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2015

Regular Season

FINAL 2015 SEASON STANDINGS

Team W L % GB STK

Dubois Co.

26 14 .650 - 1L

Madisonville

25 15 .625 1 6W

Fulton

25 15 .625 1 1W

Hopkinsville

14 26 .350 12 6L

Owensboro

10 30 .250 16 1W

 



2015 Ohio Valley League Player Award Titles.  The final games of the 2015 regular season completed last night. Each year the OVL recognizes the top players in ten areas of performance.  This year the OVL continues that tradition. The players listed below are those who qualified in the regular season and are recognized as the best in the OVL for 2015. Based upon a 40 game schedule the players had to quality with a minimum of playing time in order to quality for a title. Batters required at least 112 plate appearances (PA) and pitchers a minimum for 32 innings pitched (IP).  Stolen Bases and Saves are exempt from these qualifying factors. Again the competition this year was tough with several players setting high standards of performance. Congratulations to those players chosen. Thank you to every player and team for their contribution to a great season of summer baseball. Good luck in the Playoffs and all your future endeavors.

 

Offensive

Best Batting Average

Drake McNamara .389 Bombers
Most Home Runs Kyle Uhrich 7 Railroaders
Most Runs Batted In Drake McNamara 38 Bombers
Most Hits Ernie de la Trinidad 60 Hoppers
Most Stolen Bases Ernie de la Trinidad 16 Hoppers

Pitching

Most Games Won Charlie Hecht 5 Railroaders
  Ryan Dills 5 Bombers
Best W/L Percentage Ryan Dills (5-0)

100%

Bombers
  Kyle Vedrode (2-0)

100%

Miners
Best ERA Charlie Hecht 1.54 Railroaders
Most Strike Outs Eddie Mathis 48 Railroaders
Most Saves Eddie Mathis 4 Railroaders

Qualifying factors: batters 112+ PA and pitchers 32+ innings pitched. 

Stolen Bases and Saves  exempt from qualifying factors. (no post-season games).

Final comments from OVL President. I would like to congratulate the Dubois County Bombers and their organization on winning the 2015 OVL Playoff Championship. All teams are to be commended on their dedicated play throughout the playoffs. Each round went the full allotted distance. Any of the teams could have won the Playoff Championship, but it ended with the regular season champion Dubois County Bombers battling it out with the regular season runner up Madisonville Miners for the title. The final two games were decided by a single run each night. If you recall, last year these two teams finished the season in 4th and 5th place respectfully. 
     It is now time to winterize the stadiums, put up the uniforms and equipment and begin looking forward to the 2016 season. My goal as president is to work with all the teams to grow our league both within and outside of it. Our future looks bright based on having received several inquiries during the season from communities that would like to explore the possibilities of becoming part of our league in 2016.
     Again, congratulations to everyone associated with our 2015 season and your assistance in making this year the most successful, competitive and entertaining in our history. Good luck to all of our players and coaches as they pursue their dreams and goals. I hope to see several of them return in 2016.

Cubb R. Stokes, President
Ohio Valley Summer Collegiate Wooden Bat League

 

 


OVL President's appreciation of league personnel.  Now that the regular season is complete and before the playoffs begin, I would like to thank and recognize the most important group of men that make our league successful. They are our statisticians. Without them and their dedication we would not be able to provide the fans the game summaries and stats in such a timely manner. They work long hours before, during and after each game to insure that all stats and box scores are correct and turned in to our head statistician and webmaster John Dunker. Those men are Brett Mills-Owensboro, Will Cox-Madisonville, Logan Sollman-Dubois County, David Snow-Hopkinsville and John Dunker-Fulton. Each night after the games are over, they send the scores to John to post and by early the next morning, John has received and posted all of the stats and summaries from the previous nights games. Also, through their coverage, at the end of the season we are able to recognize our individual award winners.
     In addition to these dedicated members of the league, I would also like to acknowledge the other" behind the scene" support staff. They are the PA announcers, play by play announcers for the radio and Teamline outlets, the color commentators, the video operators, the umpires, the batboys and girls, the concession stand workers, merchandise workers, the ticket takers, the clean up crews and everyone else that plays a part in making our games possible. I am sure that I have left out someone and I apologize if I did, but one group that I won't leave out are the ones that make sure that the players have a safe field to play on, the Groundkeepers! We experienced the second wettest summer on record this year, but each team was still able to complete their 40 game schedule. The men with the rakes did a great job!

Cubb R. Stokes, President
Ohio Valley Summer Wooden Bat Collegiate League


July 31, 2015 - Championship Playoff Round 3, Game 3 - Best of three series 

 

Dubois County Bombers 3, Madisonville Miners 2. (From Dubois) The Dubois County Bombers made it a clean sweep of the 2015 Ohio Valley League championships last night by downing the Madisonville Miners 3-2. The victory secured the best-of-three Playoff Championship Series over the Madisonville Miners two games to one, earning the Bombers both the regular season and playoff crowns.
     It was a tight game throughout. The Bombers took an early lead in the first inning when leadoff hitter Daniel Johnson hammered a ball over the right field fence to start the bottom of the first. Morgan DePew followed with a double and later scored on a line drive hit to right field by Mark Giesler, giving the Bombers an early 2-0 lead.
     Madisonville responded by manufacturing a run in the second inning, Shane Connahan singled and moved to second when Cory Finkler walked. Tyler Greiner moved both runners into scoring position with a sacrifice bunt. Catcher Andrew Tanous hit a grounder to second that scored Finkler when the Bomber defense opted for the sure out at first.
     From that point, starting pitchers Devin Williams for the Bombers and the Miners’ Cameron Smith settled into rhythms. The game remained 2-1 in the Bombers favor until the Miners tied it in the top of the fifth. 
     With two down and nobody on, Wesley Birchmeier lashed a single to centerfield that Johnson misplayed, allowing Birchmeier to advance all the way to third base. Nolan Ramsey followed by driving him in to knot the game at 2-all.
     Dubois County regained the lead immediately. Devyn Newberry walked with one down in the bottom of the sixth. Johnson and DePew singled to bring Newberry around the bases and restore the home advantage at 3-2. Smith then struck out the next two batters to escape without further damage.
     Madisonville threatened in the seventh. After putting two runners on base with one out, head coach Andy Lasher pulled Williams to a standing ovation from the home crowd of 667. Zach Freeman entered from the bullpen. The Bombers versatile reliever fanned Birchmeier and Ramsey to put down the rally.
     In a season that saw relatively few save opportunities for the Bombers, Freeman made the most of his chances in the Championship Series. He stayed on to pitch the eighth and ninth innings without allowing a Miners baserunner, preserving the victory and the playoff championship. Freeman earned save in both Bomber wins in the championship series.
     After Freeman struck out JD Minor to end the game, the Bombers rushed the field, mobbing Freeman and entering into a prolonged infield championship celebration on the final night they will spend together.
     Devin Williams gets the win. After a 3-3 regular season, Williams was 2-0 in the playoffs, matching teammate Ryan Dills with two playoff victories, as the two pitchers from Olney Central accounted for all four Bomber playoff triumphs.
     It was a season of great improvement for both the Bombers and the Miners. Last season, the two squads finished in the bottom two spots in the OVL standings. This season, they finished first and second in the regular season. Then they eliminated all playoff challengers before matching up in a hard-fought best-of-three championship series that went the max three games with the decider being determined by a single run.
     Dubois County adds the playoff trophy to bookend the regular season traveling trophy that they had earned less than two weeks ago.
     In presenting the championship trophy to the Bombers, OVL President Cubb Stokes prefaced his congratulatory post-game remarks with a brief tribute and recognition of the off-season passing of former Bomber GM Joe Mundy. It was Mundy’s hard work and dedication to the Bombers organization that laid much of the foundation for their on-field success this season.
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July 30, 2015 - Championship Playoff Round 3, Game 2 - Best of three series 

 

Dubois County Bombers 4, Madisonville Miners 3. (From Dubois) Some people recognize lifetime milestones in different ways than others. And some truly practice the age-old motto that it’s better to give than to receive. Last night, Dubois County Bombers ace pitcher Ryan Dills celebrated his 21st birthday at League Stadium by giving his summer teammates the chance to play one more game together before going their separate ways. 
     Dills baffled Madisonville for 8 1/3 innings, holding the hard-hitting Miners to two singles, striking out nine, while leading his team to a 4-3 victory. The win squares the best-of-three OVL Championship Series at one game apiece.
     Dills, whose five victories led the OVL during the regular season, has now added a pair of playoff wins, running his combined season record to 7-0. He may have saved his best for last. In post-season action, the junior-to-be at Murray State has limited the opposition to one unearned run on 3 hits in 16 1/3 innings, striking out twenty while only allowing four walks. His ERA for those two games is 0.00.
     The Miners matched up with a top pitcher of their own. Mathias Brewers went 4-1 during the regular season, fresh off of a stellar playoff win of his own, shutting down the Fulton Railroaders 1-0 in game one of the semifinals.
     The two pitchers worked quickly and efficiently early on. The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning. Dubois County’s own Mark Giesler coaxed a leadoff walk from Brewers. Shortstop Jacob Snodgrass followed with a double, advancing the runner to third. Giesler scored on a ground out off the bat of his Dayton University college teammate Alec Mueller. A Cody Krumlauf single brought in Snodgrass, putting the home team up 2-0.
     Madisonville got on the board in the sixth inning. Catcher Andrew Tanous led off with a single, advanced on a walk, and scored on a Snodgrass throwing error to slice the Bomber lead to 2-1. With runners on the corners and two outs, Dills, Krumlauf, and Snodgrass completed a strike-‘em-out, throw-‘em-out double play to terminate the threat.
     Dubois County added single runs in the seventh and eighth innings off of the Madisonville bullpen. In the seventh, Snodgrass’ sacrifice fly scored Nick Gobert who had walked to lead off the inning. Morgan DePew drove in Devyn Newberry in the eighth, also with a sacrifice fly.
     Up 4-1, Dills came out of the dugout to start the ninth inning. Nolan Ramsey led off with a single, just the third Madisonville hit of the night. Dills stayed on to face cleanup hitter Brooks Benson. He retired him with his ninth strikeout of the contest. 
     But Dills was clearly tiring after 118 pitches. Konner Eck came out of the Dubois County bullpen with Ramsey on first and one out. Eck walked Shane Connahan, bringing the tying run to the plate.
     Coach Andy Lasher called for Zach Freeman to finish the game. At New Mexico State, Freeman carries the nickname of Houdini for good reason. 
     Ramsey dashed to third on a Freeman wild pitch and came home when Krumlauf’s throw to third sailed into the outfield. Cory Finkler singled in Connahan, further reducing the Dubois County advantage to 4-3. With one down, the tying run was now on base. It was time for the escape artist's best act. 
     Freeman responded to the challenge. The next two Miners were retired on a routine fly to right and a pop to second, ending the ballgame and stretching the Championship Series to a deciding third game.
     Dills gets the win. He is now 2-0 in the playoffs, and 7-0 total for the summer. Brewers takes the loss to drop to 1-1 in post season, 5-2 overall. Freeman gets the save, his first in the post season to match one in the regular season.
     Andrew Tanous had a pair of singles, accumulating half of the Miners four hits.
     Mueller and Newberry had a pair of hits each for the Bombers.
     519 fans passed through the League Stadium turnstiles to witness a playoff baseball game last night. In all likelihood, many had no idea they were actually attending a birthday party for the league’s top pitcher. 
     Surrounded by family and friends, Ryan Dills and his teammates will long remember the day he turned 21 years old.
     Dubois County and Madisonville will play the deciding game of the best-of-three OVL Championship Series tonight at League Stadium. Tickets are 2-for-1. First pitch is at 7 pm. Gates open at 6.
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July 29, 2015 - Championship Playoff Round 3, Game 1 - Best of three series 

 

Madisonville Miners 14 , Dubois County Bombers 4. (From Madisonville) The Miners downed the Bombers 14-4 on Wednesday night at Elmer Kelley to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three championship series. The series shifts to Dubois County for Game Two on Thursday night. Game Three, if necessary, will be Friday night at Dubois County.
     Miner starting pitcher Kyle Vedrode earned the Win, and Bomber starter Willie Poe took the Loss.
     Miner catcher Andrew Tanous went 3-for-4, scored three runs, and drove in three runs to lead Madisonville at the plate. Cory Finkler went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBI as well.
     Bomber Drake McNamara homered twice for Dubois County, picking up three RBI.
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July 26, 2015 - Playoff Round 2, Game 3 - Best of three series 

 

Dubois County Bombers 6,  Hopkinsville Hoppers 5. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers punched their ticket to the OVL Playoff Championship Series last night with a dramatic 6-5 victory over a stubborn squad of Hoppers from Hopkinsville.
     With the game tied at five-all in the bottom of the ninth, Dubois County loaded the bases with one down. Thomas Rea, an infielder from Earlham College, stroked a single to left field over the drawn-in Hopper infield, driving in the winning run, and advancing the Bombers to the final round of playoffs for the first time since joining the Ohio Valley League in 2013.
     As had been the case the previous night, the Bombers were unable to capitalize on multiple early opportunities. Five runners were left aboard in the first three innings. Meanwhile, Zach Aring was mowing down the Hoppers with little trouble early on. The game was scoreless through four innings. The Bomber put runners in scoring position in each of the first three innings, while the Hoppers had only advanced one runner as far as second base against Aring in that span.
     A leadoff walk to Nick Barrientos was followed by a Daniel Johnson double to left center as Dubois County knocked out Hopper starter Zach Denney early in the fifth inning. Jacob Snodgrass followed with a 2-RBI single. He came in to score later in the inning when Mark Giesler’s hustle down the line beat out a relay throw as the Hoppers opted to try for the defensive double play instead of attempting to cut down the lead runner at home in a one-out bases loaded situation. Snodgrass’ run made it a 3-0 Bombers advantage.
     Hopkinsville answered with a solo home run in the sixth off the bat of Ernie de la Trinidad of the University of Arizona. It was the first home run hit off of Bomber pitching all year at League Stadium.
     The Bombers would push the lead to 5-1 in the home sixth. Barrientos singled. Snodgrass doubled him in for his third RBI of the game. League batting champion Drake McNamara singled off of Christian Myers who started the sixth as the third Hopper pitcher of the game.
     Kyle Hubbuch matched de la Trinidad’s homer with a solo shot of his own in the seventh, paring the margin to 5-2. That score held until the ninth inning.
     As the regular season wound down, Zach Freeman had developed into a central figure out of the Bomber bullpen, pitching in various roles and situations, frequently appearing and succeeding when most needed. On this night, he came out of the bullpen in the ninth to try to save the game. 
     Hopkinsville had other plans. Hubbuch walked. With one out, John Davis singled him to second. Matt Crowder added a pinch-hit single, scoring Hubbuch. With two down, Matt Cogen doubled to drive in two runs and knot the game at five-all. Devin Williams came in from the Bomber bullpen to end the inning by getting Trent Turner to pop out to Snodgrass at short.
     The task before the Bombers was simple. Win it in the bottom of the ninth or take their chances with the vagaries of extra innings. The game and the season were both on the line.
     Gobert led off with a walk. When McNamara was hit by a pitch, Hoppers coach Trey Porras pulled Myers in favor of Will Bishop. Noah Sadler sacrificed the runners into scoring position. With first base open, Porras opted to walk Giesler intentionally, setting the stage for Rea’s smash hit single. The Bombers players mobbed the Earlham Quaker shortstop before he could get more than a few feet from first base.
     Snodgrass keyed the Bomber offense, going three-for-four with a double, two runs scored, and three RBIs. Gobert reached base all five times up, singling twice, and walking three times.
     Although he only pitched to one batter, Williams gets credit for the win. Myers takes the loss.
     The game ended the Hoppers season with a total record of 15-28. They may have played their best baseball at the end of the season, winning the first round of the playoffs in exciting come-from-behind fashion against Owensboro and pushing the regular season champion Bombers to the very last inning of a best-of-three series.
     The Bombers will open the Championship Series on Tuesday against the regular season second-place Madisonville Miners as the seedings have held up thus far in the OVL post-season. Dubois County will return home to host game two of the series on Wednesday. If necessary, game 3 will also be played at League Stadium on Thursday night.
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Madisonville Miners 9, Fulton Railroaders 7. (From Madisonville) The Miners defeated the Fulton Railroaders 9-7 at Elmer Kelley on Sunday night to advance to the 2015 OVL Championship Series. The Miners will face the Dubois County Bombers, who knocked out the Hoptown Hoppers on Sunday night to advance.
     Madisonville got on the board first, scoring one run in the bottom of the first inning and two runs in the bottom of the second inning. Fulton answered with three runs in the top of the third to tie the game at 3-3.
     After the Railroaders took the lead 4-3 in the top of the fourth, the Miners scored four runs on the bottom of the frame to lead 7-4 after four complete innings of play.
     Fulton scored two runs in the fifth inning and trailed 7-6 heading to the bottom of the inning. The score stayed 7-6 until the bottom of the sixth, when Madisonville picked up one run and extended the lead to 8-6. Madisonville added another run in the bottom of the seventh to make the 9-6. Fulton rallied with one run in the top of the eighth inning to cut the lead to 9-7, but the Miners held on to close the door on the Railroader season.
     Shane Connahan led the way at the plate for the Miners, batting 3-for-5 with four RBI and one run scored. Connahan’s big blow came on a three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning off Fulton reliever Trey Tigart. Brooks Benson (3-for-5, 2 RBI) added a solo home run of his own to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning. Nolan Ramsey (4-6, 2 RBI) scored a run, as did Connor Moss, Cory Finkler (2 runs scored), Tyler Greiner, Andrew Tanous, and JD Minor.
     Kyle Uhrich (3-for5, 3 RBI) hammered a three-run homer for Fulton in the top of the third inning off Madisonville starter Drew Mullinax. Jacob Elliott, Drew Greenwood, Ramon Valdez, and Griffin Neuer all drove in runs for the Railroaders.
     Mullinax picked up the Win for the Miners, with Wesley Birchmeier picking up the Save. Railroader starter Dillon Symon took the loss.
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July 25, 2015 - Playoff Round 2, Game 2 - Best of three series 

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 12, Dubois County Bombers 2. (From Dubois County) With their backs to the wall, the Hopkinsville Hoppers responded to the challenge laid down by the OVL regular season champion Dubois County Bombers. Fueled by a five-run fifth inning and a four-run seventh, the Hoppers shut down one Bomber threat after another in storming to a 12-2 victory in League Stadium to tie the semifinal best-of-three series at one game apiece.
     The Hoppers asserted itself from the start. Leadoff hitter Ernie de la Trinidad walked, was sacrificed to second, and scored on a Bomber error. 
     Hopkinsville added single runs in the third and fourth innings off of a pair of hits in each to take a 3-0 advantage. Trent Turner drove in Matt Cogen in the third. John Davis came around on a single by de la Trinidad in the fourth.
     Dubois County mustered their first scoring threat in the third, loading the bases, but came up empty when Nick Gobert flied out to center.
     Hopkinsville took command of the contest in the fifth inning. Bo Coolen, Turner, and Will Olson opened the inning with consecutive singles to chase Bomber starter Lucas Barnett. Willie Poe came out of the Dubois County bullpen, but three more singles, a hit batter and a Bomber error contributed to the five-run inning, giving Hopkinsville an 8-0 lead.
     Despite the lopsided margin, the Bombers would rally time and again, but the clutch hits to launch the big inning were not to be found on this night. In addition to the third inning, Dubois County loaded the bases in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings, but only managed two runs total out of the four golden opportunities.
     Four singles, a walk, and a hit batter produced a four-run seventh for Hopkinsville as the lead reached the final total of 12-2.
     Hopkinsville outhit the league champs 19-7 on this night. All nineteen hits were singles. Eight different Hoppers hit safely, and all eight had multi-hit games.
     Hoppers starter Jordan Martin gets credit for the win, while Barnett takes the loss.
     With the series squared at a game apiece, the deciding game will be played at League Stadium tonight at 6:00. General admission tickets will be free. Chairback and bar seats will be at the regular price. The winner of tonight’s game will go to the League Playoff Championship Series to start Tuesday night against the winner of Madisonville and Fulton.
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Fulton Railroaders 4, Madisonville Miners 3 in 11 innings. (From Madisonville) The Fulton Railroaders needed extra innings at Elmer Kelley Stadium on Saturday night to down the Miners 4-3 and force Game Three in Round Two of the best-of-three playoff series.
     The game was scoreless until Fulton broke through with two runs in the top of the fourth inning off Miner starter Cameron Smith. Tyler Hilton led off the inning with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Drew Greenwood. After Kipp Moore reached on a walk, Jacob Elliott advanced both runners with a fly ball to center field. Clay Reece then drove in both runs with line drive single. The Railroaders extended the lead to 3-0 in the top of the fifth inning on a home run by Kyle Uhrich off Smith.
     Yancey Pritchett relieved Smith (5.67 innings, seven hits, 3 runs, 3 earned runs, five walks, three strikeouts) with two outs in the top of the sixth inning and shut the Railroaders down for the next 4.33 innings.
     The Miners scrapped their way back into the ballgame, picking up one run a piece in the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings to send the game into extra frames. In the seventh, Cory Finkler scored from third base on a throwing error by Railroader catcher Kipp Moore. In the eighth, Nolan Ramsey drove in JD Minor with a ground out to first base. And, in the ninth, Andrew Tanous singled off Railroader reliever Kyle Hestand (who replaced starter Charlie Hecht to start the inning) to drive in Shane Connahan and tie the ballgame.
     Hecht pitched eight complete innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on nine hits, one walk, and five strikeouts.
     Fulton took the lead 4-3 in the top of the eleventh inning after Pritchett (4.33 innings, 2 hits, no runs, two walks, five strikeouts) was lifted for Colton Nussell. Jacob Elliott got the inning started with a double, and Clay Reece followed by reaching base on a throwing error by Miner shortstop JD Minor. Elliott scored on the play to put Fulton ahead.
     After the Miners ended the top of the inning with no further damage done, Estand (3 innings pitched, 1 run, 1 earned run, three hits, no walks or strikeouts) kept Madisonville off the board in the bottom of the frame to pick up the win and extend the series to Game Three
     Game Three will Sunday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium in Madisonville and will get underway at 6pm Central Time. The winner will advance to the OVL Championship Series and will face the winner of Game Three of the Dubois County/Hoptown series. The Championship Series will get underway on Tuesday night, July 28.
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July 24, 2015 - Playoff Round 2, Game 1 - Best of three series 

 

Dubois County Bombers 7, Hopkinsville Hoppers 2. The Bombers overpowered the Hoppers with 14 hits through nine innings in Hopkinsville to win and take a 1-0 game lead in the post season semifinals.

     The Bombers scored 4 runs in the fourth and added single runs in the fifth, eighth and ninth innings to achieve their 7 total score. The Hoppers finally showed life in the bottom of the ninth inning scoring 2 runs off of 3 of their game total 4 hits, but too little too late.

     Dubois County was led at the plate by Drake McNamara who was 4-for-4 with a double, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. For Hoptown Kyle Hubbuch went 1-for-4 with a double for his team's 2 RBI.

     Bombers starter Ryan Dills earned the win for 8 innings work giving up only one hit, 2 walks and had 11 strikeouts. Hunter Spencer completed the final inning giving up 3 hits, 2 earned runs, no walk and one strikeout.

     Taking the loss for the Hoppers was Bryan Cruse for 6 innings allowing 8 hits, 5 runs (3 earned), one walk and struck out 8 batters. 

     The Bombers host the Hoppers in Dubois County on Saturday for the second game of the semifinals. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Miners 1, Fulton Railroaders 0. (From Fulton) In a game with outstanding pitching on both sides, the Miners were able to walk away with a one unearned run defeat over the Railroaders in Fulton and take a 1-0 game lead in the playoff semifinals. 
     The only scoring run came in the top of the third inning with 2 outs. Connor Moss tripled down the third base side with the ball ending up on the Railroaders bullpen. Wesley Birchmeier followed hitting a grounder toward second baseman Brad Baldwin who mishandled the ball for a late throw to first allowing Moss to score.
     The shutout victory goes to Madisonville’s Mathias Brewer for a complete 9 innings on the mound. He allowed 5 hits with 2 walks and struck out 12 men at the plate.
     Fulton’s starter Eddie Mathis takes the tough loss with 6 2/3 innings pitched. He gave up only 3 hits, tagged with the one unearned run, walked 3 and had 10 strikeouts. Trey Tigart completed the final 2 1/3 innings allowing only one hit, no walks and handed out 3 strikeouts.
     The two teams go at it again on Saturday in Madisonville for game two of the best of three game series. If Fulton wins on Saturday, a third and deciding game will be played on Sunday in Madisonville.
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July 23, 2015 - Playoff Round 1, Single Game elimination 

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 10, Owensboro Oilers 5. (From Hopkinsville) The visiting Owensboro Oilers led 4-0 in the middle of the third inning, but the offensive pendulum swung back on the Hoptown Hoppers' side, as the home team outscored the Oilers 10-1 from that point, plating five runs in the bottom of the eighth to seal the 10-5 first-round playoff win.
     Hoptown will host top seed Dubois County on Friday in the first game of a best-of-three semifinal series. Madisonville and Fulton will play in the other semifinal bracket.
     Owensboro got on the scoreboard in the top of the first when Ben Rhodes led off with a single, went to second on a sacrifice bunt by Alfredo Bohorques. Riley Benner hit a two-out single to move Rhodes to third, and a Braxton Morris single scored him to put the Oilers ahead 1-0.
     Owensboro tacked on a couple of runs in the second inning when Drew Bene led off with a single and went to second on a sac bunt by Josh Wetzel. Rhodes stepped up and popped a two-out two-run homer to give the Oilers a 3-0 lead.
     The team added one more in the third when Benner hit a one-out double and scored on a double by Ty Broady to push the Oilers' lead to 4-0.
     Hoptown finally put something on the scoreboard in the bottom of the third inning when Matt Dunlevy led off with aTurner, single and went to second on a bunt single by John Davis. Both runners advanced on a balk, and a single by Ernie de la Trinidad brought them both home to trim Owensboro's lead to 4-2.
     The Hoppers plated another run in the fourth inning when Trent Turner led off with a walk, went to second on a Will Olsen single. An error by the Oilers and RBI single by John Davis allowed Turner to score, cutting the deficit to 4-3.
     Owensboro rebounded in the seventh inning when Rhodes led off with a walk and Bohorques singled him to third. A single by Tyler Tichenor scored Rhodes to give the Oilers a 5-3 lead.
     Hoptown countered in the bottom half of the inning when de la Trinidad led off with a double, went to third on a groundout and scored on a wild pitch. Cody Duncan drew a one-out walk, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Turner to knot the game at 5-5.
     The Hoppers broke in open in the bottom of the eighth inning when Dunlevy hit a one-out single, followed by a single by Davis. Both runners advanced on a passed ball, and de la Trinidad was intentionally walked to load the bases. Matt Cogen then cleared the bases with a double, followed by a walk to Cody Duncan. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch and scored on a two-out single by Turner to end the scoring at 10-5.
     Hoptown was led at the plate by de la Trinidad, who went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two runs batted in; Turner, who went 2-for-4 with a run and three RBIs; Davis, who went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI; Dunlevy, who went 2-for-4 with two runs; and Olsen, who went 2-for-4. Cogen and Bo Coolen each had a double for the Hoppers, Cogen had three RBIs and Duncan scored two runs.
     Owensboro was paced by Rhodes, who went 4-for-4 with a home run, three runs and two RBIs. Benner went 3-for-5 with a double and a run, and Bohorques went 2-for-4. Ty Broady added a double for the Oilers.
     Parker Cash got the win in relief for Hoptown, allowing no runs on three hits, striking out two in two innings of work. Brady Walsh started for the Hoppers, allowing five runs on 10 hits, striking out three and walking one in six-plus innings. Christian Myers retired the side in the ninth inning, striking out one.
     Chase Randolph took the loss for Owensboro, allowing five runs on four hits, striking out one and walking two in one inning. Ivey Starling started for the Oilers, allowing four runs (two earned) on seven hits, striking out three and walking three in six-plus innings. Rhodes came on in the seventh, allowing one run on one hit, striking out one and walking one in an inning of work.
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July 21, 2015

 

Dubois County Bombers clinch 2015 Regular Season Pennant.  After last night's Fulton Railroaders' loss to the Owensboro Oilers, the Dubois County Bombers have clinched the regular season OVL title. The Bombers are now the # 1 seed for the Post Season Playoffs. The first of three rounds of the playoffs begin this Thursday with a single game round one between the 4th place Hoppers and the 5th place Oilers in Hopkinsville. The best of three game series for round two begins on Friday; the winner of Thursday's game will host the Bombers for game one, and the # 2 seed will play at the # 3 seed's home field. The Miners and Railroaders seeding for round two will be decided after tonight's two OVL games are complete; the Bombers at Miners and Hoppers at Railroaders. See the OVL Schedule page for Playoff dates and updates. A complete Post Season Playoff bracket will be posted upon the completion of the regular season games tonight.

 

OVL President comments on 2015 Regular Season.  I would like to congratulate the Dubois County Bombers and their ownership group on winning the 2015 OVL regular season Championship. They began the season after the unexpected death of their GM Joe Mundy during the off season. It took them a few games to get settled in, but once they did, they remained at the top of the standings for the majority of the season. Towards the end of the season they fought off determined Fulton and Madisonville teams, but on the next to the last game of the season, they clinched the pennant and home field advantage for the playoffs. This pennant race was the closest race in recent memory and kept the fans excited and pouring through the turnstiles to support their hometown teams.
     I would also like to congratulate the other teams on a very successful season. As a whole, I think that this is best group of players that the league has ever put together, both athletically and of great character. We had very few ejections and that is a compliment to everyone involved in our teams to expect the best from themselves, their teammates and staffs. Each player and organization represented themselves, their communities, colleges and families with the utmost respects. 
     Lastly, I would like to thank all of the fans for their dedicated support of their team and the league. Whether it be support at the game as a fan, a host family, a sponsor, a family member, a friend or a dedicated listener on the radio or Teamline, without each of you, we would not exist. When someone contacts me in person or via social media and thanks us for providing their son a place to play ball in the summer and improve his skills, makes me proud to serve as the OVL President and part of the great game of baseball!
     Good luck to all the teams, players and fans in the playoffs,

Respectfully,

Cubb R. Stokes, President
Ohio Valley Summer Collegiate Baseball League


July 21, 2015

 

Fulton Railroaders 10. Hopkinsville Hoppers 8. (From Fulton) The Railroaders fought back coming from behind to win over the Hoppers in Fulton and closed out the regular season for both teams. The Railroaders end the season with a 25-15 record and third in the standings behind the 25-15 Miners who own the tiebreaker beating Fulton 6 of 10 games head-to-head.

