Hoppers Continue Hot Streak vs. Owensboro, Win 8-2
The Hoptown Hoppers withstood a 30-munute rain delay Sunday to beat Owensboro 8-2 at Colonel Field. The Hoppers (3-0) are off to their best start since baseball returned to Hopkinsville in 2012. The win was Hoptown's 20th in their 22 career meetings with the Oilers dating back three seasons and 11th straight.
First baseman Ben Fisher had two hits and three RBIs, and Jeffrey Kammer and Michael Haun each had two hits as part of their 10-hit attack.
The Hoppers scored single runs in the second and fourth, two in the fifth, and three more in the eighth.
Evan Tidwell allowed two runs over six innings, and three relivers, including Hopkinsville's Josh Drake, combined to give up just two hits over the final three innings.
The Hoppers will host Dubois County Tuesday at Colonel Field. Hoptown won six of the nine meetings with the Bombers last year.
Tuesday's game will be the Herb Hays Memorial Game for Jack Hays, who recently lost his battle with cancer. His widow and granddaughter will throw out the first pitch. Cancer Survivors who wear their purple shirts from past Relay walks will be admitted to the game for free. Hoppers GM Finney Noffsinger also said the team will have a cancer survivors parade prior to the game.
First pitch is set for 7:05pm.