The Hoptown Hoppers ralled for nine runs in the final three innings to stun Fulton 11-8 in the opener of the Best-of-3 Ohio Valley League Championship series.
The Hoppers scored four runs in the seventh and eigth innings to turn a 8-2 deficit into a 10-8 lead.
John Beary got the Hoppers on the board with a two-run homer in the third inning. He finished the game with two hits and three RBIs. Geordie Carlson and first baseman Seth LaRue also drove in two runs.
Former UHA standout Kyle Barbee pitched 2 2/3 innings relief to get the win, allowing just three hits.
The Hoppers can claim their second consecutive OVL title tonight at Tiger Stadium, where Hoptown has won 11 straight games and not lost a home game in July. First pitch is at 7:05pm.
Tonight is Fan Appreciation at Tiger Field, with multiple raffle prizes for both adults and kids, including Gift Certificates to Hays Furniture, an autographed team ball, gift certificates from Buffalo Wings and Rings, a spot in the 2014 Hoppers baseball camp, and two 2014 Hoppers Season passes.
Noffsinger said there will also be a silent auction for the autographed broken pink bat of Brad Sevenish and another autographed bat.
Fans who bring school supplies for the Christian County Family Resource and Youth Services Centers will get in for $2.00.
The Oldies Radio/Chik-Fil-A Tailgate Party will air tonight at 6:05 on Oldies Radio 96.5 FM and 100.9 FM.