     The Hoppers (14-26) broke out with an early first inning lead after Trent Turner put one over Fulton's right field "Little Monster" with two men on base. Hoptown added two more runs in the fourth inning using two singles, a sacrifice fly and a Railroader error to tale a 5-0 lead.

     The Railroaders finally broke the ice and scored one run in the bottom half of the fourth. Kipp Moore doubled, stole third base and then scored on a RBI single from Lucas Eliason.

     Hoptown responded quickly in the top of the fifth inning scoring another run from a walk, error, and two singles containing a RBI. 

     Fulton jumped up two runs in the bottom of the fifth. A hit-by-pitch runner scored off a Kyle Uhrich double. Unrich later crossed home after the bases were loaded up and a second batter was hit by a pitch giving Jacob Elliott a RBI for his pain. The score now stood at 6-2 in favor of Hoptown.

     The Railroaders punched out another two runs in the sixth inning. With one man one, Kyle Uhrich sent a homer over the left field for 2 RBI cutting cutting into Hoptown's lead.

     Once again the Hoppers reacted swiftly in the top of the seventh inning. Matt Crowder doubled followed by Bo Coolen who promptly sent a ball over "Little Monster" for a 2 RBI homerun giving Hoptown an 8-4 lead.

     Fulton fired up their engine in the bottom half of the seventh. Kipp Moore led off with double to start the offense. After a walk and a fly out, Clay Reece popped a 3 RBI homer over right field's Little Monster to tie the game at 8 each. Following another walk and fly out, Kyle Uhrich steps to the plate and sends another 2 RBI over the left field fence to finalize the 10-8 score. 

     It was an outstanding night for Fulton's Kyle Uhrich going 3-for-5 with 2 homeruns and a double, 5 RBI and 3 runs scored. Clay Reece went 2-for-4, 3 RBI and one score. Brad Baldwin was 2-for-2 and scored 3 runs, Kipp Moore was 2-for-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored.

     For Hopkinsville; Bo Coolen was 3-for-5 with a homerun and 2 RBI, Trent Turner went 3-for-5 with a homerun, 3 RBI and 2 scores, Kyle Hubbuch was 4-for-5, one run and a RBI, Matt Crowder went 3-for-3 with a double and 3 runs scored, and Ernie de la Trinidad 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI and run scored.

     Kyle Estand get the win as the pitcher of record when Fulton took the lead. Estand had one inning of work with no hits, runs or walks and one strikeout. Starter Justin Hayden went for 4 innings giving up 7 hits, 5 runs (3 earned), no walks and had 5 strikeouts. Eddie Mathis earned a save pitching the final inning. Chandler Amason 2 1/3 innings and Charlie Hecht 2/3 inning threw in middle relief.

     Taking the loss was reliever Brantley Bray for one inning of work. Bray gave up 3 hits, 5 earned runs, 2 walks and had one strikeout.  Drake O'Bryant went for 4 2/3 innings allowing 7 hits, 3 earned runs, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Bryan Cruse threw middle relief for 1 /13 innings giving up one hit, 2 earned runs, one walk and 3 strikeouts. Bo Coolen pitched the final innings with only one hit and had one strikeout. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Miners 12, Dubois County Bombers 6. (From Madisonville) The Miners defeated the Bombers 12-6 at Elmer Kelley on Monday night to finish the regular season with a six game winning streak. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers clinch 2015 Regular Season Pennant.  After last night's Fulton Railroaders' loss to the Owensboro Oilers, the Dubois County Bombers have clinched the regular season OVL title. The Bombers are now the # 1 seed for the Post Season Playoffs. The first of three rounds of the playoffs begin this Thursday with a single game round one between the 4th place Hoppers and the 5th place Oilers in Hopkinsville. The best of three game series for round two begins on Friday; the winner of Thursday's game will host the Bombers for game one, and the # 2 seed will play at the # 3 seed's home field. The Miners and Railroaders seeding for round two will be decided after tonight's two OVL games are complete; the Bombers at Miners and Hoppers at Railroaders. See the OVL Schedule page for Playoff dates and updates. A complete Post Season Playoff bracket will be posted upon the completion of the regular season games tonight.


July 20, 2015

 

Owensboro Oilers 6, Fulton Railroaders 4. (From Fulton) The Oilers pull out a 6-4 victory in their final regular season game over the Railroaders in Fulton. A two RBI homerun by former Railroader Riley Benner was the deciding factor for Owensboro. 

     The Railroaders took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. Both teams remained scoreless until the top of the fourth inning when the Oilers tied the game scoring one.

     In the fifth inning the Oilers scored two more runs to take a 3-1 lead. The Railroaders answered with two of their own to re-tie the game 3-3.

     The sixth inning saw both teams scored one each for a 4-4 tie. The top of the seventh inning saw Benner's homerun to give the Oilers back lead at 6-4 which ended the scoring for both.

     After one Railroader out in the bottom of the seventh, rain and lightning halted play for 1 1/2 hours. Play resume and both teams complete the full nine innings,

     The win on the mound for Owensboro goes to Ben Rhodes in relief for 4 2/3 innings giving up only 2 hits, one earned run, 3 walks and 2 strikeouts.

     Taking the loss for Fulton was Lee Haeberle with 2 innings on the mound allowing 5 hits, 3 earned runs, one walk and no strikeouts.

     The loss by Fulton hands the first place Dubois County Bombers (26-13) the season title and first seed for the Post Season Playoffs.  The Railroaders (24-15) are now tied in the standings with the Miners (24-25) who won their game against the Hoppers on the same night. 

     With one game left for both the Railroaders and Miners, the Railroaders must win tomorrow night against the Hoppers and hope Miners loss to the Bombers tomorrow if Fulton is get the second seed.  If the Railroaders and Miners complete the season with identical records, the Miners will take the second seed having beat Fulton 6-4 in their head-to-head season series. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Miners 16, Hopkinsville Hoppers 8. (From Hopkinsville) No game summary submitted. Complete Box Scores Click Here.


July 18, 2015

 

Dubois County Bombers 5, Owensboro Oilers 4. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers concluded 2015 home play hosting the DuBois County Bombers on Sunday evening. The game played with the Bombers trying to secure their League lead and the Oilers trying to break a win from a string of close losses. The Bombers won the struggle on this night, holding on to a 5 to 4 final score.
     Owensboro scored first with one run in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Conner McHugh singled. A sacrifice bunt moved McHugh along to third base. A groundout pushed the runner to third base. McHugh scored on a RBI single by Ben Rhodes.
     DuBois County answered with a tying run in the top of the 4th inning. Morgan DePew led off with a single. He stole second base and took third base on a wild pitch. With two outs, a RBI double by Mark Giesler drove DePew in, but Giesler was tagged out trying to make it a triple.
     The Oilers broke the 1 to 1 tie with a run in the bottom of the 4th inning. Riley Benner singled and was sacrificed over to second base. Ty Broady walked. McHugh singled to load the bases. With two outs, a RBI walk to Austin Bartle scored Benner.
     Back came the Bombers with two runs in the top of the 5th inning. Noah Sadler walked, then advanced to second base on a wild pitch. Jacob Snodgrass singled and Sadler went to third base, eventually coming across on a passed ball. Snodgrass scored all the way from first on a RBI single by Brady Pfaadt, who went to second base on the throw to home plate. Two outs later, Pfaadt was thrown out trying to score from third base by stealing. At the end of the visiting at-bat the road team led by a 3 to 2 score.
     Owensboro tied the game again with one run in the bottom of the 5th inning. Alfredo Bohorques singled. Two outs later, Braxton Morris singled and Bohorques reached third base. Morris stole second base,drawing the throw that allowed Bohorques to score by stealing home plate.. After five innings of play the score was tied 3 to 3.
     DuBois County re-took the lead with a run in the top of the 7th inning. With one away, Pfaadt and Devon Newberry both walked. Pfaadt scored and Newberry advanced on a RBI fielder's choice by Daniel Johnson. The home team trailed 4 to 3.
     The Oilers tied it up yet again with a run in the bottom of the 7th inning. Rhodes led off with a single and was sacrificed to second base. A groundout got Rhodes to third base. He scored before the end of the inning on a passed ball. The score was knotted 4 to 4.
     In a season where controlling innings has been an intangible concept, this game proved no exception as the Bombers scored a go-ahead run in the top of the 8th inning. Drake McNamara and Mark Giesler walked. One out later, Snodgrass was intentionally walked to load the bases. McNamara scored on a RBI single by Pfaadt. There was no additional damage, but the score tilted to the visitors 5 to 4. Owensboro was out of comebacks in its final two at-bats, and the score became final.
     DuBois County reliever Zach Freeman, on the mound over the last 2.33 innings pitched and the pitcher of record when the Bombers took the lead for keeps, wins. Owensboro reliever Tyler Solomon, responsible for the go-ahead run that scored, takes the loss. 
     Now ... for the hard part. Regardless of the outcome of the upcoming play-in game, there are those who have seen this summer's Owensboro Oilers play for the last time. The Oilers organization (and there are very, very few of us) certainly take this time to thank all the players who have been Oilers this year. It's when the motivation to play can't come from the win-loss record that players know that their true motivation can never be the wins and losses. It has to be about caring to play the best you can because someone somewhere cares that you're playing for them. Speaking of that, thank you to the Owensboro Oilers fans who came out to the games this year. It may look like there are very, very few of you at times too -- but each year in our decade of quaint baseball has mixed familiar faces with new ones. We'll see what happens from here, but just in case -- thank you so much, and it's been a pleasure. Complete
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Madisonville Miners 5, Hopkinsville Hoppers 4 in 10 innings. (From Madisonville) The Miners scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning to defeat the Hoppers 5-4 at Elmer Kelley Stadium on Sunday night.
     The Hoppers took an early 1-0, scoring in the top of the first inning on sacrifice fly to center by Kyle Hubbuch that scored lead-off hitter Matt Cogen. Madisonville answered with two runs in the bottom of the half of the frame on an RBI-single by Cory Finkler (scoring Wesley Birchmeier) and a sacrifice fly by Shane Connahan (scoring Nolan Ramsey).
     The Miners led 2-1 until the top of the 4th inning, when the Hoppers got back-to-back doubles from Kyle Hubbuch and Trent Turner to tie the game at 2-2. The Hoppers took a 3-2 lead later in the inning when a Miner error allowed Cody Duncan to reach base and drove in Turner from third base.
     Madisonville retook the lead 4-3 in the bottom of the 5th inning. Cory Finkler drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in Connor Moss, and Shane Connahan followed with a sacrifice fly to right to drive in Birchmeier.
     Hoptown rallied in the top of the ninth, tying the game at 4-4 and sending the teams into extra innings. Parker Cash, who came in as a pinch-runner for Trent Turner scored on a wild pitch by Nicholas Purpera, to even the score.
     Shane Connahan led off the bottom of the 10th inning by drawing a walk from Hopper reliever Will Bishop, who replaced starter Jordan Martin in the bottom of the 5th inning. After a pop-up by Brooks Benson, Tyler Greiner singled and advanced Connahan to second. Andrew Tanous then grounded to short and beat out the double play attempt, with Connahan advancing to third. After JD Minor fouled the first pitch of the next at bat off, Bishop uncorked a wild pitch to the backstop and allowed Connahan to score the winning run.
     Miner reliever Colton Nussell pitched the top of the 10th and picked up the Win. Will Bishop suffered the Loss for the Hoppers. Complete
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July 18, 2015

 

Madisonville Miners 3, Owensboro Oilers 1. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers continued competitive home play Saturday evening with the Miners visiting from Madisonville. The Miners won by the final score of 3 to 1.
     Madisonville scored first with one run in the top of the 1st inning. That run came as a home run off the bat of Wesley Birchmeier. The Miners extended their lead with two runs in the top of the 3rd inning. EJ Watson led off for the Miners, and he, though eventually advancing to second base on a wild pitch was thrown out trying to take third base too. Connor Moss and Birchmeier singled back-to-back. Both runners scored on a 2-RBI double from Shane Connahan. Madisonville led 3 to 0 after 2 and a half innings of play.
     The Oilers scored their run in the bottom of the 6th inning. Conner McHugh led off the home half with a single. Ben Rhodes followed with a single, and an errant throw allowed McHugh to go to third base. Josh Wetzel hustled a grounder into a RBI fielder's choice that scored McHugh in exchange for putting Rhodes out at second base. At the close of six innings the score was Miners 3 to Oilers 1. Neither team scored again, leaving the final in the visitor's favor.
     Madisonville starter Drew Mullinax allowed the one unearned run in six innings of work for the win. Reliever Yancey Pritchett bridged to Colton Nussel who closed the bottom of the 9th for a save.
     Owensboro starter Drew Lyles, with relief help from John Hakemoller and Chase Randolph, kept things in range all game long, but Lyles takes the loss. Complete
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Dubois County Bombers 7, Hopkinsville Hoppers 6. (From Hopkinsville) The homestanding Hoptown Hoppers took a 5-4 lead into the ninth inning, but gave up three runs in the top of the ninth inning to give Dubois County a 7-5 lead. Hoptown mounted a rally of its own, scoring a run in the bottom half of the frame, but left the bases loaded in the Bombers' 7-6 win.
     The win put the first-place Bombers (25-13) a full game lead over idle Fulton (24-14) -- each team having two regular-season games remaining -- while Hoptown fell to 14-23.
     Dubois County got on the scoreboard first when Daniel Johnson was hit by a pitch, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and scored on another wild pitch to give the Bombers an early 1-0 lead.
     Hoptown took its first lead in the bottom of the second inning when Kyle Hubbuch led off with a single and scored on Trent Turner's second home run of the year to put the Hoppers ahead 2-1.
     The Bombers responded in the top of the third when Morgan DePew led off with a double, Nick Gobert walked and Blake McNamara singled in DePew, moving Gobert to third. Gobert scored during a double play to put Dubois County back on top, 3-2.
     Hoptown answered in kind in the bottom of the third when Will Olson reached on an error and Hubbuch and Matt Dunlevy each singled to load the bases. Olson was put out at home on a fielder's choice, but a two-out single by John Davis plated Hubbuch and Dunlevy to regive the Hoppers the lead, 4-3.
     The Bombers tied the score in the top of the sixth inning when Devyn Newberry reached on a two-base error then scored on a single by Cody Krumlauf to knot the score at 4-4.
     The Hoppers reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the seventh when Bo Coolen led off with a single and went to second on a sacrifice bunt. Hubbuch singled him to third and Dunlevy singled him home to give Hoptown a 5-4 lead.
     In the top of the ninth inning, Alex Mueller and Gobert each drew two-out walks. Mueller was driven in by a single by Drake McNamara and Gobert and McNamara scored on a single by Noah Sadler to put the Bombers ahead 7-5.
     In the Hoppers' half of the ninth, Olson led off with a single and Parker Cash was hit by a pitch. Jimmy Cubillos reached on a fielder's choice, moving Olson to third, and Olson scored on a sacrifice fly. Davis and Zac Sanders each drew two-out walks to load the bases, but Ernie de la Trnindad hit a long fly ball in foul territory near the left-field foul pole that was tracked down by Newberry to preserve the 7-6 win.
     Hoptown left 13 runners on base, while the Bombers left eight.
     Dubois County was led at the plate by McNamara, who went 4-for-5 with a run and two runs batted in. Thomas Rea went 2-for-4 with a triple, and Noah Sadler went 2-for-5 with two RBIs. DePew had a double for the Bombers, while Gobert scored two runs.
     Hoptown was paced by Hubbuch, who went 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Turner went 2-for-4 with a home run, a run scored and three RBIs, while Dunlevy went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI and de la Trinidad went 2-for-6. Davis had two RBIs for the Hoppers.

Konner Eck (1-0) got the win in relief, allowing one run on two hits and walking three in 1 1/3 innings. Ryan Dills started for the Bombers, allowing four runs on nine hits, striking out two and walking two in five innings of work. Hunter Spencer came on in the sixth, allowing one run on three hits and striking out one in 1 1/3 innings. Nicholas Scheller entered in the seventh, walking one in one inning. Eck came on to close out the eighth and into the ninth inning, then Jay Prior pitched the last out of the ninth inning to earn his first save of the season.

Christian Myers (1-5) took the loss for the Hoppers, allowing three runs (two earned) on two hits, striking out three and walking two in pitching the eighth and ninth innings. Zach Denney started for Hoptown, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits, striking out two and walking two in 5 2/3 innings. Bo Coolen came on in the sixth inning, allowing no runs on one hit in 1 1/3 innings. Complete
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July 17, 2015

 

Madisonville Miners 13, Dubois County Bombers 6. (From Dubois County) Fighting to stay alive in the race for the OVL regular season championship, the Madisonville Miners rapped out 22 hits in blasting their way to a 13-5 victory over the Dubois County Bombers last night.
     2,003 League Stadium fans turned out to watch the final regular season home game of the summer.
     The homestanding Bombers took an early lead, scoring two in the third inning and adding another in the fourth off of Miners starting pitcher Mathias Brewers. Aided by a strong defense, Dubois County held a 3-0 advantage through five innings. 
     But that was as long as the Miners would be held back on this night. Madisonville rapped one single after another in scoring six times in the sixth inning and adding five more in the seventh. Single runs in each of the last two innings made it a lucky 13 scores in the final four frames for the Miners.
     After struggling early, Brewers held the Bombers in check during the fifth and sixth innings before turning over the mound duties to the Miners bullpen.
     Dubois County got one in the eighth, but came to bat down 13-4 in the ninth. Three walks and a pair of singles reduced the Madisonville lead by two runs, but the game ended when the Bombers batted out of turn.
     Nick Barrientos had come in from right field to pitch the final out in the top of the ninth. He was replaced in right by Noah Sadler. By bringing a position player in to pitch, the Bombers forfeited the DH for the remainder of the game. Madisonville coach Jared Franklin challenged the order after Sadler batted in Barrientos’ spot in the order with two down. The umpire ruled that the Bombers had batted out of turn. Sadler was ruled out after stroking a single, ending the ballgame with Madisonville on top, 13-6.
     The Miners had a collection of batting stars. Matt Walsh and Brooks Benson both had four hits. Shane Connahan and Andrew Tanous added three each. Nolan Ramsey and Cory Finkler both chipped in with a pair.
     Brady Pfaadt had a single and a double for the Bombers.
     Mathias Brewers takes the win to go 4-1. Barnett falls to 2-2 with the loss.
     Madisonville is now 21-15. The win pulls them within 2 ˝ games of the Bombers league-leading pace. In order to win the league outright, Madisonville would need to win all four remaining games, while hoping that the Bombers lose their final three games and Fulton loses the two contests it has yet to play.
     Dubois County still controls their own destiny and can claim the league title by winning its final three games regardless of what other teams do. They will have to do it on the road though, as the Bombers play at Hopkinsville tonight, Owensboro Sunday, and finish the season with a game at Madisonville on Tuesday.
     The playoffs will begin on Thursday. Both the Bombers and Miners will begin play on Friday. Opponents and sites are yet to be determined by the results of the remaining games. Complete
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Fulton Railroaders 5, Hopkinsville Hoppers 4 - game 1 in 7 innings. (From Fulton) The Railroaders (24-14) used four long balls and a walk-off RBI single to sweep the  doubleheader over the Hoppers (14-22) in Fulton. The double win moved Fulton to within a half game of the leading Bombers who lost to the Miners on the same night.

     Game 1: The Railroaders took the first lead in the bottom of the second inning. With two outs and nobody on base, Kipp Moore hit a solo homerun for the 1-0 lead.

     The Hoppers responded in the third.. Jimmy Cubillos and Ernie de la Trinidad both singled and stole bases to get into scoring position with one out. Matt Cogen then singled for 2 RBI to give Hoptown a 2-1 lead.

     Top of the fourth inning the Hoppers added another run. Jimmy Cubillos singled for a RBI driving in a runner from third.

     In the bottom half of the fourth and two outs, the Railroaders got two men aboard with Ramon Valdez walked and a Kipp Moore singled. Tyler Hilton came to bat and hit a 3 RBI homer giving the lead back to Fulton 4-3.

     The top of the seventh and final inning, Ernie de la Trinidad doubled with one out. Matt Cogen followed with a RBI single scoring Trinidad and tied at 4-4. 

     Bottom of the seventh the Railroaders got a one out walk for Brad Baldwin who moved to third with Kyle Uhrich followed with a single. Ramon Valdez was next and promptly hit a ground ball single for the game winnings RBI.

     For Fulton, Kipp Moore was 2-for-2 with, 2 runs scored and the solo homerun. Tyler Hilton went 2-for-3, one run scored with his 3 RBI homer.

     Matt Cogen was best for Hoptown going 4-for-4 with 3 RBI. Ernie de la Trinidad was 2-for-4 and 2 runs scored, and Jimmy Cubillos went 2-for-3, one RBI and one score.

     Charlie Hecht picked up his 5th win with a complete 7 inning game pitched. He gave up 8 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), walked 3 and struck out 5 batters.

     Taking the loss was reliever Kyle Hubbuch who pitched only 1/3 of an inning giving up the winning run that broke the tie. Hoptown starter Drake O'Bryant threw for 3 2/3 innings allowing 4 hits, 4 earned runs, 4 walks and striking out 3 batters. Parker Cash in middle relief for 2 1/3 innings gave up only one hit, one walk and had one strikeout. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Fulton Railroaders 3, Hopkinsville Hoppers 2 - game 2 in 7 innings. (From Fulton) Game 2: The Railroaders posted the first score again in the game two in the bottom of the first inning.  Griffin Neuer doubled with out and then was batted home when Brad Baldwin followed with a 2 RBI homerun.

     The Hoppers got on the board in the third inning. Matt Cogen singled and made second base on a sacrifice bunt. Will Olson singled for a RBI sending Cogen home.

     The Railroaders answered in the bottom half of the third. Jacob Elliott led off with a solo homerun to give Fulton a 3-1 lead.

     Hoptown closed in on the lead in the top of the sixth inning. Matt Dunlevy reached on an error, stole second bases and advanced to third on a passed ball. Zac Sanders then doubled for a RBI scoring Dunlevy.  The final score was now complete at 3-2 in Fulton favor.

     Brad Baldwin was best for Fulton going 2-for-3, 2 RBI, one score and his homerun.

     Bo Coolen was the only Hopper with 2 hits for 3 trips to the plate, no RBI or runs scored.

     The night cap game of the doubleheader saw a complete game for both starting pitchers. Dillon Symon got his 2nd season win for 7 innings of work. He gave up 7 hits with 2 runs (one earned), 2 walks and had 3 strikeouts.  

     Byran Cruse takes the loss with 6 innings pitched allowing 4 hits, 3 earned runs, one walk and 7 strikeouts. Complete Box Scores Click Here.


July 16, 2015

 

Fulton Railroaders 9, Dubois County Bombers 4. (From Dubois County) Trying to stave off elimination in the Ohio Valley League race, the Fulton Railroaders charged into Dubois County last night, defeating the league-leading Bombers 9-4.
     Having already played one double header this week and facing another tomorrow, the Railroader bullpen figured to have limited availability. Fulton starter Eddie Mathis rose to the occasion. He pitched eight innings against the Bombers powerful offense, scattering nine hits, and limiting Dubois County to four runs.
     Mathis got all the runs he would need in the second inning. After the Bombers scored twice in the bottom of the first, the Railroaders scored five times in the second inning to take control of the game. Jacob Elliott and Griffin Neuer both contributed 2-run singles to key the rally.
     When two more Fulton batters reached base in the third inning, Bombers coach Andy Lasher pulled struggling starter Devin Williams in favor of Zach Freeman. Freeman turned in a stellar performance, holding Fulton to a single base hit while pitching the next 5 1/3 innings. 
     Scoring in the fifth and eighth, the Bombers cut the margin to 5-4 going to the ninth, giving the home crowd of 1,071 hope for a comeback victory. It wasn’t to be.
     The Railroaders mounted another rally in the ninth, scoring four times off of Bomber relievers Konner Eck and Nick Scheller. Ramon Valdez’s two-run double drove in the final two runs and all but pushed the game out of reach.
     Down five, the Bombers loaded the bases in the home ninth, but were unable to score. The game ended when Fulton first baseman Jacob Elliott made a leaping grab of a high throw to retire Morgan DePew. The final result was 9-4 in favor of the second-place Railroaders.
     DePew had two doubles and a single to key the Bomber offense.
     Clay Reece, Griffin Neuer, and Jacob Elliott each had two hits and at least two RBIs for Fulton.
     With the win, Mathis is now 3-1. Starter Devin Williams takes the loss for the Bombers. His record is now squared at 3-3. 
     The Bombers season record now stands at 24-12. Fulton is in second place, two games back at 22-14. Both teams have four games remaining in the regular season. 
     Madisonville also remains in contention, 3 ˝ games off the lead. The Miners have five games remaining to be played, two of them against the Bombers, including one tonight at League Stadium. 
     Fulton will be hosting Hopkinsville in a double header on Friday. Complete
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Hopkinsville Hoppers 4, Owensboro Oilers 3. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers locked into a tight, quickly-played Thursday night home game with the visiting Hopkinsville Hoppers. The guests took a late advantage on an unearned run to win by the final score of 4 to 3.
     Owensboro scored first with one run in the bottom of the 1st inning. Ben Rhodes led off for the home team with a single. One out late, Tyler Tichenor singled and Rhodes went to third base. Riley Benner followed with a RBI single scoring Benner for the inning's run. The home team led 1 to 0.
     The Hoppers tied things up with one run in the top of the 2nd inning. Will Olson led off with a double. An out later, Olson came in on an RBI single by Zac Sanders. Hopkinsville took the lead with two more runs in the top of the 3rd inning. With two away, Bo Coolen singled. Trent Turner followed with a 2- RBI home run to left field. Heading into the 3rd inning, the visitors led 3 to 2.
     The Oilers answered with two runs in the bottom of the 4th inning. Tichenor led off with a walk and Benner hit an equalizing 2-RBI home run for the home team out over left field as well. That re-tied the game at 3 to 3 -- all three Oilers RBIs being Benner's.
     There was no scoring again until the Hoppers scored the difference-maker in the top of the 9th inning. Two outs deep into the frame, Matt Cogen reached on an error. He scored as Bo Coolen drove an RBI double to the base of the wall in right-center. Hopkinsville went ahead 4 to 3. Owensboro went down in order in the bottom of the 9th and the score became final.
     Hopkinsville stayed with starter Brady Walsh for the complete game win. The Oilers loss falls on Tyler Solomon in spite of three innings in relief of a quality start from Jacob Watkins. Complete
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July 15, 2015

 

Madisonville Miners 8, Fulton Railroaders 7. (From Madisonville) The Miners scored five runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to pull out a 8-7 walk off win over the visiting Fulton Railroaders. Connor Moss delivered the game-winning hit, belting a double into the gap to drive in Wesley Birchmeier.
     Madisonville took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd when Connor Moss singled to drive in Cory Finkler. Fulton answered in the top of the 3rd when Kyle Uhrich singled to drive in Clay Reece.
     The score stayed tied 1-1 until the top of the 4th. Tyler Hilton, who reached base on a bloop single, scored on a Miner fielding error on a single by Lucas Eliason and made the score 2-1 through four innings.
     Fulton extended the lead with two runs in the top of the 7th, making the score 4-1. Kipp Moore singled, driving in Brad Baldwin, and Tyler Hilton followed with a single, driving in Ramon Valdez.
     Madisonville picked up one run in the bottom of the 7th on an RBI-single by Matt Walsh scored JD Minor and cut the lead to 4-3 heading into the 8th inning.
     Fulton seemed to put the game away in the top of the 8th. Kyle Uhrich hammered a three-rum home run to center field, driving in Griffin Neuer and Brad Baldwin, and made the score 7-3.
     The score held until the bottom of the 9th, when Matt Walsh led off the inning for the Miners by reaching base on an error by Kipp Moore. Shane Connahan followed with single, advancing Walsh to second base. After Jacob Czimadia struck out for the first out of the inning, Cory Finkler singled to left field, where Tyler Hilton misplayed the ball and allowed Walsh to score the first Miner run of the inning.
     Tyler Greiner hit a sharp ground ball to first base, but Railroader first baseman Kyle Uhrich threw the ball into left field trying to get the force out at second base. The error allowed Connahan to score and Finkler to advance to third base.
     EJ Watson entered to game as a pinch runner for Greiner, and Wesley Birchmeier prompty doubled home Finkler and Watson to tie the game at 7-7. After a foul ball, Moss then roped his game-winning double, scoring Birchmeier and capping the walk off win for the Miners, 8-7.
     Railroader reliever Logan Parrett suffered the loss for Fulton, while Colin Hudson followed Miner starter Kyle Vedrode and got the win. Complete
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Dubois County Bombers 8, Owensboro Oilers 4 . (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers continue a strong stretch run, winning their third consecutive home game last night, defeating the Owensboro Oilers last night by a score of 8-4.
     The Bombers took charge in the first inning, scoring three times. Doubles by Daniel Johnson and Drake McNamara and a 2-run base hit by Noah Sadler provided an early 3-0 lead.
     Josh Wetzel scored an unearned run in the third inning for Owensboro. After singling with two down, Wetzel advanced on a passed ball, a Tyler Tichenor single, and a Jacob Snodgrass throwing error.
     In the home fourth, Devyn Newberry drove in Snodgrass to restore the 3-run lead at 4-1 for Dubois County.
     The Oilers scored their second run in the fifth. After Rhodes reached on an error and stole second, Tichenor singled to bring him in, cutting the margin to 4-2.
     But the Bombers broke the game open with a 3-run fifth inning to take a 7-2 lead. McNamara led off with a walk. Sadler and Mark Giesler followed with singles off of Oiler reliever Aspen Taylor, who was making his debut for Owensboro. A sacrifice fly by Brady Pfaadt and a single by Devyn Newberry provided the RBIs.
     Owensboro plated a pair of unearned runs in the sixth, aided by a pair of Bomber throwing errors. 
     A McNamara sacrifice fly completed the scoring in the bottom of the sixth with Dubois County ahead 8-4.
     Zachary Aring started the game on the mound for the Bombers. He left the game with an 8-4 lead, scattering six hits. Hunter Spencer and Zach Freeman came out of the Bomber bullpen to pitch the final three frames. They held Owensboro scoreless, allowing only one run.
     Newberry, Sadler, and Giesler all had two Bomber base hits. Wetzel and Tichenor had a pair of singles each for the Oilers.
     With the win, Aring improves his record to 4-2. Ivey Starling takes the loss for Owensboro, falling to 1-3.
     Dubois County’s season record now stands at 24-11. With five games to go, they hold a 3–game lead over the second-place Fulton Railroaders who will be coming to League Stadium tonight in a late-season showdown between the league’s top two teams. Complete
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July 14, 2015

