Bombers draw hefty holiday crowd, nipped in 10th inning

From Herald Staff Reports

Playing in front of 2,289 fans, their biggest crowd of the season, the Dubois County Bombers figured they’d give the fans some free baseball. They just didn’t get the result they were seeking.

Scoreless after the ninth inning, Dubois County and Madisonville headed to the 10th inning on Thursday night at League Stadium. Once there, the Pirates pushed the only run of the game with an RBI double, stinging the Bombers with a 1-0 defeat.

Thursday night was believed to be the largest crowd the Bombers have ever drawn, said Mike Uebelhor, who is part of the 13-member Dubois County Baseball, LLC., which purchased the Bombers last season.

“The only thing that could have been better was a 1-0 win,” Uebelhor said. “Everything was beyond expectations, really. It was perfect.”

Shain Showers mustered a single in the bottom half of the 10th, though he was one of eight baserunners the Bombers (14-13) left stranded.

Kyle Briner started strong for Dubois County, tossing eight shutout innings, striking out five while allowing just five hits and one walk. Pike Central High School graduate Clint Chestnut (2-3) pitched the final two frames, allowing just the one run and hit. He also struck out one and walked one.
On Wednesday, Dubois County collected a 4-2 win at Madisonville (13-13), as the Bombers scored once in the third inning and added three more in the sixth.

In the third, Bo Ausmus drove home Casey Ryan with an RBI single after Ryan singled and advanced to second base on a passed ball. Then in the sixth, a handful of Bombers helped out.

Ausmus reached on an error and then scored on another Pirate miscue, Showers contributed a run-scoring single that brought home Andre Davis and 2012 Jasper High School graduate Dane Giesler walked and scored on a passed ball.

Ryan finished 2-for-4 with a run scored for the Bombers.

Dubois County hosts Owensboro (12-13) tonight at 7 at League Stadium.

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