Ohio Valley League

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 Win Game One in Playoffs

Huntingburg (NNDC) – Game one of the OVL Playoffs took place on Friday night at League Stadium and it looked as if the Dubois County Bombers would fall behind in the series.    The Henderson Flash were playing very good baseball and had jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one and took a 5-2 lead into the bottom of the 8th inning.   That’s when the Bombers took over.   Dubois County had already plated 2 runs when Nolan Ramsey came to the plate and doubled on a 3-2 count scoring two more runs giving the Bombers a 6-5 lead which would prove to be enough for the win.   The Bombers added one more to the tally and pulled out a 7-5 win in game one of the OVL Playoffs over Henderson.

Reece Kleinhelter picked up the win for Dubois County.   He pitched three innings, allowing one run while striking out two.   Dubois County had five hits on the day and was led by Evan Aders who went 2 for 4 at the plate and had a fifth inning homerun.

The two teams meet again tonight in Henderson in the best of 3 series.

Bombers Win in Extra Innings on Evan Kahre Walk-off

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The Dubois County Bombers returned home to League Stadium on Monday night after a road trip.   The Paducah Chiefs came to town and plated 2 runs in the second inning before Dubois County tied the game at 2 in the bottom of the fifth.   The game remained scoreless through nine innings which meant free baseball for all fans in attendance.    Paducah picked up two runs in the top of the 10th inning before Dubois County crossed the plate three times in the bottom half to win the game.    Evan Kahre’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning scored the winning run for the Bombers.

Jack Anderson picked up the win for Dubois County.  He allowed two runs on two hits while striking out one in one inning of work.  Evan Sankey was the Bombers starter and pitched 9 innings, allowing two runs on nine hits while striking out 8.

The Bombers has 12 hits on the game including a homerun by Chase Andrews in the 10th inning.   Ben Wilcoxson, Brad Fuhrhop, Evan Kahre and Chase Andrews each had two hits in the game for Dubois County.

The Bombers will close out the home portion of their regular season on Tuesday night as they host Muhlenberg County on fan appreciation night.   First pitch is set for 7pm.   Dubois County trails Owensboro in the OVL standings by 1/2 game and those two teams will face off in Owensboro on Wednesday night to close out the regular season.   The OVL playoffs are scheduled to start on Friday.

Bombers Drop One on the Road, Returns to League Stadium on Monday

Huntingburg (NNDC) – A late night for Bombers baseball as they visited the Henderson Flash, in a game that was rain delayed.    Dubois County got off to a fast start before Henderson got hot and blasted the Bombers 14-6.

Dubois County jumped out to a 6-4 lead after 4 1/2 innings, however, the Flash plated three runs in the bottom half of the inning taking a 7-6 lead.   From there, Henderson never looked back and added two more in the 6th, one in the 7th and four more runs in the 8th to cruise to victory.   Henderson racked up 15 hits in the game while Dubois County collected 6 hits.   Tanner Craig and Nick Gonzales led the Bombers with 2 hits apiece in 4 at bats.

Evan Hall took the loss for Dubois County allowing 8 runs on 8 hits in his five innings of work.   Hall also struck out 2 Henderson batters.

The Bombers are now 24-14 on the season and with the loss, drop 1/2 game back of Owensboro in the OVL Eastern Division.   Dubois County travels to Fulton on Sunday night before returning to League Stadium on Monday night to face Paducah.   The Bombers will wrap up their home portion of the regular season on Tuesday evening as they host Muhlenberg County on fan appreciation night.   Dubois County will travel to league leading Owensboro on Wednesday to finish out the regular season.   The Ohio Valley League (OVL) playoffs will begin on Friday July 20th.

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.


Dubois County Bombers on a Roll

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The Dubois County Bombers have now won 4 in a row and 9 of their last 10 games.   The latest win for the Bombers was an 11-3 route of the Paducah Chiefs on Thursday night.   Dubois County jumped out early to a 4-1 lead after two innings and extended that lead to 8-1 after three.

Paducah struggled to contain the high powered offense of Dubois County allowing 20 hits and 11 runs in the contest while the Bombers held the Chiefs to 7 hits and 3 runs.   John McDonald paced Dubois County going 4 for 6 at the plate.    Evan Aders, Ben Wilcoxon, Cooper Trinkle, Nick Gonzales, Chase Andrews and Evan Kahre also had multiple hits in the game for the Bombers.

Jacob Frankel picked up the “W” for Dubois County.   He surrendered two runs on five hits over five innings while striking out four and walking one.  Kevin Davis, Luke Fitton and Colton Easterwood all saw time on the mound for Dubois County in the win.

With the win, Dubois county improves their record to 23-13 on the season.   The road trip continues as Dubois County travels to Hoptown on Friday the 13th.   The next home game for the Bombers is on Monday night, July 16th as Dubois County will host Paducah.

Bombers Win Again, Prepare for 4 Game Road Trip

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The Dubois County Bombers struck first on Tuesday night after plating one run in the bottom of the first.   The slim lead was short lived as the visiting Fulton Railroaders scored a pair of runs in the top of the second giving them a 2-1 lead.   Dubois County knotted up the game in the bottom of the third when Southridge graduate and Olney Central College product Payton Mattingly was hit by a pitch, driving in a run.

