Bombers fall to Oilers in Season Opener

Bombers fall to Oilers in Season Opener

The 2014 Owensboro Oilers won their season-opening home game Saturday night, playing the visiting Dubois County Bombers. The final score was 6 to 5 for the home team.

The Oilers opened the scoring in the bottom of the 1st inning. With one out, Alfredo Bohorques doubled and Jake Krupar followed with an RBI single. Owensboro increased its lead with two runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Braxton Brinkley and returning Oiler Taylor Mathews reached on consecutive singles. Borhorques returned to plate and batted both runners in with his second double of the night. After two complete innings the Oilers led 3 to 0.

Dubois County closed in with two runs in the top of the 4th inning. Caleb Lonkard led off with a single and Joe Redburn followed with a double. Jacob Roberts plated Lonkard with an RBI groundout. Redburn moved up to third base on the same play, then scored on a wild pitch.

The Oilers answered with a run in the bottom of the 5th inning. Justin Cessna led off with a walk, then advanced to second on a passed ball. One out later, Krupar RBI singled again to score Cessna. At the end of five innings it was 4 to 2 for Owensboro.

The Bombers took the lead with three runs in their half of the 6th inning. Lonkard, Redburn, and Roberts singled consecutively, with Roberts driving in Lonkard. Dave Geisler reached on an error that scored Redburn, and pushed Roberts to third base. Roberts scored as Kaleb King grounded into a double play. DC led 5 to 4 moving to the bottom of the 6th inning.

Owensboro tied the game with a run in the bottom of the 6th inning, and reclaimed the lead with a run in the bottom of the 8th inning. In the 6th inning Jake Wilson walked, then moved to second base on a wild pitch. A one-out groundout sent Wilson to third base. He scored as Cessna reached on an error. In the bottom of the 8th inning. Brinkley and Mathews both singled with one out. A strikeout later, Bohorques was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Jake Krupar’s third RBI of the game came via walk to score Brinkley.

Oilers reliever Mark Chemello worked a scoreless top of the 9th inning to save the game for fellow reliever Austin Sisk. Sisk worked the 8th inning after one inning by Caleb Johnson and six innings from starter Sam Higgs. Bombers reliever Mark Giesler took the loss.

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