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Final 2010 KIT Only Standings

Team W L % GB

Tradewater

28 13 .683 -

Fulton

27 14 .659 1

Owensboro

20 20 .500 7.5

Marion

16 24 .400 11.5

Farmington

10 30 .250 17.5

 

Final 2010 Overall Season Record

Team W L %

Tradewater

30 15 .667

Fulton

29 15 .659

Owensboro

20 22 .476

Marion

22 26 .458

Farmington

12 30 .286

(Overall record includes TSCBA games)

 


2 0 1 0   G A M E    S U M M A R I E S


Oilers 3, Railroaders 2. (July 29, 2010). Post Season Playoffs, Round 1, The Owensboro Oilers advance to Round 2 with a two game sweep of the Fulton Railroaders. The Railroaders could only muster 4 total hits and were only able to score 2 runs off 3 Oiler errors in one inning. The Oilers produced 12 hits, all off Jacob Donze who pitched the entire 10 innings for Fulton. Owensboro score one in the 1st inning with a walk, 2 singles and a Sacrifice fly. The Oilers added another in the 4th from another walk, 2 singles and sac fly. Fulton finally scored their 2 unearned runs in the 7th to tie the game. Owensboro's starter Nathan Humphery was relieved after 8 innings pitched and Cole Sturgeon moved from center field to the mound to complete the game. Top of 10th inning, lead off hitter Gabe Pirtle came into the game, replacing Jon Hedges, promptly his first homerun of the season over the right field "Little Monster" to give Owensboro the go ahead run. The Railroaders got a lead off walk in Mike Bass in the bottom of the 10th, but the Oilers turned a 4-6-3 double play and then got a ground out to end Fulton's post season hopes. The pitchers of record; Sturgeon the win, Donze the loss.  The Oilers move to Round 2 and face off with the Pirates who swept 2 games with Marion Bobcats. First game of Round 2 is in Owensboro and schedule for Friday, July 30th. Click for Box Scores.


Oilers 6, Railroaders 5. (July 28, 2010). Post Season Playoffs, Round 1, Game 1. The Owensboro Oilers defeated the visiting Fulton Railroaders in Wednesday's first round playoff game, giving Owensboro a 1-0 lead in the best of three series. The final score was 6 to 5. The Railroaders scored first with one run in the top of the 1st inning. Mike Bass led off the game by reaching on an error. He was sacrificed over to second base. With two outs Mitch McClay RBI singled Bass in. The Oilers responded by scoring three runs in the bottom of the 1st inning. Luke Garmon led off with a single, and was still at first base with two outs. Jake Hartley walked. Davey Murphy followed with a 2-RBI double, scoring Garmon and Hartley. Deaun Williams RBI tripled to plate Murphy. Fulton scored three runs in the top of the 2nd inning, retaking a one run lead at 4-3. With one away, Kellen Begeman singled, Lee Kimbell singled as well. Dakota Piver walked to load the bases and Mike Bass RBI walked to score Begerman. Brent Young RBI singled, plating Kimbell. Joe Pudlo grounded into out 2, but collected an RBI for Piver. The score remained 4-3 in Fulton's favor until the Oilers tied it with one run in the bottom of the 4th inning. With one out, Garmon singled. A snap throw to catch Garmon between bases skidded past first base, and Garmon moved all the way to third base. Cole Sturgeon's fly ball into left field was just deep enough to bat in Garmon. Knotted at 4 to 4, the game became an inning by inning battle of zeros until Owensboro scored a run in the bottom of the 8th inning. With two men out, Williams and Mike Maddle singled back to back. Pinch-hitter Jon Hedges walked to load the bases. Tres Eberhardt followed with an RBI walk to bring in Williams. The Oilers' hopes for a 1-2-3 finish in the top of the 9th inning lasted only as long as it took the one-out solo RBI home run from Dakota Piver to land over the fence -- tying the game at 5 to 5. The Oilers won the game with a final run in the bottom of the 9th inning. Sturgeon led off with a walk. Gabe Pirtle, in for the injured Jordan White, also walked after a wild pitch moved Sturgeon to second base. Jake Hartley executed a bunt. The pitcher fielded it and tried to get Sturgeon at third base. He threw over the third baseman and Sturgeon advanced to home with the winning run.  Owensboro reliever Matt Ransbottom missed his save opportunity, but gets credit for the win, following starter Andrew Zimmerman and Austin Clay on the mound. Fulton got a very solid eight innings from starter Phil Trowbridge. Reliever Josh Reynolds did not record an out for his work in final inning and wound up the losing pitcher. Click for Box Scores.


KIT announces 2010 Season Leaders. (July, 28, 2010). The regular completed, the individual offensive and pitching leaders have been announced by the KIT League. Two Railroaders are among the best in the league. Both Cody Gibson and Benjamin Johnson tied for the most Saves by league pitchers. For a complete list of league leaders, go to the KIT League Website.


Railroaders come up short in 12 innings, 5-6 Pirates. (July 27, 2010). It came down to a photo finish in 12 innings at Tradewater as the two 1st place teams, Railroaders and Pirates, played a single game tiebreaker for the KIT League Season Championship.  Fultonís Cody Gibson began on the mound with a 4-0 lead courtesy of the Railroaders who scored 4 runs early in the top of the 1st inning. Tradewater starter Cody Wren was relieved after only one inning by Taylor Riggs who took over to begin the 2nd inning.  The Pirates were unable to answer with a score until Chris Honeycutt finally got Tradewater on the board with a solo homerun in the bottom of the 4th.  The Pirates and added another run 6th to make the score 4-2.  Jason Greenleaf came in to pitch for Tradewater in the top of the 8th inning to keep the Railroaders at bay. With Fultonís starter Cody Gibson tiring on the mound, the Pirates scored 2 more run in the bottom of the 8th to tie the game at 4 all.  Tradewater sent Chase Quarles into the 9th inning to pitch the tie game.  Both teams failed score in the 9th and the game continued. The Railroaders went blank in the top of the 10th and finally relieved Gibson on the mound with Derek Roof. The score remained tied through the 11th inning. The Railroaders finally took a 5-4 lead in the 12th inning.  Mitch McClay reached 2nd base on a fielderís choice and an error, then scored on a second Pirate error for dropping a popup off the bat of Brent Teschner.  Adam Culiver was called in to pitch for Tradewater and shut down Fulton.  Derek Roof remained on the mound for the Railroaders in the bottom of the 12th to face the Pirates. Duplantis lead off with a single, and Justin Juneau came to plate and hit a triple to drive in the tying run.  Fulton gets a fly out and walks the next batter. Phil Double then lays down a bunt and scores Juneau for the game winning RBI.  The Pirates win 6-5 and the 2010 Regular Season Title.  The Railroaders take 2nd in the standings and 2nd seed in the Post Season Playoffs. Click for Box Scores.


