Bombers Get First Win Beating Miners 8-3

Bombers Get First Win Beating Miners 8-3

The Dubois County Bombers snared their first win of the 2018 campaign last night, downing the Madisonville Miners 8-3 at League Stadium.

The Dubois County squad has continued fighting through their early-season struggles, and last night was no exception. The Bombers trailed for much of the game, but exploded for a pair of rallies late in the game. A three-run sixth put them on top, and a four-run eighth put the game away.

Colton Easterwood (Univ. of the Cumberlands) was the Bombers’ starting pitcher. Easterwood faced bases loaded jams in each of the first two Miners innings. He and the Bombers managed to escape significant damage, holding the Miners to two runs in the second. Easterwood cruised through the third and fourth Innings, before beginning to tire in the fifth.

Meanwhile, the Bombers had managed only one run early in the game. Peyton Mattingly (Southridge / Olney Central) drove in Ben Wilcoxson (Ky Wesleyan) in the third to cut the lead to 2-1.

The Miners added a run in the fifth as reliever Evan Sankey (Iowa Lakes CC) was greeted by a pair of seeing-eye singles. Sankey held the Miners hitless for the next three Innings, only yielding one walk.

Meanwhile the Bombers offense let one opportunity after another go by the boards. Eight Bomber baserunners were stranded on the bases in the first four innings. But timely hits finally started to arrive in the sixth inning. After Gavin Napier (IU) singled and Sam Mudd (USI) walked, Cody Bridges (Ky Wesleyan) tripled them both home to tie the game. Wilcoxson followed with a sacrifice bunt to play Bridges, and the Bombers led 4-3 after six.

Wildness on the part of the Miners pitchers set up the eighth inning. The bombers loaded the bases on a pair of walks and a hit batter. Wilcoxson singled in two runners. Nolan Ramsey (Alabama – Huntsville) scored another with a sacrifice fly, and pinch-hitter Jake Lewis (Eastern Kentucky) singled in a fourth run.

Jack Anderson (Illinois State) came out of the bullpen to pitch the final inning. He retired the Miners in order to seal the victory.

The Bombers outhit the visitors, 8-6. Bridges’ triple and a double by Sam Mudd were the only extra-base hits of the game by either team.

The Bombers are now 1-6 for the season. They go on the road for the next week, starting tonight in Owensboro.

The next home game will be a week from tonight, June 15th .   The Bombers will be home Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that weekend.

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