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2007 Kitty League Standings

Team W L % GB
Fulton 32 18 .640 -
Union City 31 19 .620 1
Owensboro 25 23 .520 6
Tradewater 25 25 .500 7
Sikeston 17 30 .362 13.5
Farmington 17 32 .347 14.5

 


Railroaders sweep doubleheader over Pirates.  The Railroaders came from behind in both games on Saturday to defeat the Pirates and remain in first place. Midway through the season, the Railroaders have a 1 game lead over Greyhounds in second place. Third place Bulls are 4 games back  Each of tonight games were 7 innings each.

 

Game 24 June 28, 2007

Game One: score 2-1

Short stop Kevin Gillespie forces out a Pirate runner on a fielder's choiceThe Pirates scored their first and only run in the top of the 3rd off of 2 singles and a ground ruled double. The Railroaders were slow getting the train moving, stranding 5 runners on base during the next 4 innings. In the bottom of the 6th, Tyler Owen reached on error bringing Zak Shy to the plate. On a 3-1 count, Shy lauched a shot over "Little Monster" in right field for a 2 RBI homerun. Tradewater threaten in the top of the 7 getting Logan Neal on with a single and stealing 2nd and 3rd bases. Pirates walked another man with only 1 out. A strikeout and groundout ended the game. Aaron Varnum got the save and Michael Lucas who pitched a strong game for 6 1/3 innings got the win. Losing pitcher for the Pirates was Rex Gillim. Railroaders displayed outstanding defense committing no errors. Of particular note is short stop Kevin Gillespie who put out 6 Pirates, 5 straight over 2 innings and prevented a tying run from advancing to home. The team play well and was just getting started for the evening.

 

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Game 25 June 28, 2007

Game Two: score 10-5

Drew Robertson takes ball 4 with bases loaded to earn his 5 RBI in the game.In the second game of the doubleheader, the Pirates again were first score with 3 runs in the top of 2nd inning. The Railroaders tied the game in the bottom of the 3rd with 2 men reaching base on a walk and hit by a pitch. Then Drew Roberson singled driving in 2 runs followed by Cory Hodskins who singled getting 1 RBI. Railroaders gained the lead in the 4th off an RBI single by Kevin Gillespie. In the 4th again Drew Robertson, with one man on base, homered over "Little Monster" bringing on his 4th RBI then another in the 6th by walk for a total 5 RBIs in the game. In the 5th, using more aggressive base running and timely hitting, Fulton added another run. The Pirates came back in the 6th with 2 more runs closing within 1 run. The bottom of the 6th, Fulton used 4 straight walks and a double by Adam Williams to pile on 4 more runs. The winning pitcher was Corey Brown who pitched 5 innings allowing 7 hits and 5 runs (3 earned). Jeff Sciba gets a save pitching 1 inning giving up 1 hit and striking out 3. Aaron Varnum again closed out the game in the 7th in relief. 

 

Priates' startiing pitcher Matthew Wouters relaxes in the grandstand after going 3 innings in game 2.Pirates sent 5 pitchers to the mound in attempts to stop the Railroaders who produced 10 runs on only 7 hits over the course of the game. The starting pitcher  only went 3 innings before leaving for the bench. Losing pitcher Chip Ammons inherited a 3-3 tie in the 4th and lasted only 1 inning. The remaining 3 pitchers shared the last 2 innings in a failed attempt to hold the Railroaders off.

 

 

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Game 23 June 28, 2007

 

Bulls trample Railroaders 10-0.  The Railroaders third game with the Bulls did not turn out like the first two. The Bulls were able to reverse their losing streak and shut out the Railroaders. Sikeston scored their 10 runs using 9 hits, 6 walks and 2 Fulton errors, committing 0 error in they defense. The Railroaders had 6 hits and five walks, but couldn't get the clutch hits at the times needed. Winning pitcher Robert Anders threw a complete game and struck out 6. Cory White picked up his first loss of the season only lasting 3 1/3 innings. White's demise began in the 3rd inning walking the first batter then hitting the next two with pitches. Still in the 3rd, he walked 2 more and with 1 Railroader error the Bulls scored 4 in the inning with 0 hits. Jeff Scriba came in for Fulton and did not fair any better allowing 6 hits and 5 more runs. Fulton still maintains a 1 game lead first place standing over Union City. The Railroaders return to Lohaus Field on Friday and Saturday to face with the Tradewater Pirates.

