Making a late charge at second place in the Ohio Valley League standings, the Dubois County Bombers won their seventh in nine contests since last week’s all-star break, downing the Muhlenberg County Stallions 5-1.
Austin Krizan scattered four hits over eight innings, striking out five Stallions without walking a batter. With the victory, Krizan now joins Bomber teammates Renton Poole and Ian Dimitrie with four wins each.
Dubois County scored three times in the third inning off of Muhlenberg County starter Aaron Glitchstein. Buddy Johnson reached second on an error. Zack Gray singled him home. One out later, Austin Saikal singled Gray over to third. Moroder followed with another RBI single as did Logan Brown later in the inning.
The Stallions scored their only run in the sixth inning. Kyle Howard was hit by a Krizan pitch to lead off the frame. A Bomber error advanced Howard to third. He came in to score on an RBI single by Chase Martin.
The Bombers replied with a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame. Payton Hartbank walked to lead off the inning. Zach Barnhart was then hit by a pitch. Both came in on Zack Gray’s base hit, aided by a throwing error from the Stallion outfield.
That 5-1 6th inning score held up for the remainder of the game.
Matt Munden came out of the Bomber bullpen to pitch the ninth. The Stallions threatened, loading the bases on an error, a walk, and a hit. But a fly ball to center field ended the contest.
After making his first pitching appearance of the season on Tuesday night, outfielder Buddy Johnson played second base for the first time this summer. Johnson was the highlight of the Bomber defensive reel, turning in three stellar plays.
Dubois County is now 24-14. It is the first time this season they have been 10 games over .500. They will travel to Paducah tonight to take on the Chiefs. The next home contest will be Saturday. That will be a double header with the second place Madisonville Miners. There will be a fireworks show after the 2nd game, replacing the July 3 fireworks that were rained out.
Muhlenberg County will be at Owensboro tonight for a double header.
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