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OVL President's comments on the 2013 season.  2013 saw the beginning of our third season as the OVL with many changes and growing pains. Expanding to six teams and playing a 45 game schedule led to considerable speculation and guesswork as to just who could win the league. 

     SURPRISE! The competition was fierce - with Dubois County and Hoptown leading early and Madisonville and Fulton fighting it out for third. The last half of the season changed all that with Hoptown pulling out in front with an insurmountable lead, and Fulton charging late to finish just ahead of Madisonville for second place the last week of the season leaving Dubois County, Owensboro and Marion in the dust.
     The playoffs provided several upsets, Marion and Owensboro eliminating higher seeds Madisonville and Dubois County respectively and with Fulton taking 2 of 3 from Hoptown for the playoff championship.
     2013 saw more home runs than previous years and also more close games, i.e. one run affairs and walk-off games leading to increased interest and attendance. Unfortunately, there were a few blowouts, rare for the OVL. Injuries were a major factor this year with at least one team having to replace over 90% of its initial roster over the term of the season. Another change was three new venues; one in Huntingburg Indiana in a historical ballpark - site of the Tom Hanks and Madonna movie "A League Of Their Own" about girls pro baseball during WW II, a move across town in Hoptown to the Hopkinsville High School field, and Owensboro's move to the Brescia College complex

     Of course the 2013 season brought other unanticipated challenges in rules interpretations, umpiring, bench conduct and getting all rainouts played timely; all which are expected to be addressed in the post season.  

     The league continues to encourage league expansion, hoping to add two more franchises; Greenville/Central City is certainly a possibility after hosting  two promotional games involving Madisonville, Owensboro and Marion, and Union City, Tenn., Mayfield, Paducah and Jackson Missouri remain under consideration.
     On balance, the OVL experienced a solid growth year - maturing and gaining respect throughout the baseball community.

 

Gordon B. Guess

President OVL


FINAL 2013 SEASON STANDINGS

Team W L % GB STK

Hopkinsville

32 11 .744 - 1W

Fulton

27 17 .614 5.5 1L

Madisonville

25 19 .568 7.5 3W

Dubois Co.

22 23 .489 11 1W

Owensboro

19 25 .432 13.5 3L

Marion

6 36 .143 25.5 18L



Ohio Valley League 2013 Season Leaders.  The final games of the 2013 regular season are concluded. The Individuals below are players who qualified in the 45 game schedule and led the league in the regular season in ten OVL selected Titles.  Congratulations to those players who were the best in 2013 and thanks to all the players for a another great season of baseball. Good luck in the Playoffs.

 

          Offensive

Best Batting Avg  Garrett Emling .354 Pirates
Most Home Runs  Colton Simbeck 9 Railroaders
Most RBIs  Andre Davis 35 Bombers
Most Hits Tyler Tichenor 54 Oilers
Most Stolen Bases  Tyler Tichenor 37 Oilers

          Pitching

Most Games Won  Riley Sanderson 5 Hoppers
  Cole Isom 5 Hoppers
Best W/L %   Riley Sanderson 5-0 100% Hoppers
  John Lollar 4-0 100% Railroaders
  Aaron Mason 3-0 100% Pirates
Best ERA  Aaron Mason 1.06 Pirates
Most Strike Outs  Garrett Ring 56 Railroaders
Most Saves  Caleb Shelley 9 Railroaders

Qualifying factor: batters 126+ plate appearances, pitchers 36+ innings pitched. 

Stolen Bases and Saves are exempt from qualifying factors. (post-season games not included).

Final Post Season Playoff Games.  The Post Season Playoff championship rounds began on July 25 with a single game Round 1 between the four lower seeded teams. The higher seeds were home teams for the Round 1 single games. Rounds 2 and 3 were best of three series; the first game the lower seeds are home teams, for the second and third (if necessary) games were at the higher seeded teams' home fields

 

Upon the conclusion of he final 45 game schedule in the 2013 regular season the Hopkinsville Hoppers achieved the best record finishing 32-11. Post Season Playoffs began on July 25 and each team in the OVL had an opportunity to compete in a post season championship series.  As in 2012, the top two teams, Hoppers and Railroaders, in the regular season made it to the final round of the post season championship.  The first place Hoppers won game 1 at Fulton over the Railroaders.  The Railroaders then won both the final games in Hopkinsville over the Hoppers to take the Post Season Title.  Congrats to all the teams in the OVL for another great season of summer baseball..

 


Post 2013 Season Playoff Summaries

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July 31, 2013- Championship Playoff Round 3, Game 3 best of three series

 

Fulton Railroaders 6, Hopkinsville Hoppers 5. (From Hopkinsville) The Fulton Railroaders battled in the third and deciding game of the Ohio Valley League championship series, winning the final game 6-5 in Hopkinsville. Fulton won both of its championship series games on the road.

     Fulton also won the 2011 OVL tournament championship and the 2008 regular-season title of the OVL’s predecessor, the KIT League.

     Fulton got on the scoreboard first with three runs in the first inning when Michael Diaz reached on a fielder’s error and Matt Skrzypiec brought him in with a two-run blast over the left-field fence. Ramon Valdez made it back-to-back jacks with a solo shot over the right-field fence to give the Railroaders an early 3-0 lead.

     Hoptown got back two of those runs in the bottom half of the inning when Trevor Lowe led off with a double, went to third on a flyout and scored on a single by Brandon Powell. Powell went to second on a single by Brad Sevenish, went to third on a walk by Seth Larue and scored on a single by Derek Ferch to trim the Fulton lead to 3-2. Fulton halted a potential threat with an inning-ending double play with a flyout to left and the throw to home nailing Sevenish at the plate.

     Fulton scored again in the top of the third inning when Michael Diaz led off with a single, stole second, went to third on a single by Ramon Valdez and scored on a single by Hunter Owen, moving Valdez to second. Diaz went to third on a fielder’s choice and scored on a single by Kyle Simmons to extend the Railroaders’ lead to 5-2.

     The Hoppers scored in the bottom of the fifth inning when Brandon Boggetto and Zac Carter led off with walks. Boggetto scored on a double by Trevor Lowe, and Carter scored on a sacrifice fly to narrow Fulton’s lead to 5-4.

     Hoptown tied the game in the bottom of the sixth when Derek Ferch led off with a single, went to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a triple by Zac Carter, knotting the game at 5-5.

     The Railroaders retook the lead when Cody Burton led off with a walk, went to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a single by Matt Skrzypiec to make the difference in the 6-5 win.

     Fulton was led at the plate by Matt Skrzypiec, who went 2-for-4 with home run, a run scored and three runs batted in; Ramon Valdez, who went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs and an RBI; and Hunter Owen, who went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Michael Diaz scored twice for the Railroaders.

     For Hoptown, Trevor Lowe went 2-for-5 with two doubles, a run and an RBI, and Derek Ferch went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

     On the mound, Isaac Behme went the distance to bring home the championship with 120 pitches, allowing five runs on seven hits, striking out three and walking three.

     For the Hoppers, Cole Isom took the loss in relief, allowing one run on two hits, striking out six and walking two in five innings. Jake Bell started for Hoptown, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits, striking out three and walking one in three innings. Trevor Blocker came on in the fourth inning, allowing no hits and walking two in an inning of work.  Box Scores Click Here.


July 30, 2013- Championship Playoff Round 3, Game 2 best of three series

 

Fulton Railroaders 7, Hopkinsville Hoppers 5. In 13 innings. ( From Hopkinsville)  It took 13 innings and almost 4 hours, but game 2 of the Championship Series proved to be anything but boring.  The Railroaders got it started early in the first inning.  Cody Burton led off with a single, then found his way home off a couple bad throws from Hoptown. Michael Diaz scored, and Tyler Douglas was batted home by a Kyle Simmon’s single. The Hoppers put a couple runs up in the bottom of the first. Trevor reached home on a wild pitch and John Beary was brought home off a single from Brandon Powell. The Railroaders led after the first , 3-2.

     The Railroaders struck again in the fourth inning after Kyle Simmons doubled, was batted forward to third off a Colton Simbeck single, then was brought home off a sacrifice fly from Garrett O’Neill. Hoptown saw a little light in the bottom of the sixth when John Beary was batted home from a Brandon Powell double.

In the bottom of the ninth The Hoppers tied it with Geordie Carlson scoring off a single by Derek Ferch, and the game went into extra innings.

     The Railroaders scored for the first time in eight innings with Skrzpiec taking home off a throwing error by Hoptown’s catcher in the top of the twelfth. The Hoppers answered again in the bottom of the twelfth, but Fulton scored two more runs in the thirteenth to put the game away and come up with the victory, 7-5.

     Garrett Ring had a great night on the mound for the Railroaders, striking out 11 and walking 4. Thomas Huddleston got the win for Fulton with 4 strikeouts and only 1 earned run. Craig Caufield suffered the loss for Hoptown.  Box Scores Click Here.


July 29, 2013- Championship Playoff Round 3, Game 1 best of three series

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 11, Fulton Railroaders 8. (From Fulton)  The Hoppers scored nine unanswered runs in final three innings to come from behind and beat the Railroaders in Fulton. Hoptown now leads the final best of three championship series by 1-0, forcing the Railroaders to win the final two games in Hopkinsville in order to take the post season title. 

     The Railroaders jumped to a early 5-0 lead after the first and second innings, scoring four in the first and one in the second.

     The Hoppers got on the board in the third inning with a 2 RBI homerun by John Beary.

     Fulton put up three more runs in the fourth inning. Homeruns by Ramon Valdez for 2 RBI and a Taylor Douglas solo homer gave the Railroaders an 8-2 lead on Hoptown. 

     The Hoppers cut into the lead in the seventh scoring four runs, then took the lead in the eighth banging out four more runs to make it 10-8 in their favor. Hoptown added another run the ninth inning for the final 11-8 score.

     The Hoppers had 10 hits, 3 errors and left 8 men on base.  The Railroaders totaled 16 hits, 2 errors and stranded 10 runners. 

     Kyle Barbee earned the win in relief pitching 2 2/3 scoreless innings and was the pitcher of record when the Hoppers took the lead in the eighth. Jake Bell finished the final 1 1/3 innings for a save. 

     Fulton's reliever Caleb Shelly takes the loss pitching the final 1 2/3 innings giving up the go ahead and final 3 runs scored by Hoptown.

     The Hoppers lead the final championship series 1-0. The two teams play game two on Tuesday in Hopkinsville.  Box Scores Click Here.


July 27, 2013- Playoff Round 2, Game 2 best of three series

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 8, Owensboro Oilers 1. (From Hopkinsville)  The Hoptown Hoppers advanced to the championship round of the Ohio Valley League with an 8-1 win over visiting Owensboro, winning the semifinal round series two games to none.

     Three Hoppers pitchers threw a four-hitter in clinching the team’s second appearance in the championship round in as many seasons in the OVL.

     Hoptown scored in the bottom of the third inning when Derek Ferch led off with a single and went to second on a sacrifice bunt. Ferch scored on a single by Matt McGowan, and Trevor Lowe followed with a single. Both runners scored on a double by John Beary, who scored on a double by Brandon Powell to give the Hoppers a 4-0 lead.

     Hoptown added two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning when Mason Colquitt and Derek Ferch opened the inning with a single. They advanced a base on a sacrifice bunt, and Colquitt scored on a single by Matt McGowan. A double by Trevor Lowe scored Ferch to give the Hoppers a 6-0 lead.

     Hoptown tacked on an unearned run in the sixth inning when Derek Ferch reached on an error, stole second and scored on another fielding error to push the Hopper lead to 7-0.

     Hoptown scored again in the bottom of the seventh inning when Brandon Powell led off with a single, took second on a wild pitch, went to third on a single by Seth Larue and scored on a single by Chase Denton to give the Hoppers an 8-0 lead.

     Owensboro scored an unearned run in the top of the ninth inning when Austin Brunk reached on an error, went to second when Cody Rogers walked and scored on a single by Stone Osborne to provide the final score of 8-1.

     The Hoppers slapped 15 hits in the game and were led by five batters with two hits apiece, Trevor Lowe, Brandon Powell and John Beary each had a double for Hoptown, while Derek Ferch went 2-for-4 with three runs. Beary and Matt McGowan each had two runs batted in for the Hoppers.

     For Owensboro, Stone Osborne went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

     On the mound, Cole Isom started and got the win for Hoptown, allowing no runs on three hits, striking out five and walking one in seven innings. Kyle Barbee pitched the eighth inning for the Hoppers, striking out one, and Craig Caufield pitched the ninth, allowing on unearned run on one hit, striking out one and walking one.

     For the Oilers, starter Cameron Wallace got the loss, allowing six runs on eight hits, in 3 1/3 innings. Bo Lewington came on in the fourth inning, allowing two hits, striking out one and walking one in 1 2/3 innings, and Jason Jones came on in the sixth, allowing one unearned run on no hits, striking out one in one inning of work. Brent Elder pitched the seventh inning, allowing one run on four hits and walking one, and Matt Theiss pitched the eighth inning, allowing one hit and striking out three batters..  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Fulton Railroaders 5, Marion Bobcats 2. (From Fulton)  The Railroaders will continue to the final third and championship round of the playoffs after beating back the Bobcats on Saturday. The defeat sends the Bobcats home for the year after finishing last in the regular season but rebounding and advancing one round in post season play. As in 2012, the Railroaders and Hoppers will once again face off for the Post Season Champion title. Fulton will host game one of the best of three series on Monday, July 29..

     The Railroaders took a 1-0 lead over the Bobcats in the bottom of the second inning. With the bases loaded, Taylor Douglas scored from third off a RBI single by Cody Burton.

     Top of the fourth inning, the Bobcats used a Railroaders error and a homerun from Jarrett Rice for two RBI to take a 2-1 lead. 

     Fulton tied the game at 2-2 in the fifth when Matt Skrzpiec walked, advanced to third and scored as Kyle Simmons reached on a fielder's choice with a force out at second. The Railroaders put up two more in the seventh with a RBI double by Ramon Valdez and a Hunter Owen RBI single. Cody Burton added his second RBI in the eighth to complete the final 5-2 score..

     Fulton starter John Lollar pitched for six innings leaving the game tied at two. Lollar allowed only one earned run, one walk and struck out seven. Jake Shadix gets the win pitching two innings giving up two hits, no runs or walks, and issued three strikeouts. Caleb Shelly takes a save for finishing the ninth, and struck out two of the three batters faced.

     Marion starter Trevor Guthrie threw for 4 innings leaving the Bobcats with a one run lead.  Luke MacDonald completed the last four innings and is tagged for the loss allowing four earned runs from the mound. Box Scores Click Here.


July 26, 2013- Playoff Round 2, Game 1 best of three series

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 2, Owensboro Oilers 1. (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers fell just short in Friday's Round 2, Game 1 match-up with the visiting Hopkinsville Hoppers. The Hoppers edge the Oilers by the final score 2 to 1, and take a one game lead in the best of three series.
    The game remained scoreless through five complete innings as Owensboro starter Taylor Grisham dueled with Hopkinsville starter Riley Sanderson.
    The Hoppers scored first with one run in the top of the 6th inning when Brad Sevenish singled with one out and Brandon Powell followed with an RBI double.
    The Oilers tied with a run in the bottom of the 7th inning. With one out, Matthew Johnson and Stone Osborne both reached on consecutive defensive errors that resulted in Johnson at third base and Osborne at first base. Cameron Wallace RBI singled to drive in Johnson.
    Hopkinsville reclaimed their lead in the top of the 9th inning. Seth Larue led off with a double. Gordie Carlson reached on a bunt, creating a first-and-third situation. The Oilers used an attempted squeeze bunt by Matt McGowan to put Larue out at the plate. Then Brandon Bogetto was hit by a pitch loading the bases. Carlson scored the go ahead run on a RBI fielders choice by Derek Ferch that could not quite become a double play. A fly out and two strike outs in the bottom of the 9th inning ended the game 2 to 1 in favor of Hopkinsville.
    Reliever Jake Bell was the Hoppers pitcher of record for the win. Owensboro starter Taylor Grisham completed the game, taking the loss, but giving maximum effort  for the home team.
    The whole game epitomized the best competitive aspects of summer baseball from both teams. If the first game is any indication, The Hoppers have a one game advantage in a series that is at least nine more hard-fought innings from being over
.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Fulton Railroaders 9, Marion Bobcats 0. (From Marion)  After advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the second year in a row, the Bobcats dropped Game 1 of the best-of-three Ohio Valley League semi-finals. Fulton blanked Marion 9-0 at Guess Field on Friday, forcing the Bobcats to win Saturday and Sunday at the Railroaders to advance to the league championship series for the first time in the team's six-year history.  Box Scores Click Here.


July 25, 2013- Playoff Round 1, single game elimination

 

Owensboro Oilers 5, Dubois County Bombers 4. (From Dubois County)  The Owensboro Oilers spoiled championship hopes for the Dubois County Bombers, beating the Bombers 5-4 and ending the Bombers inaugural season as members of the OVL. The Bombers finish the season with a (22-24) record.

     Owensboro jumped out of the gate first, scoring a run in the 1st and adding two more runs in the 3rd to take a three run lead. The Bombers responded by scoring three times in the home half of the 3rd inning, Chris Tavares’ solo homerun tied the game at 3. In the 4th, Owensboro regained the lead on Cody Rogers’ RBI single and kept the lead until Rick Linton drove in the tying run in the 5th for the Bombers on a RBI single.

     With the game tied 4-4 going into the 9th, Rogers doubled to lead things off for the Oilers. After a groundout, Christian McHatton delivered the biggest hit of the night, a RBI double that just fell out of the reach of a diving Kyle Schwinghamer of the Bombers. The ball rolled away and the Oilers took the lead 5-4. Bo Lewington then sat the Bombers down in order in the 9th to win 5-4.

     The Oilers out hit the Bombers fourteen to five in the contest and amassed five doubles and a triple in the contest. Tavares led the Bombers with two extra base hits on the evening, a double and a solo homerun that landed on the old-time scoreboard.  Kyle Schwinghamer, Eric McKibban, and Rick Linton also registered a hit. McKibban and Linton both had scoring singles.

     Bo Lewington worked out of the bullpen to earn the win and reliever Jonathan Williams suffered the loss. Kyle Briner started the game for the Bombers going five innings. Shane Weedman got the start for Owensboro, he pitched the first 5 2/3 innings. Both starting pitcher gave up four runs but Weedman only was charged with two earned runs but on the other hand, Briner took all four runs earned. Clint Chestnut was the other Bomber to pitch. Chestnut gave up the go ahead hit but the run was charged to Williams who took the loss.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Marion Bobcats 4, Madisonville Pirates 1. (From Madisonville)  Tyler Simmons was simply too much for the Tradewater Pirates last night at Elmer Kelley Stadium, and the Marion Bobcats downed Madisonville 4-1. The Bobcat starter threw 138 pitches and allowed one run on four hits, five walks and ten strikeouts. That performance earned Simmons a complete game victory and propelled his team into Round Two of the 2013 OVL playoffs.

     Marion, who finished the regular season with a record of 6-36, entered the game as the #6 seed in the playoff bracket. Madisonville earned the #3 playoff seed with a regular season record of 25-19.

     The Bobcats jumped on the Pirates right from the start, scoring one run in the top of the first when Clint Ambrosch drove in Cody Brown with a ground ball to short. The score remained 1-0 until the top of the seventh, when Marion extended the lead to 2-0 on a run by Joe Tourville.

     Madisonville got their sole run of the game in the bottom of the eighth, with Dathan Prewett leading off the inning by drawing a base on balls from Simmons. Garrett Emling followed with a double, knocking Prewett to third base. After a Robert Veltre strikeout, Gooch Greer drove in Prewett with a sacrifice fly. The inning ended with Emling stranded at third base when Simmons struck out Joe Tipton.

     Marion added two insurance runs in the ninth to extend the lead to 4-1. Cody Brown reached on a walk, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Ballesterri, and scored on single by Ambrosch. Tyler Bonaventure then reached on an error, which also allowed Ambrosch to score. After a single by Scooter Hightower, Blake Thomas struck out to end the inning.

     Simmons promptly retired the Pirates in order in the bottom of the ninth to close out the game.

     Madisonville starter Mason Roof pitched seven complete innings, allowing two runs on eight hits, one walk and three strikeouts. CJ Schildt II came on in relief and pitched the final two innings. Schildt gave up two runs on two hits, two walks and three strikeouts. Roof got the loss for the Pirates.

     The loss eliminated the Pirates from the OVL playoffs. Marion now advances to face the Fulton Railroaders in Round 2. The Bobcats and Railroaders will play a best-of-three series, with the Bobcats hosting the opener Thursday in Marion.  Box Scores Click Here.


Regular 2013 Season Summaries

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July 24, 2013

 

2013 Season completed and Post Season Playoffs begin. In their second season with the OVL, the Hopkinsville Hoppers have again taken the regular season pennant. The Fulton Railroaders and Madisonville Pirates followed suit with a repeat finish of 2nd and 3rd in the standing. The newcomer Dubois County Bombers were the only team to complete a full 45 game schedule and finish 4th in the standings.  The Owensboro Oilers take the 5th spot falling short of the Bombers, and the Marion Bobcats ended up in 6th place struggling with injuries throughout the season.  

     The Post Season Playoff championship rounds begin on Thursday with a single game Round 1 between the four lower seeded teams. The higher seeds are home teams for the Round 1 single games. Rounds 2 and 3 are best of three series; the first game the lower seeds are home teams, for the second and third (if necessary) games the higher seeds are home teams


July 24, 2013

 

Dubois County Bombers 2, Owensboro Oilers 1. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers lost their final game of the 2013 regular season Wednesday night to the visiting Dubois County Bombers. The final score was 2 to 1 for the visiting team Though the game was only the 44th of the 45-game schedule for the Oilers, a League decision canceled the remaining game -- a rainout makeup -- in favor of moving ahead to the playoffs.
     The game remained scoreless until the Oilers scored one run in the bottom of the 6th inning. Tyler Tichenor led off the home inning with a single. Cody Rogers walked behind him. Tichenor and Rogers executed a double steal as Dalton West batted. The throw to second base escaped to the outfield, allowing Tichenor to score.
     Owensboro starting pitcher Christian McHatton held Dubois County hitless through six complete innings, but they scored one run against him in both the visitors' 8th and 9th innings. In the top of the 8th Eric McKibban was hit by a pitch with two outs. He moved to second base on a wild pitch, and reached third base on a defensive error. McKibban scored the tying run on a RBI single by  Chris Tavares. In their 9th inning, Jarret Young bunted his way on. A strikeout later, he went to second base on a passed ball, and moved to third base on single. He scored on a RBI squeeze bunt by Shain Showers. Dubois County led 2 to 1 going to the bottom of the 9th inning.
     Owensboro mounted a two-out rally. Stone Osborne singled and Austin Edge followed with a double to right field. Osborne's potential tying run was cut down at the plate -- ending the game.
     Starter Nolan Schaefer picked up the win for the Bombers and A.J. Vasquez earned a save. Owensboro starter Christian McHatton had observably his best performance of the summer season. Though he took the loss, his complete game effort saved other valuable pitching. Hopefully that will payoff in the playoffs
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x Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 8, Fulton Railroaders 7. (From Madisonville)  The Madisonville Tradewater Pirates rallied with two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Fulton Railroaders, 8-7. Taylor Burr picked up the win for Madisonville, and Taylor Douglas suffered the loss for the Railroaders. The official OVL box score is available Here.

     Madisonville got the scoring started with two runs in the bottom of the second inning when Alfredo Bohorquez tripled off Fulton starter Michael Sillyman, driving in Robert Veltre and Jeremy Hyde. Madisonville added another run in the fifth when Joe Tipton scored on a bases-loaded ground ball by Matt Sheneman.

Fulton erupted for four runs in the top of the sixth, with the big blast coming on a three-run home run by Colton Simbeck off Pirate starter Jack Coleman. Sean Cunningham drove in one run earlier in the inning on a single. Fulton added another run in the seventh and two more in the eighth and held a 7-3 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth inning.

     Matt Sheneman led off the inning with a single. Robert Veltre followed by reaching on a fielder’s choice, with Veltre advancing to second on an error. Jeremy Hyde tripled, scoring Sheneman and Veltre, and then was promptly driven in by an Austin Shives single.

     After retiring the Railroaders 1-2-3 in the top of the ninth, the Pirates got right back on the warpath. After Dathan Prewett hit a fly ball, Garrett Emling drew a walk. Matt Sheneman followed and drew a walk. A passed ball then allowed the base runners to advance to second and third, respectively. Robert Veltre singles, driving in Emling and tying the ballgame at 7-7. Jeremy Hyde was intentionally walked to load the bases with one out. Austin Shives struck out swinging, setting the stage for Gooch Greer to draw a bases-loaded, full count walk to end the ballgame.

     Madisonville finishes with the regular season with a record of 25-19, good for third place in the final standings. The Railroaders took second place in the standings with a 27-17 overall record, 5.5 games behind first place Hoptown (32-11).  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers @ Marion Bobcats doubleheader cancelled. (From Marion) Today's Bobcats double header against Hoptown at Guess Field has been cancelled due to poor field conditions after last night's heavy rains. Marion will start the postseason on the road Thursday with a one-game playoff at Madisonville. The winner will advance to Round 2 to host Fulton Friday in Game 1 of a best-of-three series.


July 23, 2013

 

Madisonville Pirates 8, Dubois County Bombers 1. (From Dubois County) Dubois County Bombers drop their final regular season home game, 8-1 to the Madisonville Tradewater Pirates. The Bombers (21-23) will head to Owensboro to finish the regular season.

