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Sunday Night: Miners Beat Oilers 9-3

The Miners defeated the Oilers 9-3 in Owensboro on Sunday night.

Click here for the complete MAD@OWB062815 Box Score.

The win moves Madisonville to 12-10 on the season.  The Oilers fall to 6-13.

Madisonville hosts the fourth place Hoptown Hoppers (7-14) on Monday night, and the Oilers host the second place Fulton Railroaders (14-9) in Owensboro.  First place Dubois County gets the night off.


Saturday Night: Miners Win 2-1 In the 9th

Miners second baseman Connor Moss delivered a walk-off RBI single with two on and two out in the bottom of the 9th inning to lift Madisonville to a 2-1 victory over the Dubois County Bombers on Saturday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium.

The game was dominated by the starting pitchers, with Miner starter Cameron Smith and Bomber starter Devin Williams each pitching over seven innings of one-run baseball.

The game was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth inning when JD Minor led off the frame with Madisonville’s first base hit of the night on a bunt up the third base line.  Minor then stole second base, advanced to third base on a wild pitch by Williams, and scored on sacrifice fly to right field by Matt Walsh.

The Bombers got on the board in the top of the eighth, tying the game at 1-1.  Morgan DePew doubled to lead off the inning, advanced to third on sacrifice bunt by Nick Gobert, and scored on a wild pitch from Miner reliever Mathias Brewers.

The Miners won it in the ninth after Cory Finkler drew a walk to lead off the inning. Tyler Greiner then laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance Finkler to second base.  After a strikeout by Wesley Birchmeier and a walk by JD Minor, Moss ended the ballgame with his walkoff RBI single driving in Finkler.

Miner reliever Nicholas Purpera picked up the win after finishing the eighth inning and pitching the ninth.  Bomber hurler Zach Freeman took the loss for the Bombers.

The win raised the Miners’ record to 11-10 on the year and moved them to within 2.5 games of the first place Bombers (14-8).  The Miners travel to Owensboro to face the Oilers on Sunday, while the Bombers visit Hoptown to tangle with the Hoppers.

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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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