Early Lead For Paducah Chiefs Seals Fate For Dubois County Bombers

Early Lead For Paducah Chiefs Seals Fate For Dubois County Bombers

The Dubois County Bombers dropped their third game of the season last night, falling to the Paducah Chiefs 12-5. A common thread through the first few games has been a young pitching staff that has been struggling at times to find the plate. Coach Andy Lasher utilized six pitchers last night, the first two of whom issued 10 walks in the first five innings.

Yet the Bombers fought back valiantly early on. Down 6-0 after two innings, Dubois County scored four times in the third. John McDonald (Austin Peay) shot a 2-run double to left field. Jasper’s Evan Aders (U. of Evansville) followed by launching a shot over the left field fence for the Bombers first home run of the summer. It cut the margin to 6-4.

But Paducah countered with single runs in the 4th, 5th, and 7th innings to regain a comfortable lead.

The Bombers scored an additional run in the 7th. Once again, Aders had the big hit, driving in Nolan Ramsey (Alabama-Huntsville) to make the score 9-5 Paducah at that point.

The Chiefs scored three more in the 9th to make the final tally of 12-5.

Starting pitcher Kevin Davis takes the loss. He pitched the first two innings, allowing 6 runs, 5 earned, on 6 hits and 4 walks.

Jack Anderson (Illinois State) was the most effective of the six Bomber hurlers used in the game. Anderson struck out four in 2 2/3 innings, allowing one run on two hits. He did not walk a batter.

Aders went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and made an outstanding catch on a long run into foul territory to help shut down another Paducah rally in the third inning.

A crowd of 960 showed up on this Sunday evening, many of them fans of Southridge’s State Championship football team that was honored before the game.

The Bombers will look for their first win again tonight, when they host the Muhlenberg County Stallions in a game that is a makeup for last Thursday’s rained out opener.

 

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