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Miners Split Two in Hopkinsville Thursday Night

Madisonville Miners 4, Hopkinsville Hoppers 2  – game 1 in 7 innings. 

In Game One of the doubleheader, the Miners held on to beat the Hoppers in Hopkinsville. After three innings of play, Madisonville clung to 2-1 until the seventh and final inning. In the top of the seventh the Miners added 2 insurance runs from 3 singles and a ground out RBI for 4-1 lead.  In the bottom half of the seventh the Hoppers managed one more run on a Ernie de la Trinidad solo home run, but it was too little to late.  Drew Mullinax takes the win on the mound going six innings. Colin Hudson picked up the save throwing for the final inning.  The loss goes to Parker Cash for five innings with Jordan Martin completing the last two innings for Hoptown. Box Scores Click Here.

Hopkinsville Hoppers 11, Madisonville Miners 5 – game 2 in 7 innings. 

The Hoppers came alive to win the night cap game of the doubleheader powering past the Miners early in the game.  Hoptown pounded out 9 runs through the first 4 innings of play using 9 hits and one Miner error.  The Miners finally got going in the fifth innings putting up 4 runs taking advantage of 3 Hopper errors and a RBI single.  The Hoppers added 2 more runs in the bottom of the fifth for their final talley. Madisonville picked up their final run in the seventh.  Three Hoppers had doubles in the game; Mitch Gallager with 2 along with one each for Will Olson and Ernie de la Trinidad.  The Miners received one double on the evening off the bat of Shane Connahan.  The winning pitcher for Hoptown was Nick Eggemeyer for 5 innings. The loss for Madisonville goes to Yancey Pritchett who went 1 2/3 innings.  Box Scores Click Here.

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Miners at Elmer Kelley on Fathers Day

Take Dad to the ballpark on Fathers Day!

The Miners will host the Hoptown Hoppers on Fathers Day (Sunday, June 21) in order to make up a game rained out on June 13.

The game will get underway at 5:00 pm at Elmer Kelley Stadium. Come on out and enjoy an afternoon of baseball.

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Rain Washes Out Oilers at Miners; Doubleheader Tonight in Hoptown

Rain Washes Out Oilers Visit to Elmer Kelley

Severe weather forced the Miners scheduled game hosting the Owensboro Oilers on Wednesday night, June 17, to be canceled.  Stay tuned for a makeup date.

Doubleheader in Hoptown Thursday Night

The Miners (6-6) travel to Hopkinsville tonight, June 18, for a doubleheader against the Hoppers (5-7).  The first of the two seven-innings ballgames will get started at 6:00 pm Central Time.

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Bombers down Miners Tuesday Night

(From Dubois County) The league-leading Dubois County Bombers rolled to their seventh consecutive victory last night with a 7-4 win over the second-place Madisonville Miners.  Although Dubois County didn’t always make the most of their opportunities, they did have the most opportunities on this night, and capitalized on just enough of them.

Daniel Johnson collected his first of three singles in the home first.  He later came around to score on a bases-loaded walk to Mark Giesler.  Johnson then singled in Devyn Newberry in the second, making the score 2-0 in favor of Dubois County.

Jacob Csizmadia manufactured a Miners score in the top of the third.  He singled, stole second, advanced to third on an infield popup, and raced home on a wild pitch by Bombers starter Lucas Barnett.

Dubois County returned the scoreboard to a 3-run advantage with an unearned run in the bottom of the inning.

Although the Bombers scored in each of the first three innings, they could have had a much larger margin.  Miners starter Jesse Ellefson pitched out of three big jams, stranding 7 Dubois County baserunners in the first three frames.

The Bombers would leave two more on the bags in the fifth before breaking through with a 3-run sixth.  Drake McNamara and Thomas Rea came up with the clutch hits.

Madisonville got an unearned run in the seventh to cut the lead to 6-2.  They added two more in the eighth off of Dubois County reliever Jay Prior.  Tyler Greiner drove in Cory Finkler.  When Logan Hopple scored on a wild pitch, it was 6-4.

Drake McNamara led off the bottom of the eighth by lining a shot over the head of the Miners center fielder.  He scored on a pinch-hit single by Morgan DePew, making the score 7-4 going to the bottom of the ninth.

Fresh off of earning his first save of the year on Monday, Nicholas Scheller came out of the bullpen to toss a 1-2-3 ninth inning, sealing the Bombers seventh consecutive victory.  It was the only inning all night where no Miners reached base.

Lucas Barnett gets the win to square his record at 1-1.  Ellefson takes the loss.  He is also 1-1 on the season. Scheller notches his second save.

Johnson went 3-for-5.  He is now 8-for-14 in since joining the Bombers three games ago.  McNamara added a single and a double.

905 fans witnessed the Dubois County squad extend their league lead to 3 ½ games over the Miners and Fulton Railroaders.

The 11-4 Bombers head to Hopkinsville tomorrow night to take on the 4-7 Hoppers.  Madisonville will be hosting Owensboro (5-9).  Box Scores Click Here.

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Miners Win In Fulton; Rain-Out Update

Miners win Sunday night in Fulton

(From Fulton) The Madisonville Miners (6-5) used early and well-timed hits to beat the home-standing Fulton Railroaders (7-6) to extend their winning steak to 5 games.  The Miners move into second place by percentage points over the Railroaders with both teams now 2 games behind the Bombers.

For the Miners Carlton Peppers was 3-for-5, and began the game with a lead-off double and made third on a Connor Moss single who was also 3-for-5 on the evening.  Cory Finkler drove Peppers home with a sacrifice fly.

The Railroaders answered in the bottom of the first with a Griffin Neuer lead-off with a solo home run, the first of three Fulton homers on the evening.  Madisonville quickly regained the lead in the second inning scoring 2 runs from a Gabe Franklin RBI fielder’s choice plus a RBI double by Carlton Peppers, his second 2B.

The Miners widened their led in the fourth.  Matt Walsh doubled and made home on a Fulton throwing error.  JD Minor singled advance on the error and scored on a Connor Moss bunt RBI single to bring the score to 5-1 Miners.   The Railroaders added their final runs with a lead-off home run by Brad Baldwin in the eighth, and another solo homer in the ninth by Clayton Connor.

Kyle Vedrode takes the win for the Miners going 6 innings allowing 7 hits, one earned run, a walk and had 4 strikeouts.  Mathias Brewers and Matt Peacock combined in middle relief for 2 1/3 innings. Nicholas Purpera picks up a save for the final 2/3 inning of work.

The loss goes to Railroaders starter Logan Parrett who struggled for one and a 1/3 innings before being pulled; giving up 4 hits, one walk and 3 earned runs.  Trey Tigart, Eddie Mathis and Lucas Eliason teamed together to complete game with only Tigart getting tagged for 2 unearned runs.  Complete Box Scores Click Here.

Update: Rain-Out against Hoptown Hoppers On Saturday Night

The Miners game against the visiting Hoptown Hoppers scheduled for Saturday, June 13, was canceled due to inclement weather.  As soon as a make-up date is scheduled, we will update our website.

Miners off on Monday, June 15

The Miners are off on Monday before heading to Dubois County on Tuesday to face the first-place Bombers.  Remember that games in Dubois County get started at 6:00 PM Central Time (7:00 PM ET).

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