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Final 2011 Season Standings

Team W L % GB

Owensboro

24 18 .571 -

Fulton

23 19 .548 1

Marion

19 22 .463 4.5

Tradewater

17 24 .415 6.5

 


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A Slide Show for 2011 by Mrs. Dailey (August 2, 2011)  Great slide show of the 2011 Railroader season provided my Mrs. Dailey, Click Here to enjoy!


Railroaders win Post Season Playoffs in Owensboro

2011 Playoff Champion Fulton Railroaders

Farewell the 2011 Railroader Baseball (August 1, 2011)  Another good year of baseball comes to an end as the 2011 Railroaders depart for heights unknown.  There was plenty of action on the field to satisfy all those enjoying the sound of wooden bats and base running.  The Railroaders team and management thank all the families, friends and fans for their support.  Attendance for Home games averaged 202 per game, and Fans were treated to great baseball in a tight Ohio Valley League pennant race.  The Railroaders would like to hear your thoughts and comments on the season.  Click Here to express your remarks on the 2011 season.  For a complete picture of the Playoffs and player stats go to the OVL Website.


Railroaders 2, Oilers 1 Final - DH game 1 - round 2, game 2.  (July 31, 2011). In 7 innings.  In the first game (Championship Game 2), the Railroaders scored their two runs in the top of the 4th inning. With two out, Joe Mike singled. Tyler O'Daniel followed with a 2-RBI home run over the left field wall.  The Oilers scored their run in the bottom of the 6th inning. Ryan Messex led off the inning with a walk, and moved to second base on a passed ball. Messex scored on a RBI single by Brent Weinzapfel. The Oilers had runners on second and third bases when the the inning ended.  The game ended at the same 2 to 1 score, favoring the Railroaders. The winner was Taylor Reilly for six innings pitched, Tate Glasscock earned the one-inning saveBox scores Click Here. 

 

Railroaders 10, Oilers 7 - Final - DH game 2 - round 2, game 3.  (July 31, 2011). In the second game (Championship Round Game 3), Fulton scored seven runs in the top of the 1st inning. Mikee Moore led off the game with a double. One out later Rob Hogenkamp walked. Tyler O'Daniel singled -- loading the bases. Moore came in on an RBI single by Colton Speed. A passed ball allowed Hogenkamp to score and the other runners to advance a base. Kahtan Al-Kaissy reached on a error that scored O'Daniel and moved Speed to third base. Al-Kaissy stole second base and Speed broke for home -- ducking under the tag to score. Connor Tracy reached on a error and Chris Divarco singled, loading the bases again. Zach Bailey followed with a 3- RBI triple to drive in all the runners ahead of him. The 2nd and 3rd outs came in succession, with the Railroaders leading 7-0.


The Oilers scored two runs in the bottom of 2nd inning. Ryan Messex singled to start the Oiler inning and Brent Weinzapfel hit a 2-RBI home run over the center field wall. At the end of two innings it was a 7-2 game. Owensboro added two more runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Luis Mila led off with a walk. One out later, Ryan Stephens singled. They both advanced a base on the same wild pitch. Mila and Stephens scored with two outs on a 2-RBI single by Austin Hargrove. By the end of three innings, the Oilers had climbed back to a 7-4 deficit. The home team made it 7 to 5 with one run in the bottom of the 4th inning. Austin Clay walked, and was sacrifice bunted to second base. He scored on a RBI double by Mila.

 

The Railroader offense asserted itself again to score three more runs in the top of the 6th inning. Bailey walked to lead off. Moore, intending to sacrifice bunt, reached on an error that put himself at second base and Bailey at third base. Brandon Eggenschwiler RBI sacrifice flied to score Bailey. Hogenkamp RBI singled to bring in Moore, then went to second base on a passed ball. Tyler O'Daniel followed with an RBI single for Hogenkamp's run. Owensboro escaped further damage -- but now trailed 10 to 5.

 

The Oilers would rally for two of those five runs in the bottom of the 6th inning. With one out Ty Stetson, Stephens, and Messex strung together consecutive singles to load the bases against Fulton reliever Mike Canady. Austin Hargrove and Dalton Lykins each RBI walked with the bases loaded and no more than two out. Fulton brought on closer Tate Glasscock to record the final out of the 6th inning. After 6 innings the score was 10 to 7 for the Railroaders, and that's the way it stayed to the game's conclusion. The win went to Fulton starter Roman Kelly and Tate Glasscock earned his second save of the day. The tough loss fell on Oilers starter Ben Wright. Of the 10 runs scored against Owensboro in this game only two were earned. That, as they say, is baseballBox scores Click Here. 

 

For a complete picture of the Playoffs and player stats go to the OVL Website.


Owensboro Oilers 17, Fulton Railroaders 9 - round 2, game 1.  (July 29, 2011). The Oilers take a 1-0 lead in the final series of the Post Season Playoffs by out gunning the Railroaders with 5 homeruns totaling 12 RBIs.  Owensboro marked up 16 hits total leaving only 5 men on base.  The Railroaders chalked up 11 hits with 10 men stranded.  The Oilers started quickly in the 1st with the first homerun from Ryan Stephens for 2 RBIs.  The Railroaders answered with 1 in the bottom half of 1st on a RBI single from Brandon Eggenschwiler. Top of the 3rd, Owensboro fired the second homer by Drew Barrett for 3 RBIs and another single RBI in the 5th to take a 6-1 lead on Fulton.  The Railroaders came up with score number 2 in the bottom of the 5th on a RBI double from Mikee Moore.  The Oilers began the 6th with 3 more runs and closed their half inning with a blasted 3rd homer (worth 3 RBIs) by Eric Barnes.  With the score now 12-2 and hope fading fast, the Railroaders rallied in the bottom of the 6th sending 11 men to the plate, scoring 7 runs on 4 hits along with 2 Owensboro errors, climbing to within 3 runs of the lead.  The score 12-9 to begin the 7th; the Oilers increased their lead with 3 more starting with the 4th homerun by Dalton Lykins for 2 RBIs.  Now down by 6 runs the Railroaders sent in their 5th pitcher Joe Mike, moving him from 1st base to the mound.  Mike fell victim to the 5th and final homer in the 8th, another 2 RBI shot from Brent Weinzapfel to cap off the final 17-9 victory for Owensboro.  Cody Williams earned the win pitching 5 2/3 innings giving up only 3 hits, walking 5 and 3 strikeouts. Of the 8 runs scored against Williams, only 3 were earned.  Starter and losing pitcher for Fulton was BJ Sieverding going 4 2/3 allowing 8 hits, 6 earned runs, a walk and 2 strikeouts.  Game 2 in the final series is scheduled for Saturday in Owensboro, along with game 3 if necessaryBox scores Click Here. 

 

While the loss puts Fulton in a bad spot going to Owensboro, the Railroaders continue to do well at the plate at season's end.  Brandon Eggenschwiler, Joe Mike and Mike Moore top the batting stats, all hitting over .500 in post season play.  Mike Pudlo, Kahtan Al-Kaissy, and Rob Hogenkamp are above .300.  For a complete picture of the Playoffs and player stats go to the OVL Website.


Post Season Playoffs continue in Fulton on Friday.  (July 28, 2011). The Owensboro Oilers defeated the Tradewater Pirates 4-3 on Thursday and advance to the final Championship round in post season Playoffs.  The first of 3 series begins on Friday in Fulton with the Oilers and Railroaders.  This will be the final game at Lohaus Field for 2011.  The remains 2 games will be played in Owensboro as the Oilers are the higher seed.  For a complete picture of the Playoffs and player stats go to the OVL Website.


Fulton Railroaders 3, Marion Bobcats 2 - round 1, game 2.  (July 27, 2011). The Railroaders advance to the final Championship round in Post Season Playoffs after sweeping the Bobcats 2 straight games in the first bracket.  In contrast to Tuesday's 9-3 win in Marion, the Railroaders had to fight back to take the game in the final half of inning of play.  Both teams were scoreless through 2 innings with each loading the bases once but failing to bring runners home.  The Bobcats took a 1-0 lead in the 3rd as Desmond Roberts scored from 3rd base when Fulton failed to turn a doubled play with 1 out.  In the bottom of the 4th and 2 outs, Mike Pudlo walked bringing Mikee Moore to plate.  Moore jumped on the first pitch and hit a solid line drive homer over the flag pole in center field, giving Fulton a 2-1 lead.  The scoring ceased through the next 3 innings as both starters, Roman Kelly for Fulton and Todd Brazell for Marion, held batters at bay and were backed by good defensive play on both sides.  Top of the 8th, the Bobcats got their chance and tied the game; Kyle Vander Ark lead off with a single, sacrificed to 2nd then scored from a Cody Kottich RBI single  Tied at 2-2 entering the bottom of the 9th, Mikee Moore singled to start the inning then was given 2nd base on a balk called on reliever Daniel Szathmary who started the inning. Moore made 3rd on a wild pitch as Marion sent in Matthew Vollenweider to face Rob Hogenkamp at the plate with 1 out.  Hogenkamp then hit a high lazy chopper in front of Vollenweider who scooped it up, looked Moore back to 3rd then dropped the ball turning to throw to 1st base for an out.  Moore, the leading base stealer in the league, didn't hesitate and broke for home.  Vollenweider quickly recovered the ball and threw off balance and high to plate as Moore slid under the tag to win the game for Fulton. Tate Glasscock gets the win pitching the 9th entering the game tied.  Daniel Szathmary take a hard loss pitching only 1/3 inning but allowed the go ahead run Moore to get aboardBox scores Click Here.  

 

Tradewater Pirates 7, Owensboro Oilers 3.  For a complete picture of the Playoffs and player stats go to the OVL Website.


