Bombers Sparked by Anderson’s Pitching in 13-2 Win

Bombers Sparked by Anderson’s Pitching in 13-2 Win

The Dubois County Bombers celebrated Independence Day by exploding for a 13-2 victory over the division-leading Owensboro RiverDawgs. It was the sixth time this year the hard-hitting Bombers have scored in double digits.

Though the Bomber bats were shooting flares and bottle rockets all over spacious League Stadium, it was the dominant performance of starting pitcher Jack Anderson (Illinois St) that sparked the win. Anderson checked the Dawgs on just four hits through eight innings. He struck out 11 Owensboro batters, taking the bats out of their hands early and often.

Speaking of early and often, the Bombers scored in each of the first three innings, scoring two in the first, adding one in the second, and tallying three more in the third. Five different pitchers went to the mound for Owensboro. The Bombers scored off four of them.

As you would expect when scoring 13 runs, the Bomber offense was a team effort. Five different Dubois County batters had multi-hit games, led by Ben Wilcoxson (Kentucky Wesleyan) who went 4-for-4 and added a sacrifice fly. John McDonald (Austin Peay) and Tanner Craig (Evansville) both went 3-for-4, with Craig tossing in a pair of doubles. Nick Gonzales (New Mexico St) and Nolan Ramsey (Alabama-Huntsville) both had a pair of hits in five at-bats. Both of Gonzales’ hits were doubles, as was one of Ramsey’s.

Reece Kleinhelter (USI) came out of the Bomber bullpen to toss a 1-2-3 ninth inning to seal the victory and cue the fireworks.

Every fireworks show needs a grand finale. With the Bombers batting in the bottom of the 8thand holding a 11-2 advantage, Evan Kahre stepped in with a teammate on second. Kahre (Olney Central) blasted a 2-run shot out of the park to end the scoring. It was the only homer of the night for either team and Kahre’s first of the season.

The victory raises Anderson’s record to 3-1.

The Bombers improve to 16-12. They remain in 2nd place in the OVL East, just three games back of Owensboro.

Dubois County will be home again tonight and tomorrow. Tonight will be a 7 PM Thirsty Thursday battle against the Henderson Flash. The Flash are hot on the Bombers’ heels in the division race.

Friday’s action will be a double-header starting at 5 PM. It will be Sean Manaea Night. Manaea is a former Bomber who now pitches for the Oakland A’s. He no-hit the Boston Red Sox earlier this season. Host families will also be recognized on Friday night.

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