Miners win Sunday night in Fulton
(From Fulton) The Madisonville Miners (6-5) used early and well-timed hits to beat the home-standing Fulton Railroaders (7-6) to extend their winning steak to 5 games. The Miners move into second place by percentage points over the Railroaders with both teams now 2 games behind the Bombers.
For the Miners Carlton Peppers was 3-for-5, and began the game with a lead-off double and made third on a Connor Moss single who was also 3-for-5 on the evening. Cory Finkler drove Peppers home with a sacrifice fly.
The Railroaders answered in the bottom of the first with a Griffin Neuer lead-off with a solo home run, the first of three Fulton homers on the evening. Madisonville quickly regained the lead in the second inning scoring 2 runs from a Gabe Franklin RBI fielder’s choice plus a RBI double by Carlton Peppers, his second 2B.
The Miners widened their led in the fourth. Matt Walsh doubled and made home on a Fulton throwing error. JD Minor singled advance on the error and scored on a Connor Moss bunt RBI single to bring the score to 5-1 Miners. The Railroaders added their final runs with a lead-off home run by Brad Baldwin in the eighth, and another solo homer in the ninth by Clayton Connor.
Kyle Vedrode takes the win for the Miners going 6 innings allowing 7 hits, one earned run, a walk and had 4 strikeouts. Mathias Brewers and Matt Peacock combined in middle relief for 2 1/3 innings. Nicholas Purpera picks up a save for the final 2/3 inning of work.
The loss goes to Railroaders starter Logan Parrett who struggled for one and a 1/3 innings before being pulled; giving up 4 hits, one walk and 3 earned runs. Trey Tigart, Eddie Mathis and Lucas Eliason teamed together to complete game with only Tigart getting tagged for 2 unearned runs. Complete Box Scores Click Here.
Update: Rain-Out against Hoptown Hoppers On Saturday Night
The Miners game against the visiting Hoptown Hoppers scheduled for Saturday, June 13, was canceled due to inclement weather. As soon as a make-up date is scheduled, we will update our website.
Miners off on Monday, June 15
The Miners are off on Monday before heading to Dubois County on Tuesday to face the first-place Bombers. Remember that games in Dubois County get started at 6:00 PM Central Time (7:00 PM ET).
The Miners scored all six of their runs in the 8th inning last night in Owensboro and then held on in the 9th to defeat the Oilers 6-5.
The Oilers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead with one run in the 1st inning and two more runs in the 4th inning. Madisonville erupted for six in the 8th inning as Cory Finkler, Connor Moss, Brooks Benson, and Tyler Greiner all collected RBIs. Carlton Peppers, Addison Rospert, Greiner, Matt Walsh, Finkler, and Moss each scored a run for the Miners in the 8th. The Oilers fought back with two runs in the bottom of the 9th inning before the Miners finally closed the door for the win.
Colin Hudson picked up the Win for the Miners, and Matthew Peacock collected the Save. Starter Yancey Pritchett pitched five complete innings and got a No Decision. Owensboro hurler Ryan Flores took the Loss for the Oilers.
Madisonville scored six runs on only four hits and committed four errors. Owensboro scored five runs on nine hits with only one error.
The complete box score is available HERE.
The win moves Madisonville (5-5) into sole possession of third place in the OVL standings, while Owensboro (4-7) drops their sixth game in a row.
Madisonville hosts the Hoptown Hoppers (4-6) on Saturday night at the friendly confines of Elmer Kelley. Owensboro travels to Fulton (6-5) to take on the Railroaders. League leading Dubois County (8-4) gets the night off.
The Bombers jumped out to an early lead over the Miners in Madisonville on Thursday night and cruised to a 13-4 victory.
A complete box score is available HERE.
The Miners (4-5) travel to Owensboro on Friday night to face the Oilers (4-6), while the Bombers (7-4) host the Hoptown Hoppers (4-5).
Madisonville Downs Fulton 6-5 In Twelve Innings
Madisonville Miner catcher Andrew Tanous delivered a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning to drive in Cory Finkler from third base, and the Madisonville Miners (4-4) defeated the Fulton Railroaders (5-4) by the score of 6-5 Tuesday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium.
The complete Box Score is available HERE.
The win gives Madisonville a four-game winning streak and moves the Miners 1/2-game back from first place Fulton and Dubois County.
Madisonville gets the day off on Wednesday before hosting Dubois County at Elmer Kelley on Thursday night.
Matthew Peacock Joins The Miners
The Miners picked up another pitcher when RHP Matthew Peacock joined the Miners on Sunday, June 7. Matt attends the University of South Alabama, and his hometown is Saraland, Alabama. We welcome Matthew to the Miner family.
Hoptown Rained Out Rescheduled for June 18
The Miners visit to Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, to take on the Hoptown Hoppers on Monday, June 8, was rained out . The game has been rescheduled for what will now be a doubleheader against the Hoppers on June 18. The first game will get underway at 6pm CT.
The Miners and Oilers played two games on Saturday night in Owensboro, with the Miners winning both matchups. Madisonville won the first game in seven innings, 6-3, and then needed two extra innings to capture the nightcap, 6-4. A complete summary of the games will be posted when it becomes available.
Click for the Game 1 Box Score and for the Game 2 Box Score.
The back-to-back wins give Madisonville (3-4) a three-game winning streak and move them into a fourth place tie with Hopkinsville (3-4). Owensboro (4-3) falls into a tie for first place with Fulton (4-3). Dubois County (4-4) sits alone in third place in the OVL standings.
No games are scheduled for Sunday, June 7. Madisonville gets back in action on Monday night against the Hoppers in Hopkinsville.