     Madisonville took the lead, 1-0 in the 3rd but Dubois County would get a run of their own also in the 3rd. In the 5th, the Pirates crossed the plate two times to gain a, 3-1 advantage and added two runs in the 8th and 9th innings to cap off a, 8-1 victory. The Pirates hit the ball very well, producing fourteen hits in the game. The Bombers were only able to get five hits but three of their hits were extra base hits. Chris Tavares doubled twice in the game, Kyle Schwinghamer also doubled and Jacob Armstrong singled in the only RBI for the Bombers. Casey Ryan was the only other player for the Bombers to record a hit. Three Pirates players finished with three hits apiece, Garrett Emling, Robert Veltre, and Cody White led the Pirates with three hits.

     Tyler Mitchell started for the Bombers, giving up only one earned run in 4 1/3 innings pitched but defensive miscues were a result of three unearned runs for Mitchell. Bryan Page relieved Mitchell, lasting just under 3 innings and giving up two earned runs. Cody Morris finished the game for the Bombers, he gave up two earned runs as well and struck out a batter. For the Pirates, starter Aaron Mason earned the win in limiting the opposition to one run over the first five innings and striking out five. Tyler Thomas threw the final four innings, tossing four shut out innings of relief and striking out two.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 8, Owensboro Oilers 4. (From Hopkinsville) The Hoptown Hoppers found a way to get they’re last home game win over the visiting Owensboro Oilers Tuesday night. The Hoppers got it started in the bottom of the first, scoring two runs off sacrifice flys from Seth Larue and Chase Denton.

     The Oilers came back strong in the top of the second with an RBI single from Rogers and Tyler Shewmaker to even the score. A two RBI double from Tyler Tichenor put the Oilers ahead, 4-2.

     The Hoppers took the lead back in the bottom of the fourth. Brandon Boggetto reached on home off a couple errors by the oilers when he stole second base. Trevor Lowe had a RBI triple  followed by a RBI single from Matt McGowan, giving the Hoppers the lead, 5-4. The Hoppers pulled away with three more runs in the bottom of the Fifth. Zac Carter had an RBI single and Trevor Lowe hit a two RBI single that was enough to get win.

     Craig Caufield grabbed the save for the Hoppers and Austin Brunk had the loss for the Oilers.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Fulton Railroaders 4, Marion Bobcats 0 - game 1. In 7 innings. (From Fulton) The Railroaders' doubleheader sweep over the Bobcats on Tuesday clinches Fulton's second place standing for the 2013 regular season. The Railroaders take 2nd seed for the Post Season Playoffs with a bye from the single game Round 1 on Thursday. Fulton will begin Round 2 (best of 3 series) on Friday at the winner of Round One, Madisonville or Marion who are the now # 3 and # 6 seeds for post season play. The next home game for the Railroaders will be on Saturday, Game 2 of Round 2.  

     The Railroaders finish off the regular season on Wednesday this week in Madisonville against the Pirates, the outcome will not affect the standings for either team.  

     In game one of Tuesday's doubleheader, both teams where held scoreless through two and half innings. In the bottom of the 3rd, Fulton took a 1-0 lead when Taylor Stoulp led off with single, reached third base on a hit-and-run sacrifice by Cody Burton, and score on a RBI single by Michael Diaz.  

     The shutout continued for the Bobcats and the Railroaders topped off their total score in the 6th inning.  Taylor Douglas singled, advanced to third and scored from a Hunter Owen RBI single.  Owen later scored on a Bobcat error. A third run for the inning came from a second RBI single by Michael Diaz driving in Garret O'Neill who was hit by a pitch, advanced on the error and stole 3rd base.

     Winning pitcher and starter John Lollar threw for the full 7 innings.  Lollar gave up only one hit and walk, and struck out 6 at the plate. Taking the loss for Marion was Jackson Miles who completed a full 6 innings. Miles also had 6 strikeouts, he walked 2, allowed 8 hits and was pinned for 4 runs, only one earned.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Fulton Railroaders 8, Marion Bobcats 4 - game 2.  In 7 innings. (From Fulton) For game two on the evening, both teams were better at the plate. The Bobcats led off the scoring in the first inning getting one run across.  Cody Brown walked to start the game, was advanced to third off single and a ground out, then scored from a Tyler Bonaventure RBI single.

     The Railroaders answered in the bottom of the first with 7 big runs. Both Ramon Valdez and Taylor Stoulp each had 3 RBI homers to highlight the inning.  The Railroaders hit six of their total 8 game hits in the first inning alone. 

     Marion put up another run in the second inning with Joe Tourville reaching on a double, going to third on a wild pitch, and scoring on a ground out RBI.

     Fulton added their final run in third.  Colton Simbeck was hit by pitch, stole second, then made home on a Bobcat error.

     The Bobcats clawed back in the 6th and 7th with one run in each inning. Tyler Bonaventrue hit a solo home run, and Brandon Waltman singled for a RBI driving in Joe Tourville who had reached on a singled. 

     Tyler Saltsman earned the win going 7 full innings, allowing 6 hits, 4 earned runs, 2 walks and had 9 strikeouts.  Bobcat starter Blake Thomas takes the loss for 2 2/3 innings of work giving up 7 hits, 8 runs (6 earned), 3 walks and struck out 2 batters. Scooter Hightower for 3 innings and Tyler Bonaventure for 1/3 finished the game for Marion.  Box Scores Click Here.


July 22, 2013

 

Marion Bobcats @ Fulton Railroaders - PPD. The game for tonight in Fulton has been postponed due to poor field condition after last night's 2 inches of rain.  The game with the Marion Bobcats will be played on tomorrow, Tuesday, in Fulton as part of a doubleheader with the first game starting at 5 pm.  Each game will be 7 innings each.


July 21, 2013

 

Dubois County Bombers 5, Hopkinsville Hoppers 4. (From Dubois County) Bombers take down the first place Hoptown Hoppers, 5-4 tonight. The win snapped a ten game winning streak for the Hoppers and the Bombers (21-22) have now won two straight games.

     Hoptown scored the game’s first run in the 1st but Dubois County came back in the 3rd to score two runs. Dubois County added two more runs in the 5th ,while Hoptown scored a pair of runs in the 6th and tied the game in the 7th. Dubois County didn’t waste any time regaining lead as they took the lead in the bottom of the 7th and held on for the, 5-4 win.

     Jacob Armstrong, Rick Linton, and Shain Showers each finshed with multi-hit games. Armstrong and Showers drove triples to the right side of the field and Armstrong also added a double in the game. Three other Bombers finished the game with a hit, Eric McKibban, Jarret Young, and Chris Tavares each singled.

     Cody Morris relieved starter, Michael Paisley who left in the middle of the 6th with a runner on second base. The runner on second came around to score giving Paisley the the no decision. Paisley struck out three, walked two and gave up two earned and unearned runs. Morris earned the win in relief, pitching an inning and striking out a batter. Jonathan Williams worked the final two innings to pick up the save.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

 

Fulton Railroaders @ Owensboro Oilers - PPD Rained out. The game between the Fulton Railroaders and the Owensboro Oilers has been rained out.  There is no rescheduling of the game at this time.

 

 

Madisonville Pirates @ Marion Bobcats - PPD Rained out.  The game between the Madisonville Pirates and the Marion Bobcats has been rained out.  There is no rescheduling of the game at this time.


July 20, 2013

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 3, Fulton Railroaders 2. (From Hopkinsville) The Hoptown Hoppers claimed the rights to Regular Season Champions for the second year in a row as they beat out the Fulton Railroaders 3-2 Saturday night. Kyle Barbee had the start for the Hoppers and held the Railroaders to no hits through six innings.

     The Hoppers scored first in the bottom of the fourth inning off of a John Beary double and a sacrifice ground out by Seth Larue. They scored again in the fifth as Brandon Boggetto walked, stole second and third base, and was batted into home by a sac fly from Derek Ferch.

     The Railroaders evened the score in the seventh inning off of a ground rule double from Garrett O’Neill and a single from Taylor Stoulp.

     The Hoppers sealed the deal in the eighth inning with Trevor Lowe scoring off of a error. Riley Sanderson got the win for the Hoppers and Craig Caufield grabbed the save. Jake Shadix suffered the loss for the Railroaders. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 5, Owensboro Oilers 1. In 5 innings, game called for rain and complete. (From Madisonville) Madisonville and Owensboro played just enough baseball to beat the rain, and the Pirates ended up with a 5-1 victory over the Oilers. The rain came after five complete innings of play at Elmer Kelley Stadium, with the game being called at that point after a brief weather delay.

     Madisonville got the scoring started in the bottom of the first and took a 2-0 lead. Lead-off batter Alfredo Bohorquez got plunked with the first pitch of the game from Oiler starter Brent Elder, and Elder promptly walked the second batter, Ty Broady, on four pitches. After Garret Emling bunted for a base hit to load the bases with nobody out, Matt Sheneman drove in Bohorquez with a sacrifice fly to right field. Joe Tipton followed with a single, driving in Broady.

     Owensboro answered with one run in the top of the third. Brendan Reid led off the inning with a single, and Tyler Tichenor followed by reaching on a fielding error by Pirate starter Trent Benningfield. After a sacrifice bunt by Cameron Wallace advanced the runners, Dalton West doubled off the left field wall to drive in Reid.

     The Pirates bounced back with three runs in the bottom of third. Sheneman got the action started with a one-out walk. Tipton then singled, advancing Sheneman to second. Robert Veltre laid down a perfect bunt for a base hit to load the bases. Sheneman scored on a throwing error by Oiler catcher Dalton West, who tried to pick off Veltre from first base. After Gooch Greer walked, Jeremy Hyde hit a sacrifice fly to right, scoring Tipton. Austin Shives followed with a single to left, driving in Veltre. Bohorquez hit a fly ball to right to end the inning.

     Benningfield picked up the win for the Pirates, going five complete innings and allowing one run on six hits. The Pirate starter walked two and fanned one. Elder got the loss, pitching five complete innings and giving up five runs on nine hits, with three walks and two Ks.

     Madisonville stays alone in third place with a 23-19 record on the season, while the loss drops Owensboro to 19-23. The Pirates travel to Marion to face the Bobcats on Sunday, and Owensboro will host the Fulton Railroaders. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 8, Marion Bobcats 3. (From Marion) In 5 innings, game called for rain and complete.  The Bobcats fell to the Bombers Saturday 3-8 in a rain-shortened contest. The loss dropped Marion to 6-34 with only five games remaining before the postseason begins Thursday. It was the 16th consecutive loss for Marion. In fact, the Bobcats are winless this month.

     Scooter Hightower provided all of the offense for Marion, going 2-for-2 with 3 RBI. He also pitched three scoreless innings in the six-inning affair.  Box Scores Click Here.


July 19, 2013

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 2, Madisonville Pirates 1. (From Hopkinsville)  Homestanding Hoptown and Madisonville fought a defensive battle with the Hoppers coming out on top 2-1.

     Hoptown hit the scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning when Trevor Lowe led off with a walk, stole second and third and scored on a groundout to give the Hoppers a 1-0 lead.

The Hoppers scored in the bottom of the second when Seth Larue led off with a single, stole second, went to third on a fielding error and scored on a double play to give Hoptown a 2-0 lead.

Madisonville got on the scoreboard when Matt Sheneman led off with a home run to cut the Hoptown lead to 2-1.

     Madisonville got a threat going in the top of the eighth inning when Shawn Williamson walked and Joe Tipton got a bunt single. Both runners moved up on a sacrifice bunt, and Dathan Prewett was walked intentionally to load the bases. Pitcher Reese Johnson was able to strike out Garrett Emling for the second out of the inning, and coaxed a flyout from Robert Veltre to quash the threat.

Hoptown finished the game with two hits and three walks, while Madisonville had five hits and four walks.

     Henry Rowland had a double for the Hoppers, while Matt Sheneman had a solo home run and Austin Shives and Alfredo Bohorquez each had doubles for the Pirates.

     Starter Colin Lee got the win for Hoptown, allowing one run on five hits, striking out seven and walking two in seven innings. Reese Johnson pitched the eighth inning, allowing no hits, striking out one and walking one. Craig Caufield pitched the ninth inning and got the save, allowing no hits, striking out one and walking one.

     Starter Daniel Sharp took the loss for the Pirates, allowing two runs on two hits, striking out three and walking three in seven innings. Samuel Gilbert pitched the eighth inning, allowing no hits. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Fulton Railroaders 7, Dubois County Bombers 6. (From Fulton)  The Railroaders pulled it out to win in the bottom of the 9th inning off a pair of homeruns to beat the Bombers.

     The Railroaders took an early 2-0 lead after the first inning only to have the Bombers tie the game with 2 runs in the 3rd inning.  Fulton regained the lead in the 4th with 2 more runs scored.  The Bombers scored a single run in the 6th and 7th innings to tie the game agin, then took over the lead in the 8th scoring 2 two to make it 6-4 in favor of Dubois County.

     Bottom of the 9th Ramon Valdez walked to lead off.  After a fly out, Kyle Simmons came to plate and hit the first homerun for 2 RBI to tie it up.  Taylor Douglas, who had came into game to play first base and then moved to mound, stepped up and blasted a walk-off homer to win the game for Fulton.

     Kyle Simmons lead the offense for Fulton going 2 for 5, 3 RBI and one score.  Taylor Douglas was 2 of 3 with his game winning RBI homer and had a double.  For the Bombers, Shain Showers was best at the plate with 2 for 3, 2 RBI and scored once off a solo homerun.

      Fulton sent five pitchers to the mound.  Starter Colin Hatch went for 5 1/3 innings leaving the game with the Railroaders in the lead but gets no decision.  Taylor Douglas earned the win on the mound throwing the 9th inning.  

      Dubois County reliever Clint Chestnut takes the loss for the Bombers pitching the last 1 2/3 innings giving up the lead in the bottom of the 9th. 

      The regular season series between the two teams is now complete with the Railroaders taking it 5-4 games over the Bombers.   Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 7, Marion Bobcat 2. (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers won their Friday night game at home hosting the visiting Marion Bobcats by a 7-2 final score.
    The Oilers got out to a an early lead with one run in the bottom of the 1st inning. The Bobcats showed they had come to play with a tying run in the top of the 3rd inning. The game went back and forth for a time, as Owensboro pushed across a run in the bottom of the 5th inning. Marion matched up with a run in the top of the 6th inning, and as late as six complete innings, the game was tied 2-2. The Oilers claimed the lead for good with three runs in the bottom of the 7th inning and two runs in the bottom of the 8th.
    Scoring for the Oilers were: Tyler Tichenor (2), Cameron Wallace, Cody Rogers, Logan Leverett (2), and Matthew Johnson. The four Owensboro RBIs belonged to: Tichenor, Dalton West, and Stone Osborne (2).
    Scoring for the Bobcats were: Brooks Balisterri and Tyler Simmons. Marion RBIs belonged to: Paul Angel, and Scooter Hightower.
    Owensboro starter Shane Weedman pitched 8 of 9 innings for the win. Jason Jones worked a perfect 9th to close. Bobcat starter Drew Shoulders lost, but provided a quality start before the home team finally got to him.   Bo
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July 18, 2013

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 6, Marion Bobcats 2. (From Marion)  Marion managed two runs off of only four hits Thursday at Guess Field en route to a 2-6 loss to the league-leading Hoppers.
     Brooks Balisterri contributed two singles for the Bobcats (6-32). Tyler Boxwell and Paul Angel, Marion's top hitter, each drove in a run.  On the hill, Tyler Simmons took the loss for Marion, but only two of the six runs he allowed in 6 1/3 innings were earned. Scooter Hightower closed the game with 2 2/3 innings of one-hit ball.   

 

     (Game summary from Hopkinsville)  Hoptown pitchers Jake Bell and Trevor Blocker retired 12 straight batters from the fifth through the ninth innings to secure the 6-2 win at Marion Thursday night.

     Hoptown scored in the top of the first when John Beary hit a one-out single, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Seth Larue to give the Hoppers an early 1-0 lead.

     Marion tied the game in the bottom of the second when Scooter Hightower reached on an error, went to third on another fielding error and scored on a sacrifice bunt by Tyler Boxwell to tie the game at 1-1.

     The Hoppers took the lead again in the top of the third when Geordie Carlson led off with a single, stole second, went to third on an error and scored on an interference call to put Hoptown ahead 2-1.

     The Bobcats retied the game in the bottom of the third inning when Luke McDonald led off with a single and went to third on a fielding error. He scored on a single by Paul Angel to tie the game at 2-2.

     Hoptown took the lead for good in the top of the fourth when Seth Larue reached on an error and scored on a triple by Brandon Powell to put the Hoppers up 3-2.

     The Hoppers got two insurance runs in the top of the sixth when Henry Rowland led off with a walk and Seth Larue was hit by a pitch. Both runners advanced on an error, with Rowland scoring on a single by Mason Colquitt and Larue scoring on a passed ball to put Hoptown ahead 5-2.

     The Hoppers scored again in the seventh inning when Zac Carter led off with a walk, went to second on a wild pitch, stole third and scored on a passed ball for the final tally of 6-2.

     Hoptown was led at the plate by Brandon Powell, who went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run batted in, Seth Larue scored two runs for the Hoppers.

     Marion was led at the plate by Brooks Balisterri, who went 2-for-4.

     Jake Bell got the win for Hoptown, allowing two unearned runs on three hits, striking out eight and walking none in seven innings. Trevor Blocker pitched the final two innings, allowing one hit and striking out two. 

     Tyler Simmons took the loss for Marion, allowing six runs (two earned) on six hits, striking out seven and walking five in 6 1/3 innings. Scooter Hightower closed out the game for the Bobcats, allowing one hit, striking out four and walking five in 2 2/3 innings.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Fulton Railroaders 12, Madisonville Pirates 9. (From Madisonville)  Looking to inch even closer to that second first-round bye spot in next week’s Ohio Valley League playoffs, the Madisonville Tradewater Pirates fell off the pace Thursday night thanks to the Fulton Railroaders importing their home park’s home-run advantage to Elmer Kelley Stadium.

     Homers by Colton Simbeck and Taylor Douglas in the first four innings gave the Railroaders a big lead the Pirates couldn’t overcome, as Fulton won 12-9 to increase their second-place lead to 2.5 games.

     “Those three runs proved to be the difference in the game,” Pirates manager Steve Fowler said. “We didn’t get the timely hits we needed.”

     Tradewater scored four runs in the ninth to put the tying run on deck with two outs, but Joe Tipton’s groundout finally ended the 3 1/2-hour affair. Falling short was theme of the night: the Pirates had gotten back to within 5-4 in the fifth after a 5-1 deficit, only to fall back down by the tune of 12-5 by the time they were down to their last three outs.

     “These guys aren’t ready to quit,” Fowler said.

     With Fulton down 1-0 on a Matt Sheneman RBI double, Simbeck led off the third with a solo shot to left center field. Douglas gave the Railroaders the lead for good on a one-out, two-run homer to make it 3-1 in the fourth, a lead that topped out at 5-1 in the fifth when Hunter Owen took advantage of an inning-extending error and two walks to single in two runs.

     Tradewater roused itself in the bottom of the frame, as Garrett Emling doubled in a run and Alfredo Bohorquez’s sacrifice fly RBI netted two runs when the throw to the infield following the catch went out of play on the third-base side.

     But just when they had gotten the deficit down to a run at 5-4, the Pirates hit a wall. Robert Veltre flew out to left to end the fifth, and Fulton took back one of those runs back in the sixth on a Mark Skrzypiec RBI single.

     Tradewater loaded the bases with three straight two-out base runners in the bottom of the stanza, but stranded them when Dathan Prewett’s bloop into shallow center was caught.

     Fulton then put the game away in the seventh, taking advantage of a Bohorquez throwing error to second on a fielder’s choice. Owen, the next batter, made it a four-RBI night and an 8-4 game on his two-RBI double. Five batters later, Owen came home on Michael Diaz’s single into left.

     Emling homered to bring the gap back to 9-5, but Ramon Valdez put the Railroaders in double-digits, run-wise, with his eighth-inning RBI triple, kicking off a three-spot. Emling singled in a run in the ninth, scoring on an error, with the Pirates’ final runs plating on a double play and a subsequent wild pitch.

     Fulton ups its mark to 24-15, while the Pirates slip to 22-17. The Pirates play at league-leading Hoptown tonight.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 10, Owensboro Oilers 3. (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers lost their Thursday evening home game witth the visiting Dubois County Bombers by the final score of 10 to 3.
    The Bombers scored one run in top part of each of the 1st through 5th innings. Even with that, and a delay for lightning, the Oilers kept it close to that point with two runs in the bottom of the 4th inning and one run in the bottom of the 5th inning. The game was as close as 5 to 3 through five complete innings. DC added two more runs to its lead in the top of the 7th inning and three runs in the top of the 8th inning to pull away the winning margin.
    Scoring for the Bombers were: Casey Ryan (3), Dane Giesler (2), Chris Tavares (2), Jarrett Young, Hunter Serrato, and Jacob Armstrong. DC RBIs went to: Ryan (3), Eric McKibban, Andre Davis (2), Young, Serrato, Armstrong, and Shain Showers.
    Scoring for the Oilers were: Tyler Tichenor, Cameron Wallace, and Hunter Newman. Newman collected the only Owensboro RBI.
    The Bombers started pitcher Nolan Schaeffer, who worked five innings for the win. DC reliever Jonathan Williams worked four innings for a save. Owensboro starter Shawn Kahre took the home loss.  Bo
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July 17, 2013

 

Madisonville Pirates 5, Fulton Railroaders 1. In 10 innings. (From Fulton)  The Pirates came out on top to win over the Railroaders in extra innings. Third place Madisonville gained one game on second place Fulton, now only 1 /12 games behind.

     Both teams remained scoreless through five innings of play.  The Pirates score first in the 5th inning using one of three hits and a costly error for a one unearned run lead.  The Railroaders answered in the bottom of the 6th inning to tie the game with one unearned run of their own. 

     Scoring was held in check through the 9th inning.  Top of the 10th with two outs, the Pirates got a man aboard on another Railroader error with the runner finally scoring off the game winning RBI single by Joe Tipton. Two more hits produced three additional runs to give Tradewater a 5-1 lead and the final score.

     The Railroaders stranded 13 runners on base and produced 7 hits, the Pirates left 8 men on base and had 9 total hits.  Both teams committed 2 errors each.

     Tradewater starter Tyler Thomas threw for 6 innings allowing 7 hits, one unearned run, 3 walks, and had 3 strikeouts.  Taylor Burr pitched one inning in relief and Samuel Gilbert completed the final 3 innings and takes the win for Madisonville.

     Fulton's starter Garrett Ring pitched a strong game for 8 full innings giving up 5 hits, one unearned run, 2 walks, and struck out 13 batters.  Ring left the game tied and Ryan Skoubo pitched for 1 2/3 innings and pinned for 4 runs (3 earned) with 3 hits, one walk and 2 strikeouts, and was tagged for the loss.  Sean Cunningham closed out the game with the final out.

     The two teams battle again on Thursday in Madisonville.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 11, Marion Bobcats 2. (From Hopkinsville) Hoptown pitcher Cole Isom pitched a gem, striking out 12 batters over seven innings to help the Hoppers to an 11-2 win over visiting Marion.

     Five Hoppers batters scored on wild pitches.

     Marion scored in the top of the first inning when Cody Brown drew a one-out walk followed by a single by Clint Ambrosch. Both runners scored on a double by Paul Angel to put the Bobcats ahead 2-0.

     Hoptown scored in the bottom of the third inning when Zac Carter led off with a walk, stole second, took third when the throw went into center field and scored on a single by John Beary to cut the Bobcats’ lead to 2-1.

     The Hoppers took the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning when Zac Carter led off with a walk and went to second on a sacrifice bunt before Trevor Lowe was hit by a pitch. Both runners moved up two bases on a failed pickoff attempt, allowing Carter to score, and Lowe scored on a wild pitch to put Hoptown ahead 3-2.

     Hoptown tacked on four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning when Henry Rowland, Brandon Powell and Brandon Boggetto walked and Rowland and Powell scored on separate wild pitches. Zac Carter walked, and Boggetto scored on a sac fly. Carter scored on a single by Trevor Lowe, putting the Hoppers ahead 7-2.

     Hoptown scored twice in the bottom of the seventh when Seth Larue reached on a fielder’s choice and Brandon Powell hit a single. Both runners scored on separate wild pitches to give the Hoppers a 9-2 lead.

     Hoptown scored in the bottom of the eighth when Derek Ferch led off with a walk and scored when Trevor Lowe attempted a sac bunt and the throw went into the outfield. Lowe took third on an errant throw on the play and scored on a fielder’s choice to put the Hoppers ahead 11-2

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Dubois County Bombers 5, Owensboro Oilers 0. (From Dubois County)  It feels good to be back in the win column! Dubois County (18-21) snapped a five game losing streak, defeating Owensboro, 5-0. The Bombers are fighting for third place with Madisonville and Owensboro to host a playoff game.

     Pitching dominated the game until the 8th inning, the Bombers led, 1-0 and scored four runs to put the game out of reach. Three of the four runs came unearned. Jarret Young and Shane Showers delivered RBI singles in the inning. Andre Davis then came in the game in the 9th, striking out two and locking up the, 5-0 win.

     Rick Linton and Shain Showers paced the Bombers at the plate with two hits each. Linton had the only extra base hit of the game with a double and Showers singled twice and added a RBI. Hamilton Carr, who put the Bombers on top, 1-0 in the 3rd, Andre Davis, and Young had the other two hits for Dubois County.

     Bombers newcomer Brian Page started the first four innings, holding the Oilers scoreless. Page got the no decision, although, he left the game winning, the starter is required to pitch, at least, the first five innings to earn a win. Jackson White came in the game in the 5th, lasting an inning plus to pick up the win and hand the ball to Clint Chestnut. Chestnut worked around the bases loaded to get out of the 6th. Andre Davis finished the game with two strikeouts in the 9th in relief of Chestnut.   Box Scores Click Here.


