Bombers finish strong with late runs, defensive gemJuly 25, 2013
From Herald Staff Reports
A late jolt of offense and a timely dose of defense Wednesday sent the Dubois County Bombers sailing into the Ohio Valley League playoffs.
Scoring single runs in the eighth and ninth innings, the Bombers overtook Owensboro 2-1 on the road and capped the win by gunning down the potential tying run at the plate for the final out. Owensboro’s Stone Osborne singled and attempted to race home on Austin Edge’s double, but the Bomber right fielder Kyle Schwinghamer cut down Osborne to seal the win in the first of back-to-back clashes between the squads. The big one comes at 7 tonight at League Stadium in Huntingburg, where the Bombers (22-23) and Oilers (19-25) will tangle in a win-or-go-home playoff matchup.
The winner advances to face Hoptown in a best-of-three semifinal series Friday through Sunday. The best-of-three championship series is set for Monday through Wednesday.
Against Owensboro on Tuesday, three Bomber pitchers merged for a six-hitter, with Nolan Schaefer tossing the first five innings, Jackson White recording three shutout frames and A.J. Vasquez working the ninth to ink the save.
The Bombers notched the equalizing run in the eighth inning when Chris Tavares’ RBI single scored Eric McKibban. The winning run arrived courtesy of smallball, as Jarret Young led off the ninth with a bunt single and Shain Showers later bunted Young home from third base.
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