Bombs Away! First-Place DC Wins Again 11-1
HUNTINGBURG (By William Wells) – The Dubois County Bombers closed out the first half of the 2015 season in style last night, soundly defeating the Owensboro Oilers 11-1.
1553 fans turned out to watch the Bombers close out a three-game homestand where they scored ten or more runs in each contest. All told, Dubois County outscored their opponents 34-6 in three Ohio Valley League contests at League Stadium this week.
The Bombers continue to make every attempt to live up to their name. They have scored in double digits seven times in twenty games.
However strong the hitting has been, the Bombers mound staff has been equally impressive. They have held their opponents to a single run on six different occasions, and to four or fewer runs 13 times in the first twenty games.
Zachary Aring started his fourth game of the season. Facing the defending league champions, he scattered six singles and a pair of walks in holding Owensboro scoreless until the seventh. By that time, the game was well in hand for the home team.
Dubois County rode three big rallies in storming to their tenth victory in their last twelve games. Drake McNamara keyed a three-run third inning with a bases loaded single that scored two. Nick Gobert matched the feat in the sixth. McNamara then came to bat in the seventh with the bases loaded again. A two-run double provided the 11-1 final margin.
McNamara’s 2-for-3 night improves his league-leading batting average to .414.
Noah Sadler and Jacob Snodgrass both added a pair of hits for the Bombers, scoring three runs apiece.
Alfredo Bohorquez and Zach Wetzel each had a pair of singles for the Oilers.
Ivey Starling was the starter and the first of seven Owensboro pitchers. Starling’s record drops to 1-1.
Aring squares his record at 2-2. He regains second place in the OVL in strikeouts, having fanned 26 in 25 innings.
Konner Eck and Derek Flaugher came out of the Dubois County bullpen to hold the Oilers scoreless over the final 2 1/3 innings.
The Bombers are now 14-6. Their league lead increases to 2 ½ games over the second-place Railroaders, whom they play tonight in Fulton. Their next home game will be July 1, also be against the Railroaders.