Bombers Drop Road Game At Fulton
FULTON, KY (By William Wells) – The league-leading Dubois County Bombers traveled to Fulton last night to take on the 2nd-place Railroaders and their high-powered offense. Dubois County led for much of the game, but succumbed in the later innings, falling by a score of 6-2.
Nick Barrientos singled leading off the Dubois County third. Two outs later, Noah Sadler drove a ball high over The Little Monster, the 40’ tall right field net in Fulton, giving the Bombers a 2-0 early lead.
Lucas Barnett got the starting mound assignment for Coach Andy Lasher’s squad. Barnett held Fulton at bay through the first five innings. Through first five frames, Barnett only faced one batter over the minimum, allowing only one runner as far as second base.
The Railroaders rallied for a pair of runs in the sixth on three hits and a walk, tying the game at two.
When Fulton loaded the bases again in the seventh with only one out, Lasher went to the bullpen.
Hunter Spencer quelled the threat with a groundout and a strikeout of the top two hitters in the Railroaders order. He would not fare so well in the eighth.
Three of the first four Fulton batters reached safely in the eighth. Lasher called on Nicholas Scheller to take over from Spencer. However, Scheller walked the first two batters he faced, forcing in a run. An error on a fielder’s choice allowed two more Roaders to come home, making the score 6-2.
Barnett takes the loss. His record falls to 1-2.
Noah Sadler had a two-hit night. The home run was his second of the season and the Bombers sixth overall. Gobert added two hits for the Bombers. Daniel Johnson legged out a triple.
The Dubois County lead over Fulton now stands at 1 ½ games. The Bombers will travel on to Madisonville tonight. They will also visit Hopkinsville and Owensboro before their next home game on July 1 against these same Fulton Railroaders.