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Season Standings

Team W L % GB

Owensboro

27 13 .675 -

Fulton

22 18 .550 5

Hopkinsville

21 18 .538 5.5

Dubois Co.

19 20 .488 7.5

Madisonville

10 30 .250 17



 


Comments on the 2014 Season.  (July 26, 2014)  You can read and leave comments on the season by clicking here.   Thanks to Players and Fans for some exciting baseball and good luck in the future.

 


2014 Season Playoff Games


Hoppers 6, Railroaders 3.  (July 25, 2014)  The Hoptown Hoppers used seven hits and six Railroader errors to win game two in the second round and advance on to the final championship round, the loss ends Fulton's 2014 season play.

     The Hoppers scored one in the 3rd innings, added two more in the 4th and another in the 5th to take a 4-0 lead.  The Railroader finally got going in the bottom of the 5th and put up 3 runs to make it a one run game.  Hoptown scored two more insurance runs, one each in the 7th and 9th innings for the final.

     Hoptown starter Evan Tidwell earned the win on the mound for seven innings.  Tidwell retired the first 10 batters before finally allowing a Railroader runner to reach base on his only walk in the game.  He gave up 4 hits afterward and had four strikeout.  Trevor Blocker finished the last 1 1/3 innings giving up only one hit and had two strikeouts, he picks up the save..

     Taking the hard loss for Fulton was starter Dylan Smith who pitched for five innings allowing 5 hits, tagged for 4 runs (3 earned), no walks and one strikeout.

     The Hoppers will play the Oilers on Monday in Hopkinsville to begin the final round of the post season playoffs.  Box scores click here.


Hoppers 3, Railroaders 2 .  (July 24, 2014)  In 11 innings at Hoptown. Railroaders lose a close one and trail in the best of 3 series 1-0.  A game summary not submitted.  Box scores click here.


Two Railroaders take top OVL honors.  (July 24, 2014)  (Form the OVL) The Ohio Valley League announces the 2014 Season Players' Awards today.  The final games of the 2014 regular season completed last night with the game in Fulton. Each year the OVL recognizes the top players in ten areas of performance.  This year the OVL continues the tradition, and this year the league has decided to select only one player in each area therefore eliminating ties as in years past.  Based upon a 40 game schedule the players had to quality with a minimum of playing time in order to quality for a title.  Batters must have had 112+ plate appearances (PA) and pitcher a minimum for 32 innings pitched (IP).  Stolen Bases and Saves are exempt from these qualifying factors. Where two or more qualified players tied in a specific category, OVL officials have chosen one player over the others based upon comparing all individual performance stats for each player.  Trophies will be awarded to the players selected for a title.  Competition was tough this year as several players set high standards of performance.  Congratulations to those players chosen and all who were the best in 2014.  Every player and team helped bring another great season of baseball. 

 

        Offensive

Best Batting Average

Greg Fettes .343 Railroaders
Most Home Runs Ben Rodriguez 4 Hoppers
Most Runs Batted In Tyler Rachel 26 Oilers
Most Hits Alfredo Bohorques 39 Oilers
Most Stolen Bases Glenn Jones 18 Bombers

        Pitching

Most Games Won Lucas Barnett 4 Bombers
Best W/L Percentage Fernando Gonzalez

75%

Railroaders
Best ERA Fernando Gonzalez 1.15 Railroaders
Most Strike Outs Fernando Gonzalez 46 Railroaders
Most Saves Mark Chemello 8 Oilers

Qualifying factors: batters 112+ PA and pitchers 32+ innings pitched. 

Stolen Bases and Saves  exempt from qualifying factors. (no post-season games).


     2014 Regular Season Games


Railroaders 4, Hoppers 0.  (July 23, 2014)  The Railroaders shutout the Hoppers in Fulton to take second place in the standings and complete the regular 2014 season schedule for the OVL.  The game saw both teams matching with five hits and one error each.  

     Fulton took a one run lead in the 2nd inning.  Conner Hill singled and advance to 2nd base after Riley Benner was hit by a pitch.  Trevor Hicks following with a RBI double to drive in Hill.

     Bottom of the 3rd the Railroaders put up 3 more runs.  Daniel Goff doubled with two men on base to score 2 RBI.  Goff then made home on a Hoppers throwing error.  Scoring remained silent for the rest of game.

     Parker Cash was best on offensive for Hoptown going 2 for 3 at the plate.

     Railroaders starter Jake Bauer gets the win on the mound going for 7 innings giving up 4 hits, walking one batter and striking out 6 men.  Clay Chandler completed the final two innings for Fulton.

     Hoptown starting pitcher Dylan Stewart takes the loss for 6 innings of work allowing all Railroader hits, 4 runs (3 earned), walked 4 and had 6 strikeouts.  Taylor Blair and Geordie Carlson each threw for one inning downing every batter they faced.

     Both teams move on together to begin playing in the second round in the post season playoffs.  Thursday the teams will play in Hopkinsville for the first game in the best of three series.  Game two will be in Fulton on Friday and Saturday if needed to complete the series.  Box scores click here.


Miners 6, Railroaders 5.  (July 22, 2014)  In Madisonville the Miners finally got a win over the Railroaders in front of a home crowd and completed their regular season in style.  

     With a big 4th inning trailing the Railroaders 2-1, the Miners scored four runs and took at 5-2 lead.  The Railroaders crawled by to tie the game scoring one run in the 6th and two more in the 7th.

     In the bottom of the 8th inning, Jackson Martin walked, stole 2nd and made it to 3rd on a batted bat. Martin proceeded to take home on a wild pitch to give the Miners the winning lead.

     Madisonville reliever Paul Goldman finished off the Railroaders in the 9th to complete the game and takes the win from the mound.  Fulton's reliever CJ Lee was tagged for the loss.

     The Miners now travel to Dubois County on Wednesday to take on the Bombers in the first round, single elimination game in the Post Season Playoffs.  The Railroaders must complete their regular season on Wednesday in Fulton with the Hoppers, the game will decide 2nd and 3rd place for seeding in the Playoffs.  Box scores click here.

 

Fulton will host Hoppers on Wednesday.  (July 22, 2014)  Regardless whether Fulton wins or loses tonight in Madisonville, the Railroaders will face off at home with the Hoptown Hoppers on Wednesday.  The game will decide which team, Railroaders or Hoppers, will take the second seed in the standings to complete the regular season.  The loser will slotted into third place. 

     Both teams will play again on Thursday to begin the best of three 2nd round of the playoffs.  Wednesday's game will also determine where the first game of round 2 will played.  If the Railroaders win they will travel to Hoptown for game one, then return to Fulton on Friday for the second game and again on Saturday if a third game is necessary.  Should the Railroaders lose tomorrow, Fulton will host on Thursday the travel to Hopkinsville for games 2 and 3 as needed.

     See Hoghead for another and lighter view of the situation.

 

Statement from OVL President.  (From OVL)  A note of explanation regarding behavior of players. As we are operating league wide under American League rules, there is no rule or precedent allowing or requiring entire benches or teams to be ejected. Only a few obvious perpetrators, usually 1 or 2 players are ever ejected. The league teams have all been admonished about the player behavior and the OVL demands much better deportment than was exhibited in Huntingburg. All the teams and league officials are indeed sorry and regret the incident and are united in trying to prevent a repeat.


Gordon Guess President OVL


Railroaders 10, Miners 4.  (July 21, 2014)  The Railroaders chalked up 14 hits on Monday to help take a 10-4 win over the Miners in Fulton.  With the OVL ruling received just before game time (see below), Fulton has yet to seal a second seed in the standings.  The previously forfeited games by Hopkinsville on Saturday and Sunday being withdrawn, leaves the Railroaders with the same 21-17 record they started with at game time.

     Tonight's game was mostly dominated by Fulton as the Railroaders pounded Miners' starter Austin Bickerton for 7 hits in the first 2 2/3 innings.  Two Miner errors help the Railroaders add 4 unearned runs to 4 earned to give Fulton an 8-0 lead. 

     The Miners finally got something going in the 6th inning as Fulton's starter Cory Main began to tire on the mound.  After giving up only one hit through five innings, Main was hit for a double and single along with his first and only walk. The Miners took these and advantage of a costly Railroaders error to put up 3 runs.  Main was relieved on the mound by Fernando Gonzalez who quickly shut down Madisonville. Fulton quickly responded in the bottom half of the inning adding 2 runs on 3 hits and another Miners error.

