Bombers Open Second Half with 4-3 Win over CavemenJuly 3, 2012 - Prospect League (Prospect) Dubois County Bombers
Pichi Torres made his debut for the Bombers and earned the win. The right-handed starter battled control issues - he walked two Cavemen and hit four with pitches - but left with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the seventh and the score 4-1, Dubois County.
Nick Smart relieved Torres and allowed the first batter he faced, Nichols, to line a two-run single up the middle, charging two more runs to Torres and leaving his final line at three earned runs allowed through six and two-third innings pitched.
Smart closed out the final two and one-third innings to hold the score at 4-3 and earn the save.
Hannibal took an early lead with a run in the first. Jake Mangler reached on an infield single, stole second after the next batter, J Golden, walked and then scored on a Zach Nichols groundball.
Dubois County responded with a run the fourth. Dalton Rouleau walked with one out, advanced to third on a Jeff Zahn single and scored on a sacrifice fly by Cody Daily.
The Bombers increased their lead to 3-1 in the fifth when Chris Tavares led off with a double and advanced to third two batters later on a single by Austin Nyman. Landon Curry grounded out to knock in Tavares, and Bo Ausmus followed with a single to drive in Nyman.
Scott Windler added a run for Dubois County in the sixth when he drove home Daily with a double, who had reached on a two-out walk.
Ryan Brasser took the loss for Hannibal, working six innings and allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out three.
Taylor Kaufman relieved him and allowed only one baserunner - Kolin Conner reached on an error - as his threw two scoreless innnings.
Kirby Stailey played music before the game and between innings.
The Bombers host the Cavemen again tomorrow (July 4) at 7:15 p.m. "The Boys Are Back" will play after the game, and the Bombers will again offer a beer garden.
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