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. 2016 OVL Teams are Fulton KY, Owensboro KY,
Madisonville KY, Hopkinsville KY, Paducah KY, Muhlenberg County KY
and Dubois County IN.
league will play a 42 game schedule beginning June, 2016 with playoff
series beginning in late July. NCAA rules and guidelines will be followed, and all umpires are NCAA
certified. The OVL is a collegiate wooden bat league.
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excitement for the citizens of our area.
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8, Railroaders 7. (July
26, 2016) (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. Complete box scores Click
@ Oilers - Rained Out. (July
25, 2016) 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
3, Stallions 2. (July
23, 2016) 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
22, Hoppers 14. (July
22, 2016) 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. Complete box scores Click
6, Railroaders 5 - game 1. (July
20, 2016) 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
11, Chiefs 0 - game 2. (July
20, 2016) 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
16, Railroaders 3. (July
19, 2016) (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. Complete box scores Click
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