High-powered offense sends Bombers to series lead

From Herald Staff Reports

Through the first three games of the Ohio Valley League playoffs, the Dubois County Bombers have scored 44 runs. To no one's surprise, the Bombers have won all three of those games.

Dubois County took a 1-0 series lead in the OVL semifinals with a 15-6 victory over the Henderson Flash at B.T. Wayne Field on Monday evening. The Bombers racked up 17 hits including a pair of home runs to help give them the advantage for their home meeting tonight against the Flash at League Stadium at 7 p.m.

The Bombers first home run of the night came in the third inning when Tyler Best launched a moonshot over the right field wall for a three-run blast that put Dubois County ahead 4-1. After Henderson marched back and made it 4-3, a bases-clearing double from Bryson McNay made it 7-3 in the sixth while RBIs from Benji Brokemond and Matt Ellis put the Bombers up 9-3 by the end of the inning.

After Henderson added a few runs to make it 9-5, the Bombers exploded for a six-run eighth inning to go up 15-5. A Tyler Van Pelt grand slam and another RBI from Hug helped to put the Bombers ahead for good.

Benji Brokemond was 4-for-6 with an RBI while Chase Hug was 3-for-5 with an RBI to lead the way. Tyler Van Pelt, Britton Graham and Bryson McNay all had multiple hits in the win.

Jasper alum Cal Krueger recorded his first victory of the season as he pitched six innings while striking out four batters and walking just one. He gave up six total hits and three earned runs in the victory.

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