The Owensboro RiverDawgs came through with a big win on Friday, downing the Henderson Flash 17-10 in a road game.
Play ended in the middle of the seventh inning and game two of the doubleheader was postponed due to lightning. Owensboro (15-7) remains atop the East Division standings of the Ohio Valley League, and they are 3.5 games ahead of both the Flash and the Dubois County Bombers.
Jacob White had a two-run blast and Kyle Hogwood hit a three-run shot, both with two outs in the second inning. The RiverDawgs then exploded for 10 runs in the fourth inning to take a commanding lead.
Five singles and six walks allowed Owensboro to send 15 batters to the plate in the fourth. Tarron Lawson and Parker Stahlman each had a pair of hits in the inning.
Josh Bennett went 4-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs to lead the RiverDawgs, who collected 16 hits. Lawson and Stahlman each had three hits and scored three times. Hogwood drove in four runs and scored three times.
Holden Martin got the win on the mound. After entering in the second inning, he threw 3.2 innings and allowed five runs on seven hits.
Owensboro is scheduled to play at 7 p.m. Saturday at Chautauqua Park against the Madisonville Miners.