No Sting from Hornets as Hopkinsville Blanks Hancock County


The Hopkinsville Tigers are starting to greatly resemble a team that will have to be dealt with in the 2nd Region come postseason time. The Tiger pitching staff came up with its 4th shutout of the season Tuesday as Hopkinsville rolled to a 10-0 six-inning win at Choctawhatchee High School during the Fort Walton Beach Bash.

In his first start of the season, Gavin Powell went all six innings for the Tigers, giving up just four hits, while striking out five and walking two. With Powell’s performance Tuesday, Hoptown now has five pitchers with an ERA of 2.44 or less, three of those under 1.00.

Hopkinsville took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first after Zach Moss reached on an error, stole second, advanced to third on a passed ball, and then scored on a ground out.

The Tigers added to their lead in the top of the third. J.J. Thompson walked and then scored on a Moss double. Moss stole third and then scored on another Hancock error and the lead was 3-0.


Hopkinsville then put the game away in the top of the sixth with a 7-run outburst. Chase Fort and Gavin Mitchell had the big hits in the inning.

For the game, Zach Moss was 2-3 with a double, an RBI, and three runs scored. Gavin Mitchell was 2-3 with a double, two RBIs, and a run scored. The Tigers totaled six hits for the game and took advantage of four Hancock County errors. Hancock County pitchers also gave up seven walks.

The Tigers improved to 9-2 and will get Wednesday off before returning to action on the Gulf Coast on Thursday.

Hopkinsville vs Hancock County at Fort Walton

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