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Bombers Host Henderson For DH Tonight; Fireworks Show To Follow

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The Eastern Division Dubois County Bombers host Henderson for a twilight doubleheader at historic League Stadium this evening.

Game one of the twin bill begins at 5:00pm (gates open at 4pm).  The Bombers annual fireworks show will follow the conclusion of game two.

TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE…

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Sultan’s Run To Host Indiana Junior Masters July 9th & 10th

Jasper (Local Sources) – Sultan’s Run Golf Club is host the 2017 Indiana Junior Masters Tournament for boys and girls ages 13-19 next month.

The two-day event will begin on Sunday, July 9th and continue through Monday, July 10th .

These junior players are the top point leaders in their age groups for the 2017 season from across Indiana.

Spectator carts will be available to rent and can be reserved by calling the Sultan’s Run Pro Shop at 812-482-1009 beginning on July 5th.

Jeeps To Host 9th Annual Booster Golf Scramble

Dubois (Local Sources) – The Northeast Dubois Athletic Department will host its 9th annual Jeep Booster Golf Scramble on Saturday, August 12 at Lucas Oil Golf Course in English.  Shotgun start at 1:00PM.   The format will be 4 person scramble teams; make your own team.

Each player should turn in their handicap or average 18-hole score when entering your team.

The cost is $60.00 per player, which includes entry fee, mulligans and prize drawing tickets.

Please contact Terry Friedman at 812-630-1699 , or email mailto:tfriedman@nedubois.k12.in.us for more information or to enter your team.

Prizes, refreshments, burgers and brauts included.  Deadline to enter your team is Monday, August 7th.

Son Of Former Wildcat Standout Signs With Chicago White Sox (w/VIDEO)

BY RANCE BURGER / SPRINGFIELD (MO) NEWS-LEDGER

Chesterfield (MO) – Jake Burger will have at least 3.7 million reasons to forego his senior year at Missouri State to turn professional.

Burger signed a contract with the Chicago White Sox that includes a $3.7 million signing bonus and will set forth on his minor league professional baseball career.

According to MLB.com’s Jim Callis, Burger reached an agreement with the White Sox, his favorite big league team since childhood, on Tuesday morning.

Burger was an undrafted prospect out of high school.

The White Sox took the three-time All-American from Missouri State with the 11th pick in the first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft on June 12. The Missouri State third baseman is just the sixth Bears player to be taken in an opening round of the draft since 1966.

Burger started all 63 of Missouri’s State’s 2017 games at third base. He batted .328 with an on-base percentage of .443. He hit 22 home runs and recorded 65 RBI. He is Missouri State’s second ever three-time All-American after pitcher Nick Petree.

Burger led Missouri State (43-20) to the 2017 NCAA Super Regional, which ended Sunday in Fort Worth with a loss to TCU.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Jake’s dad, Mike Burger, was a multi-sport standout at Jasper High School (1979-82).

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Hoppers Hand Bombers Only Their 4th Loss Of Season

Hopkinsville, KY (Local Sources) – The Hoptown Hoppers (12-9) hosted the league leading Dubois County Bombers (16-4) for a Monday night make-up game that would see the Hoppers defeat the Bombers 9-5.

The Hoppers exploded early with 6 runs in the 1st inning. Mike Rhea lead off the inning with a double and was driven in with a double by Taylor Fought. Zach Duvall reached base on a single to put 2 runners on. Reese Alexiades then blasted a 3 run home run over the center field wall to make the score 4-0. After Aiden Elias reached 1st on a fielder’s choice and Daryl Myers was put on with a walk, Aharon Modlin drove in both with a double to the wall in left center making the score 6-0 after one inning. Joey Antonopolous started for The Bombers and only pitched 2/3 of an inning and got the loss.

The Bombers responded with one run in the top of the 2nd inning on an RBI single by Caleb Wagner. This was followed by a 4 run 3rd inning that was highlighted by hits from Brandon Smith, Alex Alders and Jaxson Blair.

Tyler Graham came in for relief in the 5th inning and pitched a total of 2 1/3 innings giving up only one hit and ultimately earning the win for the Hoppers.

Hoptown extended their lead in the 6th inning with a 2-out single by Duvall who advanced to 2nd on a stolen base. Alexiades drove in Duvall for his 4th RBI of the night.

The Hoppers added 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th with runs scored by Elias and Myers. Modlin had his 3rd RBI of the night in the same inning.

Jesse Philp came in to pitch the final 2 innings for The Hoppers and effectively shut down The Bombers giving up only one hit with one walk and five strikeouts.

The Hoppers head to Madisonville to face the Miners on Tuesday and The Bombers face the Oilers in Owensboro, both for 7:05 starts.

