Prospect League

Hoots can't bring runners home in loss

Jordan Humphries
Posted: Jul. 7, 2018 12:01 am Updated: Jul. 8, 2018 12:30 am

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Hoots had plenty of baserunners Saturday night.

Only one of them scored as the Hoots fell 9-1 to the Kokomo Jackrabbits in Prospect League play at Clemens Field.

Hannibal (15-19) scored its lone run in the bottom of the third inning on Patrick Donohue's RBI single that scored Sam Nozicka. That trimmed Kokomo's lead to 3-1. The Hoots' Dylan Dodd grounded into a double play on the next at-bat to end the inning.

The Jackrabbits (18-14) scored four times in the fifth inning of right-handed pitcher Quinton Kujawa to grab a 7-1 advantage.

Kokomo had runners on the corners with one out when Marcos Sanchez scored from third on a double steal, and Neil Lambert moved to second on the play. Nick Brunson followed with an RBI single to score Lambert. Two batters later, Brian Fuentes smacked a two-run home run.

The Hoots stranded eight batters in the final five innings and 13 total for the game. Hannibal had the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth, but Nozicka popped out to second to end the scoring threat.

Kujawa took the loss for Hannibal after allowing seven runs on seven hits while striking out three and walking two in five innings.

Jordan Humphries had three of the Hoots' six hits.

Jackrabbits 9, Hoots 1

Kokomo ab r h bi Hannibal ab r h bi

Lambert ss 5 1 1 0 Mercado ss 3 0 0 0

Brunson 3b 4 1 1 1 West ph 0 0 0 0

Brooks 3b 1 1 1 0 Donohue cf 3 0 1 1

Walters lf 4 0 1 0 Haring ph 1 0 0 0

Fuentes 2b 5 1 1 2 Dodd dh 3 0 0 0

Butkwicz dh 3 2 2 0 Whalin ph 0 0 0 0

Hanna dh 0 0 0 0 Roscetti 3b 5 0 0 0

Sechen c 3 0 0 1 Humpries 1b 4 0 3 0

Clarke 1b 3 1 0 0 Goecks rf 2 0 0 0

Sanchez rf 2 2 1 1 Iazztta lf 4 0 0 0

Lindsay cf 3 0 1 2 Nozicka c 4 1 1 0

DeCello 2b 3 0 1 0

Kraus ph 1 0 0 0

Totals 33 9 9 7 Totals 33 1 6 1

Kokomo 030 040 011--9

Hannibal 001 000 000--1

E--Brunson, Sechen, Mercado, Nozicka. DP--Kokomo 1. LOB--Kokomo 7, Hannibal 12. 2B--Butkiewicz. HR--Fuentes. SF--Sechen, Lindsay. SB--Lambert, Clarke, Sanchez, Donohue. CS--Walters, Lindsay.

IP H R ER BB SO

Kokomo

Brockhouse W,4-1 5 4 1 1 3 8

Lannon 1 1 0 0 1 1

Nix 2 1 0 0 1 2

Hunley 1 0 0 0 2 2

Hannibal

Kujawa L,1-4 5 7 7 6 2 3

Cardona 2 0 1 1 5 2

Wienhoff 1 0 0 0 0 2

Soto 1 2 1 1 1 0

WP--Brockhouse 2, Lannon 3. PB--Nozicka.

Umpires--Plate, Steve Metts; Field, Aason Ashlock.

T--3:08. A--1,445.

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