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Regular Season

FINAL 2016 SEASON STANDINGS

Team W L % GB STK

Hopkinsville

33 9 .786 - 2L

Madisonville

26 14 .650 6 1L

Dubois Co.

26 15 .634 6.5 1W

Owensboro

21 16 .568 9.5 1W

Fulton

16 26 .381 17 3W

Paducah

14 26 .350 18 1W

Muhlenberg

4 34 .105 27 17L



Post Season Playoffs canceled. Due to the weather, both of the final Round 2 games have been canceled. Additionally the OVL has canceled the remaining playoff games and the 2016 season has concluded. The Regular season championship stands with the Hopkinsville Hoppers with a 33-9 record (1-1 in post season play).

 


 

2016 Ohio Valley League Season Leaders. The final games of the 2016 regular season are completed. The Individuals below are players who qualified in the 42 game schedule and led the league in the regular season in ten OVL selected Titles.  Congratulations to those players who were the best in 2016 and thanks to all the players for a another great season of baseball. 

 

Offensive

Best Batting Average

Andrew Gross

.442

Hoppers

Most Home Runs

Andrew Gross

22

Hoppers

Most Runs Batted In

Andrew Gross

77

Hoppers

Most Hits

Andrew Gross

61

Hoppers

Most Stolen Bases

Nick Lugo

19

Oilers

Pitching

Most Games Won Brandon Dusenberry 6 Miners
  Chase Maddux 6 Hoppers
Best W/L Percentage Brad Gallisatus (4-0) 100% Hoppers
  Seth Oliver(4-0) 100% Hoppers
  Adam Schmitt (4-0) 100% Oilers
Best ERA Renton Poole 0.74 Bombers
Most Strike Outs Renton Poole 57 Bombers
Most Saves Gavin Alvarez 7 Hoppers

Qualifying factors: batters 113+ PA and pitchers 33.67+ innings pitched.

 Stolen Bases and Saves were exempt from qualifying factors.

 

Final comments from OVL President. WOW! What a season we have had in 2016! Yes, and of course what an ending we have had! We have a new regular season Champion in the Hopkinsville Hoppers and we have a new Post Season Playoff Champion, “Mother Nature”! This season saw many records fall, friendships made, a former big leaguer manage and had a son of a Hall of Famer play for the Hoppers. The Hall of Famer even threw batting practice one day to the team. What an experience for those young men! Our league is strong and doing well.

I want to thank all of the team owners and each of their players and coaches for not giving up and fighting until the final rain drop! We just ran out of time due to Mother Nature and commitments made by many that the final game would be no later than July 31. With the rainouts tonight and the forecast for tomorrow, I made the decision to end the playoffs for this season. It has certainly been a challenging season with record amounts of rain throughout the league. Most teams were able to get in a full 42 game schedule and some were not. However, the games that were not played did not factor into the final standings.

I want to thank all of the workers behind the scene. The scorekeepers, PA announcers, radio announcers, concession stand workers, grounds crew, ticket takers, ushers/Peaches, video personnel, bat boys/girls, statisticians, host families and all others that make it possible to provide quality baseball to our local region and to the nation via the internet.

I want to thank all of the umpires. They did a tremendous job this year in making each game go smoothly and without any serious incidents. I think the league made a great decision in playing by NCAA rules this year instead of MLB rules that we have played by for years. This allowed the umpires and players to know what was expected of them since they were the same rules that they called and played by during the spring college season.

A big thanks goes out to all of the fans, sponsors and advertisers. Without each of you, we would not be able to have an Ohio Valley League! Whether your team was winning or losing, you were always there to give your full support.

How could I close without thanking all of the coaches across the nation that sent us their players for us to assist in developing them into better players and young men. Also, thank you to mom, dad and family members! For some, it is the first time that their son/relative has been away from them in the summer and they are sending them hundreds of miles away to an unfamiliar town to play baseball. It also gave them a new place to vacation and get some fine Southern Hospitality!

 

Finally, I would like to thank our two new teams in the league this year, the Paducah Chiefs and the Muhlenberg County Stallions. They were great additions to our league and brought in a new group of fans and exposure to the nation for our league. I know that they are already planning for a great 2017 season. Their owners and teams did a fantastic job in their first season.

I want to leave you with one last comment. Please remember that baseball is just a game and we owe it to all of you and the players to provide the best possible environment to participate in and to build lasting memories for a life time.

Respectfully yours for better baseball,

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


  


July 28, 2016 - Playoff Round 2, Game 1 - Best of Three Series

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 5, Owensboro Oilers 2. In 7 innings. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers lost game 2 of the second round playoff series with the Hopkinsville Hoppers. This game was also abridged by rain -- called complete at 5 to 2 in favor of the visitors after seven complete innings.

The Oilers scored first. In the bottom of the 3rd inning with one away Joe Silva reached on fielder's choice that put a lead runner out at second base. Silva took second base himself on a concurrent throwing error. Next, Seth Woodard hit a massive 2-RBI home run over the high center field wall. Owensboro led 2 to 0 going to the 4th inning.

The Hoppers answered with two runs in the top of the 4th inning to tie the game. Matt Crowder singled. Andrew Gross walked. Both runners were moved ahead one base by a sacrifice bunt. Chase Schmittou reached on RBI fielder's choice scoring Crowder and moving Gross up a base. Chris Smutny followed with an RBI sacrifice fly to plate Gross.

Hopkinsville took the lead with one run in the top of the 5th inning. Brian Chilton led off with a single. One out later, a walk moved Chilton to second base. He was singled over to third base and scored on a RBI fielder's choice by Grant Robbins. The Hoppers extended the lead with two runs in the top of the 6th inning. Smutny opened with a double. Hunter Holland followed with an RBI single, moving to second base on the throw to home plate. One out later, Holland was singled over to third. Holland scored as a RBI fielder's choice by Allonte Wingate did not become the double play the Oilers hoped to turn. After six at-bats Hopkinsville led 5 to 2.

An Owensboro attempted rally in the bottom of 7th -- with rain quickly closing the weather window -- ended when with two on and one out. Holland made a diving catch in left field on a ball stung by Bryce Windham, and threw it back to double off the runner trying to return to second base.

Then down came the rain and washed the baseball out with the final as it was at the end of seven complete innings: Hoppers 5 to Oilers 2.

The winning pitcher was Hopkinsville starter Chase Maddux. Credit a save to Hopkinsville reliever Chance Carner.

The losing pitcher was Owensboro starter Adam Schmitt.

The best-of-three series concludes Friday in Hopkinsville, ... weather permitting.

This was the last Oilers home game -- at least for 2016 -- As always thanks to our players, our young men of summer! Thanks to Coach Hamilton, and Coach Robbins. Yes, there's still baseball to play, but thanks comes where it will. Thanks to our fans who either turned out or tuned in to TeamLine this year. Thanks to our regular game crew. Glen Snow, along with his wife and family (GM, host families and gate), John Reed (PA), of course to Charlie Pierce (President, TeamLine broadcaster). Me? I'm Brett Mills (Scorekeeper and Webmaster). Gold fields will be green again one day, and baseball comes around again. C
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Dubois County Bombers @ Madisonville Miners - Cancelled. This game was cancelled due to poor field conditions in Madisonville. The Round 2 best of three series for these two teams has now been changed to a single elimination game on Friday, July 29 at Dubois County. The winner will advance to a final Round 3 Championship game.


July 27, 2016 - Playoff Round 2, Game 1 - Best of Three Series

 

Owensboro Oilers 2, Hopkinsville Hoppers 1. In 5 innings. The game went into a rain delay in the bottom of the 6th inning with the Oilers up 4-1 on the Hoppers. After an hour delay, the game was called complete and the final score reverted to the completed 5th inning score of 2-1. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

 

Dubois County Bombers @ Madisonville Miners - PPD Rained out. This game has been rained out and postponed until Thursday, July 28 in Madisonville. This game has been cancelled, see new playoff schedule above.

 


July 26, 2016

 

Owensboro Oilers 8, Fulton Railroaders 7. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers won their single elimination game hosting the Fulton Railroaders at Apollo High School's Eagle Park for Round 1 of the 2016 OVL playoffs. The Oilers claimed the game 8 to 7, scoring three runs without an out in the bottom of the 9th inning.

Fulton scored first with four runs in the top of the 3rd inning. Andrew Holderman, Jacob Milosch, Alex Phillips, and Chase Slone all crossed the plate on four Railroader hits and a hit batter.

Owensboro answered with five runs to take the lead in the bottom of the 4th inning. Nick Lugo, Seth Woodard, Mitch Wilson, Joe Silva, and Ben Haefner each crossed the plate on three hits, a defensive error, and a hit batter.

The Railroaders pulled even with a run in the top of the 6th inning. With one away, Mason Elliot doubled. He moved to third base on a shallow single by Derek Burns. Zach Bishop brought Elliot in on a RBI ground out. Heading to the bottom of the 6th inning the game was tied.

The score remained deadlocked at 5 to 5 until the top of the 9th inning. With one out, Milosch drew a walk and Phillips hit a two-run home run to extreme right field. The blow gave the Railroaders a 7 to 5 advantage. It also left the Oilers with just three outs to go in 2016.

Haefner led off the bottom of the 9th inning with a walk. Pinch hitter Joe Stucky blooped a single barely into right field. Tanner Kehrer placed a bunt down the third base line with no one covering first base. The bases were loaded. Sam Medina reached on a misplayed slow infield grounder as Haefner scored. Bryce Windham RBI walked, plating Stucky as the tying run. Nick Lugo capped the comeback with a hard ground ball fielded on a dive by the second baseman. The fielder did the only thing he could do in the situation -- he attempted a throw to home plate from his back. Kehrer scored ahead of it, and the Oilers won.

The winning pitcher for Owensboro was reliever Hector Marmal, the pitcher of record when the Oilers took the winning lead.

The losing pitcher for Fulton was Knox Faulkner.

Baseball games measure growth by both how hard it can be to beat you, and the quality of efforts that try to beat you. In both those terms, this game was gigantic. C
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Madisonville Miners 12, Muhlenberg County Stallions 6. ((From Madisonville) The rain stayed away from Elmer Kelley Stadium on Tuesday night, and the Miners and Stallions finally hooked up for the Round One playoff match-up. The Miners committed six errors and gave up six unearned runs in holding off a scrappy Stallion team in a 12-6 victory to advance to the OVL playoff semi-finals.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Both teams were sloppy defensively, with the Miners committing six errors and the Stallions committing four. C
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July 25, 2016 - Playoff Round 1, Single Game elimination

 

Fulton Railroaders @ Owensboro Oilers - Rained Out. The Playoff Round One game between the Railroaders and Oilers in Owensboro has been rained out. The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 26, in Owensboro.

 

Muhlenberg Stallions @ Madisonville Miners - Rained Out. The Playoff Round One game between the Stallions and Miners in Madisonville has been rained out. The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 26, in Madisonville.

 

Playoffs Round 2 pushed ahead to Wednesday. As a result of two of the three Round One games being rained out and rescheduled for Tuesday July 26, the Round Two games have been rescheduled to begin on Wednesday July 27.

 

Dubois County Bombers 7, Paducah Chiefs 5. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers advanced to the semifinals of the Ohio Valley League playoffs with a hard-fought 7-5 victory over the Paducah Chiefs last night at League Stadium in front of 313 fans.

A hallmark of the Coach Andy Lasher’s Bombers team all season has been the depth and balance of its pitching staff. Last night was no exception. However, Dubois County was forced to overcome a recurrent bugaboo – defensive lapses. On this night, the team strengths overcame its challenges.

Dubois County took a 2-0 lead in the third inning off of Paducah starter Brandon Calia. The first of Trey Fulton’s three hits in the game was a double to the left-center gap scoring Zach Barnhart and Connor Echols, who had singled and walked to open the inning respectively.

But the Bomber defense let down starter Caleb Wagner in the fourth inning, allowing the Chiefs to score 5 unearned runs as a result of a series of Bomber miscues. Davis Elliott’s two-RBI single produced the final two runs in the rally.

From that point on, the Bomber defense stabilized and the pitching staff was thoroughly in command. No Chiefs baserunners would advance past second base for the remainder of the night. Wagner pitched the first five innings. All five runs scored against him were unearned. Kyle Matter relieved him, going the next three innings, allowing but one hit. 

Meanwhile, the Bombers chipped away. Fulton started the two-run rally in the fifth with a leadoff single followed by Zack Gray. Buddy Johnson and Mark Geisler extended the string, turning it into four consecutive singles by the home team, cutting the margin to 5-4 in the Chief’s favor after five innings.

In the seventh inning, Fulton and Gray again led off the frame with back-to-back singles. Geisler added another RBI as did Logan Brown to return the lead to the Bombers, 6-5 after seven.

Dubois County added an insurance run in the eighth inning when Michael Rodriguez led off with a walk and came around to score on a Zach Barnhart single, an error, and a wild pitch.

Brian Wichman came out of the Bomber bullpen to close out the contest. Wichman struck out the first two batters he faced, neither of them swinging at strike three. After yielding a single and a walk, Wichman retired Joe Lewis Allen on strikes to end the ballgame.

Matter is credited with the win. Wichman gets the save. Calia takes the loss.

Barnhart, Gray, and Giesler had a pair of hits apiece to support Trey Fulton’s three hits.

Elliott and Ryan Garner had a pair of base hits for the Chiefs. Paducah’s season is now concluded with an overall record of 14-27.

The Bombers will now sit and wait to find out the identity of their OVL semifinal opponent. Both of the other first-round games that were scheduled to be played last night were rained out. What is known is that there will be at least one more home playoff game at League Stadium later this week. Match ups, dates, and sites will be set after the conclusion of the first round of the playoffs. C
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July 24, 2016

 

Today's games cancelled. The two games scheduled for today, Chiefs @ Stallions and Oilers @ Bombers, have been cancelled. The results of these game would not affect the current regular season standings which are now stand complete. The day of rest will help the players get prepare for the Post Season Playoffs games that begin tomorrow, Monday, July 25 with Round One. The first round of the playoffs are single elimination games as shown below. Winners of Round One will advance to Round Two, a best of three series. Congratulations to the Hopkinsville Hoppers as the regular season pennant champions, The Hopper receive a by for the first round in the playoffs. 

 

Post Season Playoff picture. The 2016 Post Season Playoffs will occur as depicted below and are scheduled to begin on July 25th. Round One is single elimination games played at the higher seeds' Home field. Round Two & Three are Best of 3 Series: The first games at the higher seeds' Home field, second games at the lower seeds' Home field, and the third games (if necessary) at the higher seeds' Home field.


July 23, 2016

 

Fulton Railroaders 3, Muhlenberg County Stallions 2. The Railroaders came from behind in the ninth inning to win 3-2 over the Stallions in Muhlenberg. The victory secures Fulton’s 5th place standing and seed for the post-season playoffs. The Railroaders will travel to Owensboro on Monday to face off with the Oilers in Round One of the playoffs. The first round will be a single game elimination with the winning advancing to the Round Two best of three series. 

 

The Stallions have one game remaining in the regular season against the Paducah Chiefs to be played at Muhlenberg County on Sunday. The Stallions will play on Monday in Round One playoff action in Madisonville. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Paducah Chiefs 14, Hopkinsville Hoppers 9. The Chiefs hand Hoptown their second straight loss beating the Hoppers 14-3 in Paducah. The Chiefs travel to Muhlenberg on Sunday to complete their regular season play with the Stallions. The first place Hoppers regular season is now complete with a 33-9 record and get a by for first round in the playoffs. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Miners 9, Dubois County Bombers 3 - game 1. In 7 innings. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers and the Madisonville Miners split a double-header to close out the 2016 regular season. The Miners clinched second place in the final regular season standings, and nailing down the #2 seed for the playoffs.

GAME 1: The Miners secured their playoff position with a late-inning onslaught in game 1, riding a 10-hit attack and a collection of Bomber miscues.

Madisonville took an early lead in the second inning, scoring without benefit of a base hit as Nolan Ramsey walked, moved to second on a wild pitch, advanced on a groundout, and came home on another wild pitch.

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

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

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

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

Starter Jose Fernandez earned the win to improve his season record to 2-1. Matt Munden is charged with the Bomber loss to square his ledger at 3-3. C
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Dubois County Bombers 2, Madisonville Miners 0 - game 1. In 7 innings. (From Dubois County) GAME 2: The Dubois County Bombers salvaged a split of the day’s action and notched their 26th win of the season by downing the Miners 2-0 in the nightcap.

The Bombers scored both runs in the third inning. Barnhart led off with a single and moved to second when Mark Giesler was hit by a pitch. Conner Moroder singled in Barnhart and Logan Brown followed with an sacrifice fly to plate Giesler.

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

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

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

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

The Miners close out the season at 26-14, a half-game ahead of the 26-15 Bombers.

Madisonville will host the 7th-place Muhlenberg County Stallions on Monday in the first round of the OVL playoffs while the Bombers will play host to the Paducah Chiefs. C
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July 22, 2016

 

Fulton Railroaders 22, Hopkinsville Hoppers 14. (From Fulton) Fulton’s final regular season home game and Fan Appreciation Night turned out to be an unforgettable one for both Railroader and Hopper supporters. The teams combined to accomplish 31 hits that included 11 homeruns and 5 doubles, along with punching 33 RBI total. 

The Hoppers jumped to a first inning lead scoring 4 runs off 6 hits that included two homers. The Railroaders put up a single score in the bottom half of the inning from a RBI single.

Hoptown extended their lead in the third inning with a 2 RBI homerun. The Railroaders followed in the bottom half of the inning sending 16 batters to the plate. Fulton produced 10 runs using two 3 RBI homeruns, a 2 RBI ground rule double, a RBI single and a walked in RBI to take an 11-6 lead.

The Hoppers quickly responded in the fourth inning with a 2 RBI homerun and another one run off a Railroader error. Again Fulton answered in the bottom half of the inning putting up 4 runs from a 2 RBI homer, RBI single and a sacrifice fly. The score now stood at 15-9 in Fulton favor.

The Railroaders pushed forward their lead by a single run in the bottom of the fifth inning with a RBI single.

In the top of the sixth inning Hoptown got going again with two back-to-back solo home runs and added another run from a RBI single. The lead was now reduced at 16-12 still in Fulton's favor.

The Hoppers cut into the lead again in the seventh inning after loading the bases scoring a run from off a batter hit by a pitch for a RBI. Bottom half of the inning saw the Railroaders get 6 more runs from a bases loaded walk, a costly 2 run error and a 3 RBI homerun. Fulton pushed their lead to a 22-13 score.

Hoptown topped off the scoring for both teams in the ninth inning with a final solo homerun.

Leading at the plate for Fulton were; Paul Salata with two homeruns for 5 RBI, Chase Slone 4-for-5 with a 3 RBI homerun, a RBI single and 5 runs scored, and Tyler Catlett who was 2-for-3 with a 3 RBI homerun, 2 scores and a RBI sacrifice fly.

Hoptown’s offense was lead by Andrew Gross who hit an OVL record breaking 4 homeruns in the game for 6 RBI. Grant Robbins, Allonte Wingate and Hunter Holland also punched out homeruns for the Hoppers. 

Fulton’s starting pitcher Konnor Aherin gets the win for 6 innings on the mound. He allowed 14 hits, 12 runs (11 earned), one walk with 4 strikeouts and left the game with the Railroaders in the lead. The Railroaders used three pitchers in relief for a single inning each. 

Starter Nick Coffman takes the loss for Hoptown, relieved in the third inning and responsible for the go ahead run for Fulton. Six additional pitchers combined to complete the game for the Hoppers. C
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Paducah Chiefs @ Owensboro Oilers - PPD . This game was cancelled due to poor field conditions. Any rescheduling to be determined.

 

Madisonville Miners @ Muhlenberg County Stallions - PPD. This game was cancelled after an extended lightning delay after 5 innings of scoreless play. Any rescheduling to be determined.


July 21, 2016

 

Dubois County Bombers 18, Paducah Chiefs 3. The DC Bombers poured on the runs and  overwhelmed the Chiefs in Paducah to get their 25th win on the season. Trailing 18-0, the Chiefs finally put up 3 runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to prevent a shutout. The Bombers totaled 15 hits, stranded 12 runners and had one error. The Chiefs had 8 hits, left 7 men on base and committed 3 game errors. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Miners 6, Hopkinsville Hoppers 0 - game 1. In 7 innings. (From Hopkinsville) The Ohio Valley League regular season champion Hoptown Hoppers (33-7) split with the visiting Madisonville Miners (25-13).

In game one of the doubleheader the Miners were led by their starting pitcher Brandon Dusenberry (6-1) who threw a complete game, 7-inning shutout against the Hoppers allowing only two hits and striking out four.
Hoppers starter Tyler Walton (3-1) would pick up the loss after tossing five innings, allowing three runs on five hits.

The Miners would get on the board in the top of the 2nd following three one-out hits and a RBI ground out giving them an early 2-0 lead. They would strike again in the 4th after a Logan Jarvis hit a solo homerun to left center field.

Madisonville would bring eight batters to the plate in the top of the 6th and ultimately score three more runs after two hit by pitches and a walk were driven in by a RBI ground out and a 2 RBI single by catcher Daniel Jackson. C
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Hopkinsville Hoppers , Madisonville Miners - game 2. In 7 innings. (From Hopkinsville) In game two, the Hoppers got on the board early scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning. After a 1 out walk put Chris Smutny on first, Andrew Gross hit a bomb to right center field, his 17th home run of the season.

The second inning would plate 2 more runs for the Hoppers. With 2 outs, Brian Chilton walked and was advanced to 2nd after a wild pitch and to 3rd on an infield single by Cooper Weatherly. Weatherly would then steal 2nd on the next pitch allowing Chilton to score on the throw. Matt Crowder would then score Weatherly on a line drive single to left field.

Madisonville responded with 2 runs in the top of the 3rd inning. With one out, Joe Kennedy reached first safely on a single and advanced to 2nd base on a wild pitch. Kennedy was then driven home by Austin Sistrunk with a deep double to right center field. Sistrunk advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch and then was driven home by Genesis Hillard on an infield ground out.

The Hoppers added to their lead in the 5th inning after Gross reached 1st on an infield single. Chase Schmittou advanced him to 3rd on a single to right field, but was caught in a run down between 1st and 2nd. Gross then scored on a safety squeeze by Hunter Holland.

The Miners lead off the 6th inning with a single and a walk. Josh Finerty then advanced them on a sacrifice bunt. Kennedy then drove in one run on an infield ground ball that was handled poorly, resulting in an error that scored an additional run for the Miners. C
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Muhlenberg County Stallions @ Owensboro Oilers - PPD Field condition. The doubleheader scheduled between the Stallions and Oilers in Owensboro has been postponed. Rescheduling is to be determined. 


July 20, 2016

 

Owensboro Oilers 12, Madisonville Miners 0. In 5 innings. (From Madisonville) The Miners and Oilers planned to play a doubleheader on Wednesday night at Elmer Kelley, but a strong early afternoon thunderstorm wreaked havoc on the playing field.

By the time the field was ready for play, both teams agreed to play just one ballgame, which got underway at 8:15pm CT.

The Oilers took an early 3-0 lead, and then exploded for nine more runs to lead the Miners 12-0 after five innings. At the conclusion of fifth inning, upon the agreement of both head coaches and the umpiring crew, the game was ended under the NCAA Ten Run Rule. C
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Paducah Chiefs 6, Fulton Railroaders 5 - game 1. In 7 innings. (From Fulton) A sudden downpour of rain in Fulton lasting an hour before the 5 p.m. doubleheader start forced the Railroaders and Chiefs to move their games to the University of Tennessee at Martin's Skyhawks Park. Both teams and crews moved quickly ten miles south and began the first game play at 7 p.m. central time.

