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Hoots win second straight

Courier-Post Staff
Posted: Jun. 6, 2019 4:12 pm

The Hannibal Hoots own a winning streak of two games after defeating the Normal CornBelters 9-2 on Wednesday night in Normal, Ill.
Hannibal, 2-3, pleaded the majority of its runs in bunches, scoring four times in both the first and fourth innings.
Joe Roscetti started the Hannibal first inning with a ground rule double. He would score on a single by Diego Munoz.
With two away Kyler Kent reached on an error. Connor Manthey followed with a home run.
Brett Zimmerman then hit a home run of his own.
It was Manthey and Zimmerman's first homers of the season.
Leading 5-1 after three innings, the Hoots broke the game open with a four-run fourth.
The key blow of the frame was a three-run homer by Benjamin Swords. It was Swords' first home run of the season.
Swords, Roscetti and Grant Hannant each had a pair of hits for Hannibal.
Hunter Becker delivered a strong pitching performance for the Hoots, yielding just three hits and a run in seven innings. He struck out 10 and walked no one.
Jacob Young would finish up. He gave up a lone unearned run in two innings. He struck out three.
Hannibal was scheduled to face Quincy Thursday night in QU Stadium.

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