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Final 2009 Kitty League Standings

Team W L % GB

Tradewater

29 21 .580 -

Union City

28 22 .560 1

Fulton

27 23 .540 2

Owensboro

24 26 .480 5

Sikeston

22 28 .440 7

Marion

20 30 .400 9

 


Seven Railroaders selected All Stars, two Honorable Mentions.  (July 23, 2009). On Wednesday, league commissioner Randy Morgan met with the field mangers from every teams and selected the 2009 Kitty League All Stars.  Although the league will not play an All Star game this year, every club wanted to recognize outstanding players for the 2009 season. All Stars for the Railroaders were: Alan Stoupa, Jacob Daniel, Kory Burkhart, Philip Dean, Travis Tingle, Tyler Farley, and Tim Dunn. The Railroaders also had two additional players for Honorable Mention, Matthew Harris and Cameron Flynn. For a complete list of the 2009 Kitty League All Stars, go to www.kitleaguebaseball.com.


Railroader Tim Dunn taken by Reds. (June 12, 2009)  The 2009 Railroaders congratulate their current team member Tim Dunn for his selection in the MLB draft. The Cincinnati Reds picked the right-hander Dunn, the TranSouth Player of the Year, in the 46th round. Dunn was 12-0 with a 1.81 earned run average and earned NAIA All-America honors as a Trevecca Nazarene junior this spring.  Timís current record with the 2009 Railroaders is 2-1 with a win against the Sikeston Bulls on Thursday, the day of his MLB selection. Fulton and the Railroader Fans express their utmost best for Tim and his accomplishments.


July 31, 2009

Playoff, Round 2, Games 2 & 3

(Best of 3 Series)

 

Union City Greyhounds 2, Fulton Railroaders 1 - game 1.  (July 31, 2009). Playoff Round 2, Game 2.  Game summary from Union City. The Greyhounds needed a win in Game 2 of the series to stay alive in the Kit League Playoffs, and they got it behind a great pitching performance by Michael Wills. Wills pitched a complete game, giving up 1 run on 5 hits, striking out 3 and walking 5. Dustin Phelps drove in the game winning run in the bottom of the 6th with a bloop single over 3rd base, scoring Andrew Edge, who singled to begin the inning.  Box Scores Click Here.  

 

Union City Greyhounds 1, Fulton Railroaders 0 - game 1.  (July 31, 2009). Playoff Round 2, Game 3.  Game summary from Union City. The Greyhounds advance to the Championship Round of the Kit League Playoffs with a 1-0 victory in the third and deciding game of the series against the Railroaders. Brett Wilson pitched a great game to earn the win and Jon Ivie pitched the 7th to earn his 12th save of the year. Box Scores Click Here.  

 

The Railroaders dropping 2 straight in the doubleheader on Friday end their Post Season Playoff hopes and completes the year for Fulton.  The Greyhounds advance to Round 3.  For more Playoff info, go to www.kitleaguebaseball.com. For up-to-date Playoff Stats Click Here.


July 29, 2009

Playoff, Round 2, Game 1

(Best of 3 Series)

 

Railroaders 11, Union City Greyhounds 4.  (July 29, 2009). In the first game of round 2, the underdogs in Fulton took down the Hounds with 13 hits and 8 earned runs, adding another 3 unearned from Union City miscues.  The Greyhounds scoring came early in the game with one run in the 1st and more in the 3rd off a Brian Yeung 3 RBI homer to give Union City their final score of 4.  Fulton's starter and "most wins in the season" Travis Tingle threw for 8 innings striking out 13, giving up 6 hits and walking only 2 batters.  Tingle was backed up by a strong error free defense that included several great catches in the outfield, in particular one by Tyler Monkman leaping up and off the center field wall to catch a hard hit fly ball.  The Greyhounds managed a total of 6 hits, but only got 4 across home and left 4 men on base.  With Joey McClung in relief for 1 inning, Fulton's pitchers combined for 16 strikeouts.  The Railroaders took the lead in the bottom of 1st scoring 2 runs off 2 hits and never looked back.  Fulton added 4 more in the 2nd with 3 hits and a couple of walks.  Morgan Gregory added another in the 3rd with a solo homerun.  The Railroaders tacked up 4 more runs combined from the 5th inning on using  3 more hits and 3 Greyhound errors (4 total on the night).  Fulton's offense was lead by Jacob Daniel going 4 for 6, 2 RBIs, 2 stolen bases and scored twice, and Philip Dean 3 for 5, 2 RBIs, a stolen base and two times across the plate.  Dean along with Myles Cordell and Tyler Monkman each had doubles on the evening.  Taking the loss for Union City was the league's "Best ERA" pitcher Chad Bougner, who went only 5 innings giving up 9 hits, 7 earned runs (8 total), striking out 5 and walking 3.  Andrew White, in relief for Bougner, pitched the final 3 innings striking out 3, walking 2, and giving up 4 hits.  The two teams go at it again on Thursday night in Union City for game 2 of round 2 of the playoffs.  Box Scores Click Here.  

