The Owensboro Oilers took down the Hoptown hoppers 9-5 Sunday night for their second consecutive loss in as many days.

Hoptown’s starter Brice Johnson (0-1) struggled in the first two innings, allowing eight runs on six hits, four walks and a hit batsman, before allowing only one run on three hits through the next five innings.

Owensboro got on the board early, scoring three in the bottom of the first after three consecutive batters reached base to begin the inning. Kirk Kirkland hit a double to left field to  score Jakob Shuler who reached on a walk to lead off the inning. An RBI ground out from Tanner Kehrer and a James Cramer single scored the next two runs.

The Hoppers would attempt to respond in the top of the second, scoring one run after a leadoff double by Reese Alexiades, his fifth of the season, followed by back-to-back singles from Zach Duvall and Daryl Myers. Myers’ double scored Alexiades.

The Oilers would plate five more in the bottom of the inning on two walks, two hits and a hit by pitch. Kehrer would follow up his first inning RBI with a bases-clearing 3-RBI double to left-center. Two pitches later Hayden Lewis would score him on a 2-run home run to left field.

Owensboro would go on to record only three hits and one run for the remaining six innings.

Hoptown would chip away at the Oilers lead, scoring two in the fourth one in the sixth and one ninth inning.

Christian County graduate Matt Deck, who just signed on with the Hoppers on Sunday,  came on in relief of Johnson in the eighth and allowed no runs on one hit and one walk, while recording his first strikeout of the season.

Michael Rotenberry (1-0) picked up the win for the Oilers, allowing three earned on six hits and two walks, while striking out nine.

“We’ve just got to play better, offensively, defensively, pitching. We still had nine hits, but if we play better early in the game we give ourselves a chance to win this one,” said head coach David Weber following the loss.

The Hoptown Hoppers (6-4) now have today off before taking the field at 7:05 p.m.  Tuesday on the road against the Henderson Flash.

