Dubois County Bombers

Dubois County Bombers Announce New Head Coach

Huntingburg (NNDC):  In a news release from Mike Uebelhor (Managing Partner) with the Dubois County Bombers, a new Head Coach has been announced for the 2019 season.   According to the release, Travis LaMar will be taking over the helm of the Bombers next summer.   LaMar joined the Bombers staff in 2017 as an assistant coach and assumed the role as a pitching coach this past season for Dubois County.   LaMar is a native of Evansville and a Harrison High School graduate.   He was drafted out of high school in the 44th round by the Baltimore Orioles but chose to attend Olney Central before finishing out his collegiate career at Wright State University.   LaMar played his collegiate summers with the Bombers and after graduating, he played for the Lake Erie Crushers and Evansville Otters.

Travis LaMar will take over the head coaching position as former skipper Andy Lasher has stepped down to accept a hitting coach position with Division One school Eastern Illinois University.   Lasher compiled a 122-63 record as head coach and under his guidance, the Bombers won League and Playoff Titles in 2015 & 2017.   In 2018, the Bombers won the inaugural Bluegrass World Series in Louisville.   Andy also coached at Olney Central while he was with the Bombers.


Dubois County Bombers Win Bluegrass World Series Championship over Former MLB Stars

Louisville (NNDC) – The Dubois County Bombers stunned the fans in attendance of the inaugural Bluegrass World Series with a 6-4 win over the Louisville Stars in the Championship Game on Saturday night.    The Bombers picked up the early lead in the top of the first inning when John McDonald drove in Evan Kahre with a two out double.   The Stars would tie up the game in the bottom of the first when Kelly Johnson crossed the plate.   Louisville would add another run in the bottom of the third on a J.D. Drew double which plated Jason Werth who reached base earlier in the inning on a single to left.  Dubois County struck again in the top of the fifth as two Bombers crossed the plate.   Evan Kahre and Ben Wilcoxson gave the Bombers a one run lead which would prove to be short lived as John Buck tripled in the bottom of the frame for the Stars sending J.D. Drew across the plate.   Dubois County took the lead for good in the top of the seventh inning when John McDonald singled to left center scoring two runs.   The Bombers would add another run in the inning when Nolan Ramsey crossed the plate.   The Stars would add one more run to their total with an Adam LaRoche homerun to right center field in the bottom of the seventh.   Both teams remained scoreless in the eighth and ninth innings giving the Dubois County Bombers the win over the former MLB stars.

Jaxson Blair picked up the win for Dubois County.   Blair pitched one inning, allowed no runs, no hits and no walks.  Caleb Wagner recorded the last three outs for the Bombers earning him the save.  Brett Tomko took the loss for Louisville after surrendering three runs on four hits and striking out two in his one inning of work.

The Bombers had twelve hits in the game and were led by John McDonald who went 4 for 5 on the night including two doubles.   Tobe Whitten added a couple of singles in the game for Dubois County.   J.D. Drew led the Louisville Stars with three hits in four at bats.

The Dubois County Bombers finish up the tournament with a 3-1 record and the Championship Trophy in the inaugural Bluegrass World Series.   The only blemish for the Bombers in the week long tournament was to the Jasper Reds who shutout Dubois County 4-0 on Friday afternoon.

Jasper Reds Win Battle of Dubois County Teams in Bluegrass World Series

Louisville (NNDC) – The Jasper Reds snagged an early lead over the Dubois County Bombers and held on to pick up a 4-0 win.   The Reds plated one run in the bottom of the first on a groundout by Garret Camp, scoring Austin Simmers.    Jasper tagged on two more runs in the bottom of the second inning as Jacob Lents and Lawan Rollins crossed the plate and the 4th and final run came in the third as Devan Franz scored.

Kevin Davis took the loss for the Bombers as he went two innings, allowed three runs on four hits and walking one.  The winning pitcher for the Jasper Reds was 35 year old right hander Donnie Johnson.  He went five innings, allowing three hits and zero runs, while striking out three.   Devan Franz also had a strong outing for the Reds as he started the game and went four innings, allowing zero runs on two hits while striking out five in his four innings of work.

The Reds were led in hitting by Austin Simmers with a 3 for 5 effort which included a triple in the 4th inning.  Garrett Camp added a double in the 7th for Jasper.    Evan Kahre, Cooper Trinkle, Nolan Ramsey, Chase Anderson and John McDonald each collected one hit for the Dubois County Bombers.

Despite the loss for Dubois County, they will advance to the Championship Game on Saturday evening at Slugger Field.   Game time is set for 6pm and their opponent is the Louisville Stars.   The Stars feature former MLB All-Stars and World Series Champions including newly inducted Hall of Famer Chipper Jones, Johnny Damon and J.D. Drew to name a few.   The Stars coaching staff feature some big names as well including Hall of Famer Johnny Bench.