 


July 28, 2009

Playoff, Round 1 (single game)

 

Railroaders 2, Bobcats 0.  (July 28, 2009). The rain held off enough to play 8 1/2 innings for the first game of the Post Season Playoffs in Fulton.  The fans were treated to a pitching dual between Fulton's Tyler Farley and Marion's Justin O'Brien.  The two starters combined along with Bobcat Nathan Ball in relief for one inning, to strikeout 33 batters total. Farley's numbers were 19 Ks, 2 walks and 2 hits allowed.  O'Brien chalked up 13 Ks, walked 6 and gave up 4 hits.  Railroader Philip Dean was the difference in the game for Fulton with the game winning RBI, a solo homerun leading off in 3rd inning.  In the 5th inning; Dean reached on error, advanced to 2nd on a sacrifice bunt from Justin Witt, then scored off a second Bobcat error.  With the loss, the Marion Bobcats end their 2009 Kitty League play.  The win sends the Railroaders on to Round 2 of the Post Season Playoffs, where they will face with the Union City Greyhounds in the best of 3 series.  The first game in Round 2 is scheduled for play on Wednesday, July 29 in Fulton, and the second game in Union City.  Box Scores Click Here.  


July 27, 2009

Games 49 & 50

 

Bobcats 3, Railroaders 2 - game 1.  (July 27, 2009). Game summary from Marion: Bo Daves went seven innings for Marion a complete-game victory against Fulton in the first game of Monday's double header at Guess Field. In the nightcap. Josh Reynolds also threw a complete game, but came up on the losing end of a 3-2 game.  In the first game, the Bobcats won 3-2 with the Railroaders threatening in their last at-bat with a one-out double. However, Daves was able to strike out the next two batters and earn his third win of the year and 20th for Marion.  Reynolds pitched well, but Marion's offense provided only one run until the final inning when the surprise of the night, pitcher Jason Long, scored a second run and the tying run reached scoring position. However, Fulton outfielder Tyler Monkman was able to shut the door on the rally, earning a save.  Pressed into duty as a position player in the outfield, Long went 2-for-2 and reached on an error. The curveballer's run in the seventh kept Marion's hopes alive, but Mike DeSanto was left stranded on second with one out after Mike Rizzuto struck out and Pat Murphy hit a bouncer that Fulton's third baseman was able to make a play on to end the game.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Railroaders 3, Bobcats 2 - game 2.  (July 27, 2009). See above.  Box Scores Click Here.


July 25, 2009

Game 48

 

Pirates 3, Railroaders 1.  (July 25, 2009). The Railroaders and Pirates complete their four game series with Tradewater sweeping Fulton in three nights of games.  Fulton scored first getting their only run in the 1st inning off  2 hits.  The Railroaders held the Pirates in check through 4 innings, with Fulton starter Travis Tingle giving up only 3 hits during the 4 frames of play. The Pirates finally broke out into the lead in the 5th coming up with 2 runs from 4 hits.  The Railroaders defense held the Pirates score down by 2 great throws to the plate for outs, one from Tyler Monkman from center and Jacob Daniel from right field, however the Fulton offensive could only muster a total of 3 hits in 9 innings.  The Pirates fired 8 hits total on the evening and included a solo homerun from Joe Halley in the 9th to give Tradewater their final score of 3.  Both starters threw complete games; Sean Mahley wins walking 3, striking out 3, and backed a by solid infield defense that produced 3 double plays.  Tingle take his first loss on the season, now 7-1, he struck out 10 , walked  2 and gave up 3 earned runs.  The win gives Tradewater the lead in the standings with Union City in 2nd after losing to Sikeston.  Fulton falls to 3rd place with 2 games left against the Bobcats in Marion on Monday.  The Pirates and Greyhounds battle for 1st place in Tradewater on Sunday with a doubleheader to complete their regular seasons. Box Scores Click Here.


July 24, 2009

Game 47

 

Pirates 9, Railroaders 2.  (July 24, 2009). For the second night in a roll, the Pirates out blast the Railroaders 18 hits to 7, racking up 3 runs in the 1st innings, 5 more in the 3rd through 5tn innings, and one more in the 9th for good measure.  The hit parade by Tradewater included 3 homeruns off the bats of Sean Flaherty, Lanc Crochet, and Sean Mahley.  Mahley lead the on-slot going 4 of 5 with 4 RBIs and crossed the plate 3 times himself.  The Railroaders could only manage 2 runs with Lee Kimbell going 2 for 3, 1 RBI and scoring twice.  Kimbell provided Fulton's only highlight with a solo homerun.  The Pirates stranded 12 runners while the Railroaders left 6, not nearly enough to get back in the game.  Winning pitcher Zac Tidholm went 7 2/3 innings giving up 5 hits, 2 runs, striking out 5 and walking only one batter.  Tyler Farley takes the loss pitching 4 2/3 allowing 15 hits, 8 runs scored, walking 2 and 5 strikeouts.  The win propels Tradewater past Fulton in the standings and tied for 1st place with Union City who beat Sikeston on the same night.  The Pirates and Railroaders go at it again on Saturday in Fulton to complete the 4 game series. Box Scores Click Here.

