Bombers Snap Modest Two-Game Losing Streat At Hoptown
HOPKINSVILLE, KY (By William Wells) – There is an old superstition that says bad things come in threes. The Dubois County Bombers believe in practicing moderation when it comes to their rough stretches. For the fourth time this season, the Bombers were faced with a 2-game losing streak. On the previous occasions, the Bombers responded by thumping their next opponent, winning by scores of 8-1, 16-4, and 13-1 in their prior returns to the winning column.
Last night was no different. Dubois County traveled to Hopkinsville and drubbed the Hoppers 15-3 in a game that wasn’t really that close.
Will Bishop got the starting nod for the Hoppers. He came into the game with a 1-0 record. His 1.93 ERA ranked among the best in the OVL.
The Bombers pushed two runs across the plate in the first inning on just one hit. Daniel Johnson walked to lead off the game. A Hopper error moved him to third and Morgan DePew to second with nobody out. Nick Gobert followed with a sacrifice fly, and Mark Giesler doubled in the second run.
Jay Prior would be the beneficiary of another Dubois County offensive onslaught. Prior pitched six innings. He held Hopkinsville scoreless on four hits and a walk. He only allowed one Hopper as far as third base.
The Bombers bats broke the game open in the middle innings, scoring two in the fourth, five in the fifth, and three more in the sixth. Big hits came in bunches, and in all varieties.
One of the many highlights came in the fifth inning. With the bases loaded and two down, Devyn Newberry laid down a surprise bunt as Mark Giesler raced home on the squeeze.
After Cody Krumlauf blasted a 3-run homer in the next inning, the contest was all but over. The Bombers led 13-0 after just five-and-a-half innings.
Johnson was 3-for-5, returning his season average to an even .500 (20 for 40). Shortstop Jacob Snodgrass contributed three hits, including a pair of doubles. Newberry singled three times. Krumlauf’s homer was the seventh Bomber blast of the season by six different hitters.
Jay Prior improves his record to 2-0. Bishop falls to 1-1 for the Hoppers.
Now 15-8, the Bombers restored their league lead to a full game over idle Fulton. Dubois County is off tonight. They begin a holiday stretch of eight games in seven days on Tuesday with a double header in Owensboro. The next home game is Wednesday against the second-place Railroaders at League Stadium.