Bombers Improve To 2-2 With Monday Night Home Win
HUNTINGBURG (Local Sources) – The promotion of the night was More For Your Money Monday. That was supposed to apply to the ticket and concession prices. The Dubois County Bombers and Hopkinsville Hoppers players decided to give the fans a little extra entertainment as well.
On three different occasions, the Bombers took a one or two-run advantage only to see the visitors regroup and tie the game again. Errant throws were the theme for the day.
The Bombers scored three in the 4th inning to take their initial lead at 3-1. Singles by Drake McNamara and Devin Newberry mixed with a pair of walks and a Hopper error advanced the Bombers cause.
Hoptown RBI singles by Zac Sanders and Ernie de la Trinidad combined with a hit batter tied it back up at 3 in the 5th.
Mark Giesler’s pinch-hit 2-out RBI double in the 7th restored the home lead at 4-3, only to see the Hoppers retie the contest again in the 8th on a bases-loaded walk.
The Hopkinsville defense had a pair of miscues in the bottom of the 8th, contributing to two Bomber runs. Going to the 9th, Dubois County led 6-4.
To that point, the Bombers had played a much cleaner game in the field. They had committed no errors through the first eight innings compared to four by the visitors. That would change in the final inning.
Hopkinsville set the table with a one-out double by leadoff hitter Ernie de la Trinidad. Chris Jones reached first when strike three evaded Bomber backstop Brady Pfaadt. Two infield errors later, the game was tied once again.
Pfaadt quickly made up for his miscue. He earned a walk to lead off the Bomber bottom of the ninth. Christian Meyers, the Hopper pitcher threw wide at first on a pickoff attempt allowing Pfaadt to advance to second. Morgan DePew sacrificed him to third.
Then Drake McNamara stroked the first ball he saw back up the middle for the game-winner. Bombers win, 7-6.
McNamara had three hits for the Bombers. Devyn Newberry added two. Turner and de la Trinidad had two each for the Hoppers.
Derek Flaugher earned the win in relief. Christian Meyers took the loss.
Bomber starter Zach Freeman struck out five in six innings of work. He limited Hopkinsville to 3 runs on four hits and a walk.
All told, the game featured 11 walks, 7 errors, 4 hit batsmen, 3 wild pitches, a passed ball, a dugout-clearing shouting match, an ejection, and a game-winning RBI in the bottom of the ninth.
What more can you ask for on More For Your Money Monday?
The Bombers back home Wednesday hosting Owensboro.