 


July 23, 2009

Games  45 & 46

 

Pirates 4, Railroaders 2 in game 1.  (July 23, 2009). All the Pirates needed to win over the Railroaders was a 4 run, 1 hit, first inning against Fulton starter Cory White.  After setting down the first 2 batters, White then loaded the bases hitting one batter and walking 2, then another base on balls scored the first run.  Pirate Joe Halley then singled to drive in 2 more, and Bo Faulk scored a 4th running home while the shocked Railroader defense collected themselves on the field with no time out.  White turned it around in the 2nd inning and pitched shutout ball through the 6th, giving up only 2 more hits, 1 walk and striking out 7.  Tradewater starter Ryan Tabor pitched well giving up 6 hits with 2 runs score and 6 strikeouts, but gets no decision.  Tabor's control wavered in the 5th with 1 out and was pulled for Kody Thiebaud who threw for 1 2/3 innings taking the win.  Christian Stutts picks up a save closing out the 7th inning.  The Railroaders mustered 7 hits total but stranded 9 on base, while the Pirates managed only 3 hits and left 5 on base.. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Pirates 10, Railroaders 2 in game 1.  (July 23, 2009). In the night cap of the doubleheader, the Pirates reversed their offense and their bats game alive with 12 hits to produce 10 runs.  The Railroaders were held hitless through 5 innings by Tradewater starter and winner Dustin Williams.  The Pirates scored first in the 3rd coming up with 5 runs off 3 hits, 2 walks, and included a 2 RBI homerun from Bo Faulk.  That was enough for Railroader manager Terry Davis, and Fulton starter Steve Kuligowski was pulled after only 2 2/3 inning and ends up collecting the loss.  The Pirates added another run in the 6th with a lead off home run by Austin Messerli.  Fulton finally got on the board with their only 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th scoring with 1 hit, 1 Pirate error, 2 walks and a wild pitch.  The Pirates came right back in the 7th with 4 more off 3 hits, 2 walks, and 2 costly Railroader errors.  The Pirates closed out the Railroader in the 7th with a doubleplay to secure the night's sweep.   Tradewater now moves up in first place, tied with both Fulton and Union City who splits their DH with Sikeston. Box Scores Click Here.

 

With the Pirates doubleheader sweep over the Railroaders on Thursday, and the Greyhounds and Bulls splitting their doubleheader, there is now a 3 way tie in 1st place with Fulton, Union City, and Tradewater. Fulton continues to play the Pirates in Fulton on both Friday and Saturday nights to complete the 4 game series.

 


Seven Railroaders selected All Stars, two Honorable Mentions.  (July 23, 2009). On Wednesday, league commissioner Randy Morgan met with the field mangers from every teams and selected the 2009 Kitty League All Stars.  Although the league will not play an All Star game this year, every club wanted to recognize outstanding players for the 2009 season. All Stars for the Railroaders were: Alan Stoupa, Jacob Daniel, Kory Burkhart, Philip Dean, Travis Tingle, Tyler Farley, and Tim Dunn. The Railroaders also had two additional players for Honorable Mention, Matthew Harris and Cameron Flynn. For a complete list of the 2009 Kitty League All Stars, go to www.kitleaguebaseball.com.

 


July 20, 2009

Game 44

 

Bobcats 6, Railroaders 5. (July 20, 2009). The Railroaders and Bobcats battled a close game through 8 and a half innings with Marion coming out on top by 1 run. Fulton early lead was erased in the bottom of the 3rd when Marion tied the game with an RBI single and RBI double, and repeated the same set in the 4th for 2 more to take a 5-3 lead. The Railroaders came back in the 5th to tie the game with a 2 more runs on 2 hits. Tied at 5 all, the Bobcats used 2 hits in the 7th to pull ahead by 1 run.  Marion reliever Ryan Rogers shut down the Railroader bats for the last 3 innings along with striking our 7 and walking none, and picks up the win.  Joey McClung takes the loss pitching only the 7th inning giving up the go ahead run for the Bobcats.  The two teams square off again on Tuesday and Wednesday in Marion to complete the series. Box Scores Click Here.


July 18, 2009

Game 43

 

Railroaders outrun Oilers in a scoring frenzy Race of Runs.  

With blinding bat speed, Lee Kimbell blasts a grand slam homerun against the Oilers.

