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HoCo uses extremely explosive third to down Flowery Branch in five

The HoCo Bears baseball team hosted the Flowery Branch Falcons in game two of their three game round robin mini tournament earlier this afternoon and the result was a Bears victory 12-2 in five innings. The Falcons got the scoring started in the top half of the first inning when Kyle Adamec hit a rbi single to drive in David Ojeda to make the score 1-0 FB.

The visitors added another run in the top half of the third inning when David Ojeda stole second and would eventually make it around to home plate to make the score 2-0 after an error by Eli Stephens. After a slow and flat start to the ball game, HoCo would absolutely turn the game on it’s head in the last of the third and it started when Ethan Buffone was walked to carousel the bases to drive in Kendall Jackson to make the score 2-1 Falcons.

HoCo tied the game at two a piece when Christian Wahiwe scored on a wild pitch and the Bears took the lead when Will Allen hit a two rbi single to drive in Troy Carpenter and Ethan Buffone to make the score 4-2 HoCo. Vick Gann got in on the action by hitting a two rbi single to drive in Will Allen and Hudson Sherman to make the score 6-2 in favor of the Bears.

That is when Kendall Jackson came up to the plate and he would crank his first career home run to center, a three run jack to make the score 9-2 in favor of the host. Troy Carpenter would hit an rbi double to drive in Christian Wahiwe and HoCo would lead 10-2 going into the top half of the fourth inning. The Bears added to their lead when Ethan Buffone scored on a wild pitch to make the score 11-2 Bears after four innings of play.

The host would end the game in the bottom of the fifth when Kendall Jackson scored on a wild pitch to give HoCo the 12-2 victory in five innings. HoCo was led in rbis by Kendall Jackson with three, followed by Vick Gann and Will Allen with two, and Troy Carpenter and Ethan Buffone with one each. Kyle Adamec was responsible for Flowery Branch’s lone rbi of the contest.

HoCo SP Landon Tankersley surrendered two runs (one earned) on two hits, walking two, and striking out five in four innings of work. Tyson Ganas and Brooks Willis relieved Tankersley in the fifth inning and they combined to allow no runs on no hits, walking one and striking out two.

The Falcons’ pitchers combined to allow 12 runs (all earned) on nine hits, walking seven, and striking out six in four innings. The Bears improve to 4-1 on the season and will take on Mary Persons later tonight while Flowery Branch falls to 3-3 and will prep to host Dacula next Wednesday.

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