Our 2nd best reliever, junior righthander Alex Hoppe, received several accolades during the summer. He was selected to the South All-Star team, attended the Prospect Showcase in North Carolina, and was named second team All-Valley after the season.
From UNC Greensboro, here is what Hoppe did in the Valley:
Among pitchers considered for this list, he finished seventh in ERA, seventh in innings pitched, third in batting average against, second in WHIP, and tied for fourth in K/9. He gave up three earned runs in his first appearance on June 10, but proceeded to allow only two more the entire rest of the season, covering 23 2/3 innings.
Hoppe hasn’t seen a ton of time on the mound for the Spartans:
He was named to the SoCon Academic Honor Roll in 2017-2018.
Watch for an increased role for the righty with the big fastball!