Despite the Comeback Effort, Bombers Fall to The RiverDawgs

Despite the Comeback Effort, Bombers Fall to The RiverDawgs

The Dubois County Bombers dropped a tough 4-3 decision to the Owensboro RiverDawgs last night in front of over 1100 fans at League Stadium.
As was the case in the season opener on Friday, the Bombers outhit their opponent, this time by an 8-5 margin.

Under new ownership and management in 2018, the Owensboro franchise has changed its nickname from the Oilers in addition to sporting new colors and uniforms. If the first two games are any indication, the changes are all positive in Owensboro.

The RiverDawgs wasted no time getting on the board, scoring twice in the top of the first. Kentucky Wesleyan’s Cam Curry doubled to put two in scoring position. Both scored on a single by USI’s Wyatt Daly.

The Bombers tied the game in the third inning. RBI singles by Sam Mudd (USI) and Jake Lewis (Eastern Kentucky) brought in Brad Fuhrhop (Kaskaskia College) and Ben Wilcoxson (Ky Wesleyan).

Owensboro regained control of the game with single runs in the 5th and 6th innings. Control problems again plagued the Bombers pitchers, issuing 8 free passes on four walks and an equal number of hit batsmen.

But the Bombers pitching and defense were stingy with the base hits, preventing Owensboro from establishing a more substantial lead. Owensboro’s lead held at 4-2 until the bottom of the ninth when Dubois County mounted a final rally.

Nolan Ramsey out of the University of Alabama – Huntsville blasted a double off the centerfield fence to lead off the Bomber ninth. With one down, Chase Andrews (Lee Univ.) singled him in. Andrews stole second, but the Bombers were unable to advance him further.

Daly and Wilcoxson had two hits apiece for their respective teams. Ramsey and Ricker both doubled for the Bombers, while the Dubois County mound staff has yet to yield anything more than a single.

After collecting the win in the opener, Cam Curry came in from right field to notch the save last night.

The Bombers will be home again tonight. Game time will be at 6 PM vs. the Paducah Chiefs. The Southridge Raiders state championship football team will be recognized during the game

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