The Henderson Flash broke out the long ball on their first visit to Elmer Kelley and defeated the Miners 9-5 on Sunday afternoon. The loss dropped Miners to 14-14 on the season while Henderson moved to 13-13 in the East Division of the OVL standings.
The Flash got on the board quickly when Jordan Schaffer led off the ballgame with a home run to centerfield. Paul Haupt added a grand slam in the top of the second inning, and the Miners found themselves in a 5-0 hole after two innings of play.
Madisonville battled back with three runs in the bottom of the third inning. After Logan Jarvis doubled to start the inning, Ryan Brooks and David Robins each got hit by pitches thrown by Flash starter Logan Workman to load the bases. Alex Carignan singled to drive in Jarvis and keep the bases full of Miners. After a strikeout by Sam Browning, Hayden Hollingsworth got hit by a pitch and forced in David Robins for Madisonville’s second run. Chad Hinkle drove in the third Miner run of the inning with a single.
The Miners added another run in the bottom of the fourth inning on an RBI-double by Carignan, driving in Ryan Brooks.
The Flash responded in the fifth with a solo shot by Aaron Euler and two in the sixth to take an 8-4 lead into the ninth inning, where Euler hit his second solo shot of the day.
Madisonville added one run in the bottom of the ninth when Brooks scored in the middle of the Flash turning a double play.
Tyler Crouch got the start and the loss for the Miners. Jack Bellinger relieved Crouch in the fifth and finished out the game from there for the Miners. Flash starter Logan Workman gave way to reliever Jacob Tapp, who picked up the win for the Flash. Tapp pitched the final 6-1/3 innings.
The complete box score and game summary is available here: Flash@Miners – July 2.
The Miners get back in action on Monday night with a home game against the Fulton Railroaders. Admission is FREE as part of the City of Madisonville’s 4th Fest activities. The Madisonville Noon Kiwanis, Rotary, and Lions Clubs are the game sponsors. First pitch is 7:05pm!
The Miners made their first visit this season to Henderson to face the Flash and came home with a 9-2 victory. The win is Madisonville’s fourth straight and moves the team back over .500 on the season at 14-13. The win also keeps the Miners in sole possession of second place in the West Division of the OVL standings, two games behind the Hoptown Hoppers (15-10).
The Miners host the Flash at Elmer Kelley on Sunday, July 2. Please take note that the game will start at 5pm CT rather than the regular time of 7pm CT in order to accommodate that City of Madisonville’s 4th Fest activities in the City Park on Sunday night.
Since our last post, the Miners have played the following games:
With a 5-4 loss to Paducah at Elmer Kelley on Monday night, the Miners (10-12) have dropped two straight games and into third place in the West Division of the OVL standings. Monday night’s loss comes on the heels of a 7-6 loss to the Bombers in Dubois County on Sunday night. The official box scores and game summaries for both games are available here:
Miners @ Bombers – Sunday, June 25
Chiefs @ Miners – Monday, June 26
The Miners host the Hoptown Hoppers on Tuesday night at Elmer Kelley.
The Miners (10-10) downed the Dubois County Bombers (15-3) by the final score of 6-5 on Saturday night in Madisonville.
The complete box score and game summary is available here: Bombers@Miners062417.
The two teams hook back up Sunday night in Dubois County. The game gets underway at 5pm CT/6pm ET in Huntingburg, Indiana.
The Miners ended their four game losing skid with a 5-2 victory over the Muhlenberg County Stallions on Sunday night in Greenville.
Miner starter Austin Henrich pitched 6-2/3 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits with three strikeouts, one walk, and one hit batter.
Henrich entered the bottom of the seventh with a 2-0 lead, when the Stallions tied the game up on a ground ball that hit the first base bag and bounced away from 1B Nick Keaton, driving in a run. Keaton then recovered the ball and threw it over the head of 3B Sam Browning, allowing the unearned tying run to score.
The score stayed tied from there until Brooks Benson drilled a three run home run off Stallion reliever Cortland Hampton in the top of the 11th inning. Jonathan Joy shut the Stallions down in the bottom of the frame to seal the win for Madisonville.
The complete box score and game summary is available here: Miners at Stallions – June 11, 2017
Madisonville gets an off day on Monday before heading to Dubois County on Tuesday night for their first meeting of the year with the Bombers.