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 15, Madisonville Miners 2. (From Hopkinsville) The Hopkinsville Hoppers defeated the Madisonville Miners by a score of 15 to 2 in a game played in Hopkinsville on Tuesday evening.  Parker Cash earned the victory for the Hoppers, pitching 8 innings, allowing 1 run and 3 hits.  Cash struck out 8 and walked 2 in his performance.  Nussel suffered the loss for Madisonville.  The Hoppers had 13 hits in the contest, led by Matt Cogen, who was 3 for 3 with 3 walks.  Ernie de la Trinaded continued his fine hitting with two hits, including a home run and a double, John Davis had a triple and a single, and Bo Coolen, Cody Duncan, and Olsen each had two hits for the Hoppers, played in front of an attendance of 215. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Fulton Railroaders 17, Owensboro Oilers 2 - game 1 in 7 innings. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers lost twice in a Tuesday night doubleheader hosting the Railroaders from Fulton. The effect of the team's weather related multi-multiple game adjusted schedule showed up as early against the hard-hitting Railroaders. Fulton won Game 1 by the landslide final of 17 to 2. Game 2 was better, but still went to the visitors by the final score of 6 to 4.
     Game 1: Fulton Runs Scored: Clay Reece (2), Griffin Neuer (3), Brad Baldwin (3), Kyle Uhrich (2), Ramon Valdez (3), Lucas Eliason, Colton Aldridge (2), and Tyler Bearden; RBIs: Reece (2), Neuer (2). Uhrich (3), Valdez (5), Moore (2), and Aldridge (3)
     Oilers Runs Scored: Josh Wetzel and Tyler Tichenor; RBIs: Riley Benner and Ty Broady
     Winning Pitcher was Justin Hayden and losing was Pitcher: Bryce Wilz. Complete
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Fulton Railroaders 6, Owensboro Oilers 4 - game 2 in 7 innings. (From Owensboro) Game 2: Fulton Runs Scored: Clay Reece, Griffin Neuer, Brad Baldwin, Kyle Uhrich, and Ramon Valdez; RBIs: Baldwin, Uhrich (2), Drew Greenwood (2), and Tyler Hilton
     Oilers Runs Scored: Ben Rhodes, Conner McHugh, Tyler Shewmaker, and Austin Bartle; RBIs: Ben Rhodes (3)
     Winning Pitcher was Lee Haberle and a save goes to Eddie Mathis. Losing Pitcher was  Charlie Dishman. Complete
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July 13, 2015

 

Dubois County Bombers 5, Hopkinsville Hoppers 3. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers rode the strong left arm of Willie Poe last night, defeating the Hopkinsville Hoppers 5-3 as they inched one step closer to the Ohio Valley League regular season crown.
     Poe tossed seven innings of shutout baseball, holding the Hoppers to a pair of singles, both off the bat of Pepperdine University’s Bo Coolen. After Coolen singled to lead off the fourth inning, Poe retired the next ten Hoppers. 
     A scoreless game through four innings, the Bombers broke through against Hoppers starter for two runs in the fifth. With one out, Nick Barrientos was hit by a pitch. Thomas Rea and Daniel Johnson followed with singles to load the bases. Devyn Newberry hit a grounder to second that Hopkinsville tried to turn into an inning-ending double play. But the relay to first sailed wide as Barrientos crossed the plate. Rea scored when the Hoppers catcher couldn’t corral a pitch from starting pitcher Jordan Martin, putting the Bombers up 2-0.
     Konner Eck relieved Poe in the eighth. Hopkinsville scored once in the inning, and was threatening to add more when Eck gunned down Matt Cogen attempting to steal home.
     With a 2-1 advantage, Dubois County added three insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth. The big blow was a Jacob Snodgrass two-run triple down the right field line.
     Nick Scheller came out of the pen to pitch the ninth inning. A pair of Bomber errors and a Jimmy Cubillos single loaded the bases with Hoppers with nobody out. Hopkinsville scored one on a groundout and another with a Cogen RBI single, but the game ended with the tying run on base.
     Poe earns the win, improving his record to 3-1. Martin falls to 2-3 for the Hoppers.
     In addition to Snodgrass’ triple, Johnson went 2-for-4 with a double to spark the Bomber offense. Coolen’s pair of singles led the Hoppers.
     The Bombers are now 23-11. With six games remaining in the regular season, they have a 3-game lead over second-place Fulton.
     Hopkinsville falls to 12-20. They are in fourth place, ten games off the pace.
     Dubois County is off tonight. They will be back in action at League Stadium Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week where they are 14-3 on the season.
     The Hoppers will host Madisonville tonight. Complete
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Madisonville Miners 4, Owensboro Oilers 3 - game 1 in 9 innings. (From Madisonville) The Miners swept Monday night’s doubleheader against the Oilers, winning Game One 4-3 in extra innings and winning Game Two 9-1 in seven.
     The wins snap a three-game losing streak by the Miners (19-14) and move Madisonville to within 3.5 games of first-place Dubois County and only 0.5 games behind second-place Fulton. The two losses extend the Oiler losing streak to three games and drop Owensboro (9-24) 13.5 games back.
     Game One: The Miners jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, scoring one run in each of the first two innings. Owensboro got on the board with three runs in the top of the 4th and held the lead 3-2 until Madisonville tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the 5th inning.
     The game stayed tied through seven innings and ended in the second extra inning when Matt Walsh drove in Nolan Ramsey for the game-winning run with a double to deep center field.
     Brooks Benson went 2-for-3 with two RBI, with Connor Moss driving in the other Miner run. Nolan Ramsey also chipped in, going 2-for-5 with two runs scored. EJ Watson and JD Minor scored the other two Miner runs.
     Wesley Birchmeier pitched two shut out innings following starter Cameron Smith and picked up the win. Smith pitched seven innings, giving up three runs on six hits with three Ks and one BB.
     Chase Randolph took the loss for the Oilers, pitching the final 2.67 innings and allowing the winning run to cross the plate. Oiler starter Damon Davis went five innings before giving way to Ryan Flores, who pitched the scoreless 6th inning.
     Ty Broady led the Oilers at the plate, batting 1-for-3 with two RBI and one run scored. Alfredo Bohorques went 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Riley Benner went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Drew Bene picked up an RBI while going 0-for-4. Complete
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Madisonville Miners 9, Owensboro Oilers 1 - game 2 in 7 innings. (From Madisonville) Game Two: The Miners continued the offensive show of force in Game Two, scoring one in the 1st, three in the 3rd, and four more in the 4th. The Oilers cut the score to 8-1 with a run in the 5th, but the Miners answered with one in the bottom half of the frame to make the lead 9-1. Neither team scored from there, and Madisonville cruised to the 9-1 win in seven innings.
     Brooks Benson blasted a three-run home run in the 3rd inning off Oiler starter Jake Wilson, driving in Matt Walsh and Shane Connahan. Benson went 3-for3 with one run score and five RBI in Game Two. Wesley Birchmeier homered as well, going deep in the bottom of the 5th off Oiler reliever Austin Bartle. Eight Miner players scored runs in Game Two.
     Miner starter Yancey Pritchett went five complete innings, allowing just one run and scattering four hits. Pritchett walked four and struck out four while earning his first win of the year. Austin Lukachewski pitched two scoreless innings to secure the win for the Miners.
     Jake Wilson started in the mound for the Oilers and got the loss. Wilson gave up seven runs on four hits and seven walks. Wilson struck out one Miner batter. Austin Bartle and Josh Wetzel each saw some action on the mound for the Oilers.
     Riley Benner picked up an RBI, driving in Will Broady for the lone Oiler run. Complete
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July 12, 2015

 

Fulton Railroaders 14, Hopkinsville Hoppers 8. (From Fulton) The Railroaders steamed past an early Hoptown lead to win big in Fulton. Both teams combined to produce 22 hits, which included 4 homeruns that scored 11 runs.

     After a scoreless first inning, the Hoppers took the early lead in the second when Kyle Hubbuch parked a 2 RBI homer over right field's Little Monster. The Railroaders answered with one run in the bottom half of the inning from a Lucas Eliason RBI single.

     In the bottom of the third, the Railroaders throttled up with 5 hits. After loading the bases and one out, veteran Roman Valdez blasted a grand slam over Little Monster. Loading the bases again with a single and two walks, the Railroaders scored 2 more runs on a double error play to take a 7-2 lead.

     The fourth inning for the Hoppers was snapshot of their second inning scoring. With a runner aboard Kyle Hubbich came to the plate and knocked his second 2 RBI homer over Little Monster, cutting Fulton's lead down to 3 runs.

     Bottom of the fourth the Railroaders rolled out more 4 RBI using 4 singles and an RBI groundout to take a commanding 11-4 lead.

     The Hoppers rallied in the sixth. With the bases loaded and two outs, Hunter Losekamp was hit by a pitch for a RBI.  Ernie de la Trinidad followed with a 2 RBI single to make the score to 11-7 still in Fulton's favor.

     The Railroaders waited until the seventh inning to answer Hoptown's last score. After an error and a single put two men on, Kyle Uhrich blasted a 3 RBI homerun over center field to give Fulton a 14-7 lead.

     Hoptown managed their final score in the ninth from two singles, a walk and a ground out RBI.

     Five Railroaders had multiple hits on the evening; Kyle Uhrich went 3-for-5 scoring 3 runs along with his 3 RBI homerun, Griffin Neuer was 3-for-5 with 2 runs scored, Clay Reece went 2-for-5 and 2 runs scored, Drew Greenwood was 2-for-4 with one score and a RBI, Lucas Eliason was 2-for-4 and 2 RBI, and Ramon Valdez 1-for-2 with 3 runs scored and his grand slam for 4 RBI.

     Hoptown was lead by Kyle Hubbuch who was 2-for-4, both hits homers for 4 RBI. Matt Dunlevy went 2-for-2 and one run scored. Both Cody Duncan (3 runs scored) and Matt Cogen got stand up doubles.

     Fulton's starter Chandler Amason gets the win with 5 2/3 innings pitched. He allowed 4 hits, 7 earned runs, 2 walks and had 2 strikeouts. Logan Parrett threw for 2 1/3 innings, no runs, one walk and a strikeout. Kyle Ward pitched the final inning with 2 hits, one earned run, one walk and strikeout.

     Hopkinsville's starter Will Bishop takes the loss. He went 3 innings giving up 7 hits, 7 runs (5 earned), 3 walks and had 2 strikeouts. Dylan Givens pitched 3 1/3 innings for 8 hits, 7 runs (6 earned) and 2 walks.  Drake O'Bryant completed the final 1 2/3 innings with no hits, runs or walks and struck out 4 batters.

     The Railroaders (19-13) remain in second place 2 1/2 games behind the Bombers (22-11) who beat the Miners (17-14) on the night. The Hoppers (12-19) stay in fourth position 9 games out of first. The Oilers (9-22) were idle for the evening. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 11, Madisonville Miners 10 in 10 innings. (From Dubois County) 1614 enthusiastic Bomber fans witnessed one of the most thrilling games of the year as the Dubois County Bombers scratched out an 11-10 extra inning victory over the Madisonville Miners last night.
     Neither team would claim it was the best-played ballgame of the season, but the roller coaster ride provided a series of highs and lows for fans of both squads.
     The game had the makings of a pitcher’s duel. Bombers head coach Andy Lasher sent Ryan Dills to the mound. Dills is the only pitcher in the Ohio Valley League that has already collected five wins on the season. Madisonville coach Jared Franklin countered with Drew Mullinax, putting his 3-1 record on the line as the Miners strove to close to within two games of the league-leading Bombers with the season winding down. 
     In a manner similar to a football game between a down-the-field passing team playing against a grind-it-out three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust offense, the game developed into a contrast of styles early on. Before it was over, the Bombers would score in seven of the ten innings played, but never tallying more than two runs in a frame. By contrast, Madisonville only scored in two innings, but made the most of them, pushing four runs across the plate in the second and six more in the eighth.
     The Bombers took the early lead in the first inning. Nick Gobert doubled and scored on a Drake McNamara single. 
     Madisonville responded immediately with their first big inning. Five Miners singled. Mix in one of the four Bomber errors committed on the evening, and the Miners had a 4-1 lead after an inning and a half.
     But Dubois County added a run in the second without a base hit to close it to 4-2.
     The Bombers utilized the exceptional speed of Daniel Johnson and Devyn Newberry to tie the game in the third inning. Johnson and Newberry singled to lead off the inning. With runners on the corners and one out, Newberry took off for second with Mullinax on the rubber. It appeared Mullinax would be able to pick him off, but Newberry arrived safely while Johnson started a dash home from third. He too appeared to be in jeopardy on the bases, but somehow managed to elude a tag attempt by the Miners catcher, sliding in to score as Newberry advanced on to third. Newberry came in to score later in the inning, tying the game at four.
     Dubois County plated two more in the fifth. Johnson singled and was sacrificed to second. With two down, Madisonville chose to intentionally walk McNamara and pitch to Noah Sadler. Sadler responded by hammering a triple to the warning track, driving in two runs.
     The Bombers stretched the margin to 8-4 in the seventh when Johnson singled, Gobert doubled him in, and Sadler collected his third RBI of the game.
     All told, the Bombers had scored seven consecutive runs scattered over six innings to turn a 4-1 deficit into an 8-4 advantage. But tides come in, and tides go out.
     Madisonville sent twelve batters to the plate in the eighth inning, facing four different Dubois County pitchers. Six hits, a walk, an error, a sacrifice bunt, and a sacrifice fly produced six Miner runs. Zach Freeman came out of the Bomber bullpen to finally get the final out, but not before the Miners had taken a 10-8 lead. 
     Down to their last at bat in the bottom of the ninth, Dubois County tied the game. With two down and the bases loaded, Morgan DePew drove a ball to the outfield scoring Newberry and McNamara, knotting the contest at 10-10 and forcing extra innings.
     Having retired the Miners in order in the ninth, Freeman stayed on to pitch the 10th. Madisonville came up empty again.
     The trend of the evening had been for the Bombers to score more often than not, even if it was in smaller bunches on this night. In the bottom of the tenth, they would only need one.
     Thomas Rea opened the inning with a double. He tagged and advanced to third when Johnson flew out to deep right field. After the Miners walked Newberry, Nick Gobert came to the plate. Rea raced home with the winning run when Gobert pushed a squeeze bunt to the right side of the infield.
     Zach Freeman gets the win in relief. His record improves to 3-3. Colin Hudson takes the loss, squaring his record at 2-2.
     Bombers offensive standouts included Johnson with three singles, Gobert with a pair of doubles, and Sadler with a pair of hits including the big 2-rbi triple.
     Conner Moss and Matt Walsh both had 3-hit nights for the Miners.
     With the win, the Bombers record improves to 22-11. Madisonville drops to 17-14. They remain in third place, four games off of the Bombers league-leading pace.
     Dubois County will be home again tonight, hosting the 12-19 Hoppers. Madisonville will play a home double header against Owensboro. Complete
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July 11, 2015

 

Fulton Railroaders 4, Dubois County Bombers 2. (From Dubois County) It has now been over a month since the Bombers moved into the top spot in the Ohio Valley League. But despite some impressive win streaks, Dubois County has been unable to put much distance between themselves and their two top challengers. 
     On a night when the Bombers celebrated Christmas in July, the Fulton Railroaders left town dressed as the Grinch, escaping with a 4-2 come-from-behind victory.
     It was a matchup on the mound between Lucas Barnett for Dubois County squaring off against Fulton’s Charlie Hecht. 
     It portended to be a pitching duel. The runs column on the scoreboard says it was. The hits column might disagree as the two squads pounded out 24 base hits, 13 of them by the Bombers.
     Dubois County threatened repeatedly, but rarely got the necessary clutch hits to generate a big inning. The Bombers collected five doubles. Yet they were only able to produce two runs, both in the second inning. 
     Noah Sadler led off the second with a double and scored on a two-out single by Alex Ralph. Daniel Johnson celebrated his 20th birthday by cracking a double to bring in Ralph.
     Dubois County placed runners on base in every inning, advancing runners into scoring position in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 7th innings, but coming up empty on each occasion as Hecht and the Railroaders escaped time after time.
     With the Bombers fans dressed in their best Christmas attire, the Railroaders took a more sacrificial approach. Single runs in the 3rd, 6th, and 8th all scored after the leadoff batters reached safely and were sacrificed to second.
     In the third inning, a pair of singles by Griffin Neuer and Kipp Moore bookended the Lucas Eliason sacrifice, producing the Railroaders first run. 
     Barnett walked Brad Baldwin leading off the sixth. After Ramon Valdez sacrificed him to second, Kyle Uhrich singled him in to tie the game at two.
     Uhrich singled again leading off the eighth, was duly sacrificed to second advanced to third on a Zach Freeman wild pitch. He scored on a Drew Greenwood sacrifice fly. 
     A pair of singles by Eliason and Clay Reece produced Fulton’s final run in the ninth inning, capping the scoring for the evening with the Railroaders holding a 4-2 advantage.
     Hecht gets the win to go to 4-2. Eddie Mathis picks up his second save. Zach Freeman takes the loss out of the Bomber bullpen, dropping his record to 2-3.
     Uhrich led the Fulton attack with three singles. Reece added a pair of base hits.
     Sadler doubled three times for the Bombers while Devyn Newberry added three singles.
     Dubois County outhit Fulton 13-11. In addition, the Bombers rapped five doubles while the Railroaders had no extra base hits. But Fulton garnered the victory with a fundamentally sound small ball approach.
     The Bombers fall to 21-11. At 18-13, Fulton cuts the Dubois County league lead back to 2 ˝ games.
     Both squads will be in action at their home stadiums tonight. The Bombers will be hosting Madisonville, while Hopkinsville makes the trek to Fulton. Complete
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Owensboro Oilers 4, Hopkinsville Hoppers 3 - game 1 in 7 innings. (From Hopkinsville) The Owensboro Oilers and homestanding Hoptown Hoppers battled a quick seven-inning seesaw battle in the first game of a double-header on Saturday, with Owensboro prevailing with a run in the seventh and final inning for the 4-3 win.
     Hoptown (12-18) got on the scoreboard first when Matt Cogen hit a one-out single in the first inning, went to second on a Matt Crowder single, went to third on a balk and scored on a Mitch Gallagher single to give the Hoppers an early 1-0 lead.
     Owensboro (9-22) took the lead in the top of the third when Alfredo Bohorques hit a two-out single and Josh Wetzel came in to pinch-run for him. Tyler Tichenor double him in and scored on a Riley Benner single to put the Oilers ahead 2-1.
     Hoptown retook the lead in the bottom of the fourth when Gallagher hit a two-out single and went to second when John Davis was hit by a pitch. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch, and both runners scored on an errant pickoff attempt to give the Hoppers a 3-2 lead.
     Owensboro tied the game in the top of the sixth when Drew Bene led off with a single and Conner McHugh came in to pinch-run for him. McHugh advanced to second on a bunt single by Ben Rhodes, stole third and scored on a sacrifice fly by Mark VanDenlangenberg to knot the score at 3-3.
     The game-winner crossed the plate in the top of the seventh when Tyler Tichenor led off with a single, went to second on a sac bunt and scored on a two-out single by Tyler Shewmaker to give the Oilers the 4-3 win.
     Owensboro was led at the plate by Tichenor, who went 4-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and a run batted in. Rhodes went 3-for-4, Benner went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Bene went 2-for-3.
     Hoptown was paced by Crowder, who went 3-for-4 and Gallagher, who went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI. 
     On the mound, Chase Randolph (2-1) got the win in relief, allowing no runs on one hit and striking out two in 1 2/3 innings. John Hakemoller started for the Oilers, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits and striking out five in five innings. Trey Robledo came on in the sixth, allowing no runs on two hits in one-third of an inning.
     Christian Myers (1-4) took the loss for the Hoppers, allowing one run on two hits in 1 2/3 innings of relief. Jordan Martin started the game, allowing no runs on three hits and striking out two in two innings. Newcomer Zach Denney came on in the third, allowing two runs on six hits in three innings, and another newcomer, Drake O'Bryant, came on in the sixth, allowing one run on two hits with a walk in one-third of an inning. Complete
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Hopkinsville Hoppers 6, Owensboro Oilers 5 - game 2 in 7 innings. (From Hopkinsville) Hoptown scored five runs in the third inning of the latter game of the twinbill but had to hold on over the next four innings, as Owensboro made a game of it before the Hoppers prevailed 6-5.
     Hoptown again hit the scoreboard first in the first inning when Matt Cogen and Matt Crowder drew one-out walks. A two-out single by Will Olson put the Hoppers ahead 1-0.
     Hoptown exploded for five runs in the third when Olson and John Davis led off with singles. Kyle Hubbuch singled in Olson and Matt Dunlevy walked to load the bases. All three batters advanced on a passed ball, scoring Davis, and Ernie de la Trinidad walked to load the bases. Cogen walked in Hubbuch and Crowder singled in Dunlevy and de la Trinidad to give the Hoppers a 6-0 lead.
     The Oilers mounted their comeback in the top of the fourth inning when Tyler Tichenor led off with a walk, stole second and scored on a two-out single by Braxton Morris to trim the Hoptown lead to 6-1.
     In the top of the fifth, Owensboro plated three more runs when Conner McHugh led off with a single and took second on a wild pitch. Ben Rhodes then singled him to third and stole second, and McHugh scored on a groundout. Riley Benner singled in Rhodes, went to second on a Nick Bene walk and went to third on a dropped third strike. A single by Mark VanDenlangenberg drove in Benner to further trim the Hoppers' lead to 6-4.
     Owensboro got within a run in the sixth inning when Rhodes reached on a two-out bunt single. An errant pickoff throw allowed him to third, and a bad throw from first to third allowed him to score to bring the Oilers within 6-5.
     Hoppers pitcher Brady Walsh faced four batters in the seventh to earn his first save.
     Hoptown was led at the plate by Olson, who went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI, and Davis, who went 2-for-3 with a run. Crowder went 1-for-1 with two RBIs.
     Owensboro was paced by Benner, who went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Rhodes went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
     Bryan Cruse (1-3) started and got the win for Hoptown, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits, striking out six and walking four in 4 2/3 innings. Bo Coolen came on in the fifth, allowing one unearned run on two hits, striking out four in 1 1/3 innings, with all of his outs coming through strikeouts. Walsh pitched the seventh inning, allowing one hit.
     For Owensboro, Will Birch (0-2) started and got the loss, allowing one run on one hit, striking out one and walking three in one inning. Jared Dwyer came on in the second inning, allowing one hit, striking out one and walking two in one inning. Tyler Solomon entered in the third, allowing five runs on four hits, striking out one and walking three in one-third of an inning. Charlie Dishman then entered the game, allowing no hits in two-thirds of an inning. 
     Austin Bartle then took the mound in the fourth inning, allowing one hit, striking out one and walking one in one inning. Ben Rhodes closed out the game for the Oilers, allowing no hits, striking out two and walking one in two innings of work.. Complete
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July 10, 2015

 

Fulton Railroaders 3, Madisonville Miners 1. (From Fulton) The Railroaders edge past the Miners to win 3-1 in Fulton with the only scores coming for both teams in a single inning. 
     Good pitching and defense held each side scoreless through 4 innings. Top of the fifth, EJ Watson (2-for-4) led off with a single and made home plate on a RBI double by JD Minor (2-for-4).
     Bottom half of the fifth, the Railroaders answered with 3 runs. Griffin Neuer walked and made third base on a Clay Reece (2-for-4) single who then stole second. A RBI groundout by Brad Baldwin drove in Neuer to tie the game and moved Reece to third. Ramon Valdez follow with a walk and reach second on a pass ball. A two out double for Kyle Uhrich (2-for-4) yielded 2 RBI for Fulton to complete the scoring.
     Relief pitching and defense continued to shutdown both offenses for the remainder of the game. The Railroader left 11 men on base and the Miners stranded 12 runners.
     Starter Dillon Symon earned the win for Fulton for 7 innings, giving up 7 hits, one earned run, 4 walks and had 3 strikeouts. Lee Haeberle threw for one inning with one hit, a walk and one strikeout. Kyle Estand finished the final inning for a save with no hits or walks and stuck out one batter.
     Taking the hard loss for Madisonville was starter Mathias Brewers who pitched for 5 innings allowing 6 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 3 walks, and struck out 8 at the plate. Wesley Birchmeier threw for 2 innings in middle relief, no hits 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Cameron Smith completed the final inning giving up only one hit.
     Both teams are now 17-13 on season in second and third place with the Miners better head-to-head winning 5 of 9 games between the two. The teams meet one more time in Madisonville on Wednesday, July 15 to complete their regular season series. 
     The first place Dubois County Bombers remain ahead in the standings by 3˝ games, and were idle on Friday due to weather in Owensboro with the Oilers. Complete
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Dubois County Bombers @ Owensboro Oilers - PPD rain/field conditions. Tonight's game between the Bombers and Oilers in Owensboro has been postponed due to rain and field condition. The game has been rescheduled in Owensboro for July 19, a single 9 inning game starting at 6 p.m. CDT.


July 9, 2015

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 19, Madisonville Miners 5. (From Hopkinsville) In front of an attendance of 275, the Hopkinsville Hoppers defeated the Madisonville Miners by a score of 19 to 5 on Thursday evening in Hopkinsville. The 19 runs scored by the Hoppers were the most scored in franchise history since it joined the OVL.
     Hopkinsville had 19 runs on 15 hits and had one error. Madisonville had 5 runs with 11 hits and had 7 errors.
     Hopkinsville scored 10 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning, 9 of which were unearned, due to 4 Madisonville errors. Cody Duncan of the Hoppers capped off the inning by hitting a grand slam. Matt Cogen added a homer for the Hoppers, Ernie De la Trindad had single, double, and a grand slam for a total of 5 RBIs, and Will Olsen had 3 doubles in pacing the Hopper attack. Brady Walsh picked up the victory for the Hoppers, pitching 7 innings of 2 run baseball. Complete
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Fulton Railroaders @ Owensboro Oilers - PPD weather and field conditions. Tonight's game between the Railroaders and the Oilers in Owensboro has postponed due to weather and field conditions.  The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on July 14, first game to start at 5:00 p.m. CDT. Each game will be 7 innings.


July 7, 2015

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers @ Fulton Railroaders - PPD rainout. Tonight's game between the Hoppers and Railroaders in Fulton has been rained out and postponed.  The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on July 17, first game to start at 5:00 p.m. CDT. Each game will be 7 innings..

 

Dubois County Bombers @ Madisonville Miners - PPD rainout. Tonight's game between the Bombers and Miners in Madisonville has been postponed due to weather. The game has been rescheduled on July 21.


