Miners Fall At Home To Hoppers

The Miners hosted the Hoppers at Elmer Kelley on Wednesday night and lost 10-2.

The Hoppers scored in the top of first on an RBI single by Ryan Hatten, then added three more runs in the top of the third on a three-run homer by Reese Alexiades.

The score stayed there until the Hoppers scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning on a two-run homer by Hatten, who finished the game with three RBIs.

Hopper starter Dustin Berrong earned the win, pitching five shutout innings and allowing just four hits. Berrong gave way to Dalton Utley, who picked up his first Save of the year. Utley gave up two runs in the bottom of the seventh, but the Hoppers offense added four more runs in the final two innings to pull away from Madisonville.

The Miners scored both of their runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. David Robins hit a solo home run to lead off the inning, and Jacob Richard got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in the other run.

On the mound, Carson Imes got the start and the loss for Madisonville. Imes went 3-1/3 innings, surrendering four runs (all earned) on five hits, one walk, and three strikeouts. Lane Saunders followed and pitched 3-2/3 innings, giving up two runs (both earned). Christopher Mutter pitched the final two innings, allowing four runs (three earned).

The complete game summary and box score is available HERE.

Madisonville (3-3) travels to Fulton on Thursday night to visit the Railroaders (1-5).