Fulton Railroaders 9, Marion Bobcats 3 - round 1, game 1.  (July 26, 2011).  The Railroaders used 5 hits, 2 walks and a sacrifice fly and jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first 2 innings of play. The Bobcats finally got on the board in the 6th with 3 runs off 4 hits.  Fulton replied in the 7th with a run and 2 more in the 9th to seal the victory in game 1 of the Post Season Playoffs.  Both offenses blasted 23 total hits which included 5 doubles and 2 triples.  Fulton's offense made the most of their 11 total hits only stranding 5 on base.  Mikee Moore was 3 of 4, 2 RBIs, and 4 runs scored; Brandon Eggenschwiler 3 of 3, 2 scores. 1 RBI; Rob HogenKamp 2 for 4, scored and 3 RBI; Joe Mike 2 of 5 and 2 RBIs.  Marion mustered up 12 hits, however left 11 men on board.  Cody Schmitt 3 of 5 and Desmond Roberts 3 of 4 with a RBI lead the Bobcat hitting.  Taylor Reilly started for Fulton and went 6 innings earning the win.  Garret Hunt lasted only 1 1/3 inning but takes the loss with 6 earned runs against him.  Round 1 continues on Wednesday with the Railroaders and Bobcats at Fulton in game 2 of the best of 3 seriesBox scores Click Here

 

Owensboro Oilers 4, Tradewater Pirates 2 Final. For a complete picture of the Playoffs go to the OVL Website.


Postseason Playoffs begin tonight.  (July 26, 2011)  Fulton finishes the regular season in 2nd place and now enter the Post Season Playoffs in that spot.  As 2nd seed, the Railroaders will travel to Marion to face off with the Bobcats in the first round for a 3 game series.  The 2nd and 3rd (if needed) games of round one will be played in Fulton.  The Bobcats finished the season in 3rd and have struggled in July after leading the league in June.  The Railroaders came out of the gate slow, remaining last in the standings throughout June.  July mark a big turnaround as the team improved dramatically, despite injuries, and challenged the Oilers who had fought all season to finally take 1st standing late in July.  The Oilers now face the 4th place Pirates in Tradewater tonight.  The Pirates began the season with a short lived early lead in the standings. From mid June to mid July Tradewater waffled up & down below 1st place before the Pirates fell into 4th and remained  there losing 7 of their final 10 games.  With a Railroaders July record of 15-8, Fulton is looking for a strong showing from the team in the Post Season.  The crew is hurt and tired, but ready for the challenge.  For a complete picture of the Playoffs go to the OVL Website.


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Two Railroaders Best of Best in 2011 OVL.  (July 26, 2011)  With the 2011 regular season complete, the OVL has selected top players in 10 areas based on their season performances recorded in the stats.  Fulton is proud to have 2 Railroaders make the list.  Mikee Moore gets top honor in the league with 30 Stolen Bases adding to the team's record of 102 total.  Moore also lead the league with Most Hits at 52 along with Oiler Ryan Stephens.  In the pitching department, Skyler Cobb shares Best W/L Percentage at 100% with Oilers' Ben Wright, both 3-0 on the season. Congrats to these players and all the Railroaders for brining exciting baseball to Fulton.


BJ Sieverding back in form winnig season closer at home.Railroaders 5, Bobcats 4.  (July 23, 2011).  The Railroaders finished off their regular scheduled season with a victory over the Bobcats who still have 2 games remaining to complete.  Fulton jumped out to an early 4-0 lead scoring 3 in the 1st and one in 2nd inning.  Marion clawed back in the 3rd when Desmond Roberts hit a homerun with one aboard to make it a 4-2 game.  The Bobcats scratched out another run in the 5th to close within one, off a Caleb Eickhoff RBI double.  The Railroaders gain back the run in the 7th frame with a solo homer from Tyler O'Daniel for a 5-3 Fulton lead.  Marion came right back in the 8th scoring one run from three lead-off singles before Fulton sent in Tate Glasscock to shut down the Bobcats.  In total the Railroaders punched out 11 hits with 5 players having a multiple hit night.  Both Tyler O'Daniel and Joe Mike went 2 of 4 with 2 RBIs, with Mike marking up one double.  The Bobcats put up 12 total hits and also had five players in 2+ hits on the evening.  Desmond Roberts 2 of 5 and 2 RBIs and Caleb Eickhoff 3 for 5 and 1 RBI lead the pack. The Railroaders stranded 8 total men on base while the Bobcats hung out 14 men, ultimately the difference in the error free game.  Starter BJ Sieverding gets the win for Fulton going 7 innings striking out 8, walking 4, allowing 7 hits and 3 earned runs.  Glasscock picked up his 9th save in closing out the final 2 innings.  Marion starter Jeremy Jansen takes the loss giving up all 5 earned runs and 11 hits, striking out 7 and walking only 2.  Of particular note in the game, the Railroaders marked up 5 stolen bases giving them a total of 102 on the season in just 42 games, a record for Fulton.  Mikee Moore's 2nd steal on the evening broke triple digits and was his 30th of the season.  Box scores Click Here


Fulton Railroaders 2, Tradewater Pirates 1.  (July 22, 2011).  The Railroaders keep their pennant chances alive with a close win over the Pirates on Friday and sweep the 3 game series with Tradewater.  Fulton took a one run lead in the 1st inning after Mikee Moore singled, stole 2nd then score from a Joe Mike 2 out double.  The Railroaders added their second run in the 2nd with Colton Speed aboard with a single, stealing 2nd and scoring off a David Simmons 2 out single.  The Pirates' only run came in the 5th inning when Eric Herman doubled then scored on a JB Sapiienza ground out.  While the Railroaders committed 4 errors total, they were able to recover with several sparkling defensive plays resulting in the Pirates stranding 12 total on base.  Tradewater keep the game close with overall good defense with 2 errors and leaving 5 Railroaders aboard.  Starter and winner Miles Canady threw for 7 innings giving up only one earned run, 4 hits, 3 walks and struck out 4.  Jimmy Ryan polished off the final 2 innings for Fulton and picked up a save.  For Tradewater, Dylon DeLaune pitched a complete 8 inning game, allowing 7 hits, 2 earned runs, only one walk and struck out 5.  Fulton improves to 22-19 with their final season game on Saturday against the Marion Bobcats.  Tradewater continues on the road with 2 games left, one in Owensboro on Saturday and ending up in Marion on Sunday.  Box scores Click Here


Fulton Railroaders 4, Tradewater Pirates 3 - game 1.  (July 21, 2011).  In 8 innings.  The Railroaders swept the doubleheader with the Pirates and gained a game on the leading Oilers who split their doubleheader with the Bobcats on Thursday.  In game 1, both teams where held scoreless through 6 innings until the Pirates finally struck with 2 runs when David Zorn doubled for 2 RBIs giving Tradewater a 2-0 lead.  The Railroaders responded in the bottom of the 7th loading the bases then got a walk- in run and second from a Mike Pudle RBI single.  The scheduled 7 inning game went into the 8th tied at 2 all.  In the top of the 8th, Tradewater took a 1 run lead with Derrek Etsell reaching on a single then scoring from an Eric Silokowski single.  Bottom half of the inning, Brandon Eggenschwler lead off with a walk followed by a bunt single by Rob Hogenkamp.  Joe Mike walked to load the bases bringing Colton Speed to the plate for Fulton.  The offense hit-and-run call resulted in a high infield chopper from Speed who reached 1st safely as the defense tried too late to cut Egeenschwiler at home plate.  A throw back to 1st allowed Rob Hogenkamp to break for home after rounding 3rd and score the winning runs sliding around the tag.  Roman Kelly started the game for Fulton going 7 innings striking out 6, 2 walks and 2 earned runs, and left the game tied.  Aaron Chez Shaw picks up the win throwing the 8th as pitcher of record.  Tradewater's starter Kyle Thomas takes the loss.  Box scores Click Here

 

Fulton Railroaders 13, Tradewater Pirates 9 - game 2.  (July 21, 2011).  The night cap of the doubleheader was a reversal in scoring from the first game.  Both teams totaled 24 hits with Railroaders getting 13 and Pirates 11.  The back and forth battle saw the lead change 5 times throughout the game with lots of running action on the bases.  The Railroaders were lead by Mikee Moore going 3 for 3, scoring 3 and included a solo homerun. Moore also added 3 more stolen bases for his league leading 27. Railroader Joe Mike was also 3 of 3, with 2 RBIs and 2 scored, and Tyler O'Daniel went 3 for 4 and 3 RBis.  For Tradewater; David Zorn was 3 of 4, scored 2 times and a RBI, along with Derrek Estell who went 2 or 3 with 2 RBIs and 2 scores including a solo homerun.  On the mound, Tate Glasscock takes the win for Fulton pitching the final 2 innings as the Railroaders took the final lead in the bottom of the 6th inning.  Kyle Weary takes the loss for Tradewater in middle relief and tagged with the Railroaders' go ahead run.  The two teams meet again on Friday to complete their regular season head-to-head schedule.  The Railroaders remain in 2nd place a half game behind the Oilers.  The Pirates fall a game back in the standings, now 4 games out of first.  Box scores Click Here


Owensboro Oilers 11, Fulton Railroaders 0.  (July 20, 2011).  The Owensboro Oilers won Wednesday night's game with the visiting Fulton Railroaders by the shutout score of 11 to 0. The victory increased Owensboro's late-season lead in the OVL standings to 1.5 games over second place.  The Oilers scored five runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Brent Weinzapfel led that Oiler inning off with a walk. Gabriel Pena bunted -- intending to sacrifice the runner along. The pitcher made the fielding choice to try the force out at second base, and didn't succeed. Luis Mila followed with a sacrifice bunt that pushed Weinzapfel and Pena on to third and second bases respectively. Ty Stetson RBI singled in Weinzapfel, and eventually moved to second base on a passed ball, Ryan Stephens reached on an error that allowed Pena in to score. Drew Barrett singled to load the bases. Eric Barnes hammered a ball that only a sensational catch by Fulton center fielder David Simmons downplayed to a RBI sacrifice fly scoring Stetson -- and moving both Stephens and Barrett up. Ryan Messex reached on an two-base error that brought in Stephens and Barrett as the final runs of the extended frame. There would be one more walk in the inning before Weinzapfel struck out to end the very inning he led off.  Owensboro added three more runs in the bottom of the 4th inning. With two outs,  Stetson was hit by a pitch. Stephens walked, and Stetson stole third base. Barrett singled to load the bases again. Barnes RBI doubled into left field. An errant return throw allowed Barnes to take third base as Stetson, Stephens, and Barrett were all driven in. The Oilers put up two more runs in the bottom of the 5th inning. With one out, Weinzapfel singled, Pena doubled. Mila also doubled, garnering an RBI for Weinzapfel. Stetson sacrifice flied for an RBI of Pena. The last Owensboro run of the night came in the bottom of the 7th inning. With two outs, Stephens singled. Barrett followed with a RBI double to the deepest part of center field --Stephens scored easily from first.  It was a complete game for the Owensboro Oilers, in every sense. Starter Ben Wright went all 9 innings. He scattered 5 Fulton hits while striking out 8 opposing hitters to win. The Railroader starter Taylor Reilly took the loss -- though certainly sharing a difficult night for the visiting team.  Box scores Click Here