Railroaders 7, Oilers 5. (July 26, 2010). The Owensboro Oilers lost Monday night's game to the visiting Fulton Railroaders at Owensboro. The final score was 7 to 5. The Oilers scored first with one run in the bottom of the 1st inning. Luke Garmon led off with a single, and was sacrificed over to second base. Another groundout later, Garmon scored on a RBI double by Jon Hedges. The Railroaders evened the score with a run in the top of the 2nd inning. Mitch McClay led off with a double. Brett Teschner followed with a RBI single that he unsuccessfully tried to stretch. Owensboro retook the lead on a run in the bottom of the 2nd. Steve Eberhardt led off with a single, and stole second base. Randy Weinel singled to set runners at first and third bases. After a strikeout, the Eberhardt on third base was batted in by an RBI single from Tres Eberhardt. Fulton pulled out front again with two runs in the top of the 3rd inning. Ryan Conner walked. He was still at first with two outs when Brent Young and Joe Pudlo singled back to back, giving Pudlo the RBI on Conner's run. McClay made it three singles in a row, earning an RBI for driving Young across. The Railroaders increased their lead to 4-2 by scoring one in the top of the 4th inning. Lee Kimbell was hit by a pitch. He moved to second and third bases on separate passed balls. Kimbell scored on a RBI sacrifice fly by Conner. The Oilers cut into the lead with a run in the bottom of the 4th inning. Steve Eberhardt doubled. One out later, Tres Eberhardt collected his second RBI with a single to score his fellow Eberhardt again. A game remained static at 4 to 3 until Owensboro tied the score in the bottom of the 8th inning. Deaun Williams led off with a triple. One out later, Weinel produced to score Williams on a RBI single. The Oilers could not translate that momentum and Fulton scored three runs in the top of the 9th inning. With one away Young, Pudlo, and McClay repeated their earlier back-to-back-to-back singles, with McClay credited with the RBI for Young. Teschner reached on an errant throw from third across the diamond that flew wide of first base. It was Owensboro's only error of the game, but it was costly. Pudlo and McClay both scored. The Oilers rallied for one run in the bottom of the 9th inning, and made it interesting in the effort. Garmon led off with a walk, Cole Sturgeon was hit by a pitch. A strikeout later, Jon Hedges reached on an error to load the bases. Williams drove a pitch deep into centerfield, coming mere feet from a game-winning grand slam -- but the catch was made at the wall. Williams had to settle for an RBI sacrifice fly scoring Garmon. Fulton got the last out it needed to take the game 7 to 5. Railroader starter Gage Franklin got the win, with Jacob Donze earning a one-inning save. Tyler McKay had the loss in relief of Oiler starter Nathan James. Click for Box Scores.


Pirates 9, Railroaders 1. (July 25, 2010). The Pirates easily beat the Railroaders in Tradewater and force Fulton to continue their regular season with a Monday night game in Owensboro. With the win on Sunday, the Pirates regain a half game lead in the KIT standings. The only remaining game of the regular season is the Monday game between the Oilers and Railroaders in Owensboro, a re-scheduled game of an earlier rainout. A Fulton victory over Owensboro would create a tie in the #1 spot for the KIT Only Standings between the Pirates and Railroaders.  The two teams would then play a one game tie breaker on Tuesday, July 27.  The home team for the single game, if needed, will be at Tradewater and was determined by coin toss after Sunday's game.  The Post Season Playoff schedule will begin after the final KIT standings have been determined.

 

Tradewater took control of Sundayís game early as Fultonís starter Luke Shuemaker struggled through 6 innings.  The Pirates score first in the 2nd to take a 1-0 lead.  Tradewater added a run in both the 3rd and 4th for a 3-0 lead.  The Pirates continued to piled on 5 more in the 6th to reach a commanding 8-0 lead. The Railroaders finally got on the broad with their only 1 run in the 7th inning. Starter Cody Crabaugh, the winner, was relieved to rest in the 8th while Chase Quarles came in to close out the final 2 innings for the Pirates. Paul Mittura pitched for Fulton in the bottom of the 7th , but Tradewater took advantage of a Railroader error in the inning to score yet another run for the final score of 9-1. Phil Trowbridge finished the pitching duties for Fulton in the 8th.  Shuemaker takes the loss for Fulton. Click for Box Scores.


Railroaders edge Bobcats again with an 8-7 win in game 1.  

Bobcat Travis Jankowski is caught stealing, the throw by catcher Brett Teschner and tagged by Mike Bass.

(July 24, 2010). The 2nd doubleheader sweep by Railroaders over the Bobcats, moves Fulton ahead of Tradewater by a half game lead in the standings. As with Thursday's games in Marion, Friday's game 1 was close and decided finally by 1 run. The Railroaders jump to an early 2-0 lead after the 1st inning. The Bobcats came back and put up 1 score in the 2nd. Mitch McClay extended Fulton's lead in the bottom of the 3rd with a 2 out, 2 RBI homerun. The Railroaders marked up 2 more in the 4th to make the score 6-1. Top of the 5th the Bobcats closed the gap with a 3 RBI homerun off the bat of Jae Leeworthy. In the bottom half of the 5th, Mitch McClay lead off with a double and scored off a Eric Mason RBI single. Trailing 7-4, the Bobcats fought back in the 6th putting up 2 more runs cutting Fulton's lead to one. Top of the 7th, Marion tied the game with a RBI double by Ryan Chesler scoring Tony Perez who'd reach with a leadoff single. Bottom of the 7th and the final scheduled inning, McClay again got aboard with a walk and finally scored from a game winning RBI single by Eric Mason  Both starters on the mound, Derek Roof for Fulton (5 innings) and Curran McNeely for Marion, get no decision. Paul Mittura threw one inning in relief for Fulton. Ben Johnson pitched the final inning for the Railroaders and gets the win. Kyle Bugg takes the loss going 2 2/3 innings for the Bobcats. Click for Box Scores. 

Joe Pudlo scores 1 of the total 21 runs the Railroaders produced in the doubleheader on Saturday.

 

Railroaders overwhelm Bobcats 13-4 in game 2 on Saturday. (July 24, 2010). The second game of the doubleheader seem much longer than the 7 innings played. The Bobcats managed an initial 1-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning scoring off the only Railroader error on the evening. But in the bottom of the 1st, Marion starter Michael Backes failed to find the plate as he walked the first 5 batters in a row for Fulton and gave up 5 earned runs without a single Railroaders hit. In toll, 6 runs were scored by Fulton in the inning, with Tyler Smith relieving Backes with no outs on the board. The Railroaders continued scoring with 1 run each in the 2nd and 3rd innings, and 4 more in the 4th. Fulton added a final run in the 6th. The Bobcats managed to pickup 3 more runs in the top of 7th from 5 hits (6 game total) off reliever Josh Reynolds who threw the final 2 innings for Fulton. The Railroaders also got 6 hits in the game, and of 25 batters sent to the plate; 14 were walked by 3 of the 4 Bobcat pitchers. Starter Jacob Donze takes the win with no earned runs and giving up the one and only walk allowed by Fulton in the game. Micheal Backes accepts the loss for Marion. Click for Box Scores. 

 

The Fulton Railroaders continue regular season play on Sunday in Tradewater to face the Pirates with the season title at stake. The Marion Bobcats complete their regular season and now look forward to Post Season Playoffs as the 4th seed in KIT Only Standings.


Railroaders 6. Bobcats 5 - game 1. (July 23, 2010). Fulton edged Marion in both ends of Friday double header to pull within a half-game of idle Tradewater and keeping their hopes alive for winning the league's regular season title. In the top sixth inning of Game 1, an error at third by Marion's Jeremy Turpin let two runs to score, allowing Fulton to retake the lead 6-5. Former Bobcat Josh Reynolds held Marion scoreless in the bottom of the frame, and Railroaders closer Benjamin Johnson pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning to close the door on a 6-5 Fulton win and earn his fifth save. Click for Box Scores. 

 

Railroaders 1, Bobcats 0 - game 2. (July 23, 2010). In the nightcap, Fulton pitchers held Marion scoreless for only the second time this year. The 1-0 Fulton win gave the Railroaders the sweep in the final regular season game at Guess Field and dropped the Bobcats to 22-24. Click for Box Scores. 


Railroaders 6, Oilers 1 - game 1. (July 20, 2010). In 12 innings. The Owensboro Oilers split a Tuesday twi-night doubleheader with the visiting Fulton Railroaders. The visitors took the first game by the score of 6 to 1, while the home team claimed the second game by a mirror score, 6 to 1. In Game 1, Fulton scored first with one run in the top of the 4th inning on a solo RBI home run by Mitch McClay. The Oilers matched that run with one in the bottom of the 4th inning. Cole Sturgeon walked, and was sacrificed over to second base. Jordan White singled to put runners on the corners before stealing second base himself. Sturgeon scored on an RBI sacrifice fly by Jake Hartley. Though the game was only scheduled for seven innings, the score remained knotted at 1 to 1 into the 12th inning. Owensboro loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the 11th, but could not execute a daring squeeze that resulted in a double play. Fulton took that momentum into the top of the 12th inning, and scored five times. McClay, Kellen Begeman, Eric Mason, Dakota Piver, and Lee Kimbell all reached base in succession and scored. RBIs belonged to Piver, Kimbell, Mike Bass and Brent Young. The inning featured four Fulton hits and 2 costly Oiler errors. Owensboro could not score in the bottom of the 12th. The winning pitcher was reliever Ben Johnson. Gavin Petrea suffered the loss for the Oilers in relief as well. Click for Box Scores. 