Railroaders 16, Oilers 11. (July 18, 2009). It took 3 hours and 48 minutes of battling before Fulton finally secured a victory over Owensboro.  The Oilers fought back hard after falling behind 10-2 in just 2 innings of play.  In the bottom of the 2nd the Railroaders put up 9 runs off 5 hits, 4 walks, and a hit batter.  The inning included a grand slam by Lee Kimbell.  The Oilers began to chipped away at the lead in the 3rd and 4th innings, scoring 5 runs off 10 hits.  Fulton added another 2 in the bottom of the 4th with no hits, taking advantage of 2 walks and 2 more batters hit by a pitch and a costly error thrown to first on a dropped third strike.  The score remained 12-7 through the 5th inning with neither team getting runs over the plate.  Top of the 6th, the Oilers chalked up 2 more off 3 hits and a pair of stolen bases.  The Railroaders answered with the bottom half of the 7th with a solo homerun from Tyler Monkman bringing the score to 13-9.  The Oilers following in the 7th with a 2 RBI homer of the bat of Cody Pack and pulled to within two runs of the lead.  Owensboro threatened again in the 8th loading the bases with 3 walks off Cory White in relief who had also mustered 2 strikeouts in the inning.  Fulton called upon Travis Tingle to come in and shut the Oilers down through the final innings.  Fulton tacked on 3 more runs in the bottom of 8th for insurance using 3 hits and a couple of walks.  

 

The Oilers out hit the Railroaders 18 to 12, with both teams committing only one error each.  The pitchers for both teams, 9 in total, struggle all night walking 17 batters but striking out 18.  Oilers pitching also put 4 more on base who were hit by a pitch.  Travis Tingle picks up the win and goes 7-0 on season.  Starter Patrick Crider takes a hard loss going only 2 innings giving up 7 hits and 5 walks, striking out only 1.  Offensive leaders for Fulton; Alan Stoupa 3 of 5 with 2 RBIs, Myles Cordell 2 of 4 with 4 RBIs and Lee Kimbell 2 of 6 with 4 RBIs.  For Owensboro; Mike Finigan, Jordan White, Cody Pack, and John Felfner all got 3 hits each.  This game completes the regular season meeting between these two teams.  Box Scores Click Here.


July 17, 2009

Game 42

 

Oilers 7, Railroaders 5. (July 17, 2009). The Owensboro Oilers came back to tie and then win over the Fulton Railroaders on Friday.  The Railroaders scored one run each in the 2nd and 3rd innings to take an early 2-0 lead.  The Oilers used 3 hits and a Fulton error in the top of the 5th to tie the game at 2 all.  Top of the 7th, Jordan White and Cody Pack both singled setting the table for Haskell Fink who came to plate with 2 outs and parked a 3 RBI homer over right field, giving the Oilers a 5-2 lead.  Fulton fought back in the bottom half of the 7th with 2 runs off 3 hits, but left the bases loaded at the inning's end.  In the 8th inning, the Oilers put up 2 more runs, but the Railroaders could only muster 1 more to bring the score to its finale of 7-5.  Owensboro reliever and newcomer Skyler Shown picks up the win in his first appearance as an Oiler, and Tyler Farley takes his first loss on the season for the Railroaders, now 6-1 on the year.   The Oilers out hit the Railroaders 12 to 8, and stranded 9 runners while Fulton left 11.  Tonight's win for the Oilers is the 100th win for the current franchise.  The two teams go at it again on Saturday in Fulton to finish their regular season series between the two teams.  Fulton's loss and Union City's win over Marion now ties the two in first place in league standings.  Box Scores Click Here.


July 16, 2009

Games 40 & 41

 

Railroaders take doubleheader in Owensboro, move into 1st. The Fulton Railroader, on a one day road trip to Owensboro, win both games of a doubleheader against the Oilers.  The double win moves the Railroaders in to the league lead, one game ahead of the Union City Greyhounds who loss to the Bobcats 5-4 with Marion coming from behind down 4-0.  The Pirates loss to the Bulls 6-4.

 

