Flash outlast Bombers; Kleinhelter set to join squad

From Herald Staff Reports

The Dubois County Bombers suffered a tough loss on Thursday evening in a game that lasted all the way to early Friday morning. The Henderson Flash defeated the Bombers 12-11 in a 15-inning duel with the Flash scoring the winning run on a sacrifice fly.

While Henderson led 4-2 early in the game, the Bombers took an 11-4 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning. However, the Flash climbed back with two runs in the seventh and five runs in the eighth to force the extra inning affair.

After a walk and a single from Austin Domer put runners on first and third, the Bombers intentionally walked Josh Johnston to load the bases and put a force at every base. However, Mason White scored on a sacrifice fly from Trey Hutchinson to send the Flash home as winners.

Tyler Best and Chase Hug led the way with three hits each while Evan Kahre, Bryson McNay and Zuriel Collins all also had multiple hits. Hug’s three RBIs led all Bombers. Benton McGill took the loss while Devin Morris had the most solid outing on the mound for Dubois County — he pitched six innings while giving up six hits while striking out nine batters.

Kleinhelter added to roster

Jasper native and current University of Southern Indiana pitcher Reece Kleinhelter will be joining the Dubois County Bombers once again. After spending last summer with the Bombers, Kleinhelter has rejoined the roster to fill a pitching vacancy in the Bombers starting rotation due to injuries.

Kleinhelter is slated to start at home this Saturday against the league-leading Owensboro RiverDawgs. Jasper native and current Indiana Hoosier standout Cal Krueger will make his Bomber debut tonight as he will start on the mound at home against the Franklin Duelers. Both games begin at 7 p.m.

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