 

Oilers 6, Railroaders 1 - game 2. (July 20, 2010). A full accounting of game two will have to pend collecting the right game file from the press box laptop, but the nightcap was unnervingly similar to the first contest. Both teams scored a single run in the top and bottom of the 2nd inning. This time the Owensboro run came by a solo RBI from Jon Hedges. In Game 2 it was the Oilers who scored five times in one at bat -- the bottom of the 4th. The pitching of Owensboro starter Austin Clay made the difference. He pitched a 7 inning Complete Game one-hitter -- holding the 6 to 1 advantage to claim the win. Fulton starter Luke Shuemaker took the loss. Click for Box Scores. 


Railroaders 8, Oilers 4. (July 19, 2010). In a rain shorten but complete game, the Railroaders defeated the Oilers 8-4. Thunder storms moved in during the top of 8th with 1 out and a delay was imposed before umpires finally called the game as lightning and rain poured some the skies. Fulton stuck first in the 1st inning scoring 1. Owensboro came right back in the 2nd to score 2 and take the lead. The Railroaders retook the lead in the 5th off a 2 RBI homerun from Eric Mason. Again the Oilers answered in the top of the 6th with a Randy Weinel 2 run shot over the right field Little Monster. With a 4-3 Oilers lead, the Railroaders tied the game up in the bottom of the 6th with a Joe Pudlo RBI double. The Railroader broke out of the tie in the 7th with a lead off solo homerun by Brett Teschner and added 3 more with a Mike Bass 3 RBI homer. Then the rain came. Starters Derek Roof threw 6 innings for Fulton and Nathan Humphery for Owensboro pitched 5 total. Paul Mittura gets the win in relief for the Railroaders as Tyler McKay in relief takes the loss. Both teams meet again on Tuesday in Owensboro for a doubleheader. Click for Box Scores. 

 

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Railroaders 3, Pirates 1. (July 18, 2010). The Railroaders gain a game in the standings with win on Sunday in Tradewater, taking 2 of the 3 game series from the Pirates. Both teams scored 1 run each in the 2nd innings. The Railroaders took a 2-1 lead in the 5th when Dakota Piver hit a solo homerun over the 350 mark in right field. Fulton added a 3rd run in the top of the 8th when Joe Pudlo hit a RBI single driving in Mike Bass. Starter Jacob Donze takes the win for Fulton going 8 innings, and Ben Johnson picks up a save pitching the 9th.  The loss goes to starter Cody Crabaugh, his first of the season. The Railroaders have now won 8 of their last 9 games as the team heads into the final full week of the regular season. Fulton will face off with Tradewater one more time in season play next Sunday, July 15, on the road. The Railroaders are home on Monday, July 19, to host the Oilers. Click for Box Scores. 


Phil Trowbridge pitches a complete game, but comes up short by 1 run.Pirates 3, Railroaders 2 - game 1. (July 17, 2010). The Pirates insured their lead standing by taking the first game of a doubleheader from Fulton. The Railroaders remain in second place, 2 games behind Tradewater after splitting Saturday's games with Fulton. In game one, the Pirates held a 3-0 lead after scoring 1 in first inning and adding 2 more in the 3rd. The Railroaders finally managed to stop several more attacks by Tradewater and prevented further scoring, forcing the Pirates to strand 11 men total in the 7 inning game. Tradewater totaled 9 hits with Brayden Brumley leading the way going 3 for 4, a double and 1 RBI. The Railroaders scored 1 in the bottom of the third and another in the 6th, but could only muster 5 hits total with Joe Pudlo owning two, a single, double and 1 RBI. Fulton stranded 8 on base. Good pitching performances on both side helped keep the scoring low. Zach Bargeron takes the win pitching for 5 1/3 innings striking out 8, issuing 2 walks, all 5 hits and 2 earned runs. Jason Greenleaf get the save shutting down the Railroaders for final 1 2/3 innings. Phil Trowbridge gets the hard loss, pitching a complete 7 innings with 7 strikeouts and 5 walks. Click for Box Scores.

 

Cody Gibson pitches a complete game shutout to win over the Pirates. Railroaders 10, Pirates 0 - game 2. (July 17, 2010). Game Two the Railroader finally got it going after both teams remained scoreless through the first 3 innings. Fulton took a 2-0 lead in the 4th from 2 hits, an error and a walk. The Railroaders added 4 more in 5th that included 2 runs from a bases loaded error, and another 4 runs in the 6th. Fulton's total of 10 runs came from 8 hits and costly errors by the Pirates. Joe Pudlo and Eric Mason each had 2 hits and Kellen Begeman totaled 3 RBIs with only 1 hit and a walk with bases loaded. Sparkling defense, including 2 double plays and 2 caught stealing, along with a complete game shutout pitched by Cody Gibson, held the Pirates in check. Gibson allowed 5 hits, struck out 8 and walked only one, and he picks up his 4th win on the season. Taylor Riggs gets the loss for Tradewater throwing for 5 innings, yet he gave up no earned runs. Jeff Heisey and Chris Honeycutt finished the 6th inning for the Pirates. The two teams go at is again on Sunday in Tradewater for a single game, and will meet one more time before post season play begins. Click for Box Scores.


Fulton's brain trust debate field condition after 45 minute rain storm. Bobcats & Railroaders PPD rain. (July 16, 2010). Friday evening's home game with the Railroaders hosting the Marion Bobcats was rained out before it could get started. A 45 minute down pour an hour before game time, was too much for the outfield. The infield had been covered before the rain began, but a few spot were too wet due to runoff. Reschedule of game is TBA. The field will be ready for tomorrow when the Tradewater Pirates come to town for a doubleheader with the Railroaders. First game start is 5 pm.

 

The Marion Bobcats beat the Tradewater Pirates on Friday 7-3. The Pirates loss put the Railroaders just 2 games behind the leader. The doubleheader on Saturday is the beginning of a 3 game series with the Bucs. The third game will be played on Sunday in Tradewater. This series is curial to both teams.


Railroaders 10, Bobcats 7. (July 15, 2010). The Fulton Railroaders pick up a game in the standings with a road win over the Bobcats and a Pirates loss to the Oilers. The Railroader face off again with the Bobcats on Friday night at Fulton in the "Yard". For summary see www.marionbobcats.com for more game information. Click for Box Scores.


Gage Franklin wins throwing for 6 2/3 innings on a hot summer night. Railroaders 12, Browns 5. (July 14, 2010). The Fulton Railroaders completed a 3 game sweep of the Farmington Browns on Wednesday and extend their streak to 5 wins. As in the first 2 games of the series between the teams, the scoring remained close throughout most the game. The Railroaders score first with a run in the 1st and Browns came back in the 2nd inning putting up 3 to take a 3-1 lead. Fulton responded in the bottom of the 2nd and tied the game scoring 2 runs. The Railroaders broke out of the 3-3 tie in the 4th inning with 3 more runs. The Browns closed in on the lead with 2 runs in the top of the 4th to bring the score to 6-5. In the bottom of the 6th, Josh Reynolds lead off with a solo homerun to make it 7-5 for Fulton. The Railroaders finally put the game out of reach in the 7th sending 10 men to plate and pounding out 5 runs from 5 hits and 1 costly Browns' error. Both teams hit the ball well, the Railroaders produced 15 hits and the Browns totaled 12, but Fulton stranded 8 on base while Farmington left 15 runners on board. 

