Bombers OVL Season Ends with 6-3 Loss to Dawgs

Bombers OVL Season Ends with 6-3 Loss to Dawgs

The 2018 OVL season came to a close for the Dubois County Bombers last night as they dropped a 6-3 hard-fought contest to the Owensboro RiverDawgs at League Stadium.

The Bombers closed the regular season with the second-best record in the 8-team league at 25-16, finishing second in the Eastern Division to Owensboro. Both teams advanced to the Division Playoff finals after defeating first-round foes, setting up a head-to-head between the league’s two best teams.

After Owensboro won the series opener on Tuesday night, the Bombers had their backs to the wall, needing a win last night to force a deciding Game 3.

Dubois County scored first. Cooper Trinkle led off the home first with a double to deep center. With two outs, John McDonald drove him in by bouncing a shot between the legs of the Owensboro third baseman.

Owensboro tied the game in the fourth and took a 3-1 lead two innings later.

The score held at 3-1 until the eighth. Evan Kahre doubled with one out and scored two batters later on a single by John McDonald, cutting the margin to 3-2.

Owensboro rallied for three more runs in the top of the ninth to seemingly put the matter out of reach. But for the Bombers this summer, nothing has been out of reach.

Tanner Craig singled to lead off the inning. Things looked bleak when the next two Bomber batters struck out. Then Cooper Trinkle doubled Craig in to bring the Bombers back within 3 at 6-3.

Kahre singled to put Bombers at the corners with two down and bring the tying run to the plate in the person of Nick Gonzales.

But Gonzales’ grounder was handled cleanly by the RiverDawgs third-baseman, ending the Dubois County season.

Trinkle, Kahre, McDonald, and Chase Andrews each collected a pair of hits in the game.

Kevin Davis was the starting pitcher for Dubois County, taking the loss despite limiting Owensboro to three hits in his five innings of work. He struck out a pair while walking five.

Owensboro advances to the OVL Championship series against Hopkinsville starting Friday night.

Though Bombers action in the Ohio Valley League is finished for the year, they will play in an exhibition tournament at Slugger Field in Louisville next week. It is the inaugural version of the Bluegrass World Series, featuring a team of former major leaguers. More information can be found at bluegrassworldseries.com

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