Late offensive surge leads Bombers to run-rule victory

From Herald Staff Reports

The Dubois County Bombers had held a three to four run advantage for most of the evening on Thursday night against the Franklin Duelers. However, it was a late six-run surge in the eighth inning that sent the Bombers home early as they defeated the Duelers 11-1 with the game ending a little earlier than planned due to the run rule.

After a run scored early for Dubois County, the Bombers took a 4-0 lead after three innings of play thanks to a three-run bomb over the centerfield wall by Matt Joslin which scored Tyler Van Pelt and Benji Brokemond. While the Duelers got on the board in the fourth inning after a solo shot from James Marcinokwski, that would be their only run of the ballgame.

The big inning of the game was the eighth inning as Austin Duffy, Marcus Hill, Matt Ellis, Zuriel Collins, Easton Stewart and Benji Brokemond all scored runs to end the game prematurely.

On the mound, it was an extremely impressive start from Patrick Queener as he improved to 3-1 on the season. He pitched six innings while giving up just two hits and one earned run while striking out seven batters.




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