Railroaders 8, Oilers 1- game 1. (July 16, 2009). Scoring did not begin until the Railroaders scored three runs in the top of the 4th inning. Zach Getsee was hit by a pitch to start the inning. Alan Stoupa followed with an infield bunt single. Both runners moved up on a wild pitch before Myles Cordell was also hit by a pitch to load the bases. An RBI single by Tyler Monkman drove in Getsee while the bases remained loaded. A balk brought Stoupa across, and moved the other Railroaders along. A strikeout and a force out later, an RBI single by Philip Dean scored Monkman. Fulton added two more runs in the top of the 6th inning. With one out, Lee Kimbell reached on on error. Dean followed with a single, moving Kimbell to third base. Justin Witt brought Kimbell in with an RBI sacrifice bunt. After a wild pitch gave Dean third base, he scored on an RBI single by Jacob Daniel. The Railroaders scored three more times in the top of the 7th inning. Getsee walked. Stoupa singled, and advanced to second on the return throw into third base Getsee was plated on a RBI sacrifice fly by Cordell. Tyler Monkman followed with a 2-RBI home run, scoring Stoupa and himself. Trailing 8-0, Owensboro got only one run in the bottom of the 7th inning. John Merill was hit by a pitch. Jordan Chavis walked. Mike Finigan reached on a fielder's choice, sending Merill to third base. He scored on an RBI groundout by Jordan White. The third out caught up before the Oilers could, and the game ended with the 8 to 1 score. Cory White collected the complete game Fulton victory. Joe Devine took the loss for Owensboro.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Railroaders 2, Oilers 0 - game 2. (July 16, 2009). Fulton scored one run in the top of the 3rd inning. Philip Dean hit a solo RBI home run. The Railroaders added another run in the top of the 7th inning. Tyler Monkman doubled to begin the frame, and he eventually scored from third base on a wild pitch. The Oilers threatened in the bottom of the seventh. Tyler Choate was hit by a pitch. One out later, Jon Hedges doubled, but the desire to make something happen led to Choate's demise at home plate as a runner. Suddenly down to the final out Owensboro could not respond. Fulton starter, Steve Kuligowski, impressed with four-hit complete game shut out. Owensboro starter Josh Schultz also went the whole game, deserving a fate better than the loss he took.  Box Scores Click Here.

 


July 15, 2009

Rained out just at game time, the Railroaders played in the rain instead.

Wednesday's game was rained out at game time, but the Railroaders still played.  Just not baseball.

Railroaders vs Pirates PPD rain.  (July 15, 2009). The rain began just as Wednesday's game with the Tradewater Pirates was about to start.  The in-field was quickly covered.  The down pour continued for an hour and field condition reached a point that the game had to be postponed. 

 


July 14, 2009

Game 39

 

Railroaders 6, Pirates 3.  (July 14, 2009). The Railroaders jumped out with a 5-0 lead in the 3rd inning and never looked back in their win over the Pirates on Tuesday.  Tradewater chipped away at the lead with a solo homerun in the 5th off the bat of DH Austin Messerli, and added 2 more in the 6th with 3 of 5 hits total on the evening.  Bottom of the 6th, Fulton added their final run when Lee Kimbell hit an RBI double.  Kimbell went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs and Tyler Monkman was 2 for 2, an RBI and scored twice. The Railroaders totaled 7 hits with 2 errors.  Winning pitcher Travis Tingle went 7 innings and goes to 6-0 on the season.  Tingle struck out 6, walked 2 batters and gave up all 5 Pirate hits.  Fulton reliever Cory White threw one inning striking out 2, and closer Matthew Harris took the final inning picking up his 7 save on the year.  Tradewater's starter, Nolan Muhlanney, takes the loss pitching a good game over 6 innings, having only run into trouble in the 3rd.  The two teams face off again on Wednesday in Fulton for the second of two game series.  The Railroaders move up one game in the standing, now a half game begin leading Union City with the Greyhounds' loss to the Bulls.  Box Scores Click Here.

 


July 12, 2009

Game 38

 

Railroaders 5, Oilers 2.  (July 12, 2009)The Railroaders took the third game of the series with the Bulls tonight in Sikeston.  The Bulls scored early in the first after Kody Campbell walked, Blake Slattery singled, and Koby Kraemer singled to knock in Campbell.  Fulton scored 2 in the third inning when Alan Stoupa singled driving in Philip Dean and Justin Witt.  Sikeston scored another run in the fifth after Kody Campbell singled driving in Kyle Burnam.  Fulton added on 2 more runs in the 6th.  Stoupa hit a ground rule double, Myles Cordell walked, and Taylor Hatfield singled driving in a run.  The Railroaders scored one more run in the 8th for a final score of 5 - 2 over Sikeston.  For Sikeston, Campbell, Koby Kraemer, and Greg Casebier each had 2 hits on the night.  Starting Bulls pitcher Ryan Adams went into the 8th inning before being relieved by Corey Felts, who finished out the game.  Starting Railroader pitcher Tyler Farley gets the win pitching 7 innings, striking out 6 Bulls batter and walking only one.  Joey McClung pitched the 8th for Fulton and Matthew Harris pitched the ninth getting the save.  Box Scores Click Here. 


July 11, 2009

Game 37

 

Bulls 2, Railroaders 1.  (July 11, 2009)In a rain shortened game, the Bulls were able to win over the Railroaders Saturday night in Sikeston by a final score of 2-1.  Hits were plentiful on both sides, with Sikeston racking up 8 and Fulton 9 into the top of the 8th inning when the rains came.  Neither team scored until the fourth inning when Railroader Alan Stoupa singled, Myles Cordell doubled, and Taylor Hatfield doubled to drive in Stoupa.  That was the lone run for Fulton tonight.  The Bulls also did their scoring in the fourth when Koby Kraemer doubled and Joe Meggs was hit by a pitch.  Greg Casebier singled driving in Kraemer and Brian Gose singled driving in Meggs.  Gose had the big bat for Sikeson tonight with 3 hits, and Kody Campbell had 2 hits.  Railroader Tim Dunn takes the loss striking out 5 Bulls and walking 2.  Bulls starter Logan Lawson gets the win for Sikeston with 6 strikeouts and 3 walks.  Sikeston and Fulton meet for the third and deciding game of the series on Sunday night in Sikeston.  Box Scores Click Here. 