 

In game one both teams put up 3 runs in the first three innings before the Railroaders took the lead in the fourth scoring 2 runs. Fulton held a  5-3 lead until the top of the sixth inning when Paducah began their comeback scoring one run. In the top of the seventh and final inning the Chiefs put up 2 more runs to take a 6-5 lead. The Railroaders led off the bottom half of the seventh with a double followed by three straight strikeouts to end the game.

 

Brandon Calia pitched the entire 7 inning game for Paducah for the win. He gave up 7 hits, 5 runs (3 earned), 4 walks and had 7 strikeouts.

 

Fulton's starter Tyler Magley threw for 6 innings allowing 4 hits, 4 earned runs, 4 walks with 3 strikeouts. Taking the loss for the Railroaders was Konnor Aherin who threw the final inning and tagged for 2 earned runs that gave the winning lead to the Chiefs. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Fulton Railroaders 11, Paducah Chiefs 0 - game 2. In 7 innings. (From Fulton) In game two the Chiefs were the acting home team for scoring purposes to make up a previously rained out game in Paducah from the 7th of July.

 

The Railroaders' bats produced 13 hits from eight players and 11 RBI to total their score. Paul Salata's 1-for-2 homerun scored 3 RBI and he crossed the plate twice. Both Tyler Catlett and Derek Burns were 3-for-5 with a RBI each, with Catlett making it home twice and Burns three times. Matt Meihls and Austin Waugh both added 2 RBI each in the effort. 

 

The Chiefs only managed 2 hits, a double by Davis Elliott and a single from Ryan Garner.

 

Alex Phillips gets the win for Fulton for a complete 7 inning shutout game. With only the 2 hits given up, he struck out 9 batters and had no walks.

 

Paducah's starter Dalton Mitchell takes the loss going 3 1/3 innings allowing 7 hits, 7 runs (6 earned), 2 walks with no strikeouts. Josh Wetzel pitched for 2/3 of an inning and Tyler Hicks completed the final 3 innings of play. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 5, Muhlenberg County Stallions 1. (From Dubois County) Making a late charge at second place in the Ohio Valley League standings, the Dubois County Bombers won their seventh in nine contests since last week’s all-star break, downing the Muhlenberg County Stallions 5-1.

Austin Krizan scattered four hits over eight innings, striking out five Stallions without walking a batter. With the victory, Krizan now joins Bomber teammates Renton Poole and Ian Dimitrie with four wins each.

Dubois County scored three times in the third inning off of Muhlenberg County starter Aaron Glitchstein. Buddy Johnson reached second on an error. Zack Gray singled him home. One out later, Austin Saikal singled Gray over to third. Moroder followed with another RBI single as did Logan Brown later in the inning.

The Stallions scored their only run in the sixth inning. Kyle Howard was hit by a Krizan pitch to lead off the frame. A Bomber error advanced Howard to third. He came in to score on an RBI single by Chase Martin.

The Bombers replied with a pair of runs in the bottom of the frame. Payton Hartbank walked to lead off the inning. Zach Barnhart was then hit by a pitch. Both came in on Zack Gray’s base hit, aided by a throwing error from the Stallion outfield. 

That 5-1 6th inning score held up for the remainder of the game.

Matt Munden came out of the Bomber bullpen to pitch the ninth. The Stallions threatened, loading the bases on an error, a walk, and a hit. But a fly ball to center field ended the contest.

After making his first pitching appearance of the season on Tuesday night, outfielder Buddy Johnson played second base for the first time this summer. Johnson was the highlight of the Bomber defensive reel, turning in three stellar plays.

Dubois County is now 24-14. It is the first time this season they have been 10 games over .500. They will travel to Paducah tonight to take on the Chiefs. The next home contest will be Saturday. That will be a double header with the second place Madisonville Miners. There will be a fireworks show after the 2nd game, replacing the July 3 fireworks that were rained out. 

Muhlenberg County will be at Owensboro tonight for a double header. C
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July 19, 2016

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 7, Owensboro Oilers 6 - game 1. In 7 innings. After sweeping a doubleheader over the Oilers (20-16) in Owensboro, the Hoptown Hoppers (32-6) clinch the regular season title and the # 1 spot for the 2016 OVL Post Season Playoffs. The current second place Madisonville Miners (24-11) have seven games left to play but will be unable to catch the Hoppers this year.

 

In game one, the Oilers were first to score and took a 4-0 lead after the first inning. The Hoppers chipped away at the lead scoring single runs in the second, third and fourth innings with the Oilers only getting one run in the fourth. Top of the fifth inning the Hoppers pushed ahead scoring 3 runs for a 6-5 lead only to see the Oilers tying the game up by scoring another run in the bottom half of the inning. Hoptown broke the tie in the ninth off an unearned run when the leadoff batter was hit by a pitch, reached third base on an error and then scored on a wild pitch. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 5, Owensboro Oilers 3 - game 2. In 7 innings. In game two of the doubleheader, the Oilers again jumped to an early 3-0 lead after two innings. The Hopper responded in the top of the third putting up 3 runs to tie the game. While holding the Oilers scoreless for the remainder of the game, Hoptown scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to win the game. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 16, Fulton Railroaders 3. (From Dubois County) Due to heavy intervention by Mother Nature in recent weeks, the latter part of the OVL season has turned into a battle of attrition for much of the league’s pitching staffs. Having played seven games in five days, and faced with another double header today, the Fulton Railroaders’ mound corps was working quite short-handed when they rolled into Dubois County last night. 

The Bombers relief staff has been similarly overworked following seven games in the prior four days. Little relief was in sight (see what we did there?) with no scheduled days off until Friday. 

The key for the evening was going to be who could get to the opponent’s bullpen first. Dubois County answered the bell early and often, scoring three times in the second inning and adding four more in the fourth to KO Fulton starter Hunter Smith. The Bombers went on to score in every inning for the rest of the game, cruising to a 16-3 triumph.

For the Bombers, Kyle Matter stepped out of the bullpen for just his second start of the season, and turned in a solid five innings to stake his squad to an 11-2 lead before turning it over to his bullpen mates.

Both teams used multiple position players on the mound. First Baseman Mark Giesler and outfielder Buddy Johnson both contributed a scoreless inning of relief, even though it was the first time either had pitched this season.

The Railroaders were also forced to press position players into mound service, but the Dubois County bats were too much on this night, blasting their way to a 19-hit barrage.

Matthew Poland, Ben Balgaard, and Johnson had three hits apiece. Paul Salata had a pair of singles for Fulton.

The win is Matter’s first decision of the season. Smith is charged with the Fulton loss. He is now 2-4.

Fulton returns home for a double-header against Paducah tonight. The Bombers close out the three-day home stand by hosting Muhlenberg County. C
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Paducah Chiefs 12, Muhlenberg County Stallions 10. Although Muhlenberg out hit the Chiefs in Paducah 12-8 at the plate, the Chiefs walked away with the win scoring 8 unearned runs off the Stallions. The Stallions committed 4 errors while the Chiefs had no miscues in the field. The Chiefs travel to Fulton on Wednesday to Fulton to battle the Railroaders in a doubleheader, while the Stallions will get the day off. Complete Box Scores Click Here.


July 18, 2016

 

Dubois County Bombers 2, Hopkinsville Hoppers 1 - game 1. In 10 innings. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers guaranteed themselves a second consecutive winning season with a split of a double header against the league-leading Hoptown Hoppers.

Game one took extra innings before it was decided. Mark Giesler was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the home tenth inning to secure the victory. The contest had primarily been a pitching duel until that point.

Hoppers starter Seth Oliver scattered five Dubois County hits through six frames, holding the hosts to a single run. 

Bombers starter Jay Prior only gave up two hits in eight innings of work, pitching out of several Hopper threats created by a porous Bomber defense that committed six errors.

Tied 1-1 after the scheduled seven innings, the game went extras. Neither team threatened in the 8th or 9th innings. 

Trey Fulton led off the Bomber 10th with a walk. Zack Gray followed with a single. Matt Poland was hit by a pitch to load the bases with nobody out. Austin Hearn then hit Giesler as well to force in the winning run.

Michael Rodriguez singled three times to key the Bomber offense. Prior and reliever Fabian Reyes held the powerful Hoppers offense without an extra base hit, yielding but three singles.

The win is Reyes’ first decision of the season. Hearn takes the loss. His record drops to 1-2. C
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Hopkinsville Hoppers 5, Dubois County Bombers 2 - game 2. In 7 innings. (From Dubois County) The nightcap was also a low-scoring affair. The Bombers led 2-1 after four innings, having taken the lead when Gray and Giesler powered back-to-back doubles into the Hopper outfield. 

But the Hopper attack had been too quiet for too long. They scored in each of the next three innings to close out a 5-2 win, officially eliminating the Bombers from any possibility of winning the regular season title.

Allonte Wingate had three hits for the Hoppers, including a triple. Andrew Gross and Matt Dudas both added a pair of singles. 

Gray and Miles Hardy had a pair of hits each for Dubois County.

Chase Maddux got the complete game victory. At 6-1, Maddux is the first pitcher in the league with six wins this season.

Caleb Wagner is charged with the loss. His record drops to 3-2.

Hopkinsville, now 30-6, travels to Owensboro tonight for another double header. 

The 22-14 Bombers will host Fulton for a single game. First pitch will be at 7 PM. C
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Owensboro Oilers 12, Fulton Railroaders 10. In 10 innings. (From Fulton) The Oilers broke an extra inning tied game to win over the Railroaders in Fulton. Owensboro had 11 hits total, left 10 men on base and had 3 game errors. Fulton totaled 13 hits, stranded 9 runners and committed 2 errors.

 

Owensboro jumped to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning. Both teams scored a single run in the third. The Oilers added another run in the fourth and the Railroaders answered in the bottom half putting up 4 runs to tie the game at 5 each.

 

In the top of the fifth inning Owensboro retook the lead scoring 2 runs, but Fulton answered quickly in the bottom half scoring 3 runs to take an 8-7 lead. 

 

The Oilers proceeded to score single runs in the sixth through eighth innings to take a 10-8 lead. In the bottom half of the eighth the Railroaders tied the game again with 2 scores. Both teams were held scoreless in the ninth inning. 

 

Top of the tenth, lead off batter Nick Lugo made first base hit by pitch. Seth Woodard followed with a 2 RBI homerun to give Owensboro the lead once more. Hector Marmal, in his second inning of relief, then retired the Railroaders with three straight strikeouts to take the win for the Oilers.

 

Woodard led the Oilers going 3-for-6 with 3 RBI and scoring 2 runs. Lugo was 1-for-2, walked 3 times, stole 4 bases and crossed the plate 4 times to help the effort. 

 

For the Railroaders; Chase Slone 3-for-6 with 3 RBI and one score, Paul Salata went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and one score, and Tyler Catlett was 3-for-4 and scored 3 runs. 

 

Tyler Magley takes the loss for Fulton pitching the final inning tagged with the 2 RBI homerun. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Miners 6, Paducah Chiefs 5. In 11 innings. In an extra innings game that totaled 31 hits between both teams, the Miners edged out over the Chiefs in Paducah. Both teams left 13 runners each on base in the game. The Miners had 3 earned scores and received 3 more unearned runs to aid in their victory. Complete Box Scores Click Here.


July 17, 2016

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 3, Muhlenberg County Stallions 0 - game 1. In 7 innings. The Hoptown Hoppers continue their winning ways sweeping a doubleheader against the Stallions in Muhlenberg County on Sunday. In game one Hoptown shutout the Stallions who out hit the Hoppers 6-4. A costly error and hit batter by the Stallions helped the Hoppers score two unearned runs. Chance Carner takes the win for a complete seven inning game pitched. Austin Conner took the loss for Muhlenberg. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 9, Muhlenberg County Stallions 3 - game 2. In 7 innings. The nightcap game two saw the Hoppers put up their nine run using 11 hits and 4 Stallion errors. The Stallions produced three earned runs and had 8 hits on the evening. Riley Richert gets the win for one inning of work on the mound as the first reliever, five total pitchers were used by Hoptown. Starter Max Hall takes the loss for four innings of work. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 6, Owensboro Oilers 1 - game 1. In 7 innings. In Owensboro the Bombers and Oilers split a doubleheader on Sunday with the Bomber taking the first game. Game one saw the Bombers score single runs in the second through fourth innings before the Oilers finally scored one in the fifth. DC added three more runs in the top of the seventh to complete the scoring. Starter Ian Dimitrie pitched the full 7 innings for the win. Owensboro starter Matt Walczak took the loss pitching for 3 innings. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 4, Dubois County Bombers 0 - game 2. In 7 innings. In game two of the twin bill the Oilers shutout the Bombers scoring 4 runs (2 earned) and had 7 hits in the game. The Bombers were only able to manage to get one hit during the game. Ryan Hundley gets the win pitching the first 5 innings for Owensboro. DC starter Brian Wichman takes the loss for 3 2/3 innings of work . Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Miners 21, Fulton Railroaders 8. (From Madisonville) The Miners spotted the Railroaders a 5-1 lead after two innings and then roared back to claim a 21-8 victory on Sunday night. The Miners banged out 18 hits and committed two errors, while the Railroaders collected 12 hits and four errors.

The Miners were paced at the plate by Wesley Birchmeier, who went 4-for-6 with 4 runs scored and 5 runs batted in. Nolan Ramsey and Dominic DeVille had three runs batted in a piece, with Collin Dupree adding two runs batted in. Genesis Hillard and Brandt Nowaskie added one run batted in each.

Chase Slone led the Railroaders with a 5-for-5 night, scoring two runs and driving in four. Paul Salata added two solo home runs, and Andrew Swanson and Zach Bishop drove in one run each.

Dylan Ladd picked up the Win for the Miners, his first of the season. Ladd relieved starter Jose Fernandez with two out in the top of the fourth and pitched another three complete innings from there, allowing 2 hits, 1 earned run, and striking out 6 Railroaders. Mike Ringer and Wesley Birchmeier each pitched an inning to close out the ballgame.

Matt Meihls got the start and the Loss for the Railroaders. Meihls surrendered 12 runs (8 earned) in five innings of work. Kyle Beach, Andrew Swanson, and Austin Waugh each pitched an inning of relief.

The win moved Madisonville to 23-11 on the season, while Fulton dropped to 11-23. C
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July 16, 2016

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 10, Paducah Chiefs 1. (From Hopkinsville) The league leading Hoptown Hoppers (27-5) extended their win streak to 5 with a 10-1 defeat of the visiting Paducah Chiefs (11-23). Brad Galisatus earned his third win of the season for the Hoppers, improving his record to 3-0. Galisatus pitched 8 innings, giving up only one run on 5 hits. Chandler (2-3) got the loss for the Chiefs, pitching 6 innings, giving up 8 runs on 10 hits. Jacob Stevens pitched the 9th inning for the Hoppers, striking out 2 and giving up 0 runs.

The Hoppers struck early in the bottom of the 2nd inning with Grant Robbins reaching first with a lead off walk. Chase Schmittou and Hunter Holland would follow, each with singles loading the bases. New arrival to the Hoppers, Chris Smutny had a base hit driving in Robbins. Schmittou would then score on a double play ground ball hit by DJ Lewis.

The Hoppers added two more runs in the 3rd inning after Chandler loaded the bases with two straight walks and Robbins being hit by a pitch. Schmittou then blasted a ball off the left field wall scoring Matt Crowder and Andrew Gross.

Paducah got on the board in the top of the 5th with a one out ground rule double by Jason Priest. With two outs, Ryan Garner drove in Priest with an infield single to the shortstop. Hoptown didn’t waste any time responding in the bottom half of the 5th with a lead off base hit by Crowder, followed by a 2-run bomb by Andrew Gross, his league leading 15th home run of the season.

The Hoppers continued their offensive machine in the bottom of the 6th inning. With two outs, Allonte Wingate was hit by a pitch. Crowder advanced him to 3rd base on a deep double to left center. A single by Gross would then drive in two more runs, bringing his RBI total on the season to 60.

The bottom of the 7th inning saw two more runs for the Hoppers. Schmittou lead off the inning with a walk. With no outs, Hunter Holland launched a ball over the left field fence, driving in Schmittou. That was Holland’s fourth home run of the season.

The Hoppers travel to Muhlenberg County to face the Stallions (4-28) for a double header while the Paducah Chiefs have the day off. C
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Fulton Railroaders 13, Muhlenberg County Stallions 10. (From Fulton) The Railroaders held off a  rally by the Stallions in late innings to win in Fulton. After the first 5 innings of play, Fulton had a commanding 12-4 lead over Muhlenberg. After a scoreless 6th, both teams added a run each in the 7th inning. The Stallions began their comeback in the 8th inning scoring four runs off 4 hits, a walk and one Railroader error. In the top of the 9th the Stallions put up another run using 2 hits and another error to make it a 13-10 score still in Fulton's favor. With the bases loaded and 2 outs, a fly out to center ended the game.

 

Leading Fulton at the plate was Paul Salata going 2-for-4 hitting two homeruns for a total of 5 RBI. Tyler Catlett followed with 3-for-4 gaining 4 RBI and one score. Alex Smith went 1-for-3, two scores and had a 2 RBI single.

 

For Muhlenberg, Mark Treadway led the way going 4-for-5 with 3 RBI and one score. Jarrett Harness was 2-for-6 with 3 RBI. Justin Ware went 2-for-5, scored twice and had a 2 RBI triple.

 

Starter Konnor Aherin earned the win pitching 7 full innings allowing 6 hits, 5 runs (4 earned), 2 walks and had 6 strikeouts. Ryann Gray threw for only 2/3 of an inning giving up 4 hits, 4 earned runs, one walk with one strikeout. Fulton then dropped the DH position putting Alex Smith on the mound to complete the final 1 1/3 innings. 

 

Preston Traywick takes the loss for the Stallions by starting the game walking 5 batters, hitting one and giving up 4 runs before being removed without a single out. Broderick Moore pitched for 3 1/3 innings allowing 5 hits, 7 earned runs, 4 walks and had 4 strikeouts. Will Broady completed the last 4 2/3 innings giving up 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks and had 3 strikeouts. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 15, Madisonville Miners 1. (From Madisonville) The Dubois County Bombers snapped the Miners’ ten-game winning streak with a 15-1 in Madisonville on Saturday night. The Bombers pounded out 15 runs on 19 hits and held the Miners to only 1 run on 3 hits. The Bombers score in six consecutive innings to blow the game wide open and cruise to victory.

Bomber starter Matthew Munden earned the Win, pitching seven shutout innings, allowing only two hits, three walks, and striking out seven. Miner starter Garret Sendelbach took the loss for Madisonville.

The win gave Dubois County third place in the OVL standings with a 20-12 record, while Madsonville remained in second place at 22-11 overall. C
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July 15, 2016

 

Paducah Chiefs 8, Muhlenberg County Stallions 7. In Paducah the Chiefs trailed the Stallions the entire game before battling back to win in the bottom of the ninth inning with a walk-off RBI single. The game had a rain delay start with the first pitch coming at 8:30 p.m.. The game final ended three hours later. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 10, Owensboro Oilers 9. In 11 innings. (From Hopkinsville) The Hoptown Hoppers (26-5) beat the Owensboro Oilers (18-13), 10-9 in eleven innings. The Hoppers scored 10 runs, on 11 hits and two errors. The Oilers scored nine runs, on 15 hits and one error. Neither starting pitcher would factor in the decision for their teams. Chase Maddux (5-1) picked up the win after pitching the 11th inning, retiring all three batters and striking out one. Graeme Cherry (1-1) is credited with the loss after throwing 2 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on three hits, walking two and striking out one.

After a scoreless 1st inning by both teams the bats began to heat up. Grant Robbins would hit a solo line drive homerun on the second pitch of the bottom half of the 2nd inning to give the Hoppers the early lead. The Oilers would respond in the top of the 3rd with a run of their own after Sam Medina hit a one-out double, then was batted in on a two-out single by Joe Silva. Matt Crowder would put the Hoppers on the board again with a two-run homerun to left field, scoring Wingate who singled to lead off the bottom of the 3rd.

Both teams would strike for two runs in the 4th inning, ultimately giving the Hoppers a 5-3 lead. Hector Marmol would lead off the top of the inning with a walk that would come in to score on a Caleb Spears RBI single. Seth Woodard would also score for the Oilers after a two-out RBI single by Sam Medina. Malik Stephens would hit into a RBI fielder’s choice that would score Wendall Champion who reached on a leadoff single in the bottom half of the inning. Robbins would add the second run with a bases loaded walk, scoring Stephens. 

Following a scoreless 5th inning, the Hoppers would add a run in the bottom of the 6th with a sacrifice fly to right field by Hunter Holland, scoring Matt Crowder who reached on a leadoff walk, bringing the score to 6-3.

The Oilers would tie the game up in the top of the 7th after bringing eight batters to the plate, with three runs scoring on three hits, a walk and an error. The Hoppers would go scoreless in the bottom of the 7th, with the score at 6-6.

Both teams would again strike for two runs, this time in the 8th, capitalizing on free bases. Owensboro got on the board again in the top of 8th after a walk and a hit by pitch were driven in by a 2-RBI single by Marmol giving the Oilers an 8-6 lead. The Hoppers responded by scoring twice with two singles, a walk, a hit by pitch and a sac fly by Matt Dudas that would tie the game, 8-8.

Owensboro bounced back again in the top of the 9th with Caleb Spears scoring on a two-out wild pitch, following two singles and a sacrifice bunt. Hoptown answers back with a sacrifice fly by Chase Schmittou scoring pinch runner DJ Lewis to tie the game in the bottom of the inning.

Both teams were retired in order in the 10th inning with the Oilers going 1-2-3 in the top of the 11th as well. With one out in the bottom of the 11th, DJ Lewis crushed a double to the left field wall. Two pitches later he advanced to third base on a wild pitch. Andrew Gross would ultimately hit the walk off single to left field to score Lewis from third to win the game.

The Hoptown Hoppers (26-5) host the Paducah Chiefs (11-22) Saturday night at 7:05 pm at Christian County’s Colonel Field. C
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Dubois County Bombers 6, Fulton Railroaders 0 - game 1. In 7 innings. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers opened a double-header sweep of the Fulton Railroaders with a 6-0 victory. If the highlight was a complete game shutout performance by Renton Poole, the lowlight was a one-hour-plus rain delay.

Poole limited the visitors to three hits and didn’t walk a batter. He struck out nine in the seven-inning contest and didn’t allow a single Fulton baserunner to reach second base until there were two down in the seventh.

Zach Gray singled in Macy Holdsworth in the third inning for the Bombers’ first run. Dubois County added four more in the next frame, keyed by a Holdsworth bases-loaded double.

After rains wiped out games the past two nights, the teams again had to battle the elements to get the contest in the books. A heavy rain soaked the area for about fifteen minutes in the fourth inning. The total delay would be over an hour before the field could be made suitable for play.

With water all around, it is only fitting that it was the Poole in the center of the diamond that drew all the attention. Renton Poole’s record improved to 4-1, with a season ERA that drops below 1.00. His 53 strikeouts leads the league.

Tyler Magley takes the loss for the Railroaders, dropping his record to 1-4. C
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Dubois County Bombers 7, Fulton Railroaders 2 - game 2. In 7 innings. (From Dubois County) 1865 fans descended on League Stadium in time to see the Bombers complete the double-header sweep. An additional gate attraction on this night was a special appearance by the legendary San Diego Chicken, who entertained young and old with an act that has made him an icon in the world of sports mascots.

