The Hoptown Hoppers fell behind to Madisonville 7-0 after the first inning, but a rally fell short as the Miners held on for a 9-8 win last night at Elmer Kelley Stadium.
Jacob Jenkins was 4-4 with two doubles, Seth Bennett added two hits-one of which was a double and Brant Husser had two hits including a two base hit in the loss. Starting pitcher Clay Simpson was knocked out after two-thirds of an inning in falling to 1-2 on the season.
The Hoppers begin a nearly week-long home stand tonight hosting Fulton in a make- up game from last Sunday. First pitch is at 7:05, with pregame from Tiger Field at 6:45 on News Radio 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.