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Published On: July 9th, 2014

By Nick Winstead

Mequon, Wisc.—The Bombers jumped out to a 5-0 lead on the South Division leading Lakeshore Chinooks, but watched it crumble away in back to back lopsided losses.

Seventeen walks helped the Chinooks to score eleven unanswered runs on the Bombers and continue their dominance, winning six straight.

The Bombers struck first by plating three runs in the top half of the first thus establishing an early lead for Jacob Waguespack (Ole Miss) to work with.

Wags looked good but got into, and out of, a few jams that worked his pitch count near its limit. He left the game after four innings, giving up just two runs. Unfortunately for the Bombers that’s when the Chinooks bats started to go to work.

They scored one in the bottom of the fifth, five in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead, and tacked on three more in the seventh to seal the game.

There were some bright spots in the game for the Bombers, despite giving up the early lead.

Bryan Daniello (UConn) stole home in the top of the second to put the Bombers up 4-0. That was the first time all season that a Bomber has stolen home successfully.

Brandon Van Horn (Dallas Baptist) moved from shortstop to the mound in the bottom of the eighth and threw a scoreless inning, despite loading the bases.

“It was awesome” responded Van Horn when asked about getting to be on the mound.

“I just really wanted to pitch off of my fastball” said the goofball Van Horn. “I lost it for a bit, but at the end of the day there’s still a goose egg on the scoreboard.”

When mentioned that he was the second position player to have a spotless ERA Van Horn was quick to note that no runs were scored on him at all.

“I’m pretty sure that some guys ran across home plate when Daniello and I didn’t see anybody cross home plate.”

The Bombers will look to split the series with Lakeshore tomorrow, 7:35 Central Time first pitch.