 


July 10, 2009

Game 36

Railroaders 16, Bulls 4.  (July 10, 2009)The Sikeston Bulls had a rough night Friday in Sikeston against the Fulton Railroaders.  The Railroaders scored early and often mounting the score to 8-0 by the top of the fourth inning.  The Bulls were able to score in the bottom of the fourth on a Koby Kraemer RBI to score Kody Campbell.  Fulton scored 3 more in the fifth, but the Bulls managed to plate 3 runs as well.  Blake Dirnberger singled, Brian Gose doubled, and Campbell singled.  All three scored with RBI's going to Kyle Burnam and Joe Meggs.  Fulton tacked on another run in the 6th and four more runs in the 7th.  The final score ended up 16-4 in the Railroaders favor.  Starting Bulls pitcher Eric Sweitzer gets the loss, going into the fourth inning.  Corey Felts, Adam Blum, Tyler McCann and Brian Gose all pitched relief innings.  Morgan Gregory got 4 hits on the night for Fulton, Zack Getsee got 3 singles, and Kory Burkhart got 2 doubles.  Sikeston will host Fulton again Saturday night for the second game of the 3 game series.  Box Scores Click Here. 


July 9, 2009

Game 35

Bobcats 5, Railroaders 3.  (July 9, 2009) A two out grand slam homer by Marion's Drew Barrent in the second inning was enough for the Bobcats to defeat the Railroaders 5-3 on Thursday night. The Railroaders answered in the bottom of the second with two runs, but were held in check by effective Bobcat pitching through the next seven innings. The Bobcats added another run in the seventh off one of three Railroader errors on the evening. In the bottom of ninth and three runs down, the Railroaders managed one more run off three hits, but a ground out with runners at the corners ended Fulton's comeback. Although Fulton, again for a second night, out hit Marion 11 to nine, the Railroaders stranded 14 runners during the game with the Bobcats leaving eight on base. Marion starter Jason Long only threw four innings, and Ryan Rogers completed the final give to pick up the win. Fulton's starter Joey McClung takes the loss going just 3 1/3 innings in an outing he would just soon forget. The two teams split their short two-game series and meet once more for three games in Marion beginning on July 20.  Fulton remains just one game out of first place behind Union City, who also loss on Thursday to Tradewater. Marion picks up their 13th win on the season. Box Scores Click Here. 


 

July 8, 2009

Game 34

 

Lee Kimbell and the defense played well along side their big guns at the plate.

Railroaders 9, Bobcats 4.  (July 8, 2009) The Railroaders offense pounded out 14 hits, twice the number for the Bobcats, and won big on Wednesday in Fulton.  Fulton took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning with 3 hits to include doubles by Kory Burhart and Lee Kimbell who both had a breakout night for the Railroaders.  The Bobcats came back in the 3rd scoring 2 runs off 2 hits and the only Railroader error for the evenings.  Fulton followed up in the bottom of the 3rd with another run to make the score 4-2.  Starter and winner Travis Tingle held the Bobcats at bay through the 7tn inning while the Railroaders continued to put up 2 more runs in the 5th from a 2 RBI homerun by Lee Kimbell that cleared 360' in right-center. Another 2 runs in the 6th inning and one more in the 7th to gave Fulton a 9-2 lead.  In the top of the 9th, the Bobcats finally got something going against Fulton reliever Logan Thomas scoring 2 runs off 2 hits and 2 walks. Railroaders' closer Billy Grant came in for the last 2 outs and shut down the late Bobcat rally.  Five Railroaders had multiple hits on the evening, with Lee Kimbell going 2 for 4 and 4 RBIs, and Kory Burhart 3 for 3, walking twice and scoring 2 times.  Tingle's record now goes to 5-0 on the season as he struck out 6, walked 2, and allowed 5 hits.  Marion's starter Kyle Bugg went only 3 innings giving up half the Railroaders hits at 7, and takes the loss for the Bobcats. Both teams showed outstanding defensive play, of note; Lee Kimbell on 3rd base for Fulton and Mitch McClay in left field for Marion.  The two teams meet again on Thursday in Fulton for the second of the two game series.  Box Scores Click Here. 

