Bombers Move into Top Spot of OVL

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The Dubois County Bombers started the season with 6 straight losses before pulling out their first win of the season on June 7th against Madisonville.    The Bombers have gone 24-7 since and now are on top of the Eastern Division of the OVL with a 1/2 game lead over Owensboro.    With the current 24-13 record, Dubois County has the best record in the Ohio Valley League heading into todays game against Henderson.

On Friday the 13th, Dubois County visited Hoptown and came away with a 10-9 win after holding on following a comeback attempt by the Hoppers.   Hoptown trailed the Bombers by 6 heading into the bottom of the 4th inning before crossing the plate 5 times getting them within one run.    The Bombers tacked on another run in the top of the 5th inning before Hoptown added two runs of their own in the bottom of the 7th tying up the game at 9 runs apiece.  With the game tied through 9 innings, it was free baseball in Hoptown.   Dubois County struck first in extras with one run crossing the plate in the top of the 10th and the Bombers Tobe Whitten picked up the save, allowing no runs in the bottom of the 10th, giving Dubois County the win.

Ryan Luckett picked up the win for Dubois County, allowing no runs and one hit over 2 1/3 innings, while striking out four.   Dubois County had 13 hits on the game as Evan Kahre paced the Bombers as he went 4 for 5 at the plate.

The league leaders continue their road trip on Saturday night as they visit Henderson.   Following another road game on Sunday at Fulton, the Bombers return home for their final regular season homestand on Monday night to face Paducah at 7pm.    Dubois County’s final regular season home game will be on Tuesday night at League Stadium as Muhlenburg County is in town on Fan Appreciation Night.

 

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