July 8, 2015

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 9, Dubois County Bombers 6. (From Hopkinsville) The homestanding Hoptown Hoppers pushed ahead in a seesaw battle with first-place Dubois County, taking the lead with two runs in the sixth inning en route to the 9-6 win on Wednesday.
     Dubois County (21-10) got on the scoreboard right off the bat, as Hoptown starter Nick Eggemeyer hit Morgan DePew and Jacob Snodgrass, the first two batters of the game. Nick Gobert doubled in DePew and Snodgrass scored on a sacrifice fly to give the Bombers an early 2-0 lead.
     Dubois County scored again in the fourth inning when Nick Barrientos led off with a double and scored on a double by DePew to push the Bombers' lead to 3-0.
     Hoptown (10-17) got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth when Bo Coolen led off with a single, was bunted over to second and scored on a fielding error to trim the deficit to 3-1.
     The Hoppers exploded for five runs in the bottom of the fifth when Ernie de la Trinidad led off with a single, stole second and went to third on a balk. Matt Cogen walked, and both runners advanced on a wild pitch, with de la Trinidad scoring. Cogen stole third and was singled in by Matt Crowder, who stole second and was singled in by Mitch Gallagher, who took second on the throw. Will Olson then singled, and Gallagher scored on a sac bunt by John Davis. Olson scored on an error to give the Hoppers a 6-3 lead.
     Dubois County tied the game in the top of the sixth when DePew, Snodgrass and Gobert hit consecutive singles and DePew scored on a sac fly by Drake McNamara. Brady Pfaadt then singled in Snodgrass and Gobert to knot the game at 6-6.
     In the bottom of the sixth, Hoptown took the lead for good when de la Trinidad led off with a double, stole third and scored on a double by Cogen. Crowder singled Cogen to third, and he scored on a sac fly by Coolen to give the Hoppers an 8-6 lead.
     Hoptown ended the scoring in the seventh when John Davis led off with a single, was sacrificed to second and scored on a single by de la Trinidad to cap the scoring at 9-6.
     The Hoppers had 16 hits in the game and were led by de la Trinidad, who went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and a run batted in; Cogen, who went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI; and Gallagher, who went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Crowder went 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI, Coolen went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI, and Olson went 2-for-5 with a run.
     For the Bombers, DePew went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI, while Gobert went 2-for-5 with a double, a run and an RBI. Snodgrass scored two runs for Dubois County, while Pfaadt had two RBIs and Barrientos had a double.
     On the mound, Jordan Martin (2-2) got the win in relief, entering in the sixth inning and allowing no runs one hit, striking out two and walking on in 2 1/3 innings. Eggemeyer had a rocky start for Hoptown, allowing two runs on two hits and walking three in 1 1/3 innings. Parker Cash came on in the second, allowing four runs on five hits, striking out six and walking two in 4 1/3 innings. Christian Myers pitched the ninth inning to earn his second save, allowing no hits and striking out one.
     Devin Williams (3-2) got the loss in relief, allowing two runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning. Zachary Aring started for the Bombers, allowing six runs (five earned) on seven hits, striking out one and walking one in 4 1/3 innings. Willie Poe pitched the last three innings for Dubois County, allowing one run on six hits and striking out one. Complete
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Madisonville Miners 10, Owensboro Oilers 9 - game 1 in 7 innings. (From Madisonville) The Miners won Game One over the visiting Owensboro Oilers in walk-off fashion, 10-9, at Elmer Kelley on Wednesday night.
     Owensboro held an early 2-0 lead after the 1st inning, but the Miners erupted for five runs in the 2nd to take a 5-2 lead. Each team scored twice in the 4th inning to make the score 7-4. Owensboro scored five runs in the top of the 6th and led 9-7 heading into the bottom half of the frame, where the Miners tied the ballgame at 9-9 with two runs of their own. Madisonville scored one in the bottom of the 7th to win the ballgame.
     Madisonville got home runs from Connor Moss (2-for-3, 1 R, 3 RBI and Nolan Ramsey (1-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI), and Moss drove in the winning run with a walk-off single in the bottom of the 7th to secure the win for the Miners.
     The Oilers were led at the plate by Tyler Tichenor(2-for-5, 2 R, 3 RBI), Braxton Morris (2-for-4, 3 RBI), and Tyler Shewmaker (2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI). Shewmaker belted a home run for the Oilers.
     On the mound, Oiler reliever Chase Randolph took the loss for starter Andrew Lyles, while Miners hurler Colin Hudson picked up the win. Complete
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Madisonville Miners 4, Owensboro Oilers 3 - game 2 in 7 innings. (From Madisonville) The Miner won the nightcap 4-3 over the Oilers, with Cameron Smith picking up the win on the mound and Wesley Birchmeier collecting a save for pitching a perfect seventh inning to nail down the sweep.
     After three scoreless innings, Madisonville scored twice in the bottom of the 4th to take a 2-0 lead. The Oilers answered with two of their own to tie the game heading into the bottom of the 5th, where Madisonville retook the lead 3-2. Both teams scored one run a piece in the 6th inning, with Madisonville taking a 4-3 lead into the final frame.
     Shane Connahan provided the big blast for Madisonville in Game Two, belting a line drive home run into the gap in right-center field. Connahan finished the game 3-for-3 with 1 run scored and 2 RBI. Connor Moss picked up where he left off in Game One, batting 2-for-3 with two RBI in the second session.
     Tyler Tichenor (1-4), Ben Rhodes (1-4), and Jake Wilson (1-3) each had an RBI for the Oilers in Game Two. Complete
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July 6, 2015

 

Dubois County Bombers 7, Fulton Railroaders 5. (From Fulton) The Bombers made the most of 9 hits, which included 3 homeruns and defensive miscues by their opponent, to outscore the Railroaders 7-5 in Fulton. 
     After opening the game in the top of the first inning with two straight strikeouts, Nick Gobert singled to get aboard. Drake McNamara followed with a 2 RBI homer over right-center field to give the Bombers a 2-0 lead. The Railroaders managed to load the bases in the bottom half of the first with one out, but failed to answer with a score.
     Both starting pitchers, Ryan Dills for DC and Eddie Mathis for Fulton, settled down for the next three innings allowing no runs and giving up only one hit per team.
     Top of the fifth, Devyn Newberry led off with a solo homerun to extend the Bombers lead to 3-0. 
     In the bottom half the fifth inning the Railroaders got their led off batter Drew Greenwood aboard on the only game error by the Bombers. Jacob Elliot then made it to first safely on a bunt, followed by a walk for Griffin Neuer to load the bases with no outs. Clay Reece singled for one RBI and Brad Baldwin followed up with a 2 RBI single to tie the game a 3-3.
     The Bombers quickly answered in the sixth with a second homerun from Drake McNamara to start the inning. Two outs later, the Bombers loaded the bases with 2 walks and a Railroaders error but failed to add to their now 4-3 lead. 
     In the top of the seventh the Bombers added 3 more runs from 2 hits and 2 Railroader errors to extend their lead 7-3.
     The bottom of the eighth the Railroaders punched out 3 hits to include a 2 RBI single from Clay Reece, but the rally fell short leaving the tying runs on base. The final 7-5 score was set.
     Drake McNamara with best at the plate for DC going 2-for-4 (2 homers) for 3 RBIs and scored 3 runs. Clay Reece lead Fulton’s hitting going 3-for-5 with 3 RBI.
     Ryan Dills gets the win for 6 innings pitched allowing 5 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 3 walks and had 10 strikeouts. Konner Eck pitched for 1 2/3 innings, 4 hits, 2 earned runs, one walk and one strikeout. Zachary Aring picked up a save for 1 1/3 innings with only one hit, no runs and 2 strikeouts.
     Fulton starter Eddie Mathis takes the loss for 6 innings on the mound giving up 6 hits, 4 earned runs, 2 walks and had 8 strikeouts. Logan Parrett pitched for one innings for 2 hits, 3 runs (one earned), one walk and no strikeout. Trey Tigart finished the final 2 innings with only one hit allowed, no runs or walks, and had 4 strikeouts. Complete
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Hopkinsville Hoppers 7, Owensboro Oilers 4 - game 1 in 7 innings. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers and the Hopkinsville Hoppers split inverse 7-inning games of a doubleheader in Owensboro Monday evening. The Hoppers won the opener by a final score of 7 to 4. The Oilers won the nightcap by the final score of 7 to 2.
     In game one, the Hoppers scored two runs in the top of the 1st inning: Ernie de la Trinadad was hit by a pitch and John Davis doubled; both got batted in by Matt Cogen with a 2-RBI single. 
     Owensboro answered with one run in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Ty Broady walked and scored from second with two outs as Mark VanDenlandenberg reached on an error. 
     Hopkinsville added one run in the top of the 3rd inning. Davis singled and scored again, brought around by Mitch Gallagher on a RBI single. 
     The Oilers closed in with one run in the bottom of the same inning. Austin Bartle walked and was plated from third by a Riley Benner RBI sacrifice fly. Owensboro tied the game 3 to 3 with a run in the bottom of the 4th inning. VanDenlangenberg reached on an error and stole second base, then scored off the bat of Tyler Tichenor who RBI tripled.
     The Hoppers pulled away with Game 1 from that point. Hopkinsville scored one run in the 5th inning. Matt Crowder singled and advanced to third base on an error. He came in by way of a Will Olson RBI sacrifice fly. Hopkinsville added two runs in the top of the 6th inning. Zac Sanders singled and scored on a RBI single by De la Trinidad, who in turn scored on a RBI single by Crowder. The Hoppers added one more run in the top of the 7th inning. Mitch Gallagher doubled and eventually scored from third base on a two-out RBI single by Sanders.
     The Oilers got one run in the bottom of the 7th inning as Benner and Broady doubled back-to-back, with Broady collecting the RBI for Benner scoring.
     The Game 1 win goes to Hopkinsville reliever Dylan Givens, the loss to Owensboro reliever Tyler Solomon. Complete
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Owensboro Oilers 7, Hopkinsville Hoppers 2 - game 2 in 7 innings. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers scored first in Game 2 with 3 runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Riley Benner walked and Braxton Morris singled. They and Jake Wilson scored on Wilson's 3-RBI home run over the right field fence. The Oilers added two more in the bottom of the 3rd inning Tyler Tichenor singled and Benner reached on an error. Tichenor scored on an RBI single by Morris. Then Wilson was hit by a pitch, and Benner scored as Tyler Shewmaker reached on a RBI fielder's choice. After three complete innings the Oilers led 5 to 0.
     Hopkinsville scored one run in the top of the 4th inning. With two outs, Bo Coolen walked, he advanced to second base on a wild pitch. Coolen scored from second base as Mitch Gallagher reached safely on a two-base error.
     Owensboro responded by adding a run of its own back in the bottom of the 4th inning. With one out, Ben Rhodes singled, he stole second base. Rhodes scored from third base on a RBI single from Benner. The Oilers added one run in the bottom of the 6th inning. Conner McHugh reached on an error, then advanced to second base, scoring on a RBI single by Alfredo Bohorques.
     The Hoppers got one more run in the top of the 7th inning. With two outs, Ernie de la Trinidad singled. He advanced to second base by defensive indifference. John Davis then reached safely on an error that allowed De la Trinidad to score. Hopkinsville came no closer in Game 2 than the 7 to 2 final score.
     The Game 2 win goes to Oilers starter Ryan Flores, who went all 7 innings pitched, giving up the 2 runs -- both unearned. The loss falls to Hopkinsville starter Zach Denney. Complete
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Protested game awarded to Hopkinsville by OVL. The Oilers 3-2 win against the Hoppers played on July 1 in Owensboro has been overturned by the OVL and awarded to Hopkinsville as a 9-0 win for Hopkinsville. The Hoppers protested the game after an illegal player substitution was made by the Oilers. A pitcher not submitted on the line-up card to the umpires, scorekeeper and Hoptown coach was substituted and used during the game. By ruling of the OVL, all players' stats for the game will remain intact except for assignment of win, save and loss for the pitchers. Current standings have been adjusted to reflect this decision. 


July 5, 2015

 

Owensboro Oilers 6, Dubois County Bombers 3. (From Dubois County) The Owensboro Oilers traveled to Dubois County last night, closing out both the long holiday weekend and the Bombers six-game winning streak with a 6-3 triumph at Huntingburg’s League Stadium
     Owensboro scored twice in the second inning, bunching a walk, a hit batter, a sacrifice b6-2unt, a sacrifice fly and a single. Ben Rhoades (sac fly) and Tyler Tichenor (single) got the RBIs.
     The Oilers added another run in the third inning. Ty Broady walked, stole second, advanced to third on a passed ball, and scored on a Braxton Morris sacrifice fly, giving Owensboro a 3-0 advantage.
     Dubois County scored a pair in the fourth inning to close to within 3-2. After walking to lead off the frame, Mark Giesler scored on an Alex Ralph double. A hit by Thomas Rea brought Ralph in two batters later.
     The Oilers opened the lead to 6-2 in the sixth. A pair of Dubois County errors and a triple by Ben Rhoades keyed the rally.
     Dubois County created one scoring opportunity after another, but was unable to collect the clutch hits when necessary. Facing a series of six different Oilers hurlers, the Bombers left 11 men on base, four on third base. 
     Dubois County was never set down in order until the ninth inning. Time after time, the Oilers escaped Bomber rallies.
     Dubois County mounted one final scoring opportunity in the eighth inning. A pair of walks and a Daniel Johnson single loaded the bases with two out. Jacob Snodgrass lined a single into the outfield that brought one run in, but Nick Barrientos was caught in a rundown between 2nd and 3rd , leaving Owensboro up by the final margin of 6-3.
     Ben Rhoades had a triple, a single, and three RBIs in leading the Oiler offense. Drew Bene added a pair of hits.
     Daniel Johnson stroked three singles for the Bombers. Jacob Snodgrass added a pair of hits.
     The league-leading Bombers fall to 20-9. Owensboro improves to 8-17, regaining sole possession of fourth place in the OVL standings.
     Dubois County travels to Fulton to take on the 2nd-place Railroaders tonight. Owensboro will be hosting Hopkinsville for a twinbill. Complete
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Madisonville Miners 14, Fulton Railroaders 1. (From Madisonville) The Miners scored early and often against the Railroaders and cruised to a 14-1 victory Sunday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium. Madisonville pounded out sixteen hits and scattered five Fulton hits over nine innings.
     Madisonville got a home run from Shane Connahan, who went 2-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored. A host of other Miners got base hits, RBI, and scored runs.
     The Railroaders lone run came on a home run by Ramon Valdez (1-for3, 1 R, 1 RBI) in the top of the second inning. Griffin Neuer went 2-for-3, and both Clay Reece and Brad Baldwin went 1-for-3 as well.
     Miner starter Drew Mullinax got the Win for Madisonville, and starter Kyle Ward took the Loss for Fulton. Mullinax pitched five complete innings, allowing one earned run on four hits, two walks, and three strikeouts. Yancey Pritchett, Austin Lusachewski, and Jesse Ellefson combined to keep the Railroaders off the scoreboard and close out the game.
     Trey Tigart, Chandler Amason, Lucas Eliason, and Griffin Neuer all followed Ward to the pitching mound after Ward left the game with one out in the second inning. Complete
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Rainout game Hoppers @ Railroaders rescheduled. The game from July 2 between the Hoppers and Railroaders in Fulton that was rained out has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 21 in Fulton. 

 

Postponed doubleheader with Oilers @ Miners rescheduled. The rained out doubleheader from July 3 in Madisonville between the Oilers and Miners has been rescheduled. The Oilers and Miners will now play two doubleheaders in Madisonville on Wednesday, July 8 and Monday, July 13.


July 4, 2015

 

Dubois County Bombers 5, Madisonville Miners 3. (From Dubois County) 1916 Dubois County Bomber fans turned out on the 4th of July for baseball and fireworks at League Stadium. The Bombers lineup jumped the gun a bit, scoring in each of the first four innings in downing the Madisonville Miners 5-3.
     Morgan DePew continued his hot hand for the league leaders, bunting his way aboard in the first inning. He came home two batters later on a Drake McNamara single.
     Brady Pfaadt, Devyn Newberry, and Daniel Johnson all singled in the second inning, producing another Bombers run.
     The Miners got on the board in the top of the third when Connor Moss, Matt Walsh, and Nolan Ramsey all singled.
     But Dubois County answered with a pair of runs in the third. McNamara slugged his second round-tripper of the season, a solo shot to left-center. Later in the inning, Brady Pfaadt doubled in Alex Ralph to make it 4-1 in favor of the Bombers after three innings.
     Nick Barrientos singled and stole second in the fourth, coming in to score on a DePew RBI hit to give Dubois County a 5-1 lead.
     Meanwhile, Lucas Barnett turned in another solid performance from the Bombers mound staff. Barnett went 6 2/3 innings, scattering eight hits and a walk. Head coach Andy Lasher turned the game over to his bullpen after the Miners tallied an unearned run in the seventh, cutting the score to 5-2. 
     Derek Flaugher, Conner Eck, and Zach Freeman pitched the final 3 1/3 innings, holding Madisonville to an additional unearned run to seal the victory in front of the festive holiday crowd.
     Barnett picks up the win to go 2-1 on the season. Cameron Smith falls to 1-1 for the Miners. Zach Freeman picks up his first save.
     In addition to the home run, McNamara had a pair of singles, upping his batting average to .419. DePew and Pfaadt also had multi-hit games for the Bombers.
     Walsh, Ramsey, and JD Minor all had multi-hit games for Madisonville.
     The win was the sixth in a row for Dubois County. The season record now stands at 20-8, 3 1/2 games ahead of Fulton. Madisonville falls to 14-11, 4 ˝ games back.
     The Bombers will close out the holiday weekend homestand by hosting the 7-17 Owensboro Oilers tonight at League Stadium. Game time is 6 PM.
     Madisonville will be hosting the second-place Fulton Railroaders. Complete
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Fulton Railroaders 11, Owensboro Oilers 5. (From Fulton) The Railroaders used seven unearned runs to overtake and beat the Oilers 11-5 in Fulton. Owensboro was best with 12 hits to Fulton’s 7 total, but four Oiler errors along with wild pitches and passed balls worked in favor for the Railroaders.
     The Railroaders scored 2 unearned runs in the first inning and added another unearned in the third to take a 3-0 lead on the Oilers. 
     The Oilers got their scoring started in the fourth inning with 3 runs using 4 hits and one Railroader error to tie the game. Owensboro put up 2 runs more in the fifth from 3 hits and took a 5-3 lead.
     With only 2 game hits total going into the bottom of the sixth, the Railroaders exploded with 5 hits and used 2 errors to score 8 runs to reach the final 11-5 winning tally.
     Kyle Uhrich lead Fulton at the plate going 2-for-5 with a double, 4 RBI and one score. Griffen Neuer was next with a 2 RBI double and one score going 1-for-4 on the night. Brad Balwin added a double going 1-for-2 and scored twice.
     Mark VanDenlangenberg had a 2 RBI 1-for-4 single for Owensboro, and Conner McHugh was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI.
     Kyle Estand takes the win for Fulton as the pitcher of record when the Railroaders retook lead. Estand pitched only 2/3 innings in relief of starter Lee Haeberle who went for 5 1/3 innings giving up 10 hits, 5 runs (3 earned), no walks and had 6 strikeouts. Eddie Mathis earned the first season save for Fulton pitching the final 3 innings allowing 2 hits, no runs, one walk and dished out 5 strikeouts.
     The loss goes to John Hakemoller, the second of seven pitchers Owensboro sent to the mound. Hakemoller's 2 1/3 innings ended with only 2 hits, one walk allowed, but he had 5 runs (2 earned) scored against him. Starter Jake Wilson went for 3 innings giving up 2 hits, tagged for 3 unearned runs, 2 walks, and have 2 strikeouts.
     The win moves Fulton back into second in the standings ahead of the Miners who loss to the first place Bombers. On Sunday the Railroaders travel to Madisonville to take on the Miners, while the Oilers go to Dubois for a game with the Bombers. Complete
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July 3, 2015

 

Dubois County Bombers 9, Hopkinsville Hoppers 6. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers opened a big holiday weekend homestand by downing the Hopkinsville Hoppers 9-6 last night in front of a festive crowd of over 1500 fans. In addition to the hometown league leaders, Dubois County fans were treated to the raucous and creative musicianship of Bucket Ruckus, a group that sees the world as a set of drums.
     The start of the game was delayed an hour after an afternoon shower passed through. When the umpire finally bellowed, “Play Ball”, the Bombers were ready for action. Scoring in three of the first five frames, Dubois County led 9-1 after five innings.
     Morgan DePew, Jacob Snodgrass, and Devyn Newberry all touched Hoppers starting pitcher Bryan Cruse for doubles in the first inning. Toss in a couple of walks and a Nick Gobert sacrifice fly, and the Bombers led 4-0 after one inning.
     Dubois County added three unearned runs in the fourth inning. Devyn Newberry singled to lead off the inning. The next two Bombers reached by errors, setting the home squad up for another rally. The top of the order followed, and it didn’t disappoint. DePew, Gobert, and Drake McNamara all drove in runs, upping the advantage to 7-0.
     Hopkinsville scored in the top of the fifth. Zac Sanders brought Mitch Gallagher in with a sacrifice fly, cutting it to 7-1 in favor of the home team.
     The Bombers would regain that run and another in the bottom of the inning. DePew and Gobert provided the RBIs once again.
     Through five innings, Bombers starter Devin Williams had experienced little trouble with the Hopper batting order, holding them to a single run on four base hits. Hopkinsville broke through in the sixth, scoring five runs on three hits. A couple of walks and a Bomber error aided the Hoptown cause. 
     With two down, Bombers head coach Andy Lasher pulled Williams and placed the game in the hands of the bullpen to protect the 9-6 lead. Willy Poe and Nicholas Scheller didn’t disappoint, shutting out the Hoppers over the final 3 1/3 innings on three hits.
     Williams picks up the win to go 3-1. Cruse takes the loss. His record now stands at 0-3. Scheller picks up his second save.
     DePew went 4-for-5 with a double to key the Bomber attack. Snodgrass and Newberry both contributed a double and a single. Gobert had three RBIs without benefit of a base hit. Mitch Gallagher had three hits for Hopkinsville. Matt Dunlevy had a single, a triple, and two RBIs.
     The win is the Bombers fifth in a row this week. During that span, they have outscored their opponents 40-12. At 19-8, Dubois County has a 3 ˝ game cushion over Fulton and Madisonville, who are tied for second. 
     Dubois County continues the holiday weekend festivities tonight with a 4th of July contest against Madisonville. Tickets are still available, but chair back seats are in short supply.
     Hopkinsville drops to 7-17. They are idle until Monday. Complete
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Owensboro Oilers @ Madisonville Miners-doubleheader - PPD rainout. Tonight's game between the Oilers and Miners in Madisonville has been rained out and postponed. Rescheduling of this game is TBA..

 


July 2, 2015

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers @ Fulton Railroaders - PPD rainout. Tonight's game between the Hoppers and Railroaders has been rained out and postponed.  Rescheduling of this game is TBA.

 

Dubois County Bombers @ Madisonville Miners - PPD rainout. Tonight's game between the Bombers and Miners has been rained out and postponed. The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 7 in Madisonville.


July 1, 2015

 

Dubois County Bombers 4 , Fulton Railroaders 0. (From Dubois County) Regular Bomber fans are well familiar with the team's sluggers. However, some may have missed the fact that the Dubois County mound staff have put up some pretty impressive outings of their own. Last night's game by Zachary Aring may have been the most impressive of the season.
     The Dubois County Bombers hosted the Fulton Railroaders in a showdown of the top two teams in the Ohio Valley League last night. For the second straight night, the Bombers rode a complete game shutout to a victory, downing the Railroaders 4-0.
     After Ryan Dills shut out the Oilers Tuesday in a seven-inning doubleheader contest, Zachary Aring went the distance in last night’s victory. They were the first two shutouts of the season for the Bombers hurlers who have held opponents to a single run on six other occasions.
     Aring held the league’s most potent offense to four singles, walking only two batters while striking out seven. Only one Railroader managed to advance as far as second base all night.
     Aring also helped his cause with his glove, turning in three defensive gems. In the sixth, he started a double play on a sharply hit comebacker to the mound. In the eighth, he snared a liner that was destined for center field for the first out, and then made a reflexive catch on a one-hopper, tossing to first for the third out.
     The Bombers threatened in almost every inning, putting runners in scoring position in six different frames.
     After sitting out the last few games with a minor injury, Drake McNamara opened the second inning with a single, and came in to score on a hit by Mark Giesler. 
     Dubois County added two in the third inning. Daniel Johnson led off with a single and scored when Morgan DePew followed with another. A one-out base hit by McNamara gave Aring a 3-0 cushion.
     Johnson doubled in the home seventh, and scored on a Nick Gobert single, making the score 4-0.
     McNamara finished at 4-for-4, Gobert 3-for-3, and Johnson doubled twice to lead the 13-hit Bomber attack. Clay Reece had two of Fulton's hits.
     Aring’s seven strikeouts ties him with Fulton starting pitcher Charlie Hecht for the league lead with 33 strikeouts on the season. Both pitchers records now stand at 3-2.
     Dubois County runs their winning streak to four games. It is their third string of four or more wins thus far in the season. Their league-best record improves to 18-8. Fulton falls to 15-11. The Railroaders drop into a tie for third with the idle Madisonville Miners. Complete
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Owensboro Oilers 3, Hopkinsville Hoppers 2. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers closed out their June-meets-July home stand with a Wednesday night win over the guest Hopkinsville Hoppers. The final score was 3 to 2.
     Strong pitching set the tone for the game an there was no score until the Oilers scored two runs in the bottom of the 4th inning. With one out, Braxton Morris doubled. Riley Benner singled, putting Morris on third base. Drew Bene walked to load the bases. Ben Rhodes reached on a fielder's choice used to put Morris out at home plate while the bases stayed loaded. Jake Wilson RBI walked to bring Benner across. Mark VanDenlangenberg RBI singled singled for Bene scoring, but Rhodes was out on a play at home plate. After four complete innings Owensboro led the game by the score 2 to 0.
     The Oilers ability to keep the lead was immediately severely tested in the top of the 5th inning. Bo Coolen led off with a walk. John Davis and Mitch Gallagher both walked as well to load the bases with nobody out. Owensboro pitcher Trey Robledo came on in relief and ... struck out two consecutive batters before inducing a ground ball to leave the bases jammed. The 2 to 0 score held up until the top of the 8th inning.
     Ernie de la Trinidad began the Hoppers 8th inning by reaching on an error. A strikeout later Will Olson was hit by a pitch. De la Trinidad and Olson executed a double steal. Matt Crowder walked to load the bases. De la Trinidad and Olson scored on a 2 RBI single by Coolen. Davis reached on a fielder's choice used to put Crowder out at home plate as Coolen moved to second base and Gallagher flied out to end the rally with the game only tied 2-2.
     Owensboro scored the one run needed to retake the lead in the bottom of the 8th inning. With one out, Alfredo Bohorques reached on an infield single. Morris walked and stationed Bohorques on second base. With two away, Bohorques scored on a RBI single by Bene. After eight complete innings the Oilers led again by the 3 to 2 score that became final after a scoreless top of the 9th inning.
     The win belongs to Owensboro pitcher John Hakemoller in relief as the pitcher of record when Owensboro retook the lead. Chase Randolph gets credit for a three-out save. Hopkinsville starter Nick Eggemeyer gave all that was asked of him in 7.67 innings pitched, but takes the loss. Complete
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June 30, 2015

 

Madisonville Miners 6, Fulton Railroaders 2. (From Fulton) Both the Miners (14-10) and Railroaders (15-10) matched with 9 hits and 2 errors each, but Madisonville made better use of their offense to extend their winning streak to 4 straight games. The Railroaders’ 6-2 loss at home broke a 4 game winning streak for Fulton and places the Miners only a ˝ behind the second place Railroaders. Both teams also matched in leaving 8 runners on base.
     The Miners took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning. Matt Walsh singled, stole 2nd and made home on a Wesley Birchmeier RBI single. 
     Madisonville extended their lead in the 3rd inning scoring 2 more runs. Gabe Franlkin reached on an error followed by a walk for Connor Moss. Both advanced a base on a sacrifice bunt then scored on a 2 RBI single from Nolan Ramsey.
     The Railroaders finally got on the board in the in the 5th inning. RBI singles by Clay Reece and Brad Baldwin drove in two runners that had reached base on 2 Miner errors. The score now 3-2 in Madisonville’s favor.
     The Miners piled on 3 insurance runs in the 8th inning. Shane Connahan doubled to begin the inning and went to third on a sacrifice bunt. Wesley Birchmeier then reached first on a infield grounder that was fielded and held to hold the runner at third base. A walk then loaded the bases allowed for a Gabe Franklin RBI ground out for one scored followed up by a 2 RBI single from Connor Moss. The final score was sealed at 6-2.
     Starter Mathias Brewers earned the win for a good performance on the mound for 6 1/3 innings. He gave up 8 hits for 2 runs (one earned), had only 1 walk and struck out 8 batters. Nicholas Purpera and Colin Hudson closed out the game for Madisonville.
     The loss goes to Logan Parrett who went for 6 innings. He allowed only 5 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Chandler Amason, Kyle Estand, and Trey Tigart combined for the final 3 innings giving up 4 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Complete
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Dubois County Bombers 4, Owensboro Oilers 0 - game 1 in 7 innings. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers simultaneously opened the second half of the 2015 season and closed out June by losing both 7-inning games of a Tuesday double header to the visiting DuBois County Bombers. Game 1 went to the visitors by the final score 4 to 0. The home team lost Game 2 by the final score of 8 to 3.
     Game 1: The Bombers scored three runs in the top of the second inning. With one out Jacob Snodgrass singled. Alec Mueller doubled, sending Snodgrass to third base. Snodgrass scored on a RBI single from Brady Pfaadt. Devyn Newberry walked to load the bases. Daniel Johnson reached on fielder's choice that brought Mueller but retired Newberry at second base while Pfaadt moved to third base. Morgan DePew RBI singled to drive in Pfaadt as the third run. DuBois County added one run in the top of 5th inning. With one out, Mark Giesler singled. Noah Sadler and Snodgras s walked back-to-back, loading the bases. Mueller delivered a sacrifice fly to plate Geisler. Going to the bottom of the 5th inning the score was Bombers 4 to Oilers 0. That score became the final. DuBois County starter Ryan Dills wins, pitching a complete doubleheader 7-inning shutout. Owensboro starter Ivey Starling loses, giving up the four runs scored in 4.33 innings pitched. Complete
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Dubois County Bombers 8, Owensboro Oilers 3 - game 2 in 7 innings. (From Owensboro) Game 2: The Owensboro Oilers scored first with one run in the bottom of the 1st inning. Tyler Tichenor led off with a walk. Braxton Morris singled, Tichenor held up at second base. Tichenor stole third base base, and the escaping throw trying to stop him allowed him in as Morris too k second base. After one complete inning the Oilers had a 1 to 0 lead. 
     The Bombers tied the game with one run in the top of the 3rd inning. Cody Krumlauf singled, Nick Barrientos was hit by a pitch, and Thomas Rea walked. Just like that the bases were loaded with no outs. Krumlauf scored on a RBI single by Daniel Johnson. A foul pop out and a double play kept the game tied 1-1 at that point. However, DuBois County scored 5 runs in the top of the 4th inning to firmly take the lead. This time Mark Giesler was hit by a pitch. Jacob Snodgrass singled Giesler over to second base. Both Giesler and Snodgrass scored as an offered bunt from Alex Ralph was thrown far enough askew that Ralph wound up on third base. Krumlauf reached on infield hit that did not allow Ralph to advance.Nick Barrientos walked, and the bases were loaded again. A strikeout later, Daniel Johnson reached on a fielder's choice used to force Ralph out at home plate, but keeping the bases loaded.. Devyn Newberry followed with a RBI walk, scoring Krumlauf. Barrientos and Johnson scored on a 2-RBI single by Nick Gobert. DuBois County finished the frame leading Game 2 by the score 6 to 1.
     Owensboro got one run back in the bottom of the 4th inning. Riley Benner led off with a double. A ground out moved him to third base. Benner scored on a RBI ground out off the bat of Conner McHugh. The score narrowed to 6 to 2. 
     The Bombers added one run in the top of the 5th inning. Snodgrass reached on an error. He stole second base, then moved to third base on a ground out before a wild pitch allowed his run. DuBois County's final run came in the top of the 6th inning. With one out, Johnson singled, stole second base, then advanced to third on the throw past second base that attempted to stop him. Newberry walked and stole second base. Johnson scored on a delayed steal when a throw against Newberry went to second base. The visitors set the deficit at 8 to 2 for the final home at bat.
     The Oilers scored only one of the needed runs in the bottom of the 7th inning. With one away, McHugh walked. He advanced to second base on a wild pitch. A single by Mark VanDenlangenberg got McHugh to third base, and VanDelangenberg took second base on the throw to third base. Josh Wetzel walked, and it became a home turn at loading the bases. Austin Bartle collected the unluckiest kind of RBI, hit by a pitch to bat in McHugh. Two consecutive pop outs ended the rally and the game. The final score indeed being 8 to 3 in the visitor's favor. 
     DuBois County starter Zach Freeman wins, going 6.33 of the total seven innings. Oilers starter DJ Davis bears the loss, giving up 6 runs -- 4 earned -- in 3 innings pitched. Complete
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Rescheduled Oilers @ Hoppers game.  The game between the Hoppers and Oilers in Hopkinsville that was rained out on June 26 in Hopkinsville has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 11 as part of a doubleheader. Each game will be 7 innings with the first game starting at 4 p.m. CDT.


