Bombers & Stallions Split Doubleheader

Bombers & Stallions Split Doubleheader

The Dubois County Bombers closed out a big 3-night homestand at historic League Stadium last night by splitting a double head last night with the Muhlenberg County Stallions. The Bombers came out on top in three of four games in the homestand, facing all three OVL East Division opponents.

Game 1:

The first game actually started weeks ago in Muhlenberg County. When rains came just a few batters after the umps called, “Batter Up!”, the contest was suspended and resumed last night prior to the regularly scheduled game.

The Bombers took control early, scoring a pair of runs in the second inning and following it up with five more in the third. The game was never in question afterwards, the Bombers winning it by a final score of 10-3.

Colton Easterwood was the starter and winning pitcher, scattering six hits and three walks over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out four. Easterwood gave up three unearned runs in the seventh before turning the game over to the bullpen. Jaxson Blair was all the help he would need. Blair pitched the final 2 1/3 innings, earning a save as he held the Stallions scoreless.

Gavin Napier went 3-for-5 including a double. Tobe Whitten rocketed a ball over the wall in left center. Jake Lewis and Nick Gonzales both added a pair of hits for the balanced Bomber attack.

The win was Easterwood’s first decision. Blair picked up his third save.

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Game 2:

The Stallions salvaged a split on the evening’s activities, taking a 3-1 win back to Muhlenberg County. They reached Bomber starting pitcher Luke Fitton for three runs in the first three innings. Kevin Davis and Evan Hall came out of the bullpen and acquitted themselves well. Combined, they struck out four, walked none, and held the Stallions to two hits in four scoreless innings.

Unfortunately, it was a rare game where the Bomber bats remained silent. Limited to four hits by the pair of Stallions pitchers used in the nightcap, scoring opportunities were few and far between.

Dubois County did have a prime opportunity in the fifth inning. Down 3-0, loaded the bases with nobody out. Nick Gonzales flied out to deep right for the Bombers first run. However, a popup and a grounder ended the rally.

No Bomber managed more than one hit. Cooper’s double in that fifth inning would be the Bombers’ offensive highlight of the game.

Fitton takes the loss, his first of the season.

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The Bombers gained a half-game on division-leading Owensboro who lost last night. The Bombers are now just 2 ½ games back of the RiverDawgs. Henderson swept a doubleheader of their own against Hoptown, returning them to just ½ game back of the Bombers.

The 18-13 Bombers will now become road warriors over the final 11 games of the season. Eight of those 11 will be in various parks in Kentucky. Tonight’s game in Paducah will be followed by a Sunday contest in Madisonville and a Monday matchup in Henderson before returning home to host Fulton on Tuesday.