July 16, 2013

 

Fulton Railroaders 10, Marion Bobcats 5. (From Marion)  The Railroaders sent Marion to its 30th loss of the season Tuesday, tying the franchise's all-time season loss total. The 6-30 Bobcats fell to Fulton 5-10 at Guess Field.   Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 14, Dubois County Bombers 3 - game 1. In 7 innings. (From Madisonville)  The Madisonville Tradewater Pirates swept a doubleheader from the Dubois County Bombers Tuesday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium. The Pirates won Game 1 in a blowout, 14-3, and then fought back late to take the nightcap, 4-2.

     In Game 1, every Pirate batter scored at least one run with the exception of Austin Shives, who failed to score but collected two RBI with two sacrifice flies. Dathan Prewett and Robert Veltre each had three RBI, and Garrett Emling and Matt Sheneman each scored three runs to lead the offensive barrage. Starter Aaron Mason picked up the win, with Chad Cox pitching the final two innings in relief to finish the game.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 4, Dubois County Bombers 2 - game 2.  In 7 innings. (From Madisonville)  In Game 2, the Bombers held the Pirates scoreless until the bottom of the fifth, when the Pirates scored three runs to overcome a 1-0 deficit and take the lead. Garrett Emling and Alfredo Bohorquez scored after a Bomber throwing error, and Matt Sheneman scored a two batters later on a sacrifice fly by Shawn Williamson.  Madisonville added one more in the sixth when Robert Veltre singled to drive in Dathan Prewett.  Pirate starter Jack Coleman earned the win, going six complete innings. CJ Schildt II came on to pitch the seventh and earned the Save.

     The doubleheader sweep lifts the Pirates to 21-17 on the season, good for third place in the current OVL standings. Madisonville remains 6.5 games behind league-leading Hopkinsville, winners of six straight games. Dubois County stays alone in fifth place at 17-21 overall, 10.5 games behind the Hoppers.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 10, Owensboro Oilers 1 - game 1.  In 7 innings. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers lost both games of a home doubleheader to the visiting Hopkinsville Hoppers. Hopkinsville seized Game 1 by a 10 to 1 final score. The Hoppers then claimed the nightcap in shutout fashion, 4 to 0.
     In Game 1, the Hoppers rode the surplus of a seven-run top of the 2nd inning. They produced individual runs in the tops of the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings. Owensboro's lone run of the twin bill came in the bottom of the the 2nd inning from Game 1.
     Scoring for the Hoppers in the first game were: Derek Ferch, John Beary (2), Seth Larue (2), Mason Colquitt, Brandon Boggetto, Zac Carter, and Trevor Lowe (2). The nine Hopkinsville RBIs went to: Ferch (3), Beary (3 -- HR), Larue, Carter and Lowe. Logan Leverett scored Owensboro's run, batted in on a RBI single by Tyler Tichenor.
     Hopkinsville starter Riley Sanderson went 7 innings for the complete game win. Owensboro starter Taylor Grisham took the loss
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Hopkinsville Hoppers 4, Owensboro Oilers 0 - game 2.  In 7 innings. (From Owensboro) In game 2, Hopkinsville scored two runs in its portion of the 3rd inning, one run in the top of the 4th, and added a final run in the top of the 7th inning. Scoring were: Boggetto (2), Chase Denton, and Kyle Barbee. The four RBIs belonged to: Lowe (2), Denton, and Barbee. Hopkinsville starter Geordie Carlson pitched 6 innings, and reliever Drew Allen pitched the last inning to save the visiting shutout Owensboro starter Christian McHatton got the loss.   Box Scores Click Here.


July 15, 2013

 

Fulton Railroaders 8 , Madisonville Pirates 4. (From Fulton)  The Railroaders picked up a half game in the standing winning over the Pirates 8-4 on Monday. Fulton is now 3 1/2 games behind first place Hoptown and 3 games ahead of third place Madisonville.

     Both teams remained scoreless through 4 1/2 innings until the Railroaders broke out in the bottom of the 5th with five runs on four hits and one Pirate error.  A Matt Skrzpiec 2 RBI double and a Ramon Valdez 2 run homer highlighted the half inning of play.

     The Pirates answer in the top of the 6th inning with a Ty Broady 3 RBI homerun to make the score 5-3 still in Fulton's favor.

     The Railroaders regained their five run lead in the 7th inning.  A RBI single by Michael Diaz, sacrifice fly by Matt Skrzpiec and a RBI double by Taylor Douglas gave Fulton an 8-3 edge.

     Madisonville got their final run in the 9th inning from a solo homerun by Alfredo Bohorquez, but it was too little to late..

     Fulton's starter Brandon Diaz earned the win pitching 5 2/3 innings. Diaz pitched perfect ball through 5 innings, retiring the sides until the top of 6th, giving up three hits and the 3 RBI homer.  He struck out 7 and walked 3 batters. Jake Shadix was called in for relief and finished the final 3 1/3 innings for a Save.  Shadix gave up 3 hits, one earned run, walked no one and had 3 strikeouts. 

     Mason Roof takes the loss for Tradewater throwing for 6 innings allowing 6 hits, 5 runs (4 earned), one walk and strikeouts 4 at the plate. Taylor Burr completed the final 2 innings and tagged for 5 hits, 3 runs and 2 walks with no strikeouts.  

     The two teams meet again on Wednesday in Fulton.   Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 12, Marion Bobcats 9. (From Marion)  In 12 innings.  The Bobcats fell 9-12 in 12 innings Monday to Owensboro at Guess Field.  Box Scores Click Here.


July 14, 2013

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 18, Owensboro Oilers 8. (From Hopkinsville)  Hoptown scored five runs in the first inning and five in the second to get the 18-8 win over visiting Owensboro.

     Owensboro scored in the top of the first inning when Tyler Tichenor led off with a walk, went to second on a groundout and scored on a single by Christian McHatton, with McHatton going to second on the play. An infield single by Hunter Newman moved McHatton to third, and he scored on a single by Austin Edge to put the Oilers ahead 2-0.

Hoptown scored bit in the bottom of the first when Mitch Huckabay and John Beary were hit by a pitch and Brad Sevenish hit into a failed fielder’s choice. Huckabay scored when Brandon Powell walked, Beary scored when Seth Larue walked and Sevenish scored when Brandon Boggetto walked. Powell scored on a sacrifice fly and Larue scored a single by Zac Carter to give the Hoppers a 5-2 lead.

     Owensboro got a run back in the top of the second when Dalton West led off with a single and went to second on a failed fielder’s choice. He went to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a single by Tyler Tichenor to cut the Hoptown lead to 5-3.

Hoptown scored five more in the bottom of the second inning when, with two outs, Brad Sevenish was hit by a pitch and Brandon Powell hit a single. They advanced a base on a passed ball, and Sevenish scored on a balk, moving Powell to third. Seth Larue walked and went to second on a passed ball, and Powell and Larue scored on a single by Brandon Boggetto, who went to second on the throw. Boggetto went to third on a single by Trevor Lowe, and Boggetto took home as part of a double-steal. Lowe scored on a single by Zac Carter, giving the Hoppers a 10-3 lead.

     Owensboro scored in the top of the third when Hunter Newman led off with a single and went to second when Austin Edge walked. Logan Leverett reached on a fielder’s choice, moving Newman to third, and Newman scored on a single by Dalton West. Leverett went to third on a fielder’s choice play by Matthew Johnson and scored on a double by Taylor Matthews. Johnson scored on a bunt single by Tyler Tichenor, cutting the Hoppers’ lead to 10-6.

The Hoppers added four in the fourth when Brandon Powell led off with a walk and Seth Larue doubled him to third. Brandon Boggetto was hit by a pitch to load the bases, and Zac Carter unloaded them with a grand slam home run, giving Hoptown a 14-6 lead.

     Owensboro scored again the the top of the fifth inning when Taylor Matthews hit a one-out double and scored on a single by Cameron Wallace to cut the Hoptown lead to 14-7.

Hoptown tacked two unearned runs in the bottom of the fifth inning when John Beary and Brad Sevenish each reached on errors and Brandon Powell walked to load the bases. Beary scored on a groundout and Sevenish scored on a sac fly to give the Hoppers a 16-7 lead.

Owensboro put another run on the board inn the top of the eighth inning when Hunter Newman led off with a single, went to second on a groundout, went to third on a single by Stone Osborne and scored on a single by Dalton West to trim the Hoptown lead to 16-8.

     Hoptown added two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning when Geordie Carlson led off with a walk and Kyle Barbee singled him to second. Derek Ferch’s single loaded the bases, and Carlson scored on a double play. Barbee scored on a double by Henry Rowland to put the Hoppers ahead 18-8.

     Hoptown was led at the plate by Zac Carter, who went 3-for-4 with a grand slam home run, a run scored and six runs batted in. Henry Rowland went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI, and Derek Ferch went 2-for-4. Brad Sevenish and Brandon Powell each scored three runs for the Hoppers, and Seth Larue had three runs, two RBIs and a double. Brandon Boggetto had two runs and four RBIs.

     For Owensboro, Hunter Newman went 5-for-6 with two doubles and two runs, while Dalton West went 3-for-5 with a run and two RBIs. Taylor Matthews went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run and an RBI, Christian McHatton went 2-for-6 with a double, a run and an RBI, and Austin Edge went 2-for-2 with an RBI. Tyler Tichenor went 2-for-5 with a run and two RBIs for the Oilers.

     On the mound, Ryan Mosby got the win, allowing seven runs (six earned) on 13 hits, striking out one and walking two in five innings. Trevor Blocker got the save, allowing one run on six hits, striking out two and walking one in four innings.

     For Owensboro, Kyle Schneider took the loss, allowing 10 runs on five hits, striking out one and walking five in two innings. Schneider threw 81 pitches in those two innings. Austin Brunk came on in the third, allowing four runs on two hits, striking out one and walking one in two innings. Shawn Kahre closed out the game for the Oilers, allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits, striking out two and walking three in four innings.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 4, Dubois County Bombers 3. (From Dubois County)  The Madisonville-Tradewater Pirates swiped another one run ball game from the Dubois County Bombers, winning, 4-3 on Sunday night. The Pirates most recently won in Huntingburg back on the 4th of July by one run. The Bombers now drop to (17-19) on the season and have dropped eleven one run contests on the season.

     The Bombers were the first to score, in the 2nd inning, Andre Davis led off with a single, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and after being batted over to third, scored on another wild pitch. Dubois County took a slim, 1-0 lead all the way into the 6th, as the Pirates scored a run to knot the game at, 1-1. Garrett Emling scored Robert Veltre with an RBI single in the 6th for the Pirates.

     Back to back walks started a 7th inning rally in which the Pirates scored three runs to open the game, 4-1. Robert Veltre struck the Bombers with a 2 RBI double and Alfredo Bohorquez added a RBI single in the 7th for the Pirates. Dubois County decreased the margin to, 4-2 entering the 9th off a Andre Davis RBI single and threatened again in the final frame. Rick Linton roped a double into the gap to start the 9th for the Bombers and was brought home in the next at bat by Dane Giesler’s RBI single. The rally continued with the Bombers loading the bases for RBI machine Andre Davis with two outs but Davis’ line drive found the center fielder’s glove to end the game, 4-3 Pirates.

     Matt DeMeo earned the win, who came in the game in the 6th inning for starter Trent Benningfield. DeMeo worked into the 9th until he was relieved by Samuel Gilbert, who worked around a bases loaded jam to pick up the save. Kyle Briner took a tough loss for the Bombers tonight. He pitched the first six plus innings and came out with two runners on base. Thos runners came around to score in the 6th and handed Briner the tough loss. Beau Bowen threw the final two of a third innings for Dubois County.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

 

Marion Bobcats @ Fulton Railroaders - PPD Rain. (From Fulton)  Tonight's game has been rained out.  The game has been rescheduled for Monday, July 22 in Fulton with a 7:00 pm start..

 


July 13, 2013

 

Fulton Railroaders 4, Owensboro Oilers 2. (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers were overcome in a loss at home Saturday night to the visiting Fulton Railroaders. The final score was 4-2 in Fulton's favor.
    Owensboro scored first with one run in the bottom of the 1st inning. Leadoff hitter Tyler Tichenor walked, and was sacrificed over to second base. Tichenor stole third base and scored on a two-out RBI triple from Hunter Newman.
    The 1-0 Oilers lead held up until the Railroaders scored one run in the top of the 6th inning. That run came by way of a solo RBI home run from Colton Simbeck  Fulton took the lead with two runs in the top of the 7th inning. Ramon Valdez led off with a walk. He came all the way around to score as Taylor Douglas followed with a RBI double. One out later a RBI single by Kyle Simmons scored Douglas. The Railroaders added one more run in the top of the 8th inning. With one away, Michael Diaz singled. Consecutive walks to following batters loaded the bases. Diaz scored from third on an error that put Douglas on base before a double play ended the frame. The Railroader advantage was 4 to 1.
    Owensboro managed to rally for one more run in the bottom of the 9th inning. Newman led of with a walk. Austin Edge and Dalton West singled back to back to load the bases. Newman scored as Logan Leverett grounded into a double play, then a strikeout ended the game.
    Fulton starter Isaac Behme went eight innings for the win, Caleb Shelly pitched the ninth for a save.  Owensboro starter Cameron Wallace took the loss.  Bo
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Hopkinsville Hoppers 7, Dubois County Bombers 4. (From Hopkinsville)  Host Hoptown Hoppers snagged a win tonight against the visiting Dubois County Bombers, 7-4.

     Henry Rowland scored first for the Hoppers tonight off of a Brandon Powell single at the bottom of the third. The Hoppers really got it going in the bottom of the fourth with four runs batted in off of a single by  Geordie Carlson and doubles by Mitch Huckabay and Henry Rowland.

     The Bombers started heating up in the seventh with four runs batted in off two hits by Andre Davis and Dane Geisler, but it was not good enough to win the ball game.

     Pitcher Kyle Barbee grabbed the win for the hoppers with three strike-outs and one walk. Reese Johnson got the save with two strikeouts and no earned runs. Jackson White had the loss for the Bombers.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 9, Marion Bobcats 0 - Forfeit. (From Madisonville)  The Madisonville Tradewater Pirates swept a two-game home/home series with the Marion Bobcats this weekend. The Pirates traveled to Marion on Friday night and took the first game of the series, 19-4. 

     The Bobcats made the return trip to Madisonville on Saturday, and the Pirates completed the sweep with a 14-2 victory. The game ended by mutual agreement of the head coaches after five 1/2 innings.

     With two straight wins, the Pirates raise their record to 18-16 and remain six games behind the red-hot Hoptown Hoppers (24-10). Madisonville travels north across the Ohio River on Sunday to face the Dubois County Bombers at Huntingburg. The game gets underway at 7 pm EASTERN (6 pm Central).  Box Scores Click Here.


July 12, 2013

 

Fulton Railroaders 5, Owensboro Oilers 2. (From Fulton)  The Railroaders' victory over the Oilers on Friday resumes their pace on first place Hoptown, remaining 3 1/2 games behind the Hoppers who won over the DC Bombers.  Owensboro slipped one game further at 6 games back, and now tied with Madisonville in third as the Pirates win beating up the Bobcats.

     Fulton scored three runs in the first inning; one from Oiler error and balk followed by a two RBI homerun by Ramon Valdez.  Both teams remained scoreless through the sixth inning.

     Top of the seventh; the Oilers finally closed to within one after Hunter Newman lead off with a double and Ian Foegi hit a two run homerun.  The Railroaders answered and added two more runs in the bottom half of the seventh.  Kyle Simmons doubled to start the inning, batted to third and scored on a wild pitch.  Taylor Douglas added another with a sacrifice fly scoring Hunter Owen on third who had singled and advance on two wild pitches. The scoring completed at 5-2.

     Starter Colin Hatch earned his 3rd win going 7 innings allowing 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 3 walks and striking out 9 at the plate. Sean Cunningham threw the eighth and Caleb Shelley finished the ninth picking up his 7th Save on the season.

     Shane Weedman takes the loss and pitched a good 6 innings, giving up 5 hits, tagged for 5 runs (one unearned), walked 2 and had 8 strikeouts.  Jason Jones completed the final two innings for Owensboro.

     The two teams meet again on Saturday in Owensboro for a second game.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 9, Dubois County Bombers 3. (From Dubois County)  Bombers drop tonight’s contest, 9-3 to the visiting Hoptown Hoppers. The loss snaps a Dubois County win streak that was at three games coming into the game.

     Hoptown lit up the scoreboard very early, scoring three runs in the first inning and adding another run in the 2nd inning. The Bombers came back in the bottom of the 1st scoring on Bo Ausmus’ RBI single but Hoptown limited them to only one run in the inning. Then in the 7th the visitors added two more runs to extend the lead to five runs and scored a solo run in the 9th to finish off the Bombers, 9-3. The Hoppers out hit the Bombers fifteen to seven and the Bombers also stranded nine runners for the game.

     Jake Bell earned the win for the Hoppers, throwing the first six innings, limiting the Bombers to an unearned run off four hits and five strike outs against three walks. It was AJ Vasquez taking the loss for the Bombers, throwing four innings and striking out four. Bell was relieved by Geordie Carlson’s three innings of work, which turned into a three inning save for Carlson who struck out four and gave up only one earned run. Jonathan Williams and Cody Morris finished the game for the Bombers, both pitchers struck out two batters for the game.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 19, Marion Bobcats 4. (From Marion)  Friday saw the Bobcats fall for the ninth straight game—a 4-19 loss to Madisonville at Guess Field. Marion (6-27) has allowed 59 runs in the last five games during the losing streak.
     The Bobcats' offense put together nine hits.  Paul Angel was 3-for-5 with an RBI, Tyler Bonaventure was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Brooks Ballisterri was 2-for-4, including a double with a run scored.  Scooter Hightower and Tyler Odom each added a single.  Bo
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July 11, 2013

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 9, Fulton Railroaders 8. (From Hopkinsville)  A grand slam home run in the bottom of the eighth inning was just enough to give homestanding Hoptown the 9-8 win over Fulton.

     Fulton led off the game with a run in the top of the first inning when Cody Burton led off and got hit by a pitch. He stole second and took third on the errant catcher’s throw, scoring on a wild pitch to give the Railroaders an early 1-0 lead.

     Fulton scored again in the top of the second when Taylor Douglas reached with a walk, Kyle Simmons was hit by a pitch and Hunter Owen reached on a fielder’s choice. Douglas scored on a groundout, giving the Railroaders a 2-0 lead.

     Fulton scored two runs in the third inning when Matt Skrzypiec was hit by a pitch, went to second on a walk to Michael Sillyman and scored on a single by Garret O’Neill, moving Sillyman to second. Taylor Douglas walked to load the bases and Sillyman scored on a groundout to give the Railroaders a 4-0 lead.

     Hoptown got both runs back in the bottom of the third inning when Zac Carter led off with a single and scored on a two-run shot by Mitch Huckabay to cut the Fulton lead to 4-2.

     Hoptown took the lead in the bottom of the fifth when Trevor Lowe led off with a single and went to second on a sac bunt. Mitch Huckabay walked, and Lowe scored on a two-error play in John Beary’s at-bat, moving Huckabay to third. Huckabay scored on a bunt single by Bead Sevenish, and Brandon Powell’s single scored Beary to give the Hoppers a 5-4 lead.

     Fulton responded in the top of the sixth inning when Kyle Simmons led off with a single and went to third when Hunter Owen reached on a fielder’s choice. Cody Burton’s single scored Simmons, and Owen scored on a passed ball to give the Railroaders a 6-5 lead.

     Fulton extended its lead in the eighth inning when Hunter Owen was hit by a pitch and went to second on a sac bunt. Michael Diaz reached on a two-base error, scoring Owen, and Diaz scored on a double by Ramon Valdez to give the Railroaders an 8-5 lead.

     Hoptown retook the lead in the bottom of the eighth when Brandon Powell led off with a single and Seth Larue and Brandon Boggetto each walked to load the bases. Trevor Lowe then pounded a grand slam home run over the left-field wall to put the Hoppers ahead 9-8.

     Hoptown was led at the plate by Trevor Lowe, who went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and four runs batted in; Mitch Huckabay, who went 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs and two RBIs; and Brandon Powell, who went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs.

     Fulton was led by Ramon Valdez, who went 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI, and Kyle Simmons, who went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Cody Burton had two RBIs for the Railroaders.

     Kyle Barbee got the win for the Hoppers in relief, allowing two unearned runs on four hits, striking out two and walking none in two innings. Jake Bell got the save, coming on in the ninth inning and striking out one. Dustin Tuck started for Hoptown, allowing four runs (three earned) on one hit, striking out two and walking four in three innings. Reese Johnson came on in the fourth inning, allowing one hit and striking out two in two innings. Trevor Blocker pitched the sixth inning, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits in one inning.

     Caleb Shelley took the loss for the Railroaders, allowing one run on one hit, walking one in one inning. Thomas Huddleston started for Fulton, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits, striking out three and walking two in 4 1/3 innings. Ryan Skoubo came on  in the fifth inning, allowing three runs on two hits, striking out one and walking three in 2 2/3 innings.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 6, Madisonville Pirates 4.  (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers preserved enough of a large starting lead to win their Thursday night home game over the guest Madisonville Tradewater Pirates. The final score was 6 to 4 in Owensboro's favor.
     The Oilers scored first with one run in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Tyler Shewmaker led off by reaching on an error. He moved around to third base on a walk and fielder's choice by consecutive batters. An RBI groundout by Cameron Wallace plated Shewmaker from third base. Owensboro added five runs in the bottom of the 4th inning. Austin Edge led off hit by a pitch. Hunter Newman singled and Taylor Matthews reached on a bunt to load the bases. Logan Leverett followed with an RBI walk, scoring Edge. Shewmaker delivered a 2-RBI single that brought in Newman and Matthews. Brenden Reid walked to load the bases again. Tyler Tichenor RBI singled, getting Leverett in. With the bases still jammed, Wallace RBI walked to plate Shewmaker before a pop out and a live drive-turned double play closed the frame. After 4 innings the Oilers led 6 to 0.
     Madisonville got right back in the game with three runs in the top of the 5th inning. Garrett Emling led off with a single and Shawn Williamson bunted his way aboard. Cody White reached on an error that allowed Emling to score, and moved Williamson to third base. Williamson scored on a RBI sacrifice fly by Joe Tipton. Ty Broady followed with a RBI groundout for White's run. The Pirates rally made the game 6 to 3. Madisonville scored one more run in the top of the 8th inning. With one out, Robert Veltre walked. An out later, another walk pushed Veltre to second base. He scored on a RBI single from Emling. The score closed to a 6-4 home advantage, but got no closer than that.
     Starter Bo Lewington picked up the Owensboro win. Edwin Reyes got the save. Starter Tyler Thomas took the Madisonville loss.  Bo
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Dubois County Bombers 10, Marion Bobcats 2.  (From Marion)  For the fourth straight game, Marion gave up 10 runs Thursday en route to a loss. For the second consecutive night, it was Dubois County that took advantage of Bobcat pitching, earning a 10-2 win at Guess Field. The Bobcats fell to 6-26. The Bombers climbed to fourth in the standings with the victory.
     At the plate for Marion, Tyler Bonaventure was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Cody Brown, Paul Angel, Joe Tourville and Tyler Boxwell each contributed singles.
     On the hill, Tyler Mitchell of Dubois County pitched five innings for the win, while Tyler Simmons gave up nine runs in the same five innings, taking the loss for Marion. In relief, Blake Thomas threw for three innings, allowing only one Bombers run to cross the plate. Scooter Hightower closed the game with a scoreless inning.  Click Here.


July 10, 2013

 

Fulton Railroaders 7, Hopkinsville Hoppers 2.  (From Fulton)  The Railroaders ended Hoptown's six game winning streak beating the Hoppers with a 7-2 score. Second place Fulton regained a game lost the night before.  First place Hoptown is now 2 1/2 games ahead of Fulton who leads the season series between the two at 4-3.  Two games remain between the two teams with one on tomorrow, Thursday, in Hopkinsville.

     The Hoppers took a short lived lead in the first inning off a Brad Sevenish solo homerun  Sevenish led Hoptowns' offense going 3 for 4 and scored both Hopper runs.  Brandon Powell was 2 of 4 and had the RBI driving in Sevenish in the top of the ninth.

     For Fulton; scoring tied the game with one run in the first, and two more runs in the second gave them a 3-1 lead.  The Railroaders extended their lead in the fourth inning when Michael Diaz hit a 3 RBI homer. Diaz was 2 for 5 at the plate with 4 RBI and one score.  The final Fulton score occurred in the fifth as Taylor Douglas hit a solo shot over the left/center wall for his 5th homer on the year. Douglas went 3 for 4, an RBI and one score.

     Starter and winning pitcher Garrett Ring completed eight full innings giving up 6 hits, one run, two walks and had only one strikeout. Ring is now 4-1 on the season.  Brandon Diaz finished off the ninth with two hits allowed, one unearned run and two strikeouts.

     Hoptown starter Cole Isom takes the loss throwing for 5 innings and was hit 10 times for seven runs (one unearned), walked only one and struck out five.  Kyle Barbee for two innings and Jake Bell for one finished the game holding the Railroaders scoreless for the final three innings.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 10, Marion Bobcats 6.  (From Dubois County)  The Dubois County Bombers extend their winning streak to two games and also return to .500 (16-16) on the season after beating Marion, 10-6. The Bombers entered the game in 5th place, three games behind 2nd place Fulton.

     Casey Ryan, Bo Ausmus, Andre Davis and Shain Showers led the Bomber hitting attack en route to eleven hits for the game. Ryan finished, 3-4 with a double and two bunt singles. Davis supplied only one hit but drove in three to have 3 RBI for the game, while Ausmus and Showers got on base twice with two hits each. Ausmus’ hits were doubles that drove in a pair of runs.