Owensboro Oilers 13, Fulton Railroaders 2.  (July 19, 2011).  The Oilers dismantled the Railroaders on Tuesday and moved from 3rd to 1st place by a half game in the standings.  Dalton Lykins made it a no contest with 2 homeruns totaling 5 RBIs, and Gabrial Pena adding a 3 RBIs with a homer of his own.  The Railroaders made it a 3-2 ballgame in the 4th scoring on an error and a RBI single from David Simmons, but Lykins's second homer regained the 3 point lead in the 6th.  Owensboro added 6 runs in the 7th to command the game, then tacked on 1 more in the 8th & 9th to seal Fulton's fate.  Oilers' starter Cody Williams went only 2 innings before being pulled for reasons unknown.  Brad Pressley pitched 1 2/3 innings before Davey Murphy came in briefly.  Jim Mulnavey took over the mound duties the 4th with 2 outs and continued through the 8th, he gets the wins.  Austin Clay completed the 9th.  BJ Sieverding started and lost the game for Fulton throwing for 6 1/3 innings giving up 9 hits and 10 earned runs.  Fulton used 4 additional pitchers in relief of the losing cause.  The teams go at it again tomorrow, Wednesday, in Owensboro to complete their regular season meetings for the year.  The Bobcats dropped both games of their doubleheader with the Pirates and slip 1.5 games behind Owensboro, the Pirates pick up a game and are now just 2 games behind the leader.  Box scores Click Here


Owensboro Oilers 11, Fulton Railroaders 7.  (July 16, 2011).  On Saturday the Oilers reserved the game on the Railroaders from Friday's game to easily win 11-7.  Owensboro scored 3 runs in the 1st inning, added 3 more in the 4th and single runs in the 5th and 6th to take 8-0 lead on the Railroaders.  Fulton finally exploded in the bottom the 6th and close the gap with 6 runs.  The Oilers responded in the 7th with 2 more to bring the score to 10-6.  Owensboro tacked up their final run in the 8th and Fulton matched the run in the bottom half of the inning for the final score.  Luis Mila lead the Oilers offense going 3 of 5 producing 4 RBIs with hits that included 2 doubles and a triple.  Additional offense for Owensboro was provided by Brent Weinzapfel 3 of 4 and 2 runs scored, and Austin Hargrove 2 of 3 scoring twice and 2 RBIs.  Owensboro totaled 14 hits on the night with Fulton marking up 8.  Railroader Mikee Moore, only 1 of 4, did manage a 3 RBI double, his 3rd double in two nights.  Fulton's Joe Mike went 3 of 5 with 2 RBIs.  Ethan Robinson earned the win starting for Owensboro and pitched 5 1/3 innings.  Fulton's starter Miles Canady threw only 3 1/3 innings getting tagged for 6 runs, 3 earned, and takes the loss.  The win moves Owensboro back to a half game behind Fulton in the standings, and tied with Marion who beat Tradewater on Saturday.  Box scores Click Here

 

The Railroaders now take 2 days off before hosting the Owensboro Oilers again on Tuesday as Lohaus Field, then travel to Owensboro on Wednesday for their final road game of the regular season.  With 6 games left before post season play, the Railroaders must continue to battle in a close race with every team in the OVL.  A final regular season home stand will begin next Thursday with doubleheader against the Tradewater Pirates and a single game with the Pirates on Friday.  Saturday night in the Yard will be with the Marion Bobcats to closeout the season.  Post season playoffs are scheduled to begin on July 26th. 


Fulton Railroaders 12, Owensboro Oilers 2.  (July 15, 2011).  The Railroaders overwhelmed the Oilers with runs to extend Fulton's 1st place lead, while Owensboro experienced a scoring drought.  The combined 22 hit exhibition was conducted in front of a record 366 Fans at Lohaus Field who'd gather to support the Railroaders and Relay for Life.  Although the Oilers out hit the Railroaders 12-10, they only managed 2 runs; highlighted by an Eric Barnes solo homer in the 5th.  Kahtan Al-Kaissy started the scoring by contributing a 2 RBI homer in the bottom of the 1st giving Fulton an early lead.  Mikee Moore then headed the Railroaders with a staggering 7 RBI evening; going 4 of 5 which included a single, two 2 RBI doubles and a 3 RBI homerun.  Eleven of Fulton's 12 runs were earned and the Railroaders stranded 7 runners on base.  For their effort of 12 hits; the Oilers left 9 on base and cashed in only 1 earned run, the other on Fulton's 1 error of the game.  Justin Dailey started the pitching duties and gets the win going 5 innings giving up 9 hits, striking out 4 and allowing no walks.  Three additional Fulton pitchers finished the game with no bases on balls allowed; Aaron Chez-Shaw threw for 2 innings, followed by BJ Sieverding and Steven Dooley each pitching one inning.  Owensboro's starter Brad Pressley went for 6 1/3 innings before being relieved  with 7 runs scored against him and takes the loss.  The two teams repeat play again tomorrow, Saturday, in Fulton.  The Oilers along with the Bobcats, who lost to the Pirates, fall back one game in the standings, now 1.5 behind the Railroaders.  The Pirates continue to trail by 3 games.  Box scores Click Here


Fulton Railroaders 5, Marion Bobcats 3.  (July 14, 2011).  After spending the month of June in the basement, the Fulton Railroaders climbed into 1st place by a half game on Thursday defeating the Marion Bobcats in Lohaus Field.  Marion has held a strong top standing since early June, but July has been hard on the Bobcats with a 4-8 record.  Both teams were held in check through the first 3 1/2 innings.  The Railroaders broke the ice in the bottom of the 4th when Joe Mike lead off with a double, then scored on a Connor Tracy RBI single. The Bobcats got back into the game in the 6th scoring 2; Tyler Bailey doubled, advanced to 3rd then scored on a wild pitch, and AJ Dokey followed with a single, stole 2nd and scored on a Caleb Eickhoff RBI ground out.  Marion took a 3-1 lead in the 7th scoring another run by Cody Schmitt on a Landon Weitekamp RBI single.  Fulton tied the game 3 all in the bottom half of the 7th capitalizing on a costly Bobcat error while trying to turn a doubleplay with bases loaded and 1 out.  The Railroaders retook the lead pounding out 2 more in the 8th with 2 men aboard and driven in by a Connor Tracy 2 out double.  While both teams played good defense overall, each had 3 errors.  But Fulton escaped error damaged while Marion's resulted in 3 unearned runs and was the difference in the game. The Railroaders had 7 totals hits with Marion punching out 8.  Connor Tracy lead the Fulton offense going 2 of 3, 3 RBIs and scoring once.  Cameron Chestnut bested for Marion with 2 of 4 and scoring once.  Roman Kelly started on the mound for Fulton leaving the game tied after 6 2/3 innings.  Miles Canady threw 1 1/3 innings and wins the game.  Tate Glasscok closed out the 9th picking up his 8th save.  Marion's starter Todd Brazell went 6 1/3 innings and was relieved after tying up the game.  Stephen Glaze finished the game with the winning runs against him and takes the loss.  Box scores Click Here


Fulton Railroaders 7, Tradewater Pirates 0.  (July 13, 2011).  The Railroader’s got their record above .500 for the first time this season by shutting out the Pirates in Tradewater.  The game remained scoreless through the first 4 innings of play.  In the top of the 5th, David Simmons lead off with a triple and score on an Alex Azeredo ground out to give Fulton a 1-0 lead.  The Railroaders added 2 more runs in the 7th after Tyler O’Daniel reached on a single, advance to 2nd on a wild pitch and score from a RBI single from Azeredo who then scored on a Mikee Moore RBI single.  Still in the top of the 7th, Fulton loaded the bases with 2 outs when Rob Hogenkamp reached on a throwing error resulting in an additional 2 runs across the plate to make the score to 5-0.  The Railroaders added another run in the 8th with O’Daniel scoring from 3rd on a passed ball, and in the top of the 9th Fulton capped off their score with a run by Hogenkamp from an O’Daniel RBI single.  Taylor Reilly earns the win for Fulton pitching 7 complete innings with Jimmy Ryan and Tate Glasscock each throwing an inning each to close out the game.  Kyle Thomas takes the loss for Tradewater also going for 7 innings.  The Railroaders return home on Thursday to face off with league leading Marion Bobcats.  The Pirates travel to Owensboro to play against the Oilers.  Box scores Click Here


Fulton Railroaders 5, Tradewater Pirates 2.  (July 12, 2011)The game had one rain delay, then resumed play until the bottom of the 7th and another rain delay began.  The game was finally called due to rain and field conditions.  The game is complete at 6 innings.  