     Madisonville managed their final run in the 8th.  A leadoff Jackson Martin double setup Jake Perry who followed with a RBI single.

     Conner Hill was best for Fulton at the plate.  Hill was 4 for 5, two RBI and one run scored. Dayton Rausch was next going 2 for 2, one RBI and scoring twice.  Tyler Marshall and Daniel Goff both were 2 for 5 and combined for 3 RBI and 3 scored runs.

     Isaac Perry was 1 for 4 and knocked in two RBI for the Miners.  Jake Perry had one hit for a RBI to total out the score for Madisonville.  Cory Finkler went 2 for 5 and scored once.

     Main takes the win for a good 5 2/3 innings pitched.  Along with Gonzalez, Will Hazen and Cole Schaenzer helped to finish the game.  The loss goes to Bickerton.  The Miners used three more in relief, Kevin Melton, Brendan Janes and Miles Wagner.

       The Railroaders now travel to Madisonville on Tuesday to take on the Miners in their final season match-up together.  Box scores click here.

 

OVL rules to withdraw forfeited Hoptown games.  (July 21, 2014) (From OVL)  The OVL executive committee met today and took definitive action necessary to overcome the less than stellar umpiring job that occurred in Huntingburg Indiana where the Hoppers and Bombers got into a huge field altercation. Fairness and maturity combined with experience and common sense judgment prevailed in settling differences created by one bad umpiring decision and compounded by another one, but worse.   
     Settlement was achieved by revoking the forfeiture loss charged to Hoptown and restoring playing rights to all the players on both teams involved without being suspended a game. The Hopper-Bomber game was determined to be a tie game because the score was 7 to 7 when play was stopped. Technically it's called "game over" and won't be replayed over or continued from the 11th inning as if it were a suspended game. Individual stats for the game, except for pitcher winner & loser, will be used in calculating season stats for individual performances. The game goes in the record books for statistical purposes as 1/2 game won and 1/2 game loss. 
     Additionally, the Hopkinsville forfeited game at Fulton on Sunday, July 20 has been withdrawn. A possible make up game may be held at Fulton on Wednesday, July 23 entertaining Hoptown should the standings require it. Standings have been adjusted to reflect this decision.  
     The playoffs will still begin on schedule without delay Wednesday, July 23 with Madisonville opening up at Dubois County in Round One single game. The winner will move on to the Round Two semifinals best of three series against with the top seeded Owensboro Oilers.


Fulton Railroaders 9, Hopkinsville Hoppers 0 - Forfeit.  (July 21, 2014)  By an OVL ruling the forfeit has been withdrawn.


Monday night is Fan Appreciation Night   (July 19, 2014)  This Monday night will be the last Home Game in the regular season for the Railroaders and it's Fan Appreciation Night at Lohaus Field.   There will be give-a-away for fans attending the game.  The Railroaders will be playing the Madisonville Miners.

     Tomorrow, Sunday, the Railroaders will host and play the Hopkinsville Hoppers in Fulton.  Make plans to attend both the final season games and cheer on the Railroaders as the finish the season and prepare for the post season playoffs scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 23.


Railroaders 7, Hoppers 4.  (July 18, 2014)  The Railroaders and Hoppers both fought well on Friday with Fulton coming out on top and gaining a game on second place Hoptown in the standings.  A game total of 22 hits and mild weather made for an excellent night of baseball at Fulton's Lohaus Field.

     The Hoppers got off to a quick start scoring one run in the 1st inning.  Three hit singles ended with a Scotty Adkins RBI rap with two outs.

     The Railroaders immediately responded with three hits for two runs. Reed Johnson hit a RBI double to scored one then made home on a following RBI double by Dayton Rausch.  Fulton took a 2-1 lead.

     Hoptown fought back in the 2nd inning to tie it up at two each.  Sean Brophy singled, advanced to second on a wild pitch and made third base on a Meade Kendrick single.  Brophy was driven in with a sacrifice fly by Matthew Alford.

     Fulton's quickly regained the lead when Daniel Goff lead off the bottom half of the 2nd inning with homerun, his second for the season.

     The Railroaders extended their lead in 4th scoring two more runs.  Both Jeremiah Spring and Goff started the inning with singles and later crossed the plate on two fielder's choice plays

     The Hoppers banged out two more runs in the top of the 5th inning.  Solo homeruns by Taylor Blair and Jeffrey Kammer closed the score to 5-4 but still in Fulton's favor.

     In the bottom of the 8th the Railroaders put up two more insurance runs.  Jeremiah Spring reached base on an error and made third stealing two bases.  After two walks loaded the bases, Spring scored off a RBI single by Tyler Marshall.  With bases still loaded, Conner Hill drew yet another walk for a RBI.

     A total of fifteen different hitters form both sides got one or two hits on the evening.

     For Fulton, Justin Vernia gets the win for the first five innings on the mound.  Vernia gave up 9 hits, 4 earned runs, no walks and had 5 strikeouts.  Clay Chandler threw for 3 scoreless innings with only one hit given up and a strikeout.  Keaton Baker closed out the final innings earning a save, no hits, one walk and 2 strikeouts.

     The loss for Hoptown is taken by starter Reese Johnson for 6 innings.  Johnson allowed 10 hits, 5 earned runs, no walks and had 2 strikeouts.  Health Petty and Josh Drake each pitched one inning to close out for the Hoppers.

     The two teams meet one more time in regular season play on Sunday in Fulton. Hoptown leads the season series 7-2 over Fulton.  Box scores click here.


Railroaders 2, Miners 1.  (July 17, 2014)  In 10 innings.  The Railroaders waited until the final innings to tie and overtake the Miners in 10 innings to win in Fulton. Fulton had 7 hits total in the game with one error and left 11 men on base.  Madisonville totaled 12 hits with no error and stranded 9 runners.

     The low scoring game saw the first run plated by the Miners in the 4th inning.  Cory Finkler lead off and reached on a bobbled grounder to second baseman Conner Hill.  Finkler made it to 2nd base on a Jackson Martin single then advanced to 3rd during a ground out doubleplay.  A Kevin Dupree RBI single drove in the unearned run then was thrown out trying to take second base to end the inning..

     The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the 9th inning.  Reed Johnson singled to lead off and advanced to 2nd on a sacrifice bunt by Tyler Marshall.  Johnson made it to 3rd on another single from Conner Hill then Greg Fettes walked to load the bases on the Miners.  Miners relief pitcher Abraham Almonte then walked Dylan Rajkovich to tie the game.

     The Miners failed to score Nick Calandra who doubled with two outs in the top of the 10th inning.  

     Bottom half of the inning Zach Bailey lead off with a single and was batted to second on a Troy Squires sacrifice bunt. Reed Johnson followed with a single moving Bailey to third.  The Miners intentionally walked Tyler Marshall to load the bases with one out.  Conner Hill returned to the plate and redeemed himself from his earlier error by hitting the game winning RBI to give the Railroaders their 8th victory over the Miners on the season..

     Fulton's starting pitcher Dylan Smith threw for 6 innings giving 8 hits, one unearned run, one walk and had two strikeouts.  Tyler Nichols in middle relief went 3 2/3 innings allowing 4 hits, one walk and had 6 strikeouts.  Clay Chandler came in to hold the Miners and get the last out, he takes the win.

     Madisonville's starter Tanner Kock pitched a strong game through 7 innings allowing on 2 hits, 3 walks and struck out 6 batters.  Taking the hard loss was Miles Wagner for one inning of work with 3 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and giving up the winning run.  Box scores click here.


Hoppers 10, Railroaders 5.  (July 16, 2014)  The Hoppers continued their dominates of the Railroaders by winning a seventh victory over Fulton on the season.

     Hoptown scored their first run in the 1st inning from a solo homerun by Parker Cash.

     The Railroaders tied the game in the 2nd innings with one run off a RBI single from Tyler Marshall.  Fulton took a 2-1 lead in the 3rd scoring Troy Squires who doubled to start the inning and was driven in by a RBI single from Jeremiah Spring.

     The Hoppers produced 3 more runs in the top of the 5th off two hits and two costly errors by the Railroaders.  Only one run was scored by a RBI from a Mitchell Gallagher single.  

     Another run was scored in the 6th for Hoptown from a second Hopper solo homerun by Scotty Adkins.  The Hoppers added two more scores in the 7th with a fielders choice RBI by Gallagher and another Cash RBI single.  

