Bombers Sweep Owensboro, Advance to Semifinals

Bombers Sweep Owensboro, Advance to Semifinals

The Dubois County Bombers swept the Owensboro RiverDawgs last Saturday night. DC took game 2 by a final count of 4-2 to advance to the next round.

Dubois County scored first in the top of the fourth when the RiverDawgs talked in a run with 2 outs. Tucker Schank’s RBI single gave the Bombers a 2-0 lead in the sixth, then Ben Wilcoxson scored off an error to make it 3-0. Guy Lipscomb capped off the sixth with an RBI single and the Bombers lead 4-0.

Owensboro cut the DC lead in half in the bottom of the 7th, but RHP Tyler Wheeler shut the door on their comeback bid. Wheeler pitched 7 complete innings, allowed 5 hits, gave up 2 runs, and struck out 6 Dawgs.

The Bombers swept the Dawgs and outscored them 17-5 in the series. DC is moving on to the next round.

Next up for the Bombers are the 2021 North Division Champions, the Henderson Flash. Dubois County and Henderson went back and forth in the standings, but ultimately the Flash won the division by a half game.

Henderson and Dubois County played 6 times during the regular season, and the Bombers won 4 of the 6 meetings. Most of the games between DC and Henderson were very close, as these teams are pretty evenly matched.

DC/Henderson series schedule:

Game 1 (8/2): Dubois County @ Henderson

Game 2 (8/3): Henderson @ Dubois County

Game 3 (8/4): Dubois County @ Henderson

First one to 2 wins goes to the finals. This has the making for a great series, and may the best team win.

DC/OWN Game 2 Box Score.

-Wyatt A. Oxley-

Bombers Roll In Game One, Take 1-0 Lead

Bombers Roll In Game One, Take 1-0 Lead

The Bombers opened postseason play with a bang as they run-ruled the Owensboro RiverDawgs in game 1. DC’s offense went off last night, winning 13-3 over the River Dawgs.

Dubois County went on the attack from the get-go, plating 5 runs in the first 2 innings. Owensboro scored 2 in the sixth to make it 5-2, but it was to no avail. The Bombers plated 5 in the bottom of the sixth. Owensboro would go on to plate another run in the 7th.

Leading 10-3 in the bottom of the seventh, the Bombers put the game away. Ben Wilcoxson’s RBI double made it 11-3, then Wilcoxson scored off a sac fly. The game ended when Huntingburg, IN native Tucker Schank scored off a wild pitch. Because DC had a 10 run lead after 7, the game was called.

Following game 1, the series shifts to Owensboro for game 2. The Bombers won all three regular season meetings in Owensboro, including a thrilling 6-5 come from behind win on July 15th.

If DC wins Saturday, they will move to the next round to face the winner of the Henderson/Madisonville series. However, if the Dawgs take game 2, there will be a game 3 at League Stadium on Sunday.

July 30th marked the start of the first round throughout the OVL.

OVL Round 1 series after 7/30:

Henderson leads 1-0 over Madisonville.

Dubois County leads 1-0 over Owensboro.

Full Count leads 1-0 over Paducah.

Fulton leads 1-0 over Hoptown.

Game 1 Box Score

-Wyatt A. Oxley-

A Rivalry Renewed

A Rivalry Renewed

It’s playoff time in Huntingburg, and our first round opponent is a familiar foe. Dubois County will face their rivals from across the Glover Cary Bridge, the Owensboro RiverDawgs.

A rivalry isn’t a rivalry without a few nail-biters, and there were a few this season between the Dawgs and Bombers. The last meeting between the two North Division foes was especially dramatic, with the Bombers pulling off a stunning comeback in the ninth to top the Dawgs 6-5.

Dubois County finished second in the North Division with a record of 26-18. Owensboro finished third in the North with an even record of 22-22. The Bombers and RiverDawgs met six times during the regular season, and DC won 5 of the 6 meetings.

DC/Owensboro series schedule:

Game 1 (7/30): Owensboro @ Dubois County

Game 2 (7/31): Dubois County @ Owensboro

Game 3 (8/1): Owensboro @ Dubois County (If necessary)

It’s a best 2 out of 3, and may the best team win.

-Wyatt A. Oxley-