Rain washes out Bombers’ last chance at crown


Democrat Staff



Sam Perez delivers a pitch during Saturday’s game against Clarinda. Perez was named the MINK League pitcher of the week.


Democrat Staff

Sam Perez delivers a pitch during Saturday’s game against Clarinda. Perez was named the MINK League pitcher of the week.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_SAM-PEREZ-POW.jpgSam Perez delivers a pitch during Saturday’s game against Clarinda. Perez was named the MINK League pitcher of the week.

Rain once again forced a change to the Sedalia Bombers schedule on Tuesday, washing out a make-up game at Ozark and with it the last chance to claim a North Division title. The Bombers had scheduled a make-up game with the Mustangs on Thursday but now that game will not be played. The teams ran out of dates to reschedule games before the MINK League championship which was already pushed back to Friday.

The Bombers could have caught the St. Joseph Mustangs by beating the Generals on Tuesday and beating the Mustangs Thursday, coupled with a Mustangs loss to Nevada on Tuesday. With no game on Tuesday, the Bombers cannot catch the North-leading Mustangs who will move on to face Nevada for the MINK League title on Friday.

The Bombers will still host a non-league game Wednesday against the Kansas City Monarchs at 7 p.m. at Dey Field at Liberty Park. The team will honor host families at the game.

The Bombers did take one last honor before the end of the season. Pitcher Sam Perez was named the league pitcher of the week.

Against the Clarinda A’s on Saturday, Perez pitched seven innings while allowing three hits and two runs. He struck out seven.

Monday he pitched a complete, seven-inning game against Nevada and allowed five hits and a pair of unearned runs. He walked two and struck out nine.

Sedalia Democrat
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