Bombers win

West Point base runner Tadd Johansen kicks the ball free from North Bend’s Chad Stephenson and slides safely into 3rd base as he moves up 90 feet during the Bombers opening round game of the Dodge County Fair baseball tourney Thursday in Scribner.

West Point replicated another dramatic performance, and in doing so, captured the Dodge County Fair baseball title with a 5-4 win over Wahoo Sunday afternoon at the Hog Yard in Scribner.

In what was a rematch of the DCBL title game, the Bombers are now 2-for-2 in championship finals this summer. West Point captured one-run wins in both games.

And once again, it was a Bomber run in the final inning that lifted West Point to a dramatic win.

West Point found themselves in some early trouble as Wahoo took a 4-0 lead. In a hole, the Bombers rallied for five consecutive runs.

A much-needed spark for the Bombers came in the 5th inning when West Point produced four runs. That surge of runs tied up the game at 4-4.

“Wahoo was kind of out of character a little bit with some errors, but Joey [Guenther] just kept telling us to keep grinding and not give up,” Bomber Nate Bruning said about the team manager urging them to continue to fight.

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