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Hoppers Win In Sudden Death

June 10th, 2022

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UTICA, Mich. – Center fielder Blake Porter threw a perfect throw to catcher Mike Luker to lead the Eastside Diamond Hoppers (3-5) to a 3-3 victory over the Westside Woolly Mammoths (4-4) in front of a sellout crowd on Friday night at Jimmy John’s Field.

First baseman Joe Burke hit his third home run of the season, scoring two runs in the third inning, while Drew Bayard scored the game tying run in the top of the ninth. RHP Andrew Verbrugge pitched 5.0 innings, striking out six and scattering four hits.

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Second baseman Houston Parker finished the night 2-for-4 with one RBI for the Mammoths. Adrian Cook started on the mound for Westside. Cook pitched 3.0 innings and struck out six.

The sudden death format is as follows: a coin toss will take place at home plate between the managers of both teams. The home team will call their selection as the umpire tosses the coin. The winner of the coin toss will select whether they will take the field defensively or bat in the inning. The team at bat will remain the same batting order as the previous inning with the hitter making the last out placed at first base. If the team scores a run, they win. If they are held scoreless, the victory goes to the team on defense.

The Beavers take on the Unicorns tomorrow, on meet the Unicorns Night. It’s also Country Music Night at Jimmy John’s Field. It’s a night you won’t want to miss!