July 13, 2014
Dubois County Bombers 6, Madisonville Miners 3. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers kicked off the final week of the regular season with a 6-3 victory over the Madisonville Miners. The Bombers record now inches back over .500 at 17-16 with just five regular-season games remaining.
Coach Wes Fink tabbed Murray State’s Brandon Hicks for his second mound start. Hicks scattered nine Miners base hits, limiting them to two runs in six innings of work. Meanwhile the Bombers offense scored in each of the first four innings.
In the top of the first, Nick Calandra scored on a fielder’s choice, giving Madisonville a short-lived 1-0 lead.
The Bombers answered with two in the bottom of the first. Nick Gobert drove in Caleb Lonkard and Glenn Jones with a two-out single. Dubois County would not trail again on this night. Caleb Lonkard drove in Kaleb King in the second. Rick Linton brought Gobert home in the third with a bases-loaded single.
Both teams scored in the fourth. Rutger Luebke crossed the plate for Madisonville, scoring on a fielder’s choice. Dubois County added a pair in the bottom of the inning when Ty Broady and Gobert scored on a pair of Madisonville errors.
Hicks turned the game over to Brian Wichman after six innings, Dubois County holding a 6-2 advantage. Wichman pitched the rest of the game, earning the save by limiting Madisonville to a single run on two hits in three innings of work.
Hicks picks up his second win in as many starts. He collected three saves early in the season. Wichman gets credit for his first save. Miners starter Colton Nussel takes the loss, falling to 0-3.
The Bombers record improves to 18-17, pulling them within 2 ½ games of idle Hopkinsville. Dubois County travels to play the Hoppers tonight.. Box Scores Click Here.
July 12, 2014
Fulton Railroaders 7, Madisonville Miners 6. (From Fulton) In an overall ugly defensive game for both teams, the Railroaders escape with a win over the beleaguer Miners in Fulton. Seven of the total thirteen runs scored in the game were unearned. The Railroaders committed 7 errors followed by the Miners with a total of 5. Fulton had 11 hits and stranded 10 runners while Madisonville only got 4 hits with 11 men left on base.
The Miners lead off the game scoring one run in the 1st inning off a Cory Finkler RBI double driving in Adam Schuster who reached hit by a pitch. The Railroaders answered in the bottom half of the innings with 3 runs. Dayton Rausch reached base on the first Miner error, Conner Hill followed and was hit by a pitch, and Tyler Marshall walked to load the bases. With one out, Riley Benner walked for an RBI, then with a second out Tyler Hardin singled for 2 RBI.
The Railroaders added 2 more runs in the 3rd scoring off two Miner errors including a second bases loaded walk-in RBI. The score now stood 5-1 in Fulton’s favor.
Top of the 4th inning the Railroaders began their mistakes in the field of play allowing 3 Miners to score with no hits, a defense interference call and 4 total errors. The only RBI came from a Michael Colorado sac fly. Bottom half of the inning the Railroaders came back and managed to score one run using 3 hits.
Both teams remained scoreless until the 7th when the Railroaders earned another run off a Jeremiah Spring RBI double that was aided by a fourth Miner error. The score now showed 7-4 on Fulton’s side.
The Miners bounced back in the 8th to close the gap to one and complete the scoring with 2 runs. Ian Burkhart lead off with a walk following by a bunt single by Michael Colorado. Both men scored from a Nick Calandra RBI ground out and a Cory Finkler RBI single.
Fulton sent in closer Keaton Baker to finish off the 9th and end the game. Baker picked up a save striking out two and fielding his own a ground out. Starter Justin Vernia gets the win for 5 innings pitched allowing only one hit, tagged for 4 runs (one earned), 3 walks and had 9 strikeouts. Miners starter Mike Steele takes the loss for 2 2/3 innings of work giving up 2 hits, 5 runs (2 earned), 4 walks and with one strikeout. Box Scores Click Here.
July 10, 2014
Hopkinsville Hoppers 4, Madisonville Miners 3. (From Hopkinsville) In 10 innings. The Hoptown Hoppers halted a six-game losing streak in dramatic fashion Thursday, scoring the last four runs in a 4-3 10-inning game in Hopkinsville.
The Hoppers (18-12) trailed 3-0 after six innings, but rallied for three runs in the eighth inning and the winning run in the bottom of the 10th.
Madisonville (6-24) plated two quick runs in the top of the fifth when Kevin Dupree hit a one-out single before Michael Colorado popped a two-run homer — his first of the season — to give the Miners a 2-0 lead.
Madisonville tagged on another run in the sixth inning when Matthew Barger led off with a double, went to third on a balk and scored on a groundout to boost the Miners’ lead to 3-0.
In the Hopper eighth, Matthew Alford led off with a single, Mitchell Gallagher drew a walk and Ben Rodriguez was hit by a pitch. All three advanced on a wild pitch, with Alford plating Hoptown’s first run, Taylor Ellis singled in Gallagher and Rodriguez scored on a fielder’s choice to tie the game at 3-3. Ellis tried to score the go-ahead run, but was caught at the plate to end the inning.
In the bottom of the 10th inning, Michael Haun hit a one-out single and stole second. Jake McAdams walked, and Chris Carrier slapped a single into left-center field, scoring Haun for the game-winner.
Six batters each had a hit for Hoptown, with Haun scoring two runs and Carrier getting two runs batted in.
Madisonville was paced by Colorado, who went 2-for-2 with a double and a home run and two RBIs, and Nick Calandra, who went 2-for-4 with a double. Barger and Jackson Martin also doubled for the Miners.
Josh Drake (1-1) got the win in relief for Hoptown, allowing no runs on one hit, walking one in two innings. Evan Tidwell started for the Hoppers, allowing three runs on six hits, striking out seven and walking three in eight innings.
Miles Wagner (0-2) got the loss for Madisonville, allowing one run on two hits, striking out two and walking three in 2 1/3 innings. Tanner Koch started for the Miners, allowing two runs on three hits, striking out four and walking five in seven innings. Jackson Everman came on in the eighth inning, allowing one run on one hit in one-third of an inning. Box Scores Click Here.
The home game between the Miners and the Railroaders from July 7th has been rescheduled for July 22nd.
Dubois County Bombers 8, Madisonville Miners 3. The visiting Bombers over took the Miners on Tuesday to win their third straight game in Madisonville.
The Miners out hit the Bombers 10-9 in the effort as the game remained close through 4 innings. In the top of the 5th with a 2-1 lead on the Miners, the Bombers broke out scoring 4 runs to extend their lead to 6-1. Both teams scored single runs in each of the 6th and 9th innings for the final 8-3 score.
Nick Gobert took the win for Dubois County pitching 6 innings giving up 7 hits, 2 runs (one earned), one walk and had one strikeout. The loss goes to pitcher Reid Clements for 4 2/3 innings allowing 6 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 4 walks, and striking out 3 batters. Box Scores Click Here.