Bomber’s Pitching Leads the Way in Win Against Flash

Bomber’s Pitching Leads the Way in Win Against Flash

For the second consecutive night, the Dubois County Bombers dispatched a top division foe. One night after downing the division-leading Owensboro RiverDawgs, the Bombers backed it up with a solid 6-2 victory over the Henderson Flash.

 

Once again, the pitching set the tone. Three of the first five Henderson batters got hits off starter Koby Silvy. But neither the Flash nor the 93 degree summer heat were a match for Silvy and his Bomber mound mates. The Bomber hurlers and defense would only allow one more base hit the remainder of the game.

 

Down 2-0 in the third, the Bomber bats zeroed in on the Flash starting pitcher. Cooper Trinkle (U. of Evansville) walked leading off the inning. Nick Gonzales (New Mexico St) followed with a double. With one out, cleanup hitter Tanner Craig (U. of Evansville) launched his sixth homer of the summer to give the Bombers a lead they would not surrender.

 

The Bombers added a pair of runs in the next inning, highlighted by doubles from Trinkle and John McDonald (Austin Peay), putting the home squad up 5-2 after four innings.

 

McDonald singled in Gonzales in the eighth to complete the scoring.

 

Meanwhile, the Bomber bullpen submitted another lockdown outing. Sam Mudd (USI) pitched a scoreless 6th and 7th, allowing just one hit, no walks, while striking out three.

 

Jake Lewis (Eastern Kentucky) was even better, retiring the Flash in order in both the 8th and 9th innings.

 

The Bombers are now five games over .500 at 17-12. The win gives them a game-and-a-half cushion over third-place Henderson. They remain three games behind division-leading Owensboro.

 

Silvy is credited with the win, his first of the summer against a pair of losses. Lewis earned his first save of the year.

 

The Bombers will be home for a double-header tonight against the Muhlenberg County Stallions. Game one is the completion of a rain-suspended game that will pick up just a few batters into the first inning at 5 PM. It will be a traditional nine-inning contest, followed by a 7-inning game.

 

Host families will be honored, as well as former Bomber Sean Manaea, now a star pitcher for the Oakland Athletics. Manaea no-hit the Boston Red Sox earlier this season, helping him earn AL Pitcher of the Month honors.

Boxscore can be found here.