 

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Games 21 & 22 June 27, 2007

 

Railroaders get 2 big wins over Bulls.  The Railroaders on the road to Sikeston, came up with 2 sweet wins in Wednesday's doubleheader with the Bulls. The extra sweet was 2 complete (7 innings) games pitching from Chris Craycraft and John Selb. Two games totals were 13 runs on 17 hits, committed 0 errors, and left 20 men on base. Fulton has widen their first place lead by 2 games with Union City now in second place.

 

Game one: score 8-1

Winning  pitcher Chris Craycraft throws another third strike and spears another weary Bull.In the first game the Railroaders got things rolling in the 3rd inning with 2 runs on 2 hits and 1 error, both runs earned. While holding the Bulls at bay, the Railroaders continued scoring 2 runs each in the next two innings. In the 4th, Drew Roberson had a 2 run shot clearing the left field fence near foul pole. 5th inning's 2 runs came from 3 singles and a walk. The Bulls finally scored their only run in the bottom of the 6th. During that half inning of play, a Bulls' player batted out of turn reaching base with a single and driving in their only run. The umpire called the missing batter out and allowed the hit and run scored to stand. Railroaders' coach David Estes argued the point and was ejected from the game. Railroaders continued in the 7th and added 2 more runs on 2 singles, 1 walk and aggressive base running by Zak Shy who went 2 for 2 with 2 walks, scored 2 and 1 RBI for the game. Winning pitcher Chris Craycraft threw the full 7 innings striking out 8, walking 5 and allowing only 3 hits with 1 earned run. Lance Young took the loss for Sikeston.  Final score 8-1.

 

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Game two: score 6-0

No let up in scoring and base running by the Railroaders in game 2 of a doubleheaderRailroader John Selb pitched a complete shutout allowing only one hit, striking out 9 and walking 2 the the second 7 inning game on Wednesday night. The Bulls sent 4 pitchers to the mound in attempts to stop Railroaders' aggression and to no avail. Railroaders scored early and often in 4 or the 7 innings. Zak Shy again lead the charge going 1 for 1 (a double and RBI) with 3 walks (another RBI on one walk). Tyler Rehmel went 3 for 4 with a double and one RBI. In the second error free game for the night, the Railroaders shut down the Bulls who scrambled to gain footing on the field. Numerous lineup changes and substitutions did nothing to help Sikeston get out of the gate. Although the Railroaders stranded 13 men on base in game 2, their 6 runs were more than enough to finish off the Bulls for the evening. The Railroaders return to VFW Memorial Stadium again tonight for the third game of this series with the Bulls who have now dropped into 4th place and 3 games behind Fulton. The Railroaders return home on Friday for 2 nights against the 3rd place Tradewater Pirates.

 

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Game 20 June 25, 2007

 

Railroaders take down Greyhounds 6-1.  On a nice summer night for baseball, the Railroaders defeated the Greyhounds with 9 hits including a 2 RBI double by Kevin Gillespie. Scoring came in the 3rd and 6th innings with 3 runs each. The Greyhounds produced 6 hits and scored their only run in the top of the 5th. Fulton stranded 7 while Union City left 11 runners on base. A solid performance by winning pitcher Corey Brown who went for 7 1/3 innings, striking out 9 and walking 5. Arron Varnum came in for relief for 1 2/3 innings striking out 3 more Greyhounds and fielding 2 more outs himself. The losing pitcher for the Greyhounds was Jarrett Casey who also struck out 9 and walked 5. The Railroader defense was on track and shut down several treats, committing only 2 error.

 

The Railroaders hit the road for a 3 game series in Sikeston against the second place Bulls with a doubleheader on Wednesday and a single game on Thursday. They return home on Friday and Saturday to face off with the Tradewater Pirates. With tonight's win, the Fulton maintains the lead in the league standings.  

 

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Game 19 June 24, 2007

 

In relief, UC's Jeffrey Reach is settled down in the 9th with 2 on and the tie run at the plate.Greyhounds defeat Railroaders 5-2.  In Sunday's action at Fulton, the Union City Greyhounds used 2 homeruns that produced 5 runs to beat the Railroaders. Fulton scored first in the bottom of the 3rd with an unearned run. Union City answered in the 4th with a 3 run shot by catcher Tom Cerven. The Railroaders got another unearned run in the 6th to close the gap by 1. In the top of the 9th Union City's Zach Hudson, with 1 on and 2 outs, hit the Greyhound's second homerun. The Railroaders threaten in the bottom the 9th with 2 men on but ended the game with a flyout. Fulton got 6 hits and stranded 12 in the game, and also committed 3 costly errors. The winning pitcher for the Greyhounds was Brad Rowland who went 7 innings. Losing for the Railroaders was Michael Lucas who went the distance. 

