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Thursday Night Game Canceled

Tonight’s game between the Miners and the Dubois County Bombers has been CANCELED due to the field condition at Elmer Kelley Stadium.

The Miners and Bombers will play one single-elimination nine-inning ballgame on Friday night in Dubois County. The game will start at 7:00pm ET at League Stadium in Huntingburg. The winner of that game will advance to play the winner of the Owensboro/Hopkinsville series for the OVL Championship.

The OVL Championship will be determined in one single-elimination nine-inning ballgame played on Saturday night at the home field of the highest remaining team.

If tonight’s game between the Oilers and Hoppers is canceled due to weather, the remainder of the OVL Playoffs will be canceled with no further games played.

We are just as sick of the rain as you are.

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Game One Rescheduled for Thursday Night in Madisonville

UPDATE: Game One Set For Thursday Night at Elmer Kelley

The Miners and Bombers have agreed to play Game One on Thursday night at 7pm CT at Elmer Kelley Stadium in Madisonville, weather permitting. Keep your fingers crossed!

Miners and Bombers Rained Out Wednesday Night

Game One of the semi-final matchup between the Madisonville Miners and the Dubois County Bombers was rained out on Wednesday night.

Game Two was originally scheduled to be played Thursday night at Dubois County, but no determination has been made about the status of that game.

As soon as we have more information about the scheduling of the games, we will post it.

Oilers Win Rain-Shortened Game In Hoptown

The rain stayed away from Hopkinsville Wednesday night just long enough for the Oilers to down the Hoppers 2-1 in Game One of the other semi-final matchup. The win gives the Oilers a 1-0 lead over the Hoppers in the best-of-3 series.

The Oilers led the Hoppers 4-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning when the game was suspended by weather. After an hour rain delay, the game was ended with the score at the time the teams completed five full innings of play.

Game Two of the Owensboro/Hoptown series is currently scheduled for tonight in Owensboro. Stay tuned for updates …

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Miners Advance to Semi-finals

Miners Eliminate Stallions 12-6 Tuesday Night

The rain stayed away from Elmer Kelley Stadium on Tuesday night, and the Miners and Stallions finally hooked up for the Round One playoff match-up. The Miners committed six errors and gave up six unearned runs in holding off a scrappy Stallion team in a 12-6 victory to advance to the OVL playoff semi-finals.

The Miners took an early 3-0 lead with three runs in the bottom of the first inning. The big blow of the inning was a two-RBI single from Logan Jarvis , driving in Genesis Hillard and Joe McGuinness. Chase Hensley scored later in the inning on a wild pitch from Stallion starter Max Hall.

The Stallions got on the board with one run in the top of the 4th inning when Justin Ware singled and later scored on a Madisonville throwing error.

Madisonville answered with four runs in the bottom of the 5th to make the score 7-1. Austin Sistrunk and Nolan Ramsey each drove in one run, and Tom Prospero belted a two-run home run over the right field fence.

Both teams added runs in later innings, with Madisonville adding four runs in the bottom of the seventh and one more in the bottom of eighth.  The Stallions scored three in the top of the sixth and tow more in the top of the eighth.

Madisonville starter Jeff Lindgren pitched six complete innings and picked up the Win. Although the Stallions scored four runs with Lindgren on the mound, all of the runs were unearned. Lindgren allowed six hits, walked one, and struck out three. Kyle Klotz pitched two innings, giving up one hit, two walks, and striking out two. The Stallions scored two unearned runs with Klotz pitching. Mitchell Bault came on to pitch the ninth and struck one in retiring the side in order to end the game.

Stallion starter Max Hall took the loss, allowing 7 earned runs in 4.67 innings. Aaron Glitchstein pitched 2.00 innings of relief, allowing four runs, all unearned, on two hits, four walks and two strikeouts. Corey Mason pitched the final 1.33 innings and gave up two runs (one earned) on one hit and one walk.

Both teams were sloppy defensively, with the Miners committing six errors and the Stallions committing four.

The official box score and game summary is available here: Miners 12, Stallions 6 (playoff game July 26)

Miners Host Bombers Wednesday Night

The #2 seed Madisonville Miners and #3 seed Dubois County Bombers kick off a best-of-three series on Wednesday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium in Madisonville. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm CT, weather permitting.

The series will be played at the following locations:

  • Game One @ Madisonville – Wednesday, July 27
  • Game Two @ Dubois County – Thursday, July 28
  • Game Three (if necessary) @ Madisonville – Friday, July 29

Updated OVL Playoff Bracket

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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.

Let’s go Miners!!!

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