The Bombers scored in each of the first two innings to take an early lead. Zach Barnhart singled to lead off the home first inning. He eventually came around to score on a Matthew Poland sacrifice fly. Mark Giesler was hit by a pitch when he led off the Dubois County second, and scored on a Miles Hardy double.

A two-run third inning for Fulton tied the game in a rally fueled by hits by Andrew Swanson and Mason Elliott.

Dubois County broke the contest open in the home fourth. Six consecutive batters reached base. The first five of them scored. Barnhart’s bases-loaded single plated a pair. Two Fulton errors kept the rally alive.

Austin Krizan pitched the first six innings, yielding a mere four hits and one walk. The victory moves Krizan’s record to 3-2. Teagan Lind started for Fulton. The loss drops him to 0-4. C
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July 14, 2016

 

Madisonville Miners 8, Paducah Chiefs 2. (From Madisonville) The Miners scored six runs in the bottom of the first and Brandon Dusenberry pitched shutout innings to power Madisonville to an 8-2 victory of the Paducah Chiefs on Thursday night.

Madisonville got the scoring going early, plating six runs in their first at bat. After Wesley Birchmeier led off the bottom of the first by reaching base on a hit-by pitch, Genesis Hillard singled and advanced Birchmeier to second. Nolan Ramsey followed with a single, scoring Birchmeier. Chase Hensley then doubled in Hillard. Logan Jarvis drew a walk to load the bases. AfterDominic DeVille struck out looking, Joe McGuinness cleared the bases with a grand slam home run. Josh Finerty lined out, and Austin Sistrunk ended the inning with a fly ball.

Those six runs proved to be more than enough for Brandon Dusenberry, who pitched seven complete scoreless innings to earn his fifth win of the year. Dusenberry scattered four hits, walked one, and struck out five Chiefs. Dylan Ladd pitched a scoreless eighth inning and then gave way to Jack Rettig for the ninth, who gave up a two-run home run to Davis Sims for the only Chief runs of the night.

Paducah starter Cody Clark suffered the loss for the Chiefs, surrendering seven runs (six earned) over six innings of work. Clark allowed seven hits, two walks, and struck out four. Josh Wetzel pitched one scoreless inning, with Michael Klayer pitching the final inning and giving up one earned run. C
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Fulton Railroaders 5, Owensboro Oilers 1 - game 1. In 7 innings. (From Fulton) The Railroaders took both games of a doubleheader against the Oilers in Fulton on Thursday. It was only the second time in the season Fulton has put together back to back wins. The double loss for Owensboro broke a four game winning streak for the Oilers.

 

In game one, the Railroaders took a 3-0 in the bottom of the third inning. A two out double by John Ham for 2 RBI was followed by a RBI single from Chase Slone.

 

The Oilers' only run came in the fifth inning when Seth Woodard lead off with a solo homerun.

 

Fulton added two more insurance runs in the sixth. Paul Salata punched a 2 RBI homerun to give the Railroaders their final score.

 

Seth Hougesen went the complete 7 innings for Fulton and gets the win, his 4th on the year. He gave up 7 hits, one earned run, 2 walks and had 7 strikeouts.

 

The loss goes to Austin Morgan for a full 6 innings. He allowed 7 hits, 5 runs (4 earned), 2 walks and struck out 6 batters. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Fulton Railroaders 12, Owensboro Oilers 11 - game 2. In 7 innings. (From Fulton) Game 2 became a slug feast with both teams totaling 22 hits (Fulton 12, Owensboro 10), and included four homeruns and five doubles. The teams exchange the lead 4 times and were tied twice during the game. A final inning rally by the Oilers was cut short when, with 2 outs, the tying run aboard base was tagged out while caught in a rundown between first and second.

 

Andrew Swanson led Fulton at the plate going 3-for-4 with 6 RBI, a homerun and scored twice. Mason Elliott followed and was 3-for-3, a homerun, 2 RBI and 2 scores. 

 

Owensboro's leader at the plate was Sam Medina who was 4-for-5 with 4 RBI, a homerun, 2 doubles and 2 runs scores. Nick Lugo was 3-for-4 and added a solo homerun, 2 doubles and 3 runs scored.

 

The Win goes to Konnor Aherin for an inning of work in middle relief when the Railroaders took the lead for good. Ryann Gray picked up his first save on the season throwing the final 3 innings. Starter Alex Phillip pitched for 3 innings.

 

Taking the loss for Owensboro was middle reliever Julian Alveno who gave up the lead in 1 /2/3 innings on the mound. Starter Aaryn Chandler threw the first 3 1/3 innings and Isaiah Nelson completed the final inning on the mound for the Oilers. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers @ Dubois County Bomber - PPD Rained out. This game has been rained out and postponed. The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on Monday, July 18 in Dubois County. Each game will be 7 innings each.

 


July 13, 2016

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 8, Muhlenberg County Stallions 5. (From Hoplinsville) Following the first inaugural OVL All-Star game, which saw nine Hoppers appear throughout the game, the Hoptown Hoppers (25-5) beat the visiting Muhlenberg County Stallions (4-27) 8-5.

After the first inning of play, both teams were already on the board 1-1. The Stallions scored after a one-out walk by JD Roberts who was batted in on a fielder’s choice by Spencer Schultz. The Hoppers then quickly followed when Andrew Gross hit an RBI double, his 50th RBI of the season, scoring Wingate who reached on a leadoff single.

While the Stallions went scoreless in the top of the 2nd, the first four Hoppers would reach base scoring one after Wingate had a bases loaded walk. Gross would not waste any time either, hitting a grand slam (14th HR of the season, 3rd grand slam) to left center field to bring the Hoppers lead to 6-1. 

In the top of the 4th, Muhlenberg County would get back on the scoreboard with three runs in an inning that saw starting pitcher Zach Denney leave after 3 1/3 innings of work. DJ Lewis would pick him up and ultimately throw 2 1/3 innings, allowing one run (zero earned). The Stallions scored after help from a 2-run HR by Daniel Schweikhart and a bases loaded hit by pitch, bringing the deficit to 6-4. 

Chase Schmittou would add onto the Hoppers lead in the 5th with an RBI single. Gross followed suit with an RBI single in the 6th (6th RBI of the night) bringing the lead to 8-4.

Nick Coffman (2-0) would come in to pitch in the top of the 7th after two walks by Lewis, retiring three of the four batters he faced, striking out two. Coffman would finish the night with two innings of work, allowing no hits, one walk and three strikeouts, picking up the win. Muhlenberg County starter Andrew Wright (0-3) would pick up the loss after tossing, 1 1/3 innings, allowing five hits, six earned runs, four walks and no strikeouts.

Brad Galisatus would pick up his first save of the season retiring all three batters in the top of the ninth, striking out one.

The Hoptown Hoppers (25-5) go on the road next where they will face the Dubois County Bombers (17-12). C
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Madisonville Miners 8, Fulton Railroaders 1. (From Madisonville) The Miners (21-10) extended their winning streak to nine games with an 8-1 victory over the Fulton Railroaders (10-20) Wednesday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium.

The Miners scored one run in the bottom of the first on a Genesis Hillard RBI-single and never looked back from there. Wesley Birchmeier (3-for-4, 3 runs scored) and Hillard (3-for4, 2 RBI, 1 run scored) each picked up three hits to lead the Miners.

Fulton picked up their only run of the game in the top of the ninth inning when Chase Slone doubled in Andrew Holderman to prevent the shutout. Andrew Swanson (2-for5) and Holderman (2-for-4) each collected to hits to lead the Railroaders at the plate.

Justin Whitley drew the start for the Miners and pitched six complete innings, scattering three hits, one walk, and three strikeouts. Mike Ringer and Mitchell Bault took over from there and finished the game. Whitley picked up the Win.

Starter Hunter Smith took the Loss for the Railroaders, with Tyler Magley and Alex Smith also seeing time on the mound. C
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Owensboro Oilers @ Dubois County Bombers - PPD Rained Out. This game was rained out after 4 innings with no score. Rescheduling is TBA.

 

 


July 12, 2016

 

All Stars game OVL East 7, OVL West 3. The OVL All Stars teams East and West battled together in Brooks Stadium in Paducah and East team came out on top with the 7-3 score in front of 805 fans. The difference in the game was 4 unearned runs for the East from three West miscues in the field. 

 

The game remained scoreless through the first 3 innings of play. The highlight defensive play on the evening came in the bottom of the first inning on a West team 5-4-3 triple play.

 

In top of the 4th inning the West scored first. Andrew Swanson led off with single then advanced to second on a Matt Crowder single. With one out, Davis Sims RBI double gave the West a one run lead.

 

Bottom of the 5th inning the East got on the board. Tanner Kehrer reached on a fielders' choice and advanced to 2nd base on a wild pitch. With two outs, Joe Silva hit a RBI double to tie the game at one each.

 

Top of the 6th the West regained the lead. Chase Hensley singled and made it home of a Wes Birchmeier RBI double. A Logan Jarvis RBI single then drove Birchmeier across the plate for a 3-1 West lead.

 

The East used 5 hits and 3 errors in the bottom half of the 6th inning to score 6 runs to make their final tally. Zach Gray singled and made home on a Mach Holdsworth double. Connor Moroder singled for a RBI to drive in Holdsworth. Moroder made second as Spencer Schulltz reach first on an error, and then both men scored off a Sam Median 2 RBI double. Joe Silva follow and got aboard on a second error, stole second and reached third base on yet another error that put Trey Fulton on first base. Seth Woodard walked and the bases were loaded with 2 outs. Zach Gray then singled for a RBI, and Fulton tried to make it home on the hit but was thrown out 7-6-2 to end the inning.

 

The were 19 pitchers total used by both teams (East 10 and West 9). The win goes to Brian Wichman as the pitcher of record when East went ahead. For the West, Brandon Calia takes the hard loss tagged for 6 runs with only 2 earned. Complete Box Scores Click Here.


July 11, 2016

 

2016 OVL All Stars Game. The 2016 All Stars game will be played on Tuesday, July 12 at Brooks Stadium in Paducah, KY, game time is 7:05 p.m. CDT. The All Stars have been divided into East and West teams with the East team as home team. The game will be audio webcast live online on both LifeTalk 1025.by Paducah and  WHOP 1230 AM | 95.3 FM by Hopkinsville. The rosters for both teams are as follows:

 

OVL West

Coach: Jared Franklin

OVL East

Coach: Andy Lasher

Players

Position

        Team

Players Position

      Team

Casey Queener

Tyler Walton*

Lee Chandler

Brandon Calia

Tanner Smith

Seth Hougesen

Brandon Dusenberry

Garrett Sendelbach

Jose Fernadez

Joe McGuinness

Andrew Holderman

Davis Sims

Wes Birchmeier

Peyton Sockwell

Josh Wetzel

Chase Slone

Tom Prospero

Matt Crowder

Davis Elliot

Andrew Swanson

Daniel Seitzinger

Genesis Hillard

Nolan Ramsey

Logan Jarvis

Alex Phillips

Andrew Gross

Chase Hensley

Chase Maddux*

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

C

C

1B

1B

2B

2B

SS

SS

3B

3B

OF

OF

OF

OF

OF

OF

DH

DH

P

HOP Hoppers

HOP Hoppers

PAD Chiefs

PAD Chiefs

PAD Chiefs

FUL Railroaders

MAD Miners

MAD Miners

MAD Miners

MAD Miners

FUL Railroaders

PAD Chiefs

MAD Miners

PAD Chiefs

PAD Chiefs

FUL Railroaders

MAD Miners

HOP Hoppers

PAD Chiefs

FUL Railroaders

PAD Chiefs

MAD Miners

MAD Miners

MAD Miners

FUL Railroaders

HOP Hoppers

MAD Miners

HOP Hoppers

Austin Morgan
Adam Schmitt

Max Hall

Austin Hearn
Gavin Alvarez

Raunel Perez

Caleb Wagner
Renton Poole
Kevin Forde
Brian Wichman

Spencer Schultz

Trey Fulton

Seth Woodard

Chase Schmittou

Zach Gray

Jarrett Harness

Nigel Williams

Connor Moroder

Tanner Kehrer

Allonte Wingate

Macy Holdsworth

Joe Silva
Sam Medina
Nick Lugo
Justin Ware
Grant Robbins

Seth Oliver
Kyle O'Keefe

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

C

C

1B

1B

1B

2B

3B

3B

IF

IF

IF

OF

OF

OF

OF

OF

P

3B

OWN Oilers

OWN Oilers

MC Stallions

HOP Hoppers

HOP Hoppers

DC Bombers

DC Bombers

DC Bombers

DC Bombers

DC Bombers

MC Stallions

DC Bombers

OWN Oilers

HOP Hoppers

DC Bombers

MC Stallions

MC Stallions

DC Bombers

OWN Oilers

HOP Hoppers

DC Bombers

OWN Oilers

OWN Oilers

OWN Oilers

MC Stallions

HOP Hoppers

HOP Hoppers

HOP Hoppers

 * Walton replacement for Maddux from HOP Hoppers

Umpiring Crew for the All Star game will be: James Parnell (Crew Chief), Randy Brown, Kirk Dragoo, Phil Cundall


July 10, 2016

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 2, Paducah Chiefs 1. (From Hopkinsville) The Hoptown Hoppers (24-5) faced off with the visiting Paducah Chiefs (10-21) for what would turn out to be a pitcher’s duel between Chase Maddux (4-1) for the Hoppers and Noah Pierce (0-7) for the Chiefs. The Hoppers would come out on top with a 2-1 victory. Maddux pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up 1 run on 7 hits earning the win. Pierce pitched 7 innings, giving up both runs on 9 hits and getting tagged for the loss.

The Chiefs’ lone run came in the top of the 2nd inning when Paducah put a runner on base with a one out single by Jason Priest who was advanced to 3rd with a double by Cole Womack. Priest would go on to score on a ground out RBI by Reid Pope.

The Chiefs lead the game 1-0 until the bottom of the 6th inning. Chris Smutny was put on first base when he was hit by a pitch. Smutny advanced to 3rd on a hard hit double by Andrew Gross to left center field. Grant Robbins got an RBI with an infield single driving in Smutny. Robbins would then score what would be the game winning run on a deep sacrifice fly to center field by Chase Schmittou.

The Hoppers bullpen was flawless, facing only 5 batters, with Austin Hearn pitching the remainder of the 8th inning, striking out one batter. Gavin Alvarez then pitched the 9th inning striking out two batters. Alvarez earned his 6th save of the season.

The Hoppers are off until Wednesday when they host the Muhlenberg County Stallions (4-25) and Paducah is off until Thursday when they travel to Madisonville to face the 2nd place Miners. C
omplete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Fulton Railroaders 6, Muhlenberg Stallions 4. (From Fulton) The homestanding Railroaders held on to beat the Stallions and move up in the standings by a game over the Chiefs after they lost to the Hoppers on the same night. Three unearned runs help secure the Railroader win over the Stallions who committed 4 errors. One of three Fulton errors handed Muhlenberg on unearned run. 

 

The Stallions scored first with one run in the 2nd inning using a walked batter, sacrifice bunt and a RBI single by Justin Ware.

 

The Railroaders tied the game in the 4th inning with a leadoff two base throwing error putting a runner on second who then made third base on a ground ground. Andrew Holderman hit a sacrificed fly to give Fulton their first run. 

 

Bottom of the 5th inning with two outs, back to back doubles by Chase Slone and Andrew Swanson gave the Railroaders a 2-1 lead.

 

Fulton put up 4 more runs in the 7th inning. After a leadoff walk and error put two men aboard followed by a sacrifice bunt, Paul Salata hit a 2 RBI single. The next batter Andrew Holderman promptly shot a 2 RBI homerun over right field's "Little Monster" to give the Railroaders a 6-1 lead. 

 

The Stallions answered in the 8th inning with one run. JD Roberts lead off with a double, made third on a ground out then scored off a Seth Richardson sacrifice fly.

 

The final threat by the Stallions came in the 9th when two runners got aboard on an error and a walk made home off a Kyle Howard 2 RBI single. A line drive out ended the game with Muhlenberg leaving the the tying runs on base.

 

Starter Matt Meihls gets the win for Fulton for 7 2/3 innings pitched giving up 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 5 walks and had 3 strikeouts. Hunter Smith completed the final 1 1/3 innings allowing 2 hits, 2 runs (one earned), one walk and strikeout.

 

Taking the loss for Muhlenberg was Starter Max Hall for 5 innings, tagged for 2 runs (one earned), 2 each walks and strikeouts. Nick Watkins threw for 1 1/3 innings giving up 4 hits, 4 runs (2 earned), 2 each walks and strikeouts. Corey Mason completed the final 1 2/3 innings with no hits, runs, walks and had one strikeout. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Miners 11, Dubois County Bombers 9. (From Madisonville) Madisonville defeated the visiting Dubois County Bombers 11-9 on Sunday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium. The win gave the Miners eight straight victories, their longest winning streak of the season, and a 20-10 record heading into the OVL All Star break. Dubois County dropped to 17-12.

Tom Prospero and Joe McGuinness drove in three RBI each to pace the Miners. McGuinness drove in one with a single in the first inning and two more with a two-run home run in the third. Prospero drove in one run with a single in the fifth and added two more on another single in the sixth.

Michael Rodriguez delivered the the big blow for the Bombers on a three-run homer in the seventh to cut the Miner lead to 11-9. Austin Saikal added two runs driven in on a 1-for-5 night at the plate.

Madisonville starter Jeff Lindgren earned his third Win of the season, and Mike Ringer shut the Bombers down over the final 1.33 innings to notch his second Save. Dubois County starter Ian Dimitrie took the Loss. C
omplete Box Scores Click Here.


July 9, 2016

 

Owensboro Oilers 9, Paducah Chiefs 4. The visiting Oilers powered past the Paducah Chiefs scoring 6 runs in the seventh inning to win their 4th straight game. Seth Woodard's 3 RBI homerun led the Oilers followed by Joe Silva who had 3 RBI. Best at the plate for the Chiefs was Jason Priest who was 4-for-5 with 3 RBI. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 14, Fulton Railroaders 2. (From Hopkinsville) The Hoptown Hoppers (23-5) rebounded from their first shut out of the season to defeat the visiting Fulton Railroaders 14-2. The Railroaders now have a record of 9-19. An explosive first inning by the Hoppers put 9 runs on the board off of 8 hits that included home runs by Matt Crowder and Matt Dudas, doubles by Grant Robbins, Chase Schmittou and Malik Stephens and 3 singles. Tyler Magley (1-3) was tagged with the loss for the Railroaders while Seth Oliver (3-0) earned his third win of the season pitching 5 innings and giving up only 1 run on 1 hit.

Fulton got on the board in the top of the 3rd inning with a solo home run by Alex Smith, his first of the season. Unfortunately for the Railroaders, The Hoppers responded with 4 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning highlighted by a 2 run home run by Andrew Gross who leads the league with 13 home runs. Crowder and Stephens also had RBI singles in the inning.

Hoptown added another run in the bottom of the 4th inning after Dudas reached 1st on a fielder’s choice and was advanced to 3rd on a double by Cooper Weatherly. Dudas scored on a ground out RBI by Wingate.

The Railroaders showed some life in the top of the 8th inning with a lead off double by Mason Elliot followed by a single by Alex Smith. Elliot was driven in by a ground out by Alex Phillips scoring the only run for the Railroaders in the 8th inning.

The Hopper’s bullpen pitched effective relief with appearances by Zach Denney, DJ Lewis, Brad Gallisatus and Gavin Alvarez each pitching one inning and only giving up the one run in the 8th inning. There was even a surprise plate appearance by Chase Maddux who hit a hard line drive to right center that was caught by Andrew Swanson in center field.

The Hoppers host the Paducah Chiefs Sunday night while the Railroaders travel back home to face the Muhlenberg County Stallions. C
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Madisonville Miners 3, Muhlenberg County Stallions 2 - game 1. In 7 innings. (From Madisonville) The Miners took both sides of a doubleheader against the Muhlenberg County Stallions on Saturday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium. The sweep extended Madisonville’s winning streak to seven games in row and moved the Miners (19-10) into sole possession of second place in the OVL standings, only 4.5 games behind the Hoptown Hoppers (23-5). The losses dropped the Stallions to 4-25.

Game 1 - Mitchell Bault picked up a Win in relief of starter Jose Fernandez, as the Miners scored all three of their runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for a comeback win over the Stallions.

After Genesis Hillard drew a bases loaded walk to drive in the first Miner run of the inning, Wesley Birchmeier drove in two runs with a stand-up double center. Bault shut the Stallions down from there to preserve the lead and earn the victory. C
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Madisonville Miners 3, Muhlenberg County Stallions 2 - game 2. In 7 innings. (From Madisonville) Game 2 - Madisonville took an early 2-0 lead before surrendering two runs in the top of the fourth to tie the game back up. The score stayed tied 2-2 until Joe McGuinness doubled and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Dylan Givens pitched six complete innings to get the Win, and Justin Whitley pitched the scoreless seventh to earn his first Save of the season. C
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July 8, 2016

 

Dubois County Bombers 9, Paducah Chiefs 8. In 11 innings. (From Dubois County) Bombers management took advantage of last night’s game against the Paducah Chiefs to host a family reunion. They invited all former Bombers, former Dubois County Dragons, and former Peaches to come back to League Stadium one more time to share in fond memories. 

Not to be left out, the current Bombers adopted their own variation on the comeback theme, rallying twice from three and four run deficits to tie the game, before eventually winning with a walkoff single in the eleventh inning. The final score was 9-8 in favor of the Bombers. Come back, indeed.

Bomber leadoff batter Macy Holdsworth was hit by a pitch in the first inning. Holdsworth came around to score later in the inning, but being hit by a pitch seemed to set a trend. Before the contest ended, the Paducah hurlers had hit Bomber batters eight times. Chiefs batters were hit by the Bomber pitchers a total of four times. Despite the twelve hit batsmen, there were no ejections or on-field confrontations.

The Chiefs bundled three walks and a Bomber error to score three times in the third inning. A single and another error produced another Paducah run in the fourth to make it 4-1.

The Bombers staged their first comeback in the bottom of the fourth. Two Bombers were hit by pitches in that frame, most notable Mark Giesler with the bases loaded. When Miles Hardy brought in Payton Hartbank with a sacrifice fly, the game was knotted at four-all.

The Chiefs replied with three runs in the fifth inning in a rally that was aided by three batters being hit by pitches. When Davis Sims homered in the sixth, the visitors had assumed a comfortable 8-4 lead.

Dubois County got one run back in the bottom of the frame, but squandered opportunities in the seventh and eighth innings, leaving runners on 2nd and 3rd in both frames.

By this point, the game had become a battle of the bullpens. Coach Andy Lasher’s squad proved deeper in that regard, using seven pitchers, but not allowing a Chiefs runner past second base after Sims’s sixth inning home run.

Still, Dubois County trailed 8-5 going to the bottom of the ninth. Trey Fulton led off with a single. The next two batters walked to load the bases. Comeback hopes were on the wane when the next two batters struck out and popped out.

Then pinch-hitter Matt Poland singled in a run. Buddy Johnson reached on an error, and everybody advanced a base both times. The Bombers still trailed by one with the bases loaded and two down in the ninth. Leadoff batter Macy Holdsworth worked a walk to force in the tying run and complete yet another comeback.

But coming back is pointless if there is no happy ending.

After being hit by pitches twice earlier in the evening, it was only fitting that Holdsworth would be hero. He got the game-tying RBI in the ninth. He added the game-winner in the eleventh by drilling a single to right field with the bases again loaded.

Cole Womack led the Chiefs attack with three hits. Davis Sims singled in addition to hitting his 12th homer, tying him for the league lead in that category. Davis Elliott added a pair of hits.