 

Tradewater's report:  Fulton took full advantage of early Pirate miscues, as well as timely hitting, to forge a 5-0 lead.  The rains then came, and after a considerable delay, the Pirates scored several runs to narrow the margin to 5-2, but could not edge closer.  Sieverding mastered the Pirates to the tune of eight strikeouts, and the Bucs seemed incapable of mounting any sort of comeback. The second rain delay brought torrential rain to Riverside, and the game was called as the Pirates were at bat in the bottom half of the seventh frame.  Russ Gilliam took the loss for the Buccos.  The relief pitching of Caleb Luttrell was the only highlight of the evening for Tradewater, who now find themselves in deep OVL waterBox scores Click Here


Fulton Railroaders 3, Owensboro Oilers 0 - game 1.  (July 11, 2011)At Owensboro in 7 innings.  Oilers and Railroaders split the doubleheader on Monday in Owensboro after an hour delayed start due to excessive heat. In game one, Fulton took a 1st inning 1-0 lead when Brandon Eggenschwiler singled, stole 2nd and scored on a Kahtan Al-Kaissy RBI single.  The Railroaders added another run in the 3rd with Zach Bailey crossing home off an Eggenschwiler RBI single.  In the 5th, Mikee Moore capped off the 3-0 score with a solo homerun.  The shutout loss for the Oilers only saw 1 hit by Drew Barrett.  Fulton's Skylar Cobb pitched the complete 7 inning game striking out 9 batters and walking 2, improving his record to 3 wins and 0 loses.  Ethan Robinson takes the loss throwing 5 innings. Box scores Click Here

 

Owensboro Oilers 3, Fulton Railroaders 1 - game 2.  (July 11, 2011)At Owensboro in 7 innings.  In the second game, the Oilers prevailed with 3 runs all scored in the bottom of the 1st inning using all of their 5 total game hits and 2 Railroader errors.  Bo Younker's 2 RBI single and ground out RBI by Eric Barnes were enough to take the game.  Oilers' starter and winning Tim Steed went 6 innings striking out 6 at the plate, 1 walk and only 1 earned run.  Austin Clay finished off the game throwing the final inning and earned a save.  The only Railroader run came from a Zach Bailey RBI single drving in Joe Mike who reached hit-by-pitch and advance to 3rd on 2 wild pitches.  Miles Canady gets the loss pitching well after the 1st innings and through the 5th.  The win for Owensboro keeps the only a half game in the bottom of the standings, with Fulton and Tradewater together 2.5 games behind league leader Marion who won against the Pirates on Monday. Box scores Click Here


Fulton Railroaders 5, Marion Bobcats 4.  (July 9, 2011).  In 10 innings.  At Marion in 10 innings. For the second consecutive night, the Bobcats and Railroaders needed extra innings to decide the contest. On Saturday, however, Fulton was the team to walk off the field with a 5-4 win.  In a game that saw porous defense from both squads, it was perhaps fitting that an error played a part in the winning run. In the 10th, a defensive miscue to start the inning put Fulton's Mikee Moore on base, setting up a showdown between cleanup hitter Kahtan Al-Kaissy and Marion's closer, Matt Vollenweider. With two outs and Moore on second, Al-Kaissy was able to touch Vollenwieder for his first run of the year on an RBI single. The unearned run kept Vollenweider's ERA at 0.00, but put the first blemish on the record of the league's saves leader—a loss.  The Bobcats would commit another error in the inning, the team's fifth of the night, but no further damage was done—or needed. In the bottom half of the 10th, Fulton's Miles Canady was able to nail down his first save after walking two. Altogether, the two teams combined for eight errors with only four of the nine runs in the game charged to pitchers.  Just like on Friday, Marion rallied late to send the game into overtime. In the home half of the ninth, the Bobcats, down 4-3, tied the game on a two-out RBI single off the bat of Jake Hirniak. With Vollenweider, his perfect ERA and nine saves already on the mound since relieving starter Garret Hunt in the ninth, chances looked good that the Bobcats might again be able to end the game with an extra-inning score. But with the top of the order due up for Fulton in the 10th, Marion's closer was unable to overcome the error that put the leadoff hitter on.  A second Bobcat rally fell short in the final inning despite back-to-back walks issued by Canady. With one out, Taylor Banks reach base on four balls but was soon erased when trying to steal second. Cody Schmitt followed Banks on first via the bases on balls but was left on first when Joey Xavier grounded out to end the game.  Both teams put runs on the board early, each scoring a pair of runs in the first with Marion's coming on a Desmond Roberts home run. Hunt and Fulton's Roman Kelly settled down, but poor defense behind them allowed each to be touched for another pair of runs. Kelly, who earned the win, threw nine innings, allowing only four hits while walking four. Hunt pitched eight innings, giving up six hits and walking four.  A.J. Dokey added a double and Cameron Chestnut a single to account for Marion's only other hits outside of the run-scoring hits from Roberts and Hirniak. Roberts' home run was his second of the year.  For Fulton, Friday's losing pitcher, Brock Downey, was 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored. Moore scored three runs, including the game winner. Rob Hogenkamp tallied two RBI. Box scores Click Here


Marion Bobcats 3, Fulton Railroaders 2.  (July 8, 2011)Upon further review, the previous reported score of 5-2 has been changed to 3-2.  The reported "walk-off" 3 RBI homerun was in error as the ball bounced over the fence and re-scored as a ground rule double. Box scores Click Here.

 

Marion broke a four-game skid Friday in dramatic fashion. After tying the game in the eighth at 2-2 with their first scores of the night, Cody Kottich ended the game for the Bobcats in the bottom of the 10th inning with a walk-off three-run home run game winning RBI ground rule double.  The 3-2 win over Fulton was Marion's 14th of the season, but the first in an eight-day, 10-game homestand that began Thursday.  Going into the bottom of the eighth, Fulton led 2-0 with both runs coming off starter Todd Brazell. But Brazell, who gave up only one earned run in this, his fifth start, was taken off the hook when the Bobcats rallied for a pair of runs on a Kyle Vander Ark single. But the Railroaders threatened in both the ninth and 10th innings off reliever Desmond Robert, putting runners on third in both frames. Roberts, though, was able to get out of each inning unscathed, including the 10th when manager Kyle Medley left him in to work out of his own one-out, bases loaded jam.  The win was Roberts' second against no losses. Brock Downey (1-1), who gave up Kottich's game-winning shot after registering only one out, took the loss for Fulton.  Downey, in the 10th, walked Jake Hirniak to lead off the inning then hit Vander Ark to put runners on first and second. Cameron Chestnut came in to run for Vander Ark for insurance against a double play, but a fly out by Caleb Eickhoff failed to advance the runners. It became academic, however, when Kottich stepped in and ended the game with his only hit of the night.  Coming into the night, Marion threatened to relinquish sole possession of first place for the first time since early June. Tradewater, after sweeping a three-game set at Guess Field Thursday, had moved to within one game of the league-leading Bobcats. Friday's victory preserved the game lead over Tradewater, who beat Owensboro 5-3 to remain a game back in second place.  For Marion, Brazell allowed seven hits and struck out seven in eight innings. At the plate, Vander Ark was 2-for-4 and Hirniak, Eickhoff and Cody Schmitt each added singles.  For Fulton, Alex Azeredo was 2-for-4 with a double. Pudlo also doubled for his only hit in three at-bats. Brandon Eggenschwiler had the Railroaders only RBI, with a one run in the fifth scoring on an error.   


Fulton Railroaders 4, Owensboro Oilers 2.  (July 7, 2011) The Railroaders finally prevailed over the Oilers on Thursday and moved into 3rd place by only.001 percentage point above Owensboro.  The Oilers took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning with Ryan Messex reaching 3rd, tagging and scoring on a caught foul fly.  Great pitching by Oilers' starter Ben Wright kept the Railroaders in check allowing only 2 hits through 5 innings.  In the bottom of the 6th, Mikee Moore reached 1st base on an error bringing up Brandon Eggenschwiler who promptly launch a line drive over the 42 foot high Little Monster in right field giving Fulton a 2-1 lead.  In the top of the 8th, Eric Barnes lead off for the Oilers with a single, and the Railroaders pulled starter BJ Sieverding from the mound and brought in Jimmy Ryan for relief.  Still in the 8th, Barnes made it to 3rd then scored on a Ty Broady RBI single, however, the Oilers loaded the bases with 1 out but failed to score leaving the game tied 2-2.  Owensboro sent in a new reliever, Brandon Flora, to hold the Railroaders at bay.  Bottom of the 9th and still tied, Brandon Eggenschwiler lead off and gained base being hit by a pitch and reached 2nd on a ground out.  After a second out, Joe Mike came to the plate and jump on the first pitch, hitting a walk-off 2RBI homer to win the game for Fulton.  The Oilers amassed 11 hits but stranded 11 on base and had 1 error.  Ty Broady lead the hitting for Owensboro going 3 of 4 and a RBI. The Railroaders only chalked up just 4 hits leaving only 2 men on base and committed no errors.  Jimmy Ryan picks up the win with Brandon Flora taking the loss.  With the Bobcats losing to the Pirates on Thursday, the race has gotten tighter.  Only 1.5 games separate all four teams in the OVL.  The Railroaders head to Marion on Friday and Saturday to take on the Bobcats, and the Oilers go to Tradewater to face the Pirates.  Box scores Click Here.


