Bombers Fall to Oilers

Bombers Fall to Oilers

The old baseball adage says to “Get ‘em on. Get ‘em over, and get ‘em in.” The Bombers got the runners on and over, but the Oilers did a better job of getting them in, spoiling the Bombers home opener by a score of 3-1 in front of over 700 fans in historic League Stadium.

With two out in the top of the second inning, Jake Wilson followed Tyler Adams’ walk with an RBI-double. He then came in to score on a Bomber error, giving the Oilers an early 2-0 lead.

The Oilers added a third run in the fifth inning when Alfredo Bohorquez singled home Sam Griggs.

The Bombers lone run came in the bottom of the sixth on a delayed double steal. With nobody out and runners at the corners, Glen Jones stole second base with cleanup hitter Dane Giesler at the plate. Jacob Roberts scored from third on the throw to second. But Giesler had struck out on the pitch, and Jones overran second and was tagged out. The threat was snuffed out with only one run scoring.

The Bombers threatened again in the eighth, loading the bases with one out. But Cable Wright came out of the Oilers bullpen to strike out Giesler again and retire Kaleb King on a grounder to kill the rally.

Starter Caleb Johnson scattered seven hits in six innings of work for the Oilers, picking up his first win of the year. Lucas Barnett (0-1) took the loss for the Bombers. Cable Wright earned his first save of the season.

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