June 29, 2015

 

Madisonville Miners 6, Hopkinsville 5. (From Madisonville) The Miners jumped to an early 6-1 lead and held off the Hoppers down the stretch to pick up the 6-5 win at Elmer Kelley on Monday night.
     Madisonville scored early, plating two runs in the bottom of the first. Hoptown answered in the top of the third with one run, but the Miners scored four runs in the bottom half of the inning to extend the lead out to 6-1. The Hoppers chipped away at the lead, scoring three in the top of the sixth and one more in the top of the ninth before the Miners finally closed out the victory.
     The Miners scored six runs on eight hits and one Hopper error, while the Hoppers scored five runs on seven hits and four Madisonville errors.
     JA Harville picked up the Win for the Miners, who moved to 13-10 on the season and have won three straight. Drew Mullinax earned a Save. Hopper starter Brady Walsh pitched all the way and took the Loss. The loss dropped the Hoppers to 7-15 for the year.
     Shane Connahan led the Miners at the plate, going 2-for-4 with three RBI. His big blow was a two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning. Nolan Ramsey went 2-for3 with two RBI and one run scored, and Connor Moss went 3-for-3 with two runs scored.
     The Hoppers were paced by John Davis, who went 2-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored. Complete
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Fulton Railroaders 7, Owensboro Oilers 3. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers reached the halfway point of the 2015 season with Monday night's home game against visiting Fulton, but it was the Railroaders who turned the game their way for keeps, winning by the final score 7 to 3.
     Fulton scored first with one run in the top of the 2nd inning. Colton Aldridge doubled with one out. An out later, he scored as Lucas Eliason reached on a defensive error. The Railroaders added one run more in top of the 3rd inning. With one out, Griffin Neuer doubled. Clay Reece walked, and a strikeout later, Kipp Moore also walked to load the bases. Aldridge returned to the plate and walked as well -- earning an RBI for Neuer scoring.
     The Oilers answered with all three home team runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Ben Rhodes opened the home half with a double. A deep ground out to the right side of second base moved Rhodes on to third base. Rhodes scored on a RBI single by Tyler Tichenor. Another ground out put Tichenor on second base. Ty Broady followed with a 2-RBI home run over the right field fence, driving in both Tichenor and himself. After three complete innings the Oilers led the game by a 3 to 2 score, but the hometown lead was all-too brief.
     It seemed the Railroaders immediately began the process of topping the Owensboro output and scored 4 decisive runs in the top of the 4th inning. Eliason batted first and was hit by a pitch. John Anderson singled and Jacob Elliot walked, loading the bases with no outs. A wild pitch brought Eliason across and moved the other runners up one base each. Neuer walked to re-load the bases for Fulton ... with no outs. Then Reece was hit by a pitch, the battering batted in Anderson. A 2-RBI single by Brad Baldwin scored both Elliot and Neuer. Three consecutive outs followed a pitching change, but Fulton steamed back into the lead 6 to 3.
     The Railroaders scored once more in the top of the 9th inning. Drew Greenwood singled with one away. Eliason followed with a double, pushing Greenwood over to third base. Anderson reached on a defensive error that allowed Greenwood in as Eliason stayed put. 
     The Oilers got a one out double from Riley Benner in the bottom of the 9th inning, but he got no farther than third base before the end of the game.
     Owensboro starter Charlie Dishman takes the loss, while Fulton starter Justin Hayden collects the win in his second consecutive start against the Oilers at Owensboro. Three Oiler relievers combined to give their team a chance by allowing just one unearned run over 5.67 innings. Fulton reliever Trey Tigart provided two scoreless innings that his team's tack-on run in the 9th made a non-save situation. Complete
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June 28, 2015

 

Dubois County Bombers 15, Hopkinsville Hoppers 3. (From Hopkinsville) The Dubois County Bombers scored three runs in the first inning, two in the fourth, five in the fifth, three in the sixth and two in the eighth on their way to a 15-3 rout over the homestanding Hoptown Hoppers on Sunday.
     Plagued with five errors in the game, the Hoppers (7-14) ceded nine unearned runs in the game.
     The Bombers (15-8) got things going in the top of the first inning when Daniel Johnson led off with a walk, went to third when Morgan DePew reached on a two-base error and scored on a sacrifice fly by Nick Gobert. DePew took third on a wild pitch and scored on a Mark Giesler double. Giesler stole third and scored on a groundout to give Dubois County an early 3-0 lead.
     In the fourth inning, Jacob Snodgrass led off with a double, went to third on a sacrifice by Cody Krumlauf and scored on an Alex Mueller single. Krumlauf went to third on a sac bunt and scored on a fielder's choice to push the Bombers' lead to 5-0.
     In the fifth inning, Giesler reached on a fielder's choice and went to second on an error. He stole third and scored on a bunt single by Snodgrass. Krumlauf then walked, and Newberry reached on a bunt single, scoring Snodgrass. Nick Barrientos reached on an error, scoring Krumlauf, and Johnson doubled in Newberry and Barrientos, giving Dubois County a 10-0 lead.
     In the sixth inning, Giesler reached on an error and Snodgrass doubled him to third. Krumlauf then popped a three-run home run, putting the Bombers ahead 13-0.
     In the eighth inning, Krumlauf reached on an error and Mueller doubled him to third. Devyn Newberry singled in Krumlauf and Mueller scored on a fielder's choice to give Dubois County a 15-0 lead.
     Hoptown broke up the shutout in the bottom of the eighth when John Davis drew a one-out walk, went to second on a groundout and scored on a double by Matt Crowder to make the score 15-1.
     In the bottom of the ninth, Kyle Hubbuch and Mitch Gallagher reached on errors, Matt Dunlevy walked and newcomer Matt Cogen walked in Hubbuch before Will Olson singled in Gallagher to cap the scoring at 15-3.
     Dubois County was led at the plate by Snodgrass, who went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three runs scored and a run batted in; Johnson, who went 3-for-4 with a double, three runs and an RBI; and Newberry, who went 3-for-4 with a run and two RBIs. Mueller went 2-for-5 with a double, a run and an RBI. Krumlauf had his first home run of the season with four runs and three RBIs, and Giesler had a double, three runs and an RBI.
     Hoptown was paced by Matt Crowder, who went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run, and John Davis had a double for the Hoppers.
     Jay Prior (2-0) got the win for the Bombers, allowing four hits, striking out two and walking one in six innings of work. Willie Poe pitched the seventh inning, allowing one hit and striking out one, and Hunter Spencer pitched the eighth inning, allowing one run on one hit, striking out one and walking one. Derek Flaugher pitched the ninth, allowing two unearned runs on one hit, striking out one and walking two.
     Will Bishop (1-1) took the loss for Hoptown, allowing five runs (three earned) on five hits, striking out one and walking two in four innings. Dylan Givens came on in the fifth, allowing eight runs (three earned) on seven hits, striking out two and walking three in two innings. Parker Cash pitched the seventh inning, striking out the side, and Bo Coolen pitched the eighth, allowing two unearned runs on two hits and striking out one. Jordan Martin pitched the ninth inning, striking out one. Complete
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Madisonville Miners 9, Owensboro Oilers 3. (From Owensboro) A Sunday night home game for the Owensboro Oilers hosting the Madisonville Miners followed a rain out and off date. The Oilers lost the game to the Miners by the final score of 9 to 3.
     Madisonville scored first and took control of the contest by scoring seven runs in the top of the 3rd inning. In that half inning EJ Watson doubled, then moved to third base on a defensive error. Gabe Franklin walked. Connor Moss reached safely on a fielder's choice as Watson returned safely to third base with no out recorded. A RBI single from Matt Walsh scored Watson. Nolan Ramsey followed with a 2 RBI double to drive in Franklin and Moss. One out later, Shane Connahan hit a 2- RBI single to plate Walsh and Ramsey. Cory Finkler RBI doubled to bring Ramsey around. Finally, Finkler himself advanced and scored on separate wild pitches.
     Owensboro got on the board with one run in the bottom of 4th inning. Like other home scoring oppotunities of the evening, it was a process of attrition after being so set back. Ty Broady walked, Braxton Morris followed with a hit and Jake Wilson walked as well. With the bases loaded, the Miners easily traded Broady scoring for Riley Benner's ground out and the double play turned from it. The inning ended with no further rallying.
     The Miners added two runs in the top of the 6th inning. Tyler Greiner singled and Watson followed behind him with the same. Franklin reached on a fielder's choice used to put Greiner out at third base. Moss singled to successfully load the bases. Walsh collected an RBI for Watson's run the hard way, hit by a pitch. A second out later, Andrew Tanous singled to plate Moss.
     The Oilers scored one run in the bottom of the 7th inning. Benner led off by reaching and moving to second base on the same error. He moved to third base on a wild pitch. Benner scored on a RBI ground out by Alex Jones.. With Owensboro dialing up bianary code on the scoreboard, the need was at least seven run in the bottom of the 9th inning. The Oilers got only one of those runs. Benner led off with a single. He advanced to second base on a defensive error and to third base on a wild pitch. Pinch-hitter Drew Bene hit into an RBI ground out that got Benner across. Two quick outs followed, ending the home comeback very short.
     Madisonville starter Colton Nussel had 8 innings of 4 hit, 2 run ball pitched. He wins. Owensboro starter Tyler Solomon takes the loss for a much more difficult 2.67 innings. Complete
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June 27, 2015

 

Fulton Railroaders 4, Hopkinsville Hoppers 3. (From Fulton) Down by two runs and at home, the Railroaders came from behind in the final inning of play to triumph over the Hoppers with a 4-3 score. 
     The Hoppers jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Ernie de la Trinidad led the game off with doubled and then scored from a Will Olson RBI single.
     Fulton tied the game in the bottom half of the second. A Tyler Bearden led off with a single and made third base following a bunt single by Kipp Moore and Jacob Elliott walk. With the bases loaded and no outs, The Hoppers turned a 4-6-3 double play allowing Bearden to score.
     The Hoppers quickly regained the lead in the third. Once more Ernie de la Trinidad started the inning with a walk, stole second and scored on a Matt Crowder RBI single giving Hoptown a 2-1 lead.
     Hoptown added an insurance run in the eighth inning. Matt Crowder singled, advanced to second on a passed ball and to third on a Railroader error. With 2 outs, Mitch Gallagher drove in Crower with a single to give the Hoppers a 2 run advantage.
     The Hoppers relieved their starter Bryan Cruse in the bottom of the eighth and brought in Christian Myers who held Fulton scoreless for the inning. At this point in the game, the Railroaders had only managed 2 hits off starter Cruse through 7 innings, and got 2 more off of Myers in the eighth but could not score. 
     Going into the ninth the Railroaders brought in Kyle Estand to hold the Hoppers at bay. The Hoppers were unable to add more runs. 
     In the bottom of the ninth with one out, the Railroaders mounted their comeback. Clay Reece, Lucas Eliason, and Drew Greenwood all singled to load the bases. Colton Aldridge followed getting a RBI walk to draw within a run of the Hoptown lead. Following a strikeout for the second out, the fate of the game rested on the shoulders of Brad Baldwin. With a full count at the plate and the runners off with the pitch, Baldwin shot a hard bounding grounder past the infield into shallow left field for a game winning 2 RBI single. 
     On the mound for Fulton; starter Dillon Symon went for 6 innings, gave up 5 hits, 2 earned runs, walked 3 and had 4 strikeouts. Logan Parret threw for 2 innings for 3 hits, one run (unearned), no walks and 3 strikouts. Kyle Estand takes the win for the final inning allowing one hit and handed out 2 strikeouts.
     A good game for Hoptown starter Bryan Cruse for his 7 innings, allowing only 2 hits one unearned run, 3 walks and 8 strikeouts. Christian Myers takes the loss for 1 2/3 innings giving up 6 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 walks and had 2 strikeouts. Complete
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Madisonville Miners 2, Dubois County Bombers 1. (From Madisonville) Miners second baseman Connor Moss delivered a walk-off RBI single with two on and two out in the bottom of the 9th inning to lift Madisonville to a 2-1 victory over the Dubois County Bombers on Saturday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium.
     The game was dominated by the starting pitchers, with Miner starter Cameron Smith and Bomber starter Devin Williams each pitching over seven innings of one-run baseball.
     The game was scoreless until the bottom of the sixth inning when JD Minor led off the frame with Madisonville’s first base hit of the night on a bunt up the third base line. Minor then stole second base, advanced to third base on a wild pitch by Williams, and scored on sacrifice fly to right field by Matt Walsh.
     The Bombers got on the board in the top of the eighth, tying the game at 1-1. Morgan DePew doubled to lead off the inning, advanced to third on sacrifice bunt by Nick Gobert, and scored on a wild pitch from Miner reliever Mathias Brewers.
     The Miners won it in the ninth after Cory Finkler drew a walk to lead off the inning. Tyler Greiner then laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance Finkler to second base. After a strikeout by Wesley Birchmeier and a walk by JD Minor, Moss ended the ballgame with his walkoff RBI single driving in Finkler.
     Miner reliever Nicholas Purpera picked up the win after finishing the eighth inning and pitching the ninth. Bomber hurler Zach Freeman took the loss for the Bombers.
     The win raised the Miners’ record to 11-10 on the year and moved them to within 2.5 games of the first place Bombers (14-8). The Miners travel to Owensboro to face the Oilers on Sunday, while the Bombers visit Hoptown to tangle with the Hoppers. Complete
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June 26, 2015

 

Fulton Railroaders 6, Dubois County Bombers 2. (From Fulton) The Railroaders (13-9) rally in the late innings to tie then take the lead to beat the Dubois County Bombers (14-7) in Fulton.
     The Bombers broke a scoreless game in the third inning from a Noah Sadler homerun for 2 RBI bringing home Nick Barrientos who reached base on a single. for a 2-0 lead. A strong pitching performance by Bomber starter Kyle Ward, backed by a good defense, kept the Railroaders in check through 5 innings. 
     In the bottom of sixth, the Railroaders began their comeback. Lucas Eliason lead off with a walk then Clay Reece reached base on a bunt. Griffin Neuer followed with a single to load the bases. A pitching change by the Bombers brought in Hunter Spencer who quickly got 2 outs. Tyler Bearden came to bat next and hit a 2 RBI single to tie the game up.
     The Bombers threaten to retake in the eighth after Barrientos was hit by a pitch, batted to second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Daniel Johnson followed on a walk to first, and that was all for Fulton starter Kyle Ward. Eddie Mathis relieved Ward on the mound and shut down the Bombers.
     In the bottom half of the eight the Railroaders moved ahead adding 4 runs. A game winning RBI single by Kipp Moore gave Fulton the lead. Three walks, an error and a fielder’s choice accounted for the extra 3 scores to make the final 6-2 win for Fulton.
     The win goes to Eddie Mathis as the pitcher of record, entering the game tied. Hunter Spencer takes the loss for one inning pitched giving up the go ahead score.
     The second place Railroaders gain a game in the standings and are now 1 ˝ games behind the first place Bombers. Complete
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Owensboro Oilers @ Hopkinsville Hoppers - PPD. 

Tonight's game between the Hoppers and Oilers in Hopkinsville has been rained out and postponed.  Rescheduling of this game is TBA.

 


June 25, 2015

 

Dubois County Bombers 11, Owensboro Oilers 1. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers closed out the first half of the 2015 season in style last night, soundly defeating the Owensboro Oilers 11-1.
     1553 fans turned out to watch the Bombers close out a three-game homestand where they scored ten or more runs in each contest. All told, Dubois County outscored their opponents 34-6 in three Ohio Valley League contests at League Stadium this week.
     The Bombers continue to make every attempt to live up to their name. They have scored in double digits seven times in twenty games.
     However strong the hitting has been, the Bombers mound staff has been equally impressive. They have held their opponents to a single run on six different occasions, and to four or fewer runs 13 times in the first twenty games.
     Zachary Aring started his fourth game of the season. Facing the defending league champions, he scattered six singles and a pair of walks in holding Owensboro scoreless until the seventh. By that time, the game was well in hand for the home team.
     Dubois County rode three big rallies in storming to their tenth victory in their last twelve games. Drake McNamara keyed a three-run third inning with a bases loaded single that scored two. Nick Gobert matched the feat in the sixth. McNamara then came to bat in the seventh with the bases loaded again. A two-run double provided the 11-1 final margin.
     McNamara’s 2-for-3 night improves his league-leading batting average to .414.
     Noah Sadler and Jacob Snodgrass both added a pair of hits for the Bombers, scoring three runs apiece.
     Alfredo Bohorquez and Zach Wetzel each had a pair of singles for the Oilers.
     Ivey Starling was the starter and the first of seven Owensboro pitchers. Starling’s record drops to 1-1.
     Aring squares his record at 2-2. He regains second place in the OVL in strikeouts, having fanned 26 in 25 innings.
     Konner Eck and Derek Flaugher came out of the Dubois County bullpen to hold the Oilers scoreless over the final 2 1/3 innings.
     The Bombers are now 14-6. Their league lead increases to 2 ˝ games over the second-place Railroaders, whom they play tonight in Fulton. Their next home game will be July 1, also be against the Railroaders.
     Owensboro falls to 6-12. They remain in fifth place, seven games back. They will be at Hopkinsville tonight. The next home game for the Oilers will be Sunday against Madisonville.. 
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Madisonville Miners 4, Fulton Railroaders 2 - game 1 in 7 innings. The Miners (9-9) and Railroaders (12-9) split their doubleheader on Thursday in Madisonville with the Miners taking the first game. 
     The Miners took a 4-0 lead after four innings of play. Madisonville totaled 6 hits with 3 RBI and played error free in the field. Shane Connahan was best for the Miners at the plate going 2-for-3 with a RBI and score on a solo homerun. 
     The Railroaders were held scoreless until the final seventh inning. The late rally by the Railroaders fell short after scoring 2 runs and leaving the tying runs on base. 
     Drew Mullinax took the win for the Miners pitching the full seven innings striking out 4, walking no batters and giving up the 2 earned Railroader runs.
     Starter Lee Haeberle takes the loss for Fulton going 5 innings with 4 strikeouts, no walks and tagged for 4 runs (3 earned) and gave up 4 hits. Chandler Amason completed the game with one inning pitched for 2 hits. 
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Fulton Railroaders 6, Madisonville Miners 0 - game 2 in 7 innings. The Railroaders won the second game shutting out the Miners to finish the doubleheader.
     The Railroaders put up their 6 earned runs with 10 game hits total. Lucas Eliason was 2-for-4 with 2 doubles, a RBI and one score. Brad Baldwin went 2-for-4 and 2 RBI with a double. Griffin Neuer was 2-for-3, a RBI, one score and had a double. Clay Reece (1-for-3) added a RBI and scored once.
     Miners Cory Finkler and Wesley Birchmeier both went 2-for-3 on the evening and both had a double each in the game.
     Charlie Hecht gets the win for Fulton for the complete 7-inning game pitched. He gave up 5 hits, no walks and had 3 strikeouts.
     Starter Yancey Pritchett takes the loss for 4 1/3 innings allowing 6 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 walks and had 6 strikeouts. 
     The two teams ended the night as they started in the standings with the Railroaders in second place 1 1/2 games ahead of the third place Miners. 
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June 24, 2015

 

Madisonville Miners 4, Hopkinsville Hoppers 3. (From Madisonville) The Miners downed the Hoptown Hoppers 4-3 at Elmer Kelley on Wednesday night. The win brought the Miners back to .500 for the season at 9-9, and the loss dropped the Hoppers to 7-12.
     Madisonville got on the board with a run in the bottom of the first inning. Nolan Ramsey singled and drove in Connor Moss, who was hit by a pitch, advanced to second on a wild pitch, and then stole third base. Hoptown responded with one run in the top of the third, when Jimmy Cubillos walked and later scored on an RBI-triple by Ernie de la Trinidad.
     The score remained tied at 1-1 until the bottom of the fourth inning, when the Miners got a solo home run from Wesley Birchmeier, who went 3-for-3 on the night. The Miners picked up two more runs in the bottom of the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Gabe Franklin (scoring Tyler Greiner) and an RBI-double from Cory Finkler (scoring Addison Rospert).
     The Hoppers cut into the 4-1 deficit in the top of the eighth inning after Madisonville starter Kyle Vedrode was lifted for Mathias Brewers. Zac Sanders and Cubillos started the inning off with back-to-back singles off Brewers. The Miners doubled off Sanders after a line drive out by de la Trinidad, but a John Davis double and a walk by Will Olson set the stage for a two RBI single by Matt Crowder, who faced Miner reliever Nicholas Purpera.
     Vedrode, who scattered three hits and one run over seven complete innings, got the Win for the Miners. Vedrode walked one and stuck out seven. Purpera picked up the Save for the Miners. Hopper starter Nick Eggemeyer got the Loss, allowing 4 fours (three earned) on seven hits, three walks, and five strikeouts.
     Madisonville hosts a doubleheader against Fulton on Thursday night, while the Hoppers get a night off. Game One of the Fulton/Madisonville doubleheader will get underway at 5:00 pm Central. In other OVL action on the card for Thursday night, Owensboro will visit Dubois County. 
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Fulton Railroaders 4, Owensboro Oilers 3. (From Owensboro) After an extended road stint and rain dates the Owensboro Oilers played a game in Owensboro for the first time since June 12th. The Oilers could not make a triumphant return to Chautauqua Park out of Wednesday night though, edged out over the course of the game by the visiting Fulton Railroaders in a 4 to 3 final score.
     The Railroaders scored first with one run in the top of the 1st inning. Griffin Neuer doubled to lead off the game. He was bunted over to third base. Tyler Hilton followed with a RBI sacrifice fly bringing Neuer in.
     Owensboro took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the 1st inning. Ben Rhodes started the home half with a walk. Alfredo Bohorques singled, sending Rhodes over to third base. Bohorques stole second base. A RBI groundout by Tyler Tichenor plated Rhodes and replaced him on third base with Bohorques. Aaron King reached on a RBI fielder's choice unsuccessful at taking Bohorques out from scoring the second run. At the end of an inning the score was 2 to 1 for the home team. The Oilers added one run in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Riley Benner opened with a single. He was sacrificed over to second base. Benner got to third base as Rhodes reached on a error. Rhodes was caught stealing second base and Benner held when Bohorques reached on a fielder's choice. Tichenor delivered a two-out RBI single for Benner's run. After two innings the home team led 3 to 1.
     Fulton came back one run at a time, starting with a run in the top of the 5th inning. Jacob Elliot led off with a walk. Neuer followed with a single and Elliot moved to third base. The Oilers seemed to have Neuer caught for a run down, but the ball escaped in the realization that both Fulton runners were on the move. Elliot scored while Neuer raced around second base. Third baseman Braxton Morris wrangled the ball and tagged Neuer out, but the damage was already done. The home lead shrank to 3 to 2. 
     The Railroaders plated the tying run in the top of the 7th inning. Neuer led off with a walk. He was bunted over to second base. Hilton followed with a RBI single. The game was a 3-3 tie after seven innings. Fulton took the lead with a final run in the top of the 8th inning. Kip Moore led off with a double. Two outs later, he was still on second base when a walk to Elliot extended the inning for Neuer's RBI single to bring in Moore. Heading into the bottom of the 8th inning the Railroaders now led 4 to 3. That score held to become final.
     Fulton reliever Brad Parret came on in the bottom of the 7th inning for three full innings. He was the pitcher of record when the Railroaders took the lead in the 8th inning, and he gets the win. Oilers reliever Will Birch surrendered Fulton's go-ahead run and takes the loss. 
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June 23, 2015

 

Owensboro Oilers 9, Madisonville Miners 4. (From Madisonville) The visiting Owensboro Oilers defeated the Miners 9-4 at Elmer Kelley Stadium on Tuesday night.
     The Oilers scored eight runs in the first inning and took immediate control of the ballgame. After a fly ball out began the ballgame, seven consecutive Owensboro batters reached base and scored runs in the inning. The Oilers sent fourteen batters to the plate in the inning, and ended up with eight runs on five hits, five walks, one error, and three runners left on base.
     The Oilers added another run in the top of the second, making the score 9-0 as the game headed to the home half of the inning. The Miners held the Oilers scoreless from there out.
     Madisonville picked up on run in the second, with EJ Watson singling to drive in Cory Finkler. The score remained 9-1 until the fifth inning, when Madisonville scored two more runs on two hits and left the bases loaded. Madisonville added one more run in the bottom of the eighth to end the scoring for the ballgame.
     Owensboro starter Damon Davis recorded the Win, and Madisonville starter Jesse Ellefson took the Loss.
     Madisonville (8-9) dropped into third place in the OVL standings, four games behind first place Dubois County (13-6). Owensboro (6-10) pulled to within five-1/2 games of the Bombers. Both teams are back in action on Wednesday night. Owensboro hosts Fulton (10-8) and Madisonville hosts Hoptown (7-11). 
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Dubois County Bombers 10, Hopkinsville Hoppers 4. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers rode the hot bat of Daniel Johnson in rolling to their 13th win of the season last night, downing the Hopkinsville Hoppers 10-4.
     Johnson, an outfielder for New Mexico State, led off the Bomber first inning with a double. He came around to score on a Drake McNamara single, giving Dubois County an early 1-0 advantage.
     Matt Crowder singled off of Bombers starter Zach Freeman in the top of the second. Trent Turner followed with a triple to tie the game at one.
     The Hoppers added two in the third to take a 3-1 advantage. Crowder and Turner both scored on a hard-hit ball that Bombers third baseman Alex Ralph couldn’t corral. 
     But the home third brought Johnson to the plate again. He reached first on a one-out single, stole second base, and scored ahead of Jacob Snodgrass on a 2-RBI Mark Giesler single, tying the game.
     Dubois County broke the game open with a four-run fourth inning. Once again, Johnson was in the middle of the rally. After Alex Ralph walked, Cody Krumlauf and Devyn Newberry both singled to load the bases. Johnson followed with another hit of his own, scoring Ralph and Krumlauf. When he scored later in the inning, Johnson had three hits, two RBIs, a double, and three runs scored in just four innings. The Bomber advantage stood at 7-3.
     But Dubois County was far from finished, and so was Johnson.
     In the Bomber fifth, Morgan DePew singled. Ralph advanced DePew to third with a double. Newberry followed with a sacrifice fly. 8-3, Bombers.
     Dubois County plated another Johnson-less run in the sixth with the same pattern. Snodgrass singled. Gobert doubled, moving him to third. Mark Giesler collected his third RBI with a sacrifice fly to push the lead to 9-3.
     Johnson collected his fourth hit of the night in the eighth inning. After a leadoff single, he moved to third on a Snodgrass hit. Gobert followed by hitting a popup to second. Snodgrass was doubled up at first, but Johnson raced home with his fourth run of the game.
     Cody Duncan drove in Kyle Hubbuch in the Hopper ninth, making the final 10-4.
     A late arrival to the team, Johnson has now been with the Bombers for six games. In that time, he has gone 15-for-25, good for a .600 batting average. He has hit safely in all six games. He has at least 2 hits in five of the six. Johnson was walked three times on the one occasion where he was held to just one hit in a contest. He is averaging 2 runs scored per game, and has seven RBIs in six games, mostly hitting in the leadoff spot.
     Freeman collected his first win for the Bombers. He went the first six innings, holding Hopkinsville to three runs (just one earned) on six hits. He struck out six, walking only two. He did not allow any Hoppers past first base in his final three innings of work.
     Devin Williams, Derek Flaugher, and Hunter Spencer each tossed an inning in relief for Dubois County. 
     Parker Cash started and took the loss for Hopkinsville. His record falls to 0-3. Cash worked five innings before giving way to a depleted Hoptown bullpen that was working shorthanded. The Hoppers had played twenty innings of baseball the previous night as the product of a double header featuring a 13-inning nightcap.
     The Bombers are now 13-6 on the season. Their hold on first place extends to 2 ˝ games over Fulton. Hopkinsville falls to 7-11. They are tied for fourth, 5 ˝ games back.
     Dubois County is off tonight. They will be home again on Thursday against Owensboro. Hopkinsville travels to Madisonville tonight. 
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June 22, 2015

 

