Bombers Take 2 Against Fulton

Bombers Take 2 Against Fulton

When the Bombers promotional staff was making out the season schedule of activities months ago, they assigned the “Winner, Winner. Chicken Dinner” promotion to last night’s game without knowing it would be changed to a doubleheader due to a rainout earlier in the season. But if the fans were playing Winner Winner in the stands, so were the Bombers on the field. The red-hot Dubois County squad swept the Fulton Railroaders by scores of 17-5 and 3-2.

GAME 1: The Bombers took command of the opener of the twinbill early, scoring 3 in the first inning and following it with 9 in the second, jumping to a 12-0 lead. The big second inning was highlighted by a grand slam home run off the bat of Nolan Ramsey. The Bombers batted around in three different innings during the rout, with five players collecting two hits each (Evan Kahre, Nick Gonzales, Ramsey, Evan Aders, and Chase Andrews). The Railroaders pitchers contributed 11 walks and hit three batters in addition to the thirteen Bombers base hits.

Winning pitcher Kevin Davis limited Fulton to two hits in four innings of work, allowing no runs. Luke Fitton pitched the final three innings to earn the save.

Click HERE for Box Score (Game 1).

GAME 2: Evan Hall continued the string of solid pitching outings from the Bombers staff lately, scattering seven hits over five innings.

Dubois County scored a pair in the third inning. Evan Kahre lashed a one-out single. After Cooper Trinkle walked, both runners advanced on a long fly ball off the bat of Tanner Craig. John McDonald singled to put the Bombers up 2-0.

The Bombers added a run in the fourth. Tobe Whitten shot a double over the center fielder’s head with one out. It looked like he would be stranded there when Ben Wilcoxson swung through strike three with two down. However, the Fulton catcher wasn’t able to corral the pitch. Wilcoxson hustled to first, keeping the inning alive while Whitten advanced to third. Kahre came through with the RBI single to put the Bombers up 3-0.

Fulton finally scored off of Hall in the fifth. They added a run off of Reece Kleinhelter in the sixth and might have had more but a heads-up hustle play by Kleinhelter stopped the tying run at the plate.

Jaxson Blair notched the save by pitching a scoreless seventh, but not before the Railroaders advanced the tying run to third base once again. A routine fly ball to Kahre in center ended the night with the Bombers a winner, winner.

No word on whether the team was served any chicken dinners.

Click HERE for Box Score (Game 2).

Bombers are home on Friday hosting Henderson at League Stadium.  We’ll be giving away Bombers Eyeblack Stickers to the kiddos at the game (complements of Offset Promotions), The Balloon Guy will be back (complements of Jagoe Homes), and newly crowned Miss Indiana will be joining us (complements of CITGO & Uebelhor Developments).  Gates open at 6:00.  Game at 7:00 Eastern.