Fought

The Hopkinsville Hoppers have been on a tear since the Ohio Valley League All-Star Game, scoring more than 11 runs in each of the last two games including a 12-6 win against the Madisonville Miners on Wednesday at Hopkinsville High School.

One of the Hoppers that’s been pivotal in the recent upswing is designated hitter Taylor Fought. Fought had four RBIs Tuesday and followed it with a three-hit game on Wednesday including another RBI.

Fought said his, and his team’s, recent hot streak can be attributed to coach Keirce Kimbel.

“(It’s) all of the hard work that we have been putting in on and off the field and how much faith that coach has had in me,” he said. 

Hoptown (19-13) hasn’t trailed for a single pitch its last two games and it jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first inning Wednesday. Fought reached on an error with two outs and the gates opened for the Hoppers.

They added two more in the third and five in the sixth to run away with their 19th win of the season.

Former Heritage Christian Academy Warrior Alex Walker earned his fifth win of the season after going five innings and only allowing three runs.

Hoptown’s used former Hopkinsville Tiger Tyler Graham, Jonathan Jacks and Dalton Utley to finish out the final four innings.

Aharon Modlin added three hits and is 6-for-10 in the last two games. Nolen Milton added two RBIs.

The Hoppers now have a four-game lead in the OVL West Division over Paducah after the Chiefs loss to Fulton.

Hoppers play at 7 p.m. today at home against Muhlenberg County. 