Dubois County Bombers 13, Madisonville Miners 1. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers returned to their winning ways last night with a 13-1 pasting of the Madisonville Miners. The Bombers mixed a dozen hits with ten walks issued by the visitors in running their record to 12-6.
     Dubois County scored eleven of the twelve runs in just two innings. Seven Bombers crossed the plate in the second inning. Five more scored in the fifth.
     Dubois County started off with a single run in the home first by playing small ball. Leadoff batter Daniel Johnson walked off of Miners starter Colton Nussel. Johnson later scored on a Drake McNamara sacrifice fly.
     Madisonville responded with an unearned run in the top of the second when Wesley Birchmeier walked and came around on a Bomber error.
     Then came the Dubois County second inning. Nussel was experiencing control problems. He walked three Bombers and hit one, forcing in a run with only one out. Miners coach Jared Franklin pulled Nussel in favor of Colin Hudson. Hudson yielded five hits before the inning was complete. The big blows were a 2-run single by Nick Gobert followed by a 2-run double by McNamara. Greg Jones added an RBI single. When dust had settled, the Bombers held an 8-1 advantage after two innings.
     Meanwhile, Bombers starter Ryan Dills turned in another solid performance. He struck out eight and only walked one in five innings of work. Dills scattered six hits. The only run scored off of him was unearned, dropping his ERA to 1.20.
     After the fifth, Dills would turn the rest of the evening’s mound duties over to the bullpen. But first, the batting order was to be heard from again.
     Dubois County scored five more runs in the bottom of the fifth on four hits, three walks, and an error. Gobert, McNamara, and Jones had the RBI base hits again. After five, the scoreboard read 13-1 in the Bombers favor.
     The Bombers bullpen would take it from there. They held the Miners to three hits over the final four innings. On a night where there was plenty to cheer about, one of the loudest cheers was for Bombers’ outfielder Nick Barrientos who tossed a 1-2-3 eighth inning.
     Dills is credited with the win. He is the first OVL pitcher to earn a third W this season. Nussel takes the loss to fall to 0-2.
     There were plenty of hitting stars on this night. McNamara had a pair of doubles and five RBIs. Gobert added three RBIs on a pair of singles. Jones went 3-for-4, driving in two. Noah Sadler added a pair of RBIs, both on bases-loaded walks. Leadoff hitter Daniel Johnson scored three times. Johnson has now hit safely in all five games he has played for the Bombers.
     Madisonville drops to 8-8. They remain in third place, now three games back of the first-place Bombers. Dubois County improves to 12-6. 
     Both teams will be home tonight. Madisonville hosts Owensboro, while the Hoppers will travel to Dubois County. 
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Fulton Railroaders 9, Hopkinsville Hoppers 3 - game 1 in 7 innings. (From Hopkinsville) The Fulton Railroaders and Hoptown Hoppers started early and played late in their double-header in Hopkinsville on Monday, starting their first game at 5:09 p.m. and making the last out of the latter game at 11:37 p.m., splitting the games with Fulton winning the first game 9-3 and the Hoppers finally getting the second game 4-3 in 13 innings.
     In the first game, the Hoppers (7-10) scored in the first inning when Ernie de la Trinidad led off with a single, went to second on a sacrifice bunt, went to third on a single by Will Olson and scored on a single by Matt Crowder to give Hoptown an early 1-0 lead.
     In the third inning, Hoptown scored again, when John Davis reached on a two-base error, went to third on a groundout and scored on a Crowder single to put the Hoppers ahead 2-0.
     Fulton (10-8) had been retired in order in the first three innings, but batted around in the fourth and fifth innings, plating three runs in the fourth when Griffin Neuer led off with a walk and Tyler Hilton and Brad Baldwin each had bunt singles to load the bases. A wild pitch scored Neuer and moved the runners up a base, and Kyle Uhrich walked to load the bases again. Hilton scored on a sac fly and Lucas Eliason singled in Baldwin to give the Railroaders a 3-2 lead.
     Hoptown scored a run in the fourth when Hunter Losekamp drew a two-out walk, went to second on a de la Trinidad single and scored on a double by John Davis to knot the game at 3-3.
     In the Fulton fifth, the Railroaders scored three more runs when Neuer led off with a single, went to second on an error and scored on a single by Baldwin. Uhrich singled Baldwin to third, and Tyler Bearden walked to load the bases. A wild pitch scored Baldwin, and an Eliason single plated Uhrich to five Fulton a 6-3 lead.
     The Railroaders added two more runs in the sixth inning with back-to-back home runs by Baldwin and Uhrich. Fulton tacked on the final run in the seventh inning when Kipp Moore walked, went to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on an Eliason single for the final 9-3 tally.
     Fulton was led at the plate by Baldwin, who went 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and two runs batted in. Uhrich went 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs and an RBI, while Eliason went 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Neuer scored two runs for the Railroaders.
     Hoptown was paced by Crowder, who went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Davis, who had a double.
     Charlie Hecht (2-1) got the win in relief for Fulton, allowing one hit, striking out three and walking one in 2 1/3 innings. Kyle Ward started for the Railroaders, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits, striking out three and walking three in 3 2/3 innings. Kyle Estand pitched the seventh inning for Fulton, allowing a hit and walking one.
     Jordan Martin (1-2) took the loss for Hoptown in relief, allowing six runs on seven hits, striking out three and walking four in 3 1/3 innings. Will Bishop started for the Hoppers, allowing three runs on three hits, striking out three and walking three in 3 2/3 innings. 
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Hopkinsville Hoppers 4, Fulton Railroaders 3 - game 2 in 13 innings. (From Hopkinsville) The second game went 13 innings, with the Hoppers finally putting an end to the fun with a run in the bottom of the 13th.
     Fulton opened the scoring in the top of the second when Uhrich led off with a double, went to third on a sac bunt and scored on a balk to give the Railroaders an early 1-0 lead.
     Hoptown tied the game in the fifth inning when Cody Duncan drew a one-out walk, stole second, went to third on an error and scored on a single by Zac Sanders to tie the game at 1-1.
     The teams went into extra innings, and Fulton threatened to sweep the twinbill in the 10th inning when Hilton led off with a single and Baldwin walked. Both runners advanced on a groundout, and Hilton scored on a Clay Reese single. Baldwin scored on a fielder's choice to put Fulton ahead 3-1.
     In the bottom half of the inning, however, Hoptown kept things interesting. Trent Turner reached on a fielder's choice, de la Trinidad walked and Davis singled to load the bases. Turner scored on an error and Crowder walked in de la Trinidad to retie the game at 3-3.
     In the bottom of the 13th inning, Chris Jones led off with a single and Cody Duncan had a bunt single. Both runners advanced on a sac bunt, and Turner sent the fans home with an RBI single, scoring Jones and closing out the game with a 4-3 score.
     The teams left 30 runners on base, with Fulton stranding 17 batters and Hoptown leaving 13.
     Hoptown was led at the plate by Will Olson, who went 2-for-6 with a double, and Bo Coolen, who went 2-for-4 with a double. Turner went 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI. 
     Clayton Conner had the big bat of the day for Fulton, going 5-for-6 with two doubles. Tyler Hilton went 3-for-6 with a double, a triple and a run scored, and Neuer went 2-for-7. Uhrich had a double for the Railroaders.
     On the mound, Davis (1-0) got the win for the Hoppers, allowing four hits and walking one in 3 1/3 innings. Brady Walsh started for Hoptown, allowing one run on seven hits, striking out three and walking two in seven innings of work. Christian Myers came on in the eighth inning, allowing two runs on five hits, striking out two and walking two in 2 2/3 innings.
     Estand (0-1) took the loss in his second game of the night, allowing one run on five hits in 2 1/3 innings. Dillon Symon started for the Railroaders, allowing one run on five hits, striking out seven and walking two in seven innings. Lee Haeberle allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit, striking out four and walking three in three innings. 
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Hoppers @ Oilers rainout rescheduled.  The game between the Hopkinsville Hoppers and Owensboro Oilers that was rained out on June 20 has been rescheduled for Monday, July 6 as part of a doubleheader in Owensboro.  Each game will be 7 innings with the first game beginning at 5 p.m. CDT.


June 21, 2015

 

Madisonville Miners 9, Hopkinsville Hoppers 6. (From Madisonville) The Miners defeated the Hoppers 9-6 at Elmer Kelley Stadium on Sunday evening.
     After a scoreless first inning for the Hoppers, the Miners took an instant 1-0 lead when lead off hitter Addison Rospert hit the first pitch of the inning over the center field wall for a solo home run. Nolan Ramsey followed a batter later with a double and scored on a Matt Walsh single, making the score 2-0 after one inning play.
     Madisonville picked up another run in the third inning when Walsh doubled, advanced to third base on a single by Brooks Benson, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Shane Connahan. The Miners extended the lead to 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning as Rospert scored on an RBI single by Nolan Ramsey.
     Miner third baseman EJ Watson drove in two runs with a one out single in the bottom of the fifth, scoring Brooks Benson and Logan Hopple, and making the score 6-0.
     Madisonville starter Cameron Smith kept the Hoppers scoreless until the top of the seventh inning when Chris Jones hit a solo home run, but the Miners responded with three runs of their own in the bottom of the inning to make the score 9-1 after seven innings. The big hit of the inning for the Miners came on a two-RBI double by Conner Moss.
     The Hoppers fought back with four runs in the top of the eighth inning and cut the lead to 9-5. Ernie de la Trinidad led off with the single and was followed by a single by Cody Duncan. Will Olson then hit a three-run home run off Miner reliever Jake Gill. Mitch Gallagher scored the other run of the inning for the Hoppers, stealing home after a walk by Matt Dunlevy.
     The Hoppers scored one more run on the top of the ninth on an RBI-single by Will Olson, driving in Matt Crowder. Madisonville reliever Cody Finkler shut the door from there and secured the win for the Miners.
     Starter Cameron Smith picked up the win for the Miners (8-7), and Bryan Cruse took the loss for the Hoppers (6-9).
     Madisonville travels to league-leading Dubois County (11-6) on Monday night, while the Hoppers host the Fulton Railroaders (9-7). 
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Railroaders @ Miners rainout rescheduled.  The game between the Fulton Railroaders and Madisonville Miners that was rained out on June 19 has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 25 as part of a doubleheader in Madisonville.  Each game will be 7 innings with the first game beginning at 5 p.m. CDT.


June 20, 2015

 

Fulton Railroaders 10, Dubois County Bombers 2. (From Fulton)  The second place Railroaders (9-7) gained a game on the first place Bombers (11-6) with an overpowering victory in Fulton. The Railroaders used 10 hits and 6 errors to help with the 10-2 win while the Bombers could only managed 2 hits in the game.

     Fulton choose to to use 9 players without a designated hitter with Kyle Uhrich making his first appearance on the mound for the Railroaders.  

     The Railroaders scored first with one run in the 1st inning. Kipp Moore (1-for-3) doubled to drive in Griffin Neuer who lead off with single and had advanced to 2nd on an error.

     The Bombers quickly answered in the 2nd with a lead off solo home run by Drake McNamara (2-for-3) to tie the game at one each.

     Fulton retook the lead in the 3rd inning with no hits using 2 walks, 2 hit-by-pitch batters and a ground out to make the score 3-1.

     The Bombers answered once more in the top of the 4rh getting one run from a sacrifice fly by Greg Jones scoring Nick Gobert, who'd reached third from a walk, advanced on a hit batter and a balk. The score now 3-2 in favor of Fulton.

     The Railroaders began to pull away in the bottom half of the 4th. Clayton Conner singled (2-for-4) and scored from an error that got Brad Baldwin on base. Baldwin then crossed home off a Tyler Hilton (2-for-3) single.  The score now stood at 5-2.

     Fulton piled on 3 more runs in the 6th inning using 2 hits, a sac fly and taking advantage of 3 Bomber errors. The Railroaders followed up in the 7th inning with a 2 RBI homer off the bat of Tyler Hilton, completing the score 10-2.  

     The win goes to Griffin Neuer who pitch 2 1/3 innings in relief. He allowed one hit, no walks and struck out 3 batters. Starter Kyle Uhrich gave up one hit, 2 runs (one earned) and had 8 strikeouts for 4 2/3 innings, just one out short of 5 innings required for a starter's win. Kyle Estand completed the game for Fulton throwing for the final 2 innings with no hits or walks and 3 strikeouts.

     Starter Willie Poe takes the loss for Dubois County for 4 innings giving up 5 hits, 5 runs (2 earned), 2 walks and had 4 strikeouts. Zachary Aring, Jay Prior, and Derek Flaugher combined to finish the remainder of the game for the Bombers. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers @ Owensboro Oilers - PPD. 

Tonight's game between the Bombers and Oilers in Owensboro has been rained out and postponed.  Rescheduling of this game is TBA.

 


June 19, 2015

 

Dubois County Bombers @ Owensboro Oilers - PPD. 

The game between the Bombers and Oilers in Owensboro has been rained out and postponed.  Rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on June 30.

 

Fulton Railroaders @ Madisonville Miners - PPD. 

The game between the Railroaders and Miners in Madisonville has been rained out and postponed.  Rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on June 25.

 

Oilers @ Miners rainout rescheduled.  The game between the Owensboro Oilers and Madisonville Miners that was been rained out has been rescheduled for Friday, July 3rd as part of a doubleheader in Madisonville.  Each game will be 7 innings with the first game beginning at 5 p.m. CDT.


June 18, 2015

 

Fulton Railroaders 10, Owensboro Oilers 9. (From Fulton)  After giving up a 7-3 lead in the top of the ninth allowing the Oilers to score 6 runs, the Railroaders redeemed themselves scoring 3 runs in the final bottom half to win in Fulton. 

     The Railroaders and Oilers both shelled out 12 hits each on the evenings. The Railroaders plagued with 7 errors allowed 6 unearned runs to score. The Oilers had only 2 errors and gave up 5 unearned runs. Fulton left 13 runners on board base and Owensboro stranded 9 men.

     Fulton took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, scoring off 2 hits, a passed ball and a ground out RBI. 

     Owensboro tied the game in the third with 2 scores using only one hit and 3 Railroader errors. The Oilers took a 3-2 lead in the top of the fourth inning on a RBI single scoring a runner who had reached base hit by a pitch.

     The Railroaders answered in the bottom half of the fourth with one run to tie the game once more. Bottom the fifth Fulton put up 3 more runs from 3 hits and one Oiler error.  The Railroaders added another run in the sixth to extend their lead 7-3.

     Both teams stalled until the top of the ninth when the Oilers mounded a comeback scoring 6 runs on 5 hits and 2 more Railroaders errors.

     Trailing 9-7 the Railroaders lead off the bottom of the ninth with a solo home run from Drew Greenwood (2-for-4). Following the homer; a walk, an error and an intentional walk loaded the bases for Fulton with no outs. The Oilers then turned a double play to second and first base but allow another run to score and tie the game 9-9.  With a runner on third, Kyle Uhrich (3-for-6) hit his only RBI single into right field to get the win for Fulton.

     Additional scoring hits for Fulton came from Kipp Moore with 2 RBI, and one RBI each by Brad Baldwin and Jacob Elliott.

     Owensboro got single RBI from Alferdo Bohorques, Riley Benner, Aaron King, Braxton Morris, Jacke Wilson, and Josh Wetzel for 6 total. 

     A total sum of 9 pitchers threw from the mound, Railroaders 3 and the Oilers used 6.  Trey Tigart who finished the top of the ninth in relief gets the win for Fulton as the pitcher of record when the Railroaders retook the lead to win in the bottom half of the inning. Austin Bartle responsible for the 3 runners who scored to win takes the loss for Owensboro.  Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Miners 4, Hopkinsville Hoppers 2  - game 1 in 7 innings. In game 1 the Miners held on to beat the Hoppers in Hopkinsville. 

     After three innings of play, Madisonville clung to 2-1 until the seventh and final inning. In the top of the seventh the Miners added 2 insurance runs from 3 singles and a ground out RBI for 4-1 lead.

     In the bottom half of the seventh the Hoppers managed one more run on a Ernie de la Trinidad solo home run, but it was too little to late.

     Drew Mullinax takes the win on the mound going six innings. Colin Hudson picked up the save throwing for the final inning.  

     The loss goes to Parker Cash for five innings with Jordan Martin completing the last two innings for Hoptown.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 11, Madisonville Miners 5 - game 2 in 7 innings. The Hoppers came alive to win the night cap game of the doubleheader powering past the Miners early in the game.

     Hoptown pounded out 9 runs through the first 4 innings of play using 9 hits and one Miner error.

     The Miners finally got going in the fifth innings putting up 4 runs taking advantage of 3 Hopper errors and a RBI single.

     The Hoppers added 2 more runs in the bottom of the fifth for their final talley. Madisonville picked up their final run in the seventh.

     Three Hoppers had doubles in the game; Mitch Gallager with 2 along with one each for Will Olson and Ernie de la Trinidad. 

     The Miners received one double on the evening off the bat of Shane Connahan.

     The winning pitcher for Hoptown was Nick Eggemeyer for 5 innings. The loss for Madisonville goes to Yancey Pritchett who went 1 2/3 innings.  Box Scores Click Here.


June 17, 2015

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 1, Dubois County Bombers 0. (From Hopkinsville)  The homestanding Hoptown Hoppers came out on the winning end of a brilliant pitching duel, scoring the game's only run in the fifth inning for the 1-0 decision over Ohio Valley League leader Dubois County Bombers.
     Brady Walsh (1-1) got the win as the Hoppers' starter, allowing six hits, striking out five (all after the fourth inning) and walking two in eight innings. Christian Myers got his first save, walking the first batter he faced in the ninth inning, then striking out the next three.
     Devin Williams (2-1) took the loss, allowing one run on only two hits, striking out four and walking five in 5 2/3 innings. Hunter Spencer came on in the sixth inning, getting the third out, then striking out the side in the seventh inning before leaving in the eighth after giving up a single. Zach Freeman finished the eighth inning, allowing one hit.
     Hoptown (5-7) scored in the fifth when Ernie de la Trinidad drew a one-out walk, stole second and scored on a single by Bo Coolen.
     All of the Hoppers' hits came from Coolen, who went 2-for-2 with a run batted in, and Matt Crowder, who went 2-for-4 with a double.
     Dubois County (11-5) was paced by Daniel Johnson, who went 2-for-4 with a double. Alex Ralph also slapped a double for the Bombers. Dubois County outhit the Hoppers 6 to 4.
     Hoptown will play in three makeup games in the next five days. The Hoppers host Madisonville in a double-header on Thursday to make up for a game rained out on June 8, then visit the Miners on Sunday to make up for a game rained out on June 13. Finally, Hoptown hosts Fulton for two games on Monday to make up a game washed out on June 16. 
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Owensboro Oilers @ Madisonville Miners - PPD.  The game between the Oilers and Miners in Madisonville has been rained out and postponed.  Rescheduling of this game is TBA.

 


June 16, 2015

 

Dubois County Bombers 7, Madisonville Miners 4. (From Dubois County)  The league-leading Dubois County Bombers rolled to their seventh consecutive victory last night with a 7-4 win over the second-place Madisonville Miners. Although Dubois County didn’t always make the most of their opportunities, they did have the most opportunities on this night, and capitalized on just enough of them.
     Daniel Johnson collected his first of three singles in the home first. He later came around to score on a bases-loaded walk to Mark Giesler. 
     Johnson then singled in Devyn Newberry in the second, making the score 2-0 in favor of Dubois County. 
     Jacob Csizmadia manufactured a Miners score in the top of the third. He singled, stole second, advanced to third on an infield popup, and raced home on a wild pitch by Bombers starter Lucas Barnett.
     Dubois County returned the scoreboard to a 3-run advantage with an unearned run in the bottom of the inning.
     Although the Bombers scored in each of the first three innings, they could have had a much larger margin. Miners starter Jesse Ellefson pitched out of three big jams, stranding 7 Dubois County baserunners in the first three frames.
     The Bombers would leave two more on the bags in the fifth before breaking through with a 3-run sixth. Drake McNamara and Thomas Rea came up with the clutch hits.
     Madisonville got an unearned run in the seventh to cut the lead to 6-2. They added two more in the eighth off of Dubois County reliever Jay Prior. Tyler Greiner drove in Cory Finkler. When Logan Hopple scored on a wild pitch, it was 6-4.
     Drake McNamara led off the bottom of the eighth by lining a shot over the head of the Miners center fielder. He scored on a pinch-hit single by Morgan DePew, making the score 7-4 going to the bottom of the ninth.
     Fresh off of earning his first save of the year on Monday, Nicholas Scheller came out of the bullpen to toss a 1-2-3 ninth inning, sealing the Bombers seventh consecutive victory. It was the only inning all night where no Miners reached base.
     Lucas Barnett gets the win to square his record at 1-1. Ellefson takes the loss. He is also 1-1 on the season. Scheller notches his second save.
     Johnson went 3-for-5. He is now 8-for-14 in since joining the Bombers three games ago. McNamara added a single and a double.
     905 fans witnessed the Dubois County squad extend their league lead to 3 ˝ games over the Miners and Fulton Railroaders.
     The 11-4 Bombers head to Hopkinsville tomorrow night to take on the 4-7 Hoppers. Madisonville will be hosting Owensboro (5-9). 
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Fulton Railroaders @ Hopkinsville Hoppers - PPD.  The game between the Railroaders and Hoppers in Hopkinsville has been postponed after play was stopped in the bottom of the 3rd inning due to weather. The game has been rescheduled for Monday, June 22 as part of a doubleheader in Hopkinsville. Each game will be 7 innings each.

 


June 15, 2015

 

Dubois County Bombers 6, Fulton Railroaders 5. (From Fulton) The Bombers (10-4) and Railroaders (7-7) scuffled hard as the Bombers finally held on to win by one run and extend their winning steak to six games. Defensive miscues by both teams added to the drama. 

     Fulton jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first inning with an unearned run off the first Bomber error.

     In the top of fourth the Bombers took a 3-1 lead from a Greg Jones homerun with two runners aboard due to 2 Railroader errors in the inning. 

     Fulton tied the game 3-3 in bottom half of the fourth with lead off single followed by a 2 RBI homer for Colton Aldridge.

     The Bombers responded top of the fifth, in kind, with a lead off single and an immediate 2 RBI homer by Daniel Johnson. The Bombers added their final run in the seventh to make the score 6-3.

     The Railroaders scratched back scoring one run using a second Bomber error in the eighth. In the bottom of the ninth, Brad Baldwin lead off with a solo homerun to draw Fulton within a run. With 2 outs and walked tying run aboard, pop out to short ended the game.

     At the plate for DC; Greg Jones was most productive with his 1-for-5 and 3 RBI homerun, along with Daniel Johnson who was 2-for-5 with his 2 RBI homerun and 2 scores

     For Fulton; Colton Aldridge lead the effort going 1-for-3, his 2 RBI homerun and 2 scores, followed by Brad Baldwin who was 4-for-5 an RBI and one score.

     Starter Zachary Aring gets the win for 5 1/3 innings pitched. He allowed 6 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 2 walks and had 5 strikeouts.  Willie Poe went for 2 2/3 innings and was hit 4 times with 2 runs (one earned), a walk and 3 strikeouts.  Nicholas Scheller earned save pitching the final 3 outs and walking only one batter.

     The loss goes to Dillon Symon with 5 innings of work giving up 5 hits, 5 runs (3 earned), issued 3 walks and one strikeout.  Charlie Hecht pitched for one inning, 2 hits, one unearned run and a strikeout. Kyle Ward completed the final 3 innings allowing only one hit, no runs scored and struck out 5 batters.

     The Railroaders fall to 7-7 and 3 games behind DC. The Bombers remain on top in the standings at 10-4 with the Miners in second 2 1/2 games back.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 14, Hopkinsville Hoppers 0. The Owensboro Oilers broke their 8 game losing steak with a shutout victory over the Hoppers in Hopkinsville. Winning the game for Owensboro was Ivey Starling who pitched the complete 9 inning game allowing only 3 hits, one walk and striking out 10 batters.

     The Oilers total 13 hits were lead by Ty Broady who was 4-for-5 and scored 3 runs. Three additional Oilers contributed 2 hits and 2 RBI each in the effort; Alfredo Bohorques, Riley Benner, and Mario Tursi.

      Taking the loss for Hoptown was starter Bryan Cruse who threw for 3 innings giving up 4 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), walked 4 and had 3 strikeouts. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Postponed Hoppers @ Miners game rescheduled.  The rainout game on June 13 with the Hopkinsville Hoppers at Madisonville Miners has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 21 in Madisonville with a 5 p.m. CDT start.


June 14, 2015

 

Madisonville Miners 5, Fulton Railroaders 3. (From Fulton) The Madisonville Miners ((6-5) used early and well-timed hits to beat the home-standing Fulton Railroaders (7-6) to extend their winning steak to 5 games. The Miners move into second place by percentage points over the Railroaders with both teams now 2 games behind the Bombers.  

     For the Miners Carlton Peppers was 3-for-5,and began the game with a lead-off double and made third on a Connor Moss single who was also 3-for-5 on the evening. Cory Finkler drove Peppers home with a sacrifice fly.

     The Railroaders answered in the bottom of the first with a Griffin Neuer lead-off with a solo home run, the first of three Fulton homers on the evening. 

     Madisonville quickly regained the lead in the second inning scoring 2 runs from a Gabe Franklin RBI fielder's choice plus a RBI double by Carlton Peppers, his second 2B.

     The Miners widened their led in the fourth. Matt Walsh doubled and made home on a Fulton throwing error. JD Minor singled advance on the error and scored on a Connor Moss bunt RBI single to bring the score to 5-1 Miners.

     The Railroaders added their final runs with a lead-off home run by Brad Baldwin in the eighth, and another solo homer in the ninth by Clayton Connor. 

     Kyle Vedrode takes the win for the Miners going 5 innings allowing 5 hits, one earned run, a walk and had 3 strikeouts. Mathias Brewers, Jake Gill and Matt Peacock combined in middle relief for 3 1/3 innings. Nicholas Purpera picks up a save for the final 2/3 inning of work.

     The loss goes to Railroaders starter Logan Parrett who struggled for one and a 1/3 innings before being pulled; giving up 4 hits, one walk and 3 earned runs. Trey Tigart, Eddie Mathis and Lucas Eliason teamed together to complete game with only Tigart getting tagged for 2 unearned runs.  Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 10, Owensboro Oilers 6. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers swept to their 5th consecutive win last night, downing the Owensboro Oilers 10-6 in front of a crowd of over 1600 loyal fans at Huntingburg’s League Stadium. 
     The Oilers broke on top, scoring in three of the first four innings, jumping to a 4-0 advantage. Three of the first four Oiler batters singled in the first, but a double play stopped the rally with one run in. 
     After the first four Oilers reached in the second, Freeman retired the next three hitters on ground balls, escaping with two runs scored. 
     The first three Oilers reached in the fourth as well. Once again, Freeman and the Bombers defense minimized the damage, allowing but one run.
     It was a game of missed opportunities for the Oilers. Bombers starter Zach Freeman worked out of one jam after another to keep Owensboro within reach. 
     Meanwhile, Oilers hurler John Hakemoller was retiring the Bombers with little effort. After four innings of play, the Oilers led 4-0. In addition, six Oilers had been stranded on the bases in four frames while the Bombers had failed to advance a runner past first base. Things did not look promising for the home team.
     Then Hakemoller tired, and Dubois County stormed through the Owensboro relief pitchers, one at a time. 2 hit batsmen, a single, a walk, and a balk pushed across the Bombers first two runs in the home fifth, cutting the lead to 4-2. 
     The sixth inning saw an unearned run for the Oilers in the top half answered by a bases loaded walk, adding a run to the Bombers cause, making it 5-3 with Owensboro on top.
     In the seventh, Dubois County tallied two more with a pair of on walks, hit batters, and a bases-loaded double off the bat of newcomer Daniel Johnson to tie the contest at five. 
     Then the Bombers blew it open in the bottom of the 8th, totaling five runs on 3 more hit batsmen, two walks, an error, a wild pitch, and a single base hit.
     Dubois County never managed to retire the Oilers in order all night, but the Bombers bullpen followed Freeman’s lead, limiting the damage of one rally after another. Konner Eck closed out the sixth and worked a scoreless seventh, allowing only a hit and a walk. Hunter Spencer followed Eck out of the bullpen. Spencer yielded one run on four hits over two frames. He gets credit for the win, his first of the season.
     Having received the benefit of 8 walks and 8 hit batters, offensive stars for the Bombers were somewhat limited. However, Johnson made an impressive debut for Dubois County, going 3-for-4 with a double. Morgan DePew added a pair of hits.
     The win was the Bombers fifth in a row, improving their league-leading record to 9-4. Fulton and Madisonville are tied for second, two games back.
     Owensboro falls to 4-9. They are in fifth place, five games off the league pace.
     Both teams are on the road tonight. Owensboro travels to Hopkinsville, while Dubois County makes the long trip to Fulton.
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June 13, 2015

 

Fulton Railroaders 8, Owensboro Oilers 3. (From Fulton) The Railroaders (7-5) took advantage of the Owensboro Oilers (4-8) pitching and cruised to an 8-3 victory in Fulton. 

     An early first inning lead for Fulton came when Griffin Neuer (2-for-4) walked, advanced to second on a sac bunt, made third on a wild pitch then scored off a sacrifice fly by Brad Baldwin (0-for-2). The Railroaders added a second run in the fifth after Tyler Hilton (2-for-3) singled, stole second and scored off a RBI ground ruled double by Luca Eliason (1-for-3) to make the score 2-0..

     With two outs in the sixth, the Railroaders extended their lead putting up 3 more runs using a Kyle Uhrich (1-for-4) double to start, followed by a series of 4 walks and 2 wild pitches.

     The Oilers finally got on the board in the top of the seventh.. Ty Broader (0-for-2) walked to lead off the inning, Braxton Morris (1-for-3) was hit by pitch and Conner McHugh (1-for-4) singled to load the bases for Owensboro. Tyler Shewmaker  (1-for-4) then grounded into a double play that sent one run across home plate. A Josh Wetzel (1-for-4) single drove in Morris from third to make the score 5-2.

     The Railroaders answered in the bottom half of the seventh with 3 runs using 2 hits, 2 Oiler errors, a wild pitch and second sacrifice fly from Brad Baldwin.

     With score now 8-2, the Oilers manage their final run in the eight inning.  Alfredo Bohorquies (1-for-3) singled, advance to third on a pinch hit by Riley Benner, and scored from a Ty Broady sacrifice fly.

