Dubois County Bombers Win Bluegrass World Series Championship over Former MLB Stars
Louisville (NNDC) – The Dubois County Bombers stunned the fans in attendance of the inaugural Bluegrass World Series with a 6-4 win over the Louisville Stars in the Championship Game on Saturday night. The Bombers picked up the early lead in the top of the first inning when John McDonald drove in Evan Kahre with a two out double. The Stars would tie up the game in the bottom of the first when Kelly Johnson crossed the plate. Louisville would add another run in the bottom of the third on a J.D. Drew double which plated Jason Werth who reached base earlier in the inning on a single to left. Dubois County struck again in the top of the fifth as two Bombers crossed the plate. Evan Kahre and Ben Wilcoxson gave the Bombers a one run lead which would prove to be short lived as John Buck tripled in the bottom of the frame for the Stars sending J.D. Drew across the plate. Dubois County took the lead for good in the top of the seventh inning when John McDonald singled to left center scoring two runs. The Bombers would add another run in the inning when Nolan Ramsey crossed the plate. The Stars would add one more run to their total with an Adam LaRoche homerun to right center field in the bottom of the seventh. Both teams remained scoreless in the eighth and ninth innings giving the Dubois County Bombers the win over the former MLB stars.
Jaxson Blair picked up the win for Dubois County. Blair pitched one inning, allowed no runs, no hits and no walks. Caleb Wagner recorded the last three outs for the Bombers earning him the save. Brett Tomko took the loss for Louisville after surrendering three runs on four hits and striking out two in his one inning of work.
The Bombers had twelve hits in the game and were led by John McDonald who went 4 for 5 on the night including two doubles. Tobe Whitten added a couple of singles in the game for Dubois County. J.D. Drew led the Louisville Stars with three hits in four at bats.
The Dubois County Bombers finish up the tournament with a 3-1 record and the Championship Trophy in the inaugural Bluegrass World Series. The only blemish for the Bombers in the week long tournament was to the Jasper Reds who shutout Dubois County 4-0 on Friday afternoon.