Hoppers start fast, snip Bomber streak

From Herald Staff Reports

It was fun while it lasted, but the Dubois County Bombers’ second-longest win streak of the summer expired Friday night.

Hoptown jumped the Bombers for three runs in the first inning and piled on the lead late to send Dubois County to a 9-3 defeat at League Stadium in Huntingburg. The Hoppers (23-10) cranked out 15 hits against three Bomber pitchers and capitalized on three Bomber errors to gain some distance in a matchup of teams accustomed to playing tight games with each other. The last four meetings between the Bombers and Hoppers this season had all been decided by a single run.

Bo Ausmus singled to drive in Casey Ryan with a first-inning run that trimmed Hoptown’s early lead to 3-1, but the Bombers (17-17) didn’t score again until the Hoppers hiked their lead to 8-1. Rick Linton, the only Bomber with a multihit game, plated Jacob Armstrong with an RBI single in the seventh, and Armstong scored again in the ninth when Jarret Young rapped an RBI hit.

The Bombers will visit Hopkinsville tonight to play the back end of a home-and-home series before returning home Sunday to face Madisonville. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. at League Stadium.

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