     Fulton starter Lee Haeberle (2-0) earned his second win for 6 2/3 innings on the mound.  Haeberle allowed 4 hits, 2 runs (one earned), walked 3 and struck out 5 batters. Trey Tigart threw 1 1/3 innings and Kyle Ward for one inning to close out for the Railroaders.

     Taking the  loss for Owensboro was starter Damon Davis who went 5 2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits, 5 earned runs, 3 walks and no strikeouts.  Relievers Peyton Johnson, Trey Robledo, and Tyler Solomon completed the evening for the Oilers.

     The Railroaders continue in Fulton on Sunday hosting the Miners who were rained out on the night in Madisonville. The Oilers head to Dubois County on Sunday to take on the Bombers.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers @ Madisonville Miners - PPD Rained Out.  The Hoppers at Miners game was rained out.  Rescheduling of this game is TBA.

 


June 12, 2015

 

Dubois County Bombers 9, Hopkinsville Hoppers 2. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers completed an impressive four-day sweep of their Ohio Valley League rivals last night, downing the Hopkinsville Hoppers 9-2. The victory was in front of an enthusiastic crowd of over 1500 fans who turned out on this summer evening to cheer on their first-place Bombers. In addition, the Zooperstars, a highly in-demand featured promotion of zany characters, added to the enjoyment.
     The Bombers depth and balance have been keys to their success on the season thus far. Head Coach Andy Lasher tabbed Jay Prior for the starting assignment against the Hoppers. Prior is the seventh pitcher to start a game for Dubois County already in this young season.
     Prior worked seven innings, limiting Hopkinsville to a single run, scattering six hits and a pair of walks. Coupled with a Bomber offense that has been flying in high gear lately, that was more than good enough.
     The large home crowd didn’t have to wait long for something to cheer. Devyn Newberry walked in the first. He moved to second on a Nick Gobert single. After those two pulled off a double steal, Newberry came home on a Drake McNamara base hit.
     Dubois County added three in the third. Noah Sadler led off with a single. He scored two outs later as McNamara picked up his second RBI of the night. Mark Giesler followed by launching a 2-run homer that disappeared between the foul pole and the old-time scoreboard in left field, making the score 4-0.
     The Hoppers responded with their first run in the top of the fourth when Mitch Gallagher timed a delayed steal of home.
     Dubois County added an unearned run in the sixth, and followed with a four-run spree in the seventh, highlighted by hits by Newberry, Gobert, McNamara, and Alex Ralph. 
     Gallagher got an RBI single in the 8th to round out the scoring with the Bombers in front, 9-2.
     Derek Flaugher and Nicholas Scheller came out of the Bomber bullpen to preserve the victory for Prior (1-0).
     McNamara was a perfect 4-for-4 on the evening. Gobert and Ralph both had a pair of hits to add to Giesler’s home run. It was the first homer hit at League Stadium this summer in OVL play. 
     Gallagher had three hits for the Hoppers. Bo Coolen, Gallagher’s Pepperdine teammate added two. Starter Parker Cash takes the loss in his first decision of the season.
     In the past four days, the Bombers played each league opponent once, and won all four games in convincing fashion. Grand total, Dubois County outscored the opposition 46-11 in that span.
     The four-game win streak matches the team’s longest of the year, and extends the league lead to a game-and-a-half over second place Fulton. Hopkinsville falls to 4-6. They are in fourth place, three games off of the league pace
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Madisonville Miners 6, Owensboro Oilers 5. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers lost their Friday night home game to the visiting Madisonville Miners. Though the Oilers had once led the game by a 3-0 score, the Miners put together one big inning, then held on to win by the score of 6 to 5.
     The Oilers scored one run in the bottom of the 1st inning. With two away, Tyler Tichenor singled, then moved to second base as Aaron King walked. Ty Broady followed by reaching on a two-base error that allowed Tichenor to score. Owensboro pushed out to a a 3-0 advantage with two runs in the bottom of the 4th inning. Broady led off that home inning by reaching safely on a dropped third strike which got past the catcher. One out later Daniel McFarland was hit by a pitch, moving Broady to second base. With two out, an infield single by Mark VanDenlangerberg loaded the bases. A 2-RBI single off the bat of Ben Rhodes scored Broady and McFarland before VanDenlangerberg was cut trying to take third base.
     Madisonville overtook the lead with all six runs in the top of the 8th inning. Tyler Greiner walked. Matt Walsh was hit by a pitch, and both runners advanced a base on a wild pitch. Wesley Birchmier walked to load the bases. Pinch-hitter Corey Finkler RBI singled to score Greiner. Pinch-hitter Connor Moss RBI singled in the infield, scoring Walsh, Carlton Peppers reached on a fielder's choice used to force Birchmier out at the plate. Addison Rospert reached on a two base error that plated both Finkler and Moss. Nolan Ramsey was intentionally walked to reload the bases. Brooks Benson RBI singled, bringing in Peppers. Greiner returned to the plate for an RBI sacrifice fly, scoring Rossport before a fly out ended the frame.
     Owensboro rallied for two of the three runs it needed in the bottom of the 9th inning. Rhodes led off with a single, then Alfredo Bohorques reached on an error. With one out, both runners advanced a base on a balk. King followed with an RBI groundout to plate Rhodes. Oiler newcomer Mario Tursi, batting for an injured Broady, RBI singled, scoring Bohorques. Long-awaited Oiler arrival Braxton Morris followed with a single. A wild pitch put the potential tying run at third base and the potential winning run at second base. Austin Bartle walked to load the bases. Pinch-hitter Conner McHugh grounded sharply into a fielder's choice used to force Bartle out at second base. So the game goes sometimes ... alas, so the game goes.
     The loss spoiled six innings of 1-hit shutout baseball from Oilers starter Charlie Dishman. Instead, the loss falls to Owensboro reliever Ryan Flores.
     Madisonville reliever Colin Hudson pitched the bottom of the 7th inning, and was still the pitcher of record when Madisonville took over the lead in the to of the 8th inning. He gets the win. Madisonville reliever Matt Peacock earns a save.
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June 11, 2015

 

Fulton Railroaders 9, Hopkinsville Hoppers 0. (From Hopkinsville) The Fulton Railroaders defeated the Hopkinsville Hoppers 9 to 0 in front of 289 fans in Hopkinsville on Thursday evening.  Charlie Hecht picked up the victory for the Railroaders, pitching an complete game four hitter, striking out 8 in the process.  Brady Walsh suffered the loss for Hopkinsville, surrendering 7 runs in 6 innings of work.  Fulton collected 11 hits in the contest, led by Jacob Elliott with a single, home run, and 2 RBI, Griffin Neuer with a single, triple, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored,  and Brad Baldwin with a home run and 2 RBI.Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 13, Madisonville Miners 4. (From Madisonville) The Bombers jumped out to an early lead over the Miners in Madisonville on Thursday night and cruised to a 13-4 victoryBox Scores Click Here.


June 10, 2015

 

Dubois County Bombers 6, Fulton Railroaders 1. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers rolled to their 6th victory in their last 8 games, thumping the Fulton Railroaders 8-1. The win gives the Bombers sole possession of the top spot in the Ohio Valley League with one-quarter of the season complete.
     Dubois County scored two runs on one hit in the first inning. DH Alec Mueller singled with one out. First baseman Nick Gobert was hit by a pitch. Left fielder Drake McNamara walked, as did second baseman Morgan DePew to force in the first Bomber score. Catcher Greg Jones followed with a sacrifice fly for the early 2-0 advantage.
     The Bombers added a pair in the second inning. Shortstop Thomas Rea and right fielder Noah Sadler both singled with one out. Mueller followed with a double to make it a 4-0 game.
     Fulton tallied their only score of the night in the third. After reaching on an error, Griffin Neuer came home on a sacrifice fly by Brad Baldwin. Poe limited Fulton to that single unearned run on three hits in six innings of work. 
     Zach Freeman and Derek Flaugher came out of the Bomber bullpen to hold the high-powered Railroader attack at bay for the rest of the game.
     The Bombers added four runs in the eighth inning, effectively putting the game out of reach. Two walks, a sacrifice hit, and a wild pitch scored Jones. Rea chipped in an RBI single. Sadler bounced a triple off of the League Stadium fence, scoring Rea. Gobert brought Sadler in with a line drive double down the left field line to round out the scoring.
     Poe picks up the victory to join teammate Devin Williams with two wins. Poe drops his ERA to a nifty 0.68. Haydon falls to 1-2 for Fulton.
     Sadler and Rea had three hits each. Both scored twice and had an RBI. Mueller added a pair of hits and two RBIs. 
     Although Dubois County now sits atop the OVL standings, there is a 3-team logjam just one game behind them. Fulton, Madisonville, and Hopkinsville are all at an even .500 on the young season, just one game off the pace. Last place Owensboro is only two games behind the league leaders.
     The Bombers travel to Madisonville tonight to face the Miners (4-4). Fulton (5-5) travels to Hopkinsville (4-4)
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Hopkinsville Hoppers 11, Owensboro Oilers 3. (From Hopkinsville) The homestanding Hoptown Hoppers broke out the bats Wednesday against the Owensboro Oilers, outscoring the Oilers 11-1 after the first inning en route to the 11-3 win.
Both teams struggled on the mound, with the Hoppers (4-4) giving up eight walks and the Oilers (4-6) allowing 11 passes and hitting three batters.
     Owensboro plated two runs in the top of the first when Alfredo Bohorques walked and stole second and Tyler Tichenor walked. Aaron King reached on a fielder's choice to load the bases, and Ty Broady singled in Bohorques. Jake Wilson walked in Tichenor to give the Oilers an early 2-0 lead.
     Hoptown got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the second when Mitch Gallaher hit a one-out double and Zac Sanders singled him to third. Gallagher scored on a groundout, and Ernie de la Trinidad doubled in Sanders to tie the score at 2-2. John Davis singled in de la Trinidad to put the Hoppers ahead 3-2.
Owensboro retied the game in the fifth inning when Ben Rhodes reached on a fielder's choice, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a single from Bohorques to knot the game at 3-3.
     Hoptown took the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth when Davis, Will Olson and Matt Crowder each drew walks to lead off the inning. Davis scored on a fielder's choice, Olson scored on a wild pitch and Matt Dunlevy drew a walk. Bo Coolen, who reached on a fielder's choice, scored on a balk, and Jimmy Cubillos singled in Dunlevy to put the Hoppers ahead 7-3.
     Hoptown scored four more runs in the sixth inning when de la Trinidad led off with a single, stole second and took third when the catcher's throw went into center field. Davis walked and Olson singled in de la Trinidad. Davis and Olson advanced on a wild pitch, and Crowder was intentionally walked to load the bases. Davis scored on a groundout, Olson scored on a fielder's choice and Crowder scored on a wild pitch to give Hoptown a 10-3 lead.
     The Hoppers capped the scoring in the seventh inning when Cubillos hit a one-out single, went to second on a wild pitch and scored on a fielder's choice to end the scoring at 11-3.
     Cubillos led the Hoppers at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a run scored and two runs batted in. De la Trinidad went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI, while Olson went 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs. Coolen had a double and two RBIs, while Davis scored two runs and Mitch Gallagher had a double.
     For Owensboro, Bohorques went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI and King went 2-for-4 with a double. Rhodes also had a double for the Oilers.
     On the mound, starter Nick Eggemeyer (1-0) got the win, allowing three runs on five hits, striking out two and walking six in five innings. Will Bishop picked up his first save of the season, allowing no runs on two hits, striking out two and walking two in four innings of work.
     Bryce Wilz (0-1) started and took the loss for the Oilers, allowing five runs on six hits, walking six in four-plus innings. Trey Robledo came on in the fifth, allowing two runs on no hits and walking two in one-third of an inning. John Hackemoller entered in the fifth, allowing three runs on three hits, striking out one and walking two in 1 2/3 innings, and Ben Rhodes came in from left field to pitch in the seventh, allowing one run on one hit, striking out one in one-third of an inning. Peyton Johnson closed out the game for Owensboro, allowing no runs on one hit, striking out one and walking one in 1 2/3 innings
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June 9, 2015

 

Madisonville Miners 6, Fulton Railroaders 5 in 12 innings. (From Madisonville) Madisonville Miner catcher Andrew Tanous delivered a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning to drive in Cory Finkler from third base, and the Madisonville Miners (4-4) defeated the Fulton Railroaders (5-4) by the score of 6-5 Tuesday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium.
     The win gives Madisonville a four-game winning streak and moves the Miners 1/2-game back from first place Fulton and Dubois County.
     Madisonville gets the day off on Wednesday before hosting Dubois County at Elmer Kelley on Thursday night. 
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Dubois County Bombers 16, Owensboro Oilers 4. (From Dubois County)  The Owensboro Oilers lost Tuesday night's home contest to the visiting DuBois County Bombers. The final score was 16 to 4.
     The Bombers scored four runs in the 1st inning; one run in the 2nd inning; then two more runs in the 3rd inning. The visitors added one run in the 6th inning; six runs in the 7th inning; and finally tacked on two runs in the 9th inning. Runs: Noah Sadler (2); Alec Mueller (3); Nick Gobert (2); Drake McNamara (2); Alex Ralph (1); Mark Giesler (2); Devyn Newberry (1); and Jacob Snodgrass (3) -- RBIs: Sadler (2); Mueller (3); Gobert (1); McNamara (3); Brady Pfaadt (2); Ralph (1); Kyle Howard (1); and Newberry (1)
     The Oilers scored two runs in both the 6th and the 7th innings. Runs: Tyler Tichenor (1); Alfredo Bohorques (1); Ty Broady (1); and Ben Rhodes (1) -- RBIs: Broady (1); Jake Wilson (1); Rhodes (1); and McFarland (1).
     The winning pitcher was Bombers starter Devin Williams. Oilers starter Peyton Johnson took the loss. 
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June 8, 2015

 

Fulton Railroaders 8, Owensboro Oilers 0. (From Fulton)  Eddie Mathis handed the home team Railroaders (5-3) a complete game shutout over the visiting Owensboro Oilers (4-4). For his 9 inning winning effort, Mathis (1-0) allowed 4 hits, one walk and struck out 9 batters, and got his first win on the season from two starts.

     Fulton's offense on the evening produced 11 hits which included a John Anderson (1-for-3) 2 RBI homerun in the second inning to start the scoring for the Railroaders. Jacob Elliott was 3-for-4, scored 2 and had a RBI. Griffin Neuer went 3-for-5 with a RBI and run scored. Brad Baldwin was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI.

     The Oilers' best opportunity to score was in the first inning where they got 2 of their total 4 hits.  Tyler Tichenor started the game with bunt single and made second off a Alferdo Bohorques sacrifice bunt.  Ty Broader followed with an infield single as the Railroaders held Tichenor at second base. Tichenor then tryed to steal third but a 1-5 throw caught him to end the threat.

     Taking the loss for Owensboro is Ryan Flores who went for 3 1/3 innings.  John Hakmoller handle 2 2/3 innings with Ben Rhodes and Tyler Solomon completing an inning each to finish the game.

     The win puts the Railroaders on top in the standings by a game over the Oilers and Bomber (4-4) who were idle tonight. The Hoppers and Miners were rained out, both teams 1.5 games back. The standings remain tight.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

 

Madisonville Miners @ Hopkinsville Hoppers - PPD Rainout. This game has been rained out and postponed.  The Game has been rescheduled for June 18 as a doubleheader..


June 6, 2015

 

Madisonville Miners 6, Owensboro Oilers 3 - game 1 in 7 innings. (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers lost both games of their Saturday doubleheader with the visiting Madisonville Miners. The Miners decisively broke a late tie in Game 1, then rallied from 0-3 down to ultimately win Game 2 two innings beyond the scheduled seven innings for OVL doubleheaders.
     Game 1: Miners Scoring: Carlton Peppers (Top 1st); EJ Watson (Top 5th, RBI Peppers); Jacob Csizmadia (Top 6th, RBI Tyler Greiner); Peppers, Connor Moss, Nolan Ramsey (Top 7th, 2 RBIs Ramsey, RBI Brooks Benson) -- Oilers Scoring: Tyler Tichenor (Bottom 3rd, RBI Jake Wilson); Josh Wetzel and Austin Bartle (Bottom 6th, RBI Tichenor and Alfredo Bohorques). Win: Jesse Ellefson, Save: Mathias Brewers, Loss: Jacob Watkins.
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Madisonville Miners 6, Owensboro Oilers 4 - game 2 in 9 innings. (From Owensboro)  Game 2: Miners Scoring: Peppers, Moss and Andrew Tanous (Top of 6th, RBI Tanous, 2 RBIs Greiner); Peppers (Top of 7th); Adison Rospert and Moss (Top of 9th, RBI Moss and Ramsey) -- Oilers Scoring: Tichenor (Bottom of 1st; RBI Benner); Broady and McFarland (Bottom of 4th, RBI Alex Jones); Mark VanDenlangenberg (Bottom of 6th, RBI Bartle). Win: Brewers, Loss: Peyton Johnson. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 3, Dubois County Bombers 2 in 12 innings. (From Hopkinsville)  Hoptown shortstop Mitch Gallagher made a great defensive play in the top of the 10th inning, knocking down a ball hit up the middle to turn a double play, then became the offensive hero with a walk-off double to beat visiting Dubois County 3-2 n 12 innings.
     The game was scoreless in the first four innings until the Bombers (4-4) hit the scoreboard in the top of the fifth. Devyn Newberry led off with a double, moved to second and scored on a groundout by Jacob Snodgrass to give Dubois County a 1-0 lead.
     The Hoppers (3-4) got a run in the bottom of the sixth when Chris Jones reached on an error, went to second on a groundout then scored on a single by Jimmy Cubillos to tie the score at 1-1.
     Dubois County took the lead again in the seventh inning when Newberry was hit a pitch and Noah Sadler drew a one-out walk. Newberry scored on a fielder's choice to give the lead back to the Bombers, 2-1.
     Hoptown retied the game in the bottom of the ninth when Ernie de la Trinidad led off with a single, went to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a single by Will Olson to knot the score at 2-2.
     In the bottom of the 12th, Chris Jones hit a one-out singled scored on the Gallagher double to give the Hoppers the 3-2 extra-inning win.
     Gallagher went 2-for-2 with a double and a run batted in. de la Trinidad went 2-for-6 with a run scored, while Olson went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI, Jones went 2-for-6 with two runs and Jimmy Cubillos went 2-for-5 with an RBI. The Hoppers left 15 runners on base, but turned four double plays.
     Dubois County was paced by Greg Jones, who went 2-for-5. Newberry had a double and scored both runs, while Jacob Snodgrass had both RBIs for the Bombers, who left 12 runners on base.
     Christian Myers (1-2) got the win in relief for the Hoppers, allowing no runs on no hits, striking out three and walking two in three innings. Bryan Cruse started for Hoptown, allowing two runs on three hits, striking out two and walking six in 6 1/3 innings. Jordan Martin came on in the seventh, allowing two hits and striking out one in 2 2/3 innings.
     Zach Freeman took the loss for the Bombers, allowing two runs on six hits, striking out five and walking one in 5 2/3 innings. Lucas Barnett started for Dubois County, allowing one unearned run on four hits, striking out four and walking five in six innings.
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June 5, 2015

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 6, Fulton Railroaders 5. (From Hopkinsville)  The homestanding Hoptown Hoppers spoiled a late rally by Fulton, scoring a run in the bottom of the ninth to steal a 6-5 win Friday.
     Hoptown (2-4) opened the game with four runs in the bottom of the first, but Fulton (4-3) plated three in the top of the ninth to tie the game at 5-5.
     In the bottom of the ninth, Hoptown's Matt Dunleavy drew a one-out walk, as did Neil Williams and Jimmy Cubillos to load the bases.
Reliever Kyle Estand came on to face Ernie de la Trinidad, who hit a grounder between first and second. Estand fielded the ball with his back to the plate, turned and fired to home in an effort to prevent Dunlevy from scoring, but he crossed the plate ahead of the throw for the game-winner.
     Hoptown was led at the plate by de la Trinidad. who went 3-for-5 with a run, a run batted in and two stolen bases, and John Davis, who went 3-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Chris Jones went 2-for-5 with a double and Dunlevy had two RBIs. The Hoppers left 15 runners on base.
     Fulton was paced y Tyler Hilton, who went 3-for-4 with a double, and Griffin Neuer. who went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, two runs scored and two RBIs. The Railroaders left nine runners on base.
     Jordan Martin (1-1) got the win, allowing no hits and no runs. Parker Cash started the game for the Hoppers, allowing two runs on seven hits, striking out four and walking three in seven innings. Christian Myers came on in the eighth, striking out one and walking two in an inning. Jordan Reynolds got credit for a full inning in the ninth, allowing three runs on two hits and walking one.
     For Fulton, Greg Casper (0-1) took the loss, allowing one run on no hits, striking out one and walking five in 1 1/3 innings. Lee Haeberle started for the Railroaders, allowing five runs on 11 hits, striking out five and walking four in 4 2/3 innings. Justin Hayden came on in the fifth, allowing no runs on one hit, striking out one and walking one in 1 1/3 innings. Chandler Amason started the seventh, striking out one in one inning of work. Amason was relieved by Casper in the eighth, and Estand faced on batter in the ninth
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Madisonville Miners 10, Dubois County Bombers 9. (From Madisonville)  The Madisonville Miners defeated the Dubois County Bombers in Madisonville on Friday night by the score of 10-9. The win was Madisonville’s (1-4) first of the season, while Dubois County (4-3) had a four-game winning streak snapped.
     The Bombers jumped ahead of the Miners early when leadoff hitter Noah Sadler homered off of Madisonville starter Yancey Pritchett in the top of the 1st inning. The Miners answered in the bottom of the 1st when Connor Mosss singled and later scored on an RBI-ground out by Brooks Benson.
     The score remained tied 1-1 until the Bombers scored three runs in the top of the 4th. Devyn Newberry singled, driving in Alex Ralph and Thomas Rea. Drake McNamara followed with a single, driving in Noah Sadler. Madisonville responded with two runs in the bottom half of the inning when JD Minor singled and drove in Matt Walsh and Andrew Tanous.
     Dubois County scored two more runs in the 5th inning and extended the lead to 6-3. Mark Giesler and Alex Ralph both walked with one out. Cody Krumlauf then doubled, scoring Giesler. Ralph scored a batter later when Thomas Rea grounded out.
     The Miners bounced back with two runs in their half of the 5th and cut the lead to 6-5. Brooks Benson grounded out but picked up an RBI as Connor Moss scored. Matt Walsh then singled one batter later, driving in Nolan Ramsey.
     The Bombers continued the scoring barrage in the 6th, scoring one run and making the lead 7-5. Bomber Devyn Newberry led off the inning with a bunt single, stole second base, and scored when Morgan DePew grounded into a double play.
     Madisonville answered the Bombers with three runs of their own in the bottom of the 6th, taking the lead for the first time in the ballgame 8-7. Nolan Ramsey cracked a two-out two-RBI double, driving in Minor and Moss. Brooks Benson then tripled, driving in Ramsey.
     The scoring stopped until Madisonville played two runs on the bottomg of the 8th and extended to the lead to 10-7. JD Minor led off the inning with a double, and Addison Rospert followed by drawing a walk. After a sacrfice bunt by Connor Moss moved the runners to second and third, the Bombers intentionally walked Nolan Ramsey to load the bases. Brooks Benson then singled, driving in Minor and Rospert. A ground out by Cory Finkler ended the inning.
     The Bombers made things interesting in the top of the 9th, scoring twice to make the final score 10-9. Morgan DePew reached and advanced to second on an error. After a fly ball from Giesler, pinch hitter Nick Gobert walked. The runners advanced to second and third on a Madisonville balk, and Cody Krumlauf walked to load the bases with only one out. Jacob Snodgrass pinch hit and picked up an RBI when he drew a walk, scoring DePew. Noah Sadler grounded into a fielder’s choice, scoring Gobert. The Miners quelled the rally when Newberry grounded to end the ballgame.
     Nicholas Purpera picked up the Win for the Miners, with starter Yancey Pritchett getting a no decision. Mathias Brewers got the Save. Bomber starter Zachary Aring took the Loss.
     Madisonville gets back in action on Saturday afternoon with a doubleheader in Owensboro (the first game starts at 5pm Central), while Dubois County travels to Hopkinsville to take on the Hoppers (game time 7pm Central).
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June 4, 2015

 

Owensboro Oilers 7, Hopkinsville Hoppers 3. (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers won their Thursday night home game over the visiting Hopkinsville Hoppers by the final score of 7 to 3.
     The Hoppers scored first with one run in the top of the 1st inning. Leadoff hitter Ernie de la Trinidad walked and Cody Duncan followed with an RBI triple to score the lead runner. Oilers pitching and defense settled in and recorded three outs without further scoring.
     Owensboro answered with one run in the bottom of the 1st inning. Tyler Tichenor and Alfredo Bohorques both singled to start the home half. One out later, Riley Benner walked to load the bases. Conner McHugh reached on an error during an attempted double play. Tichenor scored as Bohorques moved to third, with Benner forced out. At the end of one complete inning the game was a 1-1 tie. The Oilers took the lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Mark VanDenlangerberg was hit by a pitch. An escaping pick off attempt allowed VanDenlangerberg to move to third base. He scored when Alex Jones followed with an RBI groundout.
     Hopkinsville tied the score with a run in the top of the 5th inning. With one away, de la Trinidad bunt singled then consecutively stole both second and third bases. Duncan walked. Duncan was caught stealing attempting to take second base, and de la Trinidad came in on the throw that cut down Duncan.
     The Oilers took back the lead and control with three runs in the bottom of the 5th inning. Bohorques was hit by a pitch, but caught attempting to steal second base. Ty Broady singled and Benner walked. A fly out later, Jake Wilson hit a 3-RBI home run over the right field wall. At the end of five complete innings the home team led 5 to 2.
     The Hoppers closed the gap with one run in the top of the 6th inning. Trent Turner singled and moved all the way to third base on a wild pitch. Matt Dunlevy followed with an RBI single to drive Turner in.
     Owensboro solidified the hold on the game with two runs in bottom of the 6th inning. With one out, Bohorques reached on an error. Broady followed by also reaching on an error and Bohorques scored. Benner grounded out, but moved Broady on to second base. Conner McHugh reached on an error and Broady scored. At the end of six complete innings the score was Oilers 7 to Hoppers 3. That score stood up to become final.
     Oilers starter Damon DJ Davis gets the win. Hopkinsville starter Adam Ness takes the loss
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Dubois County Bombers 5, Fulton Railroaders 4. (From Fulton)  The Dubois County Bombers (4-2) used of 3 opponent miscues to produce 4 unearned runs and added one earned run to beat the Railroaders (4-2) at home in Fulton.

     Both teams struggled to score until the top of the 5th inning when the Bombers finally broke broke the ice scoring 2 runs as Alex Ralph (1-for-3) and Ryan Keck (4-for-4) both singled then advanced to score on 2 Railroader errors.

     The 2-0 Bomber led remained in place until the 9th inning as Dubois put up 3 more scores off a third Railroader error and RBI singles from both Ryan Keck and Nick Gobert (1-for-5).

     The Railroaders finally woke up in the bottom half of the 9th. With one out, Carlos Williams reached on a Bomber error and Tyler Hilton doubled to put two men on base. Brad Baldwin followed with a 2 RBI single.  A Clay Reece single put a second runner on base.  Then Kipp Moore (2-for-4) and Kyle Uhrich (4-for -5) both singled for a RBI each to close within a run of the Dubois 5-4 led. The comeback effort finally failed with a strikeout and ground ball force out at second with the bases loaded.

     The Bombers held the Railroaders scoreless through 8 innings with superb pitching. Starter and winner Ryan Dill threw for 5 innings allowing 3 hits and 2 walks and had 7 strikeouts. Reliever Nicholas Scheller pitched for the next 3 innings giving up 3 hits, a walk and struck out 2 batters. Derek Flaugher started the 9th but fell victim to the Railroader rally giving up giving up 4 hits and 4 runs (3 earned) for only a 1/3 inning of work.  Bomber closer Kyle Ward was called in to get the final 2 outs earned a save for the effort.

     Fulton also had a strong pitcher performance from Charlie Hecht who stayed on the mound for 7 innings.  Hecht gave up 4 hits, one walk, had 6 strikeouts but was tagged for 2 unearned runs and takes the loss.  Logan Parret pitched for 1 1/3 innings, 3 hits, 3 runs (one earned), no walks and 3 strikeouts.  Kyle Ward finished the final 2/3 innings with a strikeout and one hit.

     The Bombers working on a 4 game winning streak are tied up with Railroaders in second place in the standings.  Both teams are a half game behind the Oilers (4-1) who beat the Hoppers (1-4). Box Scores Click Here.


June 3, 2015

 

Dubois County Bombers 10, Owensboro Oilers 1. (From Dubois County)  The Dubois County Bombers rode an 8-run third inning outburst in rolling to their 3rd consecutive win, downing the league-leading Owensboro Oilers.
     The Bombers sent 12 batters to the plate in the third. Six Bomber hits, four Oiler errors, and a walk fueled the rally that saw every Dubois County batter either score or collect an RBI in the inning. After the first three reached, five consecutive hitters came to the plate with the bases loaded and nobody out. All five at-bats produced a run one way or another.
     Dubois County had jumped to a 2-0 advantage in the first inning. Noah Sadler walked. Jacob Snodgrass followed with a single. Nick Gobert then lined out to the second baseman who threw the ball away trying to double up Snodgrass. Sadler scored. Snodgrass came home later on a Nick Barrientos sacrifice fly. 
     Then came the decisive third inning. The first ten Bomber batters all reached base safely via hit, walk, or error. By the time the dust had cleared, Dubois County had a 10-0 lead. It was never threatened.
     Willy Poe got his first start of the year for the Bombers. Poe had strictly pitched out of the bullpen during the college season for Bellarmine. Nevertheless, Poe tossed five strong innings, holding the previously unbeaten Oilers scoreless on five hits. 
     Owensboro threatened in the fifth, loading the bases before Alfredo Bohorquez ground out to Thomas Rea at second. Poe then turned it over to the bullpen.
     Jay Prior and Hunter Spencer pitched the final four innings, allowing only one run on three hits. Not one Bomber hurler allowed a walk all night.
     Jacob Snodgrass and Devyn Newberry each had two hits for the Bombers. Greg Jones doubled.
     Jake Wilson doubled and scored Owensboro’s only run.
     Poe (1-0) gets credit for the win. Oilers starter Andrew Lyles is charged with the loss.
     Owensboro drops to 3-1 and falls to second place in the OVL. They are now a half-game behind the league-leading Railroaders. Dubois County is another half-game back, in third, at 3-2. Owensboro will be home against Hopkinsville tonight, while the Bombers travel to Fulton. 
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Fulton Railroaders 3, Madisonville Miners 2 in 11 innings. (From Fulton)  The home team Railroaders (4-1) fought hard to win and overcome a determined Miners (0-4) team hungry for their first victory.  

