Despite the Comeback Effort, Bombers Fall to The River Dawgs of Owensboro

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The Dubois County Bombers dropped a tough 4-3 decision to the Owensboro RiverDawgs last night in front of over 1100 fans at League Stadium.  As was the case in the season opener on Friday, the Bombers outhit their opponent, this time by an 8-5 margin.

Under new ownership and management in 2018, the Owensboro franchise has changed its nickname from the Oilers in addition to sporting new colors and uniforms. If the first two games are any indication, the changes are all positive in Owensboro.

The Bombers tied the game in the third inning. RBI singles by Sam Mudd (USI) and Jake Lewis (Eastern Kentucky) brought in Brad Fuhrhop (Kaskaskia College) and Ben Wilcoxson (Ky Wesleyan).  Owensboro regained control of the game with single runs in the 5th and 6th innings. Control problems again plagued the Bombers pitchers, issuing 8 free passes on four walks and an equal number of hit batsmen.  But the Bombers pitching and defense were stingy with the base hits, preventing Owensboro from establishing a more substantial lead. Owensboro’s lead held at 4-2 until the bottom of the ninth when Dubois County mounted a final rally.

Nolan Ramsey out of the University of Alabama – Huntsville blasted a double off the centerfield fence to lead off the Bomber ninth. With one down, Chase Andrews (Lee Univ.) singled him in. Andrews stole second, but the Bombers were unable to advance him further.

After collecting the win in the opener, Cam Curry came in from right field to notch the save last night.

Bombers will play Muhlenberg County Monday night from the rescheduled game May 31st which was supposed to be opening night. Game starts at 7pm.





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