 

It was a hitters night as all both teams' pitchers, 7 in total, struggle with throwing sweaty balls produced by the hot weather. The Railroaders offense was lead by Dakota Piver who was 3 for 5 at the plate with a double, 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored. Six Railroaders had multiple hits on the evening. For Farmington, Christopher Dowd lead their attacks going 3 or 5 and 2 runs scored, and 3 more players with 2 hits each. Both starters on the mound get decisions, for Fulton and the win, Gage Franklin who went the longest on the evening throwing for 6 2/3 innings. Branden Eaton takes the loss for Farmington, pitching for 4 innings and tagged for 6 earned runs. Click for Box Scores. 


Railroaders 4, Browns 3 - game 1. (July 13, 2010).  The Railroaders picked up a game in the standings taking both games in a doubleheader with the Browns on Tuesday. In game 1, both teams exchanged one run blows through 5 innings. Farmington scored in the 1st to begin the game with Fulton matching in the bottom of the inning. The Browns took a 2-1 lead in the 3rd when Bubba Donathan singled, stole 2nd and reach home on a 2 out single by Grant Kelley who went 2 for 3 and 2 RBI's on the evening. In the bottom of the 4th, lead off hitter Mitch McClay jumped on the first pitch from Austin Powell, and promptly tied the game with a solo homerun. The Browns took back the lead 3-2 with a single score in the 5th; taking advantage of a Railroader error, sacrifice bunt and a ground out RBI. Bottom of the 6th, Brent Young lead off with a walk and with 1 out, Mitch McClay again stepped to the plate and hit his second homerun of the game, another game wining RBI in a second consecutive home game. The Browns got the tying run aboard in the top of the 7th with 2 outs, but a ground out ended the threat and game. Fulton's starter Phil Trowbridge went for 5 innings giving up 6 hits, 2 earned runs, walking 1 and 3 strikeouts, and take no decision. Winning the game in relief for the Railroaders was Josh Reynolds, throwing for 2 innings allowing 1 hit, 1 walk, and 1 strikeout. Taking the loss for Farmington was Austin Powell who threw a good, complete game in 6 innings, striking out 8 and walking only one, but gave up 2 killer homeruns for the difference in the contest. Click for Box Scores. 

 

Railroaders 6, Browns 3 - game 2. (July 13, 2010).  In game 2 of the doubleheader, the Railroaders took a 3 run lead with four straight singles to lead off 1st inning along with attentive bases running. The Browns answered in the 2nd inning by tying the game scoring 3 runs off 3 hits and 1 error. Bottom of the 3rd, Fulton chalked up 3 more runs off a RBI walk, sacrifice fly and a Mike Bass RBI single. Bass highlighted the Railroaders offense in the game going 4 for 4, scoring once with  1 RBI, and added a stolen base. Cody Gibson started on the mound for Fulton and gets the win pitching 5 innings, giving up 5 hits, no earned runs, 1 walk and striking out 9. Ben Johnson picked up a save in relief throwing for 2 innings allowing only 1 hit, 1 walk and striking out 4. Farming starter Derek Casola takes the loss going only 2 2/3 innings with all 6 Fulton runs scored against him, only 1 earned. The two teams meet again on Wednesday night for the third game of the 3 game series in Fulton. Click for Box Scores.


Railroaders 3, Cougars 1 - game 1 . (July 10, 2010).  Game summary and box scores will be delayed until receipt of scoring information. Click for Box Scores. Game 2 of the doubleheader was rained out.


Railroaders 10, Oilers 8. (July 9, 2010).  It took 10 innings before the Railroaders finally captured a win over the Oilers in Fulton on Friday. The Railroaders started the scoring with 2 runs in the 1st inning off one hit and good base running. The Oilers answered in the 2nd with a solo homerun from Randy Weinel. Fulton came back with 2 more runs in the bottom of the 2nd with 2 hits and more base running, giving them a 4-1 lead. Brett Teschner added another run in the 3rd with a RBI double extending Fulton's lead. Owensboro fought back in the 4th putting up 2 runs from a Jordan White 2 RBI double. With a  5-3 Railroaders lead, the Oilers broke out in the top of the 6th inning. After scoring one run from off a sacrifice, and with 2 men aboard, pinch hitter David Murphy hit a 3 RBI homerun to finally give the Oilers a 7-5 lead over Fulton. The Railroaders regained the lead in the bottom of the 8th tacking up 3 runs from more heads-up base running and 2 hits, including a 2 RBI Mitch McClay double. Trailing by one run, the Oilers tied the game at 8-8 in the 9th using a walk, an error and a RBI single. Fulton failed to score in the bottom of the 9th, as did the Owensboro in the top of the 10th. Befittingly, the game winning RBI came from a walk-off 2 run homer from Mitch McClay who was 5 of 6 on the evening including a double and 3 singles to go with the homerun.  He had 4 RBI's, and 2 runs scored. He also initiated and took second base during a successful double steal which scored Joe Pudlo who stole home. Of note; Mike Bass added 3 stolen bases during the game. Both teams fought hard at the plate and in the field with the Railroaders coming out on top. 

 

In the pitching game, both starters threw for 5 innings each. Derek Roof for Fulton gave up 5 hits and only 1 earned run, he walked 6 and struck-out 4. Starter Ryan Rogers for Owensboro had 7 strikeouts, walked 4 and allowed 7 hits and 4 earned runs. The Oilers also sent Tyler McKay and Matt Ransbottom in for middle relief, while the Railroader used Gage Franklin for 3 innings. The close the game, Fulton used Paul Mittura who gets the win, and Owensboro's Paul Geuy takes the loss pitching the final 1 2/3 innings for the Oilers. Click for Box Scores.

 

The Railroaders are on the road for Saturday to the Middle TN Cougars for a doubleheader.  They return home on Monday, July 12, for a 3 night, 3 game series with the Farmington Browns. 


Railroaders @ Oilers doubleheader PPD Rain. (July 8, 2010). Rescheduling of the doubleheader in Owensboro if forthcoming. 


Bobcats 10, Railroaders 1. (July 7, 2010). For summary see www.marionbobcats.com for more game information. Click for Box Scores.


Bobcats 8, Railroaders 2. (July 6, 2010). For summary see www.marionbobcats.com for more game information. Click for Box Scores.


KIT 6, TSCBA 0. (July 4, 2010). The All-Stars of the Kentucky-Illinois-Tennessee (KIT) League came together in Owensboro Kentucky to shut out the visiting All-Stars of the Tennessee Summer Collegiate Baseball Association (TSCBA) Sunday evening. The final score was 6 to 0. The KIT All-Stars scored first with one run in the bottom of the 1st inning. Mike Bass (Railroaders) led off with a single, and stole second base. Bass took third base on a fielders choice. He scored on an RBI groundout by Tyler Duplantis (Pirates). KIT increased its lead with two more runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Travis Jankowski (Bobcats) walked for the second time in the game. He stole second base, then scored on an RBI double off the bat of Justin Juneau (Pirates). Duplantis collected his second RBI of game by following with a RBI double of his own, scoring Juneau. KIT added two more runs in the bottom of the 6th inning. Jordan White (Oilers) singled. He scored all the way from first base on a RBI double by Ryan Chesler (Bobcats). Chesler moved to third base on a groundout and scored on an RBI grounder by Luke Garmon (OIlers). KIT scored one more run in the bottom of the 8th inning. Mike Perez (Bobcats) singled. Perez got to second base safely when a ball intended to start a 1-6-3 double play sailed over the shortstop's reach, so Garmon reached first safely. A walk loaded the bases. The TSCBA infield converted a fielder's choice into an opportunity to force Perez at the plate. but the bases remained loaded. Garmon scored on an RBI single by Kellen Begeman (Railroaders). TSCBA got the two outs it needed to leave the score at 6 to 0 in KIT's favor, where it remained at the end of the game. The succession of KIT pitchers combined for the three-hit shutout. The starter was Zach Lewis (Browns). Ryan Rogers (Oilers) gets the win -- pitching the two innings that made the game official. The losing pitcher was TSCBA starter Garrett Franchier (Wilson Co. Lynx). Click for Box Scores.


