Hoppers trounce Bombers 12-2

Hoppers trounce Bombers 12-2

The host Hoptown Hoppers scored seven runs in the first two innings and tacked on a five-run seventh inning en route to their 12-2 win over visiting Dubois County.

The Hoppers (4-0) scored seven runs (four earned) on two hits and five walks off of Bombers starter Devin Williams, who lasted 1 1/3 innings. Hoptown then put together a five-run seventh inning punctuated by a three-run home run by Chris Carrier, the first Hoppers homer in a home game.

Dubois County (0-2) scored two runs in the fourth inning off of Hoppers starter Dylan Stewart, who struck out six straight batters over the first, second and third innings, but threw 75 pitches in 3 1/3 innings.

Hoptown was led at the plate by Carrier, who went 2-for-4 with a home run and four runs batted in, and Taylor Ellis, who went 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBI. Sean Brophy and Michael Haun each scored three runs for the Hoppers.

Dubois County had seven batters who each had a hit, all singles. Dave Giesler and Tirey Burch each scored a run, and Tanner Wood had the team’s sole RBI.

On the mound, Parker Cash (1-0) got the win in relief for Hoptown, allowing no runs on one hits, striking out six and walking two in 2 2/3 innings. Stewart started for the Hoppers, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits, striking out seven and walking two in 3 1/3 innings. Trevor Blocker came on in the seventh inning, allowing no runs on one hit in two innings, and Josh Blake closed out the game, allowing no runs on one hit, striking out one in one inning.

For Dubois County, Williams (0-1) took the loss, allowing seven runs (four earned) on two hits, striking out one and walking five in 1 1/3 innings. Aaron Pearcy came on in the second inning, allowing no runs on one hit in 3 2/3 innings. Nick Gobert entered in the sixth inning, allowing five runs on four hits, striking out two in 1 2/3 innings, and Dru Sebastian closed out the game for the Bombers, allowing no runs on one hit in 1 1/3 innings.

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