Dubois County Bombers Win Again in Bluegrass World Series, Will Face Jasper Reds on Friday

Louisville (NNDC) – The Dubois County Bombers remain undefeated in pool play at the Bluegrass World Series with a 10-2 drubbing of the Westchase Express.   A huge day by Nolan Ramsey as he led the Bombers to victory.   Ramsey had five RBI’s on the day including a homerun in the 6th inning.   The Bombers got on the board early with three runs in the first which was fueled by a two RBI double by Ramsey in the first inning.  Dubois County added two more runs in the 2nd inning and one more in the 4th to jump out to a 6-0 lead over Westchase.   The Express plated their 2 runs in the top of the 6th inning before the Bombers added to their lead scoring 2 more in the bottom of the frame.   Dubois County would add two more runs in the 8th and cruise to the 10-2 victory.

The Bombers picked up twelve hits on the day with Tanner Craig and Nolan Ramsey leading the charge with three hits apiece.  Peyton Mattingly had two hits of his own.    Reece Kleinhelter picked up the win for the Bombers after going two innings, allowing no runs on two hits and striking out two.

The Bombers return to action today (Friday) and will face the Jasper Reds.   First pitch is set for 3:30pm at Slugger Field.

Jasper Reds Drop 2nd Game at Bluegrass World Series, will Face Dubois County Bombers on Friday

Louisville (NNDC) – The Jasper Reds saw their season record drop to 18-2 on the season following an 11-3 loss against the Sterling X-Press in the Bluegrass World Series.    Jasper faced struggles on the offensive side of the ball as well as defensively.    The Reds pitching allowed 7 walks early in the game which allowed the Colorado based Sterling X-Press team to jump out to an 8-3 lead.   Jasper was able to plate 3 runs but lost several opportunities on the basepaths as 3 runners were picked off and another was called out for leaving the base too early after tagging up on a fly out.   Offensively Josh Weidenbenner, Devan Franz and LaWan Rollins led Jasper with 2 hits apiece.

Jasper will close out the 2018 season on Friday as they face the Dubois County Bombers at Slugger Field with a first pitch set for 3:30pm.   The last time these two teams faced off was on May 31st, 2011 in an exhibition game with the Jasper Reds picking up the 2-1 win behind a complete game from Bo Daves.

The Jasper Reds are currently 0-2 in the Bluegrass World Series following their Monday loss to the Louisville Stars and Wednesdays loss to Sterling.   The Dubois County Bombers are currently 1-0 in the tournament and will face the Westchase Express on Thursday night at 7pm.   The Bombers defeated the Sterling X-Press on Tuesday night to earn that win.

Jasper Reds vs Dubois County Bombers — Friday August 3rd,  Louisville’s Slugger Field,  3:30pm Eastern

Dubois County Bombers Pick Up Win in the Bluegrass World Series

Louisville (NNDC) – The Dubois County Bombers opened up play in the Bluegrass World Series with a 5-2 win on Tuesday night at Slugger Field in Louisville.   The Bombers trailed the Sterling X-Press by one run heading into the bottom of the 8th inning when Dubois County exploded for four runs including a homerun by Evan Aders which scored three Bombers.    Dubois County held their opponent scoreless in the top of the 9th giving the Bombers the win.

Jaxson Blair picked up the win for Dubois County after pitching two innings, allowing zero runs, no hits and striking out one.   The Bombers picked up nine hits on the day and were led by Evan Aders, John McDonald and Cooper Trinkle with 2 hits apiece.

Dubois County will return to action on Thursday at 7pm.



Jasper Reds and Dubois County Bombers Participate in Inaugural Bluegrass World Series

Dubois County (NNDC) – Two local baseball teams have a big week ahead as they are participating in the Bluegrass World Series in Louisville.    The Jasper Reds and Dubois County Bombers have atleast 3 games on their schedules for the week.   Most games are being played at Slugger Field and will feature some impressive talent.   The Louisville Stars are the headline team and feature former MLB Stars including the newly inducted Hall of Fame Member Chipper Jones.   The Stars are coached by Johnny Bench and other players include Johnny Damon, Roy Oswalt and Josh Becket.  Collectively the Louisville Stars account for 20 World Series Championships, 68 All-Star appearances and 2 Hall of Famers.

The Jasper Reds will take the field on Monday night at Slugger Field and face the Louisville Stars in their first game.  Bo Daves (5-0) will take the mound for the undefeated Reds who finished their regular season at 18-0.  First pitch is set for 7pm.   Jasper will also see action on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30pm Eastern as they will face the FCSL Futures team.   The FCSL is a league that is partially funded by Major League Baseball.   The Reds will also play on Friday morning against the Hattiesburg Black Sox.   Depending on how the Reds finish in pool play, they may also return for a Saturday game at Slugger Field.

