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Miners Defeat Chiefs 7-3 Wednesday Night

The Miners picked up their second straight win with a 7-3 win over the Paducah Chiefs Wednesday night at Elmer Kelley.

Madisonville jumped out to a 7-0 lead after only three innings of play, but Paducah scored three in the top of the seventh inning to put some pressure on the Miners bullpen. Things got very interesting when the Chiefs loaded the bases with two outs in the top of the 9th, but Miner reliever Jefferey O’Doherty slammed the door with a strikeout to end the ballgame.

The official box score of tonight’s game is available here: Madisonville_Miners_vs_Paducah_Chiefs_Jun_6_2018

Madisonville improved its record to 2-4 on the young season, and Paducah fell to 4-1.

The Miners travel to Dubois County to face the Bombers on Thursday night. The game gets underway at 6:00 pm Central/7:00 pm Eastern in Huntingburg, Indiana.

We also apologize for the Teamline issues during tonight’s broadcast and hope we got them resolved in time for folks to hear the last half of the ballgame.

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Miners Down Flash 9-3 at Elmer Kelley

The Miners got their first win of the season Tuesday night, downing the Henderson Flash 9-3 at Elmer Kelley Stadium. After surrendering a run in the top of the first, Madisonville answered with two runs in the second, third, fourth, and fifth innings to take a commanding 8-2 lead into the sixth. Both teams picked up one more run each in the eighth inning for the final margin.

Madisonville finished with 9 runs on 9 hits and 1 error, while Henderson collected 3 runs on 3 hits and committed 3 errors. The official box score is available here: Flash_ vs _Miners_Jun_5_2018

The Miners (1-4) get back into action Wednesday night, hosting the undefeated and West Division leading Paducah Chiefs (4-0). Game time is 7pm Central, and all of the action will be broadcast on our TEAMLINE page.

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2018 Miners Season Underway!

The 2018 edition of the Madisonville Miners is in town, and the season is underway! While the team (and the website) is off to a bumpy start, we look forward to getting the ship righted and having an exciting 2018 season!

Miners Arrive Memorial Day

The team arrived in Madisonville on Memorial Day and met for their first practice at Elmer Kelley Stadium. The Spring rains cut practice short, but also gave us time to pass out uniforms and take team and individual player photos.

After the photos, we gathered in the City Park Clubhouse for dinner with the team, parents, host families, and supporters. The dinner is always a great opportunity to meet the players in a relaxed and fun setting, and this year didn’t disappoint.

Each coach and player introduced himself, told the crowd where he played college ball and his hometown, and also a fun fact about himself. The food and fellowship were fantastic.

First Week of Games

After a rainout washed away the scheduled season opener in Paducah, the Miners got the season started Friday night, June 1, at Elmer Kelley Stadium against the Hoptown Hoppers. The visiting Hoppers took the matchup 7-3.

The same two teams hooked up the following night in Hopkinsville and finished nine innings knotted at 1-1. Hopkinsville ended up winning 2-1 in the bottom of the 12th inning on a walkoff RBI single.

Sunday night, May 3, the Miners traveled to Owensboro for their first visit with the RiverDawgs. Unfortunately for the Miners, the Dawgs chewed us up pretty well, winning 9-1.

The prior rainout with Paducah was rescheduled for Monday night, May 4, at Brooks Stadium. The Chiefs got the better of us, scratching out a 8-3 win.

The road won’t get any easier for the Miners, as they’re only four days into ten straight days of ballgames. You can find our entire schedule on the Schedule tab at the top of the page.

Miscellaneous Notes
  • Our complete roster is available in printable PDF format by clicking HERE or by clicking on the Roster tab at the top of the page.
  • All of our home games are broadcast on our TEAMLINE page. You can click on the TEAMLINE link on the right side of the page to access the live stream. Games are also archived on the site in case you want to listen to one again. Boyce Tate does an amazing job broadcasting the games for us, and we hope you enjoy listening to the live stream.
  • As for listening to road games, we are dependent on the host team to provide a live audio stream. Some do better than others, but for the most part the streams are reliable. You can also follow all games on the GameChanger scoring app. And, don’t forget our Twitter feed at @MadvilleMiners for game updates as well.

Check back for more updates as we move through the season. Go Miners!

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Miners Announce 2018 Head Coach

The Madisonville Miners are pleased to announce that Franklin Bush has been hired as the Head Coach for the 2018 season.  Bush is in his first season as an assistant coach at University of Montevallo after spending the 2016 season at the University of Buffalo.  While at UB, Bush helped coach hitting and the infielders.

Bush also served as an assistant coach for his alma mater Blackburn College for one season working with hitters and infielders.  While coaching the hitters at Blackburn, Bush helped five players earn All-Conference honors and two earned All-Region.

Bush also spent a season coaching hitters and infielders for the Wellsville Nitros of the New York collegiate Baseball League.  The Nitros led the league in hits, runs, RBIs, extra base hits, slugging percentage, and batting average under Bush.

A three-year starter at Blackburn College, Bush batted a career .305 batting average and boasted a career best .360 batting average in his junior year.  Bush was named Most Valuable Player and All-Conference honors during his time with the Beavers.

Bush earned his bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from Blackburn College in 2014 and graduated from Auburn University with a Master’s degree in Adult Education.

Franklin is extremely excited to have the opportunity to work with the Miners management, student – athletes and the community to build a championship caliber team both on and off the field.

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