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North Hopkins Baseball Team Evens Big District Series With Como-Pickton Saturday, Deciding Game Monday in SS

The North Hopkins Panthers baseball team came from behind to defeat Como-Pickton, 10-6 Saturday at Como-Pickton to even the district championship deciding series at one game apiece. The deciding game of the series will take place Monday at 7 p.m. at Sulphur Springs’ Wildcat Park.Saturday night, the Panthers jumped out in front with two runs in the top of the second. The Eagles moved ahead with a grand slam home run in the bottom of the third by Micah Flemens to make it a 4-2 game. North Hopkins tied the game with two runs in the top of the fourth to make it 4-4. The Panthers scored two more in the fifth and four more runs in the sixth to go up 10-4. The Eagles chipped away with single runs in the sixth and seventh to make it 10-6 but that’s the way it ended. The Panthers outhit the Eagles 11 to one. The Panthers had no errors and the Eagles had one. Both pitching staffs issues lots of walks. North Hopkins walked eight Eagles and hit six batters. Como-Pickton walked 11. Dylan Wiggins also had an RBI for the Eagles. Wiggins took the pitching loss for Como-Pickton going 5 2/3 innings allowing 11 hits and 10 runs with three strikeouts. Andrew Rasgado faced one batter and walked him. Caemon Wilburn pitched the final 1 1/3 innings allowing no runs or hits striking out two and walking three. Wyatt Wharton got the pitching win for North Hopkins going five innings allowing one hit and five runs with nine strikeouts and seven walks. Kevin Clement pitched the last two innings allowing no hits and one run with four strikeouts and one walk. Big hitters for North Hopkins included Jessie Rivera who was 3 for 3 with a run scored, a double and two RBI’s, Colby Cameron who was 1 for 4 with two RBI’s, Victor Rojo who was 1 for 2 with two runs scored, a sacrifice fly and two RBI’s, Branson Thomas who was 1 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI, Brycen Gillespie who was 1 for 4 with two runs scored, a double and an RBI, Caleb Wyatt who was 3 for 5 with a run scored and Geoffrey Stewart who was 1 for 2 with three runs scored. Como-Pickton stole seven bases and North Hopkins swiped six.

Author: Matt Janson

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