The Dubois County Bombers just finished up an another impressive year with the 2nd best record in the Ohio Valley League.   After a rocky start to the 2018 season, the Bombers finished very strong and had a 27-19 record.   Dubois County bowed out of OVL tournament play with a 6-3 loss to eventual league champion, Owensboro RiverDawgs.  Dubois County will face the Westface Express on Tuesday night at Slugger Field with game time set for 7pm Eastern.  The Bombers will return to action on Thursday night as they face Sterline X-press.   Dubois County will face OVL foe Hoptown on Friday and depending on how the Bombers finish in pool play, they may also play on Saturday.

NNDC will keep you updated on the results from the Bluegrass World Series.


Dubois County Bombers Drop Series to Owensboro

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The Dubois County Bombers closed out another successful season on Wednesday night at League Stadium.   The Bombers have been playing very good baseball but the OVL Eastern Division Champions Owensboro RiverDawgs picked up the win 6-3 which eliminated Dubois County from the post season.

The Bombers struck first in the bottom half of the first inning as one run crossed the plate compliments of a RiverDawg error.   Owensboro tied the game in the top of the fourth inning when Nick Sanders drew a walk with bases loaded, scoring a run.  The RiverDawgs added two more runs in the sixth inning and the big blow for Dubois County was in the ninth inning when Owensboro exploded for three runs.   The Bombers did add one run in each of the eighth and ninth inning, but it wasn’t enough as Owensboro closed out the game and advanced to the championship round of the OVL playoffs and will face the Hoptown Hoppers for the title.   The Hoppers eliminated Paducah to earn their spot in the championship.

Kevin Davis took the loss for Dubois County.  He allowed three hits, two runs and picked up two strikeouts in his 5 innings of work.   The Bombers had 10 hits in the game including two hits apiece by Evan Kahre, John McDonald, Cooper Trinkle and Chase Andrews.

With the loss, Dubois County has ended their Ohio Valley League portion of the schedule but will be participating in the upcoming Bluegrass World Series which is being held at Slugger Field in Louisville.   The Bombers will face the Westchase Express on Tuesday July 31st at 7pm.   The Bluegrass World Series will feature the Louisville Stars which is coached by Johnny Bench and the roster is made up of former MLB stars including Chipper Jones, Johnny Damon among others.

Bombers Shutout Flash to Advance in OVL Playoffs (Game Update)

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The Dubois County Bombers pulled out a nail biter on Monday night to advance in the Ohio Valley League Playoffs.   Jacob Frankel and Tobe Whitten had strong outings for the Bombers as they combined for a one hit shutout over Henderson in the first round of the OVL playoffs, giving Dubois County a 1-0 win and ending the season for Henderson.

The Bombers lone run came in the second inning when Tanner Craig singled on a 3-2 count scoring Nolan Ramsey.   Craig went 2 for 4 at the plate to lead Dubois County.    Jacob Frankel picked up the win for the Bombers after going eight innings, allowing zero runs, one hit and striking out seven.  Tobe Whitten earned the save.

With the win, Dubois County remains alive in the post season and will travel to face the Owensboro RiverDawgs on Tuesday night before returning home for game two on Wednesday evening.

Update:  The Bombers Game will air on newsnowdc.com Wednesday – go to newsnowdc.com at gametime click on the Live Game/Archive tab to the right and enjoy the game.   Go Bombers!  

Jasper Reds Hold Annual Reunion, Dubois County Bombers Fall to Henderson,

Dubois County (NNDC) – The Jasper Reds held their 26th annual reunion on Saturday at the Jaycee Clubhouse in what has turned out to be a record setting year for the Reds.    Earlier this week, Jasper set a new team record for consecutive wins to start the season by defeating the Owensboro Bombers 5-3 at Ruxer.   The Reds committed 6 errors in the game.  Bo Daves picked up his 5th win of the season while allowing 8 hits and striking out 8.   Two of the three Owensboro runs were earned which were the first two earned runs of the season given up by Daves.   Noah Luebbehusen and Jacob Lents contributed doubles to Jaspers 7 hit attack.   The Reds will return to action today (Sunday) as they host the Louisville Black Sox in a doubleheader at Ruxer Field.   First pitch is set for 3pm.

In other Dubois County sports action, the Dubois County Bombers fall to the Henderson Flash forcing a game 3 of the 1st round playoff series.   The Bombers got things started off in the first inning when John McDonald singled on a 3-2 count scoring one run.  Dubois County plated another in the 2nd inning while Henderson tied the game at two in the bottom of the third.   The Bombers took the lead in the top of the fifth inning before Henderson took the lead for good by scoring three in the bottom of the inning and it was a lead they would not relinquish.   Trailing 5-3 heading into the 9th inning, Dubois County did attempt a comeback and scored a run but it wasn’t enough as Henderson knocked off Dubois County 5-4 to force a deciding game 3 in the OVL playoffs.

Evan Sankey took the loss for Dubois County.  He surrendered five runs on eight hits over five innings, striking out two.  Nick Gonzalez led the Bombers with a 3 for 5 effort at the plate as Dubois County tallied 10 hits on the game.

The best of three first round series will wrap up tonight (Sunday) at League Stadium in Huntingburg with the winner advancing and the losing team closing out the season.