Graham, Hill help lead Bombers to home victory

From Herald Staff Reports

While rain once again put a damper on two of the Dubois County Bombers’ games this past weekend, they were at least able to get one contest in ahead of the storms.

The Bombers improved to 7-6 on the season with an 8-5 victory over the Hoptown Hoppers in front of the home faithful at League Stadium in Huntingburg.

Hoptown jumped out to an early 3-0 lead right away in the first inning but the Bombers slowly but surely clawed their way back into the game. Their first run of the game came in the bottom of the second inning when Britton Graham scored Tyler Best with an RBI single to trim the lead to 3-1.

The Bombers’ big inning was the bottom of the fourth as four runs crossed the plate as Dubois County took a 5-3 advantage. An RBI single from Marcus Hill, a two-RBI triple from Evan Kahre and a sacrifice fly from Zuriel Collins helped to put Dubois County in front.

Two more RBIs from Graham and Hill would round out Dubois County’s scoring for the evening in the seventh inning as the Bombers held on to win, despite a few late runs from the Hoppers in the eighth inning.

Britton Graham was a perfect 4-for-4 with three RBIs while Evan Kahre and Marcus Hill both also had two hits and drove in two runs.

Chase Rudy was the winning pitcher as he threw three and a half innings of relief work while allowing two runs (zero earned) while striking out four and walking two. Starting pitcher Alex Franklin struck out six batters.

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