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Friday Night: Miners Lose In Fulton 3-1

(From Fulton) The Railroaders edge past the Miners to win 3-1 in Fulton with the only scores coming for both teams in a single inning.
Good pitching and defense held each side scoreless through 4 innings. Top of the fifth, EJ Watson (2-for-4) led off with a single and made home plate on a RBI double by JD Minor (2-for-4).
Bottom half of the fifth, the Railroaders answered with 3 runs. Griffin Neuer walked and made third base on a Clay Reece (2-for-4) single who then stole second. A RBI groundout by Brad Baldwin drove in Neuer to tie the game and moved Reece to third. Ramon Valdez follow with a walk and reach second on a pass ball. A two out double for Kyle Uhrich (2-for-4) yielded 2 RBI for Fulton to complete the scoring.

Relief pitching and defense continued to shutdown both offenses for the remainder of the game. The Railroader left 11 men on base and the Miners stranded 12 runners.

Starter Dillon Symon earned the win for Fulton for 7 innings, giving up 7 hits, one earned run, 4 walks and had 3 strikeouts. Lee Haeberle threw for one inning with one hit, a walk and one strikeout. Kyle Estand finished the final inning for a save with no hits or walks and stuck out one batter.

Taking the hard loss for Madisonville was starter Mathias Brewers who pitched for 5 innings allowing 6 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 3 walks, and struck out 8 at the plate. Wesley Birchmeier threw for 2 innings in middle relief, no hits 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Cameron Smith completed the final inning giving up only one hit.

Both teams are now 17-13 on season in second and third place with the Miners better head-to-head winning 5 of 9 games between the two. The teams meet one more time in Madisonville on Wednesday, July 15 to complete their regular season series.

The first place Dubois County Bombers remain ahead in the standings by 3½ games, and were idle on Friday due to weather in Owensboro with the Oilers.

A complete Box Score of the game is available HERE.

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Thursday Night: Miners Lose In Hoptown

(From Hopkinsville) In front of an attendance of 275, the Hopkinsville Hoppers defeated the Madisonville Miners by a score of 19 to 5 on Thursday evening in Hopkinsville.  The 19 runs scored by the Hoppers were the most scored in franchise history since it joined the OVL.  The complete Box Score is available HERE.

Hopkinsville had 19 runs on 15 hits and had one error.  Madisonville had 5 runs with 11 hits and had 7 errors.

Hopkinsville scored 10 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning, 9 of which were unearned, due to 4 Madisonville errors.  Cody Duncan of the Hoppers capped off the inning by hitting a grand slam.  Matt Cogen added a homer for the Hoppers, Ernie De la Trindad had single, double, and a grand slam for a total of 5 RBIs, and Will Olsen had 3 doubles in pacing the Hopper attack.  Brady Walsh picked up the victory for the Hoppers, pitching 7 innings of 2 run baseball.

EJ Watson went 3-3 and scored one run for the Miners, with Matt Walsh batting 3-5 and scoring two runs.  Shane Connahan picked up two RBI on a 2-4 night at the plate.  Addison Ropsert added the other RBI.  Brooks Benson and Jacob Czismadia each scored one run for the Miners.  Nicholas Purpera suffered the loss for the Miners.

The loss drops the Miners to 17-12 on the season, while the win raises the Hoppers to 11-17.

Madisonville travels to Fulton on Friday night to take on the Railroaders (16-13), and the Hoppers get the night off.

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Wednesday Night: Miners Sweep Oilers At Elmer Kelley

Game One: Miners 10, Oilers 9 (seven innings)

The Miners won Game One over the visiting Owensboro Oilers in walk-off fashion, 10-9, at Elmer Kelley on Wednesday night.

Owensboro held an early 2-0 lead after the 1st inning, but the Miners erupted for five runs in the 2nd to take a 5-2 lead.  Each team scored twice in the 4th inning to make the score 7-4.  Owensboro scored five runs in the top of the 6th and led 9-7 heading into the bottom half of the frame, where the Miners tied the ballgame at 9-9 with two runs of their own.  Madisonville scored one in the bottom of the 7th to win the ballgame.

Madisonville got home runs from Connor Moss (2-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI and Nolan Ramsey (1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI), and Moss drove in the winning run with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 7th to secure the win for the Miners.

The Oilers were led at the plate by Tyler Tichenor(2-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI), Braxton Morris (2-for-4, 3 RBI), and Tyler Shewmaker (2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI).  Shewmaker belted a home run for the Oilers.

On the mound, Oiler reliever Chase Randolph took the loss for starter Andrew Lyles, while Miners hurler Colin Hudson picked up the win.

A complete Box Score of Game One is available HERE.

Game Two: Miners 4, Oilers 3 (seven innings)

The Miner won the nightcap 4-3 over the Oilers, with Cameron Smith picking up the win on the mound and Wesley Birchmeier collecting a save for pitching a perfect seventh inning to nail down the sweep.

After three scoreless innings, Madisonville scored twice in the bottom of the 4th to take a 2-0 lead.  The Oilers answered with two of their own to tie the game heading into the bottom of the 5th, where Madisonville retook the lead 3-2.  Both teams scored one run a piece in the 6th inning, with Madisonville taking a 4-3 lead into the final frame.

Shane Connahan provided the big blast for Madisonville in Game Two, belting a line drive home run into the gap in right-center field.  Connahan finished the game 3-for-3 with 1 run scored and 2 RBI.  Connor Moss picked up where he left off in Game One, batting 2-for-3 with two RBI in the second session.

Tyler Tichenor (1-4), Ben Rhodes (1-4), and Jake Wilson (1-3) each had an RBI for the Oilers in Game Two.

A complete Box Score of Game Two is available HERE.


The sweep moved the Miners (17-11) within 2.5 games of league-leading Dubois County (21-10), who lost to the Hoppers (10-17) by the score of 9-6 in Hoptown on Wednesday night.  The two losses dropped Owensboro to 8-21 on the year.  Fulton (16-13) had the night off on Wednesday.

Madisonville travels to Hoptown to face the Hoppers on Thursday night, and the Railroaders visit the Oilers in Owensboro.

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Tuesday Night: Another Rain Out

UPDATE: Tonight’s game rescheduled for Tuesday, July 21, at 7PM Central

Tonight’s rain out against Dubois County has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 21, at Elmer Kelley Stadium.  The game will get underway at 7pm Central time.

Tonight’s game Canceled due to weather

After reviewing the weather forecast, including radar and forecasting models from the National Weather Service, tonight’s game at Elmer Kelley Stadium against Dubois County has been canceled.  The NWS radar and forecasting models call for an almost 100% chance of rain at game time and for several hours afterwards.


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