     Michael Paisley earned the win for the Bombers on the mound tonight, pitching five innings. Paisley gave up three runs, only one was earned, struck out two and walked three. Jackson White came in for Paisley, he struck out three batters in only an inning and a third of work. Clint Chestnut finished the last two and three thirds, scattering two hits, giving up one earned run and striking out a batter.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 9, Owensboro Oilers 8.  (From Greenville)  Madisonville fought off a furious rally by Owensboro in the top of the 9th to beat the Oilers, 9-8, tonight in Greenville, Kentucky.  Owensboro outhit the Pirates, 10-9, but the Oilers also committed four costly errors in defeat.

     Madisonville took an early 2-0 advantage after three innings but saw Owensboro battle back to take a 3-2 lead after five innings of play.  The Pirates drew even at 3-3 after six before Owensboro reclaimed the lead with one run in the top of the seventh.  Madisonville seemed to put the game away, scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh and two more in the bottom of the eighth.  Down 9-4 heading into the top of the ninth, Owensboro rallied to score four runs before Madisonville finally closed the game out.

     Gooch Greer (2-4, 2 RBI) led Madisonville at the plate, with Ty Broady (1-1, 3 R), Matt Sheneman (2-4, 2 R, 1 RBI), Robert Veltre (1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI), Dathan Prewett (2-3, 1 R), Joe Tipton (1-5, 1 R), Cody White (0-4, 1 RBI), and Garrett Emiling (0-3, 1 R, 1 RBI) all getting in the scoring action.

     Madisonville starter Aaron Mason pitched six innings, allowing three runs on six hits with one walk and five strikeouts. Josh Drake came on to pitch two innings before giving way to Kyle DeMeo after walking the first two batters in the top of the ninth.  Drake picks up the win, his second of the season.

     For Owensboro, Taylor Matthews scored three runs and went 3-4 at the plate, Tyler Tichenor went 1-4 with one RBI and two runs scored, and Cameron Wallace had two RBI, scored a run, and went 2-5 at the plate.  Brent Elder, who came on in relief of starter Taylor Grisham, took the loss for the Oilers.

      The combination of the Madisonville win and Owensboro loss gives both teams a 16-15 record, good for a tie for third place in the OVL standings. Despite a loss in Fulton Wednesday night, Hopkinsville stays in first place with a 21-10 overall record.

     Madisonville travels to Owensboro on Thursday night, with Tyler Thomas scheduled to get the start for the Pirates.  Box Scores Click Here.


July 9, 2013

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 10, Madisonville Pirates 0.  (From Hopkinsville)  The Hoptown Hoppers got the best of the Madisonville Tradewater Pirates Tuesday night, shutting them out 10-0 with the help of starting pitcher Riley Sanderson.

     The Hoppers scored in the bottom of the first after Matt McGowan stole home off a wild pitch by Madisonville’s starter Samuel Gilbert, and never looked back. 

     In the bottom of the second, the Hoppers scored again off a line drive double by Trevor Lowe. The next inning Hoptown racked up six more runs off doubles by Henry Rowland, Brandon Boggetto, and Matt McGowan. 

     The Pirates had their only hit in the fourth, when Matt Sheneman singled to lead off the inning.

The Hoppers scored two more runs in the bottom of the fourth off a double by Brandon Powell and a single from Derek Ferch.

     Riley Sanderson grabbed the win for the Hoppers with five strike-outs and four walks. Samuel Gilbert suffered the loss for the Pirates..  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 11, Fulton Railroaders 9.  (From Fulton)  The Railroaders (18-13) fell to the Bombers (15-16) in a close battle throughout their game on Tuesday.  Fulton drops back another game on league leading Hoppers who beat the Pirates, and now ahead 3 1/2 games over the Railroaders.  

     Both teams marked up 12 hits each with Fulton giving up 3 unearned runs and DC allowing 4 unearned.  The Bombers stranded 5 men and the Railroaders left 8 on base.

     The Bombers struck in the first inning scoring 4 off 4 hits, an error and a wild pitch. The Railroaders answered in the second inning with 5 runs from 5 hits, an error plus a wild pitch. Fulton extended their lead by one in the fourth.

     Both teams put up 2 runs in the 5th to bring the score 8-6 in favor of Fulton. The Railroaders' scoring came from a Cody Burton 2 RBI homer who went 2 of 5, had 3 RBI and scored twice.

     The Bombers when to work in the seventh inning blasting over 5 runs.  Andre Davis had a 2 RBI single and Shain Showers added a base clearing 3 RBI double with two outs.  

     Kyle Simmons punched out Fulton's last answered run with a leadoff solo home run in the bottom half of the seventh. Simmons was 3 of 4 on the evening and scored twice.  

     Jonathan Williams earned the win on the mound for DC in relief starter Kyle Briner.  Williams threw for the final 5 innings giving up only 3 hits and 3 earned runs, he walked 3 and had 4 strikeouts.  

     Taking the loss for Fulton Jake Shadix, also in relief, for 1 2/3 innings of work allowing 5 earned runs on 4 hits, walking one and 2 strikeouts. Railroader starter Taylor Douglas labored for 5 innings leaving Fulton ahead by 2 runs.  Ryan Skoubo was called in to hold the Bombers scoreless for the final 2 1/3 innings and did not allow a hit.   Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 10, Marion Bobcats 7.  (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers prevailed in a drawn out game Tuesday evening with the visiting Marion Bobcats. The home team won it 10 to 7.
     Marion scored first with two runs in the top of the 1st inning. Cody Brown led off with an inside the park home run, driving himself in. One out later Clint Ambrosch singled, then eventually scored when Tyler Odom reached on an error.
     Owensboro answered with a run in the bottom of the 1st. Tyler Tichenor led off with a single, then stole both second and third bases. He scored one out later on a RBI sacrifice fly by Logan Leverett.
     The Bobcats made it 3-1 by adding one run in the top of the 2nd inning.. Aaron King singled to begin the frame. He scored with one out  on a RBI fielder's choice by Ambrosch.
     The Oilers tied things up at 3 with single runs in the bottom of the 3rd and 4th innings. In the 3rd, Cameron Wallace reached on an error and scored on a RBI single by Logan Leverett. In the 4th, Dalton West walked and eventually scored on a RBI sacrifice fly by Christian McHatton. After the 4th inning the game was tied 3 to 3.
     The game turned on the 5th inning. Marion pushed across a go-ahead run in the top half. Paul Angel reached on a fielder's choice. He stationed the bases on a wild pitch, a single, and a RBI sacrifice fly by Odom.
     Owensboro responded with six runs in the bottom half. Cody Rogers and Hunter Newman walked back to back to start off. Austin Edge followed with a RBI single. scoring Rogers. Stone Osborne walked to load the bases with nobody out. A strikeout and an infield pop risked letting a big inning escape. Then Cameron Wallace RBI walked to plate Newman, keeping the bases loaded. McHatton returned to bat and slugged a grand slam 4-RBI home run out over the left field wall. At the end of the 5th inning the Oilers led 9 to 4.
     The Bobcats put together one run each in their portions of the 6th, 7th, and 8th innings. In the 6th, Brown was hit by a pitch. He stole second base and moved to third base on an error that put Brooks Ballisterri aboard. The two runners launched a double steal and Brown came across before the trail runner was tagged out.. The 7th inning saw a one-out single from Angel, scoring with two outs on a RBI double from Odom. Finally, in the top of the 8th. Joe Tourville singled with one away, and he stole second base. Tourville scored on a RBI single by Balisterri.
     The Oilers closed out the offense with one insurance run in the bottom of the 8th inning. Wallace led off with a double, and went to third base on a wild pitch. He scored on a RBI sacrifice fly by Leverett.
     After 8 innings complete the score was 10-7 for the Oilers, and so it remained.
     Christian McHatton added to his outstanding night at the plate as the Oilers starting pitcher. He worked 7 innings, and struck out as many hitters in qualifying for his first Oilers win. Matt Theiss and Edwin Reyes followed in relief -- Reyes getting a save. Bobcat reliever David Herrera took the loss.  Bo
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July 8, 2013

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 4, Owensboro Oilers 3.  (From Hopkinsville)  In a game that featured more errors than runs scored, the Hoptown Hoppers beat visiting Owensboro 4-3 in an exciting last inning.

     Hoptown got on the scoreboard first in the bottom of the third inning when Mitch Huckabay drew a two-out walk, went to third on a single by John Beary and took home as part of a double-steal to give the Hoppers a 1-0 lead.

     Hoptown struck again with two unearned runs in the bottom of the seventh when Zac Carter reached on an error, went to second on a bunt single by Derek Ferch. A sacrifice bunt moved the runners up a base, and John Beary was walked intentionally to load the bases. Carter scored on a wild pitch and Ferch scored on a fielder’s choice to give the Hoppers a 3-1 lead.

     Owensboro got those runs back in the top of the eighth inning when Logan Leverett reached on an error and took second on a wild pitch. Cody Rogers reached on a two-out walk and Hunter Newman walked to load the bases. Austin Edge singled in Leverett and Rogers scored on a fielding error to narrow the Hoppers’ lead to 3-2.

The Oilers tied the score in the top of the ninth inning when Tyler Tichenor led off with a single and went to second on a sac bunt, scoring on a throwing error to tie the game at 3-3.

     The Hoppers won the gamewhen John Beary led off the bottom of the ninth with a single. Seth Larue laid down a sacrifice bunt, but no one was covering third base, allowing Beary to advance to third. Oilers reliever Edwin Reyes tried to pick Beary off, but the throw went wild and Beary scored the winning run.

     For the Hoppers, John Beary went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Henry Rowland went 2-for-3 with a double.

     Owensboro was paced by Tyler Tichenor, who went 2-for-5 with a run, and Austin Edge, who went 2-for-3 with a run batted in.

     Trevor Blocker got the win in relief for the Hoppers, allowing two unearned runs on two hits, striking out one and walking two in 1 1/3 innings. Geordie Carlson started for Hoptown, allowing no runs on three hits, striking out five and walking four in seven innings. Mason Colquitt came on in the eighth inning, allowing one unearned run on no hits and striking out two in two-thirds of an inning.

     Edwin Reyes took the loss for Owensboro, allowing one unearned run on two hits, striking out one and walking one in 1 2/3 innings. Cameron Wallace started for the Oilers, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits, striking out one and walking four in 6 2/3 innings.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 10, Marion Bobcats 1.  (From Marion)  Marion generated only two hits and committed three errors in a 1-10 loss Monday to Madisonville at Guess Field. The Pirates, meantime, put together 15 hits, including two doubles, two triples and a home run.
     The loss was the fifth in a row for the last-place Bobcats (6-23), dropping them 14 games behind first-place Hoptown and 7.5 games behind fifth-place Dubois County. Marion has only 14 scheduled regular season games remaining in the 2013 season.
     At the plate Monday, Paul Angel and Jarrett Rice were the only two Bobcats to touch Madisonville pitching for a hit. Rice scored the lone run of the game for Marion.  Bo
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July 7, 2013

 

Fulton Railroaders 8, Dubois County Bombers 3.  (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers (14-16) couldn’t snap a three game losing streak on Sunday night, losing to visiting and 2nd place Fulton Railroaders (18-12,) 8-3, extending the losing streak to four games.

     Bo Ausmus hit a line drive, sac fly in the top of the 1st to give the Bombers the early, 1-0 lead. The Bombers responded again in the 4th. Dane Giesler’s double set up Rick Linton’s RBI single up the middle to put Dubois County ahead, 2-0. It wasn’t until the 5th inning that Fulton got on the scoreboard. That’s when Taylor Douglas decreased the Bombers’ lead to, 2-1. 

     The 6th inning was one the Bombers would like to have a mulligan on. Fulton tortured Dubois County for six runs in the inning off four hits, two of those being doubles. It was Ramon Valdez who delivered the big hit for the Railroaders in the inning. A bases clearing, 3 RBI double that just stayed inside the first base bag. 

     Fulton added one more run in the 7th, then coasted the rest of the way before dodging a two out rally from the Bombers in the 9th to win, 8-3. Dubois County was out hit in the contest, nine to six and committed more errors than the Railroaders. Fulton committed their only error in the bottom of the 9th to allow the Bombers’ two out rally to stay alive. 

     Sean Cunningham started for the winning Railroaders, pitching six innings and giving up two earned runs and striking out three batters in a winning effort. He was relieved by Isaac Behme, Ryan Skoubo, Tyler Saltsman and Tyler Shelley. Shelley worked out of the 9th inning jam to earn the save as the Bombers had bases loaded and the tying run on deck. Connor Strain pitched five innings for Dubois County, taking the loss after giving up six runs, three of which came unearned. Strain struck out five Fulton batters.

     There was not a Bomber to register more than a single hit on the night but the Bombers did manufacture one extra base hit. Dane Giesler hit a RBI double to lead the offense. Hamilton Carr, Kyle Schwinghamer, Eric McKibban, Rick Linton, and Jacob Armstrong rounded out the offense with a single each. Three Fulton players finished the game with two hits, Cody Burton, Matt Skrzypiec and Ramon Valdez. Ramon Valdez also drove home three runs. While Burton, Douglas, Michael Sillyman, and Garret O’Neill each had a RBI for the game.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 12, Madisonville Pirates 0.  (From Madisonville)  The first place Hoptown Hoppers sunk the Madisonville Pirates tonight at Elmer Kelley Stadium, 12-0.  Hoptown pounded out fifteen hits against only six for the Pirates.

     Kyle Barbee pitched a complete game shutout to get the Win for the Hoppers. Pirate starter CJ Schildt left the game in the fifth inning and took the Loss.  Relievers Tyler Thomas and Kyle DeMeo also saw action on the mound for the Pirates, with DeMeo pitching 3.33 scoreless innings to finish the game.

     At the plate, the Hoppers were led by Trevor Lowe (3-4, 2 R, 2 RBI), Brad Sevenish (3-4, 1 R, 2 RBI), and Brandon Powell (2-5, 1 R, 2 RBI).  Matt McGowan and Zac Carter chipped in, scoring two runs each.

     Ty Broady went 2-3 for Madisonville, with Joe Tipton, Dathan Prewett, Matt Sheneman, and Shawn Williamson each getting a base hit.

The win extends Hoptown's record to 19-9, and the Pirates fall back to .500 on the season at 14-14.

     The Pirates are back in action on Monday night in Marion to make up a game previously cancelled due to rain out. The game gets underway at 7pm Central.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 6, Marion Bobcats 4.  (From Marion)  Marion fell to 13 games out of first place Sunday on the heels of a 4-6 loss to Owensboro with just 14 more days until the regular season ends for all Ohio Valley League teams. The loss was the Bobcats' fourth consecutive.  Box Scores Click Here.


July 6, 2013

 

Owensboro Oilers 9, Dubois County Bombers 8.  The Owensboro Oilers sprang out to a huge lead, then edged out the visiting DC Bombers comeback to win their Saturday night game by the final score of 9 to 8.
     Owensboro scored four runs in both the bottom of the 1st and 2nd innings. Scoring in the 1st were: Tyler Tichenor (double), Cameron Wallace (RBI single), Logan Leverett (RBI single), and Christian McHatton (single). Cody Rogers also had a RBI single in the inning. Scoring in the 2nd were: Tichenor (single), McHatton (fielder's choice), Rogers (2-RBI single), and Hunter Newman (ground rule double)Austin Edge also had a 2-RBI double in the inning. After the 2nd inning the home team led 8-0.
     The Bombers shifted offensive momentum in the game with three runs in the top of the 4th inning. Scoring were Casey Ryan (walk), Eric McKibban (walk), and Bo Ausmus (RBI double). Andre Davis and Dane Giesler had back to back RBI groundouts in the inning. DC closed the score to 8-7 with four more runs in the top of the 5th inning. Scoring were: Jarrett Young (single), Kyle Schwinghamer (walk), Ryan (bunt), and McKibban (RBI HBP). Davis had a RBI sacrifice fly in the inning. The Bombers finally made it an 8 to 8 tie with one run in the top of the 8th inning. Young walked, was sacrifice bunted to second base, went to third base on a defensive error, and scored on a passed ball.
     The Oilers responded in the the bottom of the 9th inning by storming after the one run needed to win before weather took the chance away. Tyler Tichenor led off by reaching on an error. He stole second and third bases, even as the Bombes were trying to prevent Cameron Wallace from bunting. With Tichenor at third base and no outs, Dubois County issued free passes to both Wallace and Leverett. A wild third pitch to Christian McHatton eluded the the visiting catcher and Tichenor scored the walk-off run.
     Owensboro reliever Edwin Reyes was the the pitcher of record for the win. DC reliever Clint Chestnut worked the 8th inning, and faced all the Oilers batting in the 9th for the loss.  Bo
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Madisonville Pirates @ Fulton Railroaders - PPD lightening & rain.  The game called in the top of the 4th inning for lightening and rain.  The game has been rescheduled for Monday, July 15 in Fulton. 

 

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers @ Marion Bobcats - PPD field conditions.  The game has been postponed due to poor field condition.  Reschedule is TBA.  

 

 


July 5, 2013

 

Madisonville Pirates 3, Fulton Railroaders 1.  (From Madisonville)  The Pirates pitchers (14-13) held the Railroaders (17-12) in check at the plate for the night, and Robert Veltre (4-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI), Dathan Prewett (3-4, 2 RBI) and Joe Tipton (3-4, 2 R) provided the power behind the Pirates’ 3-1 victory tonight in Elmer Kelley Stadium.  Madisonville outhit Fulton, eleven to four, in picking up their fourteenth win of the season.

     Madisonville got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the second inning on a home run blast from Veltre to right-center.  The Pirates picked up another run in the fifth on an RBI-single by Prewett, driving in Joe Tipton.  Prewett drove in his second run of the night on a ground ball single in the seventh, scoring Tipton again.

     The Railroaders scored their only run of the night when Alex Huddleston hit a sacrifice fly to left, driving in Taylor Douglas.  

     For the Pirates, starting and winning pitcher Daniel Sharp pitched five scoreless innings, scattering three, walking two, and striking out seven Railroaders.  Chad Cox came on in relief and pitched the sixth inning, walking one and striking out one. Cox gave way to Trent Benningfield, who pitched two complete innings, allowing one hit, one run (earned) and whiffing three Railroaders.  Samuel Gilbert earned the Save, pitching a scoreless ninth inning to close out the game.  Gilbert registered one walk and one strikeout.  

     Fulton starter Thomas Huddleston took the Loss for the Railroaders, pitching seven complete innings.  Huddleston gave up ten Pirates hits (including the home run by Veltre), three runs (all earned), and picked up five strikeouts.  Sean Cunningham pitched one inning of relief, giving up one hit, one walk, and getting one strikeout.

     Madisonville travels to Fulton Saturday night for a rematch.  The game sets underway at 7:00 pm Central in “The Yard.”  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 5, Marion Bobcats 4.  (From Hopkinsville)  Hoptown gave up a 3-1 lead in the eighth inning, ceding three runs to visiting Marion, but the oppers rebounded with two runs in the bottom half of the inning to steal the 5-4 win.

     Marion got on the scoreboard first in the top of the fifth inning when Austin Braddock hit a one-out single, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a two-out single by Tyler Odom to give the Bobcats a 1-0 lead.

     Hoptown tied the game in the bottom of the inning when Mason Colquitt led off with a double, went to third on a single by Brandon Powell and scored on a double play to knot the game at 1-1.

     The Hoppers extended their lead in the bottom of the sixth when Trevor Lowe hit a one-out single, went to third on a double by Seth Larue and scored on a balk, moving Larue to third. Larue scored on a single by John Beary to push Hoptown’s lead to 3-1.

     Marion retook the lead in the top of the eighth inning when Tyler Odom hit a one-out single, stole second and went to third on a single by Brooks Balisterri. Cody Brown walked to load the bases, and Odom scored when Clint Ambrosch hit into a fielder’s choice. A double  by Tyler Bonaventure scored Brown and Ambrosch to give the Bobcats a 4-3 lead.

     Hoptown retook the lead in the bottom half of the inning when Mitch Huckabay reached on a walk, went to second on a sac bunt, went to third when Seth Larue reached on an error and scored on a bobbled throw. Clayton Evans, who pinch-ran for larue, scored on a single by Brad Sevenish to put Hoptown ahead 5-4.

     Hoptown was led at the plate by Seth Larue, who went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored. Mason Colquitt also had a double for the Hoppers.

Marion was paced by Tyler Odom, who went 2-for-3 with a run and a run batted in. Clint Ambrosch and Tyler Bonaventure doubled for the Bobcats, and Bonaventure had two RBIs.

     Trevor Blocker, who gave up the lead to Marion, claimed the win for the Hoppers, allowing three runs on three hits, striking out one and walking one in two innings. Jake Bell started for Hoptown, allowing one run on three hits, striking out seven and walking two in seven innings.

     For Marion, Trevor Guthrie took the loss in relief, allowing two unearned runs on one hit, striking out one and walking one inn one inning. Dylan Stewart started for the Bobcats, allowing three runs on seven hits, striking out three and walking two in 5 1/3 innings. Scooter Hightower came on in the sixth inning, allowing no hits and striking out one in 1 2/3 innings.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 6, Dubois County Bombers 4.  (From Dubois County)  The Owensboro Oilers (13-13) scored two runs in the 6th inning to beat the Dubois County Bombers (14-14),  6-4 at League Stadium. Another big crowd came out to League Stadium as attendance was recorded at, 1,310 fans.

     Visiting Owensboro got on the scoreboard first, scoring twice in the 2nd inning off a sac fly and RBI single. Dalton West had the sac fly and Taylor Matthews hit the RBI single. In the 4th the Oilers tacked on two more runs, scoring the same way, a RBI single and RBI sac fly. Owensboro took control of the game in the 6th, scoring two more runs to break a tie and win.

     Dubois County produced nine hits for the game, scored three runs in the 3rd to take a, 3-2 lead and tied the game at, 4-4 in the 4th but couldn’t find the run column for the rest of the game after tying the game in the 4th inning. Two Dubois County players finished with two hits, Hamilton Carr and Casey Ryan. Andre Davis, Shain Showers, Bo Ausmus, Jacob Armstrong and Rick Linton each had a hit.

     Tyler Mitchell took the mound for the Bombers, lasting 5 1/3 innings and striking out two. Taylor Grisham pitched the first four innings before giving the ball up to the eventual winning pitcher, Austin Brunk. Edwin Reyes worked the final three innings to earn the save.  Box Scores Click Here.


July 4, 2013

 

Fulton Railroaders 4, Marion Bobcats 3.  In 10 innings. (From Fulton) The Railroaders (17-11) narrowing escape with a win over the Bobcats (6-20) on Thursday.  Fulton gains a half game on idle Hoptown and is now one game back of the 1st place Hoppers.

     The only offensive highlight for the Railroaders was a 3 run homer by Michael Sillyman hit in the third inning giving Fulton a 3-0 lead.  The Bobcats scored one unearned run in the fourth inning.  Marion tied the game in the eighth inning with two more unearned runs with no hits and two Railroader errors.

     In the bottom of the tenth reliever Luke MccDonald walked the bases loaded, one intentional, with 2 outs.  On  a 3-1 count to Kyle Simmons at the plate, the next pitch was low and the winning walked in from third.

     The Railroaders put up 11 hits total but stranded 19 runners on base.  The Bobcats only managed 2 hits and left 7 on base.

     Fulton's starter Garret Ring went 8 innings for the 2 hits allowed, tagged for the unearned runs, walked 4 and struck out 8 batters, no decision. Caleb Shelly and Ryan Skoubo each threw for the final two innings with Skoubo earning the win.

     Marion's starter Tyler Simmons managed 5 1/3 innings getting hit 8 times, giving up 3 earned runs, 5 walks and 5 strikeouts.  Luke MacDonald went 4 1/3 and takes the loss.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 1, Dubois County Bombers 0. In 10 innings. In front of a sellout crowd of 2,289 fans at League Stadium, the Pirates (13-13) and Bombers (14-13) went the extra leg to find a winner. It was the Pirates who came out victorious, 1-0 in 10 innings. Samuel Gilbert walked to start the 10th and was later driven home on what would be the game-winning hit on Dathan Prewett’s RBI double.

     The Bombers got another fantastic outing from the starting pitching. Tonight it was Kyle Briner, who pitched eight scoreless innings, on five strikeouts, one walk and five hits. Briner would have to settle for the no-decision as he, unfortunately, got zero runs in return. Pirate starter, Aaron Mason matched Briner’s performance as both pitchers limited each team to minimal production. Mason threw seven very solid innings, holding the Bomber bats scoreless on three hits, striking out two and walking three. In the end it was the bullpens that stole the show. Pirate reliever, Josh Drake got the win, hanging on to the, 1-0 lead in the 10th. Clint Chestnut relieved for the Bombers and took the loss after giving up a earned run in the 10th inning.

     In the batters’ box the Bombers were quiet, only producing five hits in 10 innings. Shain Showers was the only Bomber to record more than one hit as he finished with two hits for the game. Eric McKibban, Bo Ausmus, and Hamilton Carr had the other hits for the Bombers. Robert Veltre and Dathan Prewett each had two hits to lead the hitting for the Pirates and it was Prewett who drove the game’s only run home. Alfredo Bohorquez, and Gooch Greer rounded out the Pirate offense with a hit each. The Pirates had six hits for the game.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers @ Hopkinsville Hopper - PPD. This game has been postponed due to field conditions.  The game has been rescheduled for for Monday, July 8, 2013.

