Bombers And Hoppers To Meet In OVL Championship Series; Jasper Reds Win At NBC World Series (w/VIDEO)


Paducah, KY (NNDC) –  The two divisional winners from the regular season will meet in the championship series of the 2017 Ohio Valley League playoff.

The Dubois County Bombers, winners of the OVL Eastern Division overcame a six run deficit Tuesday night at Paducah to beat the Chiefs 10-6 to win their Best of 3 semifinal series, two game to none.

The Bombers will open the championship series at League Stadium in Huntingburg Friday night against Hoptown (Hopkinsville, KY), the Western Division champs during the regular season.

The Hoppers clinched their semifinal series (2-0) with a 9-6 win at Henderson Tuesday night.

The Bombers won the OVL regular season and playoffs in 2015; Hoptown won it all a year ago.

Friday night’s championship series game one will start at 7:00PM.



Wichita, KS (NNDC) – The Jasper Reds snapped an 11-game losing streak at the 2017National Baseball Congress World Series Tuesday with an 8-5 win over the Fresno (CA) A’s.

The win was Jasper’s first in the World Series since 1993.  The Reds, which accepted an at-large bid this year will now play Cheney, (KS) Thursday in the third and final game of ‘pool play’ for Jasper.  Jasper, Fresno, Cheney and Westchase (Houston, TX) are in the same pool hoping to advance to the World Series semifinals which begin Friday at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita.  This is Jasper’s 6th trip to the NBC World Series (1993, 1994, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017).

Tuesday’s win evens the Reds record at the World Series at 1-1.  Jasper lost its opener Sunday to Westchase 8-0.

The Reds have a chance to advance to the semifinals with a win over Cheney, but it won’t be easy.  The Diamond Dawgs are 2-0 with a roster that features several players who are playing collegiately at perennial power Wichita State.   Cheyney beat Fresno 10-0 in their WS opener Sunday, and beat Westchase Tuesday, 12-9.

If Jasper beats Cheney Thursday, a tie-breaker rule would need to be used to determine if Jasper or Cheney would advance to the semifinals.

Thursday’s game between Jasper and Cheney will be televised LIVE on NNDC-TV including our cable TV channel (Spectrum 183).  Gametime is yet to be determined.

Tuesday’s Jasper win is currently replaying on Spectrum 183.  You can also watch it below…

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