Bombers dominate Hoppers for doubleheader sweep

From Herald Staff Reports

Tuesday evening was a rather dominant one for the Dubois County Bombers as they defeated the Hoptown Hoppers twice in Hopkinsville for a doubleheader sweep to improve to 12-10 on the season. A Chase Hug two-run homer in the sixth inning gave the Bombers a 3-2 victory in the opening contest and then a plethora of base hits helped Dubois County roll to an 11-0 victory in the nightcap.

The Bombers jumped out to a 1-0 lead early in the opening game thanks to an RBI from Matt Ellis but the Hoppers quickly answered back as they led 2-1 after three innings of play. There wouldn’t be any more runs scored until the sixth inning when Hug sent a moonshot over the right field wall to score two runs and give Dubois County the victory.

Ellis and Tyler Best both had two hits a piece while Patrick Queener pitched a complete game victory on the mound. He gave up just five hits while striking out eight batters.

In the nightcap, the Bombers scored six runs right away in the top of the first inning to take full control of the game. RBI’s from Ellis, Easton Stewart, two walks and an error helped give the Bombers a big advantage right away.

They scored two more runs in the third on an error and a sacrifice fly from Matt Joslin to make it 8-0 and then three more runs came home to score in the fourth inning to make it 11-0, the final runs of the game. Doubles from Tyler Van Pelt and Adam Duffy as well as a wild pitch were the final run scoring plays of the night for the Bombers.

Hug and Stewart led the way with two hits each while Devin Morris had an incredible starting performance on the mound. He pitched five scoreless innings, giving up just four hits while striking out nine batters.

Jasper alum Jacob Lents had a tough outing starting on the mound for the Hoppers. He pitched a little over an inning as he gave up two hits and five earned runs while walking six Dubois County batters. It was his fourth outing of the season for Hoptown.

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