Railroaders played in the old Kitty
League which was founded in 1903. The League played
baseball at the Class D level from 1903 to 1955. In 2005 the
Fulton Railroaders were reborn within a new K.I.T. League after
50 years. The Railroaders played with the new KIT League through
2010. In 2011, the Railroaders joined the Ohio
Valley League. OVL Teams for 2015 are from Fulton KY, Owensboro KY,
Madisonville KY, Hopkinsville KY and Dubois County IN.
league will play a 40 game schedule beginning May 29, 2015 with playoff
series beginning in late July. Major League rules and guidelines will be followed and all umpires are NCAA
certified. The OVL is a collegiate wooden bat league.
Fulton Railroader Baseball Club L.L.C. is owned by local business
people. Our goal is to provide a quality baseball team and
excitement for the citizens of our area.
home games are played at Lohaus Field, Fulton
Final OVL Standings 2014
supplies Railroaders with two pitchers . (December
Two right handed pitchers from the University of
Tennessee at Martin have signed with the
Railroaders. Gary Price and Dillon Symon,
both sophomores, bring Fulton's 2015 roster to 19
players total. Price stands 5'10" and weighs
180 pounds, and is from Chattanooga, TN. Symon is
from Germantown, TN, he is 6'6" and weighs in at
player signs with Fulton. (November
Brad Baldwin from Detroit Michigan will play for
the Railroaders in 2-15. He is freshman at Wayne
State University and plays second base and other infield
position. Baldwin bats lefts and throws
right. He is 5'10" and weighs 185.
Seventeen players have now signed for the upcoming
more players join Railroaders. (November
Three players from Georgia College have signed
with Fulton. Chandler Amason is a red shirt
freshman and right
handed pitcher, 6'2" and 200 pounds.
Purcell plays the outfield and catches, 6'0" and
200 pounds. Freshman John Spear is a left handed
pitcher, 6'2" and 200 pounds.
Returning to Fulton and now attending Hanover College,
2014 veteran Jake Bauer will play again for the
Railroaders. Now a junior, Bauer is a right handed
pitcher, standing at 6'3" and weighing in at 190
lbs. He pitched at total of 25.67 innings for Fulton in
2014 with an ERA of 2,81 facing 108 batters and a
win/loss record of 2-2 . He is from Ellettsville,
These four players bring the
roster total to 16 for the 2015 season.
player signs with Railroaders. (November
Justin Hayden from Mayfield KY has joined Fulton
for next season. Hayden is a freshman at Rend Lake
College and is a right handed pitcher. He is 6
feet in height and weighs 185 lbs. 12 players now
on the roster for 2015.
Joseph's College provides a pitcher. (October
The Railroaders are drawing upon St. Joseph again for
2015 by signing Kyle Estand as a righted handed
pitcher. The 5'11" and 170 pound sophomore's
hometown is Evergreen Park, IL. Fulton now has 11
players signed for the upcoming season.
sending two players for 2015. (October
For the third straight year, Tacoma Community College in
Washington state will provide players for the
Eliason and Trystan Drury, both freshman, have signed to head east and
play for Fulton. Eliason is a 6' 3" catcher and
righted handed pitcher weighing in at 180 pounds. Drury will work the mound as a right handed pitcher,
he is 6'2" and weighs 180 pounds.
Coach and another player joins Fulton. (October
Matt LaMothe, an assistant coach at Millikin
University, has hired at the pitching coach for the 2015
Railroaders. He was a collegiate All-Conference
performer as a pitcher. LaMothe had the
opportunity to play professionally for the Schaumburg
Flyers in the Frontier League in 2013 and 2014. He
is an old teammate of manager Mikee Moore where they
played for Georgia College and State University.
Ryan Fischer has signed as a short stop for the
upcoming season. He is the third player from Webster
University to join the Railroaders. He stands
5'11" and weighs in at 140 pounds.
players from Webster University signed. (October
Zach Allam and Joshua Fleming join the
Railroaders for the 2015 season. Allam is a junior
catcher standing 6'1" and weighs in at 175
pounds. His hometown is Bloomington, IN.
Fleming is a left handed pitcher and a freshman from
Columbia, IL. He also stands at 6'1" and
Moore returns to Manage Railroaders. (October
Veteran Railroader and Assistant Coach Mikee Moore has
been named by Fulton to lead the team next year. Moore
first played for Fulton in 2011 when he lead the OVL in
stolen bases with 30 and finished the season with a .329
batting average. He returned in 2012 to play again for
the Railroaders, and was an assistant coach for the
Railroaders in the 2014 season. Fulton is looking
forward to having Mikee lead the Railroaders for the
player signs for 2015. (September
The Railroaders just received a contract on Colton
Aldridge, a freshman outfielder from Shawnee
College. He is left handed and bats left handed.
Colton is the son of Jim and Scarlett Paitsel of Fulton.
