Prospect League

Hoots pull plug on Sliders' playoff hopes

Dylan Marble
By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Jul. 31, 2018 7:50 am

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Hoots scored five runs in the final two innings to pull away for a 9-2 victory over the Springfield Sliders on Monday night at Clemens Field.

The loss officially eliminated the Sliders from playoff competition in the West Division of the Prospect League. Springfield (28-27) is sits four games behind second-place Danville with three games remaining in the regular season.

The Hoots (24-33) took a 3-2 lead with a three-run third inning. Alex Satunas had an RBI single, while Dylan Dodd scored on an error and Brady West scored on a wild pitch.

Dodd had an RBI groundout to score Sam Nozicka in the fourth.

That score remained until the seventh, when Dodd smacked a solo home run and Satunas had an RBI double. The Hoots tacked on three runs in the eighth, highlighted by a pinch-hit two-run homer by Aaron Goecks.

Springfield (28-27) scored the game's first runs with two in the top of the third.

Satunas had two hits and drove in two runs for the Hoots. Dodd had three RBIs, and Goecks and two RBIs. West and Patrick Donohue each scored two runs.

Dylan Marble picked up the victory for Hannibal. He allowed two runs in six innings, scattering six hits while striking out six and walking two.

Hoots 9, Sliders 2

Springfield Hannibal

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Stephens lf 5 1 3 0 Donohue 2 2 1 0

Tesmond cf 4 0 0 0 Roscetti lf 4 0 0 0

Milelr dh 3 0 2 0 Dodd rf 4 2 1 3

White 2b 4 0 1 2 Goecks rf 1 1 1 2

Damon ss 4 0 0 0 West c 4 2 1 0

Lopez 3b 3 0 0 0 Satunas 1b 4 0 2 2

Steinwart c 3 0 0 0 Roy 3b 3 0 0 0

Larson 1b 3 1 1 0 DeCello 2b 3 0 1 0

Hudgins rf 4 0 0 0 Nozicka dh 2 1 0 0

Kraus pr 0 1 0 0

Mercado ss 4 0 1 0

Totals 33 2 7 2 Totals 32 9 8 7

Springfield 002 000 000--2

Hannibal 003 100 23x--9

E--Damon. LOB--Springfield 8, Hannibal 7. 2B--Miller 2, Larson, West, Satunas. HR--Dodd, Goecks. HP--Steinwart, Larson, Roy, Nozicka 2. SH--Donohue. SB--Stephens 2, Donohue, Kraus. CS--Stephens.

IP H R ERBB SO

Springfield

Wilson L,0-1 7 6 6 4 4 4

Dugan 1 2 3 3 0 1

Hannibal

Marble W,1-4 6 6 2 2 2 6

Wienhoff 1 0 0 0 0 1

Kuck 1 1 0 0 0 3

Lunger 1 0 0 0 0 2

WP--Wilson 5. HB--Wilson 2, Dugan, Wienhoff, Lunger.

T--2:51. A--426.

Umpires--Plate, Ethan Moore; Field, Tim Burch.

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