Fulton Railroaders 4, Owensboro Oilers 2 - game 1.  (July 6, 2011) The Owensboro Oilers split their Wednesday twin bill with the visiting Fulton Railroaders. The home team dropped the first game by the score of 4 to 2. Owensboro recovered to take the second game by an 8 to 4 final.  In game # 1, the Railroaders single runs in the tops of the 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th innings. In the top of the first inning, Mikee Moore led off the game with a single, and moved to third when Brandon Eggenschwiler singled as well. A pop fly out later Eggenschwiler got caught in a rundown and was tagged out sliding a little too far past second base -- but the chase allowed Moore to effectively steal home. In the top of the 2nd inning David Simmons singled and eventually scored on a two-out RBI single by Mike Pudlo. In the top of the 5th inning the Fulton run came by way of a solo RBI home run from Eggenschwiler. In the top of the 6th inning Brock Downey singled and eventually scored on another two-out RBI single by Mike Pudlo. Meanwhile the Oilers scored their two game #1 runs with separate tallies in the bottom of the 1st and bottom of the 6th innings. In the 1st inning Luis Mila singled. Ty Stetson sacrifice bunted him over to third base, and Drew Barrett's groundout became an effective RBI chance. Mila and Barret also factored into the Owensboro 6th inning run. Mila doubled, then stole third base. Barret delivered the RBI sacrifice fly to score Mila again.  Fulton closer Tate Glasscock came in to pitch the bottom of the 7th inning. The first two Oilers reached against him, and Owensboro went so far as to load the bases with two outs. Glasscock coaxed the groundball he needed to save game #1 for the Railroaders. Fulton starter Skylar Cobb got the win and Owensboro starter Joe Devine took the loss.  Box scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 8, Fulton Railroaders 4 - game 2.  (July 6, 2011) In game # 2 the Railroaders scored one run in the top of the 1st inning, two runs in the top of the 3rd inning and one run in the top of the 5th inning. In the top of the 1st inning Mikee Moore led off with a walk. Brandon Eggenschwiler walked as well. Tyler O'Daniel RBI singled -- then he and Eggenschwiler became tied up about advancing around the bases. The result: they were both recorded out at second base. In the top of the 3rd inning, Moore, Eggenschwiler, and Brock Downey all doubled -- Eggenschwiler collected an RBI for Moore; Downey drove batted in Eggenschwiler. In the top of the 5th inning. Moore walked. Eggenschwiler and Tyler O'Daniel singled back-to-back to load the bases with nobody out. Joe Mike followed with a shallow RBI single to plate Moore, and keep the bases loaded. The run put the Railroaders ahead 4-3 at the time, but it would prove a fateful turn of events -- because the next three Railroaders struck out in order.  The Oilers did their scoring in the bottoms of the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th innings. Owensboro scored once in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Bo Younker started the home inning with a single and scored on a two-out RBI single by Gabriel Pena. the bottom of the 3rd produced two more runs. Luis Mila walked, and came in on a two-out RBI double by Younker. Not to be outdone, Eric Barnes followed with a RBI triple scoring Younker. The Oilers took over the lead with three runs in the bottom of the 5th inning. Mila singled and was sacrifice bunted over to second base. Drew Barrett singled as Mila moved to third. Younker followed with an RBI single to bring Mila in. The two remaining base runners executed a double steal to move respectively to third and second base. Barnes launched a 2-RBI double to same deep vicinity he'd tripled to earlier. In the bottom of the 6th inning Owensboro added two insurance runs. With one out, Austin Hargrove reached on an error. Mila walked and Ty Stetson singled to load the bases. Drew Barrett followed by perfectly executing a RBI sacrifice squeeze bunt with Hargrove charging home from third. The only play for an out was on Barrett at first. Mila came in on a wild pitch before the inning was over.  Owensboro reliever Austin Clay claimed the win for curbing Fulton's bases loaded threat, and being the pitcher of record when the Oilers took the lead. Jim Mulvaney worked two scoreless innings for the save. Fulton reliever Justin Dailey had the loss.  Box scores Click Here.


Fulton Railroaders 10, Tradewater Pirates 5.  (July 4, 2011) The Railroaders moved to 3rd in the OVL standings displacing the Pirates with a come-from-behind win on the 4th.of July.  The Pirates expended their fireworks early in the game with in 4 hit 1st inning which included a 3 RBI homerun from the bat of the big gun Derrek Etsell.  Tradewater add another run in 5th to take a 4-0 lead.  The Railroaders finally began scoring the bottom of the 5th taking advantage of an error to score 2 and added another from a Tyler O'Daniel RBI single, cutting down the Pirate lead to 4-3.  A Tony Becerra 7th inning double drove in another run to extend Tradewater's lead to 5-3.  The Railroaders broke out in the bottom of the 7th with 3 runs, scoring on another error and a 2 RBI clutch single from Kahtan Al-Kaissy to finally take a 6-4 lead.  Fulton capped off the win marking up 4 more runs in the 8th from 3 hits and yet another error.  A total of 23 hits for both side produced plenty of fireworks for fans, the Railroaders firing 13 and Pirates 10.  Leading Fulton; Brock Downey 4 of 6 and scored twice, three Railroaders earned 2 RBIs each; Tyler O'Daniiel, Kahtan Al-Kaissy, and Alex Azeredo.  Tradewater's Tony Becrra went 4 of 5, scored twice and had 1 RBI.  On the mound, Aaron Chez-Shaw picked up the win for the Railroader in middle relief pitching 1 2/3 innings. Fulton's starting pitcher Steven Dooley threw for 6 1/3 innings allowing 9 hits, 5 earned runs, walked 2 struck out 5, and left the game down in the score.  BJ Sieverding closed out the 9th with no save having a 5 run lead..  Tradewater's starter Kyle Thomas faired well going 6 innings giving up 9 hits, one walk, 11 strikeouts and no earned runs.  Kyle Weary takes the loss for Tradewater going only one inning but having the misfortune of being pitcher of record for the go-ahead Railroader run.  Both teams now take a day off, then the Railroaders head to Owensboro on Wednesday for a doubleheader against the Oilers while the Pirates travel to Marion for a doubleheader with the Bobcats.  Box scores Click Here.


Marion Bobcats 8, Fulton Railroaders 6 - game 1 in 7 innings.  (July 3, 2011) The Bobcats and Railroaders split the doubleheader on Sunday with Marion taking the first game.  The Bobcats shot out in the 1st inning with 3 runs on 2 hits and 2 Railroader errors.  The Railroaders answered in the bottom of the 1st with 3 of their own using 4 hits and 1 Bobcat error.  Marion took the lead back in the 2nd, scoring 1 run from a hit and another error by Fulton.  Bottom of the 2nd, the Railroaders matched the run again to tie it at 4-4.  The Bobcats put up a single run in the 4th and 5th innings to take lead a 6-4 lead.  The Railroaders fought back in the bottom of the 5th to tied the game once more scoring 2 runs.  A solo homerun by Cameron Chestnut in the top of the 7th gave Marion the lead again, and they added another bringing the score to 8-6.  The Railroaders were unable to rebound in the bottom of the 7th.  Both teams managed 12 hits each.  Marion's AJ Dokey was 2 of 5 and 2 RBIs and Desmond Roberts 3 of 5, one run scored and a RBI.  Roberts also picks up a win in relief, moving from right field to the mound and throwing for 1 1/3 innings.  Matthew Vollenweider closed out the 7th to earn his 8th league leading save on the season.  For Fulton at the plate, Tyler O'Daniel hit 3 of 5, scored once and produced 3 RBIs, and Rob Hogenkamp 2 for 3, scored twice and one RBI.  Tate Glasscock took his first loss in relief and gave up his first earned run on the season.  Box scores Click Here.

 

Fulton Railroaders 3, Marion Bobcats 2 - game 2 in 7 innings.  (July 3, 2011) In the night cap of the doubleheader in Fulton, the Railroaders savaged one game of the three game series with the Bobcats.  Marion scored their first run in the 3rd with a single and an error, and added another run in the 4th scoring off a fielder's choice.  The Railroaders took their 3-2 lead in the bottom of the 4th with two lead off doubles by Tyler O'Danial and Joe Mike. The go ahead run scored in the 4th came from Alex Axeredo who reached base hit by a pitch, stole 2nd, batted forward to 3rd, then stole home while Zach Bailey was reaching 1st safely on a dropped 3rd strike.  The Railroaders managed only 3 hits for the game while the Bobcate picked up 6 total.  Starting pitcher Taylor Reilly takes the win for Fulton going 6 innings, striking out 4, walking one, allowing 6 hits and only one earned run.  Jimmy Ryan picked up a save closing out the 7th inning.  For Marion, Kyle Tokunaga gets the hard loss pitching a strong 6 innings, giving up only 3 hits, 3 runs (all earned), walking 2 and striking out 9 at the plate.  The Railroaders remain at home on Monday to face off with the Pirates, and the Bobcats continue on the road towards Owensboro to play the Oilers.  Box scores Click Here.


Marion Bobcats 1, Fulton Railroaders 0.  (July 2, 2011) In a game featuring a pitching dual between Marion's Garret Hunt and Fulton's BJ Sieverding, the Bobcats prevailed over the Railroaders. Hunt allowed only 2 hits, 6 walks and handed out 12 strikeouts.  Sieverding gave out 3 hits, only 3 walks and issued 8 strikeouts.  Matthew Vollenweider earned another save.  The only run scored in the ballgame came in the bottom of the 7th when Desmond Roberts reached home on a Landon Weitekamp bunt single.  The Bobcats stranded 7 total men on base with the Railroaders leaving 6.  Mike Pudlo got both of the Railroaders' hits (one a double) and was the only multi-hit player for either side.  The teams go at it again on Sunday in a doubleheader in Fulton.  Box scores Click Here.


Fulton Railroaders 3, Tradewater Pirates 1.  (July 1, 2011) The Railroaders take a second straight game over the Pirates in Tradewater.  They also gain ground on the Bobcats as Marion dropped their second game to the Oilers 7-3.  The Railroaders now head to Marion on Saturday night to face off with the Bobcats then return home on Sunday for a doubleheader with the Cats.  First game on Sunday starts at 5 pm. 

 

Tradewater's summary:  It's said that you should never wake a sleeping dog, lest you beg for trouble, and the Tradewater Pirates did just that Friday, allowing Fulton to score runs in the 7th and 8th, to erase a long-standing Pirate lead.  The Roaders struck for two runs in the 7th, and one run in the 8th, then watched relief pitching from Dailey and Glasscock support a great effort by starter Miles Canady, to defeat the Pirates 3-1, before a huge crowd at Riverside Park.  The Pirates took an early lead, with a run in the first, but never capitalized with runners on base throughout the contest.  To Fulton's credit, defense was king tonight, as the Railroaders made one sparkling play after another.  The Pirates did themselves no favors, allowing two runners to be picked off in the basepaths, and watching one run erased at the plate by outstanding Fulton defense.  All in all, the Roaders played more like a team possessed, schooling the home team before their own partisan crowd.  Marion lost, so Fulton and Tradewater are just three games back, with Owensboro slicing the Bobcat lead to two games.  The Pirates play two crucial games versus the Oilers Saturday and Sunday.  Dylan Delaune pitched well as the starter for Tradewater, but saw his mates do little to support him. Box scores Click Here.


