Bombers win tourney opener, Reds name starter

From Herald Staff Reports


The second day of the Bluegrass World Series in Louisville got underway yesterday which meant the Dubois County Bombers got to play their opening tournament game against the Sterling X-Press.

The Bombers found themselves trailing 2-1 going into the bottom of the eighth inning but used a huge four-run bottom half of the inning to pull away and get the 5-2 victory to take their first win of the tourney.

Both teams were scoreless until the top of the seventh inning when a Sterling run scored off of a Luke Fritton wild pitch. The Bombers were quick to answer back with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning when John McDonald drove in Tanner Craig on an RBI single.

Once again however, the X-Press scored again in the top half of the 8th as a run scored on a fielder’s choice to open Sterling’s lead to 2-1.

Then came Dubois County’s big inning. Cooper Trinkle led the inning off with a single and Craig drew a walk but quickly the Bombers found themselves with two outs as Evan Kahre and Nolan Ramsey had struck out and flied out. However, Ramsey’s fly out advanced Trinkle to third and he would score on a second RBI single from McDonald to tie the game at 2-2.

Evan Aders was up next at the plate and he did what he does best — blast a moonshot over the left field wall of Slugger Field for a three-run homer to give the Bombers a 5-2 lead.

Jaxson Blair came into the game in the top of the ninth to get the save for the Bombers and the win was secured. Starting pitcher Jacob Frankel pitched six innings and gave up just one hit while striking out nine. Trinkle, McDonald and Aders all had two hits a piece.

Gobert named starter: The Jasper Reds will be playing their second game of the Bluegrass World Series tonight against the Sterling X-Press and Nick Gobert has been named the starting pitcher.


Gobert, a Jasper alum and University of Southern Indiana alum, helped lead the Cats to a 113-18 record during his four seasons and produced a 22-2 career record on the mound. Before transferring to USI, Gobert began his collegiate career at the University of Dayton.

First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. this afternoon at Slugger Field.

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