Evans makes history in Owensboro’s win

June 29, 2019 | 2:59 am

Updated June 29, 2019 | 2:59 am

Vic Evans is now the winningest manager in the franchise history for the Owensboro RiverDawgs. | Photo by Ryan Richardson

With Owensboro’s 9-5 victory in 10 innings Friday night, RiverDawgs manager Vic Evans broke the record for most coaching wins for the franchise.

Evans has now won 76 games in his tenure with Owensboro’s summer collegiate baseball team. The record-setting victory came on the road, as the RiverDawgs outlasted the Madisonville Miners (7-11).

Owensboro (11-6) remains atop the Ohio Valley League East Division standings and used a four-run 10th inning to pick up the win after fighting back from a deficit to extend the game.

Tied 5-5 after nine innings, Owensboro was able to load the bases with only one out. Tarron Lawson drew an RBI-walk for the winning run, and a two out double by Kyle Hogwood cleared the bases for some extra breathing room.

Hogwood’s two-out single in the top of the ninth inning tied the game. He led the way on offense, going 3-for-5 with four RBIs and a run.

Nick Sanders had a solo home run for Owensboro. He, Jacob White and Parker Stahlman each scored twice.

Winning pitcher Drake Hamil pitched the final 1.2 innings and struck out three batters. He worked out of a one-out, bases-loaded situation in the bottom of the ninth to keep Owensboro alive.

June 29, 2019 | 2:59 am

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