Hoppers Baseball: The season comes down to one final game as the Hoptown Hoppers defeated Fulton 7-6 in game two of the Ohio Valley League championship series Sunday night at Colonel Field.
Fulton grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, before the Hoppers scored three times in the bottom of the inning. The Railroaders added single runs in the second and third innings to tie the game at 3, before the Hoppers reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the 3rd at 4-3.
The Hoppers added another run in the bottom of the 4th to go up 5-3, before Fulton plated a run in the top of the 5th to make it 5-4. Kaleb Brown had a two run single in the bottom of the 5th to give the Hoppers a 7-4 lead. Fulton would score two runs in the 8th to pull to within one at the final score of 7-6.
Brown and Seth Bancroft each had two hits for the Hoppers as Clayton Dugan picked up the pitching win, with Tyler Vails getting the save. Starter Daniel Szathmary took the loss for Fulton.
The championship game is tonight at 7:05 at Colonel Field, with pre game coverage at 6:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Fans are asked to bring non perishable food items for the Aaron McNeil house this evening and receive $2.50 tickets.
It was also announced at last night’s game that general manager Finney Noffsinger’s contract has been extended for the 2013 season.
Golf: Anthony Dempsey won the Garland Nissan City Am tournament for the third time Sunday. Dempsey defeated Logan Loftus on the first playoff hole to claim his second crown in as many years.
Dempsey and Loftus tied at 211, with Dayton Jones finishing third at 216 in the open division.
Chip Miles won the senior division with a 225 score, one stroke better than Randy Chadwick and David Hargrove.
Kelly Roberts won the super senior division with a 239, two strokes better than Howard Wooden’s 241.
Howard Fuller won the super super senior division with a 248 score.