 

 


July 3, 2013

 

Fulton Railroaders 3, Marion Bobcats 2. (From Marion)  Riding a hot streak, Fulton continued to keep pace with league-leading Hopkinsville Wednesday with a 3-2 victory over the Bobcats at Guess Field.
     The Railroaders took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth only to be answered by the Bobcats in the bottom of the frame. In the sixth, Fulton tacked on two more runs. Marion's offense pushed one across the plate in the bottom of the inning, but that would be all of the scoring on the night, sending the Bobcats to a 6-19 last-place record.
     Fulton, after sitting in fifth place for several days, over the last couple of weeks has pushed ahead of all but Hopkisville, who leads the Railroaders by only 1.5 games.
     Bobcats starter Jackson Miles gave up only an unearned run coming off the only error on the night. Reliever David Herrera took the loss after giving up Fulton's two earned runs in the top of the sixth.
     At the plate, Cody Brown was 2-for-2, scoring both of Marion's runs. Tyler Bonaventure and Brandon Lawing, each 1-for-4, drove in a run apiece to account for all of the Bobcats' scoring. Bonaventure's hit was a double, the only extra-base hit of the Bobcats' seven-hit tally.  Bo
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Hopkinsville Hopper 7, Owensboro Oilers 0. (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers lost their Wednesday evening home game with the guest Hopkinsville Hoppers by the final score of 7 to 0 for Hopkinsville.
    The Hoppers relied on multiple runs in only two innings, scoring three runs in the top of the 4th inning and adding four runs in the top of the 9th inning. Scoring for Hopkinsville were: Drew Allen, Henry Rowland (2), Brad Sevenish, Brandon Boggetto (2), and Matt McGowan. Hopper RBIs went to: Mason Colquitt, Boggetto (3)), and Brandon Powell..
    Logan Leverett was the only offensive spark for Owensboro, going 2 for 4 in the game.
    Hopkinsville starter Cole Isom pitched 7 innings and struck out as many batters for the win. Owensboro starter Shane Weedman took the loss.  Bo
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Dubois County Bomber 4, Madisonville Pirates 2. (From Madisonville)  Tonight the Dubois County Bombers downed the Madisonville Pirates, 4-2, at Riverside Park in Dawson Springs, Kentucky.

     The Bombers drew first blood with a run in the top of the 3rd on an RBI single by Bo Ausmus, driving in Casey Ryan. Madisonville answered in the bottom half of the inning, drawing even on when Alfredo Bohorquez grounded out and drove in Joe Tipton. The score stayed knotted at 1-1 until the sixth inning, when the Bombers scored three runs on three errors, a passed ball, and an RBI single by Shain Showers. Madisonville picked up one run in the bottom of the ninth when Garrett Emling drove in Joe Tipton with a bases-loaded walk, but the rally sputtered out when Matt Sheneman grounded out to end the game.

     On the night, Bombers starter Beau Bowen and relievers Michael Paisley, Jackson White, and Jonathon Williams combined to hold the Pirates to two runs on only three hits.  Bowen went four complete innings, allowing two hits, one run (earned), and four walks. Bowen also struck out two Pirates. Michael Paisley followed and pitched four innings of no-hit baseball to get the Win, walking four and striking out two. Jackson White came on to start the ninth, walking two straight batters after getting the first out on a ground out. White then gave way to Williams, who closed the door on the Pirates for the Save.

     Mason Roof took the loss for the Pirates, pitching six complete innings and giving up six hits, four runs (two earned), three walks, and collecting three strikeouts. CJ Schildt II pitched no-hit and scoreless three innings in relief to give the Pirates a chance. Schildt walked one and struck out three.

     The loss drops Madisonville to 12-13 on the year, 4 1/2 games behind first place Hoptown (17-9). Dubois County climbs to 14-12, three games back of the Hoppers. The same two teams meet again tomorrow night in Dubois County, Indiana.  Box Scores Click Here.


July 2, 2013

 

Fulton Railroaders 7, Owensboro Oilers 1 - game 1. In 7 innings. (From Fulton)  After losing on Sunday in Owensboro, the Railroaders (15-11) bounced back on Tuesday by sweeping a doubleheader with the Oilers (12-12) in Fulton.  The wins puts Fulton alone in 2nd place with a one and half game spread between them and 1st place Hoptown, and 3rd place Dubois County. The double loss throws Owensboro into 4th and tied with idle Madisonville.

     In game one the Railroaders jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning.  Michael Diaz on third scored when Oilers' pitcher Christian McHatton was called for a balk. Ramon Valdez doubled driving in another run and Kyle Simmons singled for another RBI.

     The only Oilers' score came in the third inning and was unearned.  Cameron Wallace singled and advanced to 2nd on the only Fulton error.  Once in scoring position, Wallace crossed home off a Cody Rogers RBI single.

     Fulton extended their lead in the fifth inning scoring 4 more runs off 4 hits.  It included one run scored off bases loaded and batter hit by a pitch, and a 2 out single by Taylor Stoulp for 2RBI.

     The Railroaders totaled 9 hits, one error, and left 6 on base.  The Oilers got 6 hits, committed 2 errors and also stranded 6 runners.

     Starter Taylor Douglas gets the win for 5 1/3 innings giving up 4 hits, 3 walks and striking out 3 at the plate.  Christian McHatton takes the loss for 4 2/3 innings, tagged for all 7 runs (6 earned) and walking 3 and he struck out 3 batters.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Fulton Railroaders 6, Owensboro Oilers 3 - game 2. In 7 innings. (From Fulton)  In the night cap, the Railroaders scored first again in the 2nd inning when Garret O'Neill hit his first home run on the season for 2 RBI.  

     The Oilers scored one in the top of the 4th inning.  After leading off with a single, Tyler Tichenor finally scored after 2 Railroader errors.  Bottom half of the inning, the Railroaders came back with 4 more runs. Matt Skrzpiec lead off with a double and was followed by a RBI single Kyle Simmons.  With two men on and two out, Cody Burton stepped to the plate and hit a 3 RBI homer, his third on the season.

     Owensboro added one run in the 5th and 6th innings to top off their scoring.  Austin Edge had a RBI single in the 5th, and Christian McHatton follow suit in the 6th with a RBI single.

     Both teams had 6 hits each total, and only the Railroaders committing 3 errors in the game.

     Starter Jake Shadix picked up his first win pitching 5 2/3 innings, allowing 6 hits, tag for 3 runs (one earned), 2 walks, and had 6 strikeouts.  Ryan Skoubo earned his second save on the season with 1/13 innings to complete the game.  Owensboro starter Cameron Wallace takes the loss with 4 innings of work, also giving up 6 hits, marked for 6 earned runs, one walk, and 4 strikeouts. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 4, Dubois County Bombers 3.  (From Dubois County)  Dubois County saw a rally come up just short as Hoptown came into League Stadium and won, 4-3 in a dramatic finish.

     Dubois County and Hoptown were knotted in a pitchers duel nearly the entire game. It wasn’t until the 8th inning that a run was scored in the contest. Bo Ausmus came up big for the Bombers, finding the hole against a drawn-in Hoppers infield that scored Hamilton Carr on a RBI single to give the Bombers a, 1-0 lead going into the 9th. Hoptown scored four times off two hits and one Bomber error in the top of the 9th. Mitch Huckabay delivered the big punch in the inning with a two out 3 RBI double down the first baseline. Dubois County entered the 9th down, 4-1 but got the score to, 4-3 but a 6-4-3 twin killing ended the game with the tying run on third.

     Bomber starter, Connor Strain and Hopper starter, Riley Sanderson both had very impressive efforts on the night. Strain lasted 7 1/3 innings struck out seven Hoppers, walked two and limited Hoptown to only three hits in a scoreless effort. Sanderson had a solid line also, he tossed seven scoreless innings, kept Dubois County to two hits, struck out seven and walked three. It was Trevor Blocker who earned the win in the 9th and Jonathan Williams took the loss for Dubois County.

     At the plate, the Bombers were held to six hits and no Bomber player recorded more than one hit. Ausmus, Carr, Casey Ryan, Eric McKibban, Shain Showers, and Kyle Schwinghamer were the Bombers to get a hit. Shain Showers hit the only extra base hit, a double in the 9th.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates @ Marion Bobcats - PPD field conditions. Due to field conditions this game has been postponed.  Reschedule is TBA. 

 


June 30, 2013

 

Owensboro Oilers 2, Fulton Railroaders 0. (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers played to their 175th franchise win at home in memorable fashion. The Oilers shutout the visiting Fulton Railroaders on a combined one-hitter-- holding up the 2 to 0 score.
    Owensboro scored one run in their portions of the 4th and 5th innings. In bottom of the 4th inning Logan Leverett led off with a single. Christian McHatton followed with a single, and Cody Rogers bunted his way on safely, loading the bases. Austin Edge delivered a RBI sacrifice fly to score Leverett. At the end of the 4 innings, the home team led by that 1-0 score. In the last of the 5th inning Taylor Matthews walked with one out. Hunter Newman followed with a single and Matthews went to third base on a sacrifice fly out. Newman found himself in a rundown between first and second bases, but he extended it long enough for Matthews to score in the meantime. The Oilers led 2-0 and made that lead stand.
    Pitching was the story of the game. The Owensboro starter Taylor Grisham went 7.67 innings. He recorded three strikeouts and induced two double plays along the way to the win. Edwin Reyes completed the 8th inning, and Brent Elder worked a perfect 9th inning for a save. Michael Sillyman's single in the 2nd inning -- ahead of a double play -- was Fulton's only safety of the game. Fulton starter Thomas Huddleston went the distance and gave up just the two runs on six hits in taking the loss.  Bo
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Marion Bobcats 15, Madisonville Pirates 5. (From Madisonville)  Marion simply clawed Madisonville, 15-5, tonight in Ohio Valley League action from Greenville, Kentucky.  The Bobcats (6-18) pounded out twenty-two hits and were never seriously threatened by the Pirates (12-12).  Madisonville collected nine hits on the night, and both teams made four errors.

     The scoring got underway for Marion in the top of the second inning, when the Bobcats scored four runs.  Tyler Bonaventure hit a solo home run for the first run of the game, and Tyler Odom followed with a three-run home run later in the inning.  Madisonville answered with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning when Austin Shives singled and drove in Robert Veltre from third base, but Marion came right back with four more runs in the top of the third inning to break the game wide open.  The Bobcats led 11-3 after five innings of play and never looked back.

     Eight Bobcat starters got at least one hit, one RBI, and scored at least one run.  Clint Ambrosch got five hits in six at-bats, scored one run, and drove in two; Tyler Odom led the team with three runs-batted-in, and Tyler Bonaventure went 3 for 4, drive in one run and scored four runs. Madisonville was led at the plate by Austin Shives (2 for 4, 4 RBI) and Robert Veltre (2 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI).

     Bobcat starter Drew Shoulders kept the Pirate bats under control all night to earn the win.  For the night, Shoulders pitched seven complete innings and allowed three runs (two earned) on six Pirate hits, with three walks and one strike out.  David Herrera and Austin Braddock each pitched an inning of relief to finish out the game for the Bobcats.

Pirate Taylor Burr got roughed up early in his first start of the season for Madisonville, giving up eight runs (all earned) on ten hits and one strike out before leaving the game after facing four batters in the top of the third inning.  Marc Noyalis, Tyler Thomas, and Samuel Gilbert all made appearances on the mound, and all gave up at least two runs each.  Burr took the loss for the Pirates.

     The loss snapped a two-game Pirate winning streak and dropped Madisonville (12-12) back to .500 on the season, three games behind the first-place Hoptown Hoppers (15-9).  With Marion's third victory over the Pirates this season, the Bobcat record improves to 6-18, nine games behind the Hoppers.

Madisonville and Marion both get a day off on Monday before meeting again Tuesday night at Gordon Blue Guess Field in Marion.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 4, Hopkinsville Hoppers 3. (From Hopkinsville)  Visiting Dubois County scored three runs in the top of the third inning and added a much-needed insurance run in the top of the fifth to beat the Hoptown Hoppers 4-3.

     Dubois County got on the scoreboard first in the top of the third inning when Jacob Armstrong was hit by a pitch, went to second on a single by Casey Ryan, went to third on a single by Bo Ausmus and scored on a groundout. Andre Davis belted a two-out single to score Ryan and Ausmus to give the Bombers a 3-0 lead.

     Hoptown broke up the shutout in the bottom of the fourth inning when Seth Larue hit a two-out single, went to second on a single by John Beary and scored on a single up the middle by Matt McGowan to cut the Dubois County lead to 3-1.

The Bombers added to their lead in the top of the fifth inning when Eric McKibban was hit by a pitch, went to second on a passed ball and scored on a single by Davis to push the Dubois County lead to 4-1.

     Hoptown scored in the bottom of the fifth inning when Brandon Boggetto hit a one-out single and took third on a failed pickoff attempt. Mitch Huckabay then walked, and both runners scored on a single by Larue to trim the Dubois County lead to 4-3.

Dubois County was led at the plate by Andre Davis, who went 2-for-4 with three runs batted in, and Rick Linton, who also went 2-for-4. Eric McKibban had a double for the Bombers.

     Hoptown was paced by Matt McGowan, who went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Seth Larue went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs, and John Beary went 2-for-4 for the Hoppers.

On the mound, Clint Chestnut (2-2) got the win in relief, allowing no runs on three hits, striking out three and walking two in 4 1/3 innings. A.J. Vasquez started for the Bombers, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits, striking out two and walking two in 4 2/3 innings.

     For the Hoppers, starter Geordie Carlson (2-2) took the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits, striking out six and walking none in six innings. Trevor Blocker came on in the seventh, allowing no runs on one hit, striking out two and walking one in three innings.  Box Scores Click Here.


June 29, 2013

 

Fulton Railroaders 4, Hopkinsville Hoppers 1. (From Fulton)  The Fulton Railroaders (13-10) extended their streak of wins to 8 after defeating the Hoptown Hoppers (15-8), and evened the season series 3-3 between the two teams.  Fulton retained and at present holds sole possession of 2nd in the standings, and now 2 games behind 1st Hoptown. 

     The Railroaders struck first with one run in the 1st with Michael Diaz walking and scoring off a Colton Simbeck double.  Fulton added two more in the 2nd as Taylor Stoulp hit a two out clutch single for 2 RBI. Both teams remained scoreless until 6th when the Railroaders added their fourth run from a lead off solo homer by Michael Diaz.  

     The Hoppers finally scored their only run the 7th inning.  Mitch Huckabay doubled to lead off the innings, was batted to third then scored on a passed ball.  

     Fulton's run production was down from recent games as their 13 totals hits scored only 3 earned runs and stranded 12 men on base.  Hoptown managed 4 hits and left 7 runners on base.  

     Both starters are pitchers of record with Garrett Ring picking up his 3 win, pitching 8 innings with 4 strikeouts, 2 walks and no earned runs.  Kyle Barbee takes the loss for Hoptown for 5 1/3 innings allowing 11 hits, tagged for 4 runs (3 earned), 3 walks and striking out 3 at the plate.  Railroader Caleb Shelly earned his 4th save on the season. Hoptown relievers were Trevor Blocker for 2 innings and Dustin Tuck for 2/3 of an inning.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 17, Owensboro Oilers 3.  (From Madisonville)  Madisonville defeats Owensboro at Elmer Kelley Stadium, 17-3.  The game was ended with two outs in the bottom of the 7th inning after a bench-clearing brawl.  The brawl started when Oiler reliever Shawn Kahre hit Pirate batter Alfredo Bohorquez for the second time in consecutive innings. 

     At the plate, Joe Tipton scored five runs for the Pirates, and JT Arneman scored three runs and four-for-four at the plate.  Bohorquez and Kyle DeMeo each had three RBI.  For Owensboro, Hunter Newman had two RBI, and Tyler Tichenor scored two runs.

     Pirate starter CJ Schildt II pitched six complete innings, allowing three runs (all earned) on six hits with four walks and four strikeouts.  Schildt got the win, with Trent Benningfield pitching an inning of relief.  Oiler starter Shane Weedman went two and two/thirds innings, giving up six runs (three earned) on five hits and four walks.  Weedman took the loss, with Caleb McIntire and Shawn Kahre making appearances.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 12, Marion Bobcats 3.  (From Dubois County)  Dubois County Bombers stayed above the .500 mark on the season with a, 12-3 win over Marion Bobcats. The Bombers used a two out rally to get the scoring going in the 1st. It started with Bo Ausmus hitting a double, Andre Davis driving home Ausmus on a RBI single and Chris Tavares finished the inning off with a two RBI double. In the 2nd inning Dubois County batted through the order and tallied five more runs. Marion then held Dubois County scoreless until the 6th, that’s when the Bombers attacked for six hits in the inning.

     Kyle Briner took the mound for Dubois County pitching six solid innings and striking out five Marion batters. Briner was breezing through the contest until the Bobcats hitting came alive and scored three runs in the 5th. Cody Brown and Clint Ambrosch had the RBI hits for the Bobcats in the inning. Cody Morris took over for Briner in the 7th, working three scoreless frames to earn the three inning save.

     Dubois County saw plenty of contributions from throughout the lineup tonight. Andre Davis led the hitting with four hits and three runs batted in, Eric McKibban had three hits and a RBI, and Bo Ausmus, Tavares, Shain Showers and Jacob Armstrong contributed with two hits each. Dubois County moves the season record to (12-11) with the win and trail first place Hoptown by three games.  Box Scores Click Here.


June 28, 2013

 

Fulton Railroaders 15, Hopkinsville Hoppers 4. (From Hopkinsville)  The Fulton Railroaders kept their six-game win streak going, and the Hoptown Hoppers saw their six-game win streak end, as Fulton bombed the homestanding Hoppers 15-4 on Friday.

     The Railroaders used four home runs to push their win streak to seven games.  Fulton (12-10) won despite making six errors in the field, and Hoptown (15-7) left 12 runners on base.

     Fulton got on the scoreboard first in the top of the third inning when Taylor Douglas reached on a one-out double to right field, went to third on a groundout and scored on a single through the right side by Michael Diaz. Colton Simbeck then stepped up and sent his first pitch over the wall in left-center field to give the Railroaders a 3-0 lead.

     Hoptown responded in the bottom half of the inning when Derek Ferch reached with a one-out walk and Matt McGowan hit a single. Trevor Lowe reached on an error to load the bases, and Ferch scored on a sacrifice fly by Brad Sevenish. Henry Rowland then walked to load the bases, and John Beary drew a walk, scoring McGowan and cutting the Fulton lead to 3-2.

     Fulton responded in the top of the fourth when Matt Skrzypiec led off with a home run. Ramon Valdez reached on an error and Garret O’Neill followed with a single, moving Valdez to third. O’Neill went to second on a wild pitch, and both runners scored on an error on a throw home in a fielder’s choice, giving the Railroaders a 6-2 lead.

     Fulton scored in the top of the fifth inning when Michael Sillyman reached on a dropped third strike, went to second on a passed ball and scored on a single by Ramon Valdez to extend the Railroaders’ lead to 7-2.

     Fulton added to its lead in the top of the sixth inning when Douglas led off with a home run, then Cody Burton and Michael Diaz hit back-to-back singles. Michael Sillyman then hit a home run to left field to give the Railroaders an 11-2 lead.

     Fulton plated four runs in the top of the ninth inning when Garret O’Neill led off with a single, Taylor Stoulp walked and Taylor Douglas hit a single to load the bases. Jack Henry Jones hit a sacrifice fly to score O’Neill, and Michael Diaz was hit by a pitch to reload the bases. Colton Simbeck hit a long fly ball to left for an apparent sac fly, but the fielder dropped the ball, enabling Stoulp to score. As the throw was coming to the infield, Simbeck passed Diaz on the bases just behind second base. Simbeck ran back to first base, and a throwing error enabled Douglas to score. Diaz scored on a groundout to give the Railroaders a 15-2 lead.

     Hoptown scored twice in the bottom of the ninth when pinch-hitter Kyle Barbee reached on an error and went to second on a single by Brad Sevenish. A two-out single by John Beary drove them in for the final score of 15-4.

     At the plate, Taylor Douglas went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, three runs scored and one run batted in. Michael Diaz went 2-for-5 with three runs and an RBI, Matt Skrzypiec went 2-for-4 sith a homer, a double, a run and an RBI, and Garret O’Neill went 2-for-5 with two runs. Colton Simbeck and Michael Sillyman also homered for the Railroaders.

     The Hoppers had five batters with one hit apiece. John Beary had three RBIs for the Hoppers, and Trevor Lowe hit a double.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 6, Owensboro Oilers 0.  (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers lost their Friday night home game with the visiting Madisonville Tradewater Pirates. The definitive score was 6 to 0 for the visitors.
     The Oilers  and Pirates played fast and scoreless through the 4th inning. The Madisonville offense took the game from there with two runs in the 5th, one run in the 6th, one run in the 8th, and two runs in the 9th. Scoring for the Pirates were Joe Tipton, Garrett Emling, Marc Noyalis, Samuel Gilbert (2), and Shawn Williamson. RBIs went to Tipton (2), Alfredo Bohorquez, and Robert Veltre (2), and Kyle DeMeo.
     Madisonville starter Daniel Sharp got the win with Chad Cox going three innings for a save. Owensboro starter Bo Lewington took the loss for the Oilers.  Bo
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Dubois County Bombers 10, Marion Bobcats 6 - game 1.  In 7 innings.  (From Marion)  Marion split a double header at Guess Field Friday against the Dubois County Bombers. By winning the nightcap 4-3, the Bobcats ended an eight-game skid and picked up a half-game on first place Hopkinsville, who lost 15-4 to a Fulton squad on a seven game winning streak.
     In Game 1, Dubois County bested Marion 10-6 on eight earned runs, six of which were attributed to starter David Herrera who took the loss in 2 2/3 innings pitched. At the plate for the Bobcats, Clint Ambrosch went 3-for-3 with a run scored and two batted in. Brandon Lawing knocked in two runs on two hits in three at-bats. He also scored a run. Brooks Balisterri was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Wes Evers, who also pitched an inning, was 1-for-2 with a run scored.
     It was a wild game off the hill for both teams. Combined, eight batters were hit and four wild pitches were thrown and a passed ball and a balk were recorded.  Bo
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Marion Bobcats 4 , Dubois County Bombers 3 - game 2.  In 7 innings.  (From Marion)  In Game 2, the Bobcats took a 4-2 lead after five and held off a late rally in the final frame to secure a 4-3 victory and end one of the worst losing streaks in team history at eight games. Starter Dylan Stewart got the win for Marion (5-17) giving up only two runs in 4 1/3 innings. Scooter Hightower, a new addition to the team, gave up only three hits and a run in 2 2/3 innings for the save, only the second of the year for the Bobcats.
     On offense, Austin Braddock was 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored on a home run in the third. Balisterri, Evers, Ambrosch, Lawing, Cody Brown and Aaron King each added a hit. All were singles but Evers' double, also in the third inning.  Bo
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June 27, 2013

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 8, Madisonville Pirates 3.  (From Madisonville)  The Hoptown Hoppers (15-6) exploded for six runs in the top of the sixth inning and downed the Pirates, 8-3, Thursday night in Madisonville. The win ran the Hoptown winning streak to six. Madisonville (10-11) has now lost five straight.
     Madisonville took the early 1-0 lead when Garrett Emling led off the bottom of the second with single and moved to second when Gooch Greer laid down a sacrifice bunt. Chad Collum followed with a double, moving Emling to third base. The Pirates then executed a perfect squeeze play, as Robert Veltre laid down the sacrifice bunt just as Emling was about to cross home plate.
     The Hoppers answered with a run of their in the top of the fourth inning against Pirate starter Mason Roof. Hopkinsville's run came on a double by Henry Rowland, a sacrifice bunt by Mitch Huckabay, and an RBI ground out by Seth Larue.
     The score remained tied 1-1 until the Hoppers erupted for six runs in the top of the sixth inning.  Brad Sevenish, Henry Rowland, Mitch Huckabay, Seth Larue, Zac Carter, and Drew Allen all reached base and scored a run as the Hoppers chased reliever Pirate Marc Noyalis out of the game after facing only four batters.
     The Hoppers added a run in the top of the eighth, with Zac Carter scoring on an RBI double by Ryne Long.  Madisonville rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth with the help of three straight Hopper errors, but Trevor Blocker came on to finish the game for starter Cole Isom and slammed the down on the Pirates.
     Isom got the Win, pitching 8 2/3 innings on 116 pitches and giving up 3 runs (1 earned). For the ballgame, Isom scattered seven hits, struck out five, and walked one.
     Pirate starter Mason Roof pitched five complete innings, giving up one run on two hits, two walks, and four strikeouts. Marc Noyalis, who got the Loss, came on in relief to start the sixth inning and faced four batters, all of whom reached base and ultimately scored. Noyalis gave way to Taylor Burr, who allowed two runs on two hits and one walk in two complete innings of work. Jack Coleman and Samuel Gilbert each pitched one complete inning, with Coleman giving up one run on two hits in the eighth inning. Gilbert pitched the ninth for the Pirates, allowing no runs on one hit and two strikeouts.
     The win gives the Hoppers a three-game lead in the standings over the Owensboro Oilers. Madisonville falls into fifth place in the standings, five games behind. 
     Friday night Madisonville travels to Owensboro to face the Oilers; Hoptown hosts the Fulton Railroaders.  Bo
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Fulton Railroaders 11, Dubois County Bombers 1.  (From Dubois County)  The Fulton Railroaders scored 5 runs in the 5th to break a, 1-1 tie and take control of the game as they beat the Dubois County Bombers, 11-1 in Huntingburg.

     Fulton hit Bombers’ starter, Ty Simpson from the very beginning, sending three hard hit balls into the outfield, including a home run that cleared the left field fence. Simpson would calm down, recording three scoreless innings after the first. However, the Bombers found trouble in the 5th as 5 Fulton runs came across off 3 hits and 1 Bombers error. Michael Diaz and Michael Sillyman both had run scoring doubles in the inning. Those 5 runs would be all the Railroaders would need as Dubois County couldn’t score and was held to 3 hits for the game.

     Ty Simpson worked 6 innings on the mound before giving the ball to Cody Morris. Morris threw an inning and a third and was relieved by Dubois County newcomer Jackson White. White finished the game for the Bombers, throwing the last inning and two thirds while surrendering 1 run. Fulton got an impressive outing from Taylor Douglas, who pitched the first 5 and two thirds for the Railroaders. Douglas, who was able to throw his off-speed for strikes, struck out, 8 Dubois County hitters in the winning effort.

