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Miners Split Doubleheader in Hoptown

Game One – Miners 6, Hoppers 0 (7 innings)

From Hopkinsville. In game one of the doubleheader the Miners were led by their starting pitcher Brandon Dusenberry (6-1) who threw a complete game, 7-inning shutout against the Hoppers allowing only two hits and striking out four. Hoppers starter Tyler Walton (3-1) would pick up the loss after tossing five innings, allowing three runs on five hits.

The Miners would get on the board in the top of the 2nd following three one-out hits and a RBI ground out giving them an early 2-0 lead. They would strike again in the 4th after a Logan Jarvis hit a solo home run to left center field.

Madisonville would bring eight batters to the plate in the top of the 6th and ultimately score three more runs after two hit by pitches and a walk were driven in by a RBI ground out and a 2 RBI single by catcher Daniel Jackson.

The official box score and game summary is available here: Click Here.

Game Two – Hoppers 5, Miners 4 (7 innings)

From Hopkinsville. In game two, the Hoppers got on the board early, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning. After a one out walk put Chris Smutny on first, Andrew Gross hit a home run to right-center field, his 17th home run of the season.

The second inning would plate 2 more runs for the Hoppers. With 2 outs, Brian Chilton walked and was advanced to 2nd after a wild pitch and to 3rd on an infield single by Cooper Weatherly. Weatherly would then steal 2nd on the next pitch allowing Chilton to score on the throw. Matt Crowder would then score Weatherly on a line drive single to left field.

Madisonville responded with 2 runs in the top of the 3rd inning. With one out, Joe Kennedy reached first safely on a single and advanced to 2nd base on a wild pitch. Kennedy was then driven home by Austin Sistrunk with a deep double to right center field. Sistrunk advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch and then was driven home by Genesis Hillard on an infield ground out.

The Hoppers added to their lead in the 5th inning after Gross reached 1st on an infield single. Chase Schmittou advanced him to 3rd on a single to right field, but was caught in a run down between 1st and 2nd. Gross then scored on a safety squeeze by Hunter Holland.

The Miners led off the 6th inning with a single and a walk. Josh Finerty then advanced them on a sacrifice bunt. Kennedy then drove in one run on an infield ground ball that was handled poorly, resulting in an error that scored an additional run for the Miners.

The official box score and game summary is available here: Click Here.

Updated Stats

The individual and team stats are updated thru July 21, 2016.

Base Running Stats thru July 21

Batting Stats thru July 21

Pitching Stats thru July 21

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Miners and Oilers End Early

The Miners and Oilers planned to play a doubleheader on Wednesday night at Elmer Kelley, but a strong early afternoon thunderstorm wreaked havoc on the playing field.

By the time the field was ready for play, both teams agreed to play just one ballgame, which got underway at 8:15pm CT.

The Oilers took an early 3-0 lead, and then exploded for nine more runs to lead the Miners 12-0 after five innings. At the conclusion of fifth inning, upon the agreement of both head coaches and the umpiring crew, the game was ended under the NCAA Ten Run Rule.

The official box score and game summary is available here: Oilers@Miners072016

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Doubleheader With Oilers Tonight At Elmer Kelley

The Miners play their final two regular season home games tonight in a doubleheader against the Owensboro Oilers.

Game One will get underway at 5:00pm CT, with Game Two starting approximately 25 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.

Madisonville comes in with a 24-11 record, good for 2nd place in the OVL standings and 6.5 games back of the Hoptown Hoppers, who clinched the regular season championship and a first-round playoff bye with a doubleheader sweep of the Oilers last night.

Last night’s losses dropped 4th-place Owensboro to 20-16 on the season, 11 games back of the Hoppers and 4.5 games back of the Miners. Dubois County sits in 3rd place in the standings, 8.5 games back of the Hoppers and 2 games back of the Miners.

Madisonville will finish the regular season with a doubleheader in Hopkinsville on Thursday night, a visit to Muhlenberg County on Friday night, and a doubleheader in Dubois County on Saturday night.

