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Sunday Night: Miners Top Railroaders 14-1

The Miners scored early and often against the Railroaders and cruised to a 14-1 victory Sunday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium.  Madisonville pounded out sixteen hits and scattered five Fulton hits over nine innings.

Madisonville got a home run from Shane Connahan, who went 2-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored.  A host of other Miners got base hits, RBI, and scored runs.

The Railroaders lone run came on a home run by Ramon Valdez (1-for3, 1 R, 1 RBI) in the top of the second inning.  Griffin Neuer went 2-for-3, and both Clay Reece and Brad Baldwin went 1-for-3 as well.

Miner starter Drew Mullinax got the Win for Madisonville, and starter Kyle Ward took the Loss for Fulton.  Mullinax pitched five complete innings, allowing one earned run on four hits, two walks, and three strikeouts. Yancey Pritchett, Austin Lusachewski, and Jesse Ellefson combined to keep the Railroaders off the scoreboard and close out the game.

Trey Tigart, Chandler Amason, Lucas Eliason, and Griffin Neuer all followed Ward to the pitching mound after Ward left the game with one out in the second inning.

The official game Box Score is available HERE.

Madisonville (15-11) gets Monday off, while the Railroaders (16-12) play host to first-place Dubois County (20-9) at “The Yard.”



Schedule Update: July 3 Owensboro Doubleheader Rescheduled

July 8 and July 13 will be doubleheaders at Elmer Kelley

The rained out July 3 doubleheader against Owensboro has been rescheduled as part of the scheduled games on Wednesday, July 8, and Monday, July 13.  Both dates will be played as doubleheaders, with Game One beginning each evening at 5pm Central.

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Saturday Night: Miners Fall At Dubois County 5-3

(From Dubois County) 1916 Dubois County Bomber fans turned out on the 4th of July for baseball and fireworks at League Stadium. The Bombers lineup jumped the gun a bit, scoring in each of the first four innings in downing the Madisonville Miners 5-3.

Morgan DePew continued his hot hand for the league leaders, bunting his way aboard in the first inning. He came home two batters later on a Drake McNamara single.

Brady Pfaadt, Devyn Newberry, and Daniel Johnson all singled in the second inning, producing another Bombers run.

The Miners got on the board in the top of the third when Connor Moss, Matt Walsh, and Nolan Ramsey all singled. But Dubois County answered with a pair of runs in the third. McNamara slugged his second round-tripper of the season, a solo shot to left-center. Later in the inning, Brady Pfaadt doubled in Alex Ralph to make it 4-1 in favor of the Bombers after three innings.

Nick Barrientos singled and stole second in the fourth, coming in to score on a DePew RBI hit to give Dubois County a 5-1 lead.

Meanwhile, Lucas Barnett turned in another solid performance from the Bombers mound staff. Barnett went 6 2/3 innings, scattering eight hits and a walk. Head coach Andy Lasher turned the game over to his bullpen after the Miners tallied an unearned run in the seventh, cutting the score to 5-2.

Derek Flaugher, Conner Eck, and Zach Freeman pitched the final 3 1/3 innings, holding Madisonville to an additional unearned run to seal the victory in front of the festive holiday crowd.

Barnett picks up the win to go 2-1 on the season. Cameron Smith falls to 1-1 for the Miners. Zach Freeman picks up his first save.
In addition to the home run, McNamara had a pair of singles, upping his batting average to .419. DePew and Pfaadt also had multi-hit games for the Bombers.

Walsh, Ramsey, and JD Minor all had multi-hit games for Madisonville.

The win was the sixth in a row for Dubois County. The season record now stands at 20-8, 3 1/2 games ahead of Fulton. Madisonville falls to 14-11, 4 ½ games back. The Bombers will close out the holiday weekend homestand by hosting the 7-17 Owensboro Oilers tonight at League Stadium. Game time is 6 PM.

Madisonville will be hosting the second-place Fulton Railroaders om Sunday night.

Complete Box Scores Click Here.


Thursday and Friday Night Games Washed Out

Thursday Night: Dubois County Visit Rained Out

The rain washed away Thursday night’s scheduled match up between the Miners and the Bombers.  The game has been rescheduled for 7:00 PM Central on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at Elmer Kelley Stadium.  Admission will remain FREE to the general public as part of the Madisonville 4thFest activities.

The Miners want to thank the Madisonville Noon Kiwanis Club, the Madisonville Lions Club, and the Madisonville Rotary Club for sponsoring the game and making admission FREE.

Friday Night: Owensboro Doubleheader Rained Out

The Miners’ doubleheader with Owensboro at Elmer Kelley has been rained out. We will advise of the make up date/dates as soon as possible.  Fans may get the latest news on our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter at @MadvilleMiners.

Enjoy your 4th of July holiday!


Tuesday Night: Miners Win 6-2 In Fulton

Winning streak extended to four games

(From Fulton) Both the Miners (14-10) and Railroaders (15-10) matched with 9 hits and 2 errors each, but Madisonville made better use of their offense to extend their winning streak to 4 straight games.  The Railroaders’ 6-2 loss at home broke a 4 game winning streak for Fulton and places the Miners only a ½ behind the second place Railroaders.  Both teams also matched in leaving 8 runners on base.

The Miners took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning.  Matt Walsh singled, stole 2nd and made home on a Wesley Birchmeier RBI single.

Madisonville extended their lead in the 3rd inning scoring 2 more runs.  Gabe Franlkin reached on an error followed by a walk for Connor Moss.  Both advanced a base on a sacrifice bunt then scored on a 2 RBI single from Nolan Ramsey.

The Railroaders finally got on the board in the in the 5th inning.  RBI singles by Clay Reece and Brad Baldwin drove in two runners that had reached base on 2 Miner errors. The score now 3-2 in Madisonville’s favor.

The Miners piled on 3 insurance runs in the 8th inning.  Shane Connahan doubled to begin the inning and went to third on a sacrifice bunt.  Wesley Birchmeier then reached first on an infield grounder that was fielded and held to hold the runner at third base.  A walk then loaded the bases allowed for a Gabe Franklin RBI ground out for one scored followed up by a 2 RBI single from Connor Moss.  The final score was sealed at 6-2.

Starter Mathias Brewers earned the win for a good performance on the mound for 6 1/3 innings.  He gave up 8 hits for 2 runs (one earned), had only 1 walk and struck out 8 batters.  Nicholas Purpera and Colin Hudson closed out the game for Madisonville.

The loss goes to Logan Parrett who went for 6 innings. He allowed only 5 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.  Chandler Amason, Kyle Estand, and Trey Tigart combined for the final 3 innings giving up 4 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 3 walks and 2 strikeouts.  Complete Box Scores Click Here.

Miners off Wednesday

The Miners have Wednesday night off before hosting Dubois County at Elmer Kelley on Thursday night.

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