Hannibal Hoots Win in 13 innings, 6-5 in Quincy Friday
The Hannibal Hoots shook off Thursday's home loss, edging the Quincy Gems 6-5 in 13 innings Friday at QU Stadium.
Hannibal started quickly, scoring three times in the first on RBI base hits by DH Dylan Dodd and first baseman Aaron Goecks, with a third run scoring on an error. They added another in the second on a bases loaded single by Dodd.
The Hoots led 5-3 going into the bottom of the ninth, but Quincy would tie the game, scoring twice on an RBI triple by center fielder Francisco Rodriguez, who would later score on an error.
The game stayed tied until the 13th inning, when Goecks led off with a home run for the Hoots. Tyler Lunger, in his fifth inning of relief, retired the Gems in order in the bottom of the inning for the win.
Hannibal's record now stands at 15-18, while the Gems fall to15-19.
The Hoots are home Saturday at 6:35 p.m. and Sunday at 3:05 p.m. for inter-divisional match-ups with the Kokomo Jackrabbits.