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Miners beat league leading Hoppers

June 25, 2014

Madisonville Miners 4, Hopkinsville Hoppers 2.  (From Hopkinsville)  The homestanding Hoptown Hoppers gave up three unearned runs in the top of the fourth inning against Madisonville, with two runs scoring on one play that had two errors, and the Miners were able to make it hold up, winning 4-2.
The Miners (4-17) picked up their fourth win in the last six games after opening the season with 13 straight losses. The loss was the fourth for Hoptown in the last six games after the Hoppers opened the season with 11 straight wins.
In Madisonville’s half of the fourth inning, Matthew Barger reached on a fielder’s choice and went to second on an error. Jake Perry then reached on a fielder’s choice, sending Barger to third, and Rutger Luebke singled to center. The fielder overran the ball, enabling Barger to score. The throw to third was errant, allowing Perry to score and sending Luebke to third. Luebke scored on a sac fly by Michael Colorado to give Madisonville a 3-0 lead.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Hoptown (15-5) responded when Anthony Gonzalez hit a two-out single, then scored on a two-run home run hit by Mitchell Gallagher to narrow the deficit to 3-2.
Madisonville added an insurance run in the seventh inning when Adam Schuster hit a one-out single, then scored on a double by Nick Calandra to the final 4-2 score.
Madisonville was led by Calandra, who went 3-for-5 with a double and a run batted in. Schuster went 2-for-5 with a run scored.
Hoptown was paced by Gallagher, who went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored.
Abraham Almonte (2-1) got the win for the Miners, allowing two runs on six hits, striking out two and walking one in seven innings. Luke Floer got his first save of the season, allowing no runs on two hits, striking out two and walking one in two innings of work.
Starter Geordie Carlson (3-1) took the loss for the Hoppers, allowing three unearned runs on seven hits, striking out four and walking none in six innings. Ryan Mossman came on in the seventh inning, allowing one run on three hits in two innings. Trevor Blocker closed out the game, allowing no hits. 
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Miners win at Dubois Co!

Madisonville Miners 3, Dubois County Bombers 2. 

(From Dubois County copied from Ohio Valley League website)  In a game that started over an hour late after an afternoon storm swept through the area, the Madisonville Miners thundered to their third win in five games, defeating the Dubois County Bombers 3-2.

Bombers starter Brian Wichman pitched out of trouble in the first two innings, stranding five runners. The Miners came up with a pair of clutch hits in the third, run-scoring singles by Colton Nussel and Rutger Luebke.

Madisonville starter Reid Clements only allowed one Bomber past second base through the first six frames, scattering five hits and a pair of walks in 6 2/3 innings.
Dane Giesler doubled to lead off the Dubois County seventh. Joe Sturino pinch ran for him, later coming around to score on a grounder off the bat of Joe Redburn. The Bombers added another run later in the inning when Glenn Jones was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

DJ Eckert relieved Wichman in the fifth and held Madisonville scoreless until the ninth.

In the Miner ninth, Nick Calandra led off with a walk. Cory Finkler bunted him to second. Calandra moved to third on Isaac Perry’s single. Jacob Murray relieved Eckert and Colton Nussel brought Calandra home with a sacrifice fly.
The Bombers came to bat in the bottom of the ninth trailing 3-2. Joe Redburn led off with a single, but was picked off of first base by catcher Luebke. Then Caleb Lonkard walked and stole second base with two down. Nick Gobert also walked. A double steal advanced both into scoring position. Chase Scott worked another walk to load the bases off of Miner reliever Luke Floer. But Joe Sturino hit a grounder to third to end the ballgame.

Floer earned the win to square his record at 1-1. The loss drops Eckert to 1-2.
The Bombers are now 7-11 on the season. With the win, the Miners record improves to 3-16, 4 ½ games back of the Bombers for fourth place in the Ohio Valley League.

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Miners Get First Victory!

The Miners finally got into the win column on Wednesday with a huge victory over the Bombers.  With a 3-1 through 7 1/2 innings, the Miners busted out in the bottom of the 7th with 10 runs scored off only one hit and 4 Bomber errors as Dubois County came apart at the seams.

     The Bombers were only able to get one unearned run with 2 game hits and 9 errors total during the game.  The Miners had 5 hits and one error in the 13-1 win. 

     Starter Abraham Almonte gets the win for Madisonville going 7 innings.  Christian Vain takes the loss for Dubois County throwing for 4 innings. 

Bombers at Miners
Score By Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Bombers 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 9
Miners 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 10 0 13 5 1

Miners 13, Bombers 1
Miners Bombers
ab r h bi ab r h bi
Matthew Barger lf 4 1 1 0 Caleb Lonkard ss 3 0 1 0
Michael Colorado 2b 3 1 0 1 Jacob Roberts dh 3 0 0 0
Cory Finkler cf 4 2 1 1 (t9) Dane Giesler dh 1 0 0 0
Jake Perry c 4 1 0 0 Glenn Jones cf 2 0 0 0
Tyler Woolbright 1b 2 2 0 1 (t9) Tanner Wood cf 1 0 0 0
Jordan Friend dh 4 2 1 0 Nick Gobert 3b 3 0 0 0
Isaac Perry ss 4 3 1 0 (t9) Ben Breymier 3b 1 0 0 0
Rutger Luebke rf 4 0 1 2 Tirey Burch 2b 3 1 0 0
Ira Hughes III 3b 4 1 0 1 Kaleb King 1b 3 0 1 0
Abraham Almonte p 0 0 0 0 Joe Sturino lf 2 0 0 1
(t8) Reid Clements p 0 0 0 0 Tyler Frank rf 2 0 0 0
(t9) Brendan Janes p 0 0 0 0 (t8) Joe Redburn rf 1 0 0 0
Sam Griggs c 3 0 0 0
Christian Vain p 0 0 0 0
(b5) Mark Giesler p 0 0 0 0
(b8) Johnathan Williams p 0 0 0 0
TEAM TOTALS 33 13 5 6 TEAM TOTALS 28 1 2 1

E: Matthew Barger, Tirey Burch(4), Caleb Lonkard(3), Christian Vain(2). LOB: Bombers
3, Miners 6. 2B: Rutger Luebke, Jordan Friend, Kaleb King. SB: Ira Hughes III, Caleb
Lonkard. CS: Kaleb King. SB: Tyler Woolbright. SF: Joe Sturino.

Miners IP H R ER BB SO
Abraham Almonte W 7.00 2 1 0 2 4
Reid Clements 1.00 0 0 0 0 2
Brendan Janes 1.00 0 0 0 0 0
Christian Vain L 4.00 4 3 1 2 1
Mark Giesler 3.00 1 3 1 2 2
Johnathan Williams 1.00 0 7 3 3 0

Police & Fire Games

The Miners will be hosting a Police & Fire Games during tonight’s game with the Dubois Co Bombers.   The Police & Fire Games will feature local public safety responders competing against each other for bragging rights.  The baseball game starts at 7pm and the competition begins at the start of the 2nd inning.  Come out and watch the wheelbarrow races, the water balloon batting, the cornhole competition, the hitting competition and the dizzy bat race to end the competition.  Cheer on your police, fire and EMT’s while they compete.