The Miners jumped to an early 6-1 lead and held off the Hoppers down the stretch to pick up the 6-5 win at Elmer Kelley on Monday night.
Madisonville scored early, plating two runs in the bottom of the first. Hoptown answered in the top of the third with one run, but the Miners scored four runs in the bottom half of the inning to extend the lead out to 6-1. The Hoppers chipped away at the lead, scoring three in the top of the sixth and one more in the top of the ninth before the Miners finally closed out the victory.
The Miners scored six runs on eight hits and one Hopper error, while the Hoppers scored five runs on seven hits and four Madisonville errors.
JA Harville picked up the Win for the Miners, who moved to 13-10 on the season and have won three straight. Drew Mullinax earned a Save. Hopper starter Brady Walsh pitched all the way and took the Loss. The loss dropped the Hoppers to 7-15 for the year.
Shane Connahan led the Miners at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three RBI. His big blow was a two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning. Nolan Ramsey went 2-for3 with two RBI and one run scored, and Connor Moss went 3-for-3 with two runs scored.
The Hoppers were paced by John Davis, who went 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored.
The complete official Box Score is available here: HOP@MAD062915 Box Score.
A complete unofficial pitch-by-pitch summary is available here: HOP@MAD062915 Pitch-by-Pitch Summary.
Madisonville travels to Fulton (15-9) on Tuesday night, and the Hoppers get the night off. The Owensboro Oilers (6-14) and Dubois County Bombers (15-8) will play a doubleheader in Owensboro.
The Miners defeated the Oilers 9-3 in Owensboro on Sunday night.
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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.
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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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.
The Miners reached the halfway point of the regular season last night after the doubleheader with Fulton. With twenty games in the books, the updated batting and pitching stats are:
Miners Batting (thru June 25 – 20 games)
Miners Pitching (thru June 25 – 20 games)