Fulton Railroaders 8, Tradewater Pirates 4.  (June 30, 2011) The Railroaders chased and tied the Pirates through almost 5 innings before finally taking a lead.  Tradewater took a 1-0 in the 2nd off a Derrek Etsell solo home run.  Fulton tied the game in 3rd with Mikee Moore driven in by a Rob Hogenkamp RBI ground out.  Top of the 4th, the Pirates jumped to a 3-1 lead with a 2 RBI double from Sawyer Smith, and the Railroaders answered in the bottom of the inning with RBI doubles from David Simmons follow by another from Mikee Moore. Score tied 3-3, the Pirates regained a one run lead in the 5th with Brock Bontrager reaching on an error, stealing 2nd, reaching 3rd, and then scoring on a RBI groundout. Bottom of the 5th, Rob Hogenkamp lead off with a solo homer of his own to tie the game again at 4 all.  The Railroaders tacked on 3 more runs in the 4th and never looked backed, adding one addition run in the 8th for good measure for the final 8-4 tally.  Railroaders Mike Moore, Brandon Eggenschwiler and Connor Tracy all went 2 of 4 for Fulton, and Rob Hogenkamp with 2 RBIs.  The Pirates only managed 3 hits and Sawyer Smith leading with 2 RBIs.  While the Railroaders played catch-up through half the game; starter Skylar Cobb managed 6 2/3 innings striking out 8, walking 2 and allowing 3 earned runs and gets the win for Fulton.  Tradewater's Caoeb Luttrell takes the loss after relieving starter Russ Gilliam who left the game tied.  The two teams go at it again on Friday in Tradewater.  Box scores Click Here.


Marion Bobcats 8, Fulton Railroaders 0.  (June 29, 2011) Fulton's woes continue as the Bobcats shutout the Railroaders in Marion on Wednesday. 

 

Marion's summary: When the Bobcats finally got a break in the weather to return to the field, they returned in grand style, scoring X runs and shutting out Fulton Wednesday at Guess Field.  Marion (11-5, 12-5 overall) has been idle five days due to rainouts both at home and away. In fact, in those five days, six attempts at ballgames have been quashed by Mother Nature. But Wednesday, the bats and arms of the teams seemed to have benefited from the time off, making an almost perfect return to action.  The Bobcats were efficient at the plate, with their eight runs coming on eight hits, while starter Zach Hal with some help from Marion native Alex Wood and the bullpen held the Railroaders scoreless and to just three hits. The defense was also flawless in the field.

The offense exploded for five runs in the second inning, scoring an RBI single by Landon Weitekamp and a grand slam off the bat of A.J. Dokey, both his first home run and the first bases-clearing shot this year for the Bobcats. Marion added a run in the third and two more in the sixth.  Zach Hall (2-1) kept Fulton batters guessing all night, striking out 13 in only seven innings pitched, including retiring the side on strikes in the second, fifth and seventh innings. Earning the win, Hall has now struck out 31 batters in 22 innings pitched. His strikeout total was tops in the league at the close of the ballgame.  Wood came on in the eighth, striking out one, and Daniel Szathmary pitched the last frame, setting the Railroaders down in order with two strikeouts and a fly ball. The bullpen didn't allow a hit. All total, Bobcat pitchers fanned 16 Railroaders, a team high for this year.  Dokey's one hit was more than enough for Marion to strengthen their hold on first place, but Caleb Eickoff and Cameron Chestnut each added two hits and an RBI. Desmond Roberts, Taylor Banks and Jake Hirniak also added hits.
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Rainy weather continues to plague play. 

Rain continues to ruin field conditions for play baseball.

(June 28, 2011) The weather again has created field conditions in Fulton unsuitable for playing.  The game for tonight has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader to be played this Sunday, July 3 at Fulton.  Each game will be 7 innings each and the first game will start at 5 pm. Next home game is Thursday with the Tradewater Pirates coming to town. The Railroaders will travel to Marion on Wednesday in hope of getting a game in and a win against the Bobcats.


Fulton Railroaders @ Owensboro Oilers doubleheader - PPD Rain.  (June 26, 2011)The doubleheader at Owensboro has been postponed due to heavy early rains and field condition.  Rescheduling TBA.


Fulton Railroaders 5, Owensboro Oilers 4.  (June 25, 2011)The Railroaders held on to win against the Oilers and get their second victory at home for 2011.  Fulton jumped to a 5-0 lead in 3rd inning using a walk, 4 hits and a wild pitch. Owensboro answered in the top half of the 4th with 3 runs produced from 4 hits and a wild pitch.  The Oilers added another run in the 5th to complete the eventual 5-4 score.  Outstanding defensive play on both sides created a scoring drought through the remainder of the game, with the Oilers playing error free ball and the Railroaders marked for 2 with no damage. The 8 total Railroader hits were spread evenly among the lineup as were the RBIs, and included a double by Mikee Moore. The Oilers pumped out 10 hits; lead by Ryan Messex and Eric Barnes who both went 3 of 4 with a double each. Both teams stranded 9 runners during the game, but in the end Fulton's run production edged out over the Oilers  Starter Roman Kelly threw for 4 innings with no decision.  Justin Dailey and Jimmy Ryan both pitched 2 innings in middle relief with Ryan earning the win allowing no runs or walks and striking out two.  Tate Glasscock closed the 9th and picked up his 5th save on the year.  Starter Cody Williams completed 5 innings and takes the loss for Owensboro. Allen Haase and Austin Clay both combined to finish the mound duties for the Oilers.  The teams continue the 3 game series tomorrow in Owensboro with a doubleheader scheduled to begin at 5 pm Box scores Click Here.


Marion Bobcats 2, Fulton Railroaders 1.  (June 24, 2011)The Bobcats got back on their winning ways on Friday in Fulton by a narrow victory over the Railroaders.  Marion scored both their runs in the top of the 4th inning after loading the bases and a Caleb Eickhoff 2 RBI single.  Fulton put up their only run in the 6th with a 2 out RBI single by Kahtan Al-Kaissy who went 2 of 4 on the evening, the only multi-hit player for either team. Error free defensive play and good pitching were the rule of the evening on both sides with 9 total combined hits, Railroaders 4 and Bobcats 5.  Starter and winner Andrew Edward threw for 6 1/3 innings giving up 3 hits, 6 walks and striking out 7.  Matthew Vollenweider capped off the bottom of 9th to get a save.  Taking the hard loss for Fulton was BJ Sieverding going a full 8 innings allowing 5 hits, 5 walks, and handing out 10 strikeouts. The win for Marion comes after their first two straight losses on the season, while the Railroaders continue to struggle at home, winning only 1 of 7 games played at the "Yard."  The Bobcats remain on the road and head to Tradewater on Saturday to face the Pirates who are on a 3 game winning streak.  The Railroaders will remain at home on Saturday to host the Oilers who have slipped to 3rd in the standings after their loss in Tradewater on Friday Box scores Click Here.


Fulton Railroaders 9, Marion Bobcats 3.  (June 23, 2011).  A big night for the Fulton Railroaders as they defeat Marion using 11 hits, 4 Bobcats errors to produce their 9-3 win. Marion's runs came on 6 hits and 2 Railroader errors. Fulton's newly signed Miles Canaly pitched a good game and gets a win for his first outing.  The two teams meet again on Friday in Fulton.  Box scores Click Here.

 

Marion's summary: The Bobcats were unable to supply their general manager with a win Thursday for a belated birthday gift, dropping their second in a row with a 9-3 loss to visiting Fulton. It is the first time this season Marion has lost two consecutive games. It also marked the worst loss of the year, a six-run deficit. Despite the loss, the Bobcats (9-5, 10-5 overall) remain in first place and celebrated general manager Gordon Guess' birthday—albeit five days late—after the game in what has become a tradition at the field that carries his name. Guess' birthday was on Saturday, but that contest with Tradewater was rained out, delaying the festivities.  At the plate Thursday, Joey Xavier went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored for the Bobcats. A.J. Dokey and Cameron Chestnut each registered doubles. Matt Fears was 1-for-4 in his debut for Marion. Fears replaced Josh Johnson on the roster. Johnson left the team earlier this week due to personal reasons.  Starter Garret Hunt (0-2) took the loss for Marion, giving up seven of the nine runs, though two were unearned. Miles Canady picked up his first win for Fulton, allowing three Bobcat runs in seven innings. The Railroaders tallied four extra-base hits, including a triple off the bat of Rob Hogenkamp. Kahtan Al-Kaissy was perfect at the plate, going 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI.  The Bobcats will look to right the ship at Fulton tomorrow.


Tradewater Pirates 3, Fulton Railroaders 2.  (June 22, 2011)In another close game between the teams, the Pirates finally prevailed overcoming the Railroaders by one run.  Fulton took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 4th inning as Rob Hogenkamp singled, advanced a base on a second Railroader hit, the scored off a fielder's choice.  In the bottom of the 6th, Tradewater took a 2-1 lead from a Tyler McDonald double with one man aboard, then he scored off another double by Sean Noland.  The Railroaders tied the game in the 8th from a RBI single by Mikee Moore with a man on 3rd base.  In the bottom half of the 8th, the Pirates regained the lead as Derrek Etsell singled and Keita Murakami came into to run for Etsell.  Murakami was batted to 2nd, made 3rd on a wild pitch, then scored the go ahead run on a Railroader error.  Tradewater's George Kalousek picked up the win in relief throwing the final two innings of play and Taylor Reilly the loss for Fulton pitching the last two innings.  The win puts the Pirates in 3rd place alone in the standings and drops the Railroaders back into 4th.  Box scores Click Here.


