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Miners Eliminate Stallions 12-6 Tuesday Night

The rain stayed away from Elmer Kelley Stadium on Tuesday night, and the Miners and Stallions finally hooked up for the Round One playoff match-up. The Miners committed six errors and gave up six unearned runs in holding off a scrappy Stallion team in a 12-6 victory to advance to the OVL playoff semi-finals.

The Miners took an early 3-0 lead with three runs in the bottom of the first inning. The big blow of the inning was a two-RBI single from Logan Jarvis , driving in Genesis Hillard and Joe McGuinness. Chase Hensley scored later in the inning on a wild pitch from Stallion starter Max Hall.

The Stallions got on the board with one run in the top of the 4th inning when Justin Ware singled and later scored on a Madisonville throwing error.

Madisonville answered with four runs in the bottom of the 5th to make the score 7-1. Austin Sistrunk and Nolan Ramsey each drove in one run, and Tom Prospero belted a two-run home run over the right field fence.

Both teams added runs in later innings, with Madisonville adding four runs in the bottom of the seventh and one more in the bottom of eighth.  The Stallions scored three in the top of the sixth and tow more in the top of the eighth.

Madisonville starter Jeff Lindgren pitched six complete innings and picked up the Win. Although the Stallions scored four runs with Lindgren on the mound, all of the runs were unearned. Lindgren allowed six hits, walked one, and struck out three. Kyle Klotz pitched two innings, giving up one hit, two walks, and striking out two. The Stallions scored two unearned runs with Klotz pitching. Mitchell Bault came on to pitch the ninth and struck one in retiring the side in order to end the game.

Stallion starter Max Hall took the loss, allowing 7 earned runs in 4.67 innings. Aaron Glitchstein pitched 2.00 innings of relief, allowing four runs, all unearned, on two hits, four walks and two strikeouts. Corey Mason pitched the final 1.33 innings and gave up two runs (one earned) on one hit and one walk.

Both teams were sloppy defensively, with the Miners committing six errors and the Stallions committing four.

The official box score and game summary is available here: Miners 12, Stallions 6 (playoff game July 26)

Miners Host Bombers Wednesday Night

The #2 seed Madisonville Miners and #3 seed Dubois County Bombers kick off a best-of-three series on Wednesday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium in Madisonville. The game is scheduled to begin at 7:00pm CT, weather permitting.

The series will be played at the following locations:

  • Game One @ Madisonville – Wednesday, July 27
  • Game Two @ Dubois County – Thursday, July 28
  • Game Three (if necessary) @ Madisonville – Friday, July 29

Updated OVL Playoff Bracket

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Weather Postpones Miners/Stallions Playoff Game

Miners and Stallions Matchup Moved to Tuesday Night

The OVL Playoff Round One Matchup between the Miners and the Stallions was postponed on Monday night due to weather. The game is now scheduled for Tuesday, July 26, at Elmer Kelley Stadium beginning at 7:00pm CT.

The winner will advance to Round Two, now scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 27, while the season will end for the losing team.

Bombers Eliminate Chiefs in Dubois County

The weather cooperated in Huntingburg, Indiana, as the Bombers and Chiefs played their Round One playoff game on Monday night. The Bombers advanced to Round Two of the playoffs with a 7-5 victory over the Chiefs.

Fulton versus Owensboro Postponed

The Railroaders and Oilers Round One matchup was rained out Monday night in Owensboro. The two teams will face each other on Tuesday night at Apollo High School in Owensboro. Game time is 7:00pm CT.

Round Two Pushed Back to Wednesday

The Hoptown Hoppers get the an extra day of rest while they wait for Round One to finish. The Hoppers earned a Round One bye and will get back in action when Round Two gets underway on Wednesday (weather permitting).

We will post an updated playoff bracket as soon as Round One is completed.

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OVL Regular Season Concluded; Updated Playoff Bracket

Today’s OVL Games Canceled

The Ohio Valley League announced earlier this afternoon that the final two regular season games scheduled for today are canceled and that the standings are final. The OVL considered the extreme heat, the fact that the final standings would not be affected by the outcome of either game today, and the playoff schedule starting tomorrow in making its determination to cancel the games.

