Bombers 5 Game Home Win Streak Snapped

Bombers 5 Game Home Win Streak Snapped

The Dubois County Bombers home win streak was halted at five games last night by the Owensboro Oilers. The Oilers never trailed in the 5-2 victory, out-hitting the Bombers by a 12-7 margin.

The Bombers provided the home crowd with some excitement from the start. In the home first, a pair of Dubois County runners reached third-base but neither crossed the plate. Joe Redburn was tagged out attempting to score on a fielder’s choice. Caleb Lonkard was ultimately stranded at third when Oilers starter Brandon Jean struck out Nick Gobert and Joe Sturino to quiet the Dubois County threat.

The Oilers took the lead in the top of the third. Austin Bartle scored on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Alfredo Bohorques. It would be the only earned run scored on this night.

Owensboro added three unearned runs in the fourth inning on three hits, two Bomber errors, and a wild pitch to extend the lead to 4-0. The big blow was Tyler Adams’ double.

Dubois County closed to 4-2 in the bottom of the fourth, scoring a pair of unearned runs. Joe Sturino had the only hit of the inning for the Bombers.

The only additional scoring would be an insurance run for the Oilers in the ninth. Bohorques drove in Bartle, just as he had done in the third inning.

Caleb Lonkard was the only Bomber with more than one hit as well as the only Bomber with a multi-hit game, going two for three with a double.

Adams, Bartle, Braxton Brinkley, and Harold Diaz had two hits each for the Oilers. Diaz and Adams both had doubles.

Brandon Jean’s record improves to 2-0. Jean’s effort was augmented by relievers Austin Sisk, Mark Chemello, and Cameron Wallace. The bullpen trio limited Dubois County to one-hit in the final 3 1/3 innings, striking out four. Bombers starter Ryan Dills only permitted one earned run in six innings of work, but gets tagged with the loss. He is now 1-1 for the season.

A crowd of 1492 fans sailed the streets and roads of Dubois County to land at League Stadium on this night.

With the win, Owensboro (12-5) avoids losing ground to the league-leading Hoppers, trailing them by two games. Dubois County (7-10) remains tied for third with Fulton, seven games back.


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