Bombers finish weekend with perfect 3-0 record

From Herald Staff Reports

It was a rather impressive weekend for the Dubois County Bombers as they defeated the Paducah Chiefs on Saturday at home and took both games of a doubleheader on the road against Madisonville to improve to 16-13 on the season.

On Saturday, the Bombers defeated the Chiefs 8-5 at League Stadium in front of a packed crowd. Dubois County jumped out to a 3-0 lead right away in the first inning after an RBI groundout from Matt Ellis and a two-RBI single from Tucker Schank. While the Chiefs eventually made it 3-2, a four-run fourth inning helped push the Bombers ahead for good as they never looked back. Schank, Benji Brokemond and Tyler Van Pelt all had multiple base hits while Brokemond and Schank both drove in two runs. Devin Morris had six strikeouts in relief for the Bombers.

Sunday saw the Bombers put up some key base hits including a total of three home runs. In the opening game, Dubois County was victorious 4-1 as they scored all four of their runs before the third inning. Evan Kahre hit his first home run of the season in the third inning while Britton Graham led the way with three runs driven in. Bennett Shoptaw was the winning pitcher on the mound as he struck out eight batters while allowing seven hits and one earned run.

In the nightcap, Dubois County exploded for nine runs on 11 hits as they defeated Madisonville 9-1. Tyler Best hit his first home run of the year, a two-run blast, in the sixth inning while Chase Hug hit his sixth home run of the year. Best led the way with three base hits and four runs driven in while Hug, Adam Hedinger and Zuriel Collins all also had multiple base knocks. Patrick Queener struck out seven batters to record the win on the mound for the Bombers.

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