(From Dubois County) 1916 Dubois County Bomber fans turned out on the 4th of July for baseball and fireworks at League Stadium. The Bombers lineup jumped the gun a bit, scoring in each of the first four innings in downing the Madisonville Miners 5-3.
Morgan DePew continued his hot hand for the league leaders, bunting his way aboard in the first inning. He came home two batters later on a Drake McNamara single.
Brady Pfaadt, Devyn Newberry, and Daniel Johnson all singled in the second inning, producing another Bombers run.
The Miners got on the board in the top of the third when Connor Moss, Matt Walsh, and Nolan Ramsey all singled. But Dubois County answered with a pair of runs in the third. McNamara slugged his second round-tripper of the season, a solo shot to left-center. Later in the inning, Brady Pfaadt doubled in Alex Ralph to make it 4-1 in favor of the Bombers after three innings.
Nick Barrientos singled and stole second in the fourth, coming in to score on a DePew RBI hit to give Dubois County a 5-1 lead.
Meanwhile, Lucas Barnett turned in another solid performance from the Bombers mound staff. Barnett went 6 2/3 innings, scattering eight hits and a walk. Head coach Andy Lasher turned the game over to his bullpen after the Miners tallied an unearned run in the seventh, cutting the score to 5-2.
Derek Flaugher, Conner Eck, and Zach Freeman pitched the final 3 1/3 innings, holding Madisonville to an additional unearned run to seal the victory in front of the festive holiday crowd.
Barnett picks up the win to go 2-1 on the season. Cameron Smith falls to 1-1 for the Miners. Zach Freeman picks up his first save.
In addition to the home run, McNamara had a pair of singles, upping his batting average to .419. DePew and Pfaadt also had multi-hit games for the Bombers.
Walsh, Ramsey, and JD Minor all had multi-hit games for Madisonville.
The win was the sixth in a row for Dubois County. The season record now stands at 20-8, 3 1/2 games ahead of Fulton. Madisonville falls to 14-11, 4 ½ games back. The Bombers will close out the holiday weekend homestand by hosting the 7-17 Owensboro Oilers tonight at League Stadium. Game time is 6 PM.
Madisonville will be hosting the second-place Fulton Railroaders om Sunday night.
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