Franklin junior earns honor from conference

Franklin College junior Chris Hoopingarner has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week.

Hoopingarner helped the Grizzlies sweep Anderson and earn a berth to HCAC Tournament. He pitched nine complete innings, allowing six hits and zero earned runs with eight strikeouts in Franklin’s 3-2 win Friday against Anderson.

Franklin (22-18, 14-11 HCAC) finished third in the league standings and plays Anderson at 3:30 p.m. today in the opening round of the HCAC Tournament at Manchester.

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