 

The Railroaders face off again Monday night, at home, against the Greyhounds for the second game in the series. Fulton maintains a half game lead in standings over Sikeston, and 1 game ahead of Union City.

 

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Game 18 June 22, 2007

 

Railroaders end road trip with Victory over Oilers.  The Railroaders swept the Oilers in three straight games in Owensboro by winning the third game with a score of 9-8. Both teams battled with Fulton leading 5-0 in the 5th inning before the Oilers started coming back, but the Railroaders prevail at games end. Game details and box scores will be posted as received from KIT League sources. Fulton now leads the league by 1/2 game over Sikeston who won against Tradewater. Union City lost to Farmington and is 1 1/2 games behind. The Railroaders now take a day off and return home on Sunday to face the Union City Greyhounds.

 

For this road trip, the Railroaders dropped the first game on Monday to Farmington but have come back to win the next 4 straight games. One against Farmington and three with Owensboro. With 9 total away games thus far this season, the Railroaders are 6-3. At home they are 5-4.


Game 16 & 17 June 21, 2007

 

Railroaders beat Oilers twice in Doubleheader.  The Railroaders took the first game against the Oilers 4-1. Chris Craycraft started the game and gave up only 1 unearned run which scored on an error by Kevin Gillespie. He ended up having a no hitter until the 7th inning getting bases loaded, then turned the ball over to Aaron Varnum who came in with only 1 out. Varnum got out of the jam to get the win after also pitching the 8th. The Railroaders ended up winning 4-1 after Jeff Reinke got a leadoff hit in the top of the 8th and ended up scoring along with 2 others in that inning.

 

In the second game John Selb went 6 innings only giving up 1 run before turning the ball over again to Aaron Varnum. With bases loaded, a 4-6-3 double play ended the game and produced a win with a final score of 3-2. The Railroaders pitching was superb in both games. Big hits on the day were Jeff Reinke getting on in the last innings of both games, Tyler Owens triple in the second game and Gillespies' hit in the second game during the last inning.


Game 15 June 19, 2007

 

Railroaders win 5-2 against Firebirds.  The Railroaders beat the Firebirds in the 2nd game of a two game series in Farmington. Game details and box scores will be posted when received from KIT League sources. After all Tuesday's action the league is back to a 5-way tie for first place,  The Railroaders now travel to Owensboro for three games against the Oilers, a doubleheader on Thursday and one game on Saturday. They return home on Sunday to face Union City. 


Game 14 June 18, 2007

 

Firebirds get by Railroaders by 1 run.  The Railroaders on the road in Farmington fall short losing 3-2 to the Firebirds. Fulton could not hold an 2-0  lead in the rain as the Firebirds scored 3 runs in the 8th inning. Game details and box scores will be posted when received from KIT League sources. The Railroaders fall into second place in league standing behind Owensboro and Union City. Railroaders play a second game at Farmington on Tuesday, then travel to Owensboro for three games against the Oilers. They return home on Sunday to face Union City. 


Game 13, June 16, 2007

 

Cory White holds on to win and goes 3-0 in the season. Railroaders beat Greyhounds 7-6.  The Railroaders beat back the Greyhounds in a close game on Saturday night. Fulton jumped out with a 6-0 lead in the 1st inning that included a grand slam homer by second baseman Tyler Rehmel. The Greyhounds answered with 2 runs in the 2nd inning and a 2 run homerun by Blake McDade in the 6th. Railroader Zak Shy increased Fulton's lead in the 8th with a solo homerun bringing the score to 7-4. In the top of 9th inning with 2 outs and 1 man on, Greyhound Ben Darlington hit a homerun to close the gap by 1. Winning pitcher Cory White finished a complete game by fielding a ground ball and throwing the last out to first base. White's season record goes to 3-0. Losing pitcher Alex Berry also threw a complete game, just coming up short. Union City took the first 2 games of the series with huge scores and kept the pressure on in the 3rd game. But the Railroaders finally got good pitching and the bats when they counted, only stranding 4 men on base. The Railroaders now hit the road for 5 away games, 2 in Farmington and 3 in Owensboro. They return home Sunday, June 24 to face Union City once more in a 2 game series.

 

 

 

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Game 12, June 15, 2007

 

Railroaders fall to Greyhounds 11-3. Railroaders jumped out early in the second inning with 3 runs in game 2 with the Greyhounds, but were unable to stop Union City from scoring 11 unanswered runs. Fulton had only 6 hits while Union City had 13. Winning pitcher for UC was Tyler Hyde, taking the loss for the Railroaders was John Selb who only threw for 4 1/3 innings. It’s Fulton second straight losing effort against Union City. The race for the lead in league standings was pretty tight going into tonight’s game, but Fulton now falls one game behind Union City. The Railroaders close out the 3 game series with the Greyhounds on Saturday night and a chance to get back even with Union City. The game is at home in Lohaus Field and it is Sam Miller State Farm sponsor night with giveaways. On the mount for the Railroaders is Cory White who is 2-0 on the season (one complete game) with an ERA of 1.93. Game time is 7 p.m. 

