Bombers Drop Home Opener; 0-2 To Start New Season
HUNTINGBURG (Dubois County Bombers) – The Fulton Railroaders stormed into Huntingburg’s League Stadium Saturday night, and spoiled the Bombers’ home opener by a score of 9-3. CLICK HERE FOR BOX SCORE
Fulton starting pitcher Lee Haeberle scattered 3 hits in 7 innings of work before departing with a 5-1 lead.
The Railroaders opened the scoring in the 3rd. Hits by Colton Aldridge, Brad Baldwin, and John Anderson were interspersed with a pair of Bomber errors and two hit batters to produce 4 runs off of Bombers starter Lucas Barnett.
Kyle Uhrich led off the seventh inning for Fulton with a double. He later came in to score on a sacrifice fly by Clayton Connor.
Dubois County cut the lead to 5-1 in the bottom of the 7th. Devin Newberry singled in Jacob Snodgrass who had walked and stolen second base.
Brad Baldwin tripled in the eighth and came home on a single by Kipp Moore to return the Fulton advantage to five at 6-1.
Mark Giesler manufactured a run for the home team in the bottom of the 8th. He struck out, went to first on the strike three passed ball, and advanced on to second off of an errant throw into his back by the Railroaders catcher. One batter later, Noah Sadler doubled to bring Giesler in.
Fulton added three in the ninth when Bomber reliever Derek Flaugher had difficulty locating the strike zone, walking four.
Dubois County scored for the third consecutive inning in the bottom of the ninth when Jacob Snodgrass singled, stole a base, and came in on Nick Gobert’s RBI single.
Baldwin had three hits for Fulton. Connor, Anderson, and Tyler Hilton added two each.
Nick Gobert led the Bombers attack with a double and a pair of singles.
The game started 38 minutes late due to a driving rain that moved through the area, interrupting batting practice. The storm also had other casualties. The electronic scoreboard was knocked out of commission for the contest.
Fortunately, League Stadium still uses an alternate old-style hang-the-numbers-on-the-pegs scoreboard. In addition, WITZ was knocked off the air temporarily as a storm casualty, killing the game broadcast in the 4th inning.
Nevertheless, 1343 fans came through the turnstiles to usher in the 2015 Bombers season with the Flying Houndz as a featured promotion.
Haeberle (1-0) gets the win. Barnett (0-1) takes the loss.
Bombers Drop Season Opener to Oilers 6-1 (May 29, 2015)
OWENSBORO, KY (Dubois County Bombers) – The Owensboro Oilers won their opening game of the 2015 season Friday night over the visiting Dubois County Bombers. The final score was 6 to 1 for the home team. CLICK HERE FOR BOX SCORE
The Oilers scored first with two runs in the bottom of the 5th inning. Ben Rhodes led off with a walk. A two-out walk to Conner McHugh advanced Rhodes to second base. Rhodes stole third base. Austin Bartle reached on an errant throw that allowed both Rhodes and McHugh to cross home plate. Owensboro pushed the lead to 5-0 with three runs in the 7th inning. With one out, Aaron King singled, and both Mchugh and Bartle walked to load the bases. Tyler Tichenor drove in all three runners ahead of him with a 3-RBI triple.
The Bombers scored their one run in the top of the 8th inning. Nick Barrientos hit a one-out triple and scored when pinch-hitter Alex Ralph followed by reaching on an error.
The Oilers reclaimed the five run advantage with one run in the bottom of the 8th inning. Rhodes hit a one-out single, then moved to third base as Riley Benner reached on a two-base error. A walk to Aaron King loaded the bases. McHugh reached safely on a RBI fielder’s choice that plated Rhodes. Dubois County loaded the bases in the top of the 9th before Oilers reliever Damon Davis induced a two-out pop out to end the game at 6 to 1 for the Owensboro.
Ryan Flores middle reliever gets the win for Owensboro in relief of starter Bryce Wilz, Chase Randolph and Davis contribute on the mound as well. Dubois County starter. Zachary Aring takes the loss.