North Hopkins Baseball Season Ends With Pair of Friday Losses to Rivercrest in Bi-District
Rivercrest 10, North Hopkins Baseball 6
Rivercrest 3, North Hopkins 2
The North Hopkins’ baseball team lost a pair of games to Rivercrest Friday (May 3) at Chism dropping their bi-district series two games to none. Rivercrest won in a slug fest in game one, 10-6 and then held off the Panthers in a low scoring game, 3-2.
In game one, Rivercrest jumped out to a 7-0 lead after two innings. The Panthers rallied but could never catch up. Rivercrest outhit North Hopkins 10 to 8. The Panthers were plagued by four errors. Geoffrey Stewart took the pitching loss lasting only an inning and a third allowing five hits and five earned runs with a strikeout and two walks. Easton Lewis threw 4 2/3 innings giving up five hits and two earned runs with one strikeout and one walk. Colby Cameron was 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI. Victor Rojo was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Stewart was 2 for 3 with a run scored. Wyatt Wharton was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Brycen Gillespie was 1 for 3 with a run scored. Branson Thomas, Kevin Clement and Cody Booth all scored a run.
In game two, the Panthers scored the games first run in the bottom of the first going ahead 1-0. Rivercrest scored two in the second and one in the third to lead, 3-1. North Hopkins scored one in the bottom of the seventh but ended up one run short. The Panthers outhit Rivercrest five to four in game two. Rivercrest had three errors and North Hopkins one. Wharton took the pitching loss pitching all seven innings allowing four hits and only one earned run, striking out 12 and walking two. The Panthers left seven runners on base. Gillespie was 2 for 3. Caleb Wyatt was 1 for 4. Rojo was 1 for 3. Clement was 1 for 3. Cameron scored the two North Hopkins runs.