 

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Game 11, June 14, 2007

 

Ross Muirhead for the Greyhounds keeping an inning alive.Greyhounds race hard past Railroaders 10-1. The Railroaders were flat Thursday night as the Greyhounds ran up the score to 10 before the only Fulton run came in, a solo homerun by Kyle Bondy. The Hounds produced 17 hits and still stranded 10 men on base. Fulton mustered 6 hits, left 8 on base and committed 4 errors. Losing pitcher Chris Craycraft pitched 6 only 4 innings allowing 8 runs on 10 hits. Winning pitcher for the Greyhounds, JB MacDonald, threw a strong game for 6 innings allowing only 2 hits and striking out 7. The second game of the series is tomorrow night, Friday, in Union City. Railroaders back home on Saturday to finish the 3 game series with Union City.

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Game 10, June 12, 2007

 

Cory Brown works a complete game shutout over the Sikeston Bulls. Railroaders thrash Bulls 7-0.  In Tuesday night's action, the Railroaders evened the 2 game series against the Bulls with a shutout. Pitching a strong game, Corey Brown threw for the full 9 innings allowing only 3 hits, striking out 12 batters and 1 walk. The Fulton defense played well and came up with 3 double plays. The offensive produced 12 hits, 2 of them doubles along with  2 homeruns by Allen Bolden and Tyler Owen. Railroaders still stranded 8 men on base, but run productions is getting better. The Bulls were unable to rally at any point in the game and played good defense committing only 1 error.  However, the Railroaders bats were hot with hits in all areas of the field. The losing pitcher for the Bulls was Robert Anders.

 

Railroaders face off against the Union City Greyhounds on Thursday night at home in Lohaus Field. There's sure to be support from UC that night, so Railroader Fans should come out and cheer the team on as they play their rival Greyhounds. 

 

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Game 9, June 11, 2007

 

Too little, too late for Railraoders to pull it out over the Bulls. Bulls take first game 4-2 over Railroaders.  By the time the Railroaders got their scoring machine going, it was too late. The Bulls scored 2 right off the bat in the first inning. They added another run in the 6th inning and one more in the 7th. Fulton rallied in the bottom of the 9th, with 2 runs but with 1 out and 2 men, Kyle Bondy hit into a double ending the game. Winning pitcher for the Bulls was Ryan Poole, losing for the Railroaders was Michael Lucas. The win evens the Bulls' record with the Railroaders at 5-4. Railroader play the Bulls again on Tuesday night at Lohaus Field. 

 

 

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Games 7 & 8, June 8, 2007

 

Fulton Railroaders win doubleheader over Tradewater Pirates. After dropping the first game of a 3 game series at Riverside Park on Thursday, the Railroaders got back on track winning both games of a doubleheader against the Pirates on Friday night. Game one score was 3-2 and game two score 4-1. Since Fulton took 2 of the 3 game series over Tradewater, both teams are tied for the lead in league standings. The Railroaders now get two days off before returning home to Lohaus field on Monday night to host the Sikeston Bulls for two nights of baseball action. 

 

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Game 6, June 7, 2007

 

Railroaders fall to Pirates 2-6. At the first away game on Thursday, the Fulton Railroaders attacked the Tradewater Pirates, but not the way they intended. Railroaders’ losing pitchers had a bad night hitting 5 Pirates with pitches and walked 3 more, as the Pirates added 6 hits producing 6 runs. The Railroaders’ 2 runs came on 7 hits while stranding 6 men on base. This was the first of three games Fulton plays at Tradewater, with 2 today in a doubleheader. At only 2 games behind Tradewater in the league standings, it is a chance for Fulton to redeem the loss and gain ground on the Pirates. 

 

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Game 5, June 5, 2007

 

Railroaders come up short by 2 in 12 innings, losing to Oilers.

