Bombers Lead Is Now Three Games With Five To Go
HUNTINGBURG (NNDC) – The Dubois County Bombers continue a strong stretch run, winning their third consecutive home game last night, defeating the Owensboro Oilers last night by a score of 8-4. CLICK HERE FOR BOX SCORE
The Bombers took charge in the first inning, scoring three times. Doubles by Daniel Johnson and Drake McNamara and a 2-run base hit by Noah Sadler provided an early 3-0 lead.
Josh Wetzel scored an unearned run in the third inning for Owensboro. After singling with two down, Wetzel advanced on a passed ball, a Tyler Tichenor single, and a Jacob Snodgrass throwing error.
In the home fourth, Devyn Newberry drove in Snodgrass to restore the 3-run lead at 4-1 for Dubois County.
The Oilers scored their second run in the fifth. After Rhodes reached on an error and stole second, Tichenor singled to bring him in, cutting the margin to 4-2.
But the Bombers broke the game open with a 3-run fifth inning to take a 7-2 lead. McNamara led off with a walk. Sadler and Mark Giesler followed with singles off of Oiler reliever Aspen Taylor, who was making his debut for Owensboro. A sacrifice fly by Brady Pfaadt and a single by Devyn Newberry provided the RBIs.
Owensboro plated a pair of unearned runs in the sixth, aided by a pair of Bomber throwing errors.
A McNamara sacrifice fly completed the scoring in the bottom of the sixth with Dubois County ahead 8-4.
Zachary Aring started the game on the mound for the Bombers. He left the game with an 8-4 lead, scattering six hits. Hunter Spencer and Zach Freeman came out of the Bomber bullpen to pitch the final three frames. They held Owensboro scoreless, allowing only one run.
Newberry, Sadler, and Giesler all had two Bomber base hits. Wetzel and Tichenor had a pair of singles each for the Oilers.
With the win, Aring improves his record to 4-2. Ivey Starling takes the loss for Owensboro, falling to 1-3.
Dubois County’s season record now stands at 24-11. With five games to go, they hold a 3–game lead over the second-place Fulton Railroaders who will be coming to League Stadium tonight in a late-season showdown between the league’s top two teams.