The Hoppers exercised their love for the game last night with a thirteen inning 8-6 victory against the Paducah Chiefs. The Hoppers sole the lead in the third with an RBI Single from Aidan Elias. The Chiefs were relentless, as they tied the game 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth with a single on an 0-1 count. In total, the Hoppers tailed 15 hits (compared to the Chief’s 9), with CUmmings, Elias, Keane, and Jackson managing multiple hits for the Hoppers.
Shane Burns opened the game pitching for the Hoppers, and was steadfast for five innings as the Hoppers held the lead. Replacing him was Kendall Marshall, then Christian Edwards, then Ryan Traylor, Sam Traver, Brian Coffey, and finally MJ Rookard who took the win in the 12th and 13th.
Thank you to the Paducah Chiefs for hosting us last evening, and for putting on a spectacular game. Go Hoppers!
*Not charted below: The scores for the 11-13th innings:
11 12 13
Hoppers 0 0 2
Chiefs 0 0 0