Fulton Railroaders 7, Tradewater Pirates 4. (June 21, 2011)The Railroader drew the first blood in the 1st inning scoring 2 runs from a hit, walk, error and a groundout RBI.  Top of the 2nd; Fulton added another run when Mike Pudlo reach 1st on a two out single, stole 2nd and then scored off a Mikee Moore base hit. The Pirates got their first man aboard in the bottom of the 2nd but failed to score.  In the 3rd inning; Railroader Rob Hogankamp lead off with a single and Tyler O'Daniel followed with a RBI triple to give Fulton a 4-0 lead. Top of the 4rh; with one out Mike Pudlo walked followed by Mikee Moore who promptly got his third hit, a RPI triple bringing Fulton's total to 5 runs. Bottom of the 4th the Pirates finally got on the board when Eric Herman singled with one out and then scored off a Derrek Estell double. Estell then scored off a fielders choice to cut Fulton's lead to 5-2.  Top of the 5th; Tradewater's starting pitcher Calyn Young got into trouble and loaded the bases with 2 outs.  Young was pulled and Logan Thomas was sent in and end the Railroader threat with a strikeout.  Bottom of the 5th; Pirates pick up another run with 2 men aboard and a 2 out RBI double from Eric Herman.  In the 6th, the Railroaders got the bases loaded with one out and Brock Downey knocks in 2 RBIs with a single to extends Fulton's lead 7-3.  Fulton reliever Justin Daily replaced starter Steven Dooley to begin the bottom of the 6th inning and holds the Pirates scoreless.  Kyle Weary assumed the pitching duties for the Pirates to begin the top of the 7th inning and retires the Railroaders side for the first time on the evening.  Tradewater manufactured one run in the bottom of the 7th with an RBI single from Eric Herman for a 7-4 score. Both teams were scoreless in the 8th inning.  Dylan Delaune came in to pitch for Tradewater in the 9th and puts down 3 straight Railroaders.  Fulton put Tate Glasscock on the mound for the bottom of the 9th who gave up 2 singles to start the inning, then 2 outs and issued a walk to load the bases.  Pirate Chris Mitko comes to plate and hits a ground ball back to Glasscock who throws to first for the final out of the game.  Dooley takes the win for Fulton, Glasscock earns a save, and Young the loss for Tradewater.  The two teams meet again tomorrow, Wednesday in Tradewater.  Box scores Click Here.


Fulton Railroaders 5, Owensboro Oilers 4 - game 1. (June 20, 2011)In Game 1 the Oilers scored first with one run in the bottom of the 1st inning. Ryan Stephens led off with a single and eventually scored on an RBI single by Bo Younker. The Railroaders scored three runs in the top of the 3rd inning. With one out Zach Bailey singled, Mikee Moore doubled, and David Simmons walked to load the bases. An RBI single by Rob Hogenkamp scored Bailey. One strikeout later, a bases loaded RBI walk to Brandon Eggerschwiler plated Moore. Simmons also scored on a RBI single by Brock Downey. However, Owensboro scored three runs in the bottom half of the same inning to re-claim a 4-3 lead. Once again, Ryan Stephens led off -- with a double. One out later, a single by Ty Stetson set up a first and third base situation. With two outs, Davey Murphy was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Brent Weinzapfel delivered with a 2-RBI single scoring  Stephens and Stetson. Eric Barnes RBI doubled to drive in Murphy as the last run of the Oilers inning. The score of Game 1 held at 4-3 Oilers until the top of the 7th when the Fulton took the lead with two unearned runs. Moore led off the frame with a single. He stole second and third bases. An errant throw attempting to put him out at third base allowed him to score the tying run. With two out, Tyler O'Daniel reached on an error, and gave way to pinch-runner Mike Pudlo. Pudlo advanced to second base on another error, and scored on a single by Eggenschwiler, for another RBI. Owensboro managed one base runner in the bottom of the 7th inning but a force out and two fly balls ended the game in Fulton's favor, 5 to 4. Fulton starter BJ Sieverding got the win and Tate Glasscock earned the save. Owensboro reliever Zach Krebs took the loss.  Box scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 12, Fulton Railroaders 2 - game 2. (June 20, 2011)In Game 2 The Oilers scored one run in each of the first four innings before lighting up the scoreboard for eight runs in the bottom of the 5th inning. The Railroader offense was limited to one run each in the tops of the 4th and 7th innings. In the bottom of the 1st inning. Ryan Stephens singled, stole second base, and came the rest of the way around on wild pitches. In the bottom of the second Luis Mila singled and eventually scored on a RBI single by Kyler Mason. In the bottom of the 3rd inning Mila doubled and Eric Barnes RBI singled. Fulton made it 3-1 wit one run in the top of the 4th inning. Brock Downey and Joe Mike singled back-to-back. Connor Tracey reached on an error that allowed Downey to score from second base. One strikeout later, Mike Pudlo walked -- but Mikee Moore grounded into a double play to end the threat. Owensboro got that one run back in the bottom of the 4th inning. Mason followed a familiar lead off pattern for the Oilers -- singled, stole second base, moved to third on a wild pitch. He scored with two outs on a RBI single by Jordan Cessna. The Oilers had their biggest inning yet this season by scoring 8 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning. The frame started with Bo Younker being hit by a pitch. He stole second base, moved to third base on a groundout, and scored on a high RBI single to center field by Barnes. With two outs, a walk and a pair of wild pitches scored Barnes and positioned Mason on third base. Jesse Moralez and Stephens also followed with walks to load the bases. Cessna knocked in Mason with another RBI single -- keeping the bases loaded. Ty Stetson RBI walked to bring in Moralez, bases still jammed. Younker returned to the plate in the half-inning he led off and launched a pitch over the center field wall for a grand slam home run. At the end of the 5th inning, Owensboro led Fulton 12-1. The Railroaders picked up one more run in the top of the 7th inning. Mike Pudlo scored on a two-out bases loaded RBI walk to Brock Downey. A strikeout finalized the Oilers win at 12-2. Owensboro starter Myles Scott went the distance for the win. Fulton starter Roman Kelly took the loss.  Box scores Click Here.


Tradewater Pirates 7, Fulton Railroaders 6. (June 15, 2011).  As in their first game of the series, the Railroaders and Pirates battled hard to get and maintain a lead.  Tradewater started the scoring in the 1st inning from a RBI ground out by Bill Pace driving in Brock Bontrager from 3rd base.  Fulton responded in the top of the 2nd with a 2 RBI homer by Joe Mike to take a 2-1 lead.  Top of the 3rd, Railroaders continued scoring with aggressive base running and small ball to put up 3 more runs and lead 5-1. Pirates answered in bottom of the 3rd with 4 runs using their own brand of small ball and tied the game 5-5.  Both teams remained scoreless in the 4th through 6th innings.  In the top of the 7th, Tradewater' starter Russ Gilliam loaded the bases with Railroaders and one out.  George Kalousek came in to pitch and helped the Pirates turn a doubleplay to get out of the inning.  The Railroaders relieved their starter Skylar Cobb and Justin Daily took over the mound to begin the bottom of the 7th kept the Pirates scoreless.  In the top of the 8th Fulton's Chris Devarco got aboard and made to 3rd base, then scored on a passed ball to give the Railroaders a 6-5 lead.  Bottom of the 8th, the Pirates got the bases loaded with 2 outs and scored when Daily walked in a run to tie the game again at 6-6. The Railroaders were scoreless in the 9th.  Bottom of the 9th, Pirate Bill Pace walked then stole 2nd and 3rd.  Chris Mitko came to the plate with 2 out and hit a game winning RBI single.  George Kalousek takes the win for Tradewater and Justin Daily the loss for Fulton.  The two teams meet again on Thursday in Fulton for the final game of the 3 game series.  Box scores Click Here.


Fulton Railroaders 5, Tradewater Pirates 4. (June 14, 2011).  The Fulton Railroaders get their first win at home at the expense of the Tradewater Pirates. In a hard fought game by both teams, the Railroaders edged out by one run.  Fulton took an early 2-0 lead in the 1st inning when newly signed David Simmons got things going with a single and immediately stole 2nd & 3rd bases.  Rob Hogenkamp then hit an RBI single, stole 2nd and score off a hit from Tyler O'Daniel.  Both teams remained scoreless until the top of the 4th when Pirates' lead off hitter Eric Herman tripled and scored on a ground out by Derrek Etsell.  Tradewater tied the game 2-2 in the 5th scoring one run off a wild pitch and a man on 3rd.  The Railroaders regained the lead in the bottom of 6th; David Simmons lead off with a double and scored from another Tyler O'Daniel single.  O'Daniel reach 2nd on a wild pitch then scored off a base hit by Brandon Eggenschwiler.  The Pirates fought back in the 8th to tied the game again when Derrek Etsell reached base on an error, and JB Sapienza proceeded to slam a 2 RBI homer over right field's 40 ft Little Monster in Fulton.  Bottom of the 9th, the Railroaders' O'Daniel lead off with a single and reached 2nd on a sacrifice.  Joe Mike then hit a sharp ground ball to the Pirate shortstop who chose to throw towards 3rd and cut down O'Daniel.  The ensuing run down between 2nd & 3rd base ended with the go ahead run safe on 3rd.  With 2 outs, Alex Azeredo came to the plate and singled to drive in the game winning RBI.

 

Fulton totaled 11 hits and 2 errors; Tyler O'Daniel went 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs and scored twice. David Simmons was 2 of 4 and also scored twice.  Tradewater put up 10 hits with no errors.  With his timely hitting, JB Sapienza lead the Pirates offense with his 1 hit 2 RBI homerun, and Brock Bontrager was 3 of 5 on the evening.  

 

Fulton's starter Steven Dooley pitched a good game through 7 2/3 innings striking out 5 with no walks and giving up 9 hits.  With the game tied, Dooley was pulled, Brock Downey came in to finish the 8th inning and he receives the win.  Tate Glasscock closed out the top of 9th for Fulton striking out 3 of 4 batters faced, he picks up a save.  Newly signed Caoeb Luttrell takes a hard luck loss for Tradewater, pitching only one inning after relieving starter Calyn Young who went for 7 complete innings. The two teams meet again tomorrow in Tradewater for the 2nd of a 3 game series, with the 3rd game in Fulton on ThursdayBox scores Click Here.


