The Bombers Winning Streak Ends Sunday At Six & PHOTO GALLERY from Saturday’s 4th of July Game & Fireworks
HUNTINGBURG (By William Wells) – The Owensboro Oilers traveled to Dubois County last night, closing out both the long holiday weekend and the Bombers six-game winning streak with a 6-3 triumph at Huntingburg’s League Stadium. CLICK HERE FOR BOX SCORE
Owensboro scored twice in the second inning, bunching a walk, a hit batter, a sacrifice b6-2unt, a sacrifice fly and a single. Ben Rhoades (sac fly) and Tyler Tichenor (single) got the RBIs.
The Oilers added another run in the third inning. Ty Broady walked, stole second, advanced to third on a passed ball, and scored on a Braxton Morris sacrifice fly, giving Owensboro a 3-0 advantage.
Dubois County scored a pair in the fourth inning to close to within 3-2. After walking to lead off the frame, Mark Giesler scored on an Alex Ralph double. A hit by Thomas Rea brought Ralph in two batters later.
The Oilers opened the lead to 6-2 in the sixth. A pair of Dubois County errors and a triple by Ben Rhoades keyed the rally.
Dubois County created one scoring opportunity after another, but was unable to collect the clutch hits when necessary. Facing a series of six different Oilers hurlers, the Bombers left 11 men on base, four on third base.
Dubois County was never set down in order until the ninth inning. Time after time, the Oilers escaped Bomber rallies.
Dubois County mounted one final scoring opportunity in the eighth inning. A pair of walks and a Daniel Johnson single loaded the bases with two out. Jacob Snodgrass lined a single into the outfield that brought one run in, but Nick Barrientos was caught in a rundown between 2nd and 3rd , leaving Owensboro up by the final margin of 6-3.
Ben Rhoades had a triple, a single, and three RBIs in leading the Oiler offense. Drew Bene added a pair of hits.
Daniel Johnson stroked three singles for the Bombers. Jacob Snodgrass added a pair of hits.
The league-leading Bombers fall to 20-9. Owensboro improves to 8-17, regaining sole possession of fourth place in the OVL standings.
Dubois County travels to Fulton to take on the 2nd-place Railroaders tonight.
BOMBERS WINNING STREAK NOW SIX BEFORE LARGEST HOME CROWD OF SEASON (PHOTO GALLERY)
HUNTINGBURG (By William Wells) – 1916 Dubois County Bomber fans turned out on the 4th of July for baseball and fireworks at League Stadium. The Bombers lineup jumped the gun a bit, scoring in each of the first four innings in downing the Madisonville Miners 5-3. CLICK HERE FOR BOX SCORE / PHOTO GALLERY
Morgan DePew continued his hot hand for the league leaders, bunting his way aboard in the first inning. He came home two batters later on a Drake McNamara single.
Brady Pfaadt, Devyn Newberry, and Daniel Johnson all singled in the second inning, producing another Bombers run.
The Miners got on the board in the top of the third when Connor Moss, Matt Walsh, and Nolan Ramsey all singled.
But Dubois County answered with a pair of runs in the third. McNamara slugged his second round-tripper of the season, a solo shot to left-center. Later in the inning, Brady Pfaadt doubled in Alex Ralph to make it 4-1 in favor of the Bombers after three innings.
Nick Barrientos singled and stole second in the fourth, coming in to score on a DePew RBI hit to give Dubois County a 5-1 lead.
Meanwhile, Lucas Barnett turned in another solid performance from the Bombers mound staff. Barnett went 6 2/3 innings, scattering eight hits and a walk. Head coach Andy Lasher turned the game over to his bullpen after the Miners tallied an unearned run in the seventh, cutting the score to 5-2.
Derek Flaugher, Conner Eck, and Zach Freeman pitched the final 3 1/3 innings, holding Madisonville to an additional unearned run to seal the victory in front of the festive holiday crowd.
Barnett picks up the win to go 2-1 on the season. Cameron Smith falls to 1-1 for the Miners. Zach Freeman picks up his first save.
In addition to the home run, McNamara had a pair of singles, upping his batting average to .419. DePew and Pfaadt also had multi-hit games for the Bombers.
Walsh, Ramsey, and JD Minor all had multi-hit games for Madisonville.
The win was the sixth in a row for Dubois County. The season record now stands at 20-8, 3 1/2 games ahead of Fulton. Madisonville falls to 14-11, 4 ½ games back.