Miners at Hoppers
Score By Innings123456789RHE
Miners000030111674
Hoppers40200510012150
Hoppers 12, Miners 6
HoppersMiners
 abrhbi abrhbi
Aharon Modlin ss4230Logan Jarvis 1b4121
Zach Duvall 2b5122(t9) Michael Andrew Hawks 1b0100
Taylor Fought dh4331Ryan Brooks 3b3001
Reese Alexiades cf4111(t9) Hayden Hollingsworth 3b1010
Griffin Rivers rf2311David Robins rf4010
Cody Cooper c4121(t9) Nick Keaton rf1001
Nolen Milton 3b4013Alex Carignan c1000
Daryl Myers 1b3011(b6) Hunter James pr-c1000
(b8) Dan Brokop 1b1000Nolan Ramsey dh5010
Aidan Elias lf5110Chad Hinkle cf4010
Alex Walker p0000Brooks Benson lf2200
(t6) Tyler Graham p0000Robert Strader 2b2100
(t8) Jonathan Jacks p0000Bradley Hull ss3112
(t9) Dalton Utley p0000(t6) Ryan Carver ss1000
     Jack Bellinger p0000
     (b4) Spencer Woods p0000
     (b6) Michael Sebby p0000
     (b7) Austin Henrich p0000
     (b8) Christopher Mutter p0000
TEAM TOTALS36121510TEAM TOTALS32675
E: Ryan Brooks(2), Alex Carignan, Ryan Carver. DP: Miners 3. LOB: Miners 8, Hoppers
9. 2B: Zach Duvall, Reese Alexiades, Griffin Rivers. 3B: Bradley Hull, Logan Jarvis.
SB: Taylor Fought. CS: Nolen Milton, Logan Jarvis. SF: Reese Alexiades.
HoppersIPHRERBBSO
Alex Walker W5.0053351
Tyler Graham2.0011123
Jonathan Jacks1.0001011
Dalton Utley1.0011111
Miners      
Jack Bellinger L3.0096223
Spencer Woods2.0022121
Michael Sebby1.0023231
Austin Henrich1.0021011
Christopher Mutter1.0000002
WP: Jonathan Jacks, Dalton Utley, Jack Bellinger, Michael Sebby, Austin Henrich. PB:
Cody Cooper, Alex Carignan. T: 3:15. A: 312.
Miners - Top of the 1st:
Logan Jarvis flied out foul.
Ryan Brooks flied out.
David Robins struck out looking.
0 run, 0 hit, 0 error, 0 lob.
Hoppers - Bottom of the 1st:
Aharon Modlin singled, forced out at 2nd.
Zach Duvall hit into double play.
Taylor Fought reached on error, batted forward to home.
Reese Alexiades doubled, batted forward to 3rd, advanced to home on wild pitch.
Griffin Rivers walked, batted forward to 2nd, advanced to 3rd on wild pitch, batted
forward to home.
Cody Cooper singled, advanced to 2nd on wild pitch, batted forward to home, 1 RBI.
Nolen Milton singled, caught trying to steal 2nd, 2 RBI.
4 run, 4 hit, 1 error, 0 lob.
Miners - Top of the 2nd:
Alex Carignan flied out.
Nolan Ramsey grounded out.
Chad Hinkle singled.
Brooks Benson grounded out.
0 run, 1 hit, 0 error, 1 lob.
Hoppers - Bottom of the 2nd:
Daryl Myers struck out swinging.
Aidan Elias flied out.
Aharon Modlin singled.
Zach Duvall struck out.
0 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 lob.
Miners - Top of the 3rd:
Robert Strader grounded out.
Bradley Hull grounded out.
Logan Jarvis grounded out.
0 run, 0 hit, 0 error, 0 lob.
Hoppers - Bottom of the 3rd:
Taylor Fought singled, advanced to 2nd on passed ball, batted forward to home.
Reese Alexiades struck out swinging.
Griffin Rivers doubled, batted forward to home, 1 RBI.
Cody Cooper singled, forced out at 2nd.
Nolen Milton reached on fielder's choice, batted forward to 3rd, tagged out going to
home, 1 RBI.
Daryl Myers walked, batted forward to 2nd.
Aidan Elias singled.
2 run, 4 hit, 0 error, 2 lob.
Miners - Top of the 4th:
Ryan Brooks grounded out.
David Robins flied out.
Alex Carignan walked.
Nolan Ramsey grounded out.
0 run, 0 hit, 0 error, 1 lob.
Hoppers - Bottom of the 4th:
Aharon Modlin singled, batted forward to 2nd.
Zach Duvall struck out swinging.
Taylor Fought singled, forced out at 2nd.
Reese Alexiades hit into double play.
0 run, 2 hit, 0 error, 1 lob.
Miners - Top of the 5th:
Chad Hinkle grounded out.
Brooks Benson walked, batted forward to home.
Robert Strader walked, batted forward to home.
Bradley Hull tripled, batted forward to home, 2 RBI.
Logan Jarvis singled, caught trying to steal 2nd, 1 RBI.
Ryan Brooks walked, batted forward to 2nd, tagged out going to 3rd.
David Robins singled.
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 error, 1 lob.
Hoppers - Bottom of the 5th:
Griffin Rivers flied out.
Cody Cooper walked, forced out at 2nd.
Nolen Milton reached on fielder's choice, forced out at 2nd.
Daryl Myers reached on fielder's choice.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 error, 1 lob.
Miners - Top of the 6th:
Alex Carignan walked, Hunter James ran for batter, batted forward to 3rd.
Nolan Ramsey singled, batted forward to 2nd.
Chad Hinkle flied out.
Brooks Benson flied out.
Robert Strader walked.
Bradley Hull struck out swinging.
0 run, 1 hit, 0 error, 3 lob.
Hoppers - Bottom of the 6th:
Aidan Elias reached on error, batted forward to home.
Aharon Modlin walked, batted forward to home.
Zach Duvall doubled, advanced to 3rd on wild pitch, batted forward to home, 2 RBI.
Taylor Fought walked, stole 2nd, batted forward to 3rd, advanced to home on throw.
Reese Alexiades sacrifice flied, 1 RBI.
Griffin Rivers walked, batted forward to home.
Cody Cooper popped out.
Nolen Milton walked, batted forward to 2nd.
Daryl Myers singled, 1 RBI.
Aidan Elias struck out swinging.
5 run, 2 hit, 1 error, 2 lob.
Miners - Top of the 7th:
Logan Jarvis tripled, batted forward to home.
Ryan Brooks grounded out, 1 RBI.
David Robins struck out swinging.
Hunter James walked.
Nolan Ramsey struck out swinging.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 error, 1 lob.
Hoppers - Bottom of the 7th:
Aharon Modlin reached on error, batted forward to home.
Zach Duvall singled, batted forward to 2nd, advanced to 3rd on wild pitch.
Taylor Fought singled, advanced to 2nd on wild pitch, tagged out going to 3rd, 1 RBI.
Reese Alexiades struck out swinging.
Griffin Rivers walked.
Cody Cooper hit into double play.
1 run, 2 hit, 1 error, 2 lob.
Miners - Top of the 8th:
Chad Hinkle struck out looking.
Brooks Benson walked, advanced to 2nd on wild pitch, batted forward to 3rd, advanced
to home on passed ball.
Robert Strader grounded out.
Ryan Carver flied out.
1 run, 0 hit, 0 error, 0 lob.
Hoppers - Bottom of the 8th:
Nolen Milton struck out swinging.
Dan Brokop struck out swinging.
Aidan Elias flied out foul.
0 run, 0 hit, 0 error, 0 lob.
Miners - Top of the 9th:
Michael Andrew Hawks walked, batted forward to 2nd, advanced to 3rd on wild pitch,
batted forward to home.
Hayden Hollingsworth singled, advanced to 2nd on wild pitch, batted forward to 3rd.
Nick Keaton grounded out, 1 RBI.
Hunter James popped out.
Nolan Ramsey struck out swinging.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 error, 1 lob.

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