Stars defeat Bombers in second game of tourney

From Herald Staff Reports

The Dubois County Bombers got a chance to play a team full of former MLB players on Friday evening at Slugger Field in Louisville. While last year’s Bombers team defeated the Louisville Stars to clinch the Bluegrass World Series title, this year’s Bombers team was defeated 6-2 by the Stars on Friday.

The Louisville team had several former MLB starters in the starting lineup including Johnny Damon, former Louisville Bats star Chris Dickerson and Owensboro, Kentucky native Brad Wilkerson.

Louisville jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning as Chris Snyder drove in Chad Tracy with an RBI single. After no runs for a few innings, the Stars expanded their lead to 3-0 in the sixth as former Louisville Bats player Chris Dickerson launched a two-run home run over the right field wall.

Dickerson drove in another run in the bottom of the seventh inning as he drove in 1995 Kentucky Mr. Baseball Brad Wilkerson to put the team ahead 4-0. Wilkerson expanded the lead to 5-0 in the bottom of the 8th on an RBI single and the lead went up to 6-0 on a wild pitch.

Dubois County wasn’t going to be held scoreless as Matt Joslin drove in Jasper alum Adam Hedinger and Tyler Van Pelt with a two-RBI double in the top of the ninth inning to solidify the final score of 6-2.

Chase Hug led the way with two base hits while Joslin drove in the only two runs of the night for the Bombers. Benton McGill was the losing pitcher on the mound while former New York Mets pitcher Pat Misch was the winner for the Stars.

The Bombers will play the Hattiesburg Black Sox today at 2 p.m. at Slugger Field in Louisville.

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