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Miners Beat Railroaders; Matthew Peacock Joins Miners; Hoptown Rainout Rescheduled

Madisonville Downs Fulton 6-5 In Twelve Innings

Madisonville Miner catcher Andrew Tanous delivered a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning to drive in Cory Finkler from third base, and the Madisonville Miners (4-4) defeated the Fulton Railroaders (5-4) by the score of 6-5 Tuesday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium.

The complete Box Score is available HERE.

The win gives Madisonville a four-game winning streak and moves the Miners 1/2-game back from first place Fulton and Dubois County.

Madisonville gets the day off on Wednesday before hosting Dubois County at Elmer Kelley on Thursday night.

Matthew Peacock Joins The Miners

The Miners picked up another pitcher when RHP Matthew Peacock joined the Miners on Sunday, June 7.  Matt attends the University of South Alabama, and his hometown is Saraland, Alabama.  We welcome Matthew to the Miner family.

Hoptown Rained Out Rescheduled for June 18

The Miners visit to Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, to take on the Hoptown Hoppers on Monday, June 8, was rained out .  The game has been rescheduled for what will now be a doubleheader against the Hoppers on June 18.  The first game will get underway at 6pm CT.

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Miners Sweep Doubleheader In Owensboro

The Miners and Oilers played two games on Saturday night in Owensboro, with the Miners winning both matchups.  Madisonville won the first game in seven innings, 6-3, and then needed two extra innings to capture the nightcap, 6-4.  A complete summary of the games will be posted when it becomes available.

Click for the Game 1 Box Score and for the Game 2 Box Score.

The back-to-back wins give Madisonville (3-4) a three-game winning streak and move them into a fourth place tie with Hopkinsville (3-4).  Owensboro (4-3) falls into a tie for first place with Fulton (4-3). Dubois County (4-4) sits alone in third place in the OVL standings.

No games are scheduled for Sunday, June 7.  Madisonville gets back in action on Monday night against the Hoppers in Hopkinsville.

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Miners Hold Off Bombers At Elmer Kelley

The Madisonville Miners defeated the Dubois County Bombers in Madisonville on Friday night by the score of 10-9. The win was Madisonville’s (1-4) first of the season, while Dubois County (4-3) had a four-game winning streak snapped.

The Bombers jumped ahead of the Miners early when leadoff hitter Noah Sadler homered off of Madisonville starter Yancey Pritchett in the top of the 1st inning. The Miners answered in the bottom of the 1st when Connor Mosss singled and later scored on an RBI-ground out by Brooks Benson.

The score remained tied 1-1 until the Bombers scored three runs in the top of the 4th. Devyn Newberry singled, driving in Alex Ralph and Thomas Rea. Drake McNamara followed with a single, driving in Noah Sadler. Madisonville responded with two runs in the bottom half of the inning when JD Minor singled and drove in Matt Walsh and Andrew Tanous.

Dubois County scored two more runs in the 5th inning and extended the lead to 6-3. Mark Giesler and Alex Ralph both walked with one out. Cody Krumlauf then doubled, scoring Giesler. Ralph scored a batter later when Thomas Rea grounded out.

The Miners bounced back with two runs in their half of the 5th and cut the lead to 6-5. Brooks Benson grounded out but picked up an RBI as Connor Moss scored. Matt Walsh then singled one batter later, driving in Nolan Ramsey.

The Bombers continued the scoring barrage in the 6th, scoring one run and making the lead 7-5. Bomber Devyn Newberry led off the inning with a bunt single, stole second base, and scored when Morgan DePew grounded into a double play.

Madisonville answered the Bombers with three runs of their own in the bottom of the 6th, taking the lead for the first time in the ballgame 8-7. Nolan Ramsey cracked a two-out two-RBI double, driving in Minor and Moss. Brooks Benson then tripled, driving in Ramsey.

The scoring stopped until Madisonville played two runs on the bottomg of the 8th and extended to the lead to 10-7. JD Minor led off the inning with a double, and Addison Rospert followed by drawing a walk. After a sacrfice bunt by Connor Moss moved the runners to second and third, the Bombers intentionally walked Nolan Ramsey to load the bases. Brooks Benson then singled, driving in Minor and Rospert. A ground out by Cory Finkler ended the inning.