     In the 8th inning, Ben Fisher put two more runs across with a third Hoptown homer for 2 RBI.

     The Railroaders managed to score one run the bottom of the 7th with a RBI single by Greg Fettes.

     Hoptown answered and put up their final run in the 9th from with a RBI ground out by Meade Kendrick.

     Fulton's final score came in the 9th with a bases loaded walk of Jeremiah Spring.  Trevor Blocker then came in the pitch for the Hoppers, threw one pitch to pinch hitter Reed Johnson who grounded into double play to end the game.

     The win goes to Health Petty for two innings pitched and in relief of starter Brady Walsh who went 4 2/3 innings.  The loss was tagged on Fulton starter CJ Lee who threw for 4 1/3 innings.  The two teams will meet again on Friday and Sunday with both games in Fulton to end their season series.  Box scores click here.


Silent Auction Winners.  (July 16, 2014)  The Silent Auction sponsored by Parkway Regional Hospital raised $828 for the Relay for Life and cancer research. Winners of jerseys, bats and balls can be accessed by clicking here.  The file is in PDF format.  Thanks to everyone who helped this worthy cause.


Railroaders 3, Bombers 0.  (July 15, 2014)  The Railroaders evened and ended their 10 game season series with the Bombers in a 3-0 shutout in Fulton.  The game only saw scoring in the 3rd inning with good pitching and defensive plays when needed,  Both teams overcame two errors each, and together they produced 14 hits with the Railroaders getting 8 and the Bombers taking 6.  

     Fulton's scoring in the 3rd began with a one out single for Conner Hill who then advanced to 2nd base on a wild pitch.  Tyler Hardin walked and Jeremiah Spring singled to load the bases.  After after the next out, Troy Squires singled for a RBI, followed by Greg Fettes hitting a 2 RBI single to complete scoring.

     Dubois County's best at the plate was Dane Giesler who was 2 for 3.  The Bombers left 7 men on base and the Railroaders stranded 8.

     The winner on the mound for the Railroaders was Fernando Gonzalez, his third on the year.  Gonzalez pitched a full 8 innings allowing 6 hits and one walk while striking out 6 batters.  Keaton Baker took his third save finishing off the 9th inning with no hits, one walk and a strikeout.

     Nick Gobert takes the loss throwing for 6 innings giving up the 8 hits and 3 earned runs.  He walked 2 and struck out 4 at the plate.. Tyler Nichols cleaned up for the Bombers with two innings of hitless ball, no walks and had 3 strikeouts.  

     The victory moves third place Fulton up 1-1/2 games ahead of Dubois County, and 2 games behind Hoptown who lost to Madisonville.  The Railroaders will play the Hoppers on Wednesday in Fulton.  Box scores click here.


Railroaders 6, Oilers 2.  (July 13, 2014)  (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers lost their Sunday night home game hosting the Fulton Railroaders. The final score was Fulton 6 to Owensboro 2.
     The Railroaders scored one run in the top of the 3rd inning. Trevor Hicks led off with a single. Zach Bailey walked. Both runners were sacrificed over one base. Riley Benner walked to load the bases. A strikeout later, Dylan Rausch reached on an error that allowed Hicks to score.
     The game tilted securely away from home control when Fulton translated five hits and one defensive error into five runs in the top of the 5th inning. With one out, Troy Squires singled. Benner reached on a defensive error, advancing Squires to second base. Reed Johnson singled, loading the bases. A wild pitch scored Squires, and moved the other runners ahead. Rausch RBI singled to bring in Benner while Johnson moved to third base. Jeremiah Spring RBI singled, driving in Johnson, and Rausch moved to third base. Spring stole second base as Rausch held pat before a Dylan Rajkovich 2-RBI single scored both Spring and Rausch. The five-spot put the Oilers behind their guests by a 6 to 0 score.
     The Oilers scored both runs in the bottom of the 7th inning. Tyler Rachel led off with a single. Tyler Adams was hit by a pitch. Both runners advanced a base on a wild pitch. Rachel and Adams were both driven across on a 2-RBI single by Austin Bartle. At the end of seven complete innings the score was 6 to 2 for Fulton. That gap held up through nine innings as final.
     The winning pitcher was Fulton starter Cory Main. The Oilers brought a potential tying run on deck in the bottom of the 9th, so Tyler Nichols earned a save. The losing pitcher was Oilers starter Jake Wilson.  Box scores click here.


Railroaders 7, Miners 6.  (July 12, 2014)  In an overall ugly defensive game for both teams, the Railroaders escape with a win over the beleaguer Miners in Fulton. Seven of the total thirteen runs scored in the game were unearned.  The Railroaders committed 7 errors followed by the Miners with a total of 5.  Fulton had 11 hits and stranded 10 runners while Madisonville only got 4 hits with 11 men left on base.  

     The Miners lead off the game scoring one run in the 1st inning off a Cory Finkler RBI double driving in Adam Schuster who reached hit by a pitch. The Railroaders answered in the bottom half of the innings with 3 runs.  Dayton Rausch reached base on the first Miner error, Conner Hill followed and was hit by a pitch, and Tyler Marshall walked to load the bases.  With one out, Riley Benner walked for an RBI, then with a second out Tyler Hardin singled for 2 RBI.

     The Railroaders added 2 more runs in the 3rd scoring off two Miner errors including a second bases loaded walk-in RBI.  The score now stood 5-1 in Fulton's favor.

     Top of the 4th inning the Railroaders began their mistakes in the field of play allowing 3 Miners to score with no hits, a defense interference call and 4 total errors.  The only RBI came from a Michael Colorado sac fly.  Bottom half of the inning the Railroaders came back and managed to score one run using 3 hits. 

     Both teams remained scoreless until the 7th when the Railroaders earned another run off a Jeremiah Spring RBI double that was aided by a fourth Miner error.  The score now showed 7-4 on Fulton's side.

     The Miners bounced back in the 8th to close the gap to one and complete the scoring with 2 runs.  Ian Burkhart lead off with a walk following by a bunt single by Michael Colorado.  Both men scored from a Nick Calandra RBI ground out and a Cory Finkler RBI single.

     Fulton sent in closer Keaton Baker to finish off the 9th and end the game. Baker picked up a save striking out two and fielding his own a ground out.  Starter Justin Vernia gets the win for 5 innings pitched allowing only one hit, tagged for 4 runs (one earned), 3 walks and had 9 strikeouts. Miners starter Mike Steele takes the loss for 2 2/3 innings of work giving up 2 hits, 5 runs (2 earned), 4 walks and with one strikeout.  Box scores click here.


Hoppers 3, Railroaders 0.  (July 11, 2014)   (From Hopkinsville)  Visiting Fulton was able to get hits early on, but unable to score, leaving 10 runners on base. Homestanding Hoptown wasn't able to get hits, but scored two runs on a two-out error en route to the 3-0 final Friday night.
     Hoptown (19-12) was the first to score in the bottom of the third inning when Taylor Blair walked and went to second on a sac bunt by Matthew Alford. Mitchell Gallaher reached on a fielder's choice, moving to second on the play, with Blair scooting to third. Parker Cash then hit a grounder to second base, but the ball was bobbled and the throw went wide, allowing Blair and Gallagher to score to give the Hoppers a 2-0 lead.
     Hoptown tacked on another run in the sixth inning when Cash led off with a ground-rule double, went to third on a flyout and scored on a single by Taylor Ellis to close the scoring at 3-0.
     Hoptown was led at the plate by Cash, Ellis and Alford with two hits apiece, gathering all of the Hoppers' hits among them. Cash had a double for Hoptown.
     Fulton was paced by Greg Fettes and Trevor Hicks, who each had two hits. Fettes, Hicks and Dayton Rausch each doubled for the Railroaders.
     Hoppers starter Brady Walsh (3-2) got the win, allowing no runs on six hits, striking out one and walking three in five innings. Walsh got the first two batters out in each of the five innings, but had trouble getting the third out in all but the fifth inning, when he retired the side. Jake McAdams held Fulton at bay, entering in the sixth inning and allowing no runs on two hits, striking out three and walking one in three innings. Trevor Blocker picked up his fifth save of the season, allowing no runs on no hits in the ninth inning.
     Railroaders starter Dylan Smith (2-4) deserved a better fate, as only one of his three runs was earned, allowing five hits, striking out four and walking one in seven innings. He threw fewer pitches (86) in seven innings than Hoptown's Walsh did in five (96). Daniel Goff pitched the eighth inning for Fulton, allowing no runs on one hit, striking out one and walking one in one inning
.  Box scores click here.


