The Dubois County Bombers continued their charge to the top of the Ohio Valley League East Division last night by soundly defeating the Fulton Railroaders 10–2. It was the Bombers 8th win in their last nine games.
If you prefer a pitching duel, you would have enjoyed most of the game.
Bombers starter Jake Lewis from Eastern Kentucky University was touched for two runs by Fulton in the second inning. However, he returned to form quickly, retiring the visitors in order in both the third and fourth innings. Lewis only allowed one additional hit before turning the game over to the relief corps with two outs in the sixth.
At that point the game was tied. The Bombers had scored single runs in the first and third. The Fulton starting pitcher struggled with his control in the first inning, issuing four walks to account for Dubois County’s first run.
The Bombers added another run in the third to tie the game when Nolan Ramsey (Alabama – Huntsville) and Gavin Napier (Indiana University) both singled. After Evan Aders (U. of Evansville) walked to load the bases, Peyton Mattingly (Olney Central) was hit by a pitch to force in the tying run.
It was still tied 2-2 when Harry Caray cried out, “Let’s get some runs!” during the 7th inning stretch.
So the Bombers did. They batted around in the home 7th, and enjoyed it so much that they did it again in the 8th. Big blows were turned in by Nick Gonzalez (New Mexico State) with a two-run double, Evan Kahre (Olney Central) and Aders , each with two-run triples.
Jason Blair relieved his college teammate, holding Fulton scoreless for his 2 and 1/3 Innings of work. Tobe Whitten (Oakland City) pitched the ninth for the Bombers, sealing the victory.
Napier and Cooper Trinkle had a pair of hits apiece for the Bombers. Blair picked up his second win of the summer.
The Bombers record improves to 22 – 13, as they stay hot on the heels of the division-leading Owensboro RiverDawgs.
After a night off, the Bombers will go on the road for the weekend. They travel to Henderson, Paducah, Madisonville, and Paducah again before returning home for a doubleheader against Hoptown next Monday night.
By William Wells courtesy of the Dubois County Bombers.