Five Railroaders selected to All Star Team . (June 29, 2010). The KIT League teams' managers complete selection of the 2010 All Stars on Monday, June 29th. Fulton is proud to announce that five Railroader were chosen for the team and two more honorable mentions . The Fulton All Stars are: Brett Teschner, Mike Bass, Josh Reynolds, Mitch McClay and Derek Roof. Honorable mentions for Fulton were Gage Franklin and Cody Gibson. The KIT League All Star Team will play the best of the Tennessee Summer Collegiate Baseball Association (TSCBA) this coming Sunday, July 4th, in Owensboro, KY.  Events for the All Stars day will begin at 1:00 p.m.. For the complete 2010 KIT All Star Team roster, see the KIT League website. 


Railroaders 4, Browns 2 . (July 2, 2010). The Railroaders win and sweep a 3 game series with the Browns on Friday night. Three Fulton pitchers combined to strike out 16 batters and strand 8 runners on base. Starter Derek Roof notched up 8 strikeouts in 5 innings and walked only 1 before leaving the game tied. Ben Johnson in relief threw for 2 innings and struck out 6, and Paul Mittura closed the game in the 9th with 2 strikeouts. The Railroaders scored first in the 1st inning when Joe Pudlo hit a 2 out single bringing Mitch McClay to the plate. McClay promptly sent a ball to right center field and over for a 2 RBI homerun. The Browns finally put up a run in the 4th inning when Derek Casola doubled and drove in Michael George who'd received the only Fulton walk on the evening. Farmington added another run in the 5th off a double steal with Glenn Walker taking home. Bottom of the 8th inning, Ryan Souza came into the game for the Browns, relieving starter Austin Powell. The Railroaders went to work on Souza with a lead off Eric Mason single and reached 2nd off a sacrifice bunt from Mike Bass. Brent Young came to bat and hit the game winning RBI, and later scored the 4th Railroader run off a Joe Pudlo RBI single. Several outstanding defensive plays were made by both teams; the Browns turned 3 double plays and the Railroaders ran down several hard hit balls to the outfield. Of particular note was hard hit grounder deep between 3rd and short, retrieved and backhanded by short stop Mike Bass who then threw off balance to beat the runner to 1st base. Ben Johnson, now 2-0, accepts the win for Fulton and Mittura picked up his 2nd save on the season. Ryan Souza take the loss for Farmington. The Browns return to Farmington for a doubleheader on Saturday against the Marion Bobcats who lost their game with Tradewater on Friday. The Railroaders are off on Saturday with their doubleheader with the TCSBA Wildcats being postponed. and in question due to a roster problems with Southern Middle Tennessee team. Click for Box Scores.


Railroaders 3, Browns 2 - game 1. (June 30, 2010). In 7 innings the Railroaders held on to win game one of a doubleheader in Fulton. Fulton scored all their 3 runs with one each in the first 3 innings, including a solo homerun in the 3rd by Lee Kimbell who went 2 for 2 with a walk. The Browns were able to manufacture their only 2 runs in the 5th inning off 3 hits and an error by the Railroaders. The Browns produced 8 hits total while the Railroaders had 6. Winning pitcher Phil Trowbridge threw a good game through 6 innings, giving up only one earned run, striking out 4 and walking 2. Paul Mittura shut down Farmington the 7th to earn a save. Taking the hard loss for the Browns was Zach Lewis who pitched a full 6 innings and held the Railroaders to 2 earned runs, walking 3 and striking out 4. The Railroaders defense overcame 3 errors during the game while the Browns committed 1. Click for Box Scores.

 

Railroaders 5, Browns 2 - game 2. (June 30, 2010). In the night cap the Railroaders had to come from behind to sweep the doubleheader from the Browns. Fulton's Cody Gibson, in a starting role, had a rough 1st inning with the Browns scoring their 2 runs from 2 hits and the only Railroader error in the game. Gibson quickly settled down in the 2nd and gave up only one more hit through the 6th inning. The Railroaders managed one run in the bottom of the 1st as Farmington starter Derek Casola gave up a single then walked 3 straight batters. Casola also settled in after the 1st and held the Railroaders through the next 3 innings before being pulled for Kevin Hedge. Taking the mound in the 5th, Hedge struck out the first 2 batters, then hit a batter and issued a walk to put 2 men on.  Fulton's center fielder Dakota Piver came to plate, 0 for 2, and shot a 3 RBI homer to give the Railroaders a 4-2 lead. Before the inning was over, Mike Bass added another run with a RBI single driving in Eric Mason who had singled and stole 2nd base. With a 5-3 lead, Ben Johnson was called in to pitched the top of 7th and shutdown the Browns for the evening. Gibson get the win and Johnson takes a save for Fulton. Kevin Hedge loses the game throwing only 1 inning and was relieved by Ryan Souza who pitched the 6th inning. Both teams will take Thursday off and play again in Fulton on Friday night. Click for Box Scores.

 

The Railroaders gain ground on the Pirates who lost their game to the Bobcats on Wednesday.  Fulton is now 2.5 games behind the first place Tradewater. The Bobcats improve their record and move into 3rd place at 6 games back and the Oilers, also 6 back and idle on the night, slip to 4th by percentage points. The Browns now stand at 8 games out.

 

Railroaders 10, Panthers 2 - game 1. (June 26, 2010). The Railroaders split a doubleheader with the Nashville Panthers on Saturday night. In game 1, Fulton's starter Gage Franklin pitched for 6 of the 7 innings holding the Panthers to only 2 hits and 2 runs while the Railroaders offense pounded out 13 hits in producing 10 runs. The Railroaders took a one run lead after the 1st inning. The Panthers grabbed the lead in the top of the 2nd when Trey Culver singled followed by a 2 RBI homerun from Travis Garcia, giving Nashville their only scoring offense for the game. The Railroaders proceeded with their scoring drive beginning in the 3rd inning putting up 3 more runs and retaking the lead for good. Fulton continued to score with 3 runs in the 4th, 2 more in the 5th, and a final 10th run in the 6th. All but one Railroader in the lineup got at least 1 hit in the game. Leading the charge for Fulton was Mike Bass 2 of 4, a RBI and 4 runs scored, and Mitch McClay 2 of 3, a RBI and 2 scores. Both Bass and McClay added 2 stolen bases each to a team total of 6 in the game. Brett Teschner had a 2 RBI double and Brent Young a 2 RBI single. Franklin (1-1) gets his first win on the season and Paul Mittura closed out the 7th for Fulton. The Panthers' starting pitcher Ryan Wood takes the loss going only 3.67 innings giving up 8 hits, 7runs scored with 5 earned. Reliever Rusty Edward did not fair well in relief pitching for 2.33 innings with 5 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned. Click for Box Scores.

 

Panthers 3, Railroaders 0 - game 2. (June 26, 2010). In game 2 on the evening, the Panthers shutdown and shutout the Railroaders with a good pitching performance by starter Jon Rhoad who earned his 4th win with 0 losses on the season in the TSCBA. Rhoad held the Railroaders to only 4 hits, walking 5 and striking out 4. Travis Garcia moved from 3rd base to the mound and threw the 7th inning to earn a save. The Panthers manufactured 1 run each in the 2nd, 6th, and 7th innings with a total of 6 hits in the game and 2 Railroader miscues. Taking the loss for Fulton was Luke Shuemaker who also pitched for 6 innings, and gave up 6 hits, 2 earned runs, walked only 2 and struck out 6. Josh Reynolds finished out the game for Fulton throwing the 7th. The Railroaders played error free defense during both games of the doubleheader until the final 7th inning of game 2, which gave the Panthers their 3 final run. The Railroaders now take 3 days off before hosting the Farmington Browns on Wednesday, June 30th, in a doubleheader beginning at 5 pm. The Panthers return to Nashville and the TSCBA.. Click for Box Scores.

 

The Railroaders remain in 2 place, 4 games back of Tradewater who split their doubleheader with the Bobcats on Saturday.  The standing overall remain the same with the Brown improving their record with a 2 game sweep in their doubleheader with the Wildcats of the TSCBA. The Oilers at the Lynx TSCBA was rained out.