Both teams remained scoreless until the bottom of the seventh when Dubois County derailed the Railroaders with 5 Bombers crossing the plate giving the home team a 7-2 lead.   Dubois County added three more runs in the eighth inning to close out the game with a 10-2 victory.

Jaxson Blair earned the victory for the Bombers.  He pitched 2 1/3 innings, allowing no runs on three hits while striking out three.   Dubois County tallied 10 hits in the game.   Gavin Napier and Cooper Trinkle had 2 hits apiece to pace the Bombers.   With the win, Dubois County is now 22-13 on the season and only 1/2 of a game behind league leading Owensboro (22-12).

The Bombers hit the road for a 4 game road trip and will return back to League Stadium next Monday with a 2 game homestand to close out the regular season at home.    Dubois County returns to action on Thursday night as they travel to Paducah to face the Chiefs.

Bombers Split Twin Bill at Home

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The Dubois County Bombers split another double-header on Friday night at League Stadium with the Muhlenberg County Stallions.  The Bombers jumped out to an early 7-0 lead after just three innings and never looked back.   The Stallions got on the board with a three spot in the seventh inning but it was not enough as Dubois County went on to a 10-3 win.   Game one was a continuation of a game previously started at Muhlenberg County but postponed due to rain.

Dubois County had a big third inning as they plated 5 runs with RBI’s by Tobe Whitten, Ben Wilcoxson, Evan Kahre and Nick Gonzales.   The Bombers had 14 hits in the game.   Gavin Napier, Tobe Whitten, Nick Gonzales and Jake Lewis all collected multiple hits for Dubois County.   Napier went 3 for 5 at the plate to lead the Bombers.

Colton Easterwood was credited with the victory for Dubois County.   He went 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on six hits and striking out four.  Jaxson Blair threw 2 1/3 innings in relief out of the bullpen.

In game two, it was Muhlenberg County who jumped out early taking a 3-0 lead after three innings.   Pitching was strong for both teams as each struck out six in the low scoring game.    The Stallions tallied six hits in the game and committed no errors while Dubois County had four hits and two errors.   Those four hits for Dubois County came as Evan Kahre, Cooper Trinkle, John McDonald and Tanner Craig each collected one hit.

Luke Fitton was credited for the loss.   He lasted three innings, allowing four hits and three runs while striking out two.

Dubois County is now 18-13 on the season and will return to action tonight as the Bombers start a three game road trip.   Saturdays game is at Brooks Stadium, home of the Paducah Chiefs.   First pitch is set for 7:30pm Eastern.   The Bombers return home on Tuesday night to face Fulton at 7pm Eastern.


Bombers Split Double Header as they Head into the 4th of July Homestand

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The Dubois County Bombers return home on the 4th of July for what is expected to be a near full house at League Stadium as they face the Owensboro RiverDawgs.   The Bombers enter the Independence Day game following a double header at Madisonville on Tuesday night.

In game one,  Dubois County clawed back into the game after falling behind 7-1 after four innings, but fell a couple of runs short in 10 innings, losing the game 12-10.   The Bombers had 13 hits in the game including a pair of homeruns as Chase Andrews went deep in the eighth and Tobe Whitten blasted a shot in the second.   Evan Hall took the loss for Dubois County.

In game 2, Dubois County jumped out early with 2 runs in the second and never looked back as the Bombers picked up an 8-3 victory.   Up 3-2 after three innings, Dubois County put the game away in the fourth with 5 runs crossing the plate giving the Bombers an 8-2 lead.   The Miners added one run in the bottom of the seventh inning, but it wasn’t enough as Dubois County took game 2.   The Bombers went deep twice in the fourth inning as Tanner Craig and Nolan Ramsey went yard.   Dubois County had 10 hits in the game and one error.  Ryan Luckett picked up the “W” for Dubois County.   Luckett allowed four hits and two runs while striking out five and walking one in his five innings of work.   Cooper Trinkle led the Bombers as he went 3 for 3 at the plate.   Evan Aders had a pair of steals as Dubois County went wild on the base paths with 4 stolen bases.

The Bombers are now 15-12 on the season as they return to action on July 4th against Owensboro.   Game time is 7pm at League Stadium with Fireworks to follow.



Dubois County Bombers Land 7 Players in OVL All-Star Game

Huntingburg (NNDC) – The Ohio Valley League has released their 2018 All-Stars and Dubois County is represented very well for the 3rd annual All-Star game.   The Bombers landed 7 players on this years East squad which features players from Dubois County,  Henderson,  Muhlenberg County and Owensboro.   The West squad will feature players from Hoptown, Madisonville,  Paducah and Fulton.

Players who will be representing the Bombers include Cody Bridges, Evan Sankey, Jacob Frankel, Jaxson Blair, Nick Gonzales, Nolan Ramsey and Tanner Craig.

The OVL All-Star game will take place at Christian County High School Colonel Field which is the home of the Hoptown Hoppers.    Game time is set for 7pm Eastern  Sunday July 1st.  and will be preceded by a Fielding and Pitching Challenge along with the fan favorite, Home Run Derby.