Tale of two games for Bombers in Paducah

From Herald Staff Reports

In yet another Ohio Valley League doubleheader, the Dubois County Bombers saw two completely different results in their games. In the opening contest, they cruised to an 8-2 win over the Paducah Chiefs behind a solid pitching performance and some timely runs. However, in the nightcap the Chiefs blasted off for 14 runs on 17 hits as they defeated the Bombers 14-4.

The opening game saw Dubois County jump out to a 5-1 lead in the second inning thanks to a two-RBI single from AJ Arnold and a three-RBI single from Zuriel Collins. The Bombers added three more runs in the fifth — two courtesy of bases-loaded walks and another via a wild pitch.

Britton Graham led the way with two base hits while Collins’ three RBIs led all Bombers players. Samuel Steimel got the victory on the mound as he pitched six innings while giving up just three hits and one walk on 80 total pitches.

In the second game, the Bombers did hold an early 2-0 lead after a two-run home run from Bryson McNay but that lead wouldn’t last for long. A five-run bottom of the third for Paducah quickly put them up 6-3 and they never looked back from there. The Chiefs were led by Lofton Pigg and Alan Roden who both blasted home runs in the victory.

For the Bombers, McNay and Matt Ellis both had solid outings at the plate. In addition to his homer, McNay also added a double as he had three RBIs on the night while Ellis notched two doubles for Dubois County. In his first start for the Bombers, Tucker Schank was 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base as he started the game in center field.

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