Bombers get Back to Winning Ways

Bombers get Back to Winning Ways

Nick Gobert made his first start on the mound last night for the Dubois County Bombers. 1671 fans witnessed as the Dubois County native pitched seven dominant innings, limiting the Fulton Railroaders to one run on five singles. Gobert seemed to get tougher as the night progressed, retiring eight out of nine Railroaders the third time through the batting order.

Fulton struck first. In the third inning, a single by Jeremiah Spring, a walk, a sacrifice bunt, and another hit by Greg Fettes plated the only run the Railroaders would score on this night.

Dubois County took the lead with a pair in the fifth inning. After being hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, Jacob Lightle stole second with two down. Lightle scored on a throwing error that allowed batter Glenn Jones to advance all the way to third. Dane Giesler followed with an RBI single to put the Bombers on top 2-1.

Dubois County added another run in each of the next two innings. In the sixth, Caleb Lonkard drove in Nick Barrientos. Joe Sturino scored on Caleb King’s double in the seventh.

Aaron Pearcy retired Fulton in order in the eighth. But the Railroaders brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth after two of the first three batters reached base. Dru Sebastian entered from the Bombers bullpen to put out the fire. It only took him one batter, inducing Trevor Hicks to ground into a double play.

Gobert is credited with the win, his first decision of the season. Starter Fernando Gonzalez falls to 2-1. Sebastian collects his second save.

The Bombers record improves to 11-13 as they reclaim sole possession of third place, notching their fourth win in five games. Fulton drops to 9-13 on the season.

 

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