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Hopewell 7- and 9-Year-Old Teams Lose Saturday Morning Games

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In what will be a full day of action at the Kane Road Fields, the Hopewell 7-and-9-Year Olds opened up play Saturday morning in the 2024 Hopewell All-Star Tournament sponsored by Bruster’s Ice Cream of Hopewell.

HOPEWELL 7-YEAR-OLD ALL-STARS

In a low-scoring, good defensive game, the Ambridge 7-Year-Old team defeated Hopewell by the score of 4-3.

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The Vikings had a chance in the final inning as they had the bases loaded but the Ambridge 3rd baseman fielded a groundball and stepped on third base for the final out of the game.

Hopewell will return to the field at Noon to take on Moon. Ambridge goes up against Canon Mac at 2 pm, with the final game of the day in this age group taking place at 4 pm between Canon Mac and Moon.

HOPEWELL 9-YEAR-OLD ALL-STARS

Hopewell’s 9-year-old started play last night and defeated Ellwood City by the score of 13-0.

They were back on the field this morning at 9 AM to take on New Brighton. Unfortunately, the bats weren’t as productive as they were on Friday night as they lost by the score of 14-4.

After New Brighton jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the 1st, Hopewell responded as Jack Holsinger drew a leadoff walk, stole second base and would score on a New Brighton fielding error.

Bowen Smith came on to pitch the second inning for Hopewell and was outstanding as the set New Brighton down in order 1-2-3. Smith recorded two strikeouts and got a New Brighton batter to pop up to 3rd baseman Declan Lavia. The score remained 1-1 thru 2 innings.

New Brighton took the lead again in the 3rd inning as they scored 3 runs, a couple courtesy of a Hopewell error. New Brighton 4-1.

Hopewell had a chance in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Lucas Strano led off by ripping a ball down the 3rd base line for a double. The Vikings would put another runner on base but couldn’t drive them in. Score remained 4-1.

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In the top of the 4th, Eden Lingenfelter came on to pitch and did a great job striking out 2 batters and setting New Brighton down 1-2-2.

In the bottom of the 4th, Hopewell once again had a chance to get back in the game as they got 2 runners on but couldn’t bring them in.

The game got away from the Vikings in the 5th and 6th inning as they allowed 10 runs.

FINAL SCORE: NEW BRIGHTON 14 HOPEWELL 4

Hopewell finishes pool play with a record of 1-1 and will have to wait to see where they’re seeded tomorrow in bracket play.

Other teams competing in the 9-year-old division are Ellwood City, Hampton, Riverside and Central Valley.

HOPEWELL 11-YEAR-OLD ALL-STARS

The Hopewell 11-year-olds were in action last night and defeated Beaver 11-0.

Hopewell 11-Year Old All-Stars Open With 11-0 Win Over Beaver

They will place the final game of the day tonight as they take on Scott Township at 6 PM.

Other 11-year-old teams participating are Moon, South Park, Washington and Central Valley.

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