues to Stock Up

March 14 -This week’s roster additions are: Jose Fernandez, LHP, Alcorn State University: Coach Moss said, “Jose is someone we are really excited to have on the team. He is a tenacious mid-upper 80s left hander that pounds the zone with all his pitches. He had a good Junior College career and will throw against…

07 Mar
More Hoppers from Univ. of New Mexico

This week’s roster additions come to us recommended by a former Hoppers’ coach, Trey Porras. Joe De Fina, OF, University of New Mexico: Coach Moss said, “Joe is another guy coming from New Mexico, so he knows what being around a great program looks like. He is a physical left-handed hitter that could be a…

28 Feb
A Hoppers First – Brothers on 2018 Roster

Feb. 28 – This week’s roster additions are another first for the Hoppers. While we have had brothers play during different years, this is the first time we have had brothers playing at the same time. And they play the same position! Matt Keane, C/RHP, Virginia Military Institute: Coach Moss said, “Matt will provide a…

21 Feb
Former Skipper Sends Pair from New Mexico

This week’s addition to the 2018 Hoptown Hoppers’ roster are both from former Hoppers’ Coach Trey Porras, now on the coaching staff at the University of New Mexico. Drew Marrufo, C/RHP, University of New Mexico: Coach Moss said, “Drew may be one of the more exciting players to see in the league in terms of…

15 Feb
Austin Peay Pitcher Latest Roster Additions

Austin Peay pitchers Jaxon Herchenbach and Cody Spurgeon are the latest Hoppers roster additions. Jaxon Herchenbach, RHP, Austin Peay University.  According to Coach Hoppers Coach Brock Moss, “Jaxon comes from a university the Hoppers have pulled coaches from in the past. He will be one of two Hoppers to start a pipeline from Austin Peay…

07 Feb
Perspective Host Family Meeting Sunday, Feb. 11

The Hoppers will have a “meet and greet” event – Cocoa and Cookies – for host families and perspective host families at the Carnegie Library this Sunday, 11 February, from 3 to 5 PM. Current and past host families will be on hand to answer questions for any perspective families considering opening their home for…

07 Feb
WKU’s Hartness & Pepperdine’s McKinnin Join Hoppers Roster

This week’s addition to the 2018 Hoptown Hoppers’ roster are both infielders. Cody Hartness, INF, Western Kentucky University: Coach Moss said, “Cody was one of the first guys we signed when we got this job. He plays for a WKU team that is on the rise in Conference-USA. He matched very well with the profile…

31 Jan
Murray State LHPs Shane Burns & Nate Pianto Join Hoppers

This week’s addition to the 2018 Hoptown Hoppers’ roster are two Murray State players. Shane Burns, LHP, Murray State University: Coach Moss said, “Shane will be our lone incoming college player on the team. I think this speaks volumes to the amount of talent that he has. The Murray State commit is a Kentucky native (Caldwell…