OVL Playoffs

The playoffs are scheduled to begin on Monday, July 25, with four single elimination games. As soon as the brackets are final, we will post the Round One match-ups.

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Miners Rally For Win In Paducah; Updated Stats

Miners Defeat Chiefs In Extra Innings

Nolan Ramsey crossed the plate for the winning run on a Logan Jarvis single in the top of the 11th inning to give the Miners a 6-5 win over the Chiefs in Paducah on Monday night. The Miners trailed 5-1 after seven innings but scored one in the eighth and three in the ninth to force extra innings.

The Miners scored six runs on sixteen hits and three Paducah errors. Paducah scored five runs on fifteen hits and one Miner error.

Genesis Hillard continued his torrid hitting, going 3-for-5 on the night with one run scored and one run batted in. Joe McGuinness added his own 3-for-5 night at the plate with an RBI.

Mitchell Bault pitched the final two scoreless innings of the ballgame and notched the Win, allowing two hits and striking out one. Josh Wetzel pitched the final frame and took the Loss for the Chiefs,

The official box score and game summary is available here: Miners @ Chiefs July 18 2016

The Miners get an off day on Tuesday before playing seven games in four days to end the regular season.

Updated Individual and Team Stats

Base Running Stats thru July 18

Batting Stats thru July 18

Pitching Stats thru July 18

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Miners Beat Railroaders; Updated Stats; Schedule Update

Miners Derail Railroaders 21-8

The Miners spotted the Railroaders a 5-1 lead after two innings and then roared back to claim a 21-8 victory on Sunday night. The Miners banged out 18 hits and committed two errors, while the Railroaders collected 12 hits and four errors.

The Miners were paced at the plate by Wesley Birchmeier, who went 4-for-6 with 4 runs scored and 5 runs batted in. Nolan Ramsey and Dominic DeVille had three runs batted in a piece, with Collin Dupree adding two runs batted in. Genesis Hillard and Brandt Nowaskie added one run batted in each.

Chase Slone led the Railroaders with a 5-for-5 night, scoring two runs and driving in four. Paul Salata added two solo home runs, and Andrew Swanson and Zach Bishop drove in one run each.

Dylan Ladd picked up the Win for the Miners, his first of the season. Ladd relieved starter Jose Fernandez with two out in the top of the fourth and pitched another three complete innings from there, allowing 2 hits, 1 earned run, and striking out 6 Railroaders. Mike Ringer and Wesley Birchmeier each pitched an inning to close out the ballgame.

Matt Meihls got the start and the Loss for the Railroaders. Meihls surrendered 12 runs (8 earned) in five innings of work. Kyle Beach, Andrew Swanson, and Austin Waugh each pitched an inning of relief.

The official box score and game summary is available here: Fulton @ Madisonville July 17 2016

The win moved Madisonville to 23-11 on the season, while Fulton dropped to 11-23.

Team and Individual Stats Updated

The team and individual stats are updated thru Sunday night’s victory over the Fulton Railroaders.

Base Running Stats thru July 17

Batting Stats thru July 17

Pitching Stats thru July 17

Remaining Regular Season Schedule

The Miners enter the final week of the season with several makeup games on the schedule. The final week looks like this:

  • Monday, July 18 – Away vs. Paducah Chiefs (starts at 6:15pm CT)
  • Tuesday, July 19 – OFF
  • Wednesday, July 20 – Home vs. Owensboro Oilers (DOUBLEHEADER – Game 1 starts at 5:00pm CT)
  • Thursday, July 21 – Away vs. Hoptown Hoppers (DOUBLEHEADER – Game 1 starts at 5:00pm CT)
  • Friday, July 22 – Away vs. Muhlenberg County Stallions (starts at 7:00pm CT)
  • Saturday, July 23 – Away vs. Dubois County Bombers (DOUBLEHEADER – Game 1 starts at 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET)

That’s right … that’s eight games in six days! Fasten your seatbelts!

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