     For Madisonville it was a second straight night of extra play going past nine innings tied at 2-2, this time with the Railroaders.  In the bottom of the 11th inning, pinch hitter John Anderson led off with a walk followed by a strikeout and caught fly. Clay Reece then singled with 2 outs and advanced to second on a wild pitch along with Anderson moving to third.  The Miners intentionally walked Kipp Moore to load the bases.  Kyle Uhrich (2-for-6) got the game winning RBI with a singled down the third base line off the third baseman's glove.

     Fulton took the first and early 1-0 led in the first inning from Uhrich's first a RBI single, driving in Brad Baldwin (1-for-4) who led off with a walk and was advanced with a sacrifice bunt by Clay Reece (1-for-4). 

     Madisonville tied the game in the third at 1-1 after Logan Hopple (3-for-4) singled, reached third on a batted ball and wild pitch, then scored on a ground out. The Miners took a short lived 2-1 led in the fourth when Cory Finkler (2-for-5) singled and advanced to third on another hit, then scored on a sacrifice fly by Tyler Greiner (1-for-4).  

     Fulton answered in the bottom of the fourth inning with a led off solo homerun by Clayton Conner (1-for-5) that tied the game at 2-2 until the eleventh inning. 

     Kyle Ward (2-0) is the pitcher of record and takes his second win in relief getting the final Miner out with the game tied.  Fulton starter Dillon Symon pitched 7 innings giving 6 hits, 2 earned runs, a walk and had 5 strikeouts. Trey Tigart threw for 3 2/3 innings allowing 3 hits, no runs, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.

     The Miners' starter Drew Mullinax went 3 1/3 innings followed by Jesse Ellefson for 3 2/3 innings of work.  Blaine Alvery finished the final 3 2/3 and takes the loss.  The three pitchers combined to give up 8 hits, 3 earned runs, 7 walks, and issued 10 strikeouts total.

     Defensively both teams turned one double play each.  The Railroaders were error free and the Miners committed two on the evening.

     The Railroaders remain home on Thursday to host the Bombers.  The Miners will regroup on Thursday with a day off and take on the Bombers on Friday at home in Madisonville. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Rainout Madisonville Miners @ Owensboro Oilers rescheduled. The rained out game for Miners at Oilers from June 1 has been reschedule for Saturday, June 6. The game will be part of a doubleheader with the first game start at 5 p.m. CT with both games seven innings each.


June 2, 2015

 

Owensboro Oilers 6, Fulton Railroaders 5. (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers topped the visiting Fultor Railroaders on Tuesday night, winning in walk-off fashion by the final score of 6 to 5.
     Fulton scored first with two runs in the top of the 2nd inning/ Kyle Uhrich led off with a single. Tyler Hilton followed with a single. Drew Greenwood reached on a fielder's choice that put Hilton out, but advanced Uhrich. An RBI single from Clay Reece drove in Uhrich. Greenwood scored on an RBI sacrifice fly by Carlos Williams. The Railroaders added two more runs in the top of the 3rd inning. Brad Baldwin led off with a single, then advanced to second base on a wild pitch. A sacrifice fly moved Baldwin to third base. Uhrich followed with a 2-RBI home run to left field, scoring Baldwin and himself, and making it 4-0 in Fulton's favor. The Railroaders added one more run in the top of the 4th inning. Reece led off the inning hit by a pitch, he advanced to second base on a wild pitch. Lucas Eliason walked. Reece and Eliason moved up one base on another wild pitch. Williams reached on a fielder's choice used to put Reece out at the plate, taking second on the throw. Griffin Neuer walked. Eliason scored on a RBI groundout from Baldwin. Moving to the home half of the 4th inning Owensboro trailed 5 to 0.
     The Oilers collected their first two hits of the game in the bottom of the 4th inning, and broke into the scoring with three runs in the bottom of the 6th inning. Austin Bartle reached first base after a dropped third strike. Tyler Tichenor reached on a fielder's choice that put Bartle out. Tichenor stole second base. Alfredo Bohorques RBI doubled to plate Tichenor. Ty Broady followed with a single and Bohorques held at third base. Riley Benner pushed Borhorques across with an RBI groundout. Aaron King singled, A two-base error brought Broady home while sending King to third base. At the end of six complete innings the home deficit was just 5 to 3.
     Owensboro got three runs to win the game in the bottom of the 9th inning. Mark VanDenlangerberg led off with a single, Conner McHugh doubled, putting VanDenlangerberg at third base. Bartle walked to load the bases, Tichenor again reached on a fielder's choice that put Bartle out, but collected an RBI for VanDenlangerberg scoring while McHugh moved to third base. Tichenor stole second base, then a wild pitch brought McHugh in as the tying run and put Tichenor on third base. Bohorques was hit by a pitch, then advances to second base. Ty Broady was intentionally walked to set up a play-at-the plate double play scenario. Benner RBI singled through the heart of a drawn in infield to plate Tichenor and win the game.
     Conner McHugh was the pitcher of record for short relief work done in the top of the 9th inning, and he collects the comeback win. Justin Hayden faced Tichenor through Benner in the bottom of the 9th with Tichenor scoring the winning run so Hayden takes the Fulton loss.  
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Hopkinsville Hoppers 4, Madisonville Miners 2 in 18 innings. (From Madisonville)  The Madisonville Miners (0-3) and the Hoptown Hoppers (1-3) hooked up at Elmer Kelley Stadium on Tuesday night, and neither team simply wanted to let go. Eighteen innings later, the Hoppers won the longest game in the history of the Ohio Valley Summer Collegiate Baseball League by the final score of 4-2.
     Hoptown got the scoring underway in the top of the 3rd inning, scoring two runs off Madisonville starting pitcher Cameron Smith. Hopper second baseman Chris Jones singled after a leadoff ground out by Jimmy Cubillos. Jones then moved to third on a single by the next batter, John Davis, and scored on a delayed steal after Davis stole second base. Ernie de la Trinidad followed with a single, and advanced to second base on a Miner error that also allowed Davis to score.
     Madisonville answered with one run in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Addison Rospert ripped a one-out triple and scored on an RBI-single by Jacob Csizmadia.
     The Miners tied the ballgame at 2-2 in the bottom of the 4th after Andrew Tanous reached base on an error and later scored on a ground ball by Matt Walsh.
     Neither team could muster another run over the next fourteen innings. The Hoppers finally broke the deadlock in the top of the 18th inning, scoring two runs and taking a 4-2. The inning started with Cubillos drawing a leadoff walk from Miner reliever Colin Hudson. Cubillos then scored on a single by de la Trinidad, who promptly scored on a single by Cody Duncan.
     Madisonville loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom half of the 18th inning, but pinch hitter J.A. Harville ended the game by lining out hard to Duncan, the Hopper shortstop.
     Madisonville pounded out ten hits, but stranded sixteen runners on the base paths. Addison Rospert went 1-for6, Jacob Csizmadia went 2-for-7 with an RBI, Nolan Ramsey went 2-for-5, Matt Walsh went 2-for-6 with an RBI, and Wesley Birchmeier went 1-for-8. Pinch hitters Tyler Greiner and Conner Moss each went 1-for-1 late in the ballgame. Madisonville committed three errors on the night.
     The Hoppers had eleven hits and stranded eight baserunners. Ernie de la Trinidad led the way at the plate, batting 5-for-8 with an RBI and one run scored. Cody Duncan went 2-for-8 with an RBI. Hopper catcher Will Olson went 1-for-7, Chris Jones went 2-for-7 with one run scored, and John Davis went 1-for-7 with one run scored. The Hoppers committed seven errors.
     Hopper starter Brady Walsh pitched nine complete innings, giving up four hits, two runs (one earned), walking one, and striking out three Miners. Jordan Martiin pitched two scoreless innings, walking one. Will Bishop took over from there, pitching 7 shutout innings. Bishop walked five and struck out five Miners. Bishop picked up the Win.
     Cameron Smith got the start for Madisonville and pitched four complete innings. Smith gave up five hits, two runs (one earned), and struck out one. Smith gave way to Nicholas Purpera, who pitched four scoreless innings while scattering two hits and striking out two Hoppers. Kyle Vedrode followed, pitching three scoreless innings. Vedrode gave up one hit and struck out four Hoppers. Yancey Pritchett took the mound and pitched one inning, walking one and striking out one. Colin Hudson relieved Pritchett and pitched five and two-thirds innings. Hudson gave up two runs (both earned) on two hits, two walks, and three strikeouts. Cory Finkler wrapped things up on the mound for the Miners, allowing one hit in one-third inning of work. Hudson took the Loss for the Miners..  
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June 1, 2015

 

Dubois County Bombers 7, Hopkinsville Hoppers 6. (From Dubois County) The promotion of the night was More For Your Money Monday. That was supposed to apply to the ticket and concession prices. The Dubois County Bombers and Hopkinsville Hoppers players decided to give the fans a little extra entertainment as well.
     On three different occasions, the Bombers took a one or two-run advantage only to see the visitors regroup and tie the game again. Errant throws were the theme for the day.
     The Bombers scored three in the 4th inning to take their initial lead at 3-1. Singles by Drake McNamara and Devin Newberry mixed with a pair of walks and a Hopper error advanced the Bombers cause.
     Hoptown RBI singles by Zac Sanders and Ernie de la Trinidad combined with a hit batter tied it back up at 3 in the 5th. 
     Mark Giesler’s pinch-hit 2-out RBI double in the 7th restored the home lead at 4-3, only to see the Hoppers retie the contest again in the 8th on a bases-loaded walk.
     The Hopkinsville defense had a pair of miscues in the bottom of the 8th, contributing to two Bomber runs. Going to the 9th, Dubois County led 6-4. 
     To that point, the Bombers had played a much cleaner game in the field. They had committed no errors through the first eight innings compared to four by the visitors. That would change in the final inning.
     Hopkinsville set the table with a one-out double by leadoff hitter Ernie de la Trinidad. Chris Jones reached first when strike three evaded Bomber backstop Brady Pfaadt. Two infield errors later, the game was tied once again.
     Pfaadt quickly made up for his miscue. He earned a walk to lead off the Bomber bottom of the ninth. Christian Meyers, the Hopper pitcher threw wide at first on a pickoff attempt allowing Pfaadt to advance to second. Morgan DePew sacrificed him to third. 
     Then Drake McNamara stroked the first ball he saw back up the middle for the game-winner. Bombers win, 7-6. 
     McNamara had three hits for the Bombers. Devyn Newberry added two. Turner and de la Trinidad had two each for the Hoppers.
     Derek Flaugher earned the win in relief. Christian Meyers took the loss.
     Bomber starter Zach Freeman struck out five in six innings of work. He limited Hopkinsville to 3 runs on four hits and a walk.
     All told, the game featured 11 walks, 7 errors, 4 hit batsmen, 3 wild pitches, a passed ball, a dugout-clearing shouting match, an ejection, and a game-winning RBI in the bottom of the ninth. What more can you ask for on More For Your Money Monday? 
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Madisonville Miners @ Owensboro Oilers-PPD Rain. This game has been postponed due to weather, rescheduling is TBA.


May 31, 2015

 

Fulton Railroaders 7, Hopkinsville Hoppers 4. (From Hopkinsville) The Fulton Railroaders held off a Hoptown Hoppers rally, scoring two runs in the seventh inning and two in the ninth to maintain the 7-4 win Sunday night.
     Fulton (3-0) led 3-1 in the middle of the fifth inning, but Hoptown (0-2) scored two runs in the bottom half of the fame to tie the game at 3-3.
     The Railroaders opened the scoring in the first inning when Brad Baldwin led off with a single and went to third when John Anderson reached on an error. Baldwin scored on a Kipp Moore single to give Fulton an early 1-0 lead.
     Hoptown responded in the bottom half of the inning when Ernie de la Trinidad led off with a single, stole second, stole third and scored on a sacrifice fly by Kyle Hubbuch to even the score at 1-1.
     Fulton struck again in the top of the third when Moore led off with a single and scored on a Kyle Uhrich double to put the Railroaders ahead 2-1. In the top of the fifth, Fulton extended its lead when Moore led off with a single, stole second and scored on a Tyler Hilton single to push the lead to 3-1.
     The Hoppers tied the score in the bottom of the sixth when Hubbuch was hit by a pitch and Trent Turner was hit by a pitch. Will Olson reached on a fielder's choice, and Hubbuch scored on an error. Matt Dunlevy singled in Turner to tie the game at 3-3.
     The Railroaders responded in the top of the seventh when Uhrich drew a two-out walk and went to second on a balk. Hilton singled in Uhrich and went to second on the throw, then scored on a Clayton Connor single to put Fulton ahead 5-3.
     The team added two insurance runs in the ninth when Carlos Williams popped a two-out single and stole second. Colton Aldridge walked, then Drew Greenwood singled in Williams. Aldridge scored on a fielding error to give Fulton a 7-3 lead.
     Hoptown added a run in the ninth when de la Trinidad walked, went to third when Cody Duncan reached on an error and scored on a groundout to end the scoring.
     Justin Hayden (1-0) got the win in relief, allowing no runs on two hits in 1 2/3 innings. Eddie Mathis started for Fulton, allowing three runs on five hits, striking out five and walking none in 5 1/3 innings. Chandler Amason and Kyle Estand each pitched an inning each to finish the last two innings for Fulton, allowing one unearned run on no hits, striking out two and walking one.
     Christian Myers (0-1) took the loss in relief, allowing two runs on three hits and walking one in one inning. Bryan Cruse started for the Hoppers, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits, striking out five and walking one in six innings. Will Bishop came on in the eighth, allowing one hit, striking out one and walking one in one inning. Adam Ness started the ninth inning, allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit and walking one in two-thirds of an inning, and Jordan Martin closed out the game, allowing one hit in one-third of an inning.
     Moore led Fulton at the plate with a 3-for-4 night with two runs scored and a run batted in. Hilton went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run, Williams went 2-for-5 with a run and Greenwood went 2-for-5 with an RBI. Uhrich had a double for the Railroaders.
     Hoptown was paced by Dunlevy, who went 2-for-3 with an RBI. de la Trinidad scored twice for the Hoppers, while Hubbuch had two RBIs. 
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Dubois County Bombers 8, Madisonville Miners 1. (From Madisonville) The Dubois County Bombers (1-2) spoiled the home opener for Madisonville Miners (0-2) on Sunday night, 8-1. The Bombers scored three runs in the top of the top of the 1st to take an early lead. Madisonville answered with one run in the bottom of the 2nd, but the Bombers responded with one run in the top of the 3rd inning to make the score 4-1. Dubois County added one run in the 5th and three more in the 7th to extend the lead out to the final margin of 8-1.
     The Bombers were led at the plate by Nick Gobert, who went 2-for-2 and scored four runs. Alex Ralph went 3-for-4 with two RBI, Drake McNamara went 1-for-4 with two RBI, and Cody Krumlauf got an RBI. Alex Snodgrass went 1-for-3 and scored two runs, with Ryan Keck and Morgan DePew each scoring a run each. Dubois County was assisted offensively by four Madisonville errors.
     Cory Finkler scored Madisonville’s only run of the ballgame on a sacrifice fly from Tyler Greiner in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Carlton Peppers went 2-for-4, with Nolan Ramsey and Shane Connahan each batting 1-for-3.
     Bomber starting pitcher Devin Williams got the Win for Dubois County. Williams scattered four hits over eight complete innings, giving up one earned run, walking four Miners, and striking out five. Nicholas Scheller pitched a perfect 9th inning to close out the game for the Bombers.
     Starting pitcher Colton Nussel took the Loss for Madisonville, allowing four runs (one earned) on five hits in three innings of work. Blaine Alvey pitched three innings in relief, allowing one unearned run on two hits, a walk, and a strikeout. Alvey gave way to Mathias Brewers, who pitched just one-third of an inning. Brewers gave up three runs (all earned) on one hit, three walks, and one strikeout. Nicholas Purpera completed the seventh inning for Brewers, walking one batter and striking one. Kyle Vedrode pitched the final two innings for Madisonville, giving up one hit and striking out four.
     Madisonville will try to get into the win column on Monday night in Owensboro against the Oilers (2-0)
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May 30, 2015

 

Fulton Railroaders 9, Dubois County Bombers 3. (From Dubois County) The Fulton Railroaders stormed into Huntingburg’s League Stadium last night, and spoiled the Bombers’ home opener by a score of 9-3. 
     Fulton starting pitcher Lee Haeberle scattered 3 hits in 7 innings of work before departing with a 5-1 lead. 
     The Railroaders opened the scoring in the 3rd. Hits by Colton Aldridge, Brad Baldwin, and John Anderson were interspersed with a pair of Bomber errors and two hit batters to produce 4 runs off of Bombers starter Lucas Barnett.
     Kyle Uhrich led off the seventh inning for Fulton with a double. He later came in to score on a sacrifice fly by Clayton Connor. 
     Dubois County cut the lead to 5-1 in the bottom of the 7th. Devin Newberry singled in Jacob Snodgrass who had walked and stolen second base.
     Brad Baldwin tripled in the eighth and came home on a single by Kipp Moore to return the Fulton advantage to five at 6-1.
     Mark Giesler manufactured a run for the home team in the bottom of the 8th. He struck out, went to first on the strike three passed ball, and advanced on to second off of an errant throw into his back by the Railroaders catcher. One batter later, Noah Sadler doubled to bring Giesler in.
     Fulton added three in the ninth when Bomber reliever Derek Flaugher had difficulty locating the strike zone, walking four.
     Dubois County scored for the third consecutive inning in the bottom of the ninth when Jacob Snodgrass singled, stole a base, and came in on Nick Gobert’s RBI single.
     Baldwin had three hits for Fulton. Connor, Anderson, and Tyler Hilton added two each.
     Nick Gobert led the Bombers attack with a double and a pair of singles. 
     The game started 38 minutes late due to a driving rain that moved through the area, interrupting batting practice. The storm also had other casualties. The electronic scoreboard was knocked out of commission for the contest. 
     Fortunately, League Stadium still uses an alternate old-style hang-the-numbers-on-the-pegs scoreboard. In addition, WITZ was knocked off the air temporarily as a storm casualty, killing the game broadcast in the 4th inning.
     Nevertheless, 1343 fans came through the turnstiles to usher in the 2015 Bombers season with the Flying Houndz as a featured promotion.
     Haeberle (1-0) gets the win. Barnett (0-1) takes the loss. 
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Owensboro Oilers 9, Hopkinsville Hoppers 8. (From Hopkinsville)  What began as an apparent Owensboro rout became much more of a game, as homestanding Hoptown overcame a 5-0 deficit to take a late 8-5 lead, but the Oilers made the last statement, scoring four runs in the eighth inning to gain the 9-8 win Saturday.
     With storm clouds looming overhead, the Oilers (2-0) stormed through the first inning, scoring three runs when Alfredo Bohorques hit a one-out single and stole second. Ty Broady walked and both runners advanced on a wild pitch. Man VanDenlangenberg singled and went to second on an error, scoring Bohorques, with Broady being thrown out at home. Aaron King singled VanDenlangenberg, moving to second on the throw, and Ben Rhodes singled in King to give the Oilers an early 3-0 lead.
     Owensboro added two runs in the second when Tyler Shewmaker led off with a walk, went to second on a Josh Wetzel bunt and scored on an error during Tyler Tichenor's time at bat, scoring Shewmaker. Wetzel scored on another batter's groundout to put the Oilers up 5-0.
     The Hoppers (0-1) got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the second when Hunter Losekamp led off with a triple and scored on a groundout to make the score 5-1.
     Hoptown scored again in the fourth inning when Chris Jones reached on a fielder's choice, went to second on a Cody Duncan single and scored on a single by Jimmy Cubillos to further trim the Oilers' lead to 5-2.
     Owensboro then pulled starter Ivey Starling for Jacob Watkins to start the fifth inning, and the Hoppers took advantage. Ernie de la Trinidad led off by reaching on an error, and went to third when Kyle Hubbuch reached on an error. Will Olson walked to load the bases and Trent Turner bashed a three-run double to knot the score at 5-5.
     The Hoppers had another three-run inning in the seventh, when Olson hit a one-out single and went to second on a wild pitch. Turner walked and both runners stole a base. Losekamp was intentionally walked to load the bases and Jones hit a two-run single, scoring Olson and Turner. Duncan walked, and de la Trinidad hit a lazy-roller infield single to first to score Losekamp to put Hoptown ahead 8-5.
     Owensboro took the game in the eighth inning when King reached on an error and Austin Bartle drew a one-out walk. Shewmaker then walked to load the bases and Damon Davis came in to pinch-run for him. Pinch-hitter Connor McHugh reached on a failed fielder's choice, scoring King and Bartle scored when Tichenor grounded out. Bohorques then stepped up and slapped a two-out, two-run single to plate Davis and McHugh, giving the Oilers the 9-8 win.
     Owensboro was led by Bohorques, King and Wetzel, who had two hits each. King also scored twice, while Bohorques and Tichenor each had two runs batted in. 
     Hoptown was paced by Losekamp, who went 2-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored. Jones had three RBIs for the Hoppers, and Turner had a double.
     On the mound, Jake Wilson (1-0) was the last of six Oilers pitchers and got the win, allowing no runs on no hits in two innings, striking out two and walking three. Starling started the game, allowing two runs on four hits, striking out four and walking one in four innings. Watkins came on in the fifth, allowing three runs (one earned) on one hit, striking out one and walking one in one inning. Charlie Dishman came on in the sixth, striking out two and walking one in an inning of work, and Andrew Lyles started the seventh, allowing two runs on one hit and walking one in one-third of an inning. Chase Randolph finished the seventh inning, allowing one run on two hits and walking two in two-thirds of an inning.
     For Hoptown, Jordan Martin (0-1) took the loss in relief, allowing four runs (one earned) on no hits, walking two in two-thirds of an inning. Parker Cash started for the Hoppers, allowing five runs (three earned) on seven hits, striking out three and walking three in six innings. Will Bishop pitched the seventh inning before being relieved by Martin. Jordan Reynolds pitched the end of the eighth inning and the ninth, allowing one hit in 1 1/3 innings of work.
     The game had a 23-minute rain delay after the second Hoppers batter in the bottom of the first inning.
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May 29, 2015

 

Owensboro Oilers 6, Dubois County Bombers 1.  (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers won their opening game of the 2015 season Friday night over the visiting DuBois County Bombers. The final score was 6 to 1 for the home team. 
     The Oilers scored first with two runs in the bottom of the 5th inning. Ben Rhodes led off with a walk. A two-out walk to Conner McHugh advanced Rhodes to second base. Rhodes stole third base. Austin Bartle reached on an errant throw that allowed both Rhodes and McHugh to cross home plate. Owensboro pushed the lead to 5-0 with three runs in the 7th inning. With one out, Aaron King singled, and both Mchugh and Bartle walked to load the bases. Tyler Tichenor drove in all three runners ahead of him with a 3-RBI triple. 
     The Bombers scored their one run in the top of the 8th inning. Nick Barrientos hit a one-out triple and scored when pinch-hitter Alex Ralph followed by reaching on an error.
     The Oilers reclaimed the five run advantage with one run in the bottom of the 8th inning. Rhodes hit a one-out single, then moved to third base as Riley Benner reached on a two-base error. A walk to Aaron King loaded the bases. McHugh reached safely on a RBI fielder's choice that plated Rhodes. Dubois County loaded the bases in the top of the 9th before Oilers reliever Damon Davis induced a two-out pop out to end the game at 6 to 1 for the Owensboro.
     Ryan Flores middle reliever gets the win for Owensboro in relief of starter Bryce Wilz, Chase Randolph and Davis contribute on the mound as well. DuBois County starter. Zachary Aring takes the loss.. 
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Fulton Railroaders 16, Madisonville Miners 6.  (From Fulton) The Fulton Railroaders (1-0) opened their season at home with a victory over the Madisonville Miners (0-1). The Railroaders put up their 16 runs off of 12 hits, 10 walks, 4 hit batters and 4 Miner errors. Fulton scored 9 runs in the first inning sending 13 men to the plate causing Madisonville to use two pitchers to get out of the inning.

     Madisonville led early scoring 2 runs in the top of first inning before the Railroaders answered to out pace the Miners. The Railroaders added a single score in the third before the Miners gained some momentum in the forth inning putting up 3 runs to cut Fulton's lead in half. The Railroaders added another 2 runs in the sixth and topped off with 4 more in the eighth. The Miners managed their final run in the seventh inning.

     For Fulton: Kipp Moore was 2-for-3 with 2 doubles, 2 scores and a run batted in; Brad Baldwin went 4-for-6, 4 scores and 2 RBI; Griffin Neuer was 3-for-4, 2 scores and 3 RBI; and John Anderson went 2-for-4 with one run batted in.

     For Madisonville: Brooks Benson was 3-for-5 with 2 RBI and a double; Wesley Birchmeier went 2-for-4 with a double and a run batted in; and Nolan Ramsey was 2-for-4 and 2 scores.

     The win for Fulton goes to Kyle Ward (1-0) pitching for 3 2/3 innings in relief of starter Charlie Hecht who went only 3 1/3 innings. Ward gave up 2 hits and one earned run, striking out 2 and giving a walk. Kyle Estand finished the final 2 innings for the Railroaders. The three pitchers combined to allow 11 hits, 6 runs (one earned), 7 strikeouts and 2 walks.

     Taking the loss for Madisonville was J.A. Harville (0-1) who struggled in the first inning 4 walking batters and hitting another.  Harville allowed only one hit but was tagged for 6 runs scored (3 earned) and was unable to get an out.  Colin Hudson pitched in relief for 2 3/3 innings, followed by Jesse Ellefson and Yancey Pritchet for 2 1/3 innings each, with Austin Lukaschewski finishing the final 2/3 innings.  

     Both teams combined for 10 errors, with Fulton having 6 and Madisonville 4. Each team turned one double play. The most notable defensive plays came from Miners' right fielder Nolan Ramsey who made a driving catch of a line drive, a wall jumping catch, and a throw to third base to gun down a runner. Box Scores Click Here.


December 29, 2014

 

Bombers GM Joe Mundy passes away.  The Ohio Valley League has been informed that the Dubois County Bombers' general manager Joe Mundy passed away yesterday, December 28, from heart and diabetes complications.  The OVL sends condolences to Joe's family and friends for their loss.  His contributions have benefited the league greatly and he will be missed by all.


September 18, 2014

 

New OVL President elected.  The Ohio Valley League has chosen one of its original members to lead the wooden bat baseball circuit into the future. Cubb Stokes, a part-owner and past general manager of the Fulton Railroaders, was elected president of the OVL at its annual meeting in Eddyville (Ky.) recently.
     Stokes was involved in the rebirth of the KIT League in 2004 and when the league played its first games in 2005. He was part of a group that bought the Fulton franchise in July of 2005 and was the Railroaders’ general manager for four years (2009-12).
     He has continued to help with player recruitment for the Fulton franchise, which is a charter member of the OVL, born three seasons ago.  Stokes will replace Marion’s Gordon Guess, who will remain active in league affairs as special assistant to the president. Steve Fowler will continue in his role of director of league development.
     Charlie Pierce (Owensboro) was selected vice president, Tricia Noel (Madisonville) secretary and Mike Smith (Fulton) as the league’s treasurer. 
     Stokes said the league’s main purpose would continue to be player skills development with an emphasis on character of the group’s players and coaches as they pursue their dreams of advancing in baseball.
“With the current and future owners, we are dedicated to making the OVL one of the premier summer collegiate wooden bat leagues in the United States,” the new league president said. “We have come along way since a cold rainy February day meeting at the Fulton fire station. Several baseball enthusiasts had a dream that day and 11 years later it is still thriving.
     “We have had towns come and go but, in the end, we are still providing good competitive baseball at a very low cost to the citizens of our towns and surrounding areas. Life-long friendships have been and are developed each year between the players and fans. It also shows the young local Little Leaguers, as well as the older boys who dream of being a major leaguer someday, what they need to do to reach our level.”
     The OVL is currently comprised of five teams — Fulton, Madisonville, Hopkinsville, Owensboro and Dubois County (Ind.). League officials hope to add a sixth team for the 2015 season and two more for the following season before growing to a 10-team circuit by 2017.
     Stokes’ passion for baseball runs deep — from growing up as a kid in Hickman with big-league dreams — to earning a full scholarship at the University of Tennessee. He played three summers in the Valley League, one of the four premier summer collegiate leagues in the early 1970s, and was drafted in the eighth round of Major League Baseball’s amateur draft by the Philadelphia Phillies organization in 1975.
     He lauded widespread support of the OVL, which has made the product successful, especially mentioning fans, sponsors, season ticket holders and host families as those critical to the league’s popularity.
     “Whether you have a franchise in Fulton (smallest population) or in Owensboro (largest population), you cannot survive without great support from the local fans and surrounding communities, counties and even states,” he said.  “And any size community can become part of the league as long as they have the dedication and passion for baseball that our current owners exhibit.”
     To play in the OVL, one must be a member of a college (any division or level) baseball roster and have eligibility left with that team. The age restriction is 18-23. 
     For further information contact Cubb Stokes at 270-627-4040 or email cubbstokes@hotmail.com.

 

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