Railroaders 6, Bombers 5.  (July 10, 2014)  (From Dubois County)  The Dubois County Bombers and the Fulton Railroaders have been locked in a struggle for third place in the Ohio Valley League for weeks now. The Bombers have had a slight advantage in the standings lately, but the Railroaders pulled even again last night with a hard-fought 6-5 victory in League Stadium.
     The game figured to be a pitcher’s duel, with each coach selecting one of the league’s best hurlers to start the contest.
     The Railroaders struck quickly, pushing across a run in the first with a hit batter, a sacrifice bunt, and an RBI single by Greg Fettes.
     Dubois County went one better in the bottom of the inning. Nick Gobert singled home Ty Broady and Chase Scott to give the home team a 2-1 lead.
     The Bombers added another pair in the third with a bases-loaded walk and a sacrifice fly by Dane Giesler. After three, the Bombers had a 4-1 advantage.
     Starting pitcher Lucas Barnett sidestepped several Fulton scoring threats through the first six innings, attempting to collect a league-leading fifth win. Meanwhile, Cole Schaenzer came out of the Railroader bullpen to start the fourth inning. In shutting down the Bombers through the next three innings, Schaenzer provided time for his team to mount a rally.
     Barnett ran out of gas in the seventh, allowing four of the five batters he faced to reach base. Fettes drove in one run with a sacrifice fly. Dayton Rausch brought two more home with a double. Conner Hill and Reed Johnson followed with RBI singles. When the dust had cleared, the Railroaders had sent 11 men to the plate, scoring five runs off of three Dubois County pitchers in the seventh inning, storming to a 6-4 lead.
     The Bombers cut the margin to one in the home seventh on a Chase Scott RBI double. But that would be the last base hit for the home team on this night. Fernando Gonzalez and Keaton Baker held the door shut through the final two innings.
     Schaenzer picks up the win, his first decision of the season. Barnett’s record falls to 4-2. Baker earned his first save.
     Both teams are now an even .500 for the season, and tied for third place. Dubois County is 16-16. Fulton is 15-15. Each are three games behind second-place Hopkinsville.  Box scores click here.


Railroaders @ Miners rainout rescheduled.  (July 9, 2014) The rainout game between the Railroaders and Miners in Madisonville on July 7 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 22 in Madisonville, a single game.


Railroaders 6, Oilers 3.  (July 8, 2014)  The Railroaders won their fourth game in a row and handed the first place Oilers a second straight loss. Owensboro remains at the top in the standing and 2 1/2 games ahead of idle Hopkinsville. Fulton pick up one game and now stand 6 games back with 11 games left in the regular season.

     The Railroaders scored first with 2 runs in the 2nd inning.  Reed Johnson reached base hit-by-pitch then scored off a RBI triple by Dylan Rajkovich.  Rajkovich scored on a fielder's choice to give Fulton a 2-0 lead.  Bottom of the 5th, the Railroaders put up  2 more from a 2 RBI single by Johnson with men on 2nd and 3rd.

     Trailing 4-0, the Oilers closed to within one run scoring 3 runs in the top of the 6th inning.  A Jake Willson RBI single drove Alferdo Bohorques home who had reached hit-by-pitch.  Wilson and Justin Cessna (who singled) both scored off a Braxton Brinkley 2 RBI double.

     Fulton's final 2 runs came in the bottom of the 7th inning with no hits.  One Oilers error, a balk and passed ball gave the Railroaders the additional unearned runs for the final 6-3 score..

     The Railroaders totaled 7 hits, had one error and stranded 10 men on base.  The Oilers had 8 hits, committed 2 errors and left 7 runners out on base.

     Pitcher Jake Bauer gets the win starting and going 5 1/3 innings giving up 5 hits, 3 earned runs, one walk and had 8 strikeouts.  Clay Chandler picked up a save with 3 2/3 innings pitched with no runs, one walk and 3 strikeouts.  Taking the loss for Owensboro was starter Cable Wright for 4 1/3 innings allowing 3 hits, 3 earned runs, 4 walks and struck out one.  Box scores click here.


Railroaders @ Miners - PPD Rained Out.  (July 7, 2014) The game between the Railroaders and Miners in Madisonville tonight has been rained out.  Rescheduling of the game is TBA at this time. 


Railroaders 8, Hoppers 7.  (July 6, 2014) In 10 innings. (From Hopkinsville)  Fulton's Greg Fettes scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning at Hoptown, and Railroaders pitcher Keaton Baker pitched the ninth and 10th innings to pick up the win in Fulton's 8-7 win.
     Fulton (13-15) scored first in the game, plating three unearned runs in the second inning behind one hit and two Hoptown errors.
     The Hoppers (17-11) responded with two runs in the bottom half of the inning on a two-run double by Chris Brown to close the gap to 3-2.
     Fulton scored two runs of its own in the third inning when Fettes led off with a double and took third on a wild pitch. Riley Benner was hit by a pitch, and Tyler Marshall singled in Fettes. Tyler Hardin walked to load the bases, and Dylan Rajkovich was hit by a pitch, scoring Benner to give the Railroaders a 5-2 lead.
     Hoptown answered with two runs of its own in the bottom of the inning when Ben Rodriguez led off with a double and Ben Fisher followed with a triple that reached the fence when it bounced over the fielder's head, scoring Rodriguez. Fisher scored on a groundout to bring the Hoppers back within a run, 5-4, after three innings.
     The Hoppers tied the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the fourth when Sean Brophy reached on an error, stole second and scored on a Michael Haun single.
     Hoptown took its only lead of the game in the bottom of the sixth when Bubba Olivera led off with a single and Chris Brown reached on a bunt. Both runners advanced on a groundout and Rodriguez was intentionally walked to load the bases. Chris Carrier singled in Olivera to give Hoptown a 6-5 lead.
     Fulton tied the score in the top of the seventh when Fettes led off with a single and Tyler Marshall was hit by a pitch. Daniel Goff singled and Fettes scored on a fielding error to knot the game at 6-6.
     In the ninth inning, Fulton retook the lead when Goff hit a one-out single, went to second on a single by Rajkovich and scored on a single by Jeremiah Spring to take a 7-6 lead.
     In the bottom half of the inning, pinch-hitter Scotty Adkins led off with a ground-rule double. Michael Haun reached base when his sac bunt was mishandled, but was thrown out trying to reach second on the play. Pinch-runner Geordie Carlson scored on the play to tie the game at 7-7.
     Both teams had ample opportunities to score, as Fulton left 12 runners on base in the first nine innings, while Hoptown left 11.
     Fulton was led at the plate by Marshall, who went 3-for-5 with a run batted in. Fettes went 2-for-3 with three runs, a double, while Goff went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI and Rajkovich went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. 
     Hoptown was paced by Chris Brown, who went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, while Rodriguez went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Olivera scored two runs, while Carrier had two RBIs. Adkins had a double and Fisher had a triple for the Hoppers.
     On the mound, Baker (1-0) allowed one unearned run on two hits, striking out three and walking none in two innings. Fernando Gonzalez started the game for the Railroaders, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits, striking out six and walking three in five innings. Tyler Nichols came on in the sixth inning, allowing one run on three hits, walking two in three innings.
     For Hoptown, Josh Drake (0-1) got the loss, allowing two runs on three hits, striking out one and walking four in 2 1/3 innings. Dylan Stewart started for the Hoppers, allowing five runs (two earned) on four hits, striking out one and walking three in two-plus innings. Jake McAdams came on in the third inning for his first game of the season, allowing one unearned run on two hits, striking out three and walking two in 4 1/3 innings. Parker Cash entered in the seventh inning, allowing no runs on one hit, striking out one in two-thirds of an inning. Heath Petty closed out the game in the 10th inning, allowing no runs on one hit, striking out one in two-thirds of an inning
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Railroaders 7, Bombers 0 - game 1.  (July 5, 2014)  The Railroaders (12-15) swept and shutout the Bombers (13-15) in a doubleheader on Saturday in Fulton.  Fourth place Fulton now trails third place Dubois County by a half game.  The teams have just two head-to-head meetings left in regular play with the Bombers leading the current season series 5-3.  

