Bombers Offense Falls Short to Muhlenberg County Stallions

The Dubois County Bombers mound corps continues to struggle with their command, walking 13 last night. It was the second consecutive night where the walk total was in double-digits. The Muhlenberg County Stallions took advantage of that wildness, walking their way to a 13-6 victory at League Stadium last night.

Dubois County opened the scoring with a single run in the second and added another in the third to take an early 2-0 advantage. Tanner Craig (U of Evansville) and Chase Andrews (Lee U.) both doubled to produce a run. Payton Mattingly (Southridge and Olney Central) doubled in Tobe Whitten (Oakland City College) in the third.

At that point, it appeared the Bombers fortunes might be in for a positive turn. Bombers starting pitcher Ryan Luckett had held the Stallions scoreless through the first three frames despite giving up four free passes and a couple of singles.

The Stallions finally took advantage of the opportunities afforded them in the fourth, scoring seven times on four hits and as many walks off of Luckett and reliever Reece Kleinhelter.

Muhlenberg County continued to add on to their lead, scoring twice in the fifth and four more times in the seventh to make the score 13-2.

The Bombers managed one last rally in the 8th, scoring four on RBI hits by Evan Aders (Jasper / U. of Evansville), Nolan Ramsey (Alabama – Huntsville), and Trevor Ricker (USI).

The Bombers nine base hits were collected by nine different players. Extra base hits belonged to Mattingly, Aders, Craig, and Andrews.

Luckett takes the loss, his first decision of the year. Of seven Bomber pitchers used, Jaxson Blair (Eastern Kentucky) and Sam Mudd (USI) fared the best, each tossing a hitless/walkless inning.

The Bombers now stand at 0-4. They play Muhlenberg County tonight on the road. The next home game will be Wednesday, June 6 against the Hoptown Hoppers. First pitch will be at 7 PM.

 

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