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​ Owensboro RiverDawgs Falls To Paducah Chiefs Despite Strong Offense


Both Paducah Chiefs and Owensboro RiverDawgs had their offenses going on Wednesday, but Owensboro RiverDawgs eventually succumbed 18-7 in the high-scoring affair.

The Owensboro RiverDawgs struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Paducah Chiefs, giving up 18 runs.

Paducah Chiefs opened up scoring in the first inning, when Nick Rucker singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
Owensboro RiverDawgs knotted the game up at three in the bottom of the first inning. Bailey Falkenstein drove in three when he homered.

Paducah Chiefs pulled away for good with four runs in the third inning. In the third Alan Roden doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run and Lofton Pigg singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.

Paducah Chiefs scored seven runs in the sixth inning. Paducah Chiefs's big inning was driven by doubles by Rucker and Roden, a walk by Ja'lil Akbar, a single by Bryson Bloomer, and a home run by Pigg.

Brady Austin led the Paducah Chiefs to victory on the mound. He surrendered six runs on ten hits over five and a third innings, striking out five and walking one. Mitch Turner threw one and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Caleb Dubois took the loss for Owensboro RiverDawgs. He lasted two and a third innings, allowing nine hits and seven runs while walking one.

Owensboro RiverDawgs socked two home runs on the day. Falkenstein had a long ball in the first inning. Ian Ellis had a dinger in the third inning.

Falkenstein led Owensboro RiverDawgs with three hits in four at bats.

Paducah Chiefs totaled 16 hits. Roden, Pigg, Bloomer, and Rucker all managed multiple hits for Paducah Chiefs. Roden went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead Paducah Chiefs in hits. Paducah Chiefs was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. James Dodd made the most plays with eight.

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