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Miners Host Dubois County Tonight

The Miners (10-10) get back in action tonight against the league-leading Dubois County Bombers (14-7) at Elmer Kelley Stadium.  Game time will be 7:00 pm Central, and as always, you can listen to Boyce Tate call the game LIVE on TEAMLINE by clicking HERE.

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Thursday Night: Miners Split Doubleheader With Railroaders

Game One: Miners 4, Railroaders 2 (in seven innings)

In Game One, the Miners took a 4-0 lead after four innings of play and held off a late rally by the Railroaders to win 4-2.

Madisonville totaled six hits with three RBI and played error-free in the field.  Shane Connahan was best for the Miners at the plate going 2-for-3 with a RBI and score on a solo homerun.

The Railroaders were held scoreless until the final seventh inning. The late rally by the Railroaders fell short after scoring two runs and leaving the tying runs on base.

Starting pitcher Drew Mullinax took the win for the Miners pitching the full seven innings striking out four, walking no batters and giving up the two earned Railroader runs.

Starter Lee Haeberle takes the loss for Fulton going five innings with four strikeouts, no walks and tagged for four runs (three earned) and gave up four hits. Chandler Amason completed the game with one inning pitched for two hits.

Game One box score HERE.

Game Two: Railroaders 6, Miners 0 (in seven innings)

The Railroaders bounced back in Game Two shutting out the Miners to finish the doubleheader with a 6-0 victory.  The Railroaders put up their six earned runs with ten game hits total.

Miners Cory Finkler and Wesley Birchmeier both went 2-for-3 in Game Two, and both had a double each in the game.

Railroader Lucas Eliason was 2-for-4 with two doubles, a RBI and one score.  Brad Baldwin went 2-for-4 and two RBI with a double.  Griffin Neuer was 2-for-3, a RBI, one score and had a double.  Clay Reece (1-for-3) added a RBI and scored once.

Charlie Hecht gets the win for Fulton for the complete 7-inning game pitched.  He gave up 5 hits, no walks and had 3 strikeouts.

Miner starter Yancey Pritchett takes the loss for 4 1/3 innings allowing six hits, three earned runs, two walks and had six strikeouts.

The two teams ended the night as they started in the standings with the Railroaders (12-9) in second place 1-1/2 games ahead of the third place Miners (10-10).

Game Two box score HERE.

Miners Off Friday Night

The Miners have the day off on Friday before hosting league-leading Dubois County at Elmer Kelley Stadium on Saturday night.  Game time will be 7:00 pm Central.

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Wednesday Night: Miners 4, Hoppers 3

The Miners downed the Hoptown Hoppers 4-3 at Elmer Kelley on Wednesday night.  The win brought the Miners back to .500 for the season at 9-9, and the loss dropped the Hoppers to 7-12.  Click HERE for the complete box score.

Madisonville got on the board with a run in the bottom of the first inning.  Nolan Ramsey singled and drove in Connor Moss, who was hit by a pitch, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and then stole third base.  Hoptown responded with one run in the top of the third, when Jimmy Cubillos walked and later scored on an RBI-triple by Ernie de la Trinidad.

The score remained tied at 1-1 until the bottom of the fourth inning, when the Miners got a solo home run from Wesley Birchmeier, who went 3-for-3 on the night.  The Miners picked up two more runs in the bottom of the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Gabe Franklin (scoring Tyler Greiner) and an RBI-double from Cory Finkler (scoring Addison Rospert).

The Hoppers cut into the 4-1 deficit in the top of the eighth inning after Madisonville starter Kyle Vedrode was lifted for Mathias Brewers.  Zac Sanders and Cubillos started the inning off with back-to-back singles off Brewers.  The Miners doubled off Sanders after a line drive out by de la Trinidad, but a John Davis double and a walk by Will Olson set the stage for a two RBI single by Matt Crowder, who faced Miner reliever Nicholas Purpera.

Vedrode, who scattered three hits and one run over seven complete innings, got the Win for the Miners.  Vedrode walked one and stuck out seven.  Purpera picked up the Save for the Miners.  Hopper starter Nick Eggemeyer got the Loss, allowing 4 fours (three earned) on seven hits, three walks, and five strikeouts.

Madisonville hosts a doubleheader against Fulton on Thursday night, while the Hoppers get a night off.  Game One of the Fulton/Madisonville doubleheader will get underway at 5:00 pm Central.  In other OVL action on the card for Thursday night, Owensboro will visit Dubois County.

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Tuesday Night: Owensboro 9, Madisonville 4

The visiting Owensboro Oilers defeated the Miners 9-4 at Elmer Kelley Stadium on Tuesday night.  A complete Box Score is available HERE.

The Oilers scored eight runs in the first inning and took immediate control of the ballgame.  After a fly ball out began the ballgame, seven consecutive Owensboro batters reached base and scored runs in the inning.  The Oilers sent fourteen batters to the plate in the inning, and ended up with eight runs on five hits, five walks, one error, and three runners left on base.

The Oilers added another run in the top of the second, making the score 9-0 as the game headed to the home half of the inning.  The Miners held the Oilers scoreless from there out.

Madisonville picked up on run in the second, with EJ Watson singling to drive in Cory Finkler.  The score remained 9-1 until the fifth inning, when Madisonville scored two more runs on two hits and left the bases loaded.  Madisonville added one more run in the bottom of the eighth to end the scoring for the ballgame.

Owensboro starter Damon Davis recorded the Win, and Madisonville starter Jesse Ellefson took the Loss.

Madisonville (8-9) dropped into third place in the OVL standings, four games behind first place Dubois County (13-6).  Owensboro (6-10) pulled to within five-1/2 games of the Bombers.  Both teams are back in action on Wednesday night.  Owensboro hosts Fulton (10-8) and Madisonville hosts Hoptown (7-11).