Trey Fulton was the only Bomber with more than one hit.

Five different Bomber relievers combined to pitch the final four innings. Raunel Perez gets credit for the victory to square his record at 1-1. Austin Shaw takes the loss, his first decision of the season.

The Bombers improve to 17-11, and move within one-half game of the second-place tie between Madisonville and Owensboro.

Paducah falls to 10-19 and drops into a tie for fifth place with Fulton. C
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Madisonville Miners @ Hopkinsville Hoppers- PPD Rained Out. This game has been postponed and rescheduled for July 21 as part of a doubleheader in Hopkinsville. Each game will be 7 innings with the first game starting at 5:00 p.m...

 

Owensboro Oilers @ Muhlenberg County Stallions - PPD Field condition. This game has been postponed due to field condition, rescheduling is TBA.


July 7, 2016

 

Dubois County Bombers 12, Muhlenberg Stallions 2. (From Dubois County) The worst of the storms that rolled through the rest of the Ohio Valley League missed Dubois County last night, but the Bomber offense provided some lightning and thunder of its own, scoring 12 runs on as many hits in downing the Muhlenberg County Stallions 12-2.

The Bombers’ cause was aided early in the contest by some wildness on the part of Stallions starting pitcher Preston Traywick. Traywick faced five batters in the first inning without recording any outs, nor allowing any hits. He walked three and hit the other two. All five eventually came around to score, as did Connor Moroder who followed them with an RBI single. 

Dubois County sent eleven batters to the plate in the inning, seven of them having an opportunity to step into the batter’s box with the bases loaded. The big blow was a 2-run double by Macy Holdsworth to give the home team a 6-0 early lead.

The Bombers rallied again in the third inning on another mix of walks and timely base hits. When Trey Fulton singled with the bases loaded, the lead swelled to 9-0.

Muhlenberg County scored single runs in the 4th and 6th innings, both by leadoff hitter Justin Ware, who collected three hits.

The Bombers added another trio of runs in the seventh inning. Connor Moroder drove two of them in with a bases-loaded single.

Aided by ten walks and two hit batters, Dubois County had 11 bases loaded opportunities on this night. RBIs were produced on 8 of the 11 occasions as the Bombers repeatedly made the most of their opportunities.

Caleb Wagner worked the first five innings for Dubois County, holding the Stallions to one run on three hits. He turned it over to a bullpen that limited the visitors to a single run on four hits over the final four frames. More importantly, the Bombers staff did not walk a single batter all night while striking out eight, highlighted by Raunel Perez fanning the side in the ninth inning.

Jarrett Harness added two hits to Ware’s output to lead the Stallions offense.

Moroder had three singles and Trey Fulton added a pair for the Bombers.

With the win, Wagner improves his record to 3-1. Traywick falls to 0-1.

The Stallions return home tonight to face the Owensboro Oilers.

The Bombers are now 17-11, one game out of second place in the OVL standings. They will be home again tonight as they host the Paducah Chiefs, a Bombers/Dragons/Peaches reunion, and Bucket Ruckus. First pitch is at 7 PM.. C
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Owensboro Oilers @ Madisonville Miners - PPD Rained out. The game scheduled for today in Madisonville between the Miners and Oilers has been postponed due to weather and field conditions. This game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on July 20 in Owensboro, 5 pm CDT start. Each game will be 7innings

 

Fulton Railroaders @ Paducah Chiefs - PPD Rained out. The game scheduled for today in Paducah between the Chiefs and Railroaders has been postponed due to rain and field conditions. This game has been rescheduled for July 20 as part of a doubleheader played in Fulton, 5:00 p.m. CDT with each game being 7 innings each.

 


July 6, 2016

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers @ Owensboro Oilers - PPD Rained out. The game scheduled for today in Owensboro between the Hoppers and Oilers has been postponed due to rain. This game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on July 19 in Owensboro, 5:00 pm CDT start. Each game will be 7innings.

 

Dubois County Bombers @ Fulton Railroaders - PPD field conditions. The game scheduled for today in Fulton between the Bombers and Railroaders has been postponed due to weather and field conditions. The game has been rescheduled for July 15 as part of a doubleheader played in Dubois County, 5:00 p.m. EDT (4:00 p.m. CDT), with each game being 7 innings each.

 

 

Paducah Chiefs @ Muhlenberg Stallions - PPD Rained out. The game scheduled for today in Muhlenberg County between the Chiefs and Stallions has been postponed due to weather and field conditions. The game is rescheduled for July 24 in Muhlenberg, 7 pm CDT start..

 

 


July 5, 2016

 

Dubois County Bombers 8, Hopkinsville Hoppers 0. (From Hopkinsville) The Hoptown Hoppers (22-5) lost just their fifth game of the season 8-0 to the visiting Dubois County Bombers (15-11). This was their first shut out of the season. Renton Poole (3-1) pitched seven scoreless innings only giving up two hits and earned the win for the Bombers. Chance Carner (2-1) started for the Hoppers and only gave up two runs, but got the loss for the Hoppers.

The Bombers struck early scoring one run in the top of the second inning after a lead off double by Buddy Johnson resulted in a run when Austin Saikal batted him in with a single. Dubois County scored another run in the top of the fifth inning that started with a two out double by Connor Moroder who would score on a wild pitch after advancing to third on a Hoptown error.

Dubois County then opened it up with two more runs in the top of the sixth and four more runs in the top of the eighth. Highlights include a two run RBI double by Buddy Johnson and RBI’s by Zack Gray and Connor Moroder.

The Hoppers tried to start a rally in the bottom of the ninth, but were unable to score any runs.

The Hoppers travel to Owensboro on Wednesday and Dubois County travels to Fulton to face the Railroaders. C
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Madisonville Miners 7, Paducah Chiefs 5. The Miners won their fifth game in a row against the homestanding Chiefs in Paducah. Madisonville's 6 run first innings and another in the second turned out to be all they needed. Paducah chipped away at the Miners' lead scoring single runs in the first and second innings and 2 runs in the sixth. The Chiefs put up another run across in the eighth inning but left the tying runs on base. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Fulton Railroaders @ Owensboro Oilers - PPD weather. The game scheduled for today in Owensboro between the Railroaders and Oilers has been postponed due to weather and field conditions. Game has been rescheduled for July 14 in Fulton as part of a doubleheader, 7 innings each game.

 

 


July 4, 2016

 

Madisonville Miners 4, Fulton Railroaders 2. (From Fulton) The visiting Miners extended their winning streak to four games beating the Railroaders and handing Fulton their third straight loss. Three of the four runs scored by the Miners were unearned as the Railroaders were hurt by a field throwing error.

Wesley Birchmeier was the standout at the plate for Madisonville going 3-for-4 and 3 RBI on the evening. Both Logan Jarvis and Josh Finerty were 2-for-4 and each scored once. 

Derek Burns had two doubles with a RBI, and Andrew Holderman hit a solo homerun to highlight Fulton's scoring.

Jeff Lindgren gets the win for Madisonville pitching 8 innings giving up 7 hits, 2 earned runs, 3 walks and had 5 strikeouts. Mike Ringer picked up a save closing out the final inning of play.

Fulton's starter Hunter Smith takes the hard loss throwing for 7 innings allowing 9 hits, tagged for 4 runs (one earned), no walks and striking out 7 batters. Konnor Aherin completed the final 2 innings with 2 hits, one walk and 3 strikeouts. C
omplete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers @ Owensboro Oilers - PPD Rained out. This game has been rained out and postponed. The game has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 17 as a part of a doubleheader. Each game will be 7 innings.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers @ Muhlenberg Stallions - PPD Rained out. This game has been rained out and postponed. Rescheduling of this game is TBA.


July 3, 2016

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers @ Paducah Chiefs. This game has been postponed due to rain. Rescheduling is TBA.

 

Madisonville Miners @ Dubois County Bombers - PPD Rained out. This game has been postponed due to rain. Rescheduling is TBA.

 

Fulton Railroaders @ Muhlenberg County Stallions - PPD Weather. This game has been postponed due to weather conditions. The game has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 23 in Muhlenberg County. 


July 2, 2016

 

Madisonville Miners 9, Muhlenberg County Stallions 4. The Miners traveled to Greenville on Saturday night to face the Muhlenberg County Stallions and came home with a well-earned 9-4 victory. The win was the third straight for the Miners, as well as their fourth in their last five games. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 16, Fulton Railroaders 6. (From Fulton) The Hoppers got back to their winning ways beating up the Railroaders in Fulton. Both teams combined to produce 34 hits that included a total of 5 homeruns, and 8 doubles. Neither team had a single error on defense.

After the first inning of play the teams were tied at 1-1 and remained scoreless until the top of the fifth inning. Hoptown broke out scoring 3 in the fifth and added 8 more in the sixth to take a 12-1 lead. 

In the eighth inning Hoptown put up one more run before the Railroaders finally started scoring in the bottom half with 5 runs across the plate. With the score 13-6 in their favor, the Hoppers weren't through and punched out 3 more runs in the ninth before shutting down the Railroaders in the bottom half. 

Chase Maddux get the win for Hoptown with 7 2/3 innings pitched. Seth Hougesen takes the loss for Fulton throwing 5 innings on the mound. C
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Owensboro Oilers 9, Paducah Chiefs 0. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers made their Saturday night home game special by shutting out the visiting Paducah Chiefs 9 to 0.

Owensboro scored two runs in the bottom of the 1st inning. Sam Medina walked to lead off the game and one out later Joe Silva hit a 2-RBI home run. The Oilers made it 4 to 0 in the bottom of the 4th inning. This time Mitch Wilson walked ahead of Hector Marmal hitting a 2 RBI home run of his own. The home lead doubled when Owensboro scored four more runs in the bottom of the 5th inning. After two lead off walks were erased in turn at second base, Brahm Wittinghill was on via a fielder's choice. He stole second base and scored as Silva RBI singled. Nick Lugo walked next and Mitch Wilson plated both Silva and Lugo with a 2-RBI triple. Wilson scored as the throw against him to third base eluded the defense. At the end of five complete innings the Oilers led 8 to 0. Owensboro scored one run in the bottom of the 7th inning. With one away, Whittinghill walked. Silva singled, sending the lead runner to third base. Whittinghill scored on a RBI single by Lugo.

Owensboro starter Adam Schmitt was the winning pitcher, throwing six innings of 2-hit baseball, and working around four walks by striking out five. Reliever Matt Walczak earned a three inning save, also limiting the Chiefs to two hits, and working out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the 8th inning to leave them loaded.

Paducah starter Reid Pope took the loss. C
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July 1, 2016

 

Madisonville Miners 4, Hopkinsville Hoppers 3. (From Madisonville) The Miners and first-place Hoppers hooked up in a fantastic ballgame Friday night Elmer Kelley Stadium in Madisonville, with Miners winning in dramatic fashion in the bottom of the ninth.

The Hoppers got on the scoreboard first when Andrew Gross led off the second inning with a solo home run to straight-away center, but the Miners answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the third to tie the game at 1-1 when Wesley Birchmeier got an RBI ground out to drive in Daniel Jackson, who led off the inning with a double.

The Hoppers got right back in action in the top of the fourth on a two-run home run by Kyle O’Keefe and led 3-1 heading into the bottom of the inning. The Miners then cut the lead in half when Tom Prospero singled, driving in Genesis Hillard.

The score remained 3-2 until the Miners tied the ballgame in the bottom of the eighth. After Nolan Ramsey singled, Chase Hensley doubled, scoring Ramsey.

The Miners held the Hoppers scoreless in the top of the ninth and entered the bottom of the frame needing one run to claim the victory in regulation. Prospero led off with double and advanced to third on a wild pitch by Hopper reliever Austin Hearn. After Adam Cox struck out and was thrown out after the pitched was dropped, Hearn uncorked another wild pitch scoring Prospero from third to win the ballgame.

Tyler Watson started the game for the Hoppers and pitched seven complete innings, allowing two runs (both earned) on six hits, one walk, and five strikeouts. Hearn pitched the final 1.33 innings, giving up two runs (both earned) on three hits, one walk, and one strikeout. Hearn took the loss for the Hoppers.

Miner starter Justin Whitley pitched four complete innings, giving up all three Hopper runs (all earned) on four hits and one strikeout. Colin Hudson came on and pitched three scoreless innings, allowing one hit, three walks, and striking out two Hoppers. Hudson gave way to Kyle Klotz, who pitched the final two innings, Klotz gave up two hits and struck out three before picking up the win on the Miners’ heroics in the bottom of the ninth.

The win, the third in four games for the Miners, lifted Madisonville to 14-10 on the season, while the loss dropped the Hoppers to 21-4. The Hoppers still hold a 5.5 game lead over their closest rival, the Owensboro Oilers (16-10). The Miners are in sole possession of third place in the standings, 6.5 games back of the Hoppers. C
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Paducah Chiefs 7, Dubois County Bombers 6. The Chiefs hold on to beat the Bombers in Paducah on Friday and move up one notch in the standings. Paducah jumped to a 7-0 after three innings of play. Dubois rallied in the sixth inning to score 5 runs and added another in the eighth to make the close. Daniel Seitzinger completed the save for Paducah in the ninth with three straight outs. Starter Cody Clark earned the win. Austin Krizan takes the loss for Dubois County. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 5, Muhlenberg County Stallions 2 - game 1. In 7 innings. For the second night in a row at home playing a doubleheader, the Stallions were swept again this time by the of Owensboro Oilers. In game one, the Oilers were lead at the place by Seth Woodard who was 3-for-4 producing 4 RBI and a homerun. Jarrett Harness hit a solo homerun for the Stallions. Both teams had 7 hits each with the Stallions committing 2 errors and the Oilers playing error free. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 4, Muhlenberg County Stallions 1 - game 2. In 7 innings. In game two, both team again matched with 7 hits each. The Oilers were once more error free in the field but the Stallions had 3 miscues on defense. Three unearned runs for the Oilers were the deciding factor in the game. The Stallions only run came from a Curt Yenchik solo shot. Joe Silva and Sam Medina had a RBI each for the only runs batted across for the Oilers. Complete Box Scores Click Here.


June 30, 2016

 

Madisonville Miners 5, Owensboro Oilers 3. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers lost their Thursday night home game as the visiting Madisonville Miners came from behind to take the game by a final 5 to 3 score.

The Miners scored first with one run in the top of the 1st inning. With two on and two out -- including a second out recorded at home plate -- Tom Prospero RBI singled to score Nolan Ramsey ahead of him on the third base, but Logan Jarvis became the third out on another play at the plate trying to score from second base.

In the bottom of the 1st inning the Oilers tied the game with a run with two outs when Joe Silva singled and Nick Lugo followed with an RBI double. Owensboro added a run in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Sam Medina reached on a drag bunt to lead off then moved to second base on a passed ball. One out later Lugo delivered again with an RBI single. The Oilers made it 3 to 1 with a run in the bottom of the 5th inning. With two away, Hector Marmal singled, scoring as Seth Woodard followed with an RBI triple.

Those three runs proved to be all from the Oilers offense for the night, and Madisonville took advantage of the opening. The Miners closed to 3-2 with a run in the top of the 6th inning. With one out, Collin Dupree was hit by a pitch, stole second base, and moved to third base on a single by Ramsey. Dupree scored on a wild pitch. Madisonville scored a tying run in the top of the 8th inning. Wesley Birchmeier drew a one-out walk, took second a wild pitch, and scored on a two-out pinch-hit single by Chase Hensley. The Miners took the lead with two runs in the top of the 9th inning. Austin Sistrunk singled with one out. With two out, pinch-hitter EJ Watson RBI doubled Sistrunk in. Genesis Hillard batted next and RBI singled Watson around as well.

Suddenly faced with the bottom of the 9th, and needing two runs, the Oilers went down in order to end the ballgame.

The winning pitcher was Madisonville reliever Casey Elbin who came on in the 6th inning and stymied Owensboro as his team rallied.

Conversely the losing pitcher was Owensboro reliever Matt Walczak in spite of seven strong innings from starter Ryan Hundley. C
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Paducah Chiefs 6, Fulton Railroaders 5. (From Fulton) The Chiefs held off a ninth inning rally by the Railroaders to win in Fulton on Thursday. Paducah totaled 9 hits and had 2 errors, Fulton had 10 hits with one error. Both teams now stand with 9-16 records. 

 

The Railroaders held a 1-0 lead after the first inning. The Chiefs tied the game in the third and went ahead in the fourth scoring one run to take a 2-1 lead. Paducah added 2 more runs in sixth and another 2 runs in the seventh for 6-1 lead. Fulton answered in the bottom of the seventh with 2 scores. Still trailing by 3 runs in the bottom of the ninth, the Railroaders put up 2 more runs and then loaded the bases with 2 outs. A force out at second base on a ground ball ended the game.

 

Davis Sims, 2-for-3, hit a solo homerun for Paducah and also had a double. Davis Elliott also doubled and scored one run. Peyton Sockwell produced a 2 RBI single in the winning effort.

 

All of Fulton's scores came from three homeruns; one by Chase Slone, Andrew Swanson and Chris Patterson each had 2 RBI shots.

 

Starting pitcher Lee Chandler gets the win for 6 innings work giving up 5 hits, one earned run, 7 walks and 3 strikeouts. Clay Newton and Josh Wetzel pitched in middle relief. Daniel Seitzinger picked up a save completing the final inning.

 

Teagan Lind takes the loss with 6 1/3 innings on the mound. He allowed 8 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 2 walks and had 4 strikeouts. Alex Smith and Kyle Beach completed the game for Fulton. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 8, Muhlenberg County Stallions 4 - game 1. In 7 innings. The Bombers swept the Stallions in a doubleheader in Muhlenberg. The double win moves Dubois County ahead in the standings over the Madisonville by a half game. In game one, the Bombers scored early and often to lead throughout the game. DC mustered up 13 hits and had one error. The Stallions had 10 hits with 3 errors on defense. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 4, Muhlenberg County Stallions 2 - game 2. In 7 innings. Game two was a closer contest with both teams scoring only in the fourth and sixth innings. The Stallions were only able to match half the Bombers scoring in both innings. The Bombers now tied in the standings with Owensboro with 14-10 records and 7 games behind the leading Hoppers who were idle on the night. Complete Box Scores Click Here.


June 29, 2016

 

Muhlenberg County Stallions 4,  Madisonville Miners 1. (From Madisonville) The Miners and the Stallions hooked up at Elmer Kelley Stadium on Wednesday night, with the Stallions holding on for 4-1 victory.

The Stallions broke a scoreless jam with one run in the top of the third inning to take a 1-0 lead over the Miners, who answered with a single run of their own in the bottom of the inning.

Muhlenberg County scored two runs in the top of the fourth retake the lead 3-1, and added another run in the top of the eighth for the final 4-1 margin.

Broderick Moore earned the win for the Stallions over starter Andrew Wright, who pitched four complete innings while allowing one unearned run on two hits with three walks and three strikeouts. Moore came on in the bottom of the fifth inning and pitched three scoreless innings, allowing three hits and collecting two strikeouts. Max Hall picked up the save by holding the Miners scoreless for the final two innings on four hits, one walk, and four strikeouts.

Jose Fernandez got the start and the loss for the Miners. Fernandez pitched 4.67 innings, allowing three runs (only one earned) on three hits, five walks, and seven strikeouts. Dylan Ladd followed with 2.33 scoreless innings, giving up one hit, three walks, and striking out one Stallion. Mike Ringer pitched the final two innings for the Miners, allowing one hit, one earned run, and walking one.

At the plate, Jamie Valvano and Daniel Schweikhart each went 1-for-3 with an RBI to lead Muhlenberg County. Will Broady scored two runs, with Tre DeVoe and Manny Lopez scoring one each.

Logan Jarvis went 2-for5 with an RBI for the Miners, with Tom Prospero and Adam Cox going 2-for-4. Wesley Birchmeier (1-for-3) scored the only Miner run of the ballgame. C
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Fulton Railroaders 9, Hopkinsville Hoppers 5. (From Fulton) The Railroaders overcame the visiting Hoppers and handed Hoptown their third loss on the season. Fulton scored the first run in the second inning only to see Hopkinsville rebound in the third with 5 runs to take a 5-1 lead. The Railroaders quickly answered scoring 3 runs in the bottom half of the third. Trailing by a run, Fulton retook the lead in the fifth by plating 2 runs, then extended their lead with 2 runs in the sixth and one more in the eighth while holding the Hoppers scoreless. 

Fulton totaled 12 hits in the game. Tyler Catlett led at the plate going 3-for-4 with a game winning 2 RBI homerun putting the Railroaders ahead to stay. Mason Elliott, 2-for-4 had a 2 RBI double and scored 3 runs. Zach Bishop contributed with 2 RBI.

Hoptown put out 7 hits. Matt Crowder 1-for-3 with 2RBI and one run scored and Grant Robbins went 2-for-3 on the evening.

Tyler Magley picked up the win on the mound starting and going 6 full innings. He gave up 6 hits, 5 runs (2 earned), 2 walks and issued 5 strikeouts. Konnor Aherin went for 2 hitless innings with 3 strikeouts and Hunter Smith finished off the final inning.

Carlos Cespedes takes the loss for Hoptown in middle relief for one inning and giving up the 2 RBI homer and go ahead runs. Starter Zach Denney threw for 3 innings, allowed 4 hits, 4 earned runs, 3 walks and had 2 strikeouts. Tyler Walton followed for one inning with 2 hits and one strikeout. Nick Coffman finished the final 3 innings giving up 2 hits, 3 runs (one earned), 5 walks and had 2 strikeouts. C
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Owensboro Oilers 11, Paducah Chiefs 1. Game summary pending. Complete Box Scores Click Here.


June 28, 2016

 

Madisonville Miners 5, Owensboro Oilers 4. (From Madisonville) The Miners defeated the Oilers 5-4 at Elmer Kelley Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Oilers got the scoring going in the top of the second inning when Seth Woodard singled off Madisonville starter Brandon Dusenberry to drive in Mitch Wilson.

Madisonville tied the game at 1-1 in bottom half of the inning on an RBI fielder’s choice by Brandt Nowaskie, driving in Austin Sistrunk.

Owensboro scored two runs in the top of the third inning to retake the lead 3-1. After Tanner Kerher reached on a force out and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Sam Medina, Nick Lugo doubled and drove in Kerher. Mitch Wilson followed with an RBI single, scoring Lugo.

The Miners answered again in the bottom of the frame, roughing up Oiler starter Mac Barnes with four runs on four hits and two Oiler errors. After Collin Dupree started off the inning by reaching on an error, Tom Prospero tripled to left, scoring Dupree. Nolan Ramsey followed with a single, scoring Prospero. After a single by Chase Hensley moved Ramsey to second, Logan Jarvis doubled, with the Oilers throwing out Ramsey at the plate. Austin Sistrunk hit a sacrifice fly to score Hensley, and Jarvis scored on an error on the play.

The score remained 5-3 until the top of the sixth, when Owensboro scored one run on an RBI double by Ben Haefner, driving in Seth Woodard. Both teams went scoreless from there for the final margin.

Brandon Dusenberry (3-1) picked up his third win of the season, pitching seven complete innings and allowing four runs (all earned) on nine hits, one walk, and five strike outs. Kyle Klotz pitched two perfect innings to close out the game and grab his first save of the season. Starter Mac Barnes took the loss for the Oilers. C
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Paducah Chiefs 15, Fulton Railroaders 11. The Chiefs outmatched the Railroaders in Paducah to get win that evened both teams in the standings with 8-15 records. Paducah scored 15 runs early and only through the first 4 innings. Fulton crawled back into the game putting up one run in each of the third, fourth and seventh innings, and two more in the eighth. The Railroaders made it even closer in the ninth inning scoring 6 runs as the Chiefs struggled to get outs, but Paducah finally shut down the Fulton rally for the victory. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 10, Muhlenberg County Stallions 2. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers broke open a tight game with an 8-run 7th inning last night on the way to their second consecutive lopsided victory in front of 808 fans on Youth League night.