He played his high school ball at Graves County.
sign 4 players for 2015. (September
Fulton Railroaders have begun building next year's
roster. Over the last weekend four contracts were
received from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.
These players are the first players from BU to play for
Fulton. They are: Drew Greenwood, Eddie
Mathis Griffen Neuer and Zac Wiley. All are freshman and
will see significant playing time next spring for
the BU Knights.
Drew Greenwood plays short and second base,
standing 6'0" and weighs 175. His hometown is Pee
Wee Valley, KY where he attended South Oldham High
Eddie Mathis is a left handed pitcher and is
6'1" in height and weighs 165. Mathis is also
Wee Valley, KY and attended South Oldham High School.
Griffen Neuer plays outfield and also serves as a
right handed pitcher. He is 6'1" and weighs
170. His hometown is Lexington, KY and attended
Lexington Catholic High School.
Zac Wiley plays corner infield and is a right
handed pitcher. He weighs 190 and stands
6'2". His hometown is Shelbyville, KY and he
attended Collins High School.
OVL President elected. (September
The Ohio Valley League has chosen one of its original members to lead the wooden bat baseball circuit into the future. Cubb Stokes, a part-owner and past general manager of the Fulton Railroaders, was elected president of the OVL at its annual meeting in Eddyville (Ky.) recently.
Stokes was involved in the rebirth of the KIT League in 2004 and when the league played its first games in 2005. He was part of a group that bought the Fulton franchise in July of 2005 and was the Railroaders’ general manager for four years (2009-12).
He has continued to help with player recruitment for the Fulton franchise, which is a charter member of the OVL, born three seasons ago.
Stokes will replace Marion’s Gordon Guess, who will remain active in league affairs as special assistant to the president. Steve Fowler will continue in his role of director of league development.
Charlie Pierce (Owensboro) was selected vice president, Tricia Noel (Madisonville) secretary and Mike Smith (Fulton) as the league’s treasurer.
Stokes said the league’s main purpose would continue to be player skills development with an emphasis on character of the group’s players and coaches as they pursue their dreams of advancing in baseball.
“With the current and future owners, we are dedicated to making the OVL one of the premier summer collegiate wooden bat leagues in the United States,” the new league president said. “We have come along way since a cold rainy February day meeting at the Fulton fire station. Several baseball enthusiasts had a dream that day and 11 years later it is still thriving.
“We have had towns come and go but, in the end, we are still providing good competitive baseball at a very low cost to the citizens of our towns and surrounding areas. Life-long friendships have been and are developed each year between the players and fans. It also shows the young local Little Leaguers, as well as the older boys who dream of being a major leaguer someday, what they need to do to reach our level.”
The OVL is currently comprised of five teams — Fulton, Madisonville, Hopkinsville, Owensboro and
Dubois County (Ind.). League officials hope to add a sixth team for the 2015 season and two more for the following season before growing to a 10-team circuit by 2017.
Stokes’ passion for baseball runs deep — from growing up as a kid in Hickman with big-league dreams — to earning a full scholarship at the University of Tennessee. He played three summers in the Valley League, one of the four premier summer collegiate leagues in the early 1970s, and was drafted in the eighth round of Major League Baseball’s amateur draft by the Philadelphia Phillies organization in 1975.
He lauded widespread support of the OVL, which has made the product successful, especially mentioning fans, sponsors, season ticket holders and host families as those critical to the league’s popularity.
“Whether you have a franchise in Fulton (smallest population) or in Owensboro (largest population), you cannot survive without great support from the local fans and surrounding communities, counties and even states,” he said.
“And any size community can become part of the league as long as they have the dedication and passion for baseball that our current owners exhibit.”
To play in the OVL, one must be a member of a college (any division or level) baseball roster and have eligibility left with that team. The age restriction is 18-23.
For further information contact Steve Fowler, director of league development for Ohio Valley Summer Collegiate Wooden Bat League, at 270-875-2765 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Railroaders take top OVL honors. (July
(Form the OVL)
Ohio Valley League announces the 2014 Season Players'
The final games of the 2014 regular season completed last night
with the game in Fulton. Each year the OVL recognizes the top
players in ten areas of performance. This year the OVL
continues the tradition, and this year the league has decided to
select only one player in each area therefore eliminating ties
as in years past. Based upon a 40 game schedule the
players had to quality with a minimum of playing time in order
to quality for a title. Batters must have had 112+ plate appearances
(PA) and pitcher a minimum for 32 innings pitched (IP).
Stolen Bases and Saves are exempt from these qualifying factors.
Where two or more qualified players tied in a specific category,
OVL officials have chosen one player over the others based upon comparing
all individual performance stats for each player. Trophies
will be awarded to the players selected for a title. Competition
was tough this year as several players set high standards of
performance. Congratulations to
those players chosen and all who were the best in 2014.
Every player and team helped bring another great season of baseball.
Runs Batted In
factors: batters 112+ PA and pitchers 32+ innings pitched.
Bases and Saves exempt from qualifying factors. (no