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Weather Postpones Miners/Stallions Playoff Game

Miners and Stallions Matchup Moved to Tuesday Night

The OVL Playoff Round One Matchup between the Miners and the Stallions was postponed on Monday night due to weather. The game is now scheduled for Tuesday, July 26, at Elmer Kelley Stadium beginning at 7:00pm CT.

The winner will advance to Round Two, now scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 27, while the season will end for the losing team.

Bombers Eliminate Chiefs in Dubois County

The weather cooperated in Huntingburg, Indiana, as the Bombers and Chiefs played their Round One playoff game on Monday night. The Bombers advanced to Round Two of the playoffs with a 7-5 victory over the Chiefs.

Fulton versus Owensboro Postponed

The Railroaders and Oilers Round One matchup was rained out Monday night in Owensboro. The two teams will face each other on Tuesday night at Apollo High School in Owensboro. Game time is 7:00pm CT.

Round Two Pushed Back to Wednesday

The Hoptown Hoppers get the an extra day of rest while they wait for Round One to finish. The Hoppers earned a Round One bye and will get back in action when Round Two gets underway on Wednesday (weather permitting).

We will post an updated playoff bracket as soon as Round One is completed.

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OVL Regular Season Concluded; Updated Playoff Bracket

Today’s OVL Games Canceled

The Ohio Valley League announced earlier this afternoon that the final two regular season games scheduled for today are canceled and that the standings are final. The OVL considered the extreme heat, the fact that the final standings would not be affected by the outcome of either game today, and the playoff schedule starting tomorrow in making its determination to cancel the games.

OVL Playoff Bracket

With the regular season concluded, the 2016 OVL Playoff Bracket is set:

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Round One of the playoffs consists of three single-elimination matchups played on Monday night, July 24. The second-seeded Miners will host the seventh-seeded Stallions at Elmer Kelley Stadium in Madisonville, the third-seeded Bombers will host the sixth-seeded Chiefs at League Stadium in Huntingburg, Indiana, and the fourth-seeded Oilers will host the fifth-seeded Railroaders at Chautauqua Park in Owensboro. The top-seeded Hoptown Hoppers get a bye in Round One.

Madisonville’s game with the Stallions will get underway tomorrow night at 7:00pm CT and will be streamed on our TEAMLINE site.

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Miners Split Doubleheader At Bombers; Clinch #2 Playoff Seed; Final Regular Season Stats

Miners Split Doubleheader In Dubois County

Game One – Miners 9, Bombers 3

(From Huntingburg, Indiana): Madisonville took an early lead in the second inning, scoring without benefit of a base hit as Nolan Ramsey walked, moved to second on a wild pitch, advanced on a ground out, and came home on another wild pitch.

The Bombers tied it up in their half of the frame. Macy Holdsworth led off with a walk. Singles by Conner Echols and Mark Giesler advanced him to third. Zach Barnhart drove him in with a sacrifice fly to knot the score at 1-all.

Tom Prospero crossed the plate on a Colin Dupree sacrifice fly to put the visitors back in front, 2-1 in the fourth inning.

The Miners then sealed the game and the playoff seeding by taking advantage of a series of Bomber errors to score seven unearned runs in the final two innings. Catcher Joe McGuinness had an RBI single in each rally.

Dubois County chipped two runs off of the 9-1 lead in the seventh and final inning when Trey Fulton singled Ben Balgaard and Barnhart home. But that was as much as the Bombers could muster, before succumbing 9-3.

Starter Jose Fernandez earned the win to improve his season record to 2-1. Matt Munden is charged with the Bomber loss to square his ledger at 3-3.

The official box score and game summary is available here: Miners@Bombers Game One July 23

Game Two – Bombers 2, Miners 0

(From Huntingburg, Indiana): The Bombers scored both runs in the third inning. Barnhart led off with a single and moved to second when Mark Geisler was hit by a pitch. Conner Moroder singled in Barnhart and Logan Brown followed with a sacrifice fly to plate Geisler.

Ian Dimitrie pitched the first five innings for Dubois County, holding the hard-hitting Miners to four hits and a walk. He only allowed one Miner to advance as far as third base.

