Hoppers blow lead, routed by Henderson 19-6 in 8 innings

The Hoptown Hoppers lost their fourth straight game as the Henderson Flash run ruled the Hoppers 19-6 in eight innings last night.

The Hoppers had built a 6-2 lead for losing pitcher Lane Diuguid after four innings before the Flash scored 11 times in sending 15 men to the plate in the fifth inning. Henderson scored six more runs in their last three at bats. Hoppers coach Grayson Crawford says it was not a good night:

The one bright spot for the Hoppers was Brant Husser, who went 3-4 and drove in two runs:

A quartet of Hoppers led by Drew McGowan each added two hits in defeat. The Hoppers fell to 14-10 on the season and play this evening at Dubois County.