     In the first game of the twin bill the Railroaders had 11 hits and 7 earned runs to take the victory in 7 innings.  Zach Bailey was best for Fulton going 2 for 4 at the plate with 3 RBI.  Bailey and Jeremiah Spring both contributed a triple in the effort, and Troy Squires added a double.  This trio of sluggers also ran to score 2 runs each.  Additional hits were by Tyler Marshall, 2 of 3 for one RBI, and Riley Benner who was 2 for 4 and had 2 RBI.

     The Bombers were able to muster 4 hits total in the game. Ty Broady, Dane Giesler, Tirey Burch and Jacob Lightle each had singles. 

     Fulton starter Justin Vernia wins the game throwing the full 7 innings with no walks and 7 strikeouts.  Dubois County starter Tyler Nichols takes the loss for 2 innings pitched and responsible for 7 hits and 3 earned runs before being replaced by Johnathan Williams who finished the remaining 4 innings.  Box scores Click Here.

 

Railroaders 5, Bombers 0 - game 2.  (July 5, 2014)  In contrast to the first game, the second shutout came from 4 costly Bomber errors and only one earned run by the Railroaders.  Both teams were just able to manage 3 hits each in the game with the Railroaders getting 2 RBI total. The Bombers stranded 3 men on base and the Railroader left 7 men total.

     Zach Bailey lead Fulton again going 2 for 4, one RBI and scoring once.  Trevor Hicks got the only other hit by Fulton, and he also made it home for a score.  

      For Dubois County, Joe Redburn went 2 for 3 at the plate, and Jacob Roberts singled for Dubois' third hit on the night cap.

     Cory Main earned the win for the start and 6 innings pitched, no runs or walks, 3 hits and 4 stikeouts.  Will Hazen closed the final 7th inning with one walk and 3 strikeouts.  Mark Giesler takes the hard loss for 3 1/3 innings and tagged for 3 unearned runs, 3 walks and struck out 3 at the plated.  Brian Wichman finished the final 1 2/3 innings with 2 runs (one earned), one hit, walking 3, and striking out 2 batters.  Box scores Click Here.


Oilers 4, Railroaders 2 .  (July 4, 2014)  The Oilers extend their winning streak to six games with a victory over the faltering Railroaders.  Fulton out hit Owensboro 8-5 but trailed 4-0 through 7 1/2 innings before scoring 2 unearned runs in the bottom of the 8th inning resulting from an Oilers error. 

    The Oilers runs came early in the game.  Top of the 2nd inning a two out double by Kyle Floyd positioned the first run for Cameron Wallace to hit a RBI single.  In the 3rd inning the Tyler Rachel earned a RBI on a Fielder's choice driving in Alferdo Bohorques.  With 2 outs and 2 men on, Cable Wright doubled to push 2 more runs across the plate.

     The Railroaders were held in check until the 8th inning.  Zach Bailey lead off with a double, was batted to 3rd and then scored on a throwing error from a ground ball hit by Riley Benner.  Benner was award 2n base on the error and then scored off a single by Greg Fettes.

     Starter Tanner Edge gets the win from the mound throwing 5 innings giving up 4 hits, no runs or walks and one strikeout.  Mark Chemello picked up a save to close the final inning.  Fulton starter Dylan Smith takes the loss for 5 innings pitched allowing 5 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), one walk and no strikeouts.  Box scores Click Here.

 

     The Railroaders take on the Dubois County Bombers on Saturday, July 5th, at Lohaus Field in a doubleheader contest beginning at 5 pm.


Oilers 5, Railroaders 0.  (July 3, 2014)  (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers won their home portion of a festive home-and-away Independence Holiday series. They topped the visiting Fulton Railroaders on Thursday night in shutout fashion by the final score of 5 to 0.
     The Oilers scored one run in the bottom of the 1st inning. Owensboro leadoff man Braxton Brinkley reached on an error. Two consecutive bunts followed and loaded the bases. Brinkley came in from third base on a RBI sacrifice fly by Jake Wilson. The Oilers added another run in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Cable Wright led off the home inning with a single, then stole second base. He was still there two outs later to be driven in when Brinkley delivered an RBI single. The game remained 2 to 0 in the home team's favor until Owensboro scored three runs in the bottom of the 6th inning. Leading off, Jake Krupar singled. Kyle Floyd reached on a sacrifice fielder's choice that did not result in an out.  Wright followed with a walk to load the bases. That situation set up 2 RBI single by Taylor Sears that scored Krupar and Floyd while Wright moved over to third base. Austin Bartle followed with a successful RBI squeeze bunt to bring in Wright. At the end of six complete innings the Oilers led by the score 5 to 0, which became the final.
     A tandem of three Owensboro pitchers scattered three Fulton hits and combined for nine strikeouts over nine innings of work. Newcomer Oilers starter Clint Chestnut went 4 innings. Winner Morgan Grisham was the pitcher of record when the game became official over the next 1.67 innings. Finally, Cameron Wallace notched a save by pitching 3.33 innings in relief of Grisham. Fulton starter Clay Chandler took the loss
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Railroaders 8, Miners 0.  (July 2, 2014)  The Railroaders finally broke a 4 game losing streak shutting out the Miners 8-0 in Fulton.  The Railroaders totaled 11 hits and had one error with the Miners getting 3 hits and committed 3 errors on the evening.

     Fulton's runs came in the 3rd and 5th innings scoring 4 in each. Daniel Goff was 2 of 4 at the plate including a 3 RBI homerun.  Another solo homer by Greg Fettes added to the victory.  Both Riley Benner (2 of 4 and RBI) and Zach Bailey (1 of 4) had doubles with each scoring one run.

     Madisonville's 3 hits were singles by Michael Colorado, Matthew Barger and Josh Westzel.

     Starting pitcher CJ Lee earned his 3rd win on the season going for 6 full innings.  He allowed 2 hits with no walks and struck out 7 batters.  Keaton Baker, Will Hazen and Tyler Nichols finished off the game throwing for one inning each.  The loss goes to Abraham Almonte who lasted just 3 innings allowing 8 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), one walk and had 2 strikeouts. 

     The Railroaders improve to 10-13 on the season, the Miners now stand at 5-20.  Box scores Click Here.

 

The Railroaders are on the road to Owensboro on Thursday to play the Oilers.  On Friday the Railroader will host the Oilers at home for a 4th of July game in Fulton. The game on Friday will begin at 6 pm with fireworks to follow in town at 9 pm.


Hoppers @ Railroaders is a Rainout.  (July 1, 2014)  The rain and storms arrived at Fulton just before game time.  After an hour in delay, officials called the game due to poor field conditions.  Tonight's game has been rescheduled for Friday, July 18 in Fulton.


Bombers 4, Railroaders 1.  (June 30, 2014)  From Dubois County:  Nick Gobert made his first start on the mound last night for the Dubois County Bombers. 1671 fans witnessed as the Dubois County native pitched seven dominant innings, limiting the Fulton Railroaders to one run on five singles. Gobert seemed to get tougher as the night progressed, retiring eight out of nine Railroaders the third time through the batting order.
     Fulton struck first. In the third inning, a single by Jeremiah Spring, a walk, a sacrifice bunt, and another hit by Greg Fettes plated the only run the Railroaders would score on this night.
     Dubois County took the lead with a pair in the fifth inning. After being hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, Jacob Lightle stole second with two down. Lightle scored on a throwing error that allowed batter Glenn Jones to advance all the way to third. Dane Giesler followed with an RBI single to put the Bombers on top 2-1.
     Dubois County added another run in each of the next two innings. In the sixth, Caleb Lonkard drove in Nick Barrientos. Joe Sturino scored on Caleb King’s double in the seventh.
     Aaron Pearcy retired Fulton in order in the eighth. But the Railroaders brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth after two of the first three batters reached base. Dru Sebastian entered from the Bombers bullpen to put out the fire. It only took him one batter, inducing Trevor Hicks to ground into a double play.
     Gobert is credited with the win, his first decision of the season. Starter Fernando Gonzalez falls to 2-1. Sebastian collects his second save.
     The Bombers record improves to 11-13 as they reclaim sole possession of third place, notching their fourth win in five games. Fulton drops to 9-13 on the season.
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Rainout with Miners rescheduled.  (June 30, 2014)  The rained out game on June 27 at home vs the Miners has been rescheduled for Friday, July 21 in Fulton.  The single game start is 7 pm.