Fresh off of a 10-2 drubbing of the Paducah Chiefs on Monday, the Bombers downed the Muhlenberg County Stallions by the same score behind a balanced offense and the strong right arm of Renton Poole.

Poole pitched seven innings for Dubois County. He limited the Stallions to three hits while striking out eight. He didn’t walk a single batter. Yet, after he pitched the top of the seventh, the Bombers' lead was only 2-0.

At the seventh-inning stretch, Scott Sollman closed his nightly Harry Caray rendition of Take Me Out To The Ballgame with the familiar call of, “Hey! Let’s get some runs!” 

The Bombers immediately responded in a manner that would have made ol' Harry proud. Five straight singles ignited the rally that saw 13 Bombers come to the plate. Eight different Bombers scored, and the only one who didn't was 90 feet away as the frame finally expired.

Five different hitters came to the plate with the bases loaded in the eighth. It would not be a night where missed opportunities had to be dissected. Each of the five drove in at least one run.

The big blow was a two-run single off the bat of Trey Fulton over a drawn-in Stallions infield that doubled the existing 2-run lead.

Anchoring the heart of the Dubois County lineup, Zack Gray and Fulton had three hits apiece. 

Muhlenberg County escaped the shutout by scoring two runs in the ninth inning, but reliever Brian Wichman sealed the deal by coaxing a double play ball and a pop up.

Poole is now 2-1 on the season. His ERA drops to 1.26. Aaron Glichstein takes the loss for the Stallions. His record falls to 0-3, despite only allowing 2 runs in five innings of work.

Dubois County is off tonight. They return to action in a double-header at Muhlenberg County on Thursday.

The next Bomber home game will be Sunday, July 3 with the annual Independence Day fireworks show after the game. C
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June 27, 2016

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 6, Madisonville Miners 2. (From Madisonville) The Hoptown Hoppers continued their stellar play Monday night with a 6-2 victory over the Miners at Elmer Kelley Stadium in Madisonville. The win was the third straight for first place Hoptown (21-2), while the loss was the second straight for the third place Miners (11-9).

Hopper hurler Casey Queener pitched seven innings of two-hit baseball to get the Win, and at the plate right-fielder Grant Robbins (2-for4) drove in all six Hopper runs.

All of their eight hits and six runs came from the top half of the Hopper batting order, with Chase Schmittou, Matt Crowder, Andrew Gross, and Grant Robbins collecting two hits a piece. Allonte Wingate and Schmittou scored one run each, with Crowder and Gross scoring two each.

Jeff Lindgren started for Madisonville on the mound and scattered six hits over 6.33 innings but also allowed six runs (four earned) before giving way to Justin Whitley on the top of the seventh. Whitley finished on the mound, pitching 2.66 scoreless innings while allowing just two hits, one walk, and striking out five Hoppers. Lindgren took the Loss.

Logan Jarvis led Madisonville offensively, collecting two of the Miners’ three hits on the night, scoring one run, and driving in one run. Daniel Jackson drove in the other Madisonville run. C
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Dubois County Bomber 10, Paducah Chiefs 2. (From Dubois County) Badly in need of a win after a seven-game losing streak, Ian Dimitrie Connor Moroder, and Conner Echols led the way as the Dubois County Bombers downed the Paducah Chiefs 10-2 last night.

675 fans filed into historic League Stadium and witnessed the Bombers score in four straight innings early in the contest. Aided by wildness on the part of the Chiefs pitching staff, Dubois County scored two in the second, three in the third, added a run in the fourth, and struck for four more in the fifth to claim a 10-0 lead.

Zack Gray and Connor Echols walked and were driven in by Michael Rodriguez and Ben Balgaard in the second inning. Repeating the script, Gray and Echols walked again in the third. This time, Moroder launched a drive to the center field side of the right field scoreboard for his second home run of the season, stretching the lead to 5-0 after three innings.

In the fourth, Echols walked for the third time in as many innings, forcing in a run in the bases loaded situation. The Bombers final runs were also aided by three walks as four runs scored in the fifth inning, highlighted by an Echols double. 

Dimitrie started and pitched seven innings for the Bombers. He scattered six hits, but did not walk a batter, only allowing two baserunners past second base.

The Chiefs managed two runs off of Bomber reliever Fabian Reyes in the eighth, spurred by a Cole Womack double and a triple off the bat of Nathan Williams.

Kevin Forde came out of the Bomber bullpen to pitch the ninth, striking out the side in impressive fashion.

Dimitrie goes to 3-0 on the season. Bryce Wilz takes the loss for the Chiefs.

The Bombers close out the first half of the season with a record of 11-10. Paducah falls to 7-15.

Dubois County is back in action at League Stadium tonight, hosting the Muhlenberg County Stallions. First pitch is at 7 PM.

Paducah is at home the next two nights, where they will welcome Fulton tonight followed by Owensboro tomorrow. C
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Owensboro Oilers @ Muhlenberg County Stallions - PPD. The game between the Oilers and Stallions has been rained out in Muhlenberg. Rescheduling of the game is TBA.

 


June 26, 2016

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 2, Dubois County Bombers 0. (From Dubois County) The high-flying Hopkinsville Hoppers made the long trek to League Stadium in Huntingburg, Indiana to take on the Bombers last night. 1,840 Dubois County fans turned out amid the mid-90s heat and humidity for the titanic struggle between the defending champions and the current league leaders.

These two squads squared off in three memorable battles earlier in the season. The first matchup was a 1-1 pitchers’ duel through 8 innings. A doubleheader last weekend produced an extra-inning walkoff homer followed by an 18-13 slugfest. Each game landed with the Hoppers getting the W.

Last night was no exception. Once again, the starting pitchers took center stage. 

In last night's affair, Chase Maddux (son of Greg) scattered six Dubois County singles while shutting out the home squad through eight innings of work. The Hoppers defense combined with Maddux for a fundamentally clean game, allowing no Bombers to reach via error, walk, or hit batter.

Meanwhile, Caleb Wagner and Raunel Perez responded with outstanding mound effort of their own for Dubois County. Wagner pitched the first six innings, yielding just two runs on five hits to the hard-hitting Hoppers who average 9.5 runs per game. Perez held the Hoppers scoreless and hitless over the final three frames.

But Hopkinsville pushed two runs across in the fourth inning, and made them stand up on this night. A leadoff walk and a fielder’s choice where the Bombers were unable to cut down the lead runner put two on with nobody out. Grant Robbins singled in Andrew Gross. Kyle O’Keefe followed with a double to plate Hunter Holland.

After that, the pitchers for both teams dominated. Hopkinsville only pushed one more runner to third. Dubois County was never able to advance a player past second base.

O’Keefe led the Hoppers offense with a pair of base hits. Ben Balgaard rapped three singles for the Bombers. Trey Fulton added a single and a double.

Maddux improves to 2-1 for the season. Austin Hearn picks up his first save, holding the Bombers in check after giving up a leadoff double to Fulton in the ninth inning.

The loss drops Wagner to 2-1.

Hopkinsville is now 20-2, and leads the league by at least a week’s worth of games. Dubois County falls to an even .500 at 10-10, dropping their seventh consecutive game. C
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Owensboro Oilers 12, Fulton Railroaders 11. In 10 innings. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers won their Sunday night against the visiting Fulton Railroaders by the final score of 12 to 11. The game saw the two teams combine for 23 runs on 31 hits, 2 errors and 17 walks -- a game more survived than played or won.

Oilers Scoring Bryce Windham, Sam Medina (3), Joe Silva (2), Nick Lugo (2), Tanner Kehrer, Seth Woodard, Joe Stucky,, and Ben Haefner; Oilers RBIs: Windham, Medina (2), Lugo (2), Kehrer (2), Woodard (3), and Stucky -- Sam Medina was 4 for 5, and a double shy of the cycle for the game. Woodard plated the game-winning run with a walk-off RBI single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Railroaders Scoring: Alex Phillips, Chase Slone (2), Andrew Swanson (2), Chris Patterson, Tyler Catlett, Kyle Beach, Jacob Milosch, Mason Elliot (2); Railroaders RBIs, Swanson (4), Patterson (2), Cameron Curry, Mason Elliot -- The Railroaders came from five runs behind to tie the game in the top of the 9th inning, largely on the strength of a grand slam by Swanson with two out.

The winning pitcher was Owensboro reliever Matt Walczak.

The losing pitcher was Fulton reliever Kyle Beach. C
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Paducah Chiefs 8, Madisonville Miners 7. In Madisonville a Miners' final inning push to catch the visiting Chiefs failed giving Paducah their third win in a row. Both teams had 10 hits each in the game with the Chiefs leaving 6 men on base and the Miners stranding 16 runners. Jason Priest and Davis Elliott had homeruns for Paducah and Chase Hensley homered for Madisonville. Complete Box Scores Click Here.


June 25, 2016

 

Fulton Railroaders 5, Dubois County Bombers 2. (From Fulton) The Railroaders played error free ball to take down the visiting Bombers in Fulton. The win was the second in a row in as many night for Fulton, only their second time in the season for back-to-back victories. Dubois County continued their current struggle losing their sixth game in a row.

 

Scoring the first run in the third inning, The Railroaders held a 1-0 lead until the top of the sixth when Zack Gray hit a 2 RBI double to give the Bombers a 2-1 edge. The DC lead was short lived as Fulton answered in the bottom half with 4 runs off 5 hits and 2 Bomber errors to compete the final scoring for both teams.

 

The Railroaders totaled 12 hits in the game with a RBI each by Alex Smith, Derek Burns, Mason Elliott, and Cameron Curry who doubled in his run.

 

Fulton starter Seth Hougesen gets the win for 6 innings on the mound giving up 5 hits, 2 earned runs, one walk and had 4 strikeouts. After regaining the lead in the seventh inning, Hougesen was relieved by Tyler Magley who completed the final 3 innings and picked up a save.

 

Starter Austin Krizan for Dubois County takes the loss for 5 2/3 innings and tagged for 5 runs (3 earned), one walk and 4 strikeouts. Brian Wichman and Connor Moroder combined to complete the last 2 1/3 innings with a total of 5 strikeouts and issued no walks. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Paducah Chiefs 13, Muhlenberg County Stallions 5. The Chiefs and Stallions together put out 26 hits in a game that Paducah came out on top while playing at Muhlenberg County. The Chiefs scored first and often with multiple runs in 5 of the 9 innings. The Stallions were unable to plate any runs until the final two innings of play, too little too late to overcome the Chiefs lead. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 17, Owensboro Oilers 6. (From Hopkinsville) The Hoptown Hoppers (19-2) bounced back from their loss to the Paducah Chiefs Friday night with a convincing 17-6 victory over the second place visiting Owensboro Oilers (12-8). Seth Oliver (2-0) pitched 6 complete innings giving up only one run earning the win for the Hoppers. Austin Tibbs (0-1) got the loss for the Oilers.

The Hoppers took an early lead with a five run bottom of the first inning highlighted by a three run home run by Andrew Gross, his ninth of the season. His nine home runs ties the OVL record and his RBI total of 39 breaks the OVL record. Grant Robbins drove in two more runs in the first inning. Robbins would finish the night going 3-6 with seven RBI’s.

The Hoppers would add runs in the next four innings extending their lead to 14-1. Owensboro scored a run in the top of the fourth inning with a solo home run by Seth Woodard. Woodard hit a second solo home run in the top of the eighth inning.

The Oilers added two more runs in the top of the 7th inning and one in the 8th inning, but The Hoppers responded with three more runs in the bottom of the 8th extending their lead to 17-4.

The Oilers rallied late adding two more runs in the top of the 9th inning, but it wasn’t enough.

The Hoppers travel to Dubois County on Sunday to face the 4th place Bombers (10-9). C
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June 24, 2016

 

Fulton Railroaders 6, Muhlenberg County Stallions 2. The Railroaders scored 4 runs in the top of the ninth to break a tie and win over the Stallions in Muhlenberg. Andrew Swanson added his 3rd homerun on the season in the game. Cameron Curry gets the win for Fulton and Nick Watkins takes the loss for Muhlenberg County. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Miners 14, Dubois County Bombers 7. (From Madisonville) The Miners (11-7) gained sole possession of third place in the OVL standings with a 14-7 victory over the Bombers (10-8) last night at Elmer Kelley Stadium.

Madisonville jumped out to an early 3-0 lead with three runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Bombers then answered with three of their own in the top of the third to tie the score at 3-3.

The score was not tied long however, as the Miners erupted for eight runs in the bottom of the inning to take an 11-3 lead after three innings. The Bombers chipped away at the lead and trailed 11-7 heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, where Madisonville put the game out of reach with three insurance runs.

Nolan Ramsey led the Miners at the plate, going 3-for-5 with three RBI and four runs scored. Chase Hensley continued his hot hitting, batting 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. Genesis Hillard and Adam Cox chipped in with two RBI a piece as well.

For the Bombers, Buddy Johnson went 3-for4 with three runs scored, Macy Holdsworth went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored, and Trey Fulton went 2-for-4 with two RBI.

On the mound, Miner starter Garret Sendelbach (3-1) picked up his third win of the season, pitching 5.33 innings before handing the game over to the Miner bullpen. Bomber starter Matthew Munden took the loss for Dubois County. C
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Paducah Chiefs 14, Hopkinsville Hoppers 10. In 10 innings. In Hopkinsville the Paducah Chiefs won their fifth game in the season while handing the top seeded Hoppers only their second loss on the year. In a closely contested game, the teams were tied at 9-9 after nine innings of regulation play. Top of the tenth inning saw the Chiefs go ahead with 5 runs off two walked in runs plus 3 RBI from two hits. Hoptown could only answer with a lead off solo homerun in the bottom half of the tenth. Both teams punched out 14 hits each with the Chiefs committing 3 errors and the Hoppers had 2 miscues. Complete Box Scores Click Here.


June 23, 2016

 

Madisonville Miners 15, Fulton Railroaders 12. (From Fulton) The Madisonville Miners had to pull away from the Railroaders in the final inning to secure their win in Fulton. After jumping out to a 10-0 lead in the first two innings play, the Miners appeared to have everything under control for another victory against Fulton. However, the Railroaders finally began scoring with 2 runs in the fourth and another 3 runs in seventh to cut the Miners lead in half. Madisonville answered in the top half of the eighth with 2 more runs for a 12-5 lead. Fulton roared back in the bottom half of the eighth putting up 7 runs and tied the game. In the top of the ninth a triple by Chase Hensley with bases loaded placed the Miners on top to stay.

 

Additional highlights at the plate for Madisonville were homeruns by Chase Hensley for 2 RBI, Logan Jarvis 2 RBI and JD Minor 2 RBI. In total the Miners had put out 11 hits on the evening.

 

Fulton shared in the hit parade with homers by Derek Burns for 2 RBI, a solo homerun for Andrew Holderman and a grand slam by Chris Patterson that tied the game in the eighth. The Railroaders produced at total 13 hits in the game.

 

Winning the game for Madisonville was closer Casey Elbin for 1 2/3 innings of work. Starter Jose Fernandez went for 6 innings and Dylan Ladd in middle relief for 1 1/3 innings.

 

New comer John Ham takes the loss for Fulton only pitching for 1/3 inning and responsible for the go ahead run. Fulton used six additional pitchers during the game. Of note is Chase Slone who went to the mound twice from playing short stop, one before and then after Ham was called upon to pitch. Slone finished out the game for Fulton. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 5, Muhlenberg County Stallions 3. (From Hopkinsville) The Hoptown Hoppers (18-1) remain unbeaten at home after defeating the vising Muhlenberg County Stallions 5-2. Tyler Walton (3-0) gets credited with the win only giving up 2 runs on 6 hits in 8 innings of work. Muhlenberg suffered their second straight loss dropping their record to 3-14. Gavin Alvarez got the save on the game, his fifth of the season. Steve Acosta got the loss for the visiting Stallions. The Hoppers win tonight extends their win streak to 11.

The Hoppers struggled at the plate the first 3 innings but were able to put up their first run with an RBI single by Matt Dudas, driving in Grant Robbins who reached first base on a two out walk and second on a wild pitch. Tyler Walton pitched a scoreless five and two-thirds innings before giving up a solo home run by Jamie Valvano of the Stallions, his second home run of the season, tying the game at 1-1.

Steve Acosta struggled in the bottom of the sixth inning, giving up five straight hits to the Hoppers with singles by Andrew Gross, Wendell Champion, Kyle O’Keefe, Grant Robbins and Matt Dudas. Corey Mason came in for relief, giving up a two run single by Chase Schmittou topping off a 4 run, 6 hit inning by the Hoppers.

Tyler Walton remained effective through eight innings only giving up one more run in the top of the eighth inning on a wild pitch with the bases loaded scoring Mark Treadway for the Stallions.

A rain delay just as the game was heading into the ninth inning held up game play for approximately 45 minutes, but the storm passed quickly and play resumed with Gavin Alvarez taking the mound. Alvarez gave up a lead off single by Nigel Williams of the Stallions, but went on to retire the next three batters in order earning his fifth save of the season.

The Hoppers continue their home stand on Friday when they face the visiting Paducah Chiefs (4-14). C
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Owensboro Oilers 12, Dubois County Bombers 3. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers and the Owensboro Oilers squared off last night in a showdown for second place in the OVL standings, as both squads entered the contest six games back of the league lead.

Owensboro returned home in sole possession of second place after trouncing the home-standing Bombers 12-3.

The Oilers scored in all the odd-numbered innings, scoring one in the first, four in the third, one in the fifth, two in the seventh, and three in the ninth. They added a run in the eighth just for the heck of it.

Dubois County scored a pair in the first inning. A Logan Brown sacrifice fly in the fourth cut the Oiler lead to 5-3. From then on, the Oilers were in full control.

The Bombers stranded nine baserunners, but managed to do so in just three innings, leaving the bases loaded in the first, third, and eighth innings.

Seven different Oilers scored and eight tallied RBIs in a balanced offensive effort that was aided by six Bomber walks, three hit batters, and four errors.

Each team used five pitchers. Matt Walczak was the first reliever out of the Oiler pen. He picks up the win to even his record at 2-2. Renton Poole is charged with the loss. His record stands at 1-1. 

Dubois County falls to 10-7. They travel to Madisonville tonight. The next Bomber home game is Sunday when they host the first-place Hopkinsville Hoppers.

Owensboro is off tonight. They take their 12-7 record to Hopkinsville on Saturday, before returning home to face the Fulton Railroaders on Sunday. C
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June 22, 2016

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 9, Fulton Railroaders 6. (From Hopkinsville) The Hoppers (17-1) roar back from a 6-3 deficit with a 5 run bottom of the seventh inning to extend their winning streak to 10 games, defeating the visiting Fulton Railroaders (6-12) with a final score of 9-6. The Hoppers would put up a total of 10 hits in the game with no errors. Fulton had 7 hits with one error. Jacob Stevens (1-0) got his first win of the season with Gavin Alvarez getting his third save of the season. Alex Smith (0-1) got his first loss of the season for the Railroaders.

The Hoppers scored two runs in the bottom of the second with a two-run home run by Hunter Holland, his third of the season after Andrew Gross led off the inning with a double. They added another run in the bottom of the fourth inning after a two out walk put Kyle O’Keefe on base. Kyle would then score after a stolen base and then a Grant Robbins double to drive him in.

The bullpen of the Hoppers would struggle in the top of the sixth inning where Carlos Cespedes and DJ Lewis would give up 3 runs each on 3 hits by the Railroaders. Zach Bishop led off the inning with a single for the Railroaders. He would subsequently score on wild pitches. Mason Elliot had the other single in the sixth inning. The Hoppers pitchers then loaded the bases up and walked in the second run of the inning. The Railroaders then took the lead with a grand slam by Andrew Swanson, his second home run of the season.

Jacob Stevens pitched a scoreless top of the seventh inning for the Hoppers. The bottom of the seventh inning would see 5 runs scored by the Hoppers, 3 of those being walked in with the bases loaded. Andrew Gross added another RBI making his total 34 on the season. Hunter Holland would also add another RBI with a sacrifice fly making his total 20 on the season.

Austin Hearn pitched effective relief in the top of the eighth inning giving up no runs. The Hoppers added one more run in the bottom of the eighth with a fielder’s choice RBI by Matt Crowder scoring Brian Chilton. Gavin Alvarez pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the top of the ninth inning to close out the game and earn the save.

Casey Queener got the start for the Hoppers on the mound tonight, his fourth of the season. He pitched 5 scoreless innings maintaining his ERA at 0.00 through 24 innings pitched. He would finish the game with a no decision.

The Hoppers play the Muhlenberg County Stallions (3-13) at home tomorrow night. C
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Owensboro Oilers 9, Paducah Chiefs 5. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers won the Wednesday night home game over the visiting Paducah Chiefs by the familiar final score of 9 to 5.

Scoring for the Oilers were: Bryce Windham (2), Sam Medina (2), Mitch Wilson, Hector Marmal, Ben Haefner, Joe Stucky, and Brahm Thomas Whittinghill. Owensboro RBIs: Windham, Medina (3), Nick Lugo, Haefner, and Stucky. Windham went 3 for 4, Medina and Silva were both 2 for 3, with Medina hitting a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 6th.

Scoring for the Chiefs were: Daniel Seitzinger, Peyton Sockwell, Davis Sims (2), and Reid Pope. Sims highlighted the Chiefs offensive effort with two solo home runs in the 2nd and 4th innings. Paducah RBIs: Davis Elliot, and Sims (2).

The winning pitcher was Owensboro reliever Matt Walczak (2.33 IP, 0 R -- the pitcher of record when the Oilers took the un-surrendered lead in the game).

The losing pitcher was Paducah starter Noah Pierce (5. 33 IP, 5 ER -- responsible for the runs that gave Owensboro its un-surrendered lead). C
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Madisonville Miners 8, Muhlenberg County Stallions 2. The Miners got back into the win column with a victory over the Stallions in Muhlenberg on Wednesday. The Stallions jumped to an early 2-0 lead after two innings. The Miners pounded back in the fourth innings scoring 7 runs off 5 hits and 2 Stallion errors and never looked back. Madisonville added one more run in the ninth to cap off the final score. Complete Box Scores Click Here.


June 21, 2016

 

Fulton Railroaders 9, Paducah Chiefs 6. (From Fulton) The Railroaders came out on top in the final innings of play to beat the Chiefs in Fulton but had to overcome five errors in order to do so. The Railroaders had to  mustered up 14 hits to out match the Chiefs who had 8 total. The Chiefs used timely hitting taking advantage of Fulton's miscues.

 

The Railroaders quickly jumped to a 4-0 lead after the first inning of play which included a 3 RBI homerun by Zach Bishop. They added single runs in both the second and third innings only matching single runs produced by the Chief in the top half of both innings. The Chiefs continued to score single runs in the top of the fourth and fifth innings nibbling away at Fulton's lead while holding the Railroaders scoreless. 

 

Top of eighth inning with the score 6-4 Fulton, the Chiefs leadoff batter got aboard on an error. Peyton Sockwell stepped to the plate and promptly hit a homer to right field and tied the game at 6 all.

 

Bottom half of the eighth with a runner on second and two outs, Andrew Swanson singled an RBI to put the Railroaders ahead. Newly acquired Chris Patterson followed with a 2 RBI homerun shot over center field to extend Fulton's lead. It was Patterson second center field homer on the night, his first a solo shot in the third inning.