The Bombers made things interesting in the top of the 9th, scoring twice to make the final score 10-9. Morgan DePew reached and advanced to second on an error. After a fly ball from Giesler, pinch hitter Nick Gobert walked. The runners advanced to second and third on a Madisonville balk, and Cody Krumlauf walked to load the bases with only one out. Jacob Snodgrass pinch hit and picked up an RBI when he drew a walk, scoring DePew. Noah Sadler grounded into a fielder’s choice, scoring Gobert. The Miners quelled the rally when Newberry grounded to end the ballgame.

Nicholas Purpera picked up the Win for the Miners, with starter Yancey Pritchett getting a no decision. Mathias Brewers got the Save. Bomber starter Zachary Aring took the Loss.

Madisonville gets back in action on Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader in Owensboro (the first game starts at 5pm Central), while Dubois County travels to Hopkinsville to take on the Hoppers (game time 7pm Central).

Click here for the complete Box Score.

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Miners Fall 3-2 in Extra Innings at Fulton

(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.

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Hoppers Outlast Miners in 18-Inning Marathon

The Madisonville Miners (0-3) and the Hoptown Hoppers (1-3) hooked up at Elmer Kelley Stadium on Tuesday night, and neither team simply wanted to let go.  Eighteen innings later, the Hoppers won the longest game in the history of the Ohio Valley Summer Collegiate Baseball League by the final score of 4-2.  (Box Score Here)

Hoptown got the scoring underway in the top of the 3rd inning, scoring two runs off Madisonville starting pitcher Cameron Smith.  Hopper second baseman Chris Jones singled after a leadoff ground out by Jimmy Cubillos.  Jones then moved to third on a single by the next batter, John Davis, and scored on a delayed steal after Davis stole second base.  Ernie de la Trinidad followed with a single, and advanced to second base on a Miner error that also allowed Davis to score.

Madisonville answered with one run in the bottom of the 3rd inning.  Addison Rospert ripped a one-out triple and scored on an RBI-single by Jacob Csizmadia.

The Miners tied the ballgame at 2-2 in the bottom of the 4th after Andrew Tanous reached base on an error and later scored on a ground ball by Matt Walsh.

Neither team could muster another run over the next fourteen innings.  The Hoppers finally broke the deadlock in the top of the 18th inning, scoring two runs and taking a 4-2.  The inning started with Cubillos drawing a leadoff walk from Miner reliever Colin Hudson.  Cubillos then scored on a single by de la Trinidad, who promptly scored on a single by Cody Duncan.

Madisonville loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom half of the 18th inning, but pinch hitter J.A. Harville ended the game by lining out hard to Duncan, the Hopper shortstop.

Madisonville pounded out ten hits, but stranded sixteen runners on the base paths.  Addison Rospert went 1-for6, Jacob Csizmadia went 2-for-7 with an RBI, Nolan Ramsey went 2-for-5, Matt Walsh went 2-for-6 with an RBI, and Wesley Birchmeier went 1-for-8.  Pinch hitters Tyler Greiner and Conner Moss each went 1-for-1 late in the ballgame.  Madisonville committed three errors on the night.

The Hoppers had eleven hits and stranded eight baserunners.  Ernie de la Trinidad led the way at the plate, batting 5-for-8 with an RBI and one run scored.  Cody Duncan went 2-for-8 with an RBI.  Hopper catcher Will Olson went 1-for-7, Chris Jones went 2-for-7 with one run scored, and John Davis went 1-for-7 with one run scored.  The Hoppers committed seven errors.

Hopper starter Brady Walsh pitched nine complete innings, giving up four hits, two runs (one earned), walking one, and striking out three Miners.  Jordan Martiin pitched two scoreless innings, walking one.  Will Bishop took over from there, pitching 7 shutout innings. Bishop walked five and struck out five Miners.  Bishop picked up the Win.

Cameron Smith got the start for Madisonville and pitched four complete innings.  Smith gave up five hits, two runs (one earned), and struck out one.  Smith gave way to Nicholas Purpera, who pitched four scoreless innings while scattering two hits and striking out two Hoppers.  Kyle Vedrode followed, pitching three scoreless innings. Vedrode gave up one hit and struck out four Hoppers.  Yancey Pritchett took the mound and pitched one inning, walking one and striking out one.  Colin Hudson relieved Pritchett and pitched five and two-thirds innings.  Hudson gave up two runs (both earned) on two hits, two walks, and three strikeouts.  Cory Finkler wrapped things up on the mound for the Miners, allowing one hit in one-third inning of work.  Hudson took the Loss for the Miners.

Madisonville gets back in action on Wednesday night in Fulton against the Railroaders.

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