Oilers 2, Railroaders 1.  (June 28, 2014)  The home team Oilers beat the Railroaders in a close, low scoring game to move Owensboro within a half game of league leading Hopkinsville.  The loss moved Fulton down into fourth place behind Dubois County who won their game against Madisonville.

     The Oilers' 2 runs came from 8 hits, they had one error and they stranded 11 men on base. The first run scored came in the bottom of the 3rd from a RBI single by Tyler Rachel driving in Alferdo Bohorques on third who had reach on a single and stole two bases.  The Oilers' final run came in the 6th inning with a RBI single from Braxton Brinkley scoring Dalton West who walked and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt and ground out.

     The Railroaders had 4 hits total, with one error and left 8 runners on base.  Fulton's only run came in the 8th inning on a RBI single by Reed Johnson scoring Grey Fettes who had reach on a fielder's choice.

     Owensboro starter Brandon Jean gets the win for 7 innings of work allowing 2 hits, 2 walks and had 4 strikeouts.  Mark Chemello picked up a save closing out the final inning.  The loss goes to Fulton starter Jake Bauer who threw for 5 innings giving up 6 hits, 2 walks and striking out 2 at the plate

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Rained Out at the Yard tonight.  (June 27, 2014)  Tonight's game at Fulton vs the Miners has been rained out. Rescheduling of the game is TBA. Parkway Regional Hospital Night and silent auction to fight cancer has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 15 when the Railroaders take on the Dubois County Bombers.  


Hoppers 3, Railroaders 1.  (June 26, 2014)  Four Hoptown pitchers combined for a two-hitter in the Hoppers' 3-1 win over Fulton on Thursday, but it was not exactly a defensive gem. In the seventh and eighth innings, Hoppers pitchers faced bases-loaded situations with no outs through four walks, a hit batter and a fielding error.
     Leading 3-0 in the top of the seventh, Hoptown pitcher Heath Petty hit Reed Johnson on a 3-0 pitch, then walked Zach Bailey. Ryan Mossman then came in to pitch for the Hoppers and walked Jeremiah Spring to load the bases with no outs. Mossman was able to coax a strikeout from Riley Benner, a flyout from Tyler Hardin and a strikeout from Dylan Rajkovich to get out of the jam unscathed.
     In the top of the eighth, Mossman walked Troy Squires and Tyler Marshall to start the inning. Greg Fettes reached on an error to load the bases with no outs, and Mossman gave way to Trevor Blocker. Blocker got Johnson to hit into a double play, scoring Squires, and got Zach Bailey to strike out to get out of another potential threat.
     Hoptown (16-5) scored all three of its runs in the fourth inning when Ben Rodriguez drew a one-out walk and Chris Carrier singled him to second. A pickoff attempt went past the first baseman, scoring Rodriguez and putting Carrier on third. Scotty Adkins singled in Carrier, went to second when Matthew Alford was hit by a pitch and scored on a fielding error to give the Hoppers a 3-0 lead.
     Hoptown was led by Carrier, who went 2-for-3 with a run scored.
     Greg Fettes had a double for Fulton (9-11), the only extra-base hit of the game.
     On the mound, starter Parker Cash (2-0) got the win, allowing no runs on two hits, striking out two and walking one in five innings. Petty came on in the sixth, allowing no runs on no hits, walking two in one-plus innings. Mossman entered in the seventh, allowing one unearned run on no hits, striking out two and walking three in one-plus inning, and Blocker got his fourth save of the season, allowing no runs on no hits, striking out two in two innings.
     For Fulton, starter Dylan Smith (2-2) took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits, striking out three and walking two in four innings. Cory Main came on in the fifth, allowing no runs on one hit, striking out three and walking two in three innings, and Clay Chandler pitched the eighth inning, allowing no runs on no hits, striking out two.  Box scores Online Click Here.


Bombers 7. Railroaders 2.  (June 25, 2014)  The Bombers took advantage of two Railroaders errors and used 5 unearned runs to beat Fulton at home 7-2.

     The Railroaders scored first with a run in the 1st inning, and the Bombers answered in the top of the 2nd with a run to tie the game.  The Bombers broke out with four more runs in the 4th inning using 3 hits and the two Fulton errors.  The Railroaders got their final run across in the 6th inning from a solo homerun by Greg Fettes.  The Bombers tacked on two more runs in the 6th for the final 7-2 score.

     For the Bombers; RBI's by Ty Broady, Joe Redburn and Mitch Doucette contributed to the win.  For the Railroaders; Fettes was the star at the plate, 3 for 4 and knocked in both runs for Fulton.

     Both teams left 9 runners each on base.  Bombers had 8 hits with no errors in the field and Railroaders got 10 hits with 2 errors.

     Dubois County starter Lucas Barnett gets the win for 5 innings of work, giving up 8 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks and one strikeout.   Fulton starter CJ Lee takes for loss on the mound for 3 2/3 innings with 5 hits allowed, 5 runs (2 earned), 6 walks and 3 strikeouts.  

     The Bombers improve to 8-12 and gain a game on Hopkinsville who lost to the Miners on the evening.  The Railroaders remain 5 1/5 games back with the Hoppers loss.  Box scores Online Click Here.


Railroaders 3, Oilers 2.  (June 23, 2014)  The Railroaders broke a tied game in the bottom of 9th to take the victory over the visiting Oilers in Fulton.  

     Owensboro jumped to a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning.  Braxton Brinkley singled and.Alferdo reached on an error.  Both runners moved forward a base when Christian McHatton walked to load the bases with no outs.  The next batter Harold Diaz then grounded out driving in the first run.  The following batter Jake Krupar hit a RBI single for the second run while McHatton was thrown out trying to score from second on the hit.  A strikeout ended the inning.

     The Railroaders tied the game in the 2nd inning with a RBI single by Zach Bailey who drove in Riley Benner who had single and advanced to second on a wild pitch.  Bailey then reached third on an error and then score off a Dayton Rausch single.  The inning ended with a double play and so did the scoring for both teams through the next 7 1/2 innings of play.

     In the bottom of the 9th with two outs and tied at 2-2, Railroader Dylan Rajkovich hit a solid single which he stretched into a double rounding first for second and beating a high throw-in from right field. Dayton Rausch then hit a hard line drive into right field just over the fielder's outstretched glove for a game winning RBI driving Rajkovich across home plate.

     The Railroaders totaled 8 hits on the evening with one error and they left 8 runners on base.  The Oilers were only able to muster 3 hits, committed 3 errors and had only 2 runners stranded.

     Fernando Gonzalez earned the win for a strong pitching performance and complete 9 innings on the mound.  After giving up 2 hits and a walk in the 1st inning, Gonzalez allowed only one other batter to reach base (a double) through the last 8 innings of the game.  He struck out 8 and had 2 unearned runs against him. 

     Owensboro's starter Cable Wright pitched 6 innings leaving the game tied giving up 5 hits, 2 runs (one earned), one walk and no strikeouts.  Morgan Grisham pitched 2 innings followed by Kevin Meyer and Trent Benningfield who pitched to only one batter each for 2 outs in the 9th inning.  Next, Cameron Wallace came in with the 2 outs and gave up the final two Railroaders hits and score to take the loss.  Box scores Online Click Here.


Bombers @ Railroaders game rescheduled.  (June 23, 2014)  The postponed game between the Bombers and Railroader from June 20 has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 5 in Fulton as part of a doubleheader.  The first game start will be 5 p.m. CDT with each game set for 7 innings each. 


Railroaders 6, Miners 0 - game 1.  (June 22, 2014)  In 7 innings.  Fulton Railroaders swept the Madisonville Miners in a doubleheader on Sunday.

     The Railroaders took the first game with a 6-0 shutout over the Miners. Fulton scored one run in the 1st inning, added 4 more in the 3rd and one more in the 6th.  The Miners were held to 4 hits and the Railroaders had 11 total hits.

     For Fulton; Dayton Rausch, Reed Johnson and Zach Bailey eacj got 2 hits a piece for the Railroaders.  Starting pitcher Clay Chandler gets the win threw for  the complete full 7 inning game with 8 strikeouts and no walks.

     Madisonville starter Jackson Everman takes for loss for the Miners. He went for  5 2/3 innings allowing all 11 hits, 6 runs (4 earned), 3 walks and one strikeout.  Box scores Online Click Here.

