Chris Hoopingarner, Franklin College, Baseball (Pitcher)

Franklin College’s Chris Hoopingarner (Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central) helped the Grizzlies secure the No. 4 seed in this week’s HCAC tournament and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week for the second time. 

The senior pitcher recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts and allowed just one unearned run in eight innings as FC beat Bluffton 10-1 Friday evening. 

The lefty earned his seventh win of the season, allowing just two extra base hits in the outing. 

Franklin (24-15, 15-10 HCAC) will open the HCAC tournament at Manchester against the host Spartans at 12:00 PM Thursday.

HCAC Baseball
Week 1
Hayden Cleveland, Franklin College
Week 2  Chris Hoopingarner, Franklin College
Week 3  R.J. Carroll, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Week 4  Andrew Stull, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Week 5  Braden Johnson, Transylvania University
Week 6  Josh Copp, Manchester University
Week 7 Nate Hube, Earlham College
Week 8 Taylor Glaze, Franklin College
Week 9 Dylan Padgett, Manchester University
Week 10 Chris Hoopingarner, Franklin College