Late rally falls short for Bombers

From Herald Staff Reports


After winning game one in their first round playoff series against the Henderson Flash in comeback fashion, it nearly looked like the Dubois County Bombers were going to take the series sweep on another come-from-behind inning.

However, the Bombers late rally fell just short as they left the tying run stranded on base and Henderson took game two 5-4 to force a deciding game three tonight at League Stadium at 7 p.m. after rain washed out yesterday’s attempt at the final game.

On Saturday, the Bombers got thing started quickly as they took a 2-0 run after two innings courtesy of RBI singles from John McDonald and Evan Kahre. But the Flash were able to answer back quickly as they scored two runs of their own in the third inning to tie the game up at 2-2.

The Bombers once again got another run in the top of the fifth via an RBI single from Tobe Whitten but just like that, the Flash put up their biggest inning of the game as they scored two runs off of a Paul Haupt home run and an RBI single from Nolan Fertig to put the Flash ahead 5-3.

After Ben Wilcoxson struck out to begin the ninth inning, Kahre and Nolan Ramsey reached via a single and a walk. Then, Nick Gonzales advanced Kahre to third base on a groundout where McDonald would then drive him in on the next at-bat with his second RBI single of the game. However, with Ramsey on third base Whitten flied out and the ball game was over.

Gonzales led the way with three hits while Kahre and McDonald both had two hits a piece. Starter Evan Sankey received the loss on the mound as he pitched five innings while giving up eight hits and four earned runs.

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