 

Railroaders 5, Miners 2 - game 2.  (June 22, 2014)  In 7 innings.  In game two both teams remained scoreless through 3 innings, and at the end of the 4th inning the game was tied at 1-1.  The Railroaders broke into the lead in the top of 5th with 3 runs scored and the Miners answered in the bottom half with a single run for 4-2 score.  Fulton added an insurance run top of the 7th for the final 5-2 total.

     The Railroaders had 9 hits with 2 errors for the 7 innings.  Troy Squires was 3 for 3 at the plated and one run scored.  Jeremiah Spring and Reed Johnson (RBI) were both 2 of 4, and Riley Benner hit a 2 RBI double.

     The Miners managed 4 hits with no errors on defense.  Isaac Perry doubled and scored a run, with Cory Finkler and Tyler Woolbright each having a RBI.

     Will Hazen gets the win for Fulton in relief pitching for 1 /13 innings, and Cory Main completed the final 2 1/3 innings to pick up a save.  Miner starter Austin Bickerton take the loss with 5 innings on the mound.  Box scores Click Here.


Hoppers 9, Railroaders 6.  (June 21, 2014)  Five Railroader errors aided the Hoppers with 7 unearned runs to beat Fulton at home on Saturday.  The Hoppers jumped to a 3-1 lead after the first inning of play.  The Railroaders chipped back into the game with a single run in the 3rd and 4th innings to tie the game at 3 all.  In the bottom of the 5th the Railroaders scored two runs to take a 5-3 lead only to see the Hoppers add three runs in each of the 6th and 7th innings.  The Railroaders managed another run in the 8th for the final 9-6 score.

     Talyor Ellis lead Hoptown at the plate going 3 of 4, one RBI and scored 3 times.  He was followed by Mitchell Gallagher (one score) and Ben Rodriquez (two scores) who were both 2 for 4 at bat.  

     For Fulton's 6 earned runs in the game; Jeremiah Spring was 2 of 4 with 3 RBI, with both Greg Fettes and Reed Johnson getting solo homeruns in the effort.

     The game was won and lost in the field of play.  The Hoppers played error free throughout the game while the Railroaders struggled to handle the ball.  Two of  5 total errors resulted in 4 runs of the 7 total unearned runs allowed.

     Brady Walsh gets the win for Hoptown going the first 5 innings and then relieved from starting the bottom of the 6th.  He allowed 6 hits, 5 earned runs, a walk and had 2 strikeouts.  Trevor Blocker earned another save closing out the final 1 1/3 innings. Fulton's starter Justin Vernia suffers the loss for 6 innings on the mound, giving up 6 hits, tagged for 6 runs (one earned), walked zero batters and had 6 strikeouts.  Box scores Click Here.


Bombers @ Railroaders PPD weather.  (June 20, 2014)  The game was started and played through 4 complete innings before a lightning delay was called.  After 2 hours of delays the umpires called the game incomplete. The rescheduling of the game is TBA at this time.


Oilers 2, Railroaders 0 - game 1.  (June 18, 2014)  In 7 innings. The Railroaders and Oilers split a doubleheader on Wednesday. The split leaves Owensboro (10-5) where they were at 3.5 games behind idle Hoptown (13-1).  Fulton (6-8) improves, picking up a half game and moving them into 3rd place after a Dubois County (6-9) loss to Madisonville (1-13) who finally broke a 13 game losing streak to win their first game of the season.

     Game One: Single scores in the 2nd and 4th innings were all that was needed for Oilers to take the first game.  RBI singles by Jake Wilson and Taylor Mathews highlighted the offensive action. Both teams had 7 hits each with the Railroaders stranding 8 runners and committing one error, and the Oilers left 6 on base and were error free on defense.

     Owensboro starter Jackson Lockhart gets the win going 5 innings allowing 7 hits, a walk and 2 strikeouts. Jake Wilson picks up a save closing out the final 7th inning.  Fulton starter CJ Lee takes the loss for 6 innings pitched, 2 earned runs, giving up 6 hits, 3 walks and striking out 4 at the plate.  Box scores Click Here.

 

Railroaders 5, Oilers 2 - game 2.  (June 18, 2014)  In 7 innings. Game Two:  The Oilers jumped out to an early lead scoring 2 in the first inning.  A Kyle Floyd RBI single drove in one of two unearned runs resulting from the only Railroader error in the game. 

     Both teams battled scoreless until the bottom of the 4th when the Railroaders scored their first run off a RBI single by Dayton Rausch.  Fulton broke out in the 6th inning beginning with a lead off solo home run off the bat of Trevor Hicks, his only hit on the evening.  After a walk, a single and a sacrifice bunt, Troy Squires drove in 2 RBI with a single then scored himself off a Greg Fettes single for the final 5-2 score.

     As in the first game both teams total 7 hits each, with both teams having one error each in the second game. The Railroaders stranded 8 runners and the Oilers 7 in the game.

     Dylan Smith pitched the complete 7 innings for Fulton and takes the win.  Mark Chemello takes the loss pitching the bottom of the 6th inning in relief.  Box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 19, Miners 7.  (June 17, 2014)  The Railroaders got their first home win of the season in a big way at the expense o  the Miners who remain winless.  Fulton's 19 runs came with 17 hits and error free defense. Madisonville managed 7 runs with 10 hits and committed 4 errors in the game.

     Reed Johnson topped the Railroaders at the plate going 3 of 4 for 7 RBI produced from two homeruns, a grand slam and a 3 RBI shot.  Riley Benner was next best for Fulton with 3 of 5 for 3 RBI and one run scored.  For the Miners, Adam Schuster was 4 for 5, a RBI and 2 runs scored, with Chase Powers and Rutger Luebke both getting 2 RBI each.

     The winning and starting pitcher Clay Chandler completed 5 innings allowing 5 hits, one earned run, one walk and 8 strikeouts. Taking the loss for Madisonville was starter Colton Nussel who threw for 3 1/3 innings allowing 7 hits, 6 earned runs, 4 walks and struck out 2 at the plate. Both team together sent 11 pitchers to the mound during the game.  Box scores Click Here.


Hoppers 4, Railroaders 3.  (June 16, 2014)  In 12 innings.(From Hopkinsville) Hoptown and Fulton battled for twelve innings with the homestanding Hoppers winning a walk-off 4-3 game.

     Both teams scored a single run in the first inning, and the score remained 1-1 until the fifth inning.  In the fifth Fulton took a 2-1 lead when Reed Johnson lead off with a double.  Daniel Goff then moved Johnson to second with a sacrifice bunt.  After Jeremiah ground out, Dayton Rausch singled driving in Johnson.

     In the bottom of the eighth inning Hoptown scored 2 runs off 2 walks and 2 errors giving the Hoppers a 3-2 lead.  The Railroaders came right back in the top of the ninth scoring a run to tie the game.  Reed Johnson singled, stole second and scored on a single by Jeremiah Spring.

     The score remained 3-3 until the bottom of the twelfth.  Bubba Olivera reached first on an error by the second baseman.  Chris Carrier then doubled with Olivera being thrown out at home.  Carrier advanced to third on the throw.  Anthony Gonzalez then singled driving in Carrier with the winning run.

     Trevor Blocker picked up the win pitching four scoreless innings.  Tyler Nichols suffered the loss allowing only the one run. Box scores Click Here.

 

Update: This Saturday, June 21, scheduled doubleheader in Fulton with the Hoppers has been changed to a single game starting at 7 pm.  The make-up game with the Hoppers has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 20.


