(Summary courtesy of Fulton Railroaders) The home team Railroaders (4-1) fought hard to win and overcome a determined Miners (0-4) team hungry for their first victory. Click here for the Box Score.
For Madisonville it was a second straight night of extra play going past nine innings tied at 2-2, this time with the Railroaders. In the bottom of the 11th inning, pinch hitter John Anderson led off with a walk followed by a strikeout and caught fly. Clay Reece then singled with 2 outs and advanced to second on a wild pitch along with Anderson moving to third. The Miners intentionally walked Kipp Moore to load the bases. Kyle Uhrich (2-for-6) got the game winning RBI with a singled down the third base line off the third baseman’s glove.
Fulton took the first and early 1-0 led in the first inning from Uhrich’s first a RBI single, driving in Brad Baldwin (1-for-4) who led off with a walk and was advanced with a sacrifice bunt by Clay Reece (1-for-4).
Madisonville tied the game in the third at 1-1 after Logan Hopple (3-for-4) singled, reached third on a batted ball and wild pitch, then scored on a ground out. The Miners took a short lived 2-1 led in the fourth when Cory Finkler (2-for-5) singled and advanced to third on another hit, then scored on a sacrifice fly by Tyler Greiner (1-for-4).
Fulton answered in the bottom of the fourth inning with a led off solo homerun by Clayton Conner (1-for-5) that tied the game at 2-2 until the eleventh inning.
Kyle Ward (2-0) is the pitcher of record and takes his second win in relief getting the final Miner out with the game tied. Fulton starter Dillon Symon pitched 7 innings giving 6 hits, 2 earned runs, a walk and had 5 strikeouts. Trey Tigart threw for 3 2/3 innings allowing 3 hits, no runs, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.
The Miners’ starter Drew Mullinax went 3 1/3 innings followed by Jesse Ellefson for 3 2/3 innings of work. Blaine Alvery finished the final 3 2/3 and takes the loss. The three pitchers combined to give up 8 hits, 3 earned runs, 7 walks, and issued 10 strikeouts total.
Defensively both teams turned one double play each. The Railroaders were error free and the Miners committed two on the evening.
The Railroaders remain home on Thursday to host the Bombers. The Miners will regroup on Thursday with a day off and take on the Bombers on Friday at home in Madisonville.