Railroaders 13, Bobcats 11. (June 23, 2010). The Fulton Railroaders came out on top of the Marion Bobcats in a seesaw scoring battle on Wednesday night. The game included a total 7 homeruns hit by both teams with the Railroaders owning 5 for 9 RBI's, while the Bobcats had 2 solos. Marion took the initial lead with a run in the 1st inning, follow by the Railroaders answering with 3 runs from a Mitch McClay 3 run shot. The Bobcats added another run in the 2nd off an RBI single making the score 3-2 in favor of Fulton. The Railroaders put up one more in the 3rd from a solo homerun from Brett Teschner. In the top of 4th, the Bobcats busted out with 5 runs off 4 hits, 1 Railroader error and took a 7-4 lead. The Railroaders cut Marion's lead in the bottom of 4th with 2 runs scored with a Josh Reynolds 2 RBI homer over the center field wall. Top of the 6th, the Bobcats extended their lead to 9-6 scoring 2 runs including a solo homer from Dylan Rasch. The Railroaders tied the at game in the bottom of the 6th with 3 runs on 2 hits, one a 2 RBI homer by Kellen Begeman and the other a solo shot by Mike Bass. With the score tied at 9 all, the Railroaders broke into the lead in the 7th scoring 4 runs from 3 hits and a costly Bobcat error. Marion mounted a comeback in the 9th scoring 2 runs off 3 hits, but fell short stranding 2 men on base. Fulton's run production of 13 from 10 hits and 11 RBI's out gained Marion's 16 hits with 9 RBI with their total 11 runs. The Bobcats did managed to steal 10 bases on the evening, while the normally speedy Railroaders only managed to take 2. 

 

Fulton's starting pitcher Jacob Donze only went 3.33 innings before being pulled for control problems. Phil Trowbridge was brought in and pitched the remainder of the game, earning him his 3rd win on the season. Marion starter Justin O'Brien takes the loss throwing for 6 innings, and was responsible for 12 earned runs by Railroaders and all 5 homeruns hit against his team. Click for Box Scores.


Pirates 9, Railroaders 6. (June 21, 2010). For game summary, please check www.trapirates.wordpress.com for more information. Click for Box Scores.


Railroaders 7, Browns 5. (June 17, 2010). The Railroaders overcame 4 errors and beat the Browns to split the two game series with Farmington. The Browns scored first with 2 runs in the 2nd when Grant Kelly homered with 1 man on base. The Railroaders answered with 2 runs from 3 hits, including a triple from Dakota Piver, in the bottom half of the 2nd inning. Farmington regained a 1 run lead in the 4th from 1 or 2 Fulton errors in the inning. The Railroaders came back big in the bottom of the 4th with a 2 out 3 RBI homer off the bat of Mike Bass. Top of the 6th, the Browns tied the game again with 2 more runs from 2 hits and another Railroader error. With the game at 5-5 going into the bottom of 7th, Bass lead off with a walk followed by Brent Young who hit a 2 run homer making up for an earlier error resulting in a Farmington score. Phil Trowbridge, taking the win, and Cody Gibson combined in relief to close out the game, Gibson earned his 5th save on the year. Railroaders starter Gage Franklin threw for 5 2/3 innings and Josh Reynolds pitched for 1 2/3. Austin Powell, the starter for Farmington, pitched for 6 innings leaving the game with the score tied. Ryan Souza takes the loss pitching 2 innings giving up only one hit, the 2 run shot by Young. The Railroaders totaled 9 hits and the Browns 10. The Railroaders are off on Friday and head to the Wilson County Lynx (TSCBA) on Saturday for a doubleheader. The Browns head to Tradewater on Friday and Saturday to take on the Pirates in a 3 game series, with a doubleheader on Saturday. Click for Box Scores.


Browns 6, Railroaders 2. (June 16, 2010). The Farmington Browns win their second game of the season over the Railroaders in Fulton. The Railroaders managed only 4 hits for their 2 runs while the Browns punched out 17 hits that only yielded 6 runs, but enough to hand Fulton their sixth loss on the season. Browns' starter and winning pitcher Zach Lewis threw for 6 innings giving up all Fulton's hits and 2 earned runs, he walked 5 and struck out 3.  Railroader Jacob Donze takes the loss going 5 innings allowing 10 hits, 4 earned runs, walking 5 and 6 strikeouts. While the Railroaders offense was flat, the Browns' bats were hot producing 6 doubles from the 17 total hits. Bubba Donathan, 3 of 4 with 2 doubles, and Christopher Dowd 3 for 5 and a double, lead the Browns offense and both scored twice. The only highlight for the Railroaders was Dakota Piver who's 2 RBI double produced the only 2 Fulton runs. The two teams go at it again on Thursday in Fulton for the 2nd of the 2 game series. Click for Box Scores.

 

Fulton loses a half game in the standing with the loss, now 2.5 game back of Tradewater who was idle tonight. The Owensboro Oilers pick up their second win in a row with a defeat over the Bobcats in Marion. Thursday's game are a repeat lineup of Wednesday, with the Pirates remaining silent.  After Thursday's game in Fulton, the Railroaders will take Friday and Sunday off and will be on the road through next Tuesday.   


Railroaders @ Oilers - PPD . (June 15, 2010). Game postponed due to Rain. Rescheduled for July 8 in Owensboro as part of a doubleheader.


Oilers 8, Railroaders 2. (June 14, 2010). The Owensboro Oilers defeated the visiting Fulton Railroaders Monday night in Owensboro by a score of 8 to 2. The Oilers opened the scoring in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Tres Eberhardt led off with a walk and stole second base. Luke Garmon sacrifice bunted him to third base. Gabe Pirtle converted the run with a sharp RBI groundout. Owensboro added three more runs in the bottom of the 4th inning. Mike Maddle led off with a solo RBI home run over the left field fence. One out later, Cole Sturgeon singled and stole second base. Eberhardt bunted safely, moving Sturgeon to third base. Garmon brought in Sturgeon with a RBI sacrifice fly. Eberhardt scored from third base on a wild pitch. Fulton responded with a run in their half of the 5th inning. With two outs, Mike Bass doubled. Joe Pudlo followed with a single, sending Bass to third base. Bass scored on a Mitch McClay RBI single, but a strikeout ended the rally there. The Oilers plated three more runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to reassert control of the game. Jon Hedges singled, Todd Martin walked. Then Maddle officially made it his night by parking his second consecutive home run over the left field fence for 3 more RBIs. Owensboro added another run in the bottom of the 7th inning. Martin walked and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Randy Weinel executed his part of a hit-and run well enough to plate Martin with an RBI groundout. The Railroaders scored one more in the top of the 8th inning. Pudlo was hit by a pitch. One out later, Kellen Begeman walked. With two outs, Lee Kimball was also hit by a pitch. Dakota Piver RBI singled to score Pudlo. Again, a strikeout ended the Railroaders threat. The score remained 8 to 2 through the rest of the game. Nathan James got the win in a strong Oilers debut. Fulton starter Paul Mittura took the loss. Click for Box Scores.


Pirates 4, Railroaders 3 - game 1. (June 12 , 2010). In 7 innings. The Pirates secured their first place standing by winning the 2nd or 3 series with the Railroaders in Fulton. As in the game on Friday, the first game of Saturday's doubleheader began with the Railroaders jumping out in the 1st inning with a 1-0 lead. Mike Bass reached on a single and later stole home while the Pirates caught Mitch McClay trying to take 2nd base. Tradewater responded in top of the 2nd and tacking up 3 runs off 3 hits and a costly Railroader error. Fulton tied the game in the 4th by scoring 2 from 4 hits. The game remained 3-3 until the top of the 7th where Fulton reliever Josh Troutman put leadoff batter Justin Juneau aboard with a hit-by-pitch and later scored from a Brayden Brumley game winning RBI. The Railroaders loaded the bases with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th, but Josh Troutman who moved from center field to the mound, got a pop out fly to end the game. Fulton starter Derek Roof went 6 innings giving up 7 hits, walking 1 and striking out 6. Tradewater starter Cody Wren threw 4 1/3 yielding 9 hits, 1 walk, and 3 strikeouts. Adam Culiver takes the win going 2 innings with Josh Troutman getting a save. Phil Trowbridge takes the loss. Click for Box Scores.

