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The Hoppers watched the game slip away early on and just could not recover, losing 4-11 in game 1. The Hoppers struggled defensively, giving up 11 runs and walking 5 in 7 innings.
Shane Burns battled in the heat, but took the loss for the Hoppers. Burns allowed 5 hits and 4 runs over 3.2 innings, but he struck out 5.
Nick Proto, Matt Keane, Blake Jackson, MJ Rookard, and John Michael Reed all collected one hit to lead the Hoppers.
Game 2 of the DH was equally as disappointing for the Hoppers, as they fell 7-2. Ryan Traylor took the loss, allowing 7 hits and 5 runs in 5 innings, but striking out 4.
Cord Johnson delivered the only home run of the game in the seventh inning, and Blake Jackson lead the Hoppers in hits, going 2-for-3 at the plate.