Hedinger highlights Bombers 2019 roster

From Herald Staff Reports


The Dubois County Bombers announced the roster for the 2019 squad late Monday evening.

This year’s roster features just one Dubois County alum as former Jasper catcher and current Franklin College athlete Adam Hedinger will compete in the Ohio Valley League this summer.

Two of Hedinger’s Wildcat teammates, Evan Aders and Reece Kleinhelter, were members of the Dubois County squad last season. Hedinger was a member of the Jasper squad that reached the IHSAA Class 3A Baseball State Finals in 2017. The Cats were defeated 4-0 by South Bend St. Joseph’s at Victory Field in Indianapolis.

This will be the first season with Travis LaMar at the helm for the Bombers. LaMar was a pitching coach for the Bombers in 2018 and an assistant coach in 207. Andy Lasher had been the manager for Dubois County since 2015 but stepped down after accepting a hitting coach position with Eastern Illinois University, a Division I program.

The Bombers are represented by 16 different colleges and 10 different states. Returning from last year’s Bluegrass World Series Championship team are outfielder Evan Kahre (Olney Central) and left-handed pitcher Ryan Luckett (Rend Lake College). Kahre will be heading to the University of Evansville while Luckett is heading to Western Kentucky.

Indiana natives on this year’s Bomber squad are right-handed pitcher Alex Franklin (Bloomington, Indiana University), infielder/outfielder Tyler Van Pelt (Bloomington, Indiana University), Garron Moffett (Newburgh, Lipscomb University), Jalen “JJ” Woolwine (Fishers, Miami of Ohio), Chase Hug (Indianapolis, Olney Central), Samuel Steimel (Sullivan, University of Evansville), Bryson McNay (Sellersburg, University of Southern Indiana), Chase Rudy (New Albany, University of Southern Indiana) and Lucas McNew (Floyds Knobs, University of Southern Indiana).

Other notable members of this year’s squad are New Mexico State shortstop Austin Duffy and catcher Britton Graham, Hawaii infielder Tyler Best and Tennessee right-hander Bennett Shoptaw and catcher Matt Ellis.

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