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Miners Find Way to Beat Oilers

July 19, 2014

Madisonville Miners 3, Owensboro Oilers 2.  (From Owensboro). The Owensboro Oilers lost Saturday night. It was the last regular season home game, and the first game of a closing home and away series with the visiting Madisonville Miners. The final score was Miners 3 to Oilers 2.
Madisonville scored first, with one run in the top of the 2nd inning. Caleb Crabtree led off with a single. Chase Powers was hit by a pitch. A strikeout later Michael Colorado RBI singled to score Crabtree from second base. The Miners stretched out to a 3-0 lead with two runs in the top of the 5th inning. Ian Burkhart led off that turn at bat with a single. Colorado was hit by a pitch. A groundout moved both runners up a base. Burkhart scored from third base on a wild pitch, and Colorado moved to occupy third base himself. A groundball by Adam Schuster became an RBI as a fielder’s choice play attempting to cut Colorado down at the plate went errant.
Owensboro rallied for one run in the bottom of the 5th inning. With one out, Austin Bartle was hit by a pitch, then stole second base. A fly out later, Alfredo Bohorques was also hit by a pitch. Christian McHatton singled to load the bases. Tyler Rachel reached on an error that allowed Bartle to score, and re-loaded the bases, but the inning’s rally ended there. The Oilers added one more run to the cause in the bottom of the 6th inning. Harold Diaz led off with a double. He scored on a one-out RBI single from Tyler Adams. Owensboro had its chances, advancing a runner to third base in the 8th inning and to second base in the 9th inning, but Madisonville held off the late home scoring attempts, and took the game by the maintained 3 to 2 final.
Madisonville starter Colton Nussel pitched eight of the nine total innings for the win. Miners reliever Reid Clements held down the 9th inning for a save. Owensboro starter Brandon Jean took the loss. 
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Bombers Beat Miners

July 18, 2014

Dubois County Bombers 9, Madisonville Miners 4.  The Bombers win over and at Madisonville Miners keeps Dubois County alive for a third seed chance, but they still trail Fulton by two games.  Dubois completes their regular season on Saturday at home against the Hoppers.  Madisonville has four games remaining to close out their season play before post season play begins.

     The Bombers 9 runs came from 10 hits and they had 3 defensive errors in the game.  The Miners got the most hits with 12 in the game and had only one error.

     The win for Dubois goes to starter Brandon Hicks for 5 innings pitched, 6 hits, 2 runs (one earned), 3 walks and one strikeout.  Mike Steele takes the loss for Madisonville going 6 innings , 6 runs (4 earned), 2 walks and a strikeout.  Box Scores Click Here.

Miners Lose Close One

July 17, 2014

Fulton Railroaders 2, Madisonville Miners 1.  (From Fulton). In 10 innings. The Railroaders waited until the final innings to tie and overtake the Miners in 10 innings to win in Fulton. Fulton had 7 hits total in the game with one error and left 11 men on base.  Madisonville totaled 12 hits with no error and stranded 9 runners.

     The low scoring game saw the first run plated by the Miners in the 4th inning.  Cory Finkler lead off and reached on a bobbled grounder to second baseman Conner Hill.  Finkler made it to 2nd base on a Jackson Martin single then advanced to 3rd during a ground out doubleplay.  A Kevin Dupree RBI single drove in the unearned run then was thrown out trying to take second base to end the inning..

     The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the 9th inning.  Reed Johnson singled to lead off and advanced to 2nd on a sacrifice bunt by Tyler Marshall.  Johnson made it to 3rd on another single from Conner Hill then Greg Fettes walked to load the bases on the Miners.  Miners relief pitcher Abraham Almonte then walked Dylan Rajkovich to tie the game.

     The Miners failed to score Nick Calandra who doubled with two outs in the top of the 10th inning.

     Bottom half of the inning Zach Bailey lead off with a single and was batted to second on a Troy Squires sacrifice bunt. Reed Johnson followed with a single moving Bailey to third.  The Miners intentionally walked Tyler Marshall to load the bases with one out.  Conner Hill returned to the plate and redeemed himself from his earlier error by hitting the game winning RBI to give the Railroaders their 8th victory over the Miners on the season..

     Fulton’s starting pitcher Dylan Smith threw for 6 innings giving 8 hits, one unearned run, one walk and had two strikeouts.  Tyler Nichols in middle relief went 3 2/3 innings allowing 4 hits, one walk and had 6 strikeouts.  Clay Chandler came in to hold the Miners and get the last out, he takes the win.

     Madisonville’s starter Tanner Kock pitched a strong game through 7 innings allowing on 2 hits, 3 walks and struck out 6 batters.  Taking the hard loss was Miles Wagner for one inning of work with 3 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and giving up the winning run.  Box Scores Click Here.

Miners Have Hoppers Number

July 15

Madisonville Miners 5, Hopkinsville Hoppers 3.  (From Hopkinsville). Madisonville scored all of their runs in the second and third innings. Jake Perry led off the second with a single and Kevin Dupree followed with a 2-run home run. Josh Wetzel tripled later in the inning and scored on a passed ball, giving the Miners a 3-0 lead. The Miners scored 2 runs in the third inning off 4 hits.
In the fourth inning the Hoppers scored a single run when Taylor Ellis was hit by a pitch, advanced to second on a single by Chris Carrier, moved to third on a wild pitch, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Mitchell Gallagher.
Ben Rodriquez led off the bottom of the sixth with a home run reducing the Hoppers deficit to 5-2. Mitchell Gallagher scored the final run after being hit by a pitch and driven home by a double by Jeffrey Kammer.
Austin Bickerton picked up the win allowing 3 runs in 6 innings of work. Miles Wagner picked up the save in relief.
Geordie Carlson took the loss allowing 5 runs in 6.33 innings of work. 
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Miners beat league leading Oilers

July 14, 2014

Madisonville Miners 3, Owensboro Oilers 2.  The Miners picked up their seventh win at home on Monday against the first place Oilers in a game that was delayed twice for weather.  

     The Oilers took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning after Harold Diaz reached base hit by a pitch the advanced to 3rd base on wild pitches.  Diaz scored on a Taylor Mathews one out ground out.

     The Miners went ahead for a 2-1 lead in the 4th inning.  Rutger Luebke singled followed by a Kevin Dupree single.  Luebke scored off a Jake Perry RBI single and Dupree crossed home on a wild pitch.

     The game was tied up in the 5th as Owensboro scored one from a Morgan Grisham RBI single driving Tyler Adams in who had walked to start the inning.  The second and longest game detail then occurred after the completion of the bottom half of the inning.

     Play resumed after an hour and the Miners took a 3-2 lead in the 6th inning.  With the bases loaded, Josh Wetzel was hit by a pitch earning a RBI bringing in Kevin Dupree from third.

     The win goes to Jackson Everman in relief for 3 innings on the mound.  Abraham Almonte picked up a save finishing off the 9th inning.  Taking the loss for Owensboro was Jackson Lockhart for 2 innings of work and giving up the go ahead run.  Box Scores Click Here.

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