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Miners Job Posting: Marketing/Sales Director

The Madisonville Miners are seeking a part-time sales/marketing director for the 2016 season.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • securing team sponsorships
  • general oversight and direction of the game day experience, and
  • assisting Board of Directors in development and implementation of marketing plan

If you are interested, please submit your resume no later than December 1 to Madisonville Miners, PO Box 236, Madisonville, KY 42431 or email to tnoel@visitmadisonvilleky.

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Paducah Chiefs Join OVL For 2016!!!


Brooks Stadium Commission joins Ohio Valley Summer Collegiate Baseball League

The Brooks Stadium Commission has signed a contract to join the Ohio Valley Summer Collegiate Baseball League (OVL) as the Paducah Chiefs.  “

On behalf of the OVL, we are thrilled to have the Paducah Chiefs become part of our outstanding summer collegiate league,” said Cubb Stokes, OVL President. “Paducah has a great heritage of having great baseball teams at all levels, and we look forward to playing at historic Brooks Stadium.”

The Chiefs will be coached by Greg McKeel, appointed General Manager of the baseball team by Dr. Frank Hideg, President of the Brooks Stadium Commission with unanimous approval of Commission members.

“The Brooks Stadium Commission has been researching and observing the OVL for the past three years and found it to be a viable, stable and respected league for summer baseball at Brooks Stadium,” said Hideg. “The Commission felt it would meet the needs of the community in providing summer college baseball that includes players from our area.”

“The Chiefs will provide great quality baseball for the city of Paducah, as well as an opportunity for hometown college players to come home and play in front of their friends and family during the summer and for ball players from all over the country to spend the summer in Paducah and make new friends for a lifetime,” said Stokes.

The Chiefs will be the fifth team in the six-team collegiate baseball league that once belonged to the Class D Professional Kitty League during the early to mid 1900’s (all but Huntingburg, IN). Paducah joins the Owensboro Oilers, Fulton Railroaders, Dubois County Bombers, Hoptown Hoppers and Madisonville Miners currently in the OVL.

For more information, contact:  Laura Schaumburg Oswald, Marketing Director, Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau Office: 270.443.8783 phone


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Miners Fall Short 3-2 in Game Three

The Miners dropped Game Three of the 2015 OVL Championship Series to the Dubois County Bombers last night in Huntingburg, Indiana, by the final score of 3-2.  The win gave the Bombers the OVL Championship Series Championship.

We congratulate the Bombers for winning both the regular season pennant and the playoff championship.

Thank you to our players and coaches this summer. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the Miners organization and summer collegiate baseball. Thank you for being a part of the Miners family this season.

We want to thank all of the staff and volunteers that made this season such a success. Your efforts were recognized and appreciated. Thank you!

Special thanks to go Boyce Tate for being the “Voice of the Madisonville Miners” on our Teamline broadcasts and to Willie Wright for being the stadium announcer this season. Thank you!

Thank you to the Madisonville/North Hopkins Lady Maroons Basketball Booster Club for operating the stadium concession stand this summer.  Outstanding job (and outstanding cheeseburgers)! Thank you!

Last but not least, we want to say “Thank You!” to Chris Luttrell, who has been our marketing director for the past three seasons. Chris is leaving us due to his promotion to Battalion Chief at the Owensboro Fire Department. Congratulations on your promotion, thank you for your tireless efforts, and best wishes moving forward. Miners primary logo

Bombers Even Series With 4-3 Win; Game Three Friday Night

(Courtesy of John Millikan, Sports Reporter, The Messenger)

HUNTINGBURG, Indiana — The Ohio Valley League championship will be decided Friday night at League Stadium, and Ryan Dills made sure of it.

The Dubois County Bombers right-hander pitched a gem on his 21st birthday Thursday night in Huntingburg, Indiana to lead the Bombers to a 4-3 victory in Game 2 of the OVL title series, setting up a winner-take-all Game 3 at 6 p.m. Friday.

Dills, an Evansville native, cruised through 8.1 innings and allowed just three hits and struck out nine to keep the Miners’ bats as quiet as they have been all season.

The Miners finished with just four hits, with two coming in the ninth inning as they nearly forged a dramatic comeback off a pair of Dubois County relievers. However, Madisonville left the tying run stranded on base, and the Bombers escaped to keep the OVL championship trophy locked up for another night.

“That last inning gives us a little confidence, but we are too good of an offensive team to have that kind of game,” Miners third baseman Wesley Birchmeier said. “Four hits, that’s not us. We scored 14 (in Wednesday’s series opener), and I think we are capable of doing that (Friday). Our heads are high, and that’s how we are coming into the final game.”

The Miners have been one of the league’s hottest teams in July, and coach Jared Franklin believes his squad will recapture that magic for the final game of the season.

“We have to leave it all on the field,” Franklin said. “There’s nothing to lose now. There is no tomorrow. This is what we played all summer for. We have swung it well all season, minus that game and maybe a few earlier in the season. I expect to come out swinging (Friday).”

The early part of Thursday’s game was dominated by the pitchers. Dills and Miners starter Mathias Brewers kept the game scoreless for the first three innings before the Bombers broke through for a pair of runs in the fourth.

Brewers lasted five innings and allowed six hits with two strikeouts, but Dills was even stronger and allowed just two hits — both singles to Miners catcher Andrew Tanous — through the first eight innings.

“We finally made some good adjustments in the ninth inning, but the story of the game is that we did not adjust to Dills throughout the game,” Franklin said. “We have seen him enough times, but we did not adjust at all. We knew he was going to pitch backwards, throw fastballs on off-speed counts and off-speed on fastball counts. We just couldn’t adjust to it.”

The Miners finally got on the scoreboard in the sixth inning when Tanous crossed the plate on a throwing error by Bombers shortstop Jacob Snodgrass.

With Madisonviill trailing 4-1, Nolan Ramsey led off the top of the top of the ninth with a single and came around to score on a throwing error. Shane Connahan was walked by Bombers reliever Konner Eck and later scored on an RBI single from Cory Finkler, who represented the tying run. However, Bombers right-hander Zach Freeman retired the final two hitters to extend Dubois County’s season.

Friday’s game will be the 13th time the Miners and Bombers play each other this season with Dubois County leading the series 7-5.

“This will sting on the bus ride home, but we will be ready for (Friday),” Birchmeier said. “We are confident. We are a hot team right now, and I think we will get it going again.”


DUBOIS COUNTY|000-200-11x–4-10-3

WP-Dills. LP-Brewers. SV-Snodgrass.

The official OVL box score is available HERE.

The unofficial iScore scorecard is here: MAD@DUB July 30 scorecard

The unofficial iScore pitch-by-pitch game summary is here: MAD@DUB July 30 pitchbypitch

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