 


July 6, 2009

Game 33

 

Railroaders 9, Bulls 1.  (July 6, 2009) Summary from Sikeston pending. The Bulls heard the long blare of the Railroader horn for the second night in a row as they beat Sikeston 9-1.  The Bulls got to Railroader starter Tyler Farley in the first inning when Kyle Burnam singled, Kody Campbell singled and Blake Slattery singled driving in the run.  Unfortunately, that was the last real good inning for the Bulls.  Sikeston only got one more hit after that when Koby Kraemer singled into left center field in the seventh inning.  Bulls starting pitcher Ryan Adams went 7 and 1/3 innings, striking out 7 Railroaders and walking 4 and taking the loss.  Silas Dill and Greg Casebier finished out the seventh inning in which Fulton scored 3 more runs.  Zach Secoy came in in the 8th inning and finished out the game with 1 strikeout and 2 walks.  Farley pitched 7 strong innings for Fulton striking out 8 Bulls and only walking one batter.  Logan Thomas and Billy Grant finished out the game for the Railroaders.  The Bulls get a much needed day off and return to action on Wednesday when they host the Owensboro Oilers.  Box Scores Click Here. 


July 5, 2009

Game 32

 

Railroaders 5, Bulls 2.  (July 5, 2009) Summary from Sikeston. It was a cloudy, cool evening in Sikeston tonight and the Bulls had trouble heating things up.  The Bulls put 7 hits up on the board but could only score 2 runs on the night.  One of these hits was a solo home run blast by Blake Slattery in the fourth inning that landed over the right field fence.  That tied the score at one a piece.  The Bulls made a highlight defensive play in the fourth when Koby Kraemer made a great stop on a hard hit ground ball, and fired it over to first for the first out of the inning.  Sikeston scored its second run in the 5th inning when Jordan Kimball walked and Kyle Burnam got a single.  Kody Campbell then reached on a fielder's choice moving Kimball over to third but Burnam was thrown out at second.  Joe Meggs came to the plate and reached on a Railroader error that also allowed Kimball to score.  Fulton had scored 2 more by then and added 2 more in the 7th for a final score of 5-2.  Burnam got 3 hits on the night, all singles, for Sikeston.  Starting Bulls pitcher Logan Lawson takes the hard loss going 6 and 1/3 innings with 2 strikeouts and 3 walks on the night.  Tyler McCann came in to get the second out of the inning, a strikeout, and then Corey Felts took over the rest of the game.  Railroader starter Tim Dunn went 7 innings striking out 6 Bulls and walking 4 batters.  Matthew Harris came in for the last 2 innings getting the save.  Fulton travels to Sikeston again Monday night for the second game of the series. Box Scores Click Here. 


Two new Railroaders join the crew. (July 4, 2009) 

The Railroaders have added 2 more players to the 2009 roster.  Logan Thomas from Hill College is a right-handed pitcher standing 6'1" at 230 lbs and will work from the bullpen as a closer.  Thomas calls Plano, TX.as his hometown. 

 

Fulton also welcomes Myles Cordelll, a junior from Maryville College.  Myles stands 6' 2" and weighs 175 lb and will add another short stop to the roster for the Railroaders.  Cordell hails from Gadsden AL. He also placed his first appearance last night, entering the game as substitute in the late innings.

 

The Fans welcome both these fine players and their family to the 2009 Railroaders. We look forward to watching them play.

 


July 4, 2009

Game 31

 

Greyhounds 4, Railroaders 0.  (July 4, 2009) Game called in Greyhounds 7th due to rain. Fulton pitcher Steve Kuligowski was the victim of yet another Railroader loss to the Union City Greyhounds. The Greyhounds backed winning pitcher Chad Boughner with an explosive sixth inning during the Union City fireworks show that took place just beyond the rightfield fence. As the firework show took place, the Greyhounds put on a little show of their own scoring 3 runs off 3 Hits and an intentional walk of 3rd Baseman Brian Yeung. Danny Volk started the Hounds off with a single that was followed by a double from the bat of Justin Guidry. Fulton intentionally walked Brian Yeung to load the bases for Andrew Edge who came through with a clutch single to score both Volk and Guidry. Yeung scored later in the inning but was also the Greyhounds first run in the bottom of the second off of a double by catcher Josh Jones. Elam Stadium was lucky enough to avoid the July 4th rain long enough to get through the top of the seventh, but just as the firework finale came to end the rain finally unleashed causing the game to be called with a final score of Union City 4 Fulton 0. The Greyhounds not only finished off their season games against the Railroaders with an outstanding 8-2 record against them, but also rolled over the Railroaders to take sole possession of first place in the KIT league season standings. Box Scores Click Here. 