OVL Playoff Bracket

With the regular season concluded, the 2016 OVL Playoff Bracket is set:

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Round One of the playoffs consists of three single-elimination matchups played on Monday night, July 24. The second-seeded Miners will host the seventh-seeded Stallions at Elmer Kelley Stadium in Madisonville, the third-seeded Bombers will host the sixth-seeded Chiefs at League Stadium in Huntingburg, Indiana, and the fourth-seeded Oilers will host the fifth-seeded Railroaders at Chautauqua Park in Owensboro. The top-seeded Hoptown Hoppers get a bye in Round One.

Madisonville’s game with the Stallions will get underway tomorrow night at 7:00pm CT and will be streamed on our TEAMLINE site.

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Miners Split Doubleheader At Bombers; Clinch #2 Playoff Seed; Final Regular Season Stats

Miners Split Doubleheader In Dubois County

Game One – Miners 9, Bombers 3

(From Huntingburg, Indiana): Madisonville took an early lead in the second inning, scoring without benefit of a base hit as Nolan Ramsey walked, moved to second on a wild pitch, advanced on a ground out, and came home on another wild pitch.

The Bombers tied it up in their half of the frame. Macy Holdsworth led off with a walk. Singles by Conner Echols and Mark Giesler advanced him to third. Zach Barnhart drove him in with a sacrifice fly to knot the score at 1-all.

Tom Prospero crossed the plate on a Colin Dupree sacrifice fly to put the visitors back in front, 2-1 in the fourth inning.

The Miners then sealed the game and the playoff seeding by taking advantage of a series of Bomber errors to score seven unearned runs in the final two innings. Catcher Joe McGuinness had an RBI single in each rally.

Dubois County chipped two runs off of the 9-1 lead in the seventh and final inning when Trey Fulton singled Ben Balgaard and Barnhart home. But that was as much as the Bombers could muster, before succumbing 9-3.

Starter Jose Fernandez earned the win to improve his season record to 2-1. Matt Munden is charged with the Bomber loss to square his ledger at 3-3.

The official box score and game summary is available here: Miners@Bombers Game One July 23

Game Two – Bombers 2, Miners 0

(From Huntingburg, Indiana): The Bombers scored both runs in the third inning. Barnhart led off with a single and moved to second when Mark Geisler was hit by a pitch. Conner Moroder singled in Barnhart and Logan Brown followed with a sacrifice fly to plate Geisler.

Ian Dimitrie pitched the first five innings for Dubois County, holding the hard-hitting Miners to four hits and a walk. He only allowed one Miner to advance as far as third base.

Brian Wichman and Mathies came out of the Bomber bullpen to maintain the shutout, each tossing a scoreless inning.

With the win, Dimitrie closes the regular season with a 5-1 record, matching Renton Poole for the best record on the Bombers staff.

Dylan Givens takes the loss to fall to 2-2.

The official box score and game summary is available here: Miners@Bombers Game Two July 23

Miners Clinch #2 Seed

With the split last night in Dubois County, the Miners finished locked up the #2 seed in the upcoming playoffs with a final regular season with a 26-14 record. Two regular season games were unable to be rescheduled due to the calendar.

The Miners will host the #7 seed Muhlenberg County Stallions in Round One of the OVL Playoffs on Monday night, July 25, at Elmer Kelley Stadium. The winner will advance to Round Two on Tuesday night, while the loser will be eliminated.

The playoff bracket is here:

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Final Regular Season Stats

The Miners final regular season stats are:

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Final Regular Season Base Running Stats

Final Regular Season Pitching Stats

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Weather Ends Ballgame In Greenville

The Miners and Stallions played four scoreless innings before lightning stopped the game in the top of the fifth inning. At the time of the lightning delay, the Miners had one runner on base and one out.

The delay began at 8:13pm with lightning flashing from an approaching weather system and lasted until approximately 9:45pm, at which time the game was called.

The game will not be rescheduled due to the playoffs beginning on Monday.

The Miners will wrap up the regular season with a trip to Dubois County tomorrow afternoon to play a doubleheader against the Bombers. Game One starts at 4:00pm CT/5:00pm ET at League Stadium in Huntingburg, Indiana.

The OVL playoffs get underway on Monday night. The playoff bracket is:

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