--By Mike Gilpatrick
--Photos by Jared Anderson
The last game of the Bluegrass World Series occurred Saturday, as the Louisville Stars, comprised of former major-league stars from the 2000s-early 2010s, took on the Dubois County Bombers for the championship. The former-MLB stars were defeated, 6-4.
John McDonald doubled-in the first run of the night, in the top of the first, off of Jason Marquis.
Marquis finished with two innings, and gave up just the one run on one hit. He gave way to long-time pitcher Aaron Harang. Marquis also struck out three batters.
Corky Miller earned an RBI the hard way in the bottom of the first. He was hit by a pitch for an RBI.
JD Drew doubled in the third inning to give Louisville the lead. He scored Jayson Weth.
Then, in the top of the fifth, Dubois County scored two on an RBI double from Nolan Ramsey to right. The hit gave the Bombers the 3-2 lead.
John Buck tripled to center in the bottom of the fifth. The play scored JD Drew, and tied the game.
McDonald drove in two runs in the top of the seventh. He hit a single down the left-field line. The hit was off Brett Tomko. Then, Gavin Napier drove in Nolan Ramsey on a sacrifice fly.
Adam LaRoche proved he had some pop in his bat, and hit a solo shot to the corner in right in the bottom of the seventh.
Despite the loss for Louisville, the Bluegrass World Series was a great night of baseball benefitting Gold-Star families. The tournament will be back in Louisville next year.