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Mammoths Double Up Hoppers, 8-4

August 10th, 2019

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UTICA, Mich.Ethan Wiskur crushed two home runs and right-handed pitcher Matt Cronin improved to 5-0 on the season to lead the Westside Woolly Mammoths (21-18) over the Eastside Diamond Hoppers (14-25), 8-4, in front of a sold out Jimmy John’s Field on Friday night.

Wiskur finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Drew Kitson smacked a three-run home run, and Sonny Cortez went 2-for-3. Jackson Smith also joined the home run party for the Mammoths.

The Diamond Hoppers’ Pat Adams continued to increase his USPBL single-season record in walks with two tonight, pushing his season total to 41. He finished 1-for-2, with two runs scored and has reached base safely in 40 of 41 games played. Freddy Jehle went 3-for-3 for the Hoppers and drove in two runs.

The Woolly Mammoths will host the Utica Unicorns (21-17) in a first-place showdown on Saturday night at 7:05 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. for the World Famous ZOOperstars! and Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Family Campout.

While the game was going on tonight, former Utica Unicorns pitcher Randy Dobnak made history with his debut with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The right-handed pitcher tossed 4.0 scoreless innings against the Cleveland Indians.