Dubois County Bombers
5, Madisonville Miners 3. (From
Dubois County) 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.
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 ˝ games back.
The Bombers will close out the holiday weekend homestand by hosting the 7-17 Owensboro Oilers tonight at League Stadium. Game time is 6 PM.
Madisonville will be hosting the second-place Fulton Railroaders. Complete
Railroaders 11, Owensboro Oilers 5. (From
Fulton) The Railroaders used
seven unearned runs to overtake and beat the Oilers 11-5 in Fulton. Owensboro was best with 12 hits to Fulton’s 7 total, but
four Oiler errors along with wild pitches and passed balls worked in favor for the Railroaders.
The Railroaders scored 2 unearned runs in the first inning and added another unearned in the third to take a 3-0 lead on the Oilers.
The Oilers got their scoring started in the fourth inning with 3 runs using 4 hits and one Railroader error to tie the game. Owensboro put up 2 runs more in the fifth from 3 hits and took a 5-3 lead.
With only 2 game hits
total going into the bottom of the sixth, the Railroaders exploded with 5 hits and used 2 errors to score 8 runs to reach the final 11-5 winning
Kyle Uhrich lead Fulton at the plate going 2-for-5 with a double, 4 RBI and one score. Griffen Neuer was next with a 2 RBI double and one
score going 1-for-4 on the night. Brad Balwin added a double going 1-for-2 and scored twice.
Mark VanDenlangenberg had a 2 RBI 1-for-4 single for Owensboro, and Conner McHugh was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI.
Kyle Estand takes the win for Fulton as the pitcher of record when the Railroaders retook lead. Estand
pitched only 2/3 innings in relief of starter Lee Haeberle who went for 5 1/3 innings giving up 10 hits, 5 runs (3 earned), no walks and had 6 strikeouts. Eddie Mathis earned the first
season save for Fulton pitching the final 3 innings allowing 2 hits, no runs, one walk and dished out 5 strikeouts.
The loss goes to John Hakemoller, the second of seven pitchers Owensboro sent to the mound. Hakemoller's 2 1/3 innings
ended with only 2 hits, one walk allowed, but he had 5 runs (2 earned) scored against him. Starter Jake Wilson went for 3 innings giving up 2 hits, tagged for 3 unearned runs, 2 walks, and have 2 strikeouts.
The win moves Fulton back into second in the standings ahead of the Miners who loss to the first place Bombers. On Sunday the Railroaders travel to Madisonville to take on the Miners, while the Oilers go to Dubois for a game with the Bombers. Complete
Dubois County Bombers
9, Hopkinsville Hoppers 6. (From
Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers opened a big holiday weekend homestand by downing the Hopkinsville Hoppers 9-6 last night in front of a festive crowd of over 1500 fans. In addition to the hometown league leaders, Dubois County fans were treated to the raucous and creative musicianship of Bucket Ruckus, a group that sees the world as a set of drums.
The start of the game was delayed an hour after an afternoon shower passed through. When the umpire finally bellowed, “Play Ball”, the Bombers were ready for action. Scoring in three of the first five frames, Dubois County led 9-1 after five innings.
Morgan DePew, Jacob Snodgrass, and Devyn Newberry all touched Hoppers starting pitcher Bryan Cruse for doubles in the first inning. Toss in a couple of walks and a Nick Gobert sacrifice fly, and the Bombers led 4-0 after one inning.
Dubois County added three unearned runs in the fourth inning. Devyn Newberry singled to lead off the inning. The next two Bombers reached by errors, setting the home squad up for another rally. The top of the order followed, and it didn’t disappoint. DePew, Gobert, and Drake McNamara all drove in runs, upping the advantage to 7-0.
Hopkinsville scored in the top of the fifth. Zac Sanders brought Mitch Gallagher in with a sacrifice fly, cutting it to 7-1 in favor of the home team.
The Bombers would regain that run and another in the bottom of the inning. DePew and Gobert provided the RBIs once again.
Through five innings, Bombers starter Devin Williams had experienced little trouble with the Hopper batting order, holding them to a single run on four base hits. Hopkinsville broke through in the sixth, scoring five runs on three hits. A couple of walks and a Bomber error aided the Hoptown cause.
With two down, Bombers head coach Andy Lasher pulled Williams and placed the game in the hands of the bullpen to protect the 9-6 lead. Willy Poe and Nicholas Scheller didn’t disappoint, shutting out the Hoppers over the final 3 1/3 innings on three hits.
Williams picks up the win to go 3-1. Cruse takes the loss. His record now stands at 0-3. Scheller picks up his second save.
DePew went 4-for-5 with a double to key the Bomber attack. Snodgrass and Newberry both contributed a double and a single. Gobert had three RBIs without benefit of a base hit. Mitch Gallagher had three hits for Hopkinsville. Matt Dunlevy had a single, a triple, and two RBIs.
The win is the Bombers fifth in a row this week. During that span, they have outscored their opponents 40-12. At 19-8, Dubois County has a 3 ˝ game cushion over Fulton and Madisonville, who are tied for second.
Dubois County continues the holiday weekend festivities tonight with a 4th of July contest against Madisonville. Tickets are still available, but chair back seats are in short supply.
Hopkinsville drops to 7-17. They are idle until
Oilers @ Madisonville Miners-doubleheader - PPD rainout. Tonight's
game between the Oilers and Miners in Madisonville
rained out and postponed. Rescheduling of this
game is TBA..
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