Krueger, Schank join Bombers roster

Herald Staff Reports


The Dubois County Bombers are adding some local flavor to their roster with a midseason update to their squad.

Jasper native and current Indiana University right-handed pitcher Cal Krueger and recent Southridge grad and future IU outfielder Tucker Schank were officially announced as the newest members of the Bombers in a press release presented late Tuesday afternoon.

“We are excited to add both of these local talents to our roster heading towards the end of the regular season and into the OVL playoffs,” Bombers head coach Travis LaMar said in the press release.

Krueger and Schank join Jasper native and current Franklin College catcher Adam Hedinger as the Dubois County representatives for the Bombers this season. The Ohio Valley League summer team has had a tradition of keeping local talent on the roster in the past including players such as Evan Aders, Reece Kleinhelter, Payton Mattingly and Craig Shepherd.

This past season, Krueger pitched in 14 games for the Hoosiers and recorded the victory in a February 26 win against Cincinnati. He had an ERA of 5.50 with 16 total strikeouts and 21 hits allowed.

His career ERA at IU is 3.28 as he had a 7-2 record in 2018 and a 5-2 record during his freshman year in 2017.

During his time at Jasper under head coach Terry Gobert, he was a two-time All-State selection in 2015 and 2016 and owns the Wildcats’ program record with 29 career wins. He was also a .466 career hitter with five home runs and 37 RBIs.

Schank was a three-sport standout athlete at Southridge High School as he was dominant in baseball, football and wrestling.

Under head coach Gene Mattingly, Schank helped the Raiders to back-to-back state finals appearances in 2018 and 2019 and also to their first ever regional and semistate championship titles in school history.

This past year, Schank led the Raiders in several categories including at-bats (112), hits (45) and runs scored (35). He also drove in 21 RBIs with eight total extra-base hits on a .402 batting average.


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