The Madisonville Miners found themselves in a familiar spot last night. Trailing the Hoppers 3-1 going into the bottom of the 6th inning. The Miners were able to tie the game 3-3 with a Jackson Martin double and then an RBI double by Jack Perry. Josh Wetzel came to bat and single to score Perry. The Miners took the lead in the bottom of the 7th with a single by Martin and an RBI single by Jake Perry. An insurance run was added in the bottom of the 8th by Colton Nussel who singled and after advancing to 3rd base, scored on a pass ball by the pitcher. Reid Clements was stellar from the mound by retiring the first 11 Hopper batters. He allowed the first hit in the 5th inning. Clements left the game with a no decision and Jackson Everman finished the game for the win. Box Scores Click Here.
June 29, 2014
Madisonville Miners @ Fulton Railroaders Rainout Rescheduled (From Fulton) The rained out game on June 27 between the Railroaders and Miners in Fulton has been rescheduled for Friday, July 21. The single game will start at 7 pm.
June 29, 2014
Owensboro Oilers , Madisonville Miners. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers won a Sunday night home game against the the visiting Madisonville Miners. The final score was Miners 4 to Oilers 5. The win was the Oilers third in a row, maintaining just the team’s current spot, a half game back of the OVL League standings lead.
The Miners scored first with one run in the top of the 2nd inning. Miner newcomers Kevin Dupree and Martin Jackson both walked to lead off the frame. Both runners were sacrificed up a base. Dupree eventually scored from third base on a wild pitch that brought Jackson as far as third base.
The Oilers responded with three runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning. With one out, Cameron Wallace walked. Braxton Brinkley reached on an error that allowed him to take third base — receiving RBI credit for Wallace’s run. Brinkley scored on a following RBI single by Alfredo Bohorques, who then stole second base. A fly out later Tyler Rachel RBI singled to drive in Bohorques.At the end of three complete innings Owensboro led by the score 3 to 1.
Madisonville narrowed the score with one run in the top of the 7th inning. Jake Perry led off with a double. He was bunted over to third base. Adam Schuster manufactured the run with an RBI sacrifice fly.
Owensboro pushed across two insurance runs in the bottom of the 8th inning. Brinkley led off with a single, and was bunted over to second base. Christian McHatton reached on an error that put Brinkley on third base. McHatton stole secomd base as Brinkey stayed put. Rachel was deliberately walked. Harold Diaz RBI sacrifice bunted, plating Brinley. A resulting error allowed McHatton in as well.
The Miners rallied in the top of the 9th, but managed only 2 runs. Pinch-hitter Rutger Luebke reached on an error. Jake Perry followed with an RBI triple. Two outs later, Colton Nussel RBI singled to score Perry. Madisonville came no closer than 5 to 4 by the end of the game.
The win went to short notice Owensboro starter, Jake Wilson. Mark Chemello earned a save. Miners starter Bickerton got the loss. Box Scores Click Here.
June 28, 2014
Dubois County Bombers 4, Madisonville Miners 2. The visiting Bombers moved into 3rd place with a victory over the home team Miners in Madisonville. Dubois County improves to 10-12 on the season with 3 straight wins and are now 5 games behind the leading Hoppers.
The Bombers scored first with single runs in both the 2nd and 4th innings. The Miners got one run across in the 5th. Both teams doubled their scores in the 9th inning for the final 4-2 score.
Winning the game on the mound was Ryan Dills going for 7 innings with 1 earned run allowed, giving up 4 hits, 2 walks, and struck out 7 batters. Jacob Murray take a save throwing the final inning. Madisonville starter Tanner Koch takes the loss for 6 innings of work, allowing 5 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks and had 3 strikeouts. Box Scores Click Here.
June 25, 2014
Madisonville Miners 4, Hopkinsville Hoppers 2. (From Hopkinsville) The homestanding Hoptown Hoppers gave up three unearned runs in the top of the fourth inning against Madisonville, with two runs scoring on one play that had two errors, and the Miners were able to make it hold up, winning 4-2.
The Miners (4-17) picked up their fourth win in the last six games after opening the season with 13 straight losses. The loss was the fourth for Hoptown in the last six games after the Hoppers opened the season with 11 straight wins.
In Madisonville’s half of the fourth inning, Matthew Barger reached on a fielder’s choice and went to second on an error. Jake Perry then reached on a fielder’s choice, sending Barger to third, and Rutger Luebke singled to center. The fielder overran the ball, enabling Barger to score. The throw to third was errant, allowing Perry to score and sending Luebke to third. Luebke scored on a sac fly by Michael Colorado to give Madisonville a 3-0 lead.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Hoptown (15-5) responded when Anthony Gonzalez hit a two-out single, then scored on a two-run home run hit by Mitchell Gallagher to narrow the deficit to 3-2.
Madisonville added an insurance run in the seventh inning when Adam Schuster hit a one-out single, then scored on a double by Nick Calandra to the final 4-2 score.
Madisonville was led by Calandra, who went 3-for-5 with a double and a run batted in. Schuster went 2-for-5 with a run scored.
Hoptown was paced by Gallagher, who went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored.
Abraham Almonte (2-1) got the win for the Miners, allowing two runs on six hits, striking out two and walking one in seven innings. Luke Floer got his first save of the season, allowing no runs on two hits, striking out two and walking one in two innings of work.
Starter Geordie Carlson (3-1) took the loss for the Hoppers, allowing three unearned runs on seven hits, striking out four and walking none in six innings. Ryan Mossman came on in the seventh inning, allowing one run on three hits in two innings. Trevor Blocker closed out the game, allowing no hits. Box Scores Click Here.