Oilers at Hoppers

 
Score By Innings123456789RHE
Oilers14100221011171
Hoppers020101002683
Oilers 11, Hoppers 6
OilersHoppers
 abrhbi abrhbi
Chandler Harmon lf5110Aharon Modlin ss4000
(t7) Jed Arend pr-lf1100Zach Duvall 3b4110
Mitchell Garrity cf4221Ryan Hatten 1b4111
Niko Jenkins 3b5012Reese Alexiades rf5000
Tanner Kehrer ss4122Aidan Elias cf3100
Chase Andrews c5122(b9) Dalton Dedas cf1000
Jakob Shuler 1b5242Taylor Fought lf5242
Cody Jackson dh4010Daryl Myers 2b3100
Jack Coney 2b3210Cody Cooper c3011
James Cramer rf5131Michael Rhea dh3010
Koby Silvy p0000Jake Larson p0000
(b6) Payton Griffin p0000(t5) Tyler Graham p0000
(b7) Cody Bonnett p0000(t7) Dalton Utley p0000
(b9) Brady Austin p0000     
TEAM TOTALS41111710TEAM TOTALS35684
E: Niko Jenkins, Daryl Myers(2), Ryan Hatten. LOB: Hoppers 10, Oilers 11. 2B: Chase
Andrews, James Cramer, Taylor Fought(3), Ryan Hatten, Zach Duvall, Cody Cooper. HR:
Jakob Shuler, Mitchell Garrity. SB: Jakob Shuler, Mitchell Garrity, Tanner Kehrer,
Ryan Hatten.
OilersIPHRERBBSO
Koby Silvy W5.3344366
Payton Griffin0.6700002
Cody Bonnett2.0010000
Brady Austin1.0032202
Hoppers      
Jake Larson L4.0076464
Tyler Graham2.0052201
Dalton Utley3.0053312
HBP: by Koby Silvy (Aidan Elias). . , by Koby Silvy (Cody Cooper). . . , by Dalton
Utley (Niko Jenkins). . . WP: Koby Silvy(2), Cody Bonnett, Jake Larson, Dalton Utley.
PB: Chase Andrews, Cody Cooper. Balk: Koby Silvy. T: 3:30. A: 516.
Oilers - Top of the 1st:
Chandler Harmon struck out swinging.
Mitchell Garrity hit solo home run, 1 RBI.
Niko Jenkins popped out.
Tanner Kehrer walked, advanced to 2nd on error.
Chase Andrews struck out swinging.
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 lob.
Hoppers - Bottom of the 1st:
Aharon Modlin grounded out.
Zach Duvall grounded out.
Ryan Hatten walked, stole 2nd.
Reese Alexiades flied out.
0 run, 0 hit, 0 error, 1 lob.
Oilers - Top of the 2nd:
Jakob Shuler singled, stole 2nd, advanced to 3rd on wild pitch, batted forward to
home.
Cody Jackson flied out.
Jack Coney walked, advanced to 2nd on passed ball, batted forward to 3rd, advanced to
home on error.
James Cramer singled, advanced to 2nd on error, batted forward to home, 1 RBI.
Chandler Harmon reached on error, batted forward to home.
Mitchell Garrity walked, batted forward to 2nd.
Niko Jenkins singled, 2 RBI.
Tanner Kehrer flied out.
Chase Andrews grounded out.
4 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, 2 lob.
Hoppers - Bottom of the 2nd:
Aidan Elias hit by pitch, advanced to 2nd on balk, batted forward to home.
Taylor Fought doubled, advanced to 3rd on wild pitch, advanced to home on passed
ball, 1 RBI.
Daryl Myers walked, batted forward to 2nd, advanced to 3rd on passed ball.
Cody Cooper lined out.
Michael Rhea walked, advanced to 2nd on passed ball.
Aharon Modlin struck out looking.
Zach Duvall popped out.
2 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors, 2 lob.
Oilers - Top of the 3rd:
Jakob Shuler hit solo home run, 1 RBI.
Cody Jackson walked, batted forward to 2nd, picked off.
Jack Coney struck out looking.
James Cramer singled.
Chandler Harmon struck out swinging.
1 run, 2 hits, 0 error, 1 lob.
Hoppers - Bottom of the 3rd:
Ryan Hatten struck out looking.
Reese Alexiades flied out.
Aidan Elias struck out swinging.
0 run, 0 hits, 0 error, 0 lob.
Oilers - Top of the 4th:
Mitchell Garrity walked, stole 2nd, batted forward to 3rd.
Niko Jenkins flied out.
Tanner Kehrer walked, batted forward to 2nd.
Chase Andrews grounded out.
Jakob Shuler grounded out.
0 run, 0 hit, 0 error, 2 lob.
Hoppers - Bottom of the 4th:
Taylor Fought grounded out.
Daryl Myers walked, batted forward to 3rd, advanced to home on wild pitch.
Cody Cooper hit by pitch, batted forward to 2nd, advanced to 3rd on wild pitch.
Michael Rhea grounded out.
Aharon Modlin grounded out.
1 run, 0 hit, 0 error, 1 lob.
Oilers - Top of the 5th:
Cody Jackson singled, tagged out going to 2nd.
Jack Coney struck out looking.
James Cramer doubled.
Chandler Harmon grounded out.
0 run, 2 hits, 0 error, 1 lob.
Hoppers - Bottom of the 5th:
Zach Duvall walked, forced out at 2nd.
Ryan Hatten struck out swinging.
Reese Alexiades reached on fielder's choice.
Aidan Elias struck out looking.
0 run, 0 hits, 0 error, 1 lob.
Oilers - Top of the 6th:
Mitchell Garrity singled, batted forward to home.
Niko Jenkins flied out.
Tanner Kehrer singled, stole 2nd, batted forward to home.
Chase Andrews singled, batted forward to 3rd, tagged out going to home, 2 RBI.
Jakob Shuler singled, advanced to 2nd on throw.
Cody Jackson flied out.
2 runs, 4 hits, 0 error, 1 lob.
Hoppers - Bottom of the 6th:
Taylor Fought doubled, batted forward to home.
Daryl Myers struck out swinging.
Cody Cooper doubled, batted forward to 3rd, 1 RBI.
Michael Rhea singled, advanced to 2nd on throw.
Aharon Modlin walked.
Zach Duvall struck out swinging.
Ryan Hatten struck out swinging.
1 runs, 3 hits, 0 error, 3 lob.
Oilers - Top of the 7th:
Jack Coney walked, batted forward to home.
James Cramer flied out.
Chandler Harmon singled, Jed Arend ran for batter, batted forward to home.
Mitchell Garrity grounded out.
Niko Jenkins hit by pitch, batted forward to 3rd.
Tanner Kehrer singled, tagged out going to 2nd, 2 RBI.
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 error, 1 lob.
Hoppers - Bottom of the 7th:
Reese Alexiades lined out.
Aidan Elias grounded out.
Taylor Fought doubled, tagged out going to 3rd.
0 runs, 1 hits, 0 error, 0 lob.
Oilers - Top of the 8th:
Chase Andrews ground rule doubled, advanced to 3rd on wild pitch, batted forward to
home.
Jakob Shuler singled, batted forward to 2nd, 1 RBI.
Cody Jackson struck out swinging.
Jack Coney singled.
James Cramer flied out.
Jed Arend flied out.
1 run, 3 hits, 0 error, 2 lob.
Hoppers - Bottom of the 8th:
Daryl Myers popped out.
Cody Cooper reached on error, forced out at 2nd.
Michael Rhea reached on fielder's choice, advanced to 2nd on wild pitch.
Aharon Modlin grounded out.
0 run, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 lob.
Oilers - Top of the 9th:
Mitchell Garrity flied out.
Niko Jenkins popped out.
Tanner Kehrer struck out swinging.
0 run, 0 hit, 0 error, 0 lob.
Hoppers - Bottom of the 9th:
Zach Duvall doubled, batted forward to home.
Ryan Hatten doubled, batted forward to home, 1 RBI.
Reese Alexiades struck out looking.
Dalton Dedas flied out.
Taylor Fought singled, advanced to 2nd on defensive indifference, 1 RBI.
Daryl Myers struck out swinging.
2 run, 3 hit, 0 error, 1 lob.

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