Brian Wichman and Mathies came out of the Bomber bullpen to maintain the shutout, each tossing a scoreless inning.

With the win, Dimitrie closes the regular season with a 5-1 record, matching Renton Poole for the best record on the Bombers staff.

Dylan Givens takes the loss to fall to 2-2.

The official box score and game summary is available here: Miners@Bombers Game Two July 23

Miners Clinch #2 Seed

With the split last night in Dubois County, the Miners finished locked up the #2 seed in the upcoming playoffs with a final regular season with a 26-14 record. Two regular season games were unable to be rescheduled due to the calendar.

The Miners will host the #7 seed Muhlenberg County Stallions in Round One of the OVL Playoffs on Monday night, July 25, at Elmer Kelley Stadium. The winner will advance to Round Two on Tuesday night, while the loser will be eliminated.

The playoff bracket is here:

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Final Regular Season Stats

The Miners final regular season stats are:

Final Regular Season Batting Stats

Final Regular Season Base Running Stats

Final Regular Season Pitching Stats

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Weather Ends Ballgame In Greenville

The Miners and Stallions played four scoreless innings before lightning stopped the game in the top of the fifth inning. At the time of the lightning delay, the Miners had one runner on base and one out.

The delay began at 8:13pm with lightning flashing from an approaching weather system and lasted until approximately 9:45pm, at which time the game was called.

The game will not be rescheduled due to the playoffs beginning on Monday.

The Miners will wrap up the regular season with a trip to Dubois County tomorrow afternoon to play a doubleheader against the Bombers. Game One starts at 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET at League Stadium in Huntingburg, Indiana.

The OVL playoffs get underway on Monday night. The playoff bracket is:

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Miners Split Doubleheader in Hoptown

Game One – Miners 6, Hoppers 0 (7 innings)

From Hopkinsville. In game one of the doubleheader the Miners were led by their starting pitcher Brandon Dusenberry (6-1) who threw a complete game, 7-inning shutout against the Hoppers allowing only two hits and striking out four. Hoppers starter Tyler Walton (3-1) would pick up the loss after tossing five innings, allowing three runs on five hits.

The Miners would get on the board in the top of the 2nd following three one-out hits and a RBI ground out giving them an early 2-0 lead. They would strike again in the 4th after a Logan Jarvis hit a solo home run to left center field.

Madisonville would bring eight batters to the plate in the top of the 6th and ultimately score three more runs after two hit by pitches and a walk were driven in by a RBI ground out and a 2 RBI single by catcher Daniel Jackson.

The official box score and game summary is available here: Click Here.

Game Two – Hoppers 5, Miners 4 (7 innings)

From Hopkinsville. In game two, the Hoppers got on the board early, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning. After a one out walk put Chris Smutny on first, Andrew Gross hit a home run to right-center field, his 17th home run of the season.

The second inning would plate 2 more runs for the Hoppers. With 2 outs, Brian Chilton walked and was advanced to 2nd after a wild pitch and to 3rd on an infield single by Cooper Weatherly. Weatherly would then steal 2nd on the next pitch allowing Chilton to score on the throw. Matt Crowder would then score Weatherly on a line drive single to left field.

Madisonville responded with 2 runs in the top of the 3rd inning. With one out, Joe Kennedy reached first safely on a single and advanced to 2nd base on a wild pitch. Kennedy was then driven home by Austin Sistrunk with a deep double to right center field. Sistrunk advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch and then was driven home by Genesis Hillard on an infield ground out.

The Hoppers added to their lead in the 5th inning after Gross reached 1st on an infield single. Chase Schmittou advanced him to 3rd on a single to right field, but was caught in a run down between 1st and 2nd. Gross then scored on a safety squeeze by Hunter Holland.

The Miners led off the 6th inning with a single and a walk. Josh Finerty then advanced them on a sacrifice bunt. Kennedy then drove in one run on an infield ground ball that was handled poorly, resulting in an error that scored an additional run for the Miners.

The official box score and game summary is available here: Click Here.

Updated Stats

The individual and team stats are updated thru July 21, 2016.

Base Running Stats thru July 21

Batting Stats thru July 21

Pitching Stats thru July 21

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