Bombers 5, Railroaders 4 - game 1.  (June 14, 2014)  In 8 innings. (From Dubois County)  The first game of the twinbill was a seesaw affair. The Bombers scored in the bottom of the third on a bases-loaded walk to Glenn Jones by Railroader starting pitcher Cole Schaenzer. Tyler Nichols relieved Schaenzer and the Railroaders escaped the inning without further damage.
     The Railroaders immediately answered in the top of the fourth. Greg Fettes and Trevor Hicks both doubled in runs to give the visitors at 2-1 advantage.
     Dubois County regained the lead with a pair of runs in the fifth, keyed by an RBI single off the bat of Dane Giesler and a sacrifice fly by Tirey Burch. Nick Barrientos singled drove in Jacob Lightle in the sixth to extend the Bombers lead to 4-2.
     The Railroaders rallied for a pair of runs in the seventh inning. Zach Bailey singled. Troy Squires tripled, and Dayton Rausch followed with a sacrifice fly to even the game. The Bombers failed to answer in the bottom of the frame, so the scheduled seven inning affair continued on.
     Dru Sebastian came out of the pen to retire the Railroaders in order in the top of the eighth. Daniel Goff walked two batters in the bottom of the frame before tossing a wild pitch, allowing the potential winning run to reach third-base. He was then removed, in favor of John Lollar who intentionally walked Glenn Jones to load the bases. Nick Gobert drove a single into shallow centerfield to give the Bombers their final 5-4 advantage.
     Sebastian collected the win. Goff takes the loss. It was the first decision for both
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Bombers 5, Railroaders 3 - game 2.  (June 14, 2014)  In 7 innings. In game two the Bombers got off to a quick start in the nightcap of the doubleheader, scoring in three of the first four frames. In the bottom of the first, Nick Gobert repeated his game-winning RBI heroics by singling in Nick Barrientos. Gobert added yet another RBI single in the third, driving in Caleb Lonkard. Barrientos also scored in the third on the benefit of a Fulton error. 
     Up 3-0 after three, the Bombers added two more in the fourth. Caleb King led off with a triple. Jacob Roberts followed with a single and came in to score on Caleb Lonkard’s sacrifice fly.
     Meanwhile, the Railroaders threatened rallies time after time but couldn’t push any runs across until the sixth inning. In the sixth, a walk and a pair of bomber errors produced two runs for the Railroaders. Tyler Harden and Lance Mays both scored when Dubois County reliever Christian Vain threw wildly on a play at first base.
     Jacob Murray, a newcomer for the Bombers, came out of the bullpen for his first appearance of the season.
     An error by Gobert combined with a hit batter and the Railroaders quickly had the tying run at the plate with nobody out. Murray struck out Tyler Marshall looking, before Zach Bailey singled in a run. Bailey then stole second base. The tying runs were in scoring position with only one out. But Tyler Harden also went down looking at strike three, and Andrew Young hit a grounder to the Bombers star of the night, Nick Gobert to close out the night's action.
     A crowd of 1872 passed through the League Stadium turnstiles on this Saturday of Father’s Day weekend. They went home happy. Johnathan Williams gets the win in his first decision of the season. Justin Vernia takes the loss in his first appearance. The Bombers are now 5-7 on the season and are tied for third place with the 4-6 Railroaders
.  Box Scores Click Here.


Veteran Railroader Brock Downey signs w/Cape Cod League (June 13, 2014)  Brock Downey has signed to pitch for the Warham Getemen in the prestigious Cape Cod League in Massachusetts. Downey played for the Railroaders in the 2011 and 2012 seasons.  Read more about him in "Pre-Season News" linked at the bottom of this page.


Railroaders 3, Oilers 1 - game 1.  (June 12, 2014)  In 7 innings. (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers hosted the Fulton Railroaders to a Thursday twi-night doubleheader of seven inning games and split the evening by mirror scores. Fulton took the opener 3 to 1, but Owensboro claimed the nightcap 3 to 1 as well.

     In Game 1: The Railroaders scored 1 run in the top of the 5th inning. With two away Andrew Young reached base on a bunt. He moved to third base as Dylan Rajkovich doubled. Young scored on an RBI single by Troy Squires, but Rajkovich was cut down attempting to take third base. Fulton made it a 3 to 0 lead with two more runs in the top of the 6th inning. Jeremiah Spring reached on a fielder's choice that put one out at second base. Spring stole second base and took third base on a defensive error. Greg Fettes followed with a RBI single to score Spring. Tyler Marshall singled and Fettes went to third. Marshall tried unsuccessfully for second base second base. Fettes scored on a RBI single by Reed Johnson.
     The Oilers rallied for their lone game one run in the bottom of the 7th inning. With one away, pinch-hitter Alfredo Bohorques singled, pinch hitter Braxton Brinkley reached on a two-base error that put runners on third base and second base. Bohorques scored on a RBI groundout from pinch-hitter Christian McHatton. The Oilers came no closer in the first tilt.
     The winning pitcher was Fulton starter CJ Lee, and John Lollar picked up the save. Oilers starter Caleb Johnson bore the home team loss.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Oilers 3, Railroaders 1 - game 2.  (June 12, 2014)  In 7 innings.  (From Owensboro)  In Game 2: The Oilers scored one run in the bottom of the 1st inning. With one out Alfredo Bohorques, Jake Wilson, and Tyler Rachel RBI singled consecutively. Owensboro add two runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning. This time with one out Bohorques was hit by a pitch. He stole second base and moved to third base on an errant attempt to prevent the initial steal. Wilson was also hit by a pitch. Rachel grounded out, but collected his second RBI as Bohorques came across. Wilson scored on a RBI single by Jake Krupar. The home team led 3 to 0 after three innings.
     The Railroaders scored one run to narrow the home lead in the top of the 4th inning. Troy Squires led off the visitor inning with a walk. The advance runner moved up on a groundout, then went to third base as Greg Fettes singled. A Daniel Goff RBI double scored Squires and put runners on at third and second bases, but a pop out staved the Railroader rally at the one run.   
     Collective Oiler pitching bore down and the defense gelled to shut out Fulton the rest of the way.
     Oilers starter Drew Lyles was the winning pitcher and Cameron Wallace earned a save. Fulton starter Dylan Smith took the loss
.  Box Scores Click Here.


Railroaders @ Miners PPD rain.  (June 1, 2014)  Tonight's game in Madisonville has been rained out.  This game has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 22 as part of a doubleheader in Madisonville..


Hoppers @ Railroaders PPD rain.  (June 10, 2014)  Tonight's contest at Lohaus Field in Fulton has been rained out.  The game has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 21 as part of a doubleheader.  First game start will be 5 pm CT with each game scheduled for 7 innings.


Railroaders 3, Bombers 1.  (June 9, 2014)  (From Dubois County)  If unearned runs didn't count, Fulton and Dubois County might still be in a scoreless tie. But the Railroaders pushed across three unearned runs to one for the Bombers, good enough for a 3-1 victory.

     The visitors from Fulton scored all they would need in the first inning. After Troy Squires led off with a single, Dayton Rausch advanced him with a swinging bunt. Bombers catcher Mitchell Doucette fielded the ball cleanly, but then threw it into center field, attempting to cut down the lead runner. Jeremiah Spring followed with a single to load the bases. Squires and Rausch then came in to score on a ground out and a wild pitch, respectively. 

     The Bombers got one run back in the bottom of the third. With two down, leadoff hitter Caleb Lonkard reached base on a throwing error by Fulton shortstop Squires. Lonkard stole second, and came around to score on a Glenn Jones single.

     The Railroaders added an insurance run in the sixth. Reed Johnson led off with a single, advancing to second on an error by Dane Giesler. Tyler Hardin followed with another single of his own. Johnson then scored on a groundout off the bat of Tyler Marshall.

     Fernando Gonzalez started the game for the Railroaders, striking out six Bombers in six innings of work. He limited the Bombers to three hits, walking none to earn his first win. Daniel Goff relieved Gonzalez to start the seventh. He fanned three Bombers in two innings of work. After allowing a leadoff single to Lonkard in the bottom of the ninth, Goff gave way to Clay Chandler who retired all three batters he faced to merit his first save.

     Devin Williams (0-2) took the tough loss for the Bombers, allowing no earned runs on 7 hits and 2 walks in five-plus innings of work.

     There were no extra base hits by either side. Squires, Rausch, and Lance Mays had two singles each for the Railroaders. Jones had a pair of singles for the Bombers.

     Curiously, the final out came down to a battle of college teammates. With Lonkard at 2nd and the Bombers trailing 3-1 with two down in the bottom of the ninth, Dane Giesler stepped in to hit off of his Wabash Valley teammate Chandler. Giesler bounced the offering from Chandler right back to him to end the game..  Box Scores Click Here.


Oilers @ Railroaders PPD rain.  (June 7, 2014)  Tonight's contest at Lohaus Field in Fulton has been rained out.  The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, June 18 as part of a doubleheader.  First game start will be 5 pm CT with each game scheduled for 7 innings.


Railroaders 5, Miners 4.  (June 6, 2014)  The Railroaders won their second game of the season at the expense of the home team Miners in Madisonville.  The