 

The win goes to Kyle Beach pitching the final ninth inning holding the Chiefs scoreless. Matt Meihls threw for 7 good innings giving up 7 hits, tagged for 4 runs (2 earned), had 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Konnor Aherin pitched in middle relieve for one inning and gave up 2 runs (one earned) and left the game tied.

 

Taking the loss for Paducah was the final reliever Joshua Scheer who gave up 3 hits and 3 runs that put Fulton ahead. Starter Tanner Smith threw for 5 1/3 innings allowing 10 hits, 6 earned runs, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Clay Newton in middle relief went 1 2/3 innings allowing no runs, one hit, one walk and had 3 strikeouts. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 9, Madisonville Miners 5. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers won their Tuesday night home game with the visiting Madisonville Miners. The final score was Oilers 9 to Miners 5, in a game more hard-fought than that score indicates. 

The Miners scored first with a run in the top of the 1st inning.With one out, JD Minor walked, advanced to second base on a passed ball, moved to third base on a ground out, then scored on a wild pitch that defense assumed had hit the batter. Without virtue of a hit Madisonville led 1 to 0.

The Oilers scored three runs to take the lead in the bottom of the same inning. With one away, Tanner Kehrer doubled. Kehrer scored as Joe Silva followed with a RBI single. Seth Woodard was hit by a pitch. Mitch Wilson RBI doubled to score Silva. Bailey Montgomery reached on an RBI fielder's choice used to put Wilson out at third base as Woodard scored. After one complete inning the score was Oilers 3 to Miners 1.

Madisonville narrowed the lead with a run in the top of the 3rd inning. EJ Watson walked, stole second base, then scored taking two bases on an error that allowed Minor on. The score became 3 to 2 for the home team. That score remained unchanged until the Miners scored three runs in the top of the 7th inning to take the lead. With one out, pinch-hitter Collin Dupree walked, Genesis Hillard followed with a single. With two outs, pinch-hitter Austin Sistrunk walked to load the bases. Wesley Birchmeier drove a 2-RBI single up the middle to score Dupree and Hillard, sending Sistrunk to third base. Sistrunk scored on a balk call against the current Owensboro pitcher. For the second time in as many nights, the Oilers had given up a close lead to trail by two runs 5 to 3 with nine outs left to them.

Baseball games can turn on different innings, and they can turn on different nights. On this night, the Oilers responded. They scored twice in the bottom of the 7th inning to tie the game up. With one down, Silva walked, and scored as Woodard immediately followed with an RBI double. A ground out placed Woodard on third base. A walk after that pinch-hitter Nick Lugo RBI singled to bring Woodard across. The game was still knotted at five runs each when Owensboro scored four runs in the bottom of the 8th inning. Ben Haefner was hit by a pitch, and Bryce Windham followed with a double. A pop out later, Silva shot a 2-RBI single through the drawn-in infield to plate Haefner and Windham. With two away, Mitch Wilson and Hector Marmal RBI singled back to back, scoring Silva. Both runners advanced on the throw to the plate. Lugo reached on an RBI's fielder's choice to eventually run down Marmal, but played out long enough to score Wilson as a separate action. The Oilers entered the top of the 9th inning leading 9 to 5 over Madisonville.

The Miners made it interesting in the top of the 9th, putting two men on base, but a strikeout looking with two outs finished off the home win.

Oilers reliever Tyler Solomon won the game as the pitcher of record in a scoreless top of the 8th inning with the game tied. Ryan Hundley worked the scoreless top of the 9th inning, though not in a save situation.

The loss went to Madisonville reliever Chase Hensley. C
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Dubois County Bombers @ Muhlenberg County Stallions - PPD Rained out. This game has been postponed, rained out. The game has been rescheduled for Thursday, June 30 at Muhlenberg County as part of a doubleheader. Each game will be 7 innings with the first game start of 5:00 pm.


June 20, 2016

 

Paducah Chiefs 5, Dubois County Bombers 2. The Chiefs handed the Bombers their third straight loss on Monday in Paducah. The Chiefs score a run in the first and fourth innings to take a 2-0 lead. The Bombers tied the game scoring one run in each of the fifth and sixth innings. Paducah responsed in the bottom of the sixth to put up 2 runs and regain the lead. The Chiefs added another run in the eighth to complete the final score. Paducah had 10 hits total and 3 errors. Jason Priest contributed a homerun for Paducah with 2 RBI. Dubois County had 9 hits and 2 errors. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 4, Madisonville Miners 3. (From Hopkinsville) The Hoptown Hoppers (16-1) extend their win streak to 9 with a 4-3 win against the visiting Madisonville Miners. The Hoppers scored 4 runs off of 12 hits with 2 errors and the Miners scored 3 runs off 6 hits and no errors. Riley Richert (1-0) earns his first win of the season with the save going to Gavin Alvarez his second of the season. Colin Hudson (0-1) gets the loss for the Miners.

The Miners got on the board first with an unearned run in the top of the first. Collin Dupree reached on a single and was advanced home on subsequent errors by the Hoppers. The Hoppers responded with a run in the bottom of the first with Chase Schmittou being driven home by Andrew Gross who leads the league in RBI’s.

The Hoppers took the lead in the bottom of the third inning with an RBI double by DJ Lewis driving in Schmittou who reached base on a single. Schmittou would go 2-4 on the night with an RBI and 2 runs scored.

Both teams scored a run in the fourth inning and the Miners would go on to tie up the score in the top of the fifth inning with a solo home run by Genesis Hillard.

The Hoppers scored the game winning run in the bottom of the eighth with a sacrifice fly from Gross to left field scoring Allonte Wingate who reach base on a single to lead off the eighth inning.

Gavin Alvarez came in and struck out the side earning the save for the Hoppers.

The Hoppers are off tomorrow and will face the Fulton Railroaders (5-11) at home on Wednesday at Colonel Field in Hopkinsville. C
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Muhlenberg County Stallions 5, Owensboro Oilers 3. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers lost Monday night's home game to the visiting Muhlenberg Co. Stallions. The Oilers scored first and led through four complete innings, but the Stallions took over the game with two multi-run middle innings to win by the final score of 5 to 3.

Owensboro scored all three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Tanner Kehrer, (single), Nick Lugo (single), and Bailey Montgomery (walk) each scored in the inning as Seth Woodard collected a RBI sacrifice fly tor Kehrer's run and Ben Haefner drove in Lugo and Montgomery with a 2-RBI single. After one complete inning the Oilers led 3 to 0.

The Stallions scored three runs to tie the game in the top of the 5th inning. Jamie Valvano (reached on an error), Tyler Neeley (reached on a fielder's choice compounded by an error), and Mark Treadway (single) all scored. Treadway collected the RBI for Valvano, an RBI ground out by JD Roberts plated Neeley, and Treadway scored on a passed ball. Muhlenberg Co. scored two more runs in the top of the 6th inning. Justin Ware (single) and Valvano (single) scored. Neeley drove in Ware with an RBI single, and Valvano crossed the plate on the throw to hold Neeley to a single. The Stallions had taken a 5 to 3 lead after their sixth at-bat, then held the Oilers in check the rest of the way to make that score final.

The win belonged to Muhlenberg Co. reliever Broderick Moore who replaced the starter in the bottom of the 4th inning and shutout the Oilers for 5 innings, scattering four hits and working around three walks to do it. Stallions pitcher Aaron Glichstein recorded a save for a perfect bottom of the 9th inning.

Owensboro starter Mac Barnes took the loss. C
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June 19, 2016

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 7, Dubois County Bombers 4 - game 1. In 8 innings. (From Hopkinsville) The Hoppers (14-1) win game 1 of a double-header against the Bombers (10-4) in extra innings with a game-ending walk off 3 run home run by Kyle O’Keefe in the bottom of the 8th. Gavin Alvarez pitched the final 2 innings of the game picking up his second win of the season. He retired all six batters he faced. Brian Wichman pitched the final inning of the game for Dubois County. The inning started off with a ground out and then a strike out. With two outs, Hunter Holland beat out the throw on a ground ball in the infield. Wendell Champion, the next batter reached 1st on a hard hit single to right field. With 2 runners on, Kyle O’Keefe came to bat and with a 3-1 count launched a ball over the left field wall to end the game with a final score of 7-4.

The game started out as a pitcher’s duel with Chase Maddux (1-1) pitching 6 innings and giving up 4 runs in the top of the 4th inning, but only giving up 1 earned run. The Hoppers responded in the bottom of the 4th with a 3 run home run by Hunter Holland after a double by Chase Schmittou and a walk by Andrew Gross. Holland went 2-4 on the night after an impressive 4-5 the night before in Owensboro. 

The Hoppers tied the game in the bottom of the 4th after a double by Matt Dudas followed by a double by Alonte Wingate to drive him in. Ian Dimitrie (2-0) pitched 4 1/3 innings giving up 4 runs. Both starting pitchers ended up with a no-decision.. C
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Hopkinsville Hoppers 18, Dubois County Bombers 13 - game 2. In 7 innings. In game 2 the Bombers scored first and often to maintain a lead over the chasing Hoppers through 5 1/2 innings of play. In the bottom of the fifth inning with a Bomber 11-6 lead, the Hoppers began their comeback scoring 6 runs each in their half of the fifth and sixth innings to take a commanding 18-11 lead. The Bomber were only able to answer with 2 more runs in the seventh and final inning. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Fulton Railroaders 5, Owensboro Oilers 1- game 1. In 7 innings. (From Fulton) The Railroaders and Oilers split a doubleheader on Sunday in Fulton. In game one the Railroaders took a 1-0 lead in the second inning and added 4 more in the fifth. The Oilers finally got on the board in the top of the sixth but could manage no further scores giving Fulton the win. 

 

Fulton totaled 8 hits, committed 2 errors and left 9 runners on base. Owensboro had 6 hits, only one error and stranded 7 runners.

 

Seth Hougesen wins the game for Fulton pitching the entire seven innings with 3 walks, 3 strikeouts and tagged for the one unearned run.

 

The loss goes to starter Brandon Wilson with 4 2/3 innings pitched, giving up 5 runs (4 earned), 4 walks and had 2 strikeouts. Julian Alverio finished out the final 1 1/3 innings of scoreless pitching. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 15, Fulton Railroaders 0 - game 2. In 7 innings. (From Fulton) In the night cap of the doubleheader the Oilers poured on the runs scoring in all seven innings played. Owensboro pounded out 13 hits, used 3 Fulton errors to produce their 15 runs and only stranded one player on base during the game. The Railroaders were unable to find their bats and were only able to get a total of 2 hits.

 

The Oilers use the long ball to put the game out of reach. Three Homeruns were produced by Seth Woodard (2 RBI), Caleb Spears (solo) and a grand slam by Joe Silva ensured the victory for Owensboro. 

 

The win from the mound goes to Adam Schmitt pitching the complete seven innings. Schmitt threw a strong game shutting out the Railroaders allowing only one walk and had 9 strikeouts. 

 

Hunter Smith takes the loss for Fulton pitching the first 3 2/3 innings. Smith gave up 6 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), one walk and had 5 strikeouts. Ryann Gray, Matt Meihls and Alex Smith finished out the final 2 1/3 innings. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Miners 13, Paducah Chiefs 3. The Miners scored 2 runs in the third inning to take a short term lead before the Chiefs answered with 4 runs in the bottom half of the third. Top of the fourth Madisonville tied the game up scoring 2 more runs. The Miners pulled away into the lead scoring 3 runs in the sixth and 4 more in the seventh while holding the Chiefs scoreless. Two more runs came across for the Miners in the ninth with the Chiefs gaining one final score in the last frame. The Miners win pushed them up one spot in the standings into third place by winning percentage over the Oilers who split their doubleheader with the Railroaders on the same night. Complete Box Scores Click Here.


June 18, 2016

 

Dubois County Bombers 7, Fulton Railroaders 0. (From Dubois County) One of the hallmarks of the Dubois County Bombers through the first 13 games of the 2016 OVL season has been outstanding starting pitching. Last night, Oakland City University’s Caleb Wagner raised the bar even higher for his rotation brethren by tossing a complete game shutout, leading the Bombers to a 7-0 victory over the Fulton Railroaders in front of 1347 Dubois County fans.

Wagner scattered seven hits and didn’t walk a batter. No Railroaders even reached third base until the ninth inning when a pair of singles and a hit batter loaded the bags for Fulton with one out. Wagner then closed out the game with a strikeout and a ground ball to preserve the shutout.

Buddy Johnson ignited the attack for coach Andy Lasher’s squad once again. He rapped a pair of singles and a double, coming around to score each time. Macy Holdsworth rocketed a 7th-inning 2-run homer that landed on the platform of the old-fashioned scoreboard in left field. Zack Gray added a pair of hits, scored twice, had two RBIs and a double.

Wagner improves to 2-0. He has yet to allow an earned run this summer through 21 innings on the mound. Cameron Curry started on the mound for Fulton. He takes the loss in his first decision of the season.

Dubois County is now 10-3 for the season. They remain in second place in the OVL, 2.5 games behind Hopkinsville. The Bombers will travel to Hopkinsville today to play a double-header against the Hoppers.

Fulton falls to 4-10. They will also play a twinbill today, hosting the Owensboro Oilers.

The Bombers next home game is Thursday night when the Owensboro Oilers come to historic League Stadium. C
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Paducah Chiefs 10, Muhlenberg Stallions 9. In 14 innings. Between two teams tied in the standings with 2-11 records, the Chiefs and Stallions battled for 14 innings in Paducah before the Chiefs finally broke the deadlock to win by a run. The Chiefs lead by two runs going into the ninth inning when the Stallions tied the game with a 2 RBI single with two men aboard. The Chiefs got the victory in the bottom of the fourteenth when a runner on third base scored on a wild pitch. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 5, Owensboro Oilers 2. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers rallied in the 9th inning for the second consecutive home game, but again fall short in a Saturday night loss to the visiting Hopkinsville Hoppers. The game never felt as close as the final 5 to 2 score made it.

The Hoppers did all their damage in just two innings. In the top of the 3rd inning Hopkinsville took a 2 to 0 lead. Kyle O' Keefe led off with a single, and was sacrificed over to second base. Malik Stephens walked and Allonte Wingate singled to load the bases. Both O'Keefe and Wingate scored on a 2-RBI single by Chase Schmittou. The score remained 2 to 0 until the Hoppers added three runs in the top of the 7th inning. Stephens was hit by a pitch leading off, a single and a double play later saw the lead runner on third with two out. Escape was not to be, as Stephens scored on a RBI single by Matt Crowder. Andrew Gross followed with a single. Hunter Holland brought both Crowder and Gross across with a 2-BI double.

Going into the bottom of the 9th inning the Oilers trailed 5-0, and had managed only one hit off of dominant Hopkinsville starter Seth Oliver. Hoppers reliever Jacob Stevens came in to alleviate the pitch count. With one out, Nick Lugo doubled and Sam Medina walked. Both runners moved up on a ground out. Pinch-hitter Hector Marmal walked. to load the bases. Stevens yielded to reliever Nick Coffman. Ben Haefner nubbed an excuse-me RBI single just past the pitcher to the middle of the infield grass, scoring Lugo. Bryce Windham followed with an RBI walk to plate Medina. The Owensboro rally went no further as a pop up to the catcher ended the game 5 to 2 in favor of the Hoppers. 

The winning pitcher was Oliver, He was a shut-out starter over 8 innings pitched.Nick Coffman gets credit for a save. The losing pitcher was Owensboro starter Aaryn Chandler, though he and his relievers kept their team within reach for as long as possible. C
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June 17, 2016

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 4, Paducah Chiefs 3. In a close game in Paducah, the Hoptown Hoppers increased their winning streak to five games holding off the Chefs in the final inning. The victory for the Hoppers extended their first place standing to 2.5 games over the Bombers who fell to the Miners. The Chiefs remain at the bottom in the standings now tied with the Stallions who won over the Railroaders. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Miners 9, Dubois County Bombers 7. In 10 innings. (From Dubois County) 969 baseball fans enjoyed the antics of the Zooperstars at Huntingburg’s historic League Stadium last night. They also witnessed the home team stake themselves to a 6-1 lead after seven innings. Then the Zooperstars act was over, and the lead disappeared. The Madisonville Miners roared from behind to snare a 9-7 victory in 10 innings.

Madisonville scored five times in the eighth inning to tie the game at six-all. Designated hitter Nolan Ramsey led off the inning with a home run to right field. Three more hits and three errors contributed to the rally. Josh Finerty’s two-run double was the other big blast of the frame.

In the 10th, Madisonville’s Genesis Hillard doubled in one run. Another followed on a Bomber error. Tom Prospero’s sacrifice fly accounted for the final run, giving the Miners a 9-6 advantage.

But Dubois County did not give up easily. A leadoff walk to Mark Geisler was followed by a pair of singles by Ben Balgaard and Miles Hardy. Thus, the bases were loaded with nobody out. But a sacrifice fly off the bat of Buddy Johnson was as much as the Bombers were able to add to the threat.

Ramsey added a ninth-inning double to his earlier home run. Finerty and Hillard both had a pair of hits for the Miners.

The Dubois County attack was led by catcher Trey Fulton went 4-for-5 with three RBIs. Outfielder Connor Echols added three base hits, and Logan Brown and Zach Barnhart contributed two hits apiece.

Dubois County starting pitcher Renton Poole pitched six innings, limiting the Miners to two hits while striking out nine. However, the Dubois County relievers were not as successful against the potent Madisonville lineup.

Miners’ reliever Chase Hensley gets credit for the victory, despite surrendering four hits and a walk in two innings of work. Derek Flaugher pitched the 10th for the Bombers and is charged with the loss.

The loss is just the third of the season for the Bombers in 12 games. They remain in second place, but dropped to 2 ½ games behind league-leading Hopkinsville. Madisonville improves to 7-5. They remain in fourth place in the OVL standings, 4 ½ games off the pace.

The Bombers return to League Stadium to host the Fulton Railroaders tonight. The Miners are off until Sunday. C
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Muhlenberg County Stallions 11, Fulton Railroaders 9. (From Fulton) The MC Stallions (2-11) had to come from behind twice to beat the Railroaders (4-9) in Fulton on Friday. The Stallions' victory broke a 10 game losing streak and handed the Railroaders a third straight loss. Both teams managed 5 earned runs each giving the Stallions 6 unearned runs to the Railroaders 4 unearned. Errors totals were 4 for MC and 5 for Fulton.

 

The Railroaders jump to a 5-0 lead after two innings. Fulton scored 3 runs in the first off of 3 hits and one MC error followed by a second inning score of 2 runs from 2 hits and a sacrifice fly.

 

Both teams remain scoreless until the top of the seventh when the Stallions broke out to score 6 runs on 5 hits and one Fulton error taking a one run lead. MC added another run in the eighth inning from one hit and another Railroader error to make the score 7-5 in their favor.

 

In the bottom half of the eighth the Railroaders retook the lead scoring 3 runs with 3 hits and one Stallion error. A sacrifice bunt accounting for one run and a 2 RBI homer by Andrew Holderman for the other two. 

 

Top of the ninth the Stallions down by one run loaded the bases with the help from yet another Fulton error. With one out, Curt Yenchik park a shot over right field's "Little Monster" for a grand slam to give the Stallions an 11-8 lead.

 

The Railroaders managed their final run on the bottom of the ninth from 2 hits, not enough for a comeback.

 

The win goes to reliever Nick Watkins for MC as the pitcher of record for throwing the eighth inning and not relieved until the bottom of the ninth after the Stallions took the lead. Alex Peveler picked up a save closing out the ninth. The Stallions Starter Max Hall threw for 7 innings, allowed 5 hits, 5 runs (2 earned), 2 walks and had 5 strikeouts. 

 

Railroader Kyle Beach takes the hard loss for Fulton pitching 2 2/3 innings closing the game with 5 hits, 5 runs (2 earned), 2 walks, and one strikeout. Fulton's starter Tyler Magley went for 6 1/3 innings giving up 9 hits, 6 runs (3 earned), 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Complete Box Scores Click Here.


June 16, 2016

 

Dubois County Bombers 8, Owensboro Oilers 6. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers rallied hard in the 9th inning, but did not catch up to the visiting Dubois County Bombers on Thursday night. The final score was Bombers 8 to Oilers 6. Dubois Co. scored first with two runs in the top of the first inning. Scoring were Buddy Johnson (single, stolen base) and Logan Brown (RBI double with Zack Grey collecting an RBI for the sacrifice fly that scored Brown. The Bombers added a run in the top of the 3rd inning. This time Johnson tripled with one out, then scored on Brown's RBI ground out. Dubois Co. pushed the lead out to 6-0 with three runs in the top of the 5th inning. Ben Balgaard (walk), Johnson (single) and Brown (RBI single) each scored. Johnson scored via a wild pitch while Macy Holdsworth had the RBI sacrifice fly to score Brown.

Trailing 6 to 0, Owensboro found offensive traction with a run in the bottom of the 5th. Bailey Montgomery's solo RBI home run did the job nicely. The Oilers closed to 6-2 with a run in the bottom of the 7th inning. Nick Lugo led off with a single and consecutive walks pushed him to third base. Lugo scored on an RBI sacrifice fly by Montgomery.
The Bombers reasserted their lead with two runs in the top of the 8th inning. Connor Moroder reached on an error. Miles Hardy and Peyton Hartbank singled consecutively to load the bases. Both scored on a 2-RBI single off the bat of Brown. The visitor lead grew to 8-2.

The two runs in the top of the 8th inning made the difference against a four run Oiler rally in the bottom of the 9th inning. Lugo (hit by a pitch), Peyton Sawyer (walk), Bryce Windham (walk), and Joe Stucky (reached on an error) all crossed the plate. Joe Silva collected the one RBI single in an inning extended by two defensive errors. A strikeout finally ended the game with the visiting team up by the final score of 8 to 6.

The winning pitcher was Bombers starter Austin Krizan. The losing pitcher was Owensboro starter Matt Walczak. The final Dubois Co. pitcher did not enter the game in a save situation. C
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Madisonville Miners 12, Fulton Railroaders 4. (From Madisonville) The Miners (6-5) defeated the Railroaders (4-8) 12-4 on Thursday night in Madisonville. The Miners scored five runs in the bottom of the second and never looked back.

Tom Prospero (2 RBI), Joe McGuinness (2 RBI), and Brandt Nowaskie (5 RBI) each picked up four hits in five at-bats to pace the Miners offensively. On the mound, starter Brandon Dusenberry pitched six innings to collect the win, with Casey Elbin and Dylan Ladd wrapping up the ballgame on the mound for Madisonville.

For the Railroaders, Cameron Curry and Andrew Swanson each belted solo home runs for the two Fulton runs batted in. Alex Phillips chipped in with two hits as well. Railroader starter Teagan Lind took the loss, with Konnor Aherin, Paris Creek, and Cameron Curry each also seeing time on the mound.

The win keeps the Miners in fourth place, 4.5 games behind league-leading Hopkinsville. Fulton drops to seven games away from the Hoppers with the loss.

Madisonville travels to Dubois County on Friday night, while Fulton hosts the Muhlenberg County Stallions at “The Yard.” C
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Hopkinsville Hoppers 6, Muhlenberg County Stallions 2 - game 1. In 7 innings. The Hoptown Hoppers continued their winning ways with a doubleheader sweeping of the Stallions in Muhlenberg. The Hoppers took an early lead with a 5 to 2 score after the first inning. Hoptown added their final run in the third and kept the Stallions scoreless to the game's end. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 6, Muhlenberg County Stallions 2 - game 2. In 7 innings. Hopkinsville and Muhlenberg repeated game two with the same scoring result. Both teams scored a run each in the first inning. The Hoppers took a lead scoring one in the fourth followed by another run in the fifth for 3-1 score. Top of the sixth, Hoptown added 3 more runs and the Stallions could only answer with one run on the bottom half. The double win for for first place Hopkinsville puts them a game and a half ahead of the second place DC Bombers. Game summary pending. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Andrew Gross named CSB Hitter of the Week. (From Hopkinsville) Hoptown Hoppers slugger Andrew Gross continues to receive recognition for his blistering start to the 2016 season, as the University of Houston-Victoria junior was named the Collegiate Summer Baseball Hitter of the Week on Wednesday.