Owensboro Oilers 7, Fulton Railroaders 6 - game 1. (June 12, 2011).  The Oilers worked up a 5-0 lead on the Railroaders through 4 innings before Fulton finally got on the scoreboard in the 5th with 3 runs. Owensboro added 2 more runs, one each in the 6th and 7th innings, bringing the score to 7-3.  Fulton mounted a comeback in the bottom of the 7th, but fell short by one run for the final of 7-6.  The Oilers played error free ball and produced 9 hits total.  The Railroaders came up with 11 hits but 4 costly errors helped the Oilers win their 3 straight game.  Joe Devine takes the win for Owensboro and for Fulton BJ Sieverding the loss..  Box scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 2, Fulton Railroaders 1 - game 2. (June 12, 2011).  The Railroaders woes continued in the night cap by out hitting the Oilers 6-3 but falling short by one run again. Fulton scored first in the 3rd to take a 1-0 lead.  Owensboro answering in the 5th with a solo homerun from Ryan Stevens to tie the score.  The Oilers took the lead in the 6th with the game wining RBI single off the bat of Ryan Stevens. Again, 2 game errors and 5 hit by pitches plagued the Railroaders who are struggling at home to get a win.  Matt Daniels earned the win for Owensboro in relief pitching 3 innings.  Starter Roman Kelly takes the loss for Fulton.  Box scores Click Here


Fulton Railroaders @ Owensboro Oilers PPD Rain. (June 11, 2011).  The Railroaders game with the Oilers in Owensboro was called in the bottom of the 3rd inning due to lightning and rain.  Rescheduling of the game is TBA.  The Oilers will be in Fulton on Sunday for a doubleheader, first game start is 5 pm.


Marion Bobcats 6, Fulton Railroaders 5. (June 10, 2011).  The Railroaders lead 5-0 going into the the bottom of the 4th. The Bobcats scored 2 in their half of the 4th and added 2 more in the 5th inning. Both team threaten to score several times until the Marion half of the 8th when the Bobcats score 2 to take a 6-5 lead to win the game. Daniel Szathmary takes the win for Marion and Matthew Vollenweider earned a save, Justin Dailey takes the loss in relief pitching the last 3 innings. The Railroaders now head to Owensboro to play the Oilers on Saturday.  Box scores Click Here.

 

Marion's summary: Marion mounted a comeback Friday down 5-0 in the fourth to score the first home win of 2011, downing Fulton 6-5. The win moved the Bobcats to 4-2, the team's best start in its four years of existence. The win also kept Marion in first place, the latest the team has retained at least a share of first. Bobcats starter Tripp Jolly gave up all five Railroader runs through 5.1 innings pitched, but Marion's offense and pitching staff got Jolly off the hook for the loss in his first start. Daniel Szathmary (1-0) earned the win despite facing only one batter, and Matt Vollenwieder earned his second save of the year by closing the door in the ninth.  The bullpen for the Bobcats has given up only three earned runs in 18.1 innings, a collective 1.47 ERA.  Marion is 3-1 against Fulton (2-4) this year, guaranteeing the best head-to-head record with the Railroaders since the Bobcats were born in 2008.


Fulton Railroaders 7, Marion Bobcats 3. (June 9, 2011).  The Bobcats fell to 3-2 by dropping their home opener Thursday 7-3 against Fulton. By the fortune of a Tradewater loss, however, Marion remained in a first-place tie with the Pirates. Fulton managed all of their runs against Marion starter Zach Hall (0-1), sending 4 runs home in the fifth inning. However, the Bobcats' bullpen remained strong, with Kyle Tokunaga throwing two scoreless innings to close the game. The bullpen has allowed only 3 earned runs in 14.2 innings. The Railroaders jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first with runs scored on a wild pitch and double steal. After another score in the third, Rob Hogenkamp contributed a 3-run double two innings later to run the score to 6-1. Nick Duff added the last Fulton run on a single in the same inning.

Marion scored its first run on a passed ball in the fourth after blowing a bases-loaded opportunity the inning before. With runners on every station and no outs in the third, Caleb Eickhoff hit into a double play that started with a force out at the plate. Joey Xavier ended the inning with a fly to center, leaving two runners in scoring position. Despite another no-out double play to start the seventh, the Bobcats managed to chase Fulton starter Steven Dooley (1-1) with a second run. The Bobcats added their final run in the ninth on a bases loaded walk with one out. With the bags still full, the tying run came to the plate in the next two batters, but Fulton reliever Tate Glasscock was able to end the game with back-to-back strikeouts, leaving all three Marion runners stranded. Box scores Click Here.


Manager Enderle and catcher Azeredo settle down Dylan Lynn during a bad outing.Tradewater Pirates 16, Fulton Railroaders 3 . (June 8, 2011) The Pirates took revenge on the Railroaders early in Wednesday's game scoring 9 runs in the 2nd inning which included two 3 RBI homers from Tony Becerra and Derrek Etsell.  Tradewater added 3 more runs in the 4th off 2 walks and 2 costly Railroader errors.  Top of 6th, Derrek Etsell hit his second homerun for 2 RBIs (6 RBIs total on the evening) giving the Pirates a 14-0 lead. The Pirates rounded out their scoring in the 7th with 2 more runs for their final tally of 16 before the Railroaders finally got on the board in the bottom half of the inning scoring 1 run off a Tradewater error.  The Railroaders only highlight at the plate came in the 8th inning from a solo homer by Kahtan Al-Daissy,  The final scoring for Fulton came in the 9th with a walked in run from Tradewater reliever Nick McCowin.  Pirates starter Calyn Young pitched a good full 8 innings allowing 6 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 4 strikeouts and no walks, and take the win.  Dylan Lynn takes his second loss of the year going 5 innings giving up 11 hits, 14 runs (10 earned), walking 3 and striking out 6. The 3-1 Pirates return home Thursday to face off with 1-3 Oilers while the 1-3 Railroaders hit the road to Marion to play the 3-1 Bobcats.. Box scores Click Here.


Fulton Railroaders 8, Tradewater Pirates 6. (June 7, 2011). In 13 innings. Railroaders get their first season win on the road against a tough Pirates team. Fulton trailed in the game until the 8th inning when Nick Duff's RBI single finally gave the Railroaders their first lead of the season at 5-4. The Pirates quickly rebounded in the bottom of the 8th to tie the game 5 all. Both teams had men in scoring position in the 9th but failed to cash them in. In the top of the 12th, Brock Downey lead off with a single and made it all the way to 3rd on a misplayed ball in the outfield, but could not get home. Top of the 13th the Railroaders finally explore scoring 3 runs to take a 8-5 lead. Bottom of the inning, Pirates scored one but not enough wind left to score as BJ Sieverding closed out the game for Fulton with a save. Brice Smallwood takes the win and George Kalousek the loss for the Pirates. The two team meet again on Wednesday in Fulton. 

 

Pirates summary:  Fulton threatened to give the game away early, as the Pirates raced out to an early lead, only to see the Railroaders claw back.  The Pirates fell behind by the count of 5-4, but managed to tie the game at 5-5, and that's where it stayed until the top of the 13th, when a Herculean effort by reliever George Kalousek finally fell apart, when the Roaders scored three big runs.  So, heading to the bottom of the 13th, the Pirates managed several runners, and one run, to close to 8-6.  But a groundout/forceout at second ended the Pirate rally, and Fulton picks up win number one in 2011.  Kyle Thomas pitched well, but gave way to Keita Murakami, and then normally short reliever George Kalousek, who held the Roaders at bay several times, with superb pitching and a little help from his friends.  All for naught, though, as the Bucs suffer loss number one in the young season.  After several road contests, the Buccos return home Sunday  for a 5pm double dip with the Marion Bobcats. Box scores Click Here.


Marion Bobcats 7, Fulton Railroaders 4. (June 4, 2011). The Bobcats completed a two game sweep of the Railroaders in Fulton with their best yet season start.  While the Railroaders showed some signs of life during the game, the Bobcats managed more scoring from their offense. Marion produced 10 hits which included 3 solo homeruns from Cody Kottich, Cameron Chestnut and Desmond Roberts.  Fulton's offense cranked out 9 hits with Brandon Eggenschwiler leading the way going 3 or 5 including a 2 RBI homer to tie the game in the 3rd. The Bobcats regained the lead in the top of the 4th and added more every inning through the 7th for their total of 7 runs.  The Railroaders put up their final 2 runs on the board in the bottom half of the 7th inning.  Marion stranded 10 on base while Fulton left 9 hanging.  Marion's winning pitcher Todd Braze went 7 innings giving up 7 hits, 4 earned runs and 2 walks, he struck out 8.  Daniel Szathmary threw the 8th and Matthew Vollenweider the 9th to pick up a save. Fulton's Steven Dooley takes the loss and threw for 4 2/3 innings allowing 5 earned runs, 8 hits, a walk and had 4 strikeouts. Both teams now take 2 days off then on Tuesday, June 8, the Bobcats head to Owensboro to face the Oilers and the Railroaders travel to Tradewater to take on the Pirates. Box scores Click Here.


Marion Bobcats 7, Fulton Railroaders 1. (June 3, 2011). The home opener in Fulton went far better for the Bobcats than it did for the Railroaders. Marion amassed 14 hits to Fulton's 5 with both teams committing only one error each. The starter and winner for the Bobcats was Josh Anders going 6 innings giving up 4 hits, walking 1 and striking out 5 of 23 batters faced.  Marion used 3 more pitchers, one in each of the remaining 3 innings of play.  The only unearned run for Fulton occurred in the 7th from a throwing error.  Fulton starter Dylan Lynn went only 4 innings allowing 7 hits, 2 walks, and had 5 strikeouts with 4 runs (1 unearned) scored against him, he takes the loss.  Two Railroader relievers could not stop the Bobcats bats as they double their hit total in the remaining 5 innings.  Offensively, catcher Taylor Banks went 4 of 5 and scored twice to lead the Bobcats.  Also for Marion, Cody Schmitt hit 3 of 5 with 2 RBIs and AJ Dokey got the only extra base hit on the evening with a double. For the Railroaders, center fielder Nick Duff got 2 of the 5 total hits for Fulton. Both teams meet again on Saturday evening in Fulton for game 2 with the Railroaders hoping to reverse the loss.  Box scores Click Here.


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