Prospect League

Hoots wrap up Prospect League season with home victory

Chris Iazzetta
By THE HERALD-WHIG STAFF
Posted: Aug. 3, 2018 12:01 am Updated: Aug. 3, 2018 11:50 pm

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A four-run sixth inning helped the Hannibal Hoots wrap up their season with a 7-3 Prospect League victory over Springfield Friday night at Clemens Field.

The Hoots finished their inaugural season 25-35 and in fifth place in the West Division, 11 games out of first place behind the division winner Danville Dans, who defeated the Terre Haute Rex 9-6 Friday to win the division championship.

Chris Iazzetta's two-run single with one out in the sixth snapped a 3-3 tie. Iazzetta stole and scored on Sam Nozicka's single for a 6-3 lead.

One out later, Nozicka scored all the way from first base when Daunte DeCello singled and an error was made on the play.

Hannibal scored its first three runs in the bottom of the second inning. With the Hoots trailing 1-0, Tommy Kraus singled home Aaron Goecks. After a single by DeCello, Patrick Donohue singled home Kraus and DeCello for a 3-1 lead.

The Sliders tied the score at 3 by scoring in the third and fourth.

In the third, Logan Stephens hit an RBI double to make it 3-2. In the fourth, Matthew Hudgins tied the game on a sacrifice fly.

Nozicka, Kraus and DeCello had two hits apiece for Hannibal. Frankie Garcia relieved starter Randall Coxwell in the fifth and pitched two innings for the victory, despite walking two batters and allowing two hits.

Hoots 7, Sliders 3

Springfield Hannibal

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Lopez 3b 5 0 0 0 Donohue cf 4 0 1 2

Miller dh 3 0 1 0 Lane 2b 0 0 0 0

Hudgins lf 4 1 2 1 Mercado ss 2 0 0 0

Damon ss 5 0 0 0 Roscetti 3b 4 1 1 0

Stphens rf 5 0 2 1 Satunas 1b 3 0 0 0

Larson 1b 3 0 1 0 Whitman rf 1 0 1 0

Dugan c 3 1 1 0 Goecks 1b-rf 3 2 0 0

Zrbrugg cf 3 1 2 0 Izzetta dh 4 1 1 2

White 2b 4 0 2 1 Nozicka c 4 1 2 1

Kraus lf 4 1 2 1

DeCello 2b-ss 4 1 2 0

Totals 35 3 11 3 Totals 33 7 10 6?Springfield 011 100 000 -- 3

Hannibal 030 004 00x -- 7

E -- Stephens, Larson, Roscetti 2. LOB -- Springfield 11, Hannibal 5. DP -- Springfield 1. 2B -- Stephens. SF -- Hudgins. SB -- Lane, Mercado, Roscetti, Iazzetta, Nozicka, Kraus, DeCello. PB -- Dugan, Nozicka.

IP H R ER BB SO

Springfield

Stephens L,5-1 5 1-3 4 4 1 1 3

Ricker 2 2-3 6 3 3 1 4

Hannibal

Coxwell 4 7 3 2 2 4

Garcia W,1-0 2 2 0 0 2 0

Kujawa 1 2 0 0 0 1

Wienhoff 2 0 0 0 0 1

WP -- Ricker 2, Coxwell. HBP -- by Stephens (Mercado), by Garcia (Larson).

Umpires -- Plate, Bob Coons; Bases, Dennis George. T -- 2:54. A -- 480.

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