The Hoppers fired up the offense in the first inning, as MJ Rookard scored on an error by right fielder Stewart. Cole Cummings claimed the only home run of the day, launching his 2nd o the season out of right field in the seventh inning. Nick Proto led the Hoppers in hits, collecting two in four at-bats.
Brian Coffey took the W for the Hoppers, pitching seven scoreless innings with 116 pitches, 74 batters faced, 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. Coffey was relieved by Trey Fields, who pitched 0.2 innings, getting the Hoppers out of a sticky situation in the top of the 8th when the bases were loaded with only 1 out. Hassan Westbrook then came in from the bullpen, earning the save as he came in with the bases loaded and no outs. Hassan struck out 1, allowed no runs, and walked none.
Tomorrow the Hoppers continue the fight to make it to the semi-finals, as they travel to Madisonville for a 7pm game. Come out and support the Hoppers, as this game could determine if they will be advancing to the semi-finals!