Railroader Jeff Reinke is hit by a pitch in a losing effort against the Oilers.The crowd was small but vocal as they urge the Railroaders on in extra innings Tuesday night. Owensboro scored first in the 3rd with 2 runs, Fulton answered with 1 run in the bottom of the inning. The Railroaders added another in the 8th with a solo homerun by Shannon Anderson to tie the game at 2. Both sides battled for 4 more innings until the Oilers finally scored 2 with 2 hits on 1 error, a sacrifice bunt and a batter hit by a pitch. The Railroaders threaten in the bottom the 12th with 2 men on base, but ended with a fly out foul for the third out. Railroaders produced 12 hits but stranded 16 on base and committed 3 errors. Owensboro's run production was better coming up with 4 runs on 5 hits and had 2 errors. Matt Shelton got the win, Aaron Varnum the loss, both in relief. Game time was 3 hours 27 minutes, final score 2-4. With tonight's loss, Fulton moves into a tie for 2nd place with Union City.  Tradewater won and moves into the first position.

 

The Railroaders hit the road for  2 games against the Tradewater Pirates on Thursday and Friday this week. They return home and play next Monday to take on the Sikeston Bulls for 2 nights of baseball action in Lohaus Field. 

 

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Game 4, June 4, 2007

 

Fulton Railroaders win over Owensboro Oils 5-3 on Monday

Left hander Michael Lucas throws a strike in a 5-3 win over the Oillers.On a beautiful night for baseball, fans were treated with a win as the Railroaders beat the Oilers in the first of a 2 game series at Lohaus Field. Owensboro scored first in the 4th with a homer by Freeman with a runner on. Fulton answer with 1 run in the 5th and 3 more in the 6th. Oilers put another run on the board in the 7th to close the score to 4-3. Bottom of the 8th, Zak Shy added insurance by hitting the Railroaders' first season homerun to make the final score 5-3. Winning pitcher Michael Lucas pitched 8 innings allowing the Oilers' 3 runs on 10 hits, 2 walks and striking out 5. Adam Williams pitched the final inning and the defense closed out a final threat by the Oilers. 

 

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 Games 2 & 3 June 3, 2007

 

Railroaders and Firebirds split a Sunday Doubleheader

 

One of many Firebirds flying over homeplate in game 1 of the doubleheader.The First Game of the doubleheader on Sunday with Farmington is one Fulton would prefer to forget. The Firebirds were ready to even the score for their loss to the Railroaders Friday night, and more! When the smoke cleared, Farmington routed Fulton 23-2 with 19 hits and 8 walks in the 7 inning game. Winning pitcher Joshua Manning went for 5 innings striking out 7 with only 1 walk. He allowed 5 hits but the Firebird defense shut down attempts by Railroaders to comeback. Each team committed only one error. Railroader manager Brain Hicks used four pitchers trying to shutdown the offensive slaughter but to no avail. The losing pitcher for Fulton was John Selb. 

 

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Cory White checks the runner at first before picking him off for a second out.In the Second Game, the Railroaders played a more complete game beating the Firebirds 5-4. Winning pitcher Cory White, a home town favorite from South Fulton, was on the mound for the full 7 inning game. The pitching was strong and the Railroader defense followed suite despite committing 3 errors. A couple of late game rallies by the Firebirds threaten to take the lead, but Fulton held on to win.  The Railroaders scored 3 in the 1st inning, another 1 each in the 2nd and 3rd to produce their 5 total.  Losing pitcher Blake Jones was replaced in the 4th inning and Moss finished the game.  The Railroaders' offensive produced 8 hits and was lead by Kyle Bondy who drove in in 2 RBIs with a triple in the 1st, then a double in the 3rd and scoring 4 plays later. It was a much more exciting game for the Fans and a needed comeback for the team.

 

After a long night of baseball, the Railroaders complete the series against the Firebirds 2 games to 1, but there's no time to rest. They face the 2006 league champion Owensboro Oilers on Monday and Tuesday at Lohaus Field. Game start is 7:05 p.m.

 

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Game 1, June 1, 2007

 

Railroaders Roll to 8-0 win over Firebirds. 

 

Manager Brian Hicks discusses strategy with Alan Bolden on 3rd during a Firebird pitching change.In front of 268 fans gathered for opening night in Lohaus Stadium, the Fulton Railroaders shut-out the Farmington Firebirds producing 8 runs on 10 hits and committing only 1 error.  Farmington was only able to muster 2 hits and had 3 errors.  Winning pitcher Chris Craycraft went 6 innings and stuck out 8. He got into trouble early in the first 3 innings, particularly in the 3rd when he walked two and allowed a hit to load the bases with no outs. He stuck out the next batter and then a 6-4-3 double-play ended the inning.  Adam Williams and Michael Lucas wrapped up the final 3 innings.  Lead off hitter and returning 2006 Railroader Allen Bolden crossed the plate 3 times to lead the scoring.  The Railroaders exploded in the 6th sending 12 men to plate before the Firebirds could shut them down.

 

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