 

Railroaders 9, Pirates 6 - game 2. (June 12 , 2010). In 7 innings. In the night cap of the doubleheader, the Railroaders finally got things going and prevented a 3 game series sweep by the Pirates. Tradewater scored 1 in the 1st from a couple of walks and a RBI ground out. Fulton's bats came alive in the bottom of the 1st with 5 hits, including a 2 RBI homerun from Joe Pudlo, resulting in a 3-1 lead for the Railroaders. The Pirates came right back in the 2nd to tie the game 3-3 with 2 runs on 2 hit and 2 Railroader errors. Tradewater then took the lead in the 4th gaining 2 more runs off 3 hits while Fulton added 1 run in the bottom half of the inning. With the score 5-4 in favor of Tradewater, both teams put on another run in the 5th to create 6-5 lead for the Pirates. In the bottom of the 6th, the Railroaders blasted out 4 runs off 4 hits and the only Pirate error committed on the evening, taking the tally to a 9-6 final score for Fulton. Reliever Cody Gibson picks up the win throwing for the 6th and 7th innings, and middle reliever Taylor Riggs takes the loss. Starter for Fulton, Luke Shuemaker, pitched for 5 innings and left the game tied. Pirate starter Chase Quarles threw only the first innings and was removed for an unknown reason. Click for Box Scores.


Pirates 7, Railroaders 2. (June 11 , 2010). The Pirates handed the Railroaders their first home loss for 2010 and broke Fulton's six game winning streak. Tradewater has now won 4 in a row and remains undefeated against KIT League opponents, their only loss coming from inter-league game with the TSCBA Panthers. Fulton took the initial lead scoring one unearned run in the 1st inning from a Pirate error. Tradewater broke out in the 3rd putting up 3 runs off 3 hits and a Railroader error, and added another run in the 4th making the score 4-1. Fulton starter Josh Reynolds continued through 6 innings before being replaced by Josh Reynolds who started the 7th. The Pirates immediately jumped on Reynolds banging out 4 hits resulting in 3 more runs which included a 2 run homer from Justin Juneau. Tradewater's starting pitcher Cody Crabaugh, and winner, threw for 5 innings allowing 3 hits, walking 2 and striking out 4. In relief, Zac Treece came to mound for the Pirates in the 6th innings. Treece got into trouble in the 7th inning after loading the bases with no one out, then a bad pitch hit Railroader Mike base to bring in Fulton's 2 run. Treece composed himself after giving up his first run of the season, and got the next three batters out to preserve the 7-2 lead. The Railroaders bats were held to only 4 hits total while the Pirates pumped out 10 with Chris Honeycutt leading the way going 4 or 5 and Juneau 2 of 5 with 3 RBIs. Lee Kimbell went 2 of 4 and scored once for the Railroaders. Josh Reynolds take the loss for Fulton. The two teams meet again on Saturday for a doubleheader in Fulton to complete the three game series. Click for Box Scores


Railroaders 4, Browns 3. (June10 , 2010). The Fulton Railroaders had to come from behind to win against the Farmington Browns on Thursday. The Browns, who were pounded 11-1 on Wednesday by Fulton, were determined not to allow a repeat of the same. Browns starter Zach Lewis and the defense put down 18 Railroaders in a row through 6 innings. Farmington took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd from a homerun off the bat of Grant Kelly, who later added another RBI off a double. The Railroaders finally got to Lewis in the bottom of the 7th when Mike Bass reached on an error to lead off the inning and advance to 2nd on a ground out. Mitch McClay doubled driving in Bass to tie the game. With 2 outs, Lee Kimbell hit a RBI single bringing home McClay for the go ahead run. The Browns tied the game in the 8th after Bubba Donathan double and reach home off a Fulton error. With the game at 2-2, Farmington moved Kelly from 2B to the mound in the 8th. But the Railroaders punched out 2 more runs off 2 hits, an error and 2 batters hit by pitch, taking the lead 4-2. The Browns scored again in the 9th and got the tying run to 3rd base before Fulton closer Cory Gibson took a 1-3 groundout to end the game. 

 

Fulton's starter Gage Franklin threw for 6 innings giving up 5 hits, 1 earned run, 3 walks and striking out 2. Several sparkling defensive plays by the Railroader defense kept Fulton in the game until the offense could get started. A diving catch by Mitch McClay on a ball hit deep to left-center saved the Railroaders from losing the late innings' lead. Derek Roof, Brandon Stevens and Cody Gibson pitched one inning each with Stevens getting the win and Gibson earning his 4th save of the season. Grant Kelly takes the loss for Farmington. Click for Box Scores.

 

The Railroaders (7-1) maintain pace with Tradewater as the Pirates (5-1) beat the Oilers Owensboro. The Railroader remain home on Friday and Saturday as the Pirates come to Fulton for a 3 game series including a doubleheader on Saturday at 5 p.m.


Railroaders 11, Browns 1. (June 9 , 2010). The Railroaders pounded out another big win on Tuesday, this time over the Browns in Farmington. The 11-1 victory was at the expense of the Browns in their first home opener ever. Fulton scored runs in 7 of the 9 innings, while game winning pitcher Jacob Donze held the Browns to 1 unearned run through 7 innings. Donze gave up only 2 hits, struck out 9 and walked 6 and appeared comfortable on the mound, having competed in Wilson-Rozier Park during his high school career. Phil Trowbridge and Cody Gibson pitched one shutout inning each in relief to close out the game. Taking the loss for Farmington was Kyle Cruzen going only 5 innings. Two relievers, Kevin Hedge and Shaheen Shabrou, could not slow down the Railroader onslaught. In total Fulton produced 11hits including one triple and 4 doubles, 4 batters hit by pitches and 7 walks. The Railroaders added 8 more stolen bases to a league leading 30 through seven games. Strong Railroader pitching held the Browns to only 2 hits, one a double. The win was a complete team effort by the Railroaders with everyone contributing in both the offense and defense. All but one player got a hit or more in the contest, see box score for totals. Click for Box Scores.

 

The Railroaders return home to Fulton on Thursday to square off again against Brown in Lohaus Field. Friday will begin a 3 game series with the Tradewater Pirates in Fulton, which includes a doubleheader on Saturday


Railroaders 14, Bobcats 1. (June 8 , 2010). Sixteen hits and aggressive base running by the Railroaders overpowered the Bobcats on Tuesday night in Fulton. The Railroaders put up 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning before the game settled in with no more scoring through the 5th. Marion finally started to move putting up a run in the 6th off 2 of their 3 total hits on the evening. The Railroaders responded in the bottom half of the 6th by banging out 9 runs combining 7 hits with several stolen bases, hit by pitches, a walk and an error. Fulton added another run in the 7th and 2 more in the 8th. The Bobcats were unable to recovery, down by 13 runs. Fulton's starting pitcher, Paul Mittura threw a strong game through 4 innings, but got into trouble in the 5th after loading the bases with no one out. With only a 2-0 lead and seeing his pitcher having trouble, manager Clay Kuklick pulled Mittura and brought in Phil Trowbridge in relief. Trowbridge struck out an inherited batter with a 1-0 count and got the next 2 on a ground out and line out. After striking out 2 in the 6th inning, Trowbridge finally gave up the only Bobcats run before securing a grounded third out.  Josh Reynolds moved from 2nd base to the mound in the 7th and 8th innings, and newly arrived Brandon Stevens closed out the 9th for Fulton. Phil Trowbridge is awarded his first win of the season. Taking the hard loss for Marion is starter Curran McNeely who threw good game through 5 innings before he tired and the Railroaders began to get at him in the 6th. Marion sent Kyle Bugg in relief, but Fulton punished him even worse.  The Bobcats send three more pitchers to the mound before the game was over.

