Bombers Sweep Double Header in Front of Huge Crowd

Bombers Sweep Double Header in Front of Huge Crowd

The first game of the twinbill was a seesaw affair. The Bombers scored in the bottom of the third on a bases-loaded walk to Glenn Jones by Railroader starting pitcher Cole Schaenzer. Tyler Nichols relieved Schaenzer and the Railroaders escaped the inning without further damage.

The Railroaders immediately answered in the top of the fourth. Greg Fettes and Trevor Hicks both doubled in runs to give the visitors at 2-1 advantage.

Dubois County regained the lead with a pair of runs in the fifth, keyed by an RBI single off the bat of Dane Giesler and a sacrifice fly by Tirey Burch. Nick Barrientos singled drove in Jacob Lightle in the sixth to extend the Bombers lead to 4-2.

The Railroaders rallied for a pair of runs in the seventh inning. Zach Bailey singled. Troy Squires tripled, and Dayton Rausch followed with a sacrifice fly to even the game. The Bombers failed to answer in the bottom of the frame, so the scheduled seven inning affair continued on.

Dru Sebastian came out of the pen to retire the Railroaders in order in the top of the eighth. Daniel Goff walked two batters in the bottom of the frame before tossing a wild pitch, allowing the potential winning run to reach third-base. He was then removed, in favor of John Lollar who intentionally walked Glenn Jones to load the bases. Nick Gobert drove a single into shallow centerfield to give the Bombers their final 5-4 advantage.

Sebastian collected the win. Goff takes the loss. It was the first decision for both.

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GAME TWO

The Bombers got off to a quick start in the nightcap of the doubleheader, scoring in three of the first four frames. In the bottom of the first, Nick Gobert repeated his game-winning RBI heroics by singling in Nick Barrientos. Gobert added yet another RBI single in the third, driving in Caleb Lonkard. Barrientos also scored in the third on the benefit of a Fulton error.

Up 3-0 after three, the Bombers added two more in the fourth. Caleb King led off with a triple. Jacob Roberts followed with a single and came in to score on Caleb Lonkard’s sacrifice fly.

Meanwhile, the Railroaders threatened rallies time after time but couldn’t push any runs across until the sixth inning. In the sixth, a walk and a pair of bomber errors produced two runs for the Railroaders. Tyler Harden and Lance Mays both scored when Dubois County reliever Christian Vain threw wildly on a play at first base.

Jacob Murray, a newcomer for the Bombers, came out of the bullpen for his first appearance of the season.

An error by Gobert combined with a hit batter and the Railroaders quickly had the tying run at the plate with nobody out. Murray struck out Tyler Marshall looking, before Zach Bailey singled in a run. Bailey then stole second base. The tying runs were in scoring position with only one out. But Tyler Harden also went down looking at strike three, and Andrew Young hit a grounder to the Bombers star of the night, Nick Gobert to close out the night’s action.

A crowd of 1872 passed through the League Stadium turnstiles on this Saturday of Father’s Day weekend. They went home happy. Johnathan Williams gets the win in his first decision of the season. Justin Vernia takes the loss in his first appearance. The Bombers are now 5-7 on the season and are tied for third place with the 4-6 Railroaders.

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