Bombers win two of last three, improve to 16-12

From Herald Staff Reports

The Dubois County Bombers have won two of their last three ball games since the Ohio Valley League All-Star Game to move to 16-12 on the summer season.

On Tuesday, the Bombers battled the Madisonville Miners and forced a split in the doubleheader on the road.

The Miners were able to jump ahead 4-0 early in the first game, which included a three-run second inning, to gain decisive advantage in the second inning. They would repeat the triple-score feat in the fourth inning thanks to a Caleb Nobles home run and runs from Devin Davenport and Jay Saunders. But the Bombers weren’t ready to rollover just yet.

Dubois County fought back with three runs in the bottom of the fifth via an Evan Kahre single to score Trevor Ricker, a wild pitch score by Cooper Trinkle, and a Tobe Whitten pop-fly which brought in Kahre. They would add four more runs in the bottom of the seventh with a two RBI-double by Jake Lewis, a sacrifice fly from Ricker, and an RBI single Trinkle to tie the game at 8-8.

Both teams posted two runs in the eighth inning, but the Miners were finally able to wrest the 12-10 victory from the Bombers after a Graham Hackbarth homer and a Nobles sac-fly which scored Hunter Mercer.

However Dubois County flipped the script in the second meeting. And it only took three innings of offense.

The Bombers scored two runs in the top of the second inning: a Ben Wilcoxson groundout scored Evan Aders and a Trinkle double scored Brad Fuhrhop. An Aders single that drove in John McDonald followed in the third inning. McDonald then singled in the top of the fourth to bring in Trinkle. Back-to-back homers from Nolan Ramsey and Tanner Craig sealed the 8-3 victory.

Then in their Fourth of July game, the Bombers let off the fireworks against the Owensboro River Dawgs to the tune of 13-2.

The Bombers jumped out to a 6-0 lead by the end of the third inning. They added another three runs in the sixth to go up 9-1. The Bombers then posted four runs in the bottom of the eighth to seal the deal: Nick Gonzalez drove in Gavin Napier, Wilcoxson scored on an error, and Kahre homered to bring in Gonzalez. 

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