Bombers get road wins; Patriot grad places second

From Herald Staff Reports

The Bombers hit the road while one local track athlete made an impact at an event dubbed ‘The Meet of Champions’. Here’s a recap of this weekend’s area sports action.

Bombers go 2-1 on road: After winning just one of their first seven games, the Dubois County Bombers won two games on the road this past weekend as they defeated Owensboro 8-7 and Henderson 7-5 while falling to Paducah 6-5.

Against the RiverDawgs, the Bombers got off to a fast start with four runs in the first inning and held off a late Owensboro charge for the victory. Tanner Craig drove in three runs for the Bombers while Evan Hall got the win on the mound.

The victory against the Flash  on Sunday came down to the very end as the Bombers scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to break a 5-5 tie and send the Bombers back to Dubois County with a winning record over the weekend. Nolan Ramsey’s two-run home run which drove in Nick Gonzalez was the dagger. Ramsey finished 3-for-5 with 3 RBI’s, Cooper Trinkle had a home run that drove in one of his two RBIs and Tobe Whitten was the winning pitcher.

The loss against the Chiefs was a heartbreaker as the Bombers saw an early lead fall apart as Paducah tied things up at 5-5 in the bottom of the eighth and then walked off winners in the bottom of the 11th inning courtesy of a pinch-hit double from Tyler Hubbard. Gonzalez, Ramsey, Payton Mattingly and Brad Fuhrhop all had two hits each for the Bombers while Jacob Frankel took the loss on the mound.

Hufnagel competes at Meet of Champions: Heritage Hills grad Noah Hufnagel was selected to compete for Team Indiana in the 3200m run this past Saturday in the Midwest Meet of Champions held at Michigan State University.

Hufnagel ran a new personal best time of 9:17.79 and held off several challengers to finish second in the race. Team Indiana defeated Team Michigan and Team Ohio to win the meet for the first time in eight years. Indiana finished first with 200 points, Michigan was second with 153 and Ohio placed third with 120.

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