     Casey Ryan had 2 of Dubois County’s hits, Dane Giesler had the other, hitting a RBI triple in the 2nd. The Bombers now drop to, (10-10) on the season. Fulton, who is riding a six game winning streak is now, (11-10.).  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers @ Marion Bobcats - PPD field condition TBA. (From Marion)  Due to poor field conditions after Wednesday's rains, tonight's Bobcats game against the Owensboro Oilers at Guess Field has been postponed.  A make-up date has not been rescheduled as of yet.

 


June 26, 2013

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 5, Madisonville Pirates 4.  (From Hopkinsville)  The Hoptown Hoppers gave up two unearned runs on two errors in the top of the first inning, but won on a walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth to win 5-4 over visiting Madisonville.

     Madisonville got on the scoreboard first with a pair of unearned runs in the top of the first inning. Dathan Prewett led off with a single, went to second when Ty Broady reached on an error and scored on a throwing error, moving Broady to third. Broady scored on a groundout to give the Pirates an early 2-0 lead.

Hoptown scored in the bottom of the third inning when Derek Ferch led off with a broken-bat double down the left-field line, went to third on a bunt single by Matt McGowan and scored on a single by Trevor Lowe to cut the Madisonville lead to 2-1.

     The Pirates expanded their lead when C.J. Schildt II led off the seventh inning with a solo home run over the right-field wall. Prewett then popped a two-out solo shot over the left-field wall to push the Madisonville lead to 4-1.

The Hoppers mounted a rally in the bottom of the eighth inning when Brandon Powell led off with a single to right and took second on a fielding error. After Mitch Huckabay and Henry Roland walked to load the bases, Powell scored on a wild pitch. Brandon Boggetto then hit a single to right-center field to score Huckabay and Clayton Evans, who went in to run for Henry Rowland, tying the game at 4-4.

     The Hoppers pushed ahead the winning run when Drew Allen led off the bottom of the ninth with a single, went to second on a sacrifice bunt, took third on a groundout and scored on a single by Powell to deep center field.

Hoptown was led at the plate by Trevor Lowe, Brandon Powell and Brandon Boggetto, who had two hits apiece. Powell went 2-for-2 with a run and a run batted in, and Boggetto drove in two runs. John Beary and Derek Ferch each doubled for the Hoppers.

     Madisonville was paced by Dathan Prewett, who went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs and an RBI, and Gooch Greer, who went 2-for-3. C.J. Schildt II also had a home run for the Pirates.

On the mound, Ryne Long got the win in relief, allowing no runs on one hit, striking out four and walking none in 2 1/3 innings. Justin Hageman started for the Hoppers, allowing four runs (two earned) on four hits, striking out nine and walking one in 6 2/3 innings.

     For the Pirates, Trent Benningfield took the loss, allowing one run on two hits in two-thirds of an inning in the ninth. Aaron Mason started for Madisonville, allowing one run on eight hits, striking out one and walking two in six innings of work. Kyle DeMeo came on in the seventh, allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits, striking out three and walking two in two innings.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Fulton Railroaders 12, Dubois County Bombers 8.  (From Fulton)  The Railroaders (10-10) beat the Bombers (10-9) and send Dubois County into third position in the standing.  The win is Fulton fifth straight as they maintain their 4 games back spot in fifth place, while the Bombers fall to 3.5 back.  

     The Bombers took a short lived lead in first inning scoring one run.  The Railroaders exploded in the bottom of the third with 6 runs that included a 3 RBI homer by Ramon Valdez.  The Bombers responded in the 4th with one run and added two more in the 5th with a Bo Ausmus 2 RBI homerun.  Fulton busted out 5 more runs in the sixth inning with a second homer from Ramon Valdez, this time a grand slam.  Valdez finished the evening going 2 for 3 with 7 RBI.

     In the seventh inning, the Bombers fought back and put up three more runs off a Chris Tavares 3 run homer.  The Railroaders added another run in the bottom of the seventh for a 12-7 lead.  DC managed their final score in the ninth with a solo homerun from Bo Ausmas, his second on the evening. Ausmus went 3 for 5, scored four time with 3 RBI total on the night.

     Both starters get the decisions with Isaac Behme earning the win for 5 innings of work on the mound, and Connor Strain takes the loss throwing for only 3 innings.  The two teams go at it again on Thursday in Dubois County.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 4, Marion Bobcats 3.  Game called after 7 complete innings for rain and lightning.  (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers won the Wednesday night matchup with the visiting Marion Bobcats. The final score in the game -- which was stopped, and eventually called because of lightning with one out and one on in the bottom of the 8th inning -- was 4 to 3 in Owensboro's favor.
     The Bobcats scored first with one run in the top of the 1st inning. Leadoff hitter Brooks Balesterri bunted his way on base, then stole second base. He came around to score one out later when Tyler Odom reached on an error.
     The Oilers also played small ball to draw even with a run in the bottom of the 1st inning. Home leadoff man Tyler Tichenor walked, and was bunted over to second base.Tichneor scored on a RBI single by Cody Rogers. After the 1st inning, game tied 1-1.Owensboro scored again with one run in the bottom of the 3rd inning. With one out, Tichenor batted himself in with a solo home run -- his second of the season -- to account for the scoring. Through the 3rd inning the Oilers led 2-1.
     Marion took the lead with two runs in the top of the 4th inning. With one out, Clint Ambrosch was hit by a pitch. Brandon Lawing followed with an RBI triple. A strike out later, a RBI single by Blaine Alvey plated Lawing for the second run. Now the Bobcats led 3 to 2.
     The Oilers responded with one run in the bottom of the 4th inning. With one down, Christian McHatton walked, stole second base, then went to third base on a passed ball. Logan Leverett followed with a RBI single.Owensboro reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the 5th inning. Brenden Reid led off the inning with a walk. A groundout later, Reid scored from second base on a RBI single off the bat of Taylor Matthews. That run proved to be the difference.
     Owensboro starter Cameron Wallace pitched 7.67 innings, striking out four on the way to the win. Edwin Reyes got the save in short relief. Marion's only pitcher of the night, starter Tyler Simmons, took the loss in spite of 7.33 competitive innings of his own on the mound. The weather that had glowered all night finally asserted itself in high wind and lightning that fronted heavy rainfall. The game beat the weather to a necessary completion point, when the weather beat back, the weather won.  Bo
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June 25, 2013

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 8, Marion Bobcats 6.  (From Marion) The Bobcats dropped their sixth in a row in heartbreaking fashion Tuesday on a controversial home run in the top of the ninth that gave Hoptown all they would need to forge ahead to an 8-6 victory at Guess Field.
     Marion (4-15) clawed it's way back from a 2-6 deficit to tie the game going into the final final frame, but with one on and two out in the top of the inning, the Hoptown batter hit a rope down the left field line that Bobcats manager Jake Long argued flew over the fence out of play just outside the foul pole. However, home plate umpire Brian Thomas called the ball fair, giving first-place Hopkinsville (13-6) a two-run lead and, ultimately, the win.
     The Bobcats threatened in the bottom of the ninth, though. With two out, the tying run came to the plate in the person of Paul Angel, who had hit a two-run shot out of the park earlier in the night down the right field line. Down to his last strike after taking two rips at pitches, Angel was called out looking by Thomas on a third strike.  Bo
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Fulton Railroaders 3, Madisonville Pirates 2.  The Railroaders (9-10) hung on to beat the Pirates (10-9) by a run and pushed Madisonville back in 4th in that standings.  The Pirates took an early one run lead in the 1st inning from a sacrifice fly by Alfredo Bohorquez.  The Railroader tied the game in the 3rd with their own sac flay by Michael Diaz.  Fulton took the lead in the 5th inning when Colton Simbeck hit a 2 RBI homerun.  Tradewater got one run back in the 6th with a Joe Tipton RBI double.  

     Fulton's starter Thomas Huddleston pitched 8 innings for the win giving up all 8 Pirate hits, and walked three batter and struck out three at the plate.  Caleb Shelley picked up his 3 save on the season retiring the side in the 9th with a fly out and two strikeouts.  The loss goes to Health Kelly, his first on the season, who went for 7 innings striking our three, walking two, allowing five hits and all three earned runs.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 3, Dubois County Bombers 0.  (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers won their Tuesday night home game with the visiting Dubois County Bombers. The final score was 3 to 0 -- a shutout win for the Oilers.
     The Oilers scored two runs in the bottom of the 6th inning. With one out, Taylor Matthews bunted his way on, and stole second base. With two outs, Christian McHatton and Logan Leverett walked back to back, loading the bases. Matthew Johnson followed by reaching on an error which allowed both Matthews and McHatton to score. At the end of the 6th inning the score was 2-0 for the home team.
     Owensboro scored one insurance run in the bottom of the 8th inning. McHatton led off with a single. One out later, Johnson also singled, then gave way to pinch-runner Brendan Reid. With Dalton West showing squeeze bunt at the plate, the runners executed a double steal that scored McHatton ahead of the tag at the plate. The 3-0 score at the end of the 8th inning held up as final.
     Owensboro starter Taylor Grisham went 7.67 scoreless innings for the win. Caleb McIntire completed the combined shutout for a save. Dubois County starter Spencer Sapp lost in spite of going the distance with a quality effort.  Bo
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June 24, 2013

 

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers @ Owensboro Oilers- PPD Rained out.  Rreschedule TBA.

 

 


June 23, 2013

 

Fulton Railroaders 4, Madisonville Pirates 2.  (From Fulton)  The Railroaders (8-10) picked up a third straight win after beating the Pirates ((10-8) on Sunday, and knocks Madisonville down to third in the standings.

     The Pirates scored one in the first inning with a lead off double by Dathan Prewett who reached third on a passed ball then scored from a Garrett Emling single. The Railroaders tied the game in the second with a 2 out RBI single by Cody Burton.  Fulton took a 2-1 lead in the third with a solo home run by Michael Sillyman, his second in only 3 games with the Railroaders. Bottom of the fourth; Taylor Douglas hit a 2 run shot over the wall to extend Fulton's lead by three runs. The Pirates added their final score in the fifth, scoring off one of two Railroader errors on the evening. 

     A solid pitching performance by Fulton's starter Garrett Ring (2-1) going a full 8 innings allowing only 3 hits, tagged for 2 unearned runs, walking 4 and striking out 12 batters.  Caleb Shelley picked up his second save on the season finishing off the ninth.  Taking the loss for Tradewater; Josh Drake threw for 5 innings giving up 9 hits, 4 earned runs, one walk with no strikeouts.

     Both teams take Monday off and meet again on Tuesday in Madisonville.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 10, Owensboro Oilers 7.  (From Dubois County)  Bombers win, 10-7 coming from behind to beat the Owensboro Oilers.

     It was the Oilers who got on the scoreboard first, scoring 3 runs in the 1st inning off 3 hits. Christian McHatton delivered the biggest hit in the inning, a 2 RBI double; Tichenor and Newman had the other 2 hits in the inning both being singles. The Bombers responded in the top of the inning as Dane Giesler put Dubois County on the scoreboard with a RBI double that stayed just inside the third base bag but that’s all they got in the 1st.

     It was in the 5th when McHatton hurt the Bombers again with another 2 RBI double, that made it 5-1, Owensboro. Dubois County would add a run in the home half of 5th to make it 5-2 on a bases loaded walk. Dubois County took their first lead of the game a, 6-5 lead in the 7th but only to see Owensboro regain the advantage in top of the 8th to make it, 7-6. The Bombers would put the game away in the 8th, scoring 4 runs off 5 hits to take a commanding, 10-7 lead.

     Offensively, the Bombers were led by Andre Davis, (2-4, 3 RBI, 3B.) Shain Showers had 2 RBIs, Giesler, Bo Ausmus, Hunter Serrato and Jarret Young each had 1 RBI. On the mound, Kyle Briner got the start for the Bombers getting the ND. Reliever Johnathon Williams worked the 8th to get the win and Clint Chestnut picked up the save.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 5, Marion Bobcats 3.  (From Hopkinsville)  Hoptown (12-6) maintained its hold on first place with a 5-3 home win over visiting Marion on Sunday.

     Marion (4-14) got on the scoreboard first in the top of the second inning when Brandon Lawing led off and reached on an error, then went to second on a sacrifice bunt, scoring on a double by Brooks Balisterri. Joe Tourville drew a walk, went to second when Cody Brown walked, went to third when Paul Angel walked and scored when Tyler Odom walked, giving the Bobcats a 2-0 lead.

     The Hoppers responded in the bottom half of the inning when Brandon Boggetto popped a one-out solo home run to trim Marion’s lead to 2-1.

Hoptown tied the game in the bottom of the third inning when Mitch Huckabay drew a one-out walk, took second on a balk, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on another wild pitch to knot the game at 2-2.

     Hoptown took the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning when Brandon Powell led off with a walk, went to second on a groundout and scored on a single by Zac Carter. Carter went to second on a single by Derek Finch and scored on a throwing error to give the Hoppers a 4-2 lead.

     Marion got back a run when Wes Evers hit a one-out single, stole second, went to third when a Brandon Lawing walk loaded the bases and scored on a wild pitch to cut the Hoptown lead to 4-3.

     The Hoppers tacked on another run in the bottom of the sixth when Derek Ferch belted a one-out triple and scored on a sacrifice bunt to put Hoptown ahead 5-3.

Hoptown was led at the plate by Boggetto, who went 2-for-4 with a home run, a run scored and a run batted in. Derek Ferch also had two hits and a triple.

Marion was paced by Wes Evers, who went 3-for-5. Brooks Balisterri had a double for the Bobcats.

     Trevor Blocker (1-1) got the win for the Hoppers in relief, allowing no runs on one hit, striking out two and walking two in 2 1/3 innings. Reese Johnson started for Hoptown, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits, striking out four and walking seven in 4 2/3 innings. Brantley Bray came on in the eighth inning, walking one in one-third of an inning before leaving because of an injury. Ryne Long got his third save, allowing no hits and striking out three in 1 2/3 innings.

     Cody Brown (0-1) started and took the loss for the bobcats, allowing four runs (three earned) on three hits, striking out four and walking two in 3 1/3 innings. Drew Shoulders came on in the fourth inning, allowing one run on one hit, striking out two and walking one in two innings. Wes Evers entered in the sixth, allowing no runs on two hits, striking out one in 1 2/3 innings, and Tyler Simmons pitched the ninth inning, walking one.  Box Scores Click Here.


June 22, 2013

 

Fulton Railroaders 15, Marion Bobcats 0.  Called for rain after 7 complete innings. (From Marion)  Marion pitching once again got pounded, giving up 15 earned runs to Fulton in seven innings before Mother Nature called mercy, forcing an end to the contest due to rain and lightning. Meantime, the Bobcats offense managed no runs and only two hits—a double by Tyler Odom and a single off the bat of Brooks Ballisterri. It was the worst loss of the year for the Marion, now 4-13 and seven games off the league lead. The win by Fulton (7-10) put three games of daylight between their fifth-place standing and the last-place Bobcats.

     Aaron King, starter for the Bobcats, gave up 11 runs in 3 1/3 innings, taking the loss. Reliever Blane Alvey gave up four more runs in 3 2/3 innings. All 15 runs were earned despite Marion's 16th game with at least one error.

     Fulton managed 12 hits off Marion pitching and coaxed 10 walks. They had only four extra base hits, all doubles. Matt Skrzypiec for the Railroaders was 4-for-4 with five RBI and three runs scored.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers @ Owensboro Oilers- PPD Rained out after 3 innings.  Game rescheduled on Monday, June 24.

 

 

 

Dubois County Bombers @ Madisonville Pirates - PPD Rain.  Game rescheduled on July 16 as part of a doubleheader, first game 5:00 pm.

 


June 21, 2013

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 4, Owensboro Oilers 1 - game 1.  In 7 innings. (From Hopkinsville)  The Hoptown Hoppers moved back into first place in the Ohio Valley League with a double-header sweep of Owensboro, winning 4-1 in the first game and 4-2 in the second game.

     In the first game, Hoptown (11-6) got on the scoreboard first in the bottom of the second inning when Seth Larue hit a one-out double, went to third on a groundout and scored on an infield single by Trevor Lowe to give the Hoppers an early 1-0 lead.

     The Hoppers scored again in the bottom of the fourth when Brad Sevenish led off with a double to left-center field then scored when Matt McGowan reached on a sacrifice attempt and took second on the errant throw. McGowan went to third on a groundout and scored on a single by Trevor Lowe to push the Hoppers’ lead to 3-0.

Hoptown tacked on a run in the bottom of the fifth when Mitch Huckabay drew a one-out walk, stole second, went to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch to give the Hoppers a 4-0 lead.

     Owensboro (9-7) got on the scoreboard in the top of the sixth inning when Hunter Newman hit a two-out solo home run to cut the Hoppers’ lead to 4-1.

     Hoptown was led at the plate by Lowe, who went 2-for-2 with two runs batted in. Sevenish and Larue each had doubles for the Hoppers.

     Owensboro was paced by Tyler Tichenor and Newman, who each went 2-for-3. Newman had a double, a run and an RBI for the Oilers.

     Jake Bell (2-0) got the complete-game win for Hoptown, allowing one run on six hits, striking out eight and walking none in seven innings.

     Mason Morris (0-1) took the loss, allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits, walking one in four innings. Edwin Reyes came on in the fifth inning, allowing one run on no hits, striking out one and walking one in one inning. Austin Brunk pitched the sixth inning, striking out one. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 4, Owensboro Oilers 2 - game 2.  In 7 innings. (From Hopkinsville)  In the second game of the double-header, Hoptown again scored first. In the bottom of the second inning, Henry Rowland led off with a single, was advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a single by Derek Finch.

     Owensboro responded in the top of the third inning, when Taylor Matthews led off with a walk and Tyler Tichenor followed with a single. Both runners advanced on a sacrifice bunt, and Matthews scored on a sacrifice fly. Tichenor stole third and scored on an errant throw, giving the Oilers a 2-1 lead.

     Hoptown retook the lead in the bottom half of the inning when Mitch Huckabay led off with a single, followed by a single by Zac Carter. Rowland reached on a fielding error, scoring Huckabay, and an errant throw on the same play scored Carter, putting the Hoppers ahead 3-2.

     Hoptown tacked on another run in the bottom of the sixth inning when Drew Allen got a two-out single, stole second and scored on an infield single by Trevor Lowe to give the Hoppers the 4-2 win. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Fulton Railroaders 12, Marion Bobcats 8.  (From Fulton)  The Railroaders (6-10) broke a four game losing streak beating the Bobcats (4-12), and avoided a repeat of a 5-11 start from last season. 

     Both teams scored a single run in the first inning.  Bottom of the 2nd, the Railroaders busted out scoring 6 runs off 3 homers and a Bobcat error.  Marion came back in the 3rd with two runs, and added three in the 4th with a 3 RBI homerun of their own. With the score 7-6 in Fulton's favor, the Railroaders answered in the bottom half of the 4th extending their lead with 3 more runs.  The Bobcats clawed they way back putting up single runs in both the 6th and 7th innings. Ahead 10-8, the Railroaders chalked up 2 more insurance runs in the bottom of the 8th for the final 12-8 score.

    The four total homeruns on the evening were produced by; Taylor Douglas with a 2 run shot (3 total RBI), and Fulton newcomers Ramon Valdez (solo) and Michael Sillyman for 2 runs (4 of 5, 3 total RBI & 2 scores), and for Marion Cody Brown blasted a 3 RBI homerun and went 2 of 3 with 3 runs scored.

     Railroader starter Ryan Skoubo only lasted 3 1/3 innings giving up 6 earned runs on 6 hits, one walk and 2 strikeouts. First reliever Brandon Diaz gets the win for pitching 1 2/3 innings allowing only one hit and walk, striking out 4 batters and no runs scored. Sean Cunningham threw for 2 innings giving up 3 hits, tagged for 2 runs (one earned), a walk and 3 strikeouts.  Caleb Shelly finished the last two innings and earned a save coming into the game with a 2 run lead.

     The Bobcat starter Blake Thomas is tagged for the loss on the mound for 1 2/3 innings, and responsible for 7 runs (5 earned), 2 walks, a strikeout and 6 hits that included all 3 Fulton homeruns.  Tony Anello also went 1 2/3 innings in middle relief, with Dylan Stewart finished the final 4 6/7 innings for Marion.

     The two teams meet again on Saturday in Marion for a second game.  Both teams remain at the bottom in the standings with Fulton staying 4.5 games out of first, and Marion dropping a game to 6.5 back. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 6, Madisonville Pirates 1.  (From Dubois County)  The Bombers moved two games above .500 after tonight’s, 6-1 win over the Pirates. Dubois County now owns a (9-7) record on the year.

     Madisonville plated the first run of the night in the 1st inning as two Bombers errors aided the inning to continue. Dubois County took control of the game in the 3rd inning scoring 3 runs. Casey Ryan had a big 2 RBI double and Erik McKibban followed with a sac fly for the Bombers in the inning.

     Dubois County added an insurance run in the 5th, 6th and 8th innings to stay in complete control of the game. Bomber starter Ty Simpson limited the Pirates to 4 hits in a complete game effort, he also struck out 7 Madisonville batters. Box Scores Click Here.


June 20, 2013

 

Madisonville Pirates 8, Marion Bobcats 2 - game 1.  In 7 innings. Marion fell to 5.5 games off the league lead after dropping both ends of a double header against Madisonville Thursday.

     In the first game, the Pirates lit up the scoreboard with eight runs on nine hits in seven innings, downing the Bobcats 8-2. Marion managed eight hits but pushed across only two runs off starter Heath Kelley, who earned the complete-game victory. Bobcats starter Luke MacDonald gave up seven earned runs in five innings, taking the loss. At the plate for Marion, Brandon Lawing went 2-for-3 and Tyler Odom went 2-for-4. Cody Brown had the team's only RBI. Paul Angel added a double, the team's only extra-base hit of the night.. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 5, Marion Bobcats 4 - game 2.  In 8 innings. In the nightcap, it took extra innings for the Pirates (10-6) to become the first team in the league with double-digit wins. Madisonville and former Bobcats manager Steve Fowler earned the 5-4 victory in the eighth when leadoff hitter Samuel Gilbert reached after being hit by a pitch. After stealing second base, he was batted home on a sacrifice bunt from Gooch Greer after a Marc Noyalis single to break the 3-3 tie. Noyalis would also come around to score after an Austin Shives double. The Bobcats (4-11) fought back in the bottom of the eighth with the first two batters reaching base on singles. Blaine Alvey and Brooks Balisterri were both moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt from Cody Brown, but the Bobcats could move only Alvey across the plate on a Tyler Odom ground out RBI. Tyler Boxwell went 3-for-3 with an RBI for the Bobcats. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 7, Hopkinsville Hoppers 6.  (From Hopkinsville)  Dubois County and Hoptown broke out the bats early and late, scoring nine total runs in the first three innings and Dubois County scoring the tying and winning runs in the ninth as the Bombers won on the road 7-6.

     Dubois County (8-7) got on the scoreboard first when Eric McKibbon reached on a fielder’s choice, then scored on a two-out, two-run home run by Chris Tavares. Shane Showers then hit a single, stole second and scored on a single by Andre Davis to give the Bombers an early 3-0 lead.

     The Hoppers (9-6) responded in the bottom half of the inning when Matt McGowan led off with a walk and advanced on a single by Brandon Powell. Brad Sevenish then stepped up and popped a three-run home run to tie the game at 3-3/

     Dubois County retook the lead in the second inning when Jarret Young led off with a walk, went to second on a groundout, went to third on a sacrifice bunt by Casey Ryan and scored on a fielder’s choice, putting McKibbon on first. McKibbon went to third on a single by Bo Ausmus and scored on a single by Tavares, giving the Bombers a 5-3 lead.

     Hoptown tacked on another run in the bottom of the third when Seth Larue hit a one-out single, then went to second on a single by Zac Carter. Both runners did a double-steal, but Larue was caught between second and third, finally reaching third but oversliding the base. He was able to get back safely, avoiding the tag, then scored on a sac fly by Brandon Boggetto, cutting the Bombers’ lead to 5-4.

     Both pitchers settled in at that point, with the Hoppers’ Cole Isom retiring eight straight batters from the third through the fifth inning, starting with four straight strikeouts. Not to be outdone, Bombers starter Spencer Sapp retired eight of nine batters in the third through fifth innings.

     The Hoppers took the lead in the bottom of the sixth when Boggetto reached on an error and stole second. Drew Allen singled him to third, chasing Sapp and bringing in Jonathan Williams, and Derek Ferch singled him home to tie the score at 5-5. Geordie Carlson reached on a failed fielder’s choice to load the bases and McGowan was hit by a pitch to score Allen and give Hoptown a 6-5 lead.

     Dubois County retook the lead in the top of the ninth when McKibbon led off with a single then went to second on a single by Ausmus. A sac bunt by Tavares moved the runners up a base, and McKibbon scored the tying run on a sac fly by Shain Showers, moving Ausmus to third. Ausmus scored on a fielding error, giving the Bombers a 7-6 lead.

     Bombers reliever retired the side in the bottom of the ninth for the save.

     Dubois County was led by Andre Davis, who went 3-for-5 with a double and a run batted in. Ausmus, Tavares and Showers each had two hits, with Tavares getting a home run. McKibbon scored three runs for the Bombers, and Tavares had three RBIs.

     The Hoppers were paced by Ferch, who went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Carlson got a double for the Hoppers, and Sevenish had three RBIs with a home run.

     On the mound, Williams got the win, allowing no runs on two hits, striking out three and walking one in three innings. Clint Chestnut got the save, retiring the three batters he faced. Sapp started the game, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits, striking out four and walking one in five innings.

