Eight-run third inning leads Flash past Bombers

From Herald Staff Reports

Early on in Tuesday night’s game, the Dubois County Bombers found themselves with a 3-2 lead over the Henderson Flash. However, an eight-run third inning put the Flash ahead 10-3 and they never looked back from there, cruising to an 11-6 victory.

Dubois County did score runs in each of the sixth, eighth and ninth innings but unfortunately the comeback wasn’t enough as Henderson’s scoring barrage in the third inning was enough to seal the deal.

The Bombers started the scoring in the second inning when Bryson McNay scored on an error to put Dubois County up 1-0. Henderson quickly answered with a two-run bottom of the second but the Bombers once again took the lead in the top of the third courtesy of a two-RBI double from Matt Ellis to make it 3-2.

It was then that the Flash scored eight runs in the bottom of the third to take a 10-3 advantage. A two-RBI double from Nolan Melton, a run scored on an error, an RBI groundout from Austin Domer, a two-RBI single from Josh Johnston, an RBI single from Justen Freeman and a bases-loaded walk rounded out the inning for Henderson.

The Bombers did muster three more runs the rest of the evening — a solo home run from Bryson McNay in the 6th, Austin Duffy scored on a wild pitch in the 8th and Benji Brokemond drove in a run on a fielder’s choice in the 9th. However, those runs wouldn’t be enough as the Bombers fell to Henderson on the road.

Matt Ellis led the way with three base hits and two RBIs while Tyler Van Pelt, Easton Stewart, Bryson McNay and Austin Duffy all also had multiple base knocks.

Brennan LaBarbera fell to 1-2 on the season as he pitched 2 innings while giving up six hits, seven earned runs and four walks. Chase Hug struck out six batters in relief while giving up two hits and one earned run while Patrick Queener pitched three scoreless innings in relief with four strikeouts.

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