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Miners Extend Winning Streak to Four Games

Miners Over Bombers Thursday Night

The Miners downed the Bombers 5-2 in Huntingburg, Indiana, on Thursday night to extend their current winning streak to four games. The win also moved the Miners three games over .500 at 11-8 of the season, only 1/2-game behind the West Division-leading Hoptown Hoppers (10-6).

The official box score for Thursday night’s win is available here: Dubois_County_Bombers_vs_Madisonville_Miners_Jun_21_2018

Miners Sweep RiverDawgs Wednesday Night

Last night’s win comes on the heels of a doubleheader sweep of the RiverDawgs on Wednesday night. Madisonville won Game One in walkoff fashion in extra innings, 8-7. The Miners captured the second game 14-8 to finalize the sweep. Both games required the Miners to rally from behind after spotting the RiverDawgs a few runs in the opening innings.

The official box score for Game One is available here: RiverDawgs_vs_Miners_Jun_20_2018

The official box score for Game Two is available here: RiverDawgs_vs_Miners_Jun_20_2018

Miners Defeat Hoppers 11-4 Tuesday Night

The Miners drilled the visiting Hoppers 11-4 on Tuesday night. Madisonville scored five runs early and never looked back, as starter Nicholas Rathke pitched six innings, picked up the win, and allowed only one run. Logan Brewer pitched the final three innings to earn a three-inning save. At the plate, Hunter Mercer and Sean Kearney smacked back-to-back home runs.

The official box score is available here: Madisonville_Miners_vs_Hoptown_Hoppers_Jun_19_2018

2018 Bowling Tournament Winners!

The Miners enjoyed a night off on Monday and held a bowling tournament at the Melody Lanes Bowling Center in Madisonville. Graham Hackbarth won the tournament, with Sean Kearney right on his heels.

Graham won a brand new Old Hickory bat for First Place.

Sean  won a “Madisonville Miners” Tervis tumbler and a “Miners” window sticker for Second Place.

The other scores were destroyed to protect the identities of the innocent.

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Railroaders win at Elmer Kelley Sunday Night 11-9

The Miners hosted the Fulton Railroaders Sunday evening at Elmer Kelley and lost 11-9 despite another comeback.

Madisonville gave up nine unanswered runs in the first three innings before getting six on the board in the bottom of the third inning. The Miners scored one more in the fifth and another in the sixth to make it a 9-8 ballgame. Fulton responded with two runs in the top of the seventh to extend their lead to 11-8. Madisonville answered with one in the bottom of that frame for the final 11-9 margin.

Will Stump led the Miners are the plate, batting 3-for-5 with two home runs, four runs batted in, and two runs scored.

The complete box score is available here: Madisonville_Miners_vs_Fulton_Railroaders_Jun_17_2018

The Miners get an off day on Monday before hosting the Hoptown Hoppers on Tuesday night.

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Box Scores from Split in Fulton and Win in Owensboro

Friday Night Doubleheader Split in Fulton

The Miners played a doubleheader (both games 7 inning matchups) in Fulton Friday night, losing the first game 6-3 but winning the nightcap 8-5.

The official box score from Game One is available here: Fulton_Railroaders_vs_Madisonville_Miners_Jun_15_2018 G1

The office box score from Game Two is available here: Fulton_Railroaders_vs_Madisonville_Miners_Jun_15_2018 G2

Saturday Night Blowout Win in Owensboro

Friday night we traveled to Owensboro and laid one on the RiverDawgs by a score of 17-3. The official box score from the game is available here: Miners_ vs _RiverDawgs_Jun_16_2018

(FYI – If you go to a RiverDawgs game, get the “RiverDawg” at the concession stand … trust me!)

The Miners now sport a 7-7 record and sit in second place in the OVL Western Division, 2.5 games behind Hoptown (9-4).

Madisonville hosts the Fulton Railroaders on Father’s Day. Don’t forget that the game will start at 6pm CT from Elmer Kelley Stadium.

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Bombers Defeat Miners 11-10 In Thriller at Elmer Kelley

The Miners spotted the Bombers eleven runs before a furious comeback stalled just shy of tying the game in the bottom of the 9th last night at Elmer Kelley Stadium.