     For Hoptown, Kyle Barbee took the loss, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits, striking out two and walking none in four innings. Cole Isom started for the Hoppers, allowing five runs on nine hits, striking out four and walking one in five innings. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 2, Fulton Railroaders 1.  (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers won the Thursday night home game, edging the visiting Fulton Railroaders by the final score of 2 to 1.
     The Oilers scored one run in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Cameron Wallace led off with a single. Wallace moved to second base on a sacrifice bunt, and to third base on a groundout. He scored as Tyler Tichenor reached on an error.
     The game -- defined by pitching and missed offensive opportunities -- continued 1-0 for Owensboro until Fulton put together its run in the top of the 9th inning. With one out, Cody Burton and Taylor Stoulp singled back to back. Colton Simbeck was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Fulton newcomer Michael Sillyman reached on a RBI fielder's choice that scored Burton, but put Simbeck out at second base. A strike out ended the rally, but the game was tied 1-1.
     The Oilers prevailed with one run in the bottom of the 9th inning. Brent Carmichael led off with a walk. He moved to second base on a sacrifice bunt. A fly out later, Christian McHatton knocked a RBI single past the oustretched shortstop and the speedy Carmichael scored from second base.
     Owensboro reliever Kellon Hibbard -- who came in with a save in mind -- became the winner instead. The Fulton starter, Isaac Behme went the entire 8.67 innings on the mound for the Railroaders, and surrendered only three hits, but got the loss
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June 19, 2013

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 6, Dubois County Bombers 5.  In 10 innings. (From Dubois County) Dubois County played host to Hoptown on Wednesday night. For the fourth straight home game nine innings would not be enough for the Bombers. Hoptown held a 5-4 lead in the 9th inning but would give up the lead in the 9th on a failed attempt to pickoff the runner at third. With two outs, the throw down to third base from the Hoptown catcher was wild allowing Shain Showers to score the tying run. However the Hoppers responded by scoring a run in the top of the 10th on Brad Sevenish’s RBI sac fly.

     Connor Strain started for Dubois County giving up 4 earned runs off 6 hits and striking out 6 batters in 5 and a third innings pitched. Riley Sanderson was the Hoptown starter. He gave up 4 runs in a little over 7 innings as he took the no decision. Ryne Long would come in for the Hoppers in the 9th and pitch through the 10th earning the win. Ty Simpson took the loss for Dubois County. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Marion Bobcats 7, Madisonville Pirates 6.  (From Madisonville)  The story from the Pirate side is one of missed opportunities, both at the plate (fifteen base runners stranded) and in the field (six errors).  A bright spot was Alfredo Bohorquez, who went 4-5 with 1 R, 1 RBI, and 2 SB. Dathan Prewitt scored a run and had 3 RBI on a 1-2 night at the plate. 

     For Marion, Paul Angel led the way at the plate, going 3-5 with two runs scored, two RBI, and a solo HR.

Neither starter figured in the final decision, with Austin Braddock getting the win for Marion and Kyle DeMeo getting the loss. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers @ Fulton Railroaders - PPD field condition.  Tonight's game in Fulton has been postponed due to field conditions. Recent heavy rains (5 inches in 30 minutes) in the Fulton area have not allowed the playing field to dry and water is still standing. 

     The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 2, as part of a doubleheader.  First game will begin at 5:05 pm.


June 18, 2013

 

Owensboro Oilers 4, Madisonville Pirates 2.  (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers won their Tuesday home game with the visiting Madisonville Tradewater Pirates. The final score was 4 to 2 in Owensboro's favor. Leading the way for the Owensboro offense were Cody Rogers who went 3 for 4 with a RBI double and Tyler Tichenor who went 2 for 5 with two doubles.
     Owensboro starter Cameron Wallace got the win, pitching 8 strong innings, and striking out 8 batters. Kellon Hibbard picked up a save.
     Madisonville played small ball to score their first run on a bunt, a sacrifice, a passed ball and a wild pitch. Matt Sheneman tripled in the top of the 8th inning and scored for the Pirates on a bloop RBI single for Ty Broady. The Pirates rallied no closer, and the game went to the home team. Madisonville reliever Jack Coleman took the loss
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Hopkinsville Hopper 2, Fulton Railroaders 1.  In 10 innings. (From Hopkinsville)  The Hoptown Hoppers hosted the Fulton Railroaders on Tuesday. Pitcher Justin Hageman started on the mound for the Hoppers, retiring ten batters in five innings.

     The Railroaders got up on the scoreboard first when Michael Diaz slammed a solo homer over right field in the top of the third.

     The Hoppers leveled the score at one a piece in the bottom of the sixth inning when Zach Carter drove in Matt McGowan from third off of a line drive double.

The Hoppers and Railroaders swapped hits back and forth through out the game with ten and eight hits, respectively.

     The game ventured into extra innings, but in the bottom of the tenth Mitch Huckabay stole home while the pitcher wasn’t looking to get the win for the Hoppers.

     Mitch Huckabay, Matt McGowan, Mason Colquitt, John Beary, Zach Carter, and Clayton Evans all had hits for the Hoppers. Cody Burton, Taylor Stoulp, Kyle Simmons, Taylor Douglas, and Michael Diaz had hits for the Railroaders.

     Collin Hatch had the loss for the Railroaders. Box Scores Click Here.

 

 

Dubois County Bombers @ Marion Bobcats - PPD.  Game halted in top of 5th inning and postponed. Rescheduled for Friday, June 28 in Marion as part of a doubleheader, first game start is 4 pm..

 


June 17, 2013

 

Owensboro Oilers @ Hopkinsville Hoppers - PPD Rain.  Tonight's Hoppers game against the Owensboro Oilers has been postponed due to rain. The game will be made up Friday, June, 21 as a double header. The first game will begin at 5 p.m. at Hopkinsville High's Tiger Field.

 

 


June 16, 2013

 

Owensboro Oilers 4, Fulton Railroaders 2.  (From Owensboro) An evening after a road loss in Madisonville, the Owensboro Oilers won a Sunday night home game with the visiting Fulton Railroaders. The final score was 4 to 2 in Owensboro's favor.
     The Oilers scored three runs in the bottom of the 1st inning. Scoring were Tyler Tichenor (walked), Cody Rogers (walked), and Hunter Newman (RBI single).Christian McHatton and Dalton West also had RBI singles in the inning. Owensboro made it 4-0 with one run in the bottom of the 5th inning as Tichenor singled and eventually scored on a RBI single by Rogers.
     The Railroadders scored one run in the top of  the 6th inning. Matt Skrzpiec singled in the inning. Errant fielding moved him to third base, and he scored on a passed ball. Fulton rallied for one more run in the top of the 9th inning. With one out,  Jake Shadix walked. A single moved Shadix to third base. Shadix scored on a RBI groundout by Alex Huddleston. A last groundout finalized the score 4 to 2 for the home team.
     Owensboro starter Taylor Grisham won while Fulton starter Garrett Ring lost
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June 15, 2013

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 9, Fulton Railroaders 7.  (From Fulton)  The Railroaders (5-7) played catch up with the Hoppers (7-5) to only fall short by 2 runs. Hoptown jump out to a 4 run lead in the 1st inning with the Railroaders answering with 2 in the bottom half of the first. The Hoppers put another run across in the 3rd as well as the Railroaders in the latter half of the inning.  Hoptown took a 7-3 lead in the 5th inning scoring two more. Fulton tied the game up in the 7th with a pair of homeruns yielding 4 runs. The Hoppers squeezed 2 more in the 8th inning for the final 9-7 win for Hoptown.

     Four Railroader errors resulted in 4 unearned runs for Hoptown and was the difference in the game. The Hoppers committed 2 errors but only allowed one unearned run.

     Middle reliever Geordie Carlson gets the win for Hoptown for 2 innings of work, and Ryne Long picked up a save to close out the final inning. Sean Cunningham takes the hard loss in middle relief going 3 1/3 innings on the mound.

     Both teams got 10 hits each as well as 7 each RBI.  For the Hoppers; John Beary, Brandon Boggetto, and Derek Ferch each got 2 hits with one RBI and scored once. For Fulton; Cody Burton was 3 of 6 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored and Colton Simbeck 2 for 3, 2 RBI and scored one, both players hitting the 7th inning homers. 

     With the win, the Hoppers move into 2nd place in the standings past Owensboro and Dubois County who lost their games on Saturday, and one game behind Madisonville in first.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Marion Bobcats 2, Dubois County Bombers 1.  In 11 innings at Dubois County. (Game summary from Marion) For the second time in as many nights, the Bobcats had to go to 11 innings to settle the contest. On Saturday night, however, it was Marion (3-9) coming out on top, earning the team's first extra-inning win of the year and snapping a five-game skid.
     Saturday's 2-1 win at Dubois County (7-6), more importantly, was a victory for a pitching staff that been pushed around all season by opposing offenses. With a quarter of the season in the books, the game was the first time in 2013 the Bobcats held the opposition to fewer than three runs.

     Though Madisonville won to keep grasp of first place in the Ohio Valley League and remain five games in front of last-place Marion, the Bobcats picked up a full game on Fulton, Dubois County and Owensboro, tightening the standings in the second division. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 7, Owensboro Oilers 5.  (From Madisonville)  The Pirates won a back-and-forth ballgame tonight over the Owensboro Oilers, 7-5, at Elmer Kelley Stadium.

     Madisonville took an early 1-0 when Ty Broady scored on Dathan Prewett's ground ball in the bottom of the 1st inning.  Owensboro answered with three runs in the 4th, with Cody Rogers, Hunter Newman, and Christian McHatton all scoring. 

     Madisonville responded with one run from Dathan Prewett in the bottom of the inning, making the score, 3-2, in favor of the Oilers.  The Pirates took the lead, 4-3, in the bottom of the Fifth; but, Owensboro scored two in the top of the Sixth to reclaim the lead, 5-4. 
     The Pirates fought back with two in the bottom of the 7th, making the score 6-5, and then tacked on one more in the bottom of the 8th for the final margin of 7-5.

     Madisonville reliever Samuel Gilbert got the Win, with CJ Schildt picking up a Save.  Brent Elder, on in relief of Oiler starter Shane Weedman, took the Loss.

     The win extends Madisonville's record to 8-4, and the Pirates remain atop the OVL standings.  Owensboro moves to 6-5 overall, 1.5 games back. For the complete rundown of stats, check the attached Box Score. Box Scores Click Here.


June 14, 2013

 

Fulton Railroaders 10, Dubois County Bombers 5.  (From Fulton) The Railroaders (5-6) got their first season win over the Bombers (7-5) in the 4th meeting between the two clubs. Fulton jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after the first inning of play. The Bombers put up their first run in the 3rd inning, adding three more in the 4th to tie the game 4-4.  Dubois County took the lead in the 6th inning scoring one, only to see Fulton tie it back up off a solo homerun by Colton Simbeck to leadoff the bottom half of the inning.  

     The game remained tied until the bottom of the 8th when Evan Smith (3 of 5 and 3 RBI) singled and drove in the game winning RBI from 3rd base with the bases loaded. Taylor Douglas followed at the plate and hit the second pitch over the center field wall for a grand slam, and topped off the final score 10-5. The Railroaders totaled 15 hits, stranded 13 runners and had 2 errors.

     For the Dubois County; Hamilton Carr accounted for two of the Bombers' 6 total hits, and Casey Ryan (1 of 5) had 2 RBI. The Bombers left 9 on base and also had 2 errors on the evening.

     No decision for both starters; Brandon Diaz for Fulton went 3 2/3 innings allowing 3 hits, striking out 5, walking 3 and tagged for 4 unearned runs, and Ty Simpson threw for 6 innings, gave up 12 hits, struck out 8, walked one and 5 runs scored (4 earned). The win goes to Ryan Skoubo pitching the final 2 innings, and the loss to Spencer Sapp in middle relief going only 1 1/3 innings. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 5, Madisonville Pirates 4 - game 1.  In 7 innings. (From Hopkinsville) Hoptown and Madisonville played two terrific game in a double-header today at Hopkinsville, with the host Hoppers winning the first game 5-4 and the Pirates taking the night game 6-2, with both games being decided in the last inning of the two seven-inning contests.

     In Game 1, John Beary drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and the game-winner in the seventh for the Hoppers.

     Madisonville got on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning when Cody White got a one-out triple and scored on a two-out single by Parker O’Dell to give the Pirates an early 1-0 lead.

     Hoptown tied the game in the bottom of the third inning when Derek Ferch led off and got on base on a fielder’s error, stole second and scored on a single by Mitch Huckabay.

     The Pirates responded in the top of the fourth when O’Dell led off with a walk, was balked to second and went to third on a single by Samuel Gilbert. J.T. Arneman then hit a double down the right-field line to score O’Dell and Gilbert to give Madisonville a 3-1 lead.

     Hoptown scored in the bottom of the fifth when Huckabay led off and got hit by a pitch, stole second and scored on a pinch-hit double by Brandon Powell. Powell then scored on a single by Brad Sevenish to tie the score at 3-3.

The Hoppers pushed ahead that inning when Beary hit a double to score Drew Allen, who pinch-ran for Sevenish, to give Hoptown a 4-3 lead.

     Madisonville tied the game when pinch-hiter Dathan Prewett slapped his first pitch over the left-field wall to tie the game at 4-4.

     The Hoppers put the game away when Drew Allen drew a two-out walk, followed by a single by Seth Larue. Beary again pushed across a run with a single to right-center field for the game-winner.

Beary went 2-for-4 for the Hoppers with a double and two runs batted in. Sevenish went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Allen scored twice for Hoptown.

     Five batters had one hit each for Madisonville. Prewett hit a home run, Cody White had a triple and Brandon Powell and J.T. Atneman had doubles for the Pirates.

     Ryne Long got the win in relief for the Hoppers, allowing one run on one hit, striking out two in one inning of work. Stewart Rich started for Hoptown, allowing three runs on four hits, striking out seven and walking two in six innings.

Kyle DeMeo took the loss, allowing one run on two hits, striking out two and walking two in 1 2/3 innings. Daniel Sharp started for the Pirates, allowing one unearned run on three hits, striking out three and walking three in four innings. Marc Noyalis pitched one-third of an inning, followed by Jack Coleman who allowed three runs on three hits, striking out one in two-thirds of an inning. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 6, Hopkinsville Hoppers 2 - game 2.  In 7 innings. (From Hopkinsville) In Game 2, it was a defensive battle with Hoptown leading 2-1 going into the bottom of the seventh, but Madisonville scored five runs in the final inning for the win.

     The Pirates scored first again, plating one in the top of the first when Jarod Perry led off with a single, went to second on a wild pitch, went to third on a single by Ty Broady and scored when Dathan Prewett hit a single to deep right field.

     Hoptown tied the score in the bottom of the fifth when Brandon Powell led off with a single and went to third on a failed pickoff attempt. He scored on a sacrifice fly by Clayton Evans to tie the score at 1-1.

     The Hoppers took the lead in the sixth when Matt McGowan led off with a single, went to second when Brad Sevenish walked, went to third on a fielder’s choice and scored on a sac bunt by John Beary.

     The Pirates’ bats came to life in the seventh inning, as Madisonville plated five runs in the frame. Matt Sheneman led off with a single, went to second on a sacrifice bunt and took third on a groundout. Jarod Perry was hit by a pitch, and a single by Ty Broady drove in Sheneman and moved Perry to third, tying the game at 2-2t by a pitch to load the bases, chasing Hoptown starter Kyle Barbee.

     Alfredo Bohorquez slapped a single, scoring Perry and Broady and sending Prewett to third, giving the Pirates a 4-2 lead. Joe Tipton walked to load the bases again, ans a single by C.J. Schildt scored Prewett and Bohorquez for the final tally.

     Madisonville was led by Bohorquez, who wwent 2-for-4 with a run scored and two runs batted in, and Broady, who went 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI. Perry scored twice for the Pirates.

     For Hoptown, Matt McGowant went 2-for-2.

     On the mound, both starters pitched gems into the seventh inning. Heath Kelley got the win for Madisonville, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits, striking out five and walking five in six innings. Samuel Gilbert came on in the seventh, striking out two in his inning of work.

     For Hoptown, Barbee took the loss, allowing three runs on five hits, striking out three and walking one in 6 2/3 innings. Trevor Blocker came on to get the final out of the inning, but allowed three runs on three hits and walked one in one-third of an inning. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 9, Marion Bobcats 8.  In 11 innings. (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers won the Friday night endurance game with the visiting Marion Bobcats. The final score was Oilers 9 to Bobcats 8 in 11 innings.
     The Oilers took an early lead with two runs in the bottom of the 1st inning. Leadoff hitter Tyler Tichenor reached on an error, and Brent Carmichael followed on base the same way. One out later, both Tichenor and Carmichael scored when Hunter Newman also reached base on a Bobcat error. At the end of the 1st inning the Oilers led 2-0.
     The give and take of this back and forth game began when Marion tied it with two runs in the top of the 2nd inning. Wes Evers led off with a single. Austin Braddock followed with a single. A double play put Evers at third base with two outs. Aaron King was hit by a pitch. Cody Brown reached on an error that plated Evers and moved King to third base. King scored from third on a wild pitch to knot the score at 2 to 2.
     Owensboro went back in front with a run in the bottom of the 4th inning. With one away, Austin Edge singled, then stole second base. Austin Brunk followed with an RBI double to score Edge. After 4 innings, Owensboro led 3 to 2.
     Back came the Bobcats to take the lead with 2 runs in the top of the 6th inning. Brandon Lawing led off by reaching on an error. Tyler Odom followed with a single. One out later, Braddock singled to bring in Lawing. Odom was tagged out caught in a run down down between second and third bases as Braddock moved up.Braddock scored the second run on a RBI single by Clint Ambrosch. Now the Bobcats led 4 to 3.
     The Oilers tied the game with a run in the bottom of the same inning. Cameron Wallace led off with a single and two outs later he was still at first base. Then Cody Rogers walked. Newman delivered a RBI single scoring Wallace. After 6 innings of play, the game was tied 4 to 4.
     Marion scored four runs in the top of the 7th inning. Brown led off with a single, and was sacrifice bunted over to second base. Paul Angel walked. Lawing reached on an error to load the bases. Brown and Angel scored on a 2 RBI single by Odom that moved Lawing to third base. Evers reached on a fielder's choice used to cut Lawing down at the plate as Odom went to second base. Braddock RBI singled to bring in Odom. Ambrosch followed with a RBI single to score Evers. Marion entered the 7th inning stretch leading the game 8 to 4 --but as it turned out, the visitors would not score again.
     The Owensboro comeback began with three runs in the bottom of the 8th inning. Tichenor led off by reaching on an error, then stole second base. Carmichael and Rogers walked back-to-back to load the bases. Newman wrapped another RBI single to score Tichenor with the bases still loaded. A strikeout later, Matthew Johnson reached on an error that allowed both Carmichael and Rogers to score. By inning's end the score had closed to 8-7 for the Bobcats. Owensboro got the one run it needed to stay in the game in the bottom of the 9th inning. With one out, Wallace reached on an error, but was put out at second when Tichenor reached on fielder's choice. Tichenor promptly stole second base, then moved to third base on a Bobcat throwing error. Carmichael decisively plated Tichenor with a RBI double. After 9 regulation innings, the game was tied again 8 to 8.
     The Oilers won the game with one run in the bottom of the 11th inning. Again, Tichenor led off the inning with a walk, and was sacrifice bunted to second base. Rogers walked and Newman was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Christian McHatton reached on an error -- sufficient to allow Tichenor to score from third base.
     Cameron Wallace worked a scoreless 11th inning in relief for Owensboro for the win. Tyler Stewart took the loss for Marion. Bo
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June 13, 2013

 

Dubois County Bombers 2, Fulton Railroaders 1.  In 10 innings. (From Dubois County)  The Bombers (7-4) and the Railroaders (4-6) met for a game at League Stadium in Indiana. Nine innings would not be enough as the Bombers ended the game in the 10th inning on Bo Ausmus’ RBI single down the third baseline to win, 2-1 in 10 innings.

            Hits were hard to come by in this OVL game, Bombers starter Connor Strain pitched the first seven innings giving up only one hit and striking out six Fulton batters. Fulton starter Thomas Huddleston was also pretty dominant, scattering four hits over seven and a third innings and striking out eight. Huddleston gave up a RBI single to Kyle Schwinghamer in the 5th inning.

            With the Bombers leading, 1-0 in the 8th, Fulton tied the game on a RBI single from Hunter Owen. Both teams would fail to score in the 9th but in the 10th Fulton got the leadoff man on base but the very next batter would ground into a 6-4-3 double play, killing the inning. Jarrett Young led off the 10th for the Bombers, drawing a walk and eventually scoring the game winning run off Ausmus’ single. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 3, Hopkinsville Hoppers 2.  (From Madisonville)  Madisonville defeated Hopkinsville tonight, 3-2, at Elmer Kelley Stadium on Alfredo Bohorquez’s walk-off base hit in the bottom of the 9th inning. The Bohorquez line drive into the gap in left-center drove in Ty Broady from second base and broke the 2-2 tie that the Hoppers had scratched out in the top half of the 8th inning.

     Madisonville scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning and was held scoreless from there until Broady’s winning run to end the game. Hopkinsville scored both Hopper runs in the 8th inning.  Bohorquez finished the night 2-5 with one run scored and two RBIs. The Hoppers were led at the plate by Seth Larue, who went 1-3 with one run scored and one RBI.

     Pirate reliever Taylor Burr, on in relief of starter Aaron Mason, got the Win; Geordie Carlson takes the Loss for the Hoppers. Hopper starter Jake Bell and reliever Trevor Blocker both pitched well and got No Decision.

For a complete rundown of the plays and the stats, check the official Box Score.  The win moves the Pirates record to 6-3 and into sole possession of First Place in the OVL standings. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 14, Marion Bobcats 2.  (From Marion)  Marion's pitching staff got shelled again Thursday night, giving up 14 runs on 14 hits, 10 bases on balls and three errors. The Bobcats (2-8) dropped their fourth straight in the 2-14 loss to Owensboro (5-4).
     On the mound for the Bobcats, Tyler Simmons gave up seven earned runs in only three innings for the loss. In relief, Aaron King gave up another seven runs--only four earned, however--in 1.2 innings of work. Blake Thomas finished the final 4.1 innings of the game, holding the Oilers scoreless.
     At the plate, Marion managed only four hits. Joe Tourville had one of those and tallied the sole RBI for the Bobcats. Bo
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June 12, 2013

 

Dubois County Bombers 9, Owensboro Oilers 8.  In 12 innings. No summary submitted. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Fulton Railroaders , Madisonville Pirates.  (From Fulton) The Railroaders (4-5) got a shutout win over the Pirates (5-3) off superb pitching by Isaac Behme who went a full 9 innings on the mound.  Behme gave up a single to start the game then shut down 25 batters in a roll before allowing 3 final Pirates hits in the ninth. Behme struck out 6 and no walks, and was backed by great defensive and error free play.

     Fulton’s offense  matched the effort on the mound banging out 15 hits that included homeruns by Cody Burton (2 RBI), Sake Shadix (2 RBI), and Josh Bynum.  At the plate; Taylor Douglas was best going 3 for 4, 3 RBI and one score, followed by Hunter Owen 3 for 3 and scoring twice. 

     Pirate starter Robert Barth threw for 5 2/3 innings giving up 13 hits, tagged for 8 runs (7 earned), with only one walk and no strikeouts.  Three Pirate relievers faired better only allowing 2 hits, but too little too late for Tradewater to recover. Complete game stats see box scores. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 3, Marion Bobcat 1. (From Hopkinsville)  The host Hoptown Hoppers broke open a 1-1 tie with two unearned runs in the sixth inning to claim a 3-1 win over the Marion Bobcats. The win propelled the Hoppers into a three-way tie for first place in the Ohio Valley League with Hopkinsville and Madisonville.

     Marion (2-7) got on the scoreboard first in the top of the first inning when Paul Angel hit a one-out single, went to third on a single by Brandon Lawing and scored on a double-steal to give the Bobcats a 1-0 lead.

     Hoptown countered in the bottom half of the inning when Mitch Huckabay led off with a single, went to third on a failed pickoff attempt and scored on a double by Mason Colquitt to knot the game at 1-1 after an inning.

     That’s where the score stood until the bottom of the sixth inning. Colquitt led off the inning with a walk followed by a single by John Beary. Zac Carter then reached on a bobbled sacrifice attempt to load the bases. Derek Ferch then hit a nubber in front of the plate that was fielded by starting pitcher Luke McDonald, who underhanded it to catcher Clint Ambrosch for the force out at home. 

     Seth Larue then slapped a two-out pinch-hit double, scoring Beary and Carter to put Hoptown ahead for good 3-1. Larue was thrown out at third on the play.

     Hoptown was led at the plate by Colquitt, who went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored, and Huckabay, who went 2-for-4 with a run, Larue and Ferch each doubled for the Hoppers, and Larue had two runs batted in. 

     Five Bobcat batters each had a hit, including Brooks Balisterri, who picked up a double for Marion. 

     On the mound, Cole Isom (1-1) got the win, allowing one run on five hits, striking out six and walking two in seven innings. Trevor Blocker earned his first save of the season, retiring all six batters he faced in two innings.

     McDonald (0-1) took the loss, allowing three runs (one earned) on seven hits, striking out four and walking three in six innings. Drew Shoulders closed out the game for Marion, allowing two hits, striking out two and walking one in two innings. Box Scores Click Here.