Click here for the Box Score

 

Bombers Improve To 16-3 With Sunday Win At Madisonville

Sunday’s Games…

Dubois County Bombers 7, Madisonville Miners 6
Henderson Flash 7, Hoptown Hoppers 4
Fulton Railroaders 3, Owensboro Oilers 2
Muhlenberg County Stallions 6, Paducah Chiefs 4
For additional information, go to www.ohiovalleyleague.com.
Monday’s Schedule…

Muhlenberg County Stallions at Fulton Railroaders 7:05 PM CST
Dubois County Bombers at Hoptown Hoppers 7:05 PM CST
Paducah Chiefs at Madisonville Miners 7:05 PM CST

Standings as of Monday, June 26th…

East Division

Team W L PCT GB L10 STK Home Road
Dubois Co. 16 3 0.842 9-1 W1 9-0 7-3
Henderson 11 9 0.550 5.5 6-4 W1 6-4 5-5
Owensboro 8 12 0.400 8.5 3-7 L3 6-4 2-8
Muhlenberg Co. 7 12 0.368 9 4-6 W1 6-5 1-7

West Division

Team W L PCT GB L10 STK Home Road
Hoptown 11 9 0.550 5-5 L1 6-3 5-6
Madisonville 10 11 0.476 1.5 6-4 L1 6-4 4-7
Fulton 9 11 0.450 2 4-6 W2 5-6 4-5
Paducah 8 13 0.381 3.5 4-6 L1 6-5 2-8

 

Zooperstars Return To League Stadium (VIDEO)

Huntingburg (NNDC) – Great family & fan entertainment is coming to the area this Friday, June 23rd at Huntingburg’s League Stadium during the Dubois County Bombers game with the return  of the crowd-pleasing, zany antics of the ZOOperstars!.

Bring the entire family and enjoy the laughs as these crazy, hilarious inflatable characters put on between-inning shows for kids of all ages. Characters such as Slammy Sosa, Shark McGwire, Harry Canary and many others have appeared in the past.

The ZOOperstars! entertain audiences in venues across the US and overseas. They perform at MLB, MiLB, NBA, and NCAA games regularly.

The Bombers will be hosting the Muhlenberg County Stallions on Friday.

Tickets can be pre-purchased by calling the Bombers office at 812.683.3700. Or, show up early for good seats. Ticket prices range from $5 – $8. Kids 6 & Under get in free (general admission).

Gates open at 6:00 pm. Game begins at 7:00. All times Eastern.

The Zooperstars! are making League Stadium a regular stop on their calendar each season. Click on the video below of the Zooperstars! in previous appearances at League Stadium…

For Wildcat Seniors; Its Been Quite A Ride (VIDEO)

Jasper (NNDC) – Though their quest for a state championship came up short Saturday, the seniors on this year’s Jasper High School baseball can look back on a very successful baseball legacy…

Cats Come Up Short In State Title Quest; Aders Named L. V. Philips Award Winner (VIDEO)

Indianapolis (NNDC) – Letting some early scoring opportunities slip away early, the Jasper Wildcats came up short in winning their first IHSAA state baseball title since 2006, losing to South Bend St. Joseph 4-0 in the Class 3A title game Saturday afternoon at Victory Field in Indianapolis.

Indians starting pitcher, Michael Dunkelberger (7-2), an IU commit scattered just three hits in the win for St. Joseph as they capture the school’s first-ever state baseball title.  CLICK HERE FOR BOX SCORE.  Reece Kleinhelter (9-3) went the distance in the loss.  Jasper finishes the season with a 30-5 record; St. Joseph ends the year at 25-4.

Jasper’s outstanding senior centerfielder Evan Aders was named the 2017 L. V. Philips Mental Attitude Award winner after the game.  Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance will donate $1000 in Aders’ name to the general scholarship fund at Jasper High School.

Below are some of the post-game sights and sounds from Victory Field.

Jasper has lost in the Class 3A state final game four times since 2006 (2010, 2013, 2015, 2017).  Jasper has won the state baseball title five times (1996, 1997, 1998 (3A), 2000 (3A) 2006 (3A).

Jasper; 3A State Final Game On TV; Online

Jasper (NNDC) – For those who cannot make the trip to Indianapolis the 3A state final baseball game between five-time champ Jasper and first-time finalist South Bend St. Joseph will air on television from Victory Field.  Game Time is 2:00pm EST.

The game will air on Fox Sports Indiana which has exclusive rights with the IHSAA to televise the state final games.  Locally, Fox Sports Indiana can be found locally on Spectrum Cable channel 47.

 For viewers outside of the Fox Sports Indiana coverage area, a live stream will be available at IHSAAtv.org.

For those within the FSI coverage area, the stream will be available only on a delayed basis following the FSI telecast.

In game updates are also available to Twitter from the IHSAA at @IHSAA1 and using hashtag #IHSAA.