Bombers double down on big innings, rally late

From Herald Staff Reports

The Dubois County Bombers saved their best offense for last.

Scoring four runs in the seventh inning and piling up four more tallies in the eighth, Dubois County erased a pair of deficits to power past the Owensboro Oilers 10-7 on Sunday night at League Stadium in Huntingburg. The Bombers (10-7) trailed 5-2 before their first four-run burst, and after Owensboro pushed back ahead with two runs in the top of the eight, Dubois County raced away with another four-spot in its half of the inning.

Shain Showers, Andre Davis and Jarret Young all supplied RBIs in the eighth before Davis delivered again in the eighth, severing a 7-all tie with a two-run triple. Hunter Serrato capped the Bombers’ power surge with an RBI double to score Davis.

Jasper High School graduate Dane Giesler was responsible for the first Bomber run as he socked a double in the first inning to chase home Jacob Armstrong. Giesler reached base in all four trips to the plate, as he also walked and was hit by a pitch twice.

Johnathon Williams, the third Bomber pitcher of the night after starter Kyle Briner worked the first six innings, collected the win. Clint Chestnut subdued Owensboro in the ninth to collect the save.

Saturday, the Bombers jumped to an early 2-0 lead at Madisonville before storms invaded and wiped out the remainder of the contest. The Bombers and Pirates will make up the game in a doubleheader July 16.

Dubois County has today off before a two-day jaunt through Kentucky; the Bombers will visit Owensboro on Tuesday and Fulton on Wednesday before returning to Huntingburg on Thursday to face Fulton again. First pitch is slated for 7 p.m. at League Stadium.

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