Bombers six-game win streak comes to a close

From Herald Staff Reports

With the regular season beginning to wrap up for the Ohio Valley League, the Dubois County Bombers are looking to enter the postseason on a high note.

The weekend started well enough with a 10-9 extra inning victory over the Hoptown Hoppers on Friday but the Bombers saw their six-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday as they fell 14-6 to the Henderson Flash. The Bombers were also supposed to play Fulton on Sunday but were rained out.

After falling behind 2-0 early Friday night, the Bombers exploded for a seven-run third inning with two runs scoring via walks, an RBI single from Brad Fuhrhop and a three-run home run from Cooper Trinkle for a 7-2 lead after three.

However, the Hoppers worked their way back with a five-run fourth inning and added a few more runs late as the two squads found themselves tied at 9-9 going into the top of the 10th.

After Tanner Craig flied out to start the 10th, Fuhrhop reached first on an error and Trinkle singled to put runners on the corner. Then, Evan Kahre drove in Fuhrhop on an RBI groundout to give the Bombers the 10-9 lead.

The Hoppers would get one runner on base in the bottom of the 10th on a dropped third strike but Tobe Whitten was able to record the save and get the Bombers the victory. Trinkle’s three RBIs led the Bombers while Ryan Luckett got the win on the mound.

On Saturday, Henderson’s offense was just too much for Dubois County to overcome as the Flash outhit the Bombers 15 to 6 en route to the 14-6 victory.

The Bombers led 6-4 after two innings but were outscored 10-0 in the final seven innings of play. Craig and Nick Gonzales both had two hits each for the Bombers while Craig drove in four of the six Bomber runs. The other two RBIs came courtesy of Nolan Ramsey. Evan Hall took the loss on the mound.

The Bombers will wrap up the regular season this week with home games against Paducah on Monday and Muhlenberg County on Tuesday and finish the season at Owensboro on Wednesday night.

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