The Miners trailed the Henderson Flash 6-2 after four innings at Elmer Kelley Stadium when the rains came Saturday night. After a weather delay of approximately one hour, the umpire suspended the game and called it a night.
The game will restart on July 16, 2018, when the Henderson Flash return for their last regular season visit to Madisonville. By OVL rule, we will pickup the game at the top of the 5th inning and finish a nine-inning ballgame. After completion of that game, we will play the Flash in a seven-inning matchup.
Tonight we travel to Hoptown to face the Hoppers. The winner of the game will be in sole possession of first place in the OVL West Division. The game gets underway at 6pm Central and will be broadcast on Hopkinsville radio station WHOP (they stream the games online at the WHOP website). You can also follow the game on the Miners’ GameChanger site.
Tonight’s game with the Paducah Chiefs at Elmer Kelley Stadium has been canceled due to weather and field conditions.
The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader in Madisonville on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. Game one will begin at 5pm Central.
Miners Over Bombers Thursday Night
The Miners downed the Bombers 5-2 in Huntingburg, Indiana, on Thursday night to extend their current winning streak to four games. The win also moved the Miners three games over .500 at 11-8 of the season, only 1/2-game behind the West Division-leading Hoptown Hoppers (10-6).
The official box score for Thursday night’s win is available here: Dubois_County_Bombers_vs_Madisonville_Miners_Jun_21_2018
Miners Sweep RiverDawgs Wednesday Night
Last night’s win comes on the heels of a doubleheader sweep of the RiverDawgs on Wednesday night. Madisonville won Game One in walkoff fashion in extra innings, 8-7. The Miners captured the second game 14-8 to finalize the sweep. Both games required the Miners to rally from behind after spotting the RiverDawgs a few runs in the opening innings.
The official box score for Game One is available here: RiverDawgs_vs_Miners_Jun_20_2018
The official box score for Game Two is available here: RiverDawgs_vs_Miners_Jun_20_2018
Miners Defeat Hoppers 11-4 Tuesday Night
The Miners drilled the visiting Hoppers 11-4 on Tuesday night. Madisonville scored five runs early and never looked back, as starter Nicholas Rathke pitched six innings, picked up the win, and allowed only one run. Logan Brewer pitched the final three innings to earn a three-inning save. At the plate, Hunter Mercer and Sean Kearney smacked back-to-back home runs.
The official box score is available here: Madisonville_Miners_vs_Hoptown_Hoppers_Jun_19_2018
2018 Bowling Tournament Winners!
The Miners enjoyed a night off on Monday and held a bowling tournament at the Melody Lanes Bowling Center in Madisonville. Graham Hackbarth won the tournament, with Sean Kearney right on his heels.
Graham won a brand new Old Hickory bat for First Place.
Sean won a “Madisonville Miners” Tervis tumbler and a “Miners” window sticker for Second Place.
The other scores were destroyed to protect the identities of the innocent.
The Miners hosted the Fulton Railroaders Sunday evening at Elmer Kelley and lost 11-9 despite another comeback.
Madisonville gave up nine unanswered runs in the first three innings before getting six on the board in the bottom of the third inning. The Miners scored one more in the fifth and another in the sixth to make it a 9-8 ballgame. Fulton responded with two runs in the top of the seventh to extend their lead to 11-8. Madisonville answered with one in the bottom of that frame for the final 11-9 margin.
Will Stump led the Miners are the plate, batting 3-for-5 with two home runs, four runs batted in, and two runs scored.
The complete box score is available here: Madisonville_Miners_vs_Fulton_Railroaders_Jun_17_2018
The Miners get an off day on Monday before hosting the Hoptown Hoppers on Tuesday night.
Friday Night Doubleheader Split in Fulton
The Miners played a doubleheader (both games 7 inning matchups) in Fulton Friday night, losing the first game 6-3 but winning the nightcap 8-5.
The official box score from Game One is available here: Fulton_Railroaders_vs_Madisonville_Miners_Jun_15_2018 G1
The office box score from Game Two is available here: Fulton_Railroaders_vs_Madisonville_Miners_Jun_15_2018 G2
Saturday Night Blowout Win in Owensboro
Friday night we traveled to Owensboro and laid one on the RiverDawgs by a score of 17-3. The official box score from the game is available here: Miners_ vs _RiverDawgs_Jun_16_2018
(FYI – If you go to a RiverDawgs game, get the “RiverDawg” at the concession stand … trust me!)
The Miners now sport a 7-7 record and sit in second place in the OVL Western Division, 2.5 games behind Hoptown (9-4).
Madisonville hosts the Fulton Railroaders on Father’s Day. Don’t forget that the game will start at 6pm CT from Elmer Kelley Stadium.