June 11, 2013

 

Owensboro Oilers 4, Dubois County Bombers 3.  (From Owensboro)  The hosting Owensboro Oilers won their first-ever game with OVL newcomers the Dubois County (DC) Bombers on Tuesday night. The final score was 4 to 3 for the home team.
     The Oilers scored first with two runs in the bottom of the 4th inning. Brent Carmichael led off with a walk and stole second base. One out later, Hunter Newman delivered a RBI single to score Carmichael. Newman also rounded the bases and scored on errant fielding of his hit. Owensboro extended the lead to 3-0 with one run in the bottom of the 5th inning. With one out, Tyler Shewmaker and Tyler Tichenor singled back-to-back. With two out, Cody Rogers walked to load the bases. Newman followed, collecting his second RBI for Shewmaker's run with a walk.
     The Bombers rallied to tie game with three runs in the top of the 7th inning. Shain Showers led off with a single. Andre Davis was hit by a pitch. Jacob Armstrong singled to load the bases with nobody out. Cole Griesinger batted in Showers on a RBI single. With one out, a wild pitch brought Davis home. Armstrong scored on a RBI groundout by Hamilton Carr.
     The Oilers regained the lead with one run in the bottom of the 7th inning. Shewmaker led off with his second single of the game before giving way to pinch-runner Taylor Matthews. Tichenor sacrifice bunted Matthews over to second base. Carmichael followed, reaching on an error, and Matthews came around to score on the same miscue. The Oilers were up 4 to 3 at the end of the inning, and that score held.    
     Matt Theiss picked up the win for Owensboro in relief of the quality start by Cameron Wallace. Kellon Hibbard earned a save. DC reliever Clint Chestnut was the pitcher of record when the winning run scored, and took the loss. Bo
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Hopkinsville Hoppers 12, Marion Bobcats 0.  The Bobcats were kept off the board Tuesday night at Guess Field, falling to Hopkinsville (4-3), who scored 12 runs on 10 hits, 12 walks and three Bobcat errors. It was only the third shutout pitched in the league this year, the first against the Bobcats, now 2-6 and in last place in the league.
     Hoptown pitchers gave up eight hits and only one walk, stranding seven Marion runners on base. Starter Riley Sanderson (2-0) got the win for the Hoppers after going seven innings. Austin Braddock (0-1) pitched only 2.1 innings in the loss for Marion, giving up four runs, though only one was earned. Marion used six pitchers on the evening.
     At the plate, Wes Evers was 3-for-4 with a stolen base. Five other hitters contributed singles. Bo
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Madisonville Pirates 7, Fulton Railroaders 6.  In 10 innings. (From Madisonville)  Tonight the Pirates defeated the Fulton Railroaders by the score of 7-6 in 10 innings!  The win runs the Pirates’ record to 5-2 and into sole possession of first place in the current OVL standings. These same two teams hook up again on Wednesday night in Fulton starting at 7pm. It should be a great one!. Box Scores Click Here.


June 10, 2013 

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 3, Dubois County Bombers 0. (From Hopkinsville) The host Hoptown Hoppers were able to put together three runs, and four Hoptown pitchers combined for a six-hit shutout as Hoptown won its second game over first-place Dubois County 3-0.

     The game played Monday was a make-up game that was originally scheduled for June 6, but was postponed by rain.

     The Hoppers (3-3) scored in the first inning when Mitch Huckabay led off with a walk, was sacrificed to second, stole third base and scored on a sac fly to give Hoptown an early 1-0 lead.

     Hoptown struck again in the fourth inning when Brandon Boggetto hit a one-out single and stole second. He was doubled in by Brad Sevenish, who went to third on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a single by Huckabay for the final tally.

     On the mound, Justin Hageman got the win in his first game for the Hoppers, allowing three hits, striking out four and walking three in five innings. Geordie Carlson came on in the sixth, allowing three hits, striking out three and walking two in two innings. Kyle Barbee pitched the eighth inning, striking out one and walking one, and Ryne Long pitched the ninth inning and got the save, striking out one. 

     Tyler Mitchell took the loss in the start for the Bombers (5-3), allowing three runs on five hits, striking out one and walking four in 4 2/3 innings. Johnathan Williams pitched the rest of the game for Dubois County, allowing one hit, striking out three and walking one in 3 1/3 innings. At the plate, Boggetto went 2-for-3 wth a double to lead Hoptown. Sevenish also doubled for the Hoppers.

     Eric McKibban went 3-for-4 for the Bombers, while Shain Showers picked up a double. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Fulton Railroaders @ Owensboro Oilers - PPD rain. The game between the Railroaders and Oilers in Owensboro has been postponed due to rain.  It has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 16 in Owensboro starting at 7 pm.

 

 


June 9, 2013 

 

Fulton Railroaders 8, Marion Bobcats 4.  (From Fulton) After an hour delay in starting the game due to weather, the Railroaders (3-4) and Bobcats (2-5) played their second game together in as many nights. Both teams scored a run each in the 1st inning and the game remained tied until the 5th. Alex Huddleston led off the bottom of the inning for Fulton and jumped on the pitch to hit a homerun over the right center field wall. The Railroaders added 3 more runs in the 7th and 8th innings to give Fulton a command 8-1 lead. The Bobcats rallied in the 9th to put up 3 runs, but effort was too little, too late.

     Four Railroaders got 2 hits each; Kyle Simmons 2 for 4 and 3 RBI, Cody Burton was 2 for 3, a RBI and scored twice, Hunter Owen 2 for 3 and 2 runs scored, Alex Huddleston 2 for 2, scored 3 with 2 RBI.  Matt Skrzypiec was 1 for 4 and had 2 RBI.

     Three Bobcats also made the 2 hits list; Luke Pearce was 2 for 4 and one RBI, Wes Evers went 2 for 4 and scored once, and Jarrett Rice 2 for 4, a RBI and run scored.

     Starting pitcher John Lollar takes the win for Fulton going 5 innings allowing 3 hits, one earned run, 3 walks and struck out 5.  The loss goes to David Herrera who threw for 6 innings tagged for 4 hits, 2 earned runs.  Herrera walked 4 and had 5 strikeouts. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 5, Dubois County Bombers 4.  (From Dubois County) The Pirates were too much for the Bombers tonight as the Pirates knocked off Dubois County, 5-4 in Huntingburg, IN..

            Madisonville got 2 hits each from four different players, clubbed four doubles in the ball game and out hit Dubois County, 12 to 7. Jacob Armstrong and Chris Tavares each slapped two hits for the Bombers, who tied the game at 3 runs after the Pirates scored 3 in the top of the 1st.

            The Pirates’, Ty Broady responded with a RBI single in the top of the 2nd as the Pirates would hold on to the lead for the rest of the game. The Bombers made it, 5-4 in the 6th but never could get any closer. On the mound Pirate starter, Heath Kelly worked 6 innings to get the win for Madisonville, Ty Simpson took the loss for Dubois County, throwing 5 innings. Box Scores Click Here.

 

 

Owensboro Oilers @ Hopkinsville Hoppers - PPD Rain.  The game postponed due to rain and rescheduled for Monday, June 17, start time 7:05 pm. 

 

 


June 8, 2013 

 

Marion Bobcats 9, Fulton Railroaders 3.  (From Marion) The Bobcats scored nine runs for the second consecutive night in notching back-to-back wins and moving into a tie for fifth place with Fulton, both at 2-4. Marion scored seven runs Saturday in the third inning and never looked back, beating Fulton at Guess Field 9-3 on only five hits. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 4, Hopkinsville Hoppers 3.  (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers won a 10th inning to take Saturday night's ballgame with the visiting Hopkinsville Hoppers. The final score was Oiers 4 to Hoppers 3.
     Owensboro scored first with one run in the bottom of the 1st inning. Lead-off hitter Tyler Tichenor singled, stole second base and eventually scored with two outs on a defensive error.
     Hopkinsville tied the game with a run in the top of the 3rd inning. Drew Allen led off with a walk, stole second base, and moved to third base on a wild pitch. Allen scored on a RBI ground out from Brandon Bogetto.
     The Oilers retook the lead by a run in the bottom of the 6th inning. Brendan Reid led off with a single, then stole second base. A single by Tichenor put Reid on third base. Tichenor also stole second base. With one out Cody Rogers executed an RBI sacrifice squeeze bunt to plate Reid and send Tichenor to third base. Owensboro added a run in the bottom of the 8th inning. Hunter Newman tripled with two outs in the inning, then scored on a wild pitch before the third out.
     The Hoppers stayed in the game by scoring two runs in the top of the 9th inning. Mason Colquitt led off with a walk and eventually scored from third base with one out as three of the next four batters (Matt McGowan, Seth Larue, and Bogetto) were each hit by pitches -- with Bogetto earning an RBI for Colquitt's run. Clayton Evans followed with an RBI groundout scoring McGowan. The Oilers ended the Hopkinsville threat, but not before the game was all knotted up.
     The score remained 3 to 3 into extra innings before Owensboro decided it in the bottom of the 10th inning. With one out Rogers walked. Newman, Austin Edge and Christian McHatton followed with three consecutive singles. McHatton's was the the game-winning RBI for bringing Rogers home.
     Owensboro reliever Kellon Hibbard had the win, following another strong start by Shane Weedman. Hopkinsville pitcher Trevor Blocker took the loss.
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Dubois County Bombers 4, Madisonville Pirates 1.  (From Madisonville) Tonight the Pirates went down in defeat to the Dubois County Bombers, 4-2.  After scoring 42 runs in their first four ballgames, the Pirate bats got shut down by Bomber pitcher Kyle Briner, who scattered five hits over 7-2/3 innings and gave up one run.  Briner got the Win, with Bomber reliever Clint Chestnut getting the Save.  Pirate starter Aaron Mason got the Loss.  Ty Broady and Chad Collum got one RBI each for the Pirates.

     The Bombers improve their season record to a league-best 5 -1.  Despite the loss, the Pirates remain in Second Place with a record of 3-2, one game and one-half behind the Bombers. The Pirates and the Bombers will hook back up tomorrow night in Dubois County, Indiana.  Box Scores Click Here.


June 7, 2013 

 

Fulton Railroaders 4, Owensboro Oilers 2.  (From Fulton) The Railroaders (2-3) got their first win at home on Friday against the Oilers (2-3). Fulton scored 2 in first inning from three hits, a double and 2 singles. Owensboro tied the game up at 2 each in the third inning using a RBI on a fielder's choice and RBI double. Bottom of the fourth inning; the Railroaders picked up 2 more runs scoring off a passed ball and a sacrifice bunt with a running on third. Fulton totaled 9 hits, stranded 10 on base and had one error. Owensboro picked up 6 hits, left 8 runners on base and committed 2 errors.

     For Fulton; Taylor Douglas had 2 RBI and was 2 of 4 with a double, Hunter Owen went 2 for 2 with 2 RBI and one scored. Both Colton Simbeck and Matt Skrzpiec contributed doubles to the effort.  For Owensboro; Cody Rogers and Hunter Newman both were 2 for 4 with a RBI double for Newman. Tyler Tichenor was 1 of 4 with a RBI and run scored.

     Starter Thomas Huddleston earned his first win going 6 innings allowing 5 hits with 2 earned runs, and struck out 7 only giving up 2 walks.  Cable Shelley and John Lollar each pitched one inning in relief, and Colin Hatch closed out the 9th inning to earn a save. Taylor Grisham takes the loss for the Oilers throwing 5 innings, he was tagged for 4 runs (only 2 earned), 7 hits, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 13, Dubois County Bombers 4.  (From Dubois County) The Hoptown Hoppers only scored in three of the nine innings but Hoptown totaled 13 runs in those 3 innings. Scoring 4 runs in the 2nd, 3 runs in the 3rd, and 6 runs in the 8th.  The 1st inning was a nice, one, two, three inning for both pitchers but from there on out it was all Hoptown as they defeated Dubois County by the score of 13 to 4. Jake Bell worked 5 IP to earn the win; Spencer Sapp took the loss for Dubois County.. Hoptown totaled 10 hits in the contest compared to 7 hits by Dubois County. The Dubois County Bombers took their first defeat as members of the Ohio Valley League and are now (4-1) on the season; Hoptown improves to (2-2.) The Bombers will next travel to Madisonville while the Hoppers will play at Owensboro, both games will be tomorrow night.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Marion Bobcats 9, Madisonville Pirates 8.  (From Madisonville) The Marion Bobcats defeated the Madisonville Tradewater Pirates last night 9-8 at Elmer Kelley Stadium.  Bobcat pitcher Tyler Simmons got the W, with Pirate starter Mason Roof suffering the Loss.  The Bobcats jumped out to an early lead, scoring all nine runs in the first four innings of the ball game. Madisonville rallied late, scoring five runs over the last three innings, but ultimately fell one run short in the bottom of the 9th inning. 

    The loss was the first of the season for the Pirates (3-1). Marion (1-4) got into the win column with the victory. Box scores and current OVL standings are available on the Game Day page of the Pirate website.  Box Scores Click Here.


June 6, 2013 

 

 

Dubois County Bombers @ Hopkinsville Hoppers - PPD Rained out.  Tonight's game with the Bombers at the Hoppers has been postponed due to field conditions and weather.  The game has been rescheduled in Hopkinsville for Monday, June 10, 2013.

 

 

 

Fulton Railroaders @ Owensboro Oilers - PPD Rained out.  Tonight's game with the Railroaders at the Oilers has been postponed due to field conditions and weather.  The game has been rescheduled in Owensboro for Monday, June 10, 2013.

 

 

 

Madisonville Pirates @ Marion Bobcats - PPD Rained out.  Tonight's game with the Pirates at the Bobcats has been postponed due to field conditions and weather.  The game has been rescheduled in Owensboro for Thursday, June 20, 2013 as part of a doubleheader.  First game start is 4:30 pm.

 


June 5, 2013 

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 5, Fulton Railroaders 2.  (From Fulton) The Hoptown Hoppers (1-2) won their first game in Fulton against the Railroaders (1-3). A great pitching effort from starter Riley Sanderson throwing 8 innings of scoreless ball allowing only one hit, one walk one and striking out 7 batters. Isaac Behme takes the loss for Fulton going 6 1/3 innings giving up 8 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), walking 2 and striking out 2 batters.

     Brandon Powell topped the Hoptown offense going 2 for 4 and 3 RBI followed by John Beary 2 of 4 and scoring twice.  The Railroaders scored their only 2 runs in the bottom of 9th inning as a late rally brought the tying run to the plate.  With 2 out and 2 on base, Hopper closer Jake Bell finished off Fulton to seal the win. Between the first and last innings, Fulton could only managed to send 3 batters to the plate each inning.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois Bombers 15, Marion Bobcats 4.  (From Marion) Dubois County played a cruel first-time host to the Marion Wednesday, bombing the Bobcats' pitching staff for 15 runs. Marion remains winless at 0-4 with the 4-15 loss in Indiana. The Bombers, a new entry into the Ohio Valley League for 2013, lead the league with a perfect 4-0 record. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 17, Owensboro Oilers 9.  (From Madisonville) The Madisonville Tradewater Pirates rally from an early 8-0 deficit after 3.5 innings to tie the game at 9-9 after 5 innings, then put the hammer down late and pull away to a 17-9 victory over the visiting Owensboro Oilers. The Pirates were led at the plate by Garrett Emling, who went 3 for 4 with a Grand Slam and 7 RBIs. Jarod Perry went 2 for 2 and added 2 RBIs. On the mound, Pirate pitcher CJ Schildt II came on in relief of starter Daniel Sharp and reliever Jack Coleman, and he slammed the door on the Oilers for the W.

     The Oilers were led by Brent Carmichael (2-4, 1 R, 3 RBI), Tyler Tichenor (1-4, 2 R, 1 RBI) and Hunter Newman (1-3, 1 R, 2 RBI). Cody Rogers went 2-3 and scored 3 runs. Oiler reliever Edwin Reyes got the Loss.  Box Scores Click Here.


June 4, 2013 

 

Fulton Railroaders 4, Hopkinsville Hoppers 0.  (From Hopkinsville) The Fulton Railroaders broke open a scoreless tie in the fifth inning with back-to-back-to-back doubles and used solid pitching to maintain the shutout over the Hoptown Hoppers 4-0 Tuesday night. 

     Fulton (1-2) got on the scoreboard in the fifth inning when the Railroaders got two-out doubles from Taylor Douglas, Cody Burton and Kyle Simmons, and Matt Skrzpiec reached on a two-base error to give Fulton a 3-0 lead.

     The Railroaders spotted a run in the ninth inning when Colton Simbeck reached on an error, stole second, took third on a passed ball and scored on a bunt single by Taylor Stoulp. Fulton had five batters with one hit each. Stoulp and Josh Bynum each had singles for the Railroaders. 

     For Hopkinsville (0-2), Matt McGowan, Derek Ferch, Ryne Long, Kyle Barbee and Brandon Boggetto each had singles.

     On the mound, Garrett Ring got the win for Fulton , allowing no runs on five hits, striking out eight and walking two in 8 2/3 innings. Brandon Diaz pitched in the ninth, and Caleb Shelley closed the game, striking out one. 

     For the Hoppers, Cole Isom took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits, striking out seven and walking two in 4 2/3 innings. Trevor Blocker came on in the fifth, striking out two in 2 2/3 innings. Dustin Tuck pitched the eighth inning, allowing one unearned run on no hits and two walks, and Barbee pitched the ninth inning, allowing one hit and striking out one. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 8, Marion Bobcats 6.  In 10 innings. (From Marion) With one out away from wrapping up a 6-5 win at home for the first victory of the season, the Bobcats gave up a game-tying home run to send the game to extra innings. Marion lost the contest 6-8 in the 10th. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 8, Owensboro Oilers 3.  The Owensboro Oilers lost Tuesday night's home game to the visiting Madisonville Tradewater Pirates. The final score was 8 to 3 for the Pirates.
     Madisonville relied on the big inning, scoring four runs in the top of the 3rd inning, three runs in the 6th inning, then adding a run in the top of the 8th inning. These visiting outbreaks overcame and outmatched one run innings from the Oilers in the bottom of the 1st, 4th, and 7th innings.
     Scoring for Owensboro in the 1st inning was Tyler Tichenor (reached on an error), batted in by Dalton West(RBI fielder's choice). Scoring For Madisonville in the the 3rd inning were Garrett Emling (single), Cody White (fielder's choice), Dathan Prewett (RBI single) and Marc Noyalis (2 RBI triple). Prewett drove in Emling, Noyalis' triple plated White and Prewett. Noyalis scored on a RBI single from Samuel Gilbert. Scoring for Owensboro in the fourth inning was Matthew Johnson (singled), driven in by Cameron Wallace (RBI singe). Scoring for the Pirates in the 6th inning were Robert Veltre (single), Ty Broady (walked), Emling (reached on an error). All three scored on a bases loaded 3 RBI triple by Alfredo Bohorquez. Scoring for the Oilers in the 7th inning was Brent Carmichael (single), on an RBI single from Austin Edge. Scoring for Madisonville in the 8th inning was Emling for the third time in the game (singled), driven in by another RBI single for Prewett.
     Madisonville starter Heath Kelley went six innings for the win. It was only a 4-2 deficit when Owensboro starter Christian McHatton left the game, but he took the loss.
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June 3, 2013 

 

Dubois County Bombers 7, Fulton Railroaders 2.  (From Fulton). The DC Bombers handed the Railroaders a second loss to begin the season.  The Railroader took a 1-0 lead in the first innings, then saw the Bombers tie it up in the 4th.  The Bombers punched up 4 more runs in the 5th inning to take a commanding 5-1 lead. Fulton managed their second run in the 7th.  Dubois County sealed the extended their lead in 9th putting up two more run for the final 6-2 score. The Bombers totaled 10 hits, 2 errors and stranded 4 on base, the Railroaders managed 7 hits, an error and left 7 runners on base.  Bomber starter Ty Simpson picked up the win going 6 innings striking out 7 and walking 2 batters, with no earned runs allowed.  Jake Shadix takes the loss for Fulton going 4 2/3 innings with 4 strikeouts, 2 walks and allowed 4 earned runs. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 9, Marion Bobcats 2 .  (From Owensboro). Weather finally permitting, the 2013 Owensboro Oilers debuted home play at Kamuf Park by winning Monday night's game with the visiting Marion Bobcats. The final score was 9 to 2.
     The Oilers scored first with one run in the bottom of the 1st inning. The night's Oilers leadpff hitter, Brent Carmichael walked and advanced to third base by way of defensive error. He came in on a RBI sacrifice fly by Tyler Tichenor. Owensboro extended the lead with two runs in the bottom of the 4th inning. Houston Looser walked, and reached second base on an error. Looser scored on a RBI single by Matthew Johnson. Johnson moved up on a single by Jacob Roberts, then scored as Marion traded his run for a double play.
     The Bobcats got into the game with a run in the top of the 5th inning. With one out, Luke Pearce walked. Pearce took second base on a sacrifice fly, then stole third base. Pearce scored on a RBI single from Wes Evers.
     The Oilers answered with four runs in the bottom of the same frame. Tichenor doubled to lead off and went to third base on a balk. An RBI single by Christian McHatton brought Tichenor across. McHatton stole the rest of his way around the bases. Shawn Kahre walked, stole second base, and went to third base on an error. A two-out RBI single by Johnson plated Kahre. Roberts and Tyler Shewmaker singled back-to-back, with Shewmaker driving in Johnson.
     Marion got one more run in the top of the 6th inning. With one out Cody Brown singled and moved to second on an error. Austin Braddock singled, pushing Brown to third base. An out later, Pearce walked to load the bases.  The following batter, Jarrett Rice RBI'd the hard way -- hit by the pitch -- scoring Brown. That made the score 7 to 2 for the Oilers. The Bobcats came no closer.
     Owensboro scored one run each in the bottom of the 7th and 8th innings. In the 7th, Shewmaker, Carmichael, Tichenor, and Newman all walked consecutively with two outs, Newman picked up an RBI for Shewmaker's run. In the 8th, Looser reached on an error, moving to second base as Johnson also reached on an error. Roberts reached on a fielders choice that forced Johnson at second base. Looser scored from third base on a wild pitch.
     Oilers starter Shane Weedman struck out six in 5 IP for the win, leading a solid cadre of Oilers relievers in short work the rest of the evening. Bobcats starter David Herrera took the loss.
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June 2, 2013 

 

Dubois County Bombers 7, Fulton Railroaders 5.  In Huntingburg IN. The Bombers debut in the OVL resulted in a home win against the Railroaders.  The closely battled game tied at 4 after four innings until the top of seventh inning.   The Railroaders scored one run to take a 5-4 lead taking advantage of the only Bomber error in the game.  The Bombers failed to score in the bottom of the half of the seventh but went to work in the eighth inning.  After the lead off batter reach on single, former Railroader Rick Linton stepped in and knocked a 2 RBI homerun that hit the left field scoreboard.  The Bomber finished the inning adding another run on a wild pitch.   Dubois County sent closer Clint Chestnut in to finish off Fulton ’s final three batters in the ninth.  Johnathan Williams picks up the win in relief for Dubois County and Chestnut a save. Sean Cunningham takes the rough loss.

     Offensively the game saw 8 total stolen bases with 17 hits (Bombers 10, Railroaders 7).  Both teams sent 32 batters to the plate and each had 5 RBI.  A great game for begin the season.  The two teams meet again on Monday in Fulton to make up Saturday’s rainout.  Time of first pitch is 7:05 pm. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 4, Marion Bobcats 2.  In Marion KY.  (From Marion) The 2013 Marion Bobcats greet one another as lineups are announced on opening night Sunday at Gordon Blue Guess Field in Marion. The Bobcats lost to Owensboro 2-4 to start the new Ohio Valley League season with a loss despite jumping out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning.. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Pirates 9, Hopkinsville 1. In Madisonville KY. (From Madisonville) The Pirates get the VICTORY tonight over the Hoptown Hoppers, 9-1!  Congrats to Pirate starting pitcher Aaron Mason on getting his first WIN of the season!  The Pirates are off tomorrow and get back on the diamond on Tuesday night against the Oilers in Owensboro.  The next home game is Wednesday night against the Oilers.. Box Scores Click Here.


June 1, 2013 

 

Marion Bobcats @ Owensboro Oilers - PPD. Postponed due to weather and rescheduled for Monday, June 3rd at 7 pm.

 

 

 

Dubois County Bombers @ Fulton Railroaders - PPD. Postponed due to weather and rescheduled for Monday, June 3rd at 7 pm.

 

 

 

Madisonville Pirates @ Hopkinsville Hoppers - PPD. Postponed due to weather and rescheduled as a doubleheader on Friday, June 14th.  First game will begin at 5 pm CST and both games will be 7 innings.  

 

 


December 14, 2012

 

The Bombers join the OVL. President Gordon Guess is pleased and excited to announce a brand new team has joined the Ohio Valley League for the 2013 season. They are the Dubois County Bombers of Huntingburg Indiana. It’s a new team with new ownership, new league membership, new coach and new general manager, according to Mike Uebelhor managing partner.  With the addition of the Bombers, the OVL becomes a 6 team league for the first time.  League officials are currently working on a 45 game schedule to begin play in late May through July of 2013.

     The Bombers will play their home games in historic League Stadium, which was a location for the popular 1990 movie “A League of Their Own” starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna.

     The Bombers' manager will be Wes Fink, a University of Southern Indiana graduate who played on their 2000 NCAA Div II National Championship team. The General Manager is Skip Kruger, a Huntingburg native.

     The former Bomber team competed in the Prospect League which stretched all the way from Hannibal Missouri and Quincy Illinois to Youngstown Ohio. The close proximity of the OVL teams will not only reduce transportation and lodging expenses, but will also create a natural rivalries with the likes of Owensboro and Madisonville. ”League Stadium field was the envy of all the teams in the Prospect league last year, and soon to be enjoyed by the new teams in the Ohio Valley League,” according to Uebelhor.

     President Guess of the OVL stated it is the objective to grow the league to 8 teams in the short term, and a long term vision of adding more teams to form two divisions within the league.  The OVL presently includes the Kentucky based teams from Marion, Hopkinsville, Owensboro, Fulton, and Madisonville. The present member teams are thrilled to have the Bombers join the Ohio Valley League.  Visit the Bombers website at www.dcbombers.com for more team information.


 

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