 


July 3, 2009

Game 30

 

Greyhounds 7, Railroaders 2.  (July 3, 2009) Fulton's 3 errors, 10 men left on base and failure to get timely hits gave the Union City Greyhounds an easy victory over the Railroaders. The Greyhounds jump to an early lead in the 1st scoring 2 runs off 1 hit and 1 error. Fulton came back with 1 run in the 2nd with a walk and 1 hit.  The Greyhounds put up 4 more runs in the top of the 5th using 3 hits and taking advantage to 2 more Fulton errors to bring the score to 6-1.  The Railroaders managed 1 more run in the bottom of the 5th with 2 hits.  Union City capped off the scoring with another run in the 7th for the final of 7-2.  Justin Guidry, 3 of 4 and 2 runs scored, and Brian Yeung 2 of 5 and 4 RBIs, lead the Greyhounds offense.  For the Railroaders, Kory Burhart was 2 of 3 with 1 RBI.  Starter Matt Corcoran takes the win for Union City going 5 innings and backed up by error free play from the Greyhounds.  Joey McClung picks up the loss for Fulton throwing for 4 2/3 innings with only 2 earned runs given up and 4 more unearned runs from Railroader miscues.  With the win, Union City is now tied with the Railroaders in 1st place in the league standings.  The two teams meet again on Saturday in Union City for the final game in this series and the regular season schedule. Of note, Fulton's Lohaus field recorded their largest attendance ever at 325.. Box Scores Click Here. 

 


July 2, 2009

Game 29

 

Greyhounds 5, Railroaders 4.  (July 2, 2009) Game summary from Union City. The Greyhounds came out on top tonight as they beat the Railroaders 5-4. Some clutch hitting by Robert Lawrence in the bottom of the 8th inning was the difference maker for the Hounds. Lawrence hit a single into center field that plated the go-ahead RBI to push the Hounds out in front 5-4. Andrew Hawkins came in to relieve starter Justin Guidry and picked up the win. Box Scores Click Here. 

 


July 1, 2009

Games 27 & 28

 

Doubleheader with Oilers in Owensboro

 

Oilers 4, Railroaders 0 - game 1.  (July 1, 2009) Owensboro Oilers take Game 1 of Wednesday's twin bill with the visiting Fulton Railroaders by the score 4 to 0.  Winning pitcher Tyler Mckay, losing pitcher Tyler Farley. For the Oilers, runs scored by Finigan, Billingsly, Chavis, and Noland.  RBIs from Finigan (2) and Choate.  Box Scores Click Here. 

 

Railroaders 9, Oilers 2 - game 2.  (July 1, 2009) The Railroaders ride a six-run 6th inning in Game 2 to prevent the sweep and win 9 to 2.  Runs scored in game 2; for the Railroaders, Daniel, Getsee, Stoupa (2), Monkman (2), Gregory, Kimbell, and Dean, with RBIs from Burkhart, Gregory, Hatfield (2), and Dean (2).  For the Oilers; Finigan and Stooksbury scored runs.  Winning pitcher was Travis Tingle for Fulton and Mark Roberts take the loss for Owensboro.  Box Scores Click Here. 

 

Of Note: Oilers Game 1 starter Tyler McKay pitched a 7-inning complete game shutout in Game 1. The Owensboro Oilers extend best wishes to Brian Beavin of the Railroaders, who was struck in the head by a pitch that got away from in the top of the 5th inning during Game 1. Brian was taken for medical observation, but returned to the ballpark during Game 2.


June 30, 2009

Game 26

 

Railroaders 7, Oilers 4.  (June 30, 2009) The Railroaders' pitching gave Fulton the edge over Owensboro for the second night in a roll.  The Railroader offense matched the Oilers hit for hit with 10 each. Both teams committed only 1 error each and strikeouts differed by only one.  But five stolen bases by the Railroaders and two RBI walks by the Oilers cost them the game.  The Railroaders aggressive base running and heads up defense over came an early Owensboro 1-0 lead in the 3rd, and took a 2-1 advantage going into the 6th inning.  Top of 6th, the Oilers regained the lead scoring 2 runs off 3 hits making the score 3-2.  The Railroaders answered in the bottom of the 6th with 3 scores off 3 hits, including a 2 RBI single by Jacob Daniel with 2 out.  Fulton added 2 more in the 7th when Oilers' reliever Tyler Edge loaded the bases, hitting a batter and 2 singles, then walked the next 2 batters pushing 2 more runs across the plate.  Going into the 9th with a 7-3 lead, the Railroaders sent Cory White to the mound as a closer. After a ground out, Travis Noland singled, advanced on a single by Mike Finigan, the scored on a ground out RBI by Oscar Depablos.  With men on 1st and 3rd and 2 out, Jon Hedges smacked a hard line drive straight back to Cory White's glove and the game was over.  Jacob Daniel lead the Railroaders offense going 3 for 5 and 2 RBIs, and for the Oilers Mike Finigan went 3 for 5 with a double.  Fulton's starter Tim Dunn threw for 6 innings and picks up his fourth win, now 4-1 on the season.  Matthew Harris, Scott Winters, and Cory White each pitched 1 inning in relief for Fulton. Taking the loss for Owensboro was Tyler Edge pitching 2 innings in relief of starter Patrick Crider.  Box Scores Click Here. 

 


 

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