Bombers Split Double-Header

Bombers Split Double-Header

The Dubois County Bombers regained sole possession of third place last night. They traveled to Owensboro for a doubleheader and came away with a split against the first place Oilers.

The first game was a pitcher’s duel featuring the Bombers’ Ryan Dills and Owensboro’s Cameron Wallace.

Dubois County took an early 1-0 advantage when Ty Broady walked in the first, stole second, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a Nick Gobert sacrifice fly.

The Oilers took the lead in the third, scoring twice. The rally was extended by two well-placed sacrifice bunt attempts, both allowing the batter to reach safely.

Down 2-1 after six innings of the scheduled 7 inning contest, Dubois County tied the game in the top of the seventh. Nick Gobert singled to lead off the inning, advanced to second on a hit by Dane Geisler, and came in to score on an error.

The Oilers got a single, stole a base, and another single in the bottom of the seventh to claim the 3-2 victory.

Dills went the distance for Dubois County. He limited Owensboro to six hits while striking out nine. Dills’ record for the season squares at 2-2.

In the second contest, the Bombers scored in three of the first four frames, staking starter Devin Williams is to a 4-1 early lead.

Glenn Jones scored the first two Dubois County runs on Oiler errors, one each in the first and third innings. Rick Linton doubled in the fourth and was brought home on a Jacob Lightle single. Sam Griggs reached on a bunt, eventually scoring on a Jones groundout.

Up 4-2 going to the seventh, the Bombers added three insurance runs. Dane Geisler led off the inning with a double and scored on Rick Linton’s single. Griggs following by racing around the diamond for an inside-the-park home run that also scored Linton.

Jones, Giesler, Linton, and Griggs had a pair of hits each for the Bombers.  Williams collects his first win of the season. Murray picks up his 4th save.

With Fulton falling to the Hoppers, Dubois County’s 17-17 record moves them a half-game in front of the 4th-place Railroaders. With six games remaining, the Bombers are 3 ½ back of second-place Hopkinsville.

 

Box Score Game One

Box Score Game Two