The Bombers jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after two innings, added five more runs in their half of the third inning to extend the lead to 9-0, and tacked on one more run in both the fifth and sixth innings to take a commanding 11-0 lead into bottom of the eighth inning.

That’s when the Miners woke up. Madisonville rallied for five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to breathe some life into the team, and followed with five more runs in the bottom of the ninth to turn the game into a late night thriller. When the Bombers enticed a strikeout to finally end the game, the Miners had the potential tying run standing on second base.

Bomber starter Jacob Frankel earned the Win and generally dominated the Miners’ hitters for the first seven innings before running out of gas in the bottom of the eighth. Frankel finished his outing pitching 7.1 innings, scattering seven hits, giving up 4 runs (all earned), and striking out nine Miners. Frankel did not walk a batter. Jackson Blair entered the game with one out in the bottom of the ninth to earn the Save.

In their comeback, Madisonville got home runs from Hunter Mercer and Colin Brewer and solid bullpen work from Logan Brewer and Brennan Hatten. Miner starter Nicholas Rathke had a rocky outing, taking the loss after being chased from the game after only 2.1 innings of work.

The official box score is available here: Madisonville_Miners_vs_Dubois_County_Bombers_Jun_14_2018

The Miners travel to Fulton on Friday for a doubleheader(two seven inning matchups) against the Railroaders. Game 1 gets started at 5:00 pm Central, with Game 2 to follow shortly after the conclusion of the first game.

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Mother Nature Winning Again Tonight

Miners @ Railroaders, Wednesday, June 13

Wednesday night’s game in Fulton against the Railroaders has been canceled due to wet field conditions.

The game has been rescheduled for Friday, June 15, as part of a doubleheader at Lohaus Field in Fulton. The teams will play two 7-inning games, with Game 1 beginning at 5:00pm. Game 2 will get underway shortly after the conclusion of the first game.

RiverDawgs @ Miners, Tuesday, June 12

Tuesday night’s game against the Owensboro RiverDawgs was canceled due to severe weather rolling through western Kentucky late yesterday afternoon.

The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 20, as part of a doubleheader at Elmer Kelley Stadium. The teams will play two 7-inning games, with Game 1 beginning at 5:00pm. Game 2 will get underway shortly after the conclusion of the first game.

Ohio Valley League Statement Regarding Rain Out Scheduling

The Ohio Valley League released the following statement regarding the scheduling of rain outs for the remainder of the regular season:

The Ohio Valley League made the agreement to take every Monday off and make up all present and future rain outs as part of a future doubleheader for the remainder of the 2018 season. All teams have played 10 games except for the Henderson Flash and the Fulton Railroaders. Their rain out of last Saturday will be made up on Tuesday, June 19th when Fulton travels to Henderson for a regular scheduled game. The doubleheader will begin at 5 pm.

Last nights games that were rained out will be made up the next time that the Paducah Chiefs travels to the Henderson Flash (Saturday, June 16th), the Fulton Railroaders travels to the Muhlenberg County Stallions (Thursday, July 5th), the Owensboro RiverDawgs travels to the Madisonville Miners (Wednesday, June 20th), and the Dubois County Bombers travels to the Hoptown Hoppers (Wednesday, June 27th). Any future rain outs will be rescheduled as a doubleheader the next time the team that was travelling goes back to the home team’s site. Unless agreed upon by the two teams, all doubleheaders will begin at 5pm local time.

We will take every scheduled day off that is on the league schedule for the remainder of the year unless we are forced to make changes as we near the end of the season and prepare for the playoffs. If that situation arises, we will discuss our options then and decide.

Our goal is to allow everyone some time to rest and be able to look forward to a day off. Thank you.

Rescheduled Times:

  • Saturday, June 16th – Paducah Chiefs at Henderson Flash – 5:00 PM CDT (Next game to follow)
  • Tuesday, June 19th – Fulton Railroaders at Henderson Flash – 5:00 PM CDT (Next game to follow)
  • Wednesday, June 20th – Owensboro RiverDawgs at Madisonville Miners – 5:00 PM CDT (Next game to follow)
  • Wednesday, June 27th – Dubois County Bombers at Hoptown Hoppers – 5:00 PM CDT (Next game to follow)
  • Thursday, July 5th – Fulton Railroaders at Muhlenberg County Stallions – 5:00 PM CDT (Next game to follow)
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