Bombers suffer rough homestand

From Herald Staff Reports

It was a rough two days at League Stadium for the Dubois County Bombers as they were dealt back-to-back losses to the Franklin Duelers and Hoptown Hoppers on consecutive evenings.

On Wednesday, the Bombers looked to be in control of the Duelers early with a 4-0 lead and even led 6-5 late, but a two-RBI double in the top of the ninth inning proved to be the deciding factor for Franklin. The Fourth of July game was pure dominance by Hoptown as they defeated the Bombers 15-6, however the Bombers also had plenty of their own mistakes in this game as they committed 10 total errors.

In the game against Franklin, an RBI double from A.J. Arnold and a run scored via an error put the Bombers ahead 2-0 almost immediately. They quickly expanded that lead to 4-0 after an RBI double from Britton Graham and an RBI groundout from Easton Stewart. However, the Duelers worked their way back and eventually took a 5-4 lead on a solo home run from Ethan Shelton. Dubois County got the lead back in the bottom half of the seventh inning thanks to an RBI groundout from Graham and a bases-loaded walk but the Duelers were victorious on a two-RBI double from John Benevolent.

In last night’s game, the Bombers jumped out to a 1-0 lead early but a five-run second inning quickly put them back in front 5-1. The Bombers made it 5-4 after three innings of play but yet another big inning from Hoptown put them on top once again by a score of 8-4. Dubois County would get as close as 8-6 but two runs in the seventh and eighth innings and a five-run ninth inning allowed Hoptown to pull away for good.

Marcus Hill was the only Dubois County player to have multiple hits while Chase Hug led the way with a pair of RBIs. Tucker Schank also made his Bomber debut as he lined out for the first out of the eighth inning in his only plate appearance. Benji Brokemond was the only player to have an extra-base hit in both games as he recorded a double against the Duelers and Hoppers. 

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