Gross hit .667 last week, leading the Hoppers to seven wins in eight games and into first place in the Ohio Valley League. He finished the week 14-of-21 at the plate with six home runs and 23 RBIs, which are both league highs. Gross also leads the OVL in walks (13) and is third in runs scored (14).


June 15, 2016

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 8, Fulton Railroaders 2. (From Hopkinsville) The Hoppers improve their record to 9-1 after defeating the visiting Railroaders in Hopkinsville tonight. Hopkinsville scored 8 runs on 8 hits with 3 errors. The Railroaders scored 2 runs on 5 hits with 2 errors to drop their record to 4-7. Starting pitcher Casey Queener improved his record to 3-0 striking out 10 batters with no walks and giving up 5 hits through 8 complete innings of work. Austin Hearn came in to close out the 9th inning. Matt Meihls was the losing pitcher for the Railroaders dropping his record to 1-1. Meihls gave up 6 runs on 5 hits with 5 of those runs being earned.

Hunter Holland led the hitting for the hoppers with 2 hits, both of them doubles with 2 RBIs. Grant Robbins led the team in RBIs with 3 on one hit. Chase Schmittou also contributed with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Contributing to the Hoppers offense tonight was the fact that starting Railroader pitcher Matt Meihls hit 6 batters with Andrew Gross being on the receiving end of 3 of those.

The Hoppers head to Muehlenberg County tomorrow night for a double header and the Railroaders head to Madisonville to face the Miners
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Owensboro Oilers 4, Paducah Chiefs 3. The Oilers extended their winning streak to five games beating the Chiefs by one run in Paducah. In a close ballgame, the Chiefs were first to lead with a single run in inning number one. The Oilers took the lead with 2 runs across the plate in the top half of the third innings. The Chiefs quickly answered to tie the game in bottom half of the third. In the top of the seventh the Oilers scored and took a 3-2 lead. Each team scored one run the eighth as Owensboro hung on to win 4-3 over Paducah. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

 

Muhlenberg County Stallions @ Madisonville Miners - PPD. Tonight's game between the Stallions and Chiefs in Paducah was rained out. Rescheduling of the game is TBA.

 

 


June 14, 2016

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 12, Madisonville Miners 8. (From Madisonville) The Hoptown Hoppers downed the Miners 12-8 last night at Elmer Kelley Stadium in Madisonville. The Miners out hit the Hoppers 17 to 11 at the plate but could not overcome seven errors in the field.

Hopper starter Chance Carner (2-0) picked up his second win of the season, pitching five complete innings (9H 5R 4ER 2BB 1K). Starter Jeff Lindgren (4.33 IP 5H 7R 3ER 2BB 4K) took the loss for Madisonville and moved his record to 1-1.

Chase Hensley (3-for-4, 2RBI, 2R) continued his hot hitting for the Miners, and Nolan Ramsey (2-for-5, 1RBI, 1R) knocked a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Collin Dupree (3-for-6, 2R), Adam Cox (2-for-3, 2R), Wesley Birchmeier (2-for4, 2RBI), and Josh Finerty (4-for-5, 1RBI) all got in on the action as well.

Chase Schmittou (2-for5, 1RBI, 3R), Grant Robbins (2-for5, 3RBI, 1R) and John O’Dwyer (3-for5, 2RBI, 1R) led the way for the Hoppers at the plate. C
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Owensboro Oilers 8, Muhlenberg County Stallions 7. The Oilers edged out over the Stallions in Muhlenberg to win their fourth straight game. Scoring first the Stallions held a 3-1 lead through four innings. Top of the fifth saw the Oilers plate 4 runs with the Stallions answering with one in the bottom half of the innings to make it a 5-4 score in favor of Owensboro. The Oilers continued adding runs scoring one each in the sixth through eighth innings. Bottom of the eighth Muhlenberg rallied to put up 3 runs but fell short by one run giving the Oilers the victory. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois County Bombers 4, Paducah Chiefs 2. (From Dubois County) In a contest that started as a great pitching duel, Zach Gray single-handedly rewrote the script, slugging the Dubois County Bombers to a 4-2 victory last night over the Paducah Chiefs. Gray powered two home runs out of spacious League Stadium, driving in all four Bombers runs.

Matt Munden of New Mexico State University was tabbed by Bomber skipper Andy Lasher for the starting assignment. Munden was the sixth different starting pitcher used by the Bombers in their first 10 games. 

Munden’s performance was consistent with the excellent efforts turned in by the Bombers starting mound staff thus far in the season. He struck out seven Chiefs in seven innings, scattering five hits and only allowing one walk.

Brandon Calia had a strong showing as the Chiefs starting pitcher as well, except for two pitches to Gray. Calia retired the first 10 Bombers in order before USI’s Logan Brown singled with one out in the fourth inning. That brought Zach Gray to the plate. He by launched a shot over the right-center field wall. It was the first home run hit in League Stadium this season.

Paducah cut the lead to 2-1 in the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly by Peyton Stockwell. 

Meanwhile, Calia was once again cruising on the hill for the Chiefs, limiting Bombers opportunities. 

 

Then Gray came to the plate again. Batting with a baserunner aboard via a Paducah error, Gray caromed a sixth inning shot off of the electronic scoreboard behind the right-field fence to give the home team a 4-1 lead.

Dalton Mitchell doubled and Cole Womack followed with a one-out single in the eighth inning to score another Paducah run, bringing the score to the final margin of 4-2.

St. Joseph’s College teammates Kyle Matter and Kevin Forde pitched the eighth and ninth innings respectively for Dubois County, preserving the victory.

In a game that took just a few minutes over two hours to play, the Chiefs outhit the Bombers 7-5, but the two home runs by Gray proved the difference. 

Womack had two hits to lead the Chiefs offense.

Munden gets credit for the win (1-0). Calia falls to 1-2. The save is Forde’s second.

The Bombers improve to 8-2. Paducah falls to 2-9. C
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June 13, 2016

 

Fulton Railroaders 2, Paducah Chiefs 1. In 10 innings. The Railroaders break a 1-1 tie scoring a run in the top of the tenth inning and hold on to win over the Chiefs in Paducah.

Fulton took an early 1-0 lead in the third inning off an RBI single by Chase Slone driving in Cameron Curry who was walked and made second on an Alex Phillips single.

The Chiefs tied the game in the fifth when Ryan Garner step to the plate with one out and hit a solo homerun. The game remained scoreless until the tenth inning.

Top of the tenth with one out, Railroader Cameron Curry tripled followed by an attempt squeeze play when Alex Phillips laid down a bunt. The squeeze failed but Curry remained on third and Phillips made to first safely. A double steal then occurred with the next at bat and Curry took home to put Fulton ahead by a run.

Bottom of the tenth with one out, Ryan Garner walked followed by a Daniel Seitzinger single putting runners on first and second. Nathan Williams then grounded into a double play to end the game.

Hunter Smith get the win with 9 innings on the mound and pitcher of record when Fulton took the lead in the tenth. Alex Smith earned his second save to close out the bottom half of the tenth. Reliever Daniel Seitzinger takes the loss for the final inning pitched when Fulton went ahead. C
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Owensboro Oilers 22, Madisonville Miners 5. (From Madisonville) The Oilers snapped the Miners’ four game winning streak with a 22-5 blowout victory in Madisonville on Monday night. The loss dropped the Miners (5-4) into fourth place in the OVL standings, while Owensboro (6-3) took over possession of third place.

The Oilers jumped on the Miners early, scoring eight runs in the top of the first inning. Owensboro added five runs in the top of the second and four more in the top of the third inning to make the score 17-2 after three inning of play. The Oilers cruised from there to the 22-5 victory.

Mac Barnes started the game for Owensboro and picked up the win; starting pitcherJack Rettig got the loss for the Miners.

The Oilers were led at the plate by Bailey Montgomery, who went 3-for-4 at the plate with two three-run home runs, three runs scored, and seven total RBI. In all, Owensboro hit five home runs on the night.

Chase Hensley continued his hot hitting for the Miners, batting 2-for-5, scoring two runs, and driving in one run. C
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Dubois County Bombers 4, Muhlenberg County Stallions 1. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers welcomed the Muhlenberg County Stallions to Huntingburg’s historic League Stadium last night for the first time. The Bombers secured a 4-1 triumph behind a balanced pitching effort.

The Stallions scored first. A pair of singles were followed by an RBI sacrifice fly off the bat of Mark Treadway to give the visitors a 1-0 lead in the third inning.

The Bombers answered immediately, pushing two runs across in the bottom half of the frame. USI’s Logan Brown and Dayton Flyer Connor Echols each had RBI base hits.

Northwood University’s Ian Dimitrie got the starting assignment for the home team. Dimitrie scattered seven hits over 6 1/3 innings, walking no one while striking out two.

Dimitri combined with relievers Brian Wichman and Connor Moroder to prevent any Stallions from advancing past second base after the third inning.

Dubois County added an unearned run in the fifth inning on an RBI single by Zach Gray. Mark Geisler’s sacrifice fly scored Macy Holdsworth in the eighth for the game’s final score.

J.D. Roberts, Spencer Schultz, Justin Ware, and Jarrett Harness each had two base hits for the Stallions. Gray and Echols had two hits apiece for the Bombers.

With the victory, Dimitrie is the first Bomber hurler to earn two wins on the young season. Moroder is the third bomber pitcher to earn a save. Stallions starter Andrew Wright takes the loss to fall to 0-2.

At 7-2, the Bombers inch within a half game of league-leading Hopkinsville. Muhlenberg County drops to 1-8.

Dubois County closes out a five-game homestand tonight by hosting the other OVL expansion team, the Paducah Chiefs. Game time is at 7 PM. C
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June 12, 2016

 

Dubois County Bombers 7, Fulton Railroaders 5. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers returned to their winning ways last night with an exhilarating 7-5 come-from-behind victory over the Fulton Railroaders.

Fulton rode the strong left arm of Seth Hougeson while building a 5-0 lead through the first six innings. Third inning singles by Kyle Beach, Cameron Curry, and Chase Sloan highlighted a three-run rally. Fulton added unearned runs in the fourth and sixth innings to mount the five-run cushion.

Hougeson pitched six strong innings, limiting Dubois County to two hits. However, he had to escape bases-loaded jams in the second and sixth innings. Both were fueled by defensive miscues and walks.

But on a night when unearned runs were the currency in play, Dubois County made the most of an errant throwing arm from the Railroaders third baseman while tallying seven unearned runs in the seventh inning.

Buddy Johnson had two hits for Dubois County, including the two-RBI single that plated the deciding runs. Zach Gray and Trey Fulton each doubled for the only extra-base hits of the game. 

Fulton’s offense was paced by Kyle Beach with three hits. Cameron Curry and Chase Sloan each added a pair of singles.

Fulton out hit Dubois County 7-5, but committed six errors to the Bombers two.

The Bombers relief corps pitched 5 1/3 innings, holding Fulton to one unearned run. Derek Flaugher earned the win, his first decision of the season. Kevin Forde collects his first save of the summer.

Outfielder Kyle Beach relieved Hougeson in the seventh. His effort was vicitimized by three throwing errors that contributed to the Bomber rally. Beach takes the loss. His record now stands at 0-2. 

The Bombers record improves to 6-2. They remain in sole possession of second place in the Ohio Valley League. They return to action on Money at League Stadium against the Muhlenberg County Stallions. First pitch is at 7 PM. C
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Owensboro Oilers 4, Hopkinsville Hoppers 2. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers won the Sunday night home game playing the Hopkinsville Hoppers. The final score was Hopkinsville 2 to Owensboro 4.

The Oilers scored first in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Nick Lugo reached on a dropped third strike that went to the backstop. Lugo moved to second base on a passed ball, and on to third base via a shallow single to left field. Lugo crossed the plate as the Hoppers middle infield traded the early run for a double play. After two complete innings Owensboro led 1 to 0.

Entering the bottom of the 5th inning the score was still 1-0 Oilers. Starters Brandon Wilson for Owensboro and Chase Maddux for Hopkinsville were letting their defenses make plays behind them in a fineness pitchers' duel. In the home 5th inning the Oilers put another run across. Byce Windham opened with a double. A walk and two pop outs later, Windham came in on a RBI single by Lugo before Lugo was tagged out trying to stretch his knock to a double as well. Owensboro made it 3-0 with a run in the bottom of the 6th inning as Seth Woodard powered a solo RBI home run over the wall at in center-left field. The Oiler lead grew to 4-0 with a run in the bottom of the 7th inning. With one out, Tanner Kerher walked. Julian Alverio was hit by a pitch, and Lugo walked to load the bases. Woodard returned to the plate and drove Kerher in with an RBI sacrifice fly. After 7 complete innings, the Owensboro Oilers led 4-0.

The Hoppers rallied for their two runs in the top of the 8th inning. With one out, Hunter Holland, Grant Robbins and Gavin Alverez all walked consecutively to load the bases. An RBI single by Kyle O'Keefe plated Holland and kept the bases loaded. Andrew Gross followed with an RBI walk to push Robbins in. A shallow fly out and a bases loaded strikeout ended the Hopper scoring with the score 4-2 for the home team. Hopkinsville went on to put two on with two out in the top of the 9th inning, but a routine grounder ended the game with the 4-2 final score.

The winning pitcher was Brandon Wilson, Ryan Hundley earned the save. The losing pitcher was Chase Maddux. C
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Paducah Chiefs 18, Muhlenberg County Stallions 8. The Paducah Chiefs come from behind to tie then take a big late inning lead to beat the Stallions in Muhlenberg and win their second game on the season. Three homeruns in one inning by the Chiefs help propel them to victory. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Miners 19, Paducah Chiefs 6. (From Madisonville) Madisonville (5-3) defeated Paducah 19-6 at Elmer Kelley Stadium on Saturday night. The win was the fourth straight for Madisonville and moved them into sole possession of third place in the OVL standings. The loss marked the sixth straight for Paducah (1-7).

The Miners broke out the long ball, hitting five home runs on the night. Chase Hensley hit two dingers, Austin Sistrunk added a grand slam, and Nolan Ramsey and Logan Jarvis each homered as well.

Nathan Williams and Ryan Garner each drove in two runs to pace the Chiefs at the plate.

Garret Sendelbach picked up the Win for the Miners; Noah Pierce took the Loss for Paducah. C
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June 11, 2016

 

Owensboro Oilers 8, Fulton Railroaders 5. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers won the Saturday night home game playing the Fulton Railroaders. The final score was Fulton 5 to Owensboro 8.

The Railroaders scored first and last, plating three runs in the top of the 2nd inning and two runs in the top of the 9th inning. In the top of the 2nd inning Alex Phillips was hit by a pitch, Mac Edwards walked, and Cameron Curry was also hit by a pitch -- all with two outs --to load the bases. Alex Smith drove them all in on a 3-RBI single. That was all for Fulton until the top of the the 9th. In that half inning Andrew Holderman reached on catcher's interference, Curry reached on fielder's choice that put Holderman out, and an errant throw back to first base sent Curry on to second base. One more out later, consecutive walks to Kyle Beach and Chase Slone loaded the bases. Pinch-hitter Zach Bishop batted in Curry and Beach. A fly ball to left field ended the visitor rally and the game.

The Oilers, down 3-0 at one point, gradually found steady offensive stride to take over the game. Owensboro scored one run each in the bottoms of the 2nd,, 5th, 7th, and 8th innings. The big inning for the Oilers was the four-run bottom of the 4th inning. In the bottom of the 2nd inning Nick Lugo reached on an error and eventually scored on a Joe Stucky RBI sacrifice fly. In the home 4th inning Hector Marmal singled, and Seth Woodard walked. A pop out later, Joe Silva was hit by a pitch which loaded the bases. Bryce Windham followed with an RBI walk, plating Marmal. A fly out later, Tanner Kerher hit a 2-RBI single to score Woodard and Silva, Windham moved to third base and Kerher went to second base on the throw. A wild pitch allowed Windham to come in and put Kerher at third base before the inning closed with the home team now leading 5 to 3. In the bottom of the 5th inning Nick Lugo led off with a double and scored on a RBI double by Woodard. The bottom of the 7th inning saw Ben Haefner hit by a pitch, and moved to second base by a Lugo single, Consecutive fielder's choices brought Haefner in to score, with Woodard again collecting the RBI. In the bottom of the 8th inning, Joe Silva capped the Owensboro scoring with a solo RBI home run. The Oilers flipped an 0-3 deficit to an 8-3 advantage going into the 9th inning, then secured the 8-5 final.

The winning pitcher was Owensboro starter Aaryn Chandler. Fulton starter Tyler Magley took the loss. C
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Hopkinsville Hoppers 6, Dubois County Bombers 1. (From Dubois County) The Hopkinsville Hoppers took their 6-0 record to League Stadium in Huntingburg, Indiana last night to match up with the second-place Dubois County Bombers. It was tight and tense for eight innings, but the hard-hitting Hoppers rallied for a five-run ninth to secure a 6-1 victory.

The Hoppers’ Seth Oliver and the Bombers’ Caleb Wagner matched up in a pitching duel for six innings. Wagner held Hopkinsville to a single unearned run on five hits and one walk over the first six frames. Oliver was even more dominant, only allowing the Bombers one hit and one walk in 5 2/3 innings pitched.

The Hoppers took the early lead when Chase Schmittou reached on an error in the first. Matt Crowder followed with a single, and Hunter Holland drove a shot to the outfield and scored Schmittou. Crowder was called out at the plate when he also tried to score. 

The 1-0 Hopper advantage remained until the Bomber sixth inning. When Oliver issued his first walk of the night with two down , Hoppers skipper Trey Porras pulled him in favor of Austin Hearn. Dubois County’s Zack Gray lashed a double that allowed the fleet Connor Echols to score all the way from first base. 

With the contest knotted and both starting pitchers out, it was up to the bullpens to hold the line on this pitchers' night. Hearn remained on the hill for the Hoppers for the final 3 1/3 innings while Dubois County replied with a series of four relievers.

Hopkinsville threatened in the seventh when Bomber reliever Fabian Reyes walked the first two batters. Connor Moroder pitched the Bombers out of the threat. After a successful sacrifice bunt moved both runners into scoring position, Moroder coaxed leadoff hitter Allante Wingate into a double play. Bomber shortstop Michael Rodriguez made the defensive gem of the night, tagging a baserunner and throwing to first to retire the better.

After a scoreless eighth, it looked like the game was in danger of going extra innings. But the Hopper bats came alive in the ninth. Three different Hoppers came to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs. All three (Schmitou, Daniel Lewis, and Hunter Holland) responded with base hits to drive in a total of five runs.

Hearn gets credit for the victory; Raunel Perez is charged with the loss. It is the first decision of the season for both pitchers.

Schmittou, Crowder, Andrew Gross, and Holland each had a pair of hits for the Hoppers. Gray had two of the Bombers three hits.

Hopkinsville goes to 7-0. They now have a two game lead over the second-place Bombers. Dubois County falls to 5-2, and holds onto sole possession of second place.

Hopkinsville travels to Owensboro tonight, while the Bombers will remain home to welcome Fulton. C
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June 10, 2016

 

Dubois County Bombers 6, Owensboro Oilers 2. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers rebounded from their first loss of the season with a 6-2 victory over the visiting Owensboro Oilers last night. 773 Dubois County faithful made the trek to to historic League Stadium to witness the Bombers improve their record to 5-1.

Dubois County took an early lead when USI’s Buddy Johnson walked to lead off the home first inning. A wild pitch and an error moved him around the bases on a run scored without benefit of a base hit.

Owensboro knotted the game in the fourth inning when Tanner Kehrer walked and was driven in by the Oilers Nick Lugo.

Dubois County immediately regained the lead in the bottom of the inning. Mark Geisler singled with one out. He eventually came around to score on some heads-up baserunning, advancing on a wild pitch, a stolen base, and an error.

The Bombers added two more in the fifth. Johnson again led off the inning with a walk. Connor Echols followed with a double. Zach Gray’s RBI single and Macy Holdsworth’s sacrifice fly put the home team up 4-1.

Owensboro cut the margin to two with an unearned run in the eighth inning, but Dubois County plated a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth, highlighted by an RBI single off the bat of Logan Brown.

USI’s Austin Krizan made his first start for the Bombers. He went five innings, holding Owensboro to a single run on two hits. A distinct ground ball pitcher, 12 of Krizan’s 15 outs were recorded via ground balls.

Matt Munden, Brian Wickman and Kevin Forde held the Oilers in check through the final four frames, allowing one unearned run.

Krizan earned the win to go 1-0. Oilers starter Matt Walczak takes the loss, his first decision of the season.

Gray and Lugo led their respective teams with two hits apiece.

The Bombers victory solidifies their hold on second-place. They remain one game behind the league-leading and undefeated Hopkinsville Hoppers. The Hoppers and Bombers will meet for the first time this season tonight at League Stadium. First pitch is at 7 PM.. C
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Hopkinsville Hoppers 6, Muhlenberg County Stallions 1 . The Hoptown Hoppers remain undefeated and on top of the standings after handing the Stallions their fifth straight loss. The game played in Hopkinsville saw the Stallions score their only run in the first inning. The Hoppers scored one run each in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 2-1 lead. Hoptown extended the lead with a run in the seventh and three more in the eighth to complete the 6-1 victory. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Miners 16, Fulton Railroaders 6 . (From Fulton) For the second time in the season the Miners took care of business hammering out a big win over the home team Railroaders. Madisonville used 15 hits to produce their 16 run game that included three homeruns for 6 RBI. Fulton's bats came alive in the seventh inning with 4 of their total 6 game hits to score 5 runs, but were unable at that time to overcome an eight point deficient. 

 

Best at the plate for the Miners were Austin Sistrunk going 2-for-3 with two homeruns (5 RBI), Tom Prospero 4-for-5 a double and 3 RBI, Joe McGuinness 1-for-2 with a double for 3 RBI, and Chase Hensley with a solo homerun.

 

Cameron Curry hit a solo homerun for Fulton and Jacob Elliot managed a 2 RBI single.

 

By pre-arrangement, Miners' starter Jose Fernandez is awarded the win as the pitcher of record leaving the game after 3 innings with a 2-1 lead. Four additional pitchers were used by Madisonville. 

 

Newly reporting Teagan Lind takes the loss going 5 innings, allowing 10 hits, 7 earned runs, 2 walks and had 4 strikeouts. Three Railroader pitchers finished the game.

 

The win by Madisonville moved the Miners into 3rd standing and pushed the Railroaders down into 5th place. Complete Box Scores Click Here.


June 9, 2016

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 14, Paducah Chiefs 10. The Hoptown Hoppers remain undefeated after winning over the Chiefs in Paducah. Trailing by 10 runs going into the bottom of the ninth, the Chiefs rallied to put up 6 runs but fell well short of what was needed. The Hoppers produced two grand slams in the game. Hopkinsville remains at the top of the standings alone after the Bombers lost their first game to the Miners. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Miners 2, Dubois County Bombers 1. (From Madisonville) The Miners (3-3) tagged the Bombers (4-1) with their first loss of the season on a 2-1 Madisonville victory at Elmer Kelley Stadium on Thursday night.

