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Miners Fall At Home To Hoppers

The Miners hosted the Hoppers at Elmer Kelley on Wednesday night and lost 10-2.

The Hoppers scored in the top of first on an RBI single by Ryan Hatten, then added three more runs in the top of the third on a three-run homer by Reese Alexiades.

The score stayed there until the Hoppers scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning on a two-run homer by Hatten, who finished the game with three RBIs.

Hopper starter Dustin Berrong earned the win, pitching five shutout innings and allowing just four hits. Berrong gave way to Dalton Utley, who picked up his first Save of the year. Utley gave up two runs in the bottom of the seventh, but the Hoppers offense added four more runs in the final two innings to pull away from Madisonville.

The Miners scored both of their runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. David Robins hit a solo home run to lead off the inning, and Jacob Richard got hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in the other run.

On the mound, Carson Imes got the start and the loss for Madisonville. Imes went 3-1/3 innings, surrendering four runs (all earned) on five hits, one walk, and three strikeouts. Lane Saunders followed and pitched 3-2/3 innings, giving up two runs (both earned). Christopher Mutter pitched the final two innings, allowing four runs (three earned).

The complete game summary and box score is available HERE.

Madisonville (3-3) travels to Fulton on Thursday night to visit the Railroaders (1-5).


Miners Pound Hoppers 15-6 Tuesday Night

The Miners (3-2) traveled to Hoptown on Tuesday night to face the previously undefeated Hoppers (4-1) and came home with the 15-6 victory.

The Miners pounded out 15 runs on 16 hits, including three home runs – one each from Alex Carignan, Brooks Benson, and David Robins. Robins collected five RBI on the night, with Benson adding four.

Austin Henrich got his second start of the season and picked up his first Win, pitching five complete innings and allowing no earned runs. Henrich surrendered four hits and one walk, struck out four Hoppers, and hit one batter. Nick Hutchison, Christopher Mutter, Jonathan Joy, and Nick Keaton all pitched to seal with deal for the Miners.

A compete game summary and box score is available HERE.

The two teams get back together in Madisonville on Wednesday night, with the first pitch coming at 7:05pm CT.



Miners Lose in Paducah 11-5 on Sunday Night

The Miners (2-2) fell to the Chiefs (1-4) 11-5 on Sunday night in Paducah. The Miners are off on Monday, June 4, before traveling to Hoptown on Tuesday for their first meeting with the Hoppers.

The complete box score is available HERE.


PADUCAH — Brandon Kelley had five hits and Nick Shumaker drove in five runs as the Paducah Chiefs topped the Madisonville Miners 11-5 Sunday night at Brooks Stadium.

Kelley led off the game with a single and, after a walk to Christian Dominguez and a hit batter, Dixon Craft followed with an RBI single for a 1-0 lead. Travis Regalado bunted home another run and the Chiefs had a quick 2-0 lead off Miners starter Conor Crotty.

The Miners got on the board in the second inning, as Ryan Brooks reached on an error, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on Chad Hinkle’s single.

The Chiefs chased Crotty in the fourth, scoring five times after loading the bases with one out, as Kelley drove in a run on a single, Dominguez was hit by a pitch, forcing home another run, and Schumaker cleared the sacks with a double for a 7-2 lead.

The Miners closed the gap with a four-run fifth, loading the bases on a walk, single and error, before greeting reliever Jacob Sawyers with three straight singles. Sawyers regrouped and fanned Ryan Brooks before retiring Hunter James and Robert Strader on pop outs.

Paducah effectively put the game away in the home fifth, loading the bases on two singles and a walk before Schumaker stroked a two-run single and Craft followed with another safety for a 10-5 lead.

The Chiefs closed the scoring in the seventh, as Kelley singled and went to second on an outfield error, stole third and scored on a throwing error for the final 11-5 margin.

Sawyers (1-0) earned the win with three innings of relief, allowing one run. Bryant Claunch and Craft finished with a shutout inning each. Craft also had three hits and drove in two runs, while Tate Mathis and Spencer Schultz also had a pair of hits in Paducah’s 15-hit attack.

Crotty (0-1) took the loss, allowing six runs in 3 1/3 innings. Nick Keaton and Billy King each had two hits for the Miners.

The contest was delayed 25 minutes by rain.


Miners Beat Chiefs 4-2 Saturday Night

The Miners defeated the Paducah Chiefs 4-2 on Saturday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium.  The win lifted the Miners to 2-1 overall and dropped Paducah to 0-3 on the season.

Madisonville opened the scoring with one run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Paducah answered with a run on the top of the fifth to tie the ballgame at 1-1 until the bottom of the sixth, when the Miners got another run to take a 2-1 lead. The Chiefs immediately answered with another run in the top of the seventh and tied the game 2-2 going into the bottom of the inning. The Miners then scored two in the bottom of the frame to reclaim a 4-2 lead and shut the Chiefs down from there to pick up the win.

Christopher Mutter collected the Win for Madisonville, with Michael Sebby earning the Save. Jay Benard took the Loss for the Chiefs.

The complete box score and game summary is available HERE.

The Miners travel to Paducah on Sunday night for a rematch with the Chiefs.