An exceptional effort byDean Hopperspurred the Bear River Tigers to a 20-16 win in six innings over the Sierra Foothill Angels on Friday.
Dean Hopper hits his second HR of the game to knot the score at 16-16
Hopper racked up eight RBIs on four hits for the Tigers. He tripled in the second inning, doubled in the fourth inning, and homered in the first and fifth innings.
The Bear River found themselves down in the third inning but managed to fight back and claim the win.
Brennan Schad racked up five RBIs on two hits for the Tigers. He tripled in the fourth inning and doubled in the sixth inning.
The two teams combined for 36 runs and 22 hits, including 11 extra base hits. Both bullpens were busy with 13 pitchers used in the game as the skippers of both squads tried to finish it off.
The Bear River handled the Angels pitching as six hitters combined for nine hits, 14 RBIs and 15 runs scored.
Seven relief pitchers finished off the game for the Tigers. Mason Giordano faced six batters in relief, while Connor Castorina managed to record three outs to aid the victory.
The top of the first saw the Bear River LL Major Tigers take an early lead, 2-0. A two-run blast by Dean, plating Braden Fowler started the inning off.
Sierra Foothill scored six runs of their own in the first. The Angels scored on a walks in the early going.
The Tigers pushed three runs across in each of the second, third and fifth. In the second, Bear River scored on a groundout by Alexander Bohn, scoring Connor Tidd.
The Angels quickly matched Bear River's strong inning with a six-run inning of their own in the second.
It didn't take long for the Angels to answer as they scored four runs of their own in the third. Sierra Foothill scored on a walk and a three-run double.
The Tigers never surrendered the lead after the sixth inning, scoring four runs on a two-run double by Schad, an error, and a steal of home by Brekyn Vasquez.
Vasquez was the final pitcher in the 3 plus hour contest who earned the win on a double play ground ball to second baseman Braden Fowler who threw the ball to shortstop Hopper how proceeded to throw the ball for the game's final out to Caleb Hurst at first.