The only runs of the game came in the seventh inning. After the Bombers scored an unearned run on the top of the seventh, Madisonville answered with two unearned runs in the bottom half of the frame to take the lead.

Dylan Givens picked up the Win in relief of Miner starter Brandon Dusenberry, who pitched five scoreless innings but left with the score knotted at 0-0. Wesley Birchmeier got the final out to notch the Save.

Bomber starter Renton Poole pitched well and earned a No Decision, as reliever Brian Wichman gave up the two unearned runs in the 7th. Fabian Reyes pitched the final few innings for the Bombers. C
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Fulton Railroaders 9, Muhlenberg County Stallions 3. The Railroaders defeat the Stallions in Muhlenberg to even their record at 3-3 and remain tied in the standings with Madisonville. Fulton took advantage of 6 unearned runs to take a commanding lead, 5 of which came in the first inning. The Stallions could only answer with one run in the first and 2 more in the third inning. The Railroaders tacked on 3 more to their total in the ninth. Complete Box Scores Click Here.


June 8, 2016

 

Owensboro Oilers 9, Paducah Chiefs 3. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers made it a 3-win opening home stand, defeating the first-time visiting Paducah Chiefs on Wednesday night by the final score of 9 to 3.

The Oilers scored four runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning: Hector Marmal, Joe Stucky, Joe Silva, and Seth Woodard; RBIs for Bryce Windham and Mitch Wilson (2). Owensboro added one run in the bottom of the 5th inning: Silva. The home team scored three more runs in the bottom of the 6th inning: Julian Alverio, Tanner Kerher, and Mitch Wilson; RBIs for James Parker (3 -- triple). The Oilers scored one more run in the bottom of the 7th inning: Silva; RBI for Alverio.

The Chiefs scored one run in the top of the 7th inning: Nathan Williams; RBI for Davis Elliot. Paducah added two more runs in the top of the 8th inning: Davis Sims and Jason Priest; RBI for Sims (solo home run).

Owensboro starter Austin Morgan won, giving up just one hit in six innings of work, while striking out eight against five walks.

Paducah starter Dakota Head lost, completing just two innings while giving up four runs on five hits. Only one of those four runs was earned, as the Chiefs committed four defensive errors for the game. C
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Hopkinsville Hoppers 18, Fulton Railroaders 0. The Hoptown Hoppers took care of business in beating down and shutting out the struggling Fulton Railroaders in Hopkinsville on Wednesday night. The Hoppers amassed their 18 runs off 16 hits that included a pair of homeruns from Andrew Gross, one a grand slam. Hoptown remains undefeated on the season joining Dubois County with a perfect 4-0 record. Fulton falls back into 4th standing with a 2-3 record. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Madisonville Miners 8, Muhlenberg County Stallions 4. The Miners got their second win on the season in Muhlenberg with a victory over the Stallions who have now lost three straight games. The win moves the Miners up a notch in the standings and even with the Railroaders at 2 wins and 3 losses. With the loss, the Stallions are still looking for their first home field win on the season. Complete Box Scores Click Here.


June 7, 2016

 

Dubois County Bombers 6, Paducah Chiefs 5. The Dubois County Bombers fended off a ninth inning rally by the home standing Paducah Chiefs and win their fourth straight game. The undefeated Bombers remain on top in the standings in early going of the season. The Chiefs' record drops to 1-4 after three straight losses. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 9, Madisonville Miners 7. The home team Hopkinsville Hoppers hold on to win against the visiting Madisonville Miners and remain undefeated. The game saw 20 hits total and included three homeruns by the home team. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 7, Muhlenberg County Stallions 4. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers continued a successful opening home stand, defeating first-time visiting Muhlenberg County Stallions by the final score of 7 to 4.

The Oilers scored two runs each in the bottoms of the 1st, 3rd, and 4th innings; and added one run in the bottom of the 7th inning. Scoring for Owensboro were: Bryce Windham, Seth Woodard, Tanner Kerher, Sam Medina (2), Hector Marmal, and Caleb Spears. RBIs for Owensboro belonged to:Woodard, Medina (3), and Nick Lugo (2).

The Stallions trailed 6-0 through four complete innings before rallying for three of their runs in the top of the 5th inning. Muhlenberg Co. added their only other run in the top of the 8th inning. Scoring for Muhlenberg Co. were: Jamie Valvano, Nigel Williams, Justin Ware, and Will Broady. RBIs for Muhlenberg Co. belonged to: Valvano (2 -- a 2-run HR), JD Roberts, and Broady.

Oilers starter Adam Schmitt was the winning pitcher, Owensboro reliever Ryan Hundley got his second save in as many nights. Both were part of an effective quartet of Owensboro pitching.

Stallions starter Grant Wallace took the loss. C
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June 6, 2016

 

Fulton Railroaders 9, Paducah Chiefs 5. (From Fulton) The Railroaders came from behind to overtake and beat the Chiefs in Fulton. After four and a half innings of play, the Railroaders could only muster one run and trailed the Chiefs by four. In the bottom half of the fifth inning, Fulton used 3 hits, 4 walks, a hit batter and one Chiefs' error to put up six runs and take a 7-5 lead. The Railroaders scored two more runs in the sixth to complete the final 9-5 victory.

 

Fulton was slow getting started and seems sluggish at the plate through the first four innings before finally taking advantage of walks and miscues by Paducah. The Railroaders totaled 8 hits in the game, all singles, with 7 RBI and 11 walks. There were 13 runners stranded on base.

 

Paducah out preformed the Railroaders at the plate with 9 hits that included one solo homerun, a triple and one double. Their RBI total accounted for all 5 runs scored. The Chiefs were aggressive in their base running, but good defense by the Railroaders held several plays in check and helped shut down Paducah's scoring through the final four innings of play. 

 

Hunter Smith takes the win for Fulton throwing for the first six innings and the pitcher of record when the Railroaders took the lead in the bottom of the sixth. He gave up 8 hits, 5 earned runs, 2 walks and had 10 strikeouts. Matt Meihls and Cameron Curry together completed the final three scoreless innings.

 

Chiefs starter Michael Klayer threw for 4 innings before leaving the game in bottom of the fifth and responsible for 5 earned runs tying the score with Fulton. Reliever Noah Pierce came in for one and 1/3 innings and gave up the go ahead run to take the loss for Paducah. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 3, Madisonville Miners 1. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers won their home opener Monday night against the visiting Madisonville Miners. The final score was 3 to 1 in favor of the home team. The Oilers opened the scoring with two runs in the bottom of the 1st inning. Bryce Windham led off the home half with a walk and Seth Woodard followed with the same. Both runners were sacrificed ahead one base. Sam Medina delivered a 2-RBI double, scoring both Windham and Woodard -- but Medina was tagged out turning too far toward third base. After one inning the Oilers led 2-0.

Owensboro added one more run in the bottom of the 5th inning. Ben Haefner led off with a double. The runner was sacrificed over to third base. Haefner scored on a sharp RBI ground out by Joe Silva to shortstop. At the end of five complete Owensboro led 3-0.

The Miners rallied for their only run in the top of the 6th inning. Joe Kennedy walked leading off, then advanced to second base on a wild pitch. Kennedy scored on a RBI single that Austin Sistrunk flared into short center field. Going into the bottom of the 6th inning, the home team was up 3-1. That score held to become final.

Pitching stood out all game long. Owensboro starter Mac Barnes collected the win, pitching 5+ innings of fast-paced baseball. He was followed by Jordan McKinney and Tyler Solomon, who both set up Ryan Hundley for the save in the top of the 9th inning. Madisonville starter Garret Sendelbach took the loss, though the trio of Miners pitchers threw well. C
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Dubois Co. Bombers 9, Muhlenberg Co. Stallions 6. The DC Bombers walked away with a win over the home team MC Stallions in an almost four hour game that saw 8 errors totaled by both teams (MC 8, DC 3). The Stallions out hit the Bombers 12 to 5 with DC having only 2 RBI and MC hit 6 RBI. Eleven total pitchers saw work on the mound. Matt Mathies gets the win for DC and Andrew Wright took the loss for MC. Complete Box Scores Click Here.


June 5, 2016

 

Muhlenberg Co. Stallions 4, Paducah Chiefs 2. The Stallions won their first game of the season on the road in Paducah against the Chiefs. Muhlenberg had 7 hits, stranded 7 runners and committed 1 error. The Chiefs managed 3 hits, left 8 on base and played error free defense. Steve Acosta took the win and Alex Peveler earned a save. Noah Pierce took the loss for Paducah. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois Co. Bombers 7, Fulton Railroaders 1 . (From Fulton) The DC Bombers pitching and bats out preformed the Railroaders to hand Fulton their second straight loss. The Bombers improve to 2-0 in the early season and the Railroaders drop below .500 with a 1-2 record.

 

Dubois County totaled 10 hits on the evening to produce their 7 runs. The offense was lead by Miles Hardy going 3-for-5, 2 RBI with one run scored, and Connor Moroder added a solo homerun. Bombers in the field contributed to the win playing tough defense and error free ball.

 

The Railroaders managed 4 hits but were unable to rally several times during the game. Their only run finally came in the bottom of the eighth inning from a sacrifice fly by Chase Slone with a runner on third. Fulton's defense managed two double plays during the game but also had 2 errors. DC's timely hitting and base running added to the Railroaders woes.

 

Bomber starting pitcher Caleb Wagner threw a strong game through 6 innings giving up 3 hits, no runs, 2 walks and striking out 6, he earned the win. Kevin Forde, Connor Moroder and Brian Wichman completed the game on the mound for DC.

 

The loss went to Railroader starter Tyler Magley who went for 6 innings allowing 7 hits, 4 earned runs, 3 walks and had one strikeout. Alex Smith and Alex Phillips finished out the final 3 innings.

 

The Railroaders host the Chiefs on Monday. The Bombers remain on the road to Muhlenberg County to take on the Stallions who won their fist game against the Chiefs this day. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 13, Owensboro Oilers 0. (From Hopkinsville) Four Hoptown pitchers combined for a one-hit shutout Sunday, and the homestanding Hoppers pounded out 15 hits for the second time in as many games to notch the 13-0 win over the Owensboro Oilers.

Starting pitcher Chase Maddux (1-0), a UNLV sophomore and the son of Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux, struck out three and walked one and gave up the lone Oilers hit in six innings of work to earn the win. Relievers Nick Coffman, Riley Richert and Gavin Alvarez each threw an inning of no-hit ball, with Richert claiming two strikeouts and Alvarez throwing one.

The Hoptown offensive onslaught continued for the Hoppers, with Andrew Gross launching two two-run homers to bolster the hometown cause. Gross finished with a 3-for-5 day, adding a double, scoring two runs and driving in five. Chase Schmittou went 3-for-4 with a double, a run and a run batted in, while Grant Robbins went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two steals.

Cooper Weatherly went 2-for-4 with two runs and two stolen bases, while Kyle O'Keefe went 2-for-4 with a run. Allonte Wingate had a double, scored three runs and had two RBIs, while Matt Dudas and Hunter Thomas each had a double for the Hoppers.

Starter Isaiah Nelson (0-1) took the loss for Owensboro, allowing five runs on seven hits, walking four in 3 1/3 innings. Aaryn Chandler came on in the fourth inning, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits, striking out one and walking one in 3 2/3 innings. Saige Benson didn't record an out in the eighth inning, allowing three runs (two earned) on one hit and walked two, while Matt Walczak closed out the game, allowing no runs on one hit in one inning.. C
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June 4, 2016

 

Paducah Chiefs 8, Madisonville Miners 3. The Chiefs won their first OVL game against the Miners a home to open Paducah's season at Brooks Field. Their 8 runs scored was highlighted early in the first inning with 3 RBI homer off the bat of Jason Priest. Brandon Calia earned the Win on the mound for the Chiefs. Brandon Dusenberry took the Loss for the Miners. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Dubois Co. Bombers @ Hopkinsville Hoppers - PPD Rained out. Tonight's game between the Bombers and Hoppers has been rained out. The game has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 19 in Hopkinsville as part of a doubleheader with 7 innings each game. First game start is 5:00 p.m. 

 

 

Owensboro Oilers @ Fulton Railroaders - PPD Rained out. Tonight's game between the Oilers and Railroaders has been rained out. The game has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 19 in Fulton as part of a doubleheader with 7 innings each game. First game start is 5:00 p.m.

 


June 3, 2016

 

Dubois County Bombers 5, Owensboro Oilers 0. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers opened defense of their 2015 OVL title with a convincing 5-0 triumph over the visiting Owensboro Oilers. 1455 faithful Bomber fans packed Huntingburg’s historic League Stadium to witness the season opener for both teams.

Dubois County starting pitcher Renton Poole set the tone for the evening by striking out for of the first five Oiler hitters he faced. Poole only allowed two hits before departing the game with two outs in the sixth inning. He had notched seven strikeouts against only three walks. 

Poole’s outstanding season debut was followed by a trio of Bomber relievers who joined in the shutout effort. Matt Munden, Fabian Reyes, and Raunel Perez held the visitors hitless over the final 3 1/3 innings to preserve the 2-hit shutout.

The Bomber offense was aided by consistent wildness on the part of the Oilers hurlers. Owensboro starting pitcher Austin Morgan walked the bases loaded in the first inning. He escaped the jam, only allowing a single run – a sacrifice fly off the bat of Zach Gray (Olney Central).

However, Morgan walked another pair of hitters in the third inning. Both ultimately came around to score on an RBI single by Trey Fulton and a bases-loaded groundout by Mark Geisler.

The 3-0 advantage held until the eighth when the Bombers added a pair of insurance runs. Geisler led off the inning lashing a double to the gap in right center. His Dayton Flyer teammate, Connor Echols, brought him around with a line drive single down the right-field line. The control woes resurfaced at that point for the Oiler pitching corps. A pair of walks and a wild pitch moved Echols around the bases for the fifth and final Bomber tally.

Echols was 3-for-4 on the night including a bunt single. Fulton was 2-for-3. Geisler’s double was the only extra-base hit of the contest.

Poole was the winning pitcher (1 – 0); Morgan took the loss (0 – 1). C
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Madisonville Miners 18, Fulton Railroaders 5. (From Madisonville) The Madisonville Miners (1-0) kicked off the 2016 season with an 18-5 win over the Fulton Railroaders (1-1) Friday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium.

The Miners scored 18 runs on 15 hits and four errors by Fulton. The Railroaders scored 5 runs on 8 hits and two Madisonville errors.

Madisonville reliever Dylan Ladd picked up the Win, with Railroader starter Kyle Beach taking the Loss. Miner starter Jeff Lindgren went 2.33 innings with Jack Rettig, Mitchell Bault, and Casey Elbin also seeing action on the mound for Madisonville, with Konnor Aherin, Paris Cheek, Alex Phillips, and Matt Meihls all pitching for the Railroaders.

Madisonville was led at the plate by lead-off hitter Joe Kennedy, who went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. Daniel Jackson went 2-for4 with 2 RBI and 3 scored, and Eugene Freeman went 1-for-1 with 4 walks, 4 runs scored, and 3 RBI. JD Minor went 2-for-4 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI.

For Fulton, the Railroaders were led at the plate by Nick Shuemaker, who went 2-for5 with 2 RBI and 1 run scored. Andrew Swanson went 2-for-4 with one run scored. Chase Slone, Derek Burns, and Mac Edwards each chipped in with an RBI a piece. C
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Hopkinsville Hoppers @ Muhlenberg Stallions - PPD Rained Out Game rescheduled for Thursday, June 16 as part of a doubleheader with 7 innings each game. First game start is 5:00 p.m.

 


June 2, 2016

 

Fulton Railroaders 2, Muhlenberg Stallions 1. (From Fulton) The home team Fulton Railroaders edged out over the visiting Muhlenberg Stallions to open the 2016 season with a win. With 4 hits for each team, the difference came down to a 2 RBI homerun by Fulton over a solo homerun by Muhlenberg. 

 

The Railroaders scoring came first in the second inning with a lead off single by Nick Shuemaker. Matt Meihls followed with homer over the left field Little Monster at Lohaus Field. 

 

The game remained scoreless until the top of the ninth inning. With 2 outs and no one on base, Curt Yenchik sent his solo shot over Little Monster for the Stallions' only score.

 

Starter Seth Hougensen takes the win for Fulton going 7 innings on the mound with no runs allowed, giving up one walk and striking out 9 batters. Alex Smith closed the final 2 innings with one earned run, no walks and 2 strikeouts to earn a save. 

 

Mulhenberg's starter Grant Wallace takes the loss for 4 innings pitched, giving up only 2 hits for 2 earned runs, one walk and 3 strikeouts. Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 20, Paducah Chiefs 1. (From Hopkinsville) The homestanding Hoptown Hoppers gave a rude welcome to the Paducah Chiefs in their first game in the Ohio Valley League, scoring 10 runs in the first seven innings and tacking on 10 more in the eighth for the 20-1 win in the season-opener for both teams.

Both teams had struggling pitchers, as winner Casey Queener (1-0) threw 99 pitches in the first five innings, while Paducah starter Dakota Head (0-1) threw 51 pitches in the first 2 2/3 innings before being ejected.

The most forgettable inning for Paducah was the eighth inning, where nine of the 10 runs were unearned. Clay Newton started the inning and threw 43 pitches to the first nine batters without getting an out. He and Jordan Adesi combined to throw 78 pitches in the eighth inning, 53 before recording an out.

Hoptown slapped 15 hits in the game, led by Matt Crowder, who went 3-for-6. Wendell Champion had two doubles for the Hoppers, while Chase Schmittou and Grant Robbins each had one.

Paducah didn't help its cause with just three hits and eight errors in the field.
Complete Box Scores Click Here.

 

 

 

Madisonville Miners @ Dubois Co. Bombers - PPD Rained Out. Game tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, July 23. 

 

 


February 24, 2016

 

SD Chicken to visit DC in July.  The Famous San Diego Chicken is coming to the Dubois County Bombers game against the Fulton Railroaders on Friday, July 15, 2016 at League Stadium in Huntingburg, IN. Click Here for video on the Chicken.


November 17, 2015

 

Muhlenberg County Stallions are seventh OVL team.  The Muhlenberg County Stallions have been accepted into the Ohio Valley League summer college baseball circuit.
     The Stallions will become the seventh team to play in the league next summer. The league, which plays by NCAA rules, had five teams this past summer. They included the Fulton Railroaders, Hoptown Hoppers, Madisonville Miners, Owensboro Oilers, and Dubois County Bombers in Huntingburg, Indiana. The Paducah Chiefs joined the league on Oct. 29 and will also start play next June.

     The wooden bat league will play a 42-game regular season schedule that will begin in early June. The regular season will finish in mid-July. A tournament will then be played to complete the season by July 31st. “We are looking forward to providing college-level baseball in Muhlenberg County next year,” said Stallions President Mark Stone of Central City. “We expect to have several local products to play for the Stallions.” 

     Stone said that Steve Fowler of Hanson, who is no stranger to the Ohio Valley League, will serve as manager and director of baseball operations. Fowler has held the position as head coach of several teams in the league.

     "On behalf of the OVL, we are thrilled to have the Stallions as a new entry into our outstanding summer collegiate league,” said Cubb Stokes of Fulton, who is president of the league. “The Stallions will provide a great quality of baseball for the citizens of Muhlenberg County, as well as an opportunity for homegrown college players to return home and play in front of their friends and family. Your citizens will also be exposed to players from all over the country who will spend the summer in your county and make lasting friendships. I congratulate all involved in bringing summer collegiate baseball to your area and I guarantee each and everyone of you that you won't be disappointed."

     Muhlenberg County will be taking over the Marion Bobcats franchise that last played in 2013. Home games will be played at the Muhlenberg County High School West Campus baseball field in Greenville KY.


October 29, 2015

 

Brooks Stadium Commission joins Ohio Valley League.  The Brooks Stadium Commission has signed a contract to join the Ohio Valley Summer Collegiate Baseball League (OVL) as the Paducah Chiefs.

     “On behalf of the OVL, we are thrilled to have the Paducah Chiefs become part of our outstanding summer collegiate league,” said Cubb Stokes, OVL President. “Paducah has a great heritage of having great baseball teams at all levels, and we look forward to playing at historic Brooks Stadium.”
     Greg McKeel has been appointed General Manager of the baseball team by Dr. Frank Hideg, President of the Brooks Stadium Commission with unanimous approval of Commission members.
     “The Brooks Stadium Commission has been researching and observing the OVL for the past three years and found it to be a viable, stable and respected league for summer baseball at Brooks Stadium,” said Hideg. “The Commission felt it would meet the needs of the community in providing summer college baseball that includes players from our area.”
     “The Chiefs will provide great quality baseball for the city of Paducah, as well as an opportunity for hometown college players to come home and play in front of their friends and family during the summer and for ball players from all over the country to spend the summer in Paducah and make new friends for a lifetime,” said Stokes.
     The Chiefs will be the fifth team in the six-team collegiate baseball league that once belonged to the Class D Professional Kitty League during the early to mid 1900's (all but Huntingburg, IN). Paducah joins the Owensboro Oilers, Fulton Railroaders, Dubois County Bombers, Hoptown Hoppers and Madisonville Miners currently in the OVL.
     “The Hoptown Hoppers and the Ohio Valley Summer Collegiate Baseball League have provided the citizens of Hopkinsville with a new love for baseball,” said Cheryl Cook, Executive Director of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Our crowds have been fabulous and we’ve made new friends from around the U.S. and beyond, and it has brought family and friends to town to visit to watch their favorite player.”

Laura Schaumburg Oswald, Marketing Director
Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau


August 26, 2015

 

Former Marion Bobcat now active with San Diego Padres. In some small fashion, Marion, Kentucky went to the big leagues last Friday night. The ultimate beneficiary of the “call up” was Travis Jankowski, who started in center field for the San Diego Padres. Jankowski played for the Marion Bobcats in 2010 during the final year of the KIT league before the Bobcats joined the newly formed OVL in 2011.
     This MLB Story begins with Gordon Guess and his beloved – yet now defunct – Marion Bobcats. Guess, who owned and operated The Peoples Bank for many years, is a true blue baseball man. His passion for the game helped spawn a summer collegiate team in Marion for six years from 2008 to 2013. Jankowski was one of its finest stars, although for a very brief period. 
     Jankowski had just finished his freshman season at Stony Brook (NY) University when the Marion Bobcats got a tip about a young kid who was fast as lightning and played a pretty good center field. “But they said he couldn’t hit very well,” Guess recalled with a chuckle early this week, recounting a conversation that Bobcats coach Steve Fowler had with one of Jankowski’s college skippers. Of course, Jankowski proved that summation to be terribly wrong.
     After hitting .262 as a college freshman, Jankowski came of age at the plate while playing in Marion. He led the KIT League with a stellar .484 average and stole 45 bases. This wooden bat league allows big league scouts to see what batters can do without high performance sticks. Additionally, no one in this league could throw him out, recalled observers of those days when the Bobcats played at Marion-Crittenden County Park’s field aptly named for Mr. Guess.
     Guess recalls talking hitting with Jankowski during the drive to Marion after picking up the young ball player at the Nashville International Airport. Jankowski had flown in from his home in Pennsylvania to be part of the Bobcats’ third season. No one knew the impact he might have or the future that lie ahead for this tall, lanky outfielder. “He’s certainly figured it out,” Guess said, pointing to Jankowski’s first few days in the big leagues, hitting over .500 and earning all sorts of praise from baseball writers and broadcasters. During a televised game on Sunday against St. Louis, Cardinals’ broadcaster and former big league pitcher Rick Horton called Jankowski “lightning in a bottle.”



 

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