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Miner Post Walk-Off Win Over Hoppers; Standings; Updated Stats

Prospero Scores on Wild Pitch for Walk-Off Win

The Miners and first-place Hoppers hooked up in a fantastic ballgame Friday night Elmer Kelley Stadium in Madisonville, with Miners winning in dramatic fashion in the bottom of the ninth.

The Hoppers got on the scoreboard first when Andrew Gross led off the second inning with a solo home run to straight-away center, but the Miners answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the third to tie the game at 1-1 when Wesley Birchmeier got an RBI ground out to drive in Daniel Jackson, who led off the inning with a double.

The Hoppers got right back in action in the top of the fourth on a two-run home run by Kyle O’Keefe and led 3-1 heading into the bottom of the inning. The Miners then cut the lead in half when Tom Prospero singled, driving in Genesis Hillard.

The score remained 3-2 until the Miners tied the ballgame in the bottom of the eighth. After Nolan Ramsey singled, Chase Hensley doubled, scoring Ramsey.

The Miners held the Hoppers scoreless in the top of the ninth and entered the bottom of the frame needing one run to claim the victory in regulation. Prospero led off with double and advanced to third on a wild pitch by Hopper reliever Austin Hearn. After Adam Cox struck out and was thrown out after the pitched was dropped, Hearn uncorked another wild pitch scoring Prospero from third to win the ballgame.

Tyler Watson started the game for the Hoppers and pitched seven complete innings, allowing two runs (both earned) on six hits, one walk, and five strikeouts. Hearn pitched the final 1.33 innings, giving up two runs (both earned) on three hits, one walk, and one strikeout. Hearn took the loss for the Hoppers.

Miner starter Justin Whitley pitched four complete innings, giving up all three Hopper runs (all earned) on four hits and one strikeout. Colin Hudson came on and pitched three scoreless innings, allowing one  hit, three walks, and striking out two Hoppers. Hudson gave way to Kyle Klotz, who pitched the final two innings, Klotz gave up two hits and struck out three before picking up the win on the Miners’ heroics in the bottom of the ninth.

The box score and game recap are available here: Hoppers at Miners July 1 2016

The win, the third in four games for the Miners, lifted Madisonville to 14-10 on the season, while the loss dropped the Hoppers to 21-4. The Hoppers still hold a 5.5 game lead over their closest rival, the Owensboro Oilers (16-10). The Miners are in sole possession of third place in the standings, 6.5 games back of the Hoppers.

Miners Roll To Muhlenberg County Saturday Night

The Miners (14-10) ride a two-game winning streak to Muhlenberg County on Saturday night to face the Stallions (4-21). The game gets underway at 7:00 pm CT on the West Campus of the Muhlenberg County High School in Greenville.

Updated Stats

The Miners stats are updated thru Friday night’s win over the Hoppers:

Updated Batting Stats thru July 1

Updated Base Running Stats thru July 1

Updated Pitching Stats thru July 1

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Miners Rally to Beat Oilers 5-3; FREE Admission Friday Night Against Hoptown; Updated Stats

Miners Rally Late To Beat Oilers

Trailing the Oilers 3-1 after five innings in Owensboro Thursday night, the Miners scored four runs over the final four innings to grab the win 5-3.

Garrett Sendelbach started the game for the Miners and pitched five complete innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on ten hits and seven strikeouts.  Casey Elbin pitched four perfect innings in relief, retiring twelve straight Oilers to pick up his second win of the season with the help of the Miners’ rally.

Madisonville tied the ballgame at 3-3 in the top of the eighth inning on an RBI single by Chase Hensley, who drove in pinch-runner Mike Ringer.

EJ Watson drove in the winning run in the top of the ninth inning with a two-out pinch-hit double, driving in Austin Sistrunk. Genesis Hillard followed with a single to drive in Watson and add an insurance run.

The complete box score and game summery is available here: Miners at Oilers June 30 2016

Miners Host Hoptown Friday Night – FREE ADMISSION

The Miners (13-10) host the Hoptown Hoppers (21-3) on Friday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium. Game time is 7PM CT. The Hoppers enter the game in first place and with a seven game lead of Owensboro and Dubois County (both 14-10). The Miners enter with a 13-10 record, 7.5 games back of Hoptown and only 0.5 games back of the Oilers and Bombers.

Admission to the ballpark will be FREE for all ages courtesy of the three Madisonville civic clubs, the Madisonville Noon Kiwanis Club, the Madisonville Lions Cub, and the Madisonville Rotary Club.

We will also take a few moments to recognize our host families before the ballgame. Without these families opening their homes to our players for the summer, we could not bring our fans summer collegiate baseball. THANK YOU, host families!

