Reversal changes Bomber victory to tieJuly 22, 2014
From Herald Staff Reports
The Ohio Valley League executive committee has reversed its previous decision to award the Dubois County Bombers a 9-0 forfeit win after Saturday’s game against Hoptown in Huntingburg was interrupted by a dugout-clearing brawl.
Instead, the game will be recorded as 7-all tie — the score when the game was stopped in the 11th inning — and will be recorded for statistical purposes as a half-game win and a half-game loss for each team.
Read the full story about the Bombers'
game-ending brawl here: http://bit.ly/1n5CrSo
The OVL ruled that the original verdict to give the Bombers a victory was incorrect because of the umpires’ misinterpretation of league rules.
A statement posted on the Ohio Valley League website said that the OVL executive committee “took definitive action necessary to overcome the less-than-stellar umpiring job that occurred in Huntingburg.” The statement added that “fairness and maturity combined with experience and common-sense judgment prevailed in settling differences created by one bad umpiring decision and compounded by another one.”
Playing rights were restored to players on both teams who were originally ejected; they will not be suspended any additional games. Hoptown’s forfeit loss on Sunday against Fulton has also been withdrawn and a possible makeup game may be held Wednesday.
The Bombers (19 1/2-20 1/2) are still scheduled to host Madisonville (9-30) at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the first round of the OVL playoffs, with the winner hosting top-seeded Owensboro (27-13) on Thursday in the first game of a best-of-three series.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
This year’s Dubois County Bombers roster will feature three players from the home county as...
A Q&A with Northeast Dubois senior basketball player Reece Helming.
There’s a plethora of ways you could celebrate winning your school’s first boys swimming and...
There was a play late in the second quarter of the Jasper boys basketball game against Pike...
The Daniel Lusk to Sam Englert connection has been a dangerous weapon for the Forest Park boys...
It rained hard over Huntingburg on Friday night. But it wasn’t precipitation from the clouds...
For a student athlete, winning a state championship during their high school career is no small...
Two Jasper girls basketball players were named to the Big Eight all-conference team.