 

Offensively the Railroaders produced a lot of everything but homeruns. Former Bobcat Mitch McClay lead Fulton going 4 of 5 including a double, stealing 3 bases including home, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI's.  Mike Bass produced back to back doubles and Joe Pudlo was 3 of 4, both players getting 2 RBI's each. All together six Railroaders had multiple hits on the night. The win keeps Fulton's lead in the standings with a record of 5-2 and in pace with the 4-1 Tradewater Pirates who won their game Tuesday against the Browns.  Both teams are in first, separated only by percentage points.

 

The Railroaders now head for Farmington to take on the Browns on Wednesday, returning home on Thursday for a second game with the Browns. The Bobcats take 2 days off and resume play at home on Friday with the Owensboro Oilers. Click for Box Scores.


Railroaders 8, Bobcats 2. (June 7 , 2010). A grand slam in the second inning off Marion starter Michael Backes was all Fulton needed behind the arm of Derek Roof on the hill for the Railroaders. Roof (1-0, 2.00) gave up only two runs, scattering five hits across nine innings for an 8-2 win over Marion in the final contest of a four-game home stand to start the Bobcats' season. The loss dropped Marion to 2-2 on the season before hitting the road Tuesday for the final contest of a two-game set against the Railroaders. Backes (0-1, 3.38), making his first start for the Bobcats, allowed only five hits and issued two walks in his six innings of work but was unable to overcome the grand slam offered to Fulton catcher Leamond Author in the second. Loading the bases again in the third inning, Backes got out of the jam with an inning-ending, 4-6-3 double play. After that, he pitched three hitless innings before Marion's bullpen took over, surrendering four more runs to Fulton, including three RBI to right fielder Joe Pudlo.

 

Despite the outcome, Bobcat Manager Steve Fowler saw bright spots in the overall work of his pitching staff, commending Backes on his recovery after giving up the grand slam and applauding lefty Kyle Bugg's relief effort late in the game. With two out in the eighth, Bugg was able to come in and shut the door on a three-run Fulton inning by picking Pudlo off first base. He also closed the ninth without allowing a runner. So far, Bugg's role has been that of a stopper. Just two days earlier in the front end of Saturday's double header against Farmington, he ended a bases-load jam in the last inning of the 10-1 loss.

Also pitching for Marion were Kalip Merrill, who gave up a run in the seventh, and new addition Sean Fitzgerald, who had a rough outing, allowing three runs in only two-thirds of an inning. Marion pitchers were able to keep former Bobcat Mitch McClay in check, allowing only a double and walk in four trips to the plate. McClay played for Marion in 2008 and 2009, leading the team in many statistical areas, including home runs in 2009.

 

It was Roof who headlined the night, though, keeping Bobcat bats in check for most of the game. But despite his mastery of the lineup, both Tony Gliffe and Jeremy Turpin were able to manage two base hit each, with Gliffe batting in Turpin in the fifth. Derek Trovillion drove in Marion's only other run on the night, scoring Adam Boyd on a double in the eighth.  Defensively Monday, Marion committed three infield errors. Click for Box Scores.


Railroaders 2, Oilers 0 game 1. (June 5, 2010). The Railroaders brought a two game losing streak to an end on Saturday with a two game sweep over the Oilers. Both games of the doubleheader were scheduled and completed in 7 innings. In the first game, Fulton's Benjamin Johnson and closer Cody Gibson combined to shut out Owensboro. Johnson threw for 6 innings striking out 8 and giving up only 1 hit, while Gibson finished out the 7 inning allowing 1 hit hit and walk, and striking out 1. Owensboro's Jeremy Dobbs pitched the full 7 innings giving up only 3 hits, but a costly dropped 3rd strike with an error gave the Railroaders a one run lead in the first innings. Fulton added a second run in the 4th off an RBI single by Lee Kimbell who went 3 for 3 in the game and produced all of the Railroader hits. Johnson picks up his first win on the season and Gibson his 2nd save, Dobbs takes the loss for Owensboro. Click for Box Scores.

 

Railroaders 5, Oilers 4 game 2. (June 5, 2010). The second game produced more offensive excitement for 267 fans in attendance along with error free defensive for both teams. The Railroaders took the lead in the 3rd inning when Dakota Piver walked with bases loaded bringing in Mike Bass who stole 3 bases over the course of game. The Oilers came back in the top of the 4th to tie the game when Jake Hartley walked then later reached home on a ground out RBI from Jacob Weinsappfel. Fulton regained the lead in the bottom of the 4th when Mike Bass hit a sacrifice fly deep to center field, bringing home Eric Mason who walked to lead off the inning. The Railroaders added 3 more runs in the 6th, banging out 4 hits including a double by Bass. With the score now 5-1 in Fulton's favor, the Oilers finally went to work in the 7th inning with 4 hits but came short only scoring 3 of a needed 4 runs to tie the game again. Starter Luke Shuemaker takes the win going 6 innings allowing 1 hit, giving up 3 walks and striking out 4. Cody Gibson achieved his 3rd save pitching 2/3 inning in the 7th, relieving Phil Trowbridge in middle relief.  Owensboro starter Gavin Petrea accepts the loss throwing for 4 1/3 innings. Click for Box Scores.

 

The Railroaders off on Sunday and travel to Marion on Monday to face off against the Bobcats for the first time in the 2010 season.


Oilers 3, Railroaders 2. (June 4, 2010). Winning pitcher Ryan Rogers and Caleb Hanes takes a save for Owensboro.  Losing pitcher for Fulton was Gage Franklin. Click for Box Scores.


Pirates 4, Railroaders 3. (June 3, 2010). In 11 innings. For game summary, please check www.trapirates.wordpress.com for more information. Click for Box Scores.


Railroaders 11, Oilers 10. (June 2, 2010). After a rough start, the Railroaders came from behind to beat the Owensboro Oilers in the season opener at Fulton. The Oilers jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the 1st inning that included a grand slam homerun off the bat of Deaun Williams. Owensboro added 2 more runs in the top of the 3rd before the Railroaders finally got on the board in the bottom half of the inning getting 3 runs off 4 hits.  Fulton starter Luke Shuemaker struggled for 2 innings giving up only 2 hits but walked 5 and also had to contend with 2 costly Railroaders errors. Paul Mittura came in for Fulton in the top of 3rd.  Mittura initially stumbled giving up 2 more runs off 2 hits and a walk, but then settled down allowing no more runs scored during 6 innings pitched. With an 8-3 lead, Owensboro started Nathan Humphery threw a good game for 6 innings only allowing the Railroader 3 runs in the 3rd inning. The game remained relatively quiet until the bottom of the 7th inning when the Oilers sent Gavin Petrea in to pitch relief. With 4 walks, 2 hits and 2 costly Oilers' errors, the Railroaders put up 8 runs taking over the lead 11-8. Owensboro then sent Matt Ransbottom in to shut down the Railroaders' scoring for the remainder of the game. The Oilers fought back in the top of 9th against Fulton closer Cody Gibson putting up 2 more runs on 2 hits, bringing the score to a final of 11-10 victory for Fulton. Mittura picks up the first win of season and Gibson earned a save, with Petrea taking the loss for the Oilers. Offensive leaders for Fulton were Ryan Conner 2 for 4 with a 2 RBI homer, and Leamond Arthur with a 3 RBI double and a 4th RBI off a sacrifice. For the Oilers Mike Maddle had a solo homerun to go with D. Williams' grand slam. The Oilers are off on Thursday while the Railroaders travel to Tradewater to take on the Pirates in their home opener. The Oilers and Railroaders meet again on Friday in Owensboro for a game and then again on Saturday in Fulton for a doubleheader starting at 5 pm.  Click for Box Scores.


Get training in batting, fielding & pitching . (May 30, 2010). The 2010 Assistant Manager Tyler Owens and Volunteer Assistant Coach Lucas Allen, both former Railroaders, are offering personal coaching in batting, fielding & pitching during the season. The fee is $20 and anyone interested can contact Tyler at 812-760-8699 and Lucas at 918-694-5553..


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