Updated Stats

Our stats are updated thru our win last night in Owensboro:

Updated Batting Stats thru June 30

Updated Pitching Stats thru June 30

Updated Base Running Stats thru June 30

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Miners Lose 4-1 To Stallions; Road Trip to Owensboro Thursday; Updated Stats

Stallions Top Miners 4-1 Wednesday Night

The Miners and the Stallions hooked up at Elmer Kelley Stadium on Wednesday night, with the Stallions holding on for 4-1 victory.

The Stallions broke a scoreless jam with one run in the top of the third inning to take a 1-0 lead over the Miners, who answered with a single run of their own in the bottom of the inning.

Muhlenberg County scored two runs in the top of the fourth retake the lead 3-1, and added another run in the top of the eighth for the final 4-1 margin.

Broderick Moore earned the win for the Stallions over starter Andrew Wright, who pitched four complete innings while allowing one unearned run on two hits with three walks and three strikeouts. Moore came on in the bottom of the fifth inning and pitched three scoreless innings, allowing three hits and collecting two strikeouts. Max Hall picked up the save by holding the Miners scoreless for the final two innings on four hits, one walk, and four strikeouts.

Jose Fernandez got the start and the loss for the Miners. Fernandez pitched 4.67 innings, allowing three runs (only one earned) on three hits, five walks, and seven strikeouts. Dylan Ladd followed with 2.33 scoreless innings, giving up one hit, three walks, and striking out one Stallion. Mike Ringer pitched the final two innings for the Miners, allowing one hit, one earned run, and walking one.

At the plate, Jamie Valvano and Daniel Schweikhart each went 1-for-3 with an RBI to lead Muhlenberg County. Will Broady scored two runs, with Tre DeVoe and Manny Lopez scoring one each.

Logan Jarvis went 2-for5 with an RBI for the Miners, with Tom Prospero and Adam Cox going 2-for-4. Wesley Birchmeier (1-for-3) scored the only Miner run of the ballgame.

The official box score and game summary is available here: Stallions at Miners June 29 2016

OVL Standings

The loss dropped the Miners (12-10) into a tie for third place in the standings with the Dubois County Bombers (12-10), each eight games behind first place Hoptown (21-3). Owensboro (14-9) sits alone in second place at 6.5 games back of the Hoppers. Fulton (9-15), Paducah (8-16), and Muhlenberg County (4-17) round out the OVL standings.

Miners Travel to Owensboro Thursday

The Miners play game number five of ten straight games in ten straight days when they travel to Owensboro to face the Oilers. The game gets underway at Chautauqua Park at 7:00pm CT.

Updated Stats

The stats are updated thru tonight’s loss to Muhlenberg County.

Updated Batting Stats thru June 29 (sorted by batting average)

Updated Base Running Stats thru June 29 (sorted by runs scored)

Updated Pitching Stats thru June 29 (sorted by innings pitched)

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Miners Defeat Oilers 5-4; Updated Stats

Miners 5, Oilers 4 Tuesday Night

The Miners defeated the Oilers 5-4 at Elmer Kelley Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Oilers got the scoring going in the top of the second inning when Seth Woodard singled off Madisonville starter Brandon Dusenberry to drive in Mitch Wilson.

Madisonville tied the game at 1-1 in bottom half of the inning on an RBI fielder’s choice by Brandt Nowaskie, driving in Austin Sistrunk.

Owensboro scored two runs in the top of the third inning to retake the lead 3-1. After Tanner Kerher reached on a force out and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Sam Medina, Nick Lugo doubled and drove in Kerher. Mitch Wilson followed with an RBI single, scoring Lugo.

The Miners answered again in the bottom of the frame, roughing up Oiler starter Mac Barnes with four runs on four hits and two Oiler errors. After Collin Dupree started off the inning by reaching on an error, Tom Prospero tripled to left, scoring Dupree. Nolan Ramsey followed with a single, scoring Prospero. After a single by Chase Hensley moved Ramsey to second, Logan Jarvis doubled, with the Oilers throwing out Ramsey at the plate. Austin Sistrunk hit a sacrifice fly to score Hensley, and Jarvis scored on an error on the play.

The score remained 5-3 until the top of the sixth, when Owensboro scored one run on an RBI double by Ben Haefner, driving in Seth Woodard. Both teams went scoreless from there for the final margin.

Brandon Dusenberry (3-1) picked up his third win of the season, pitching seven complete innings and allowing four runs (all earned) on nine hits, one walk, and five strike outs. Kyle Klotz pitched two perfect innings to close out the game and grab his first save of the season. Starter Mac Barnes took the loss for the Oilers.

The complete box score and game recap is available here: Oilers at Miners June 28 2016.

Miners Host Muhlenberg County Wednesday

The home stand continues for Madisonville on Wednesday night when the Stallions from Muhlenberg County visit Elmer Kelley. Game time is 7pm Central.

Updated Stats

The base running, batting, and pitching stats are updated thru Tuesday night’s win over Owensboro.

Updated Base Running stats thru June 28

Updated Pitching stats thru June 28

Updated Batting stats thru June 28

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