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Miners Win in Paducah; More schedule changes due to rain

Miners Win 4-2 Wednesday Night

The Miners traveled to Paducah on Wednesday night to face the Chiefs and came home with a 4-2 victory.

Miners starter Nicholas Rathke pitched a complete game to earn the Win, surrendering just one earned run on seven hits, no walks, and six strikeouts.

At the plate, Sean Kearney drove in two Miner runs, with Caleb Nobles driving in one, as well. Bernee Sanchez went 3-4 at the plate on the night.

The official box score is available here: Miners_vs_Chiefs_Jun_27_2018

Miners and Bombers Rained Out Tuesday Night

The Miners trip to Dubois County on Tuesday night rained out, and in accordance with OVL rules, the game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 3, in Madisonville.

The game will now be Game 1 of a doubleheader on that night, with both games being seven-inning match-ups. Game 1 will start at 5pm Central.

Admission to both games will be free to the public as part of the City of Madisonville’s annual “4thFest” celebration.


Hoppers Defeat Miners 12-7 Sunday Night

The Miners traveled to Hopkinsville Sunday evening and fell to the Hoppers 12-7. The loss moved Madisonville to 11-9 on the season, while the Hoppers improved to 12-7 and moved 1.5 games in front of the Miners in the OVL West Division race.

The official box score for the game is available here: Hoptown_Hoppers_vs_Madisonville_Miners_Jun_24_2018

The Miners get a day off on Monday before heading to Dubois County on Tuesday night to face the Bombers (10-9). The game will start at 6:05pm  CT/7:05pm ET.


Game Saturday Night Suspended Due to Rain

The Miners trailed the Henderson Flash 6-2 after four innings at Elmer Kelley Stadium when the rains came Saturday night. After a weather delay of approximately one hour, the umpire suspended the game and called it a night.

The game will restart on July 16, 2018, when the Henderson Flash return for their last regular season visit to Madisonville. By OVL rule, we will pickup the game at the top of the 5th inning and finish a nine-inning ballgame. After completion of that game, we will play the Flash in a seven-inning matchup.

Tonight we travel to Hoptown to face the Hoppers. The winner of the game will be in sole possession of first place in the OVL West Division. The game gets underway at 6pm Central and will be broadcast on Hopkinsville radio station WHOP (they stream the games online at the WHOP website). You can also follow the game on the Miners’ GameChanger site.


Tonight’s Game Canceled Due To Weather

Tonight’s game with the Paducah Chiefs at Elmer Kelley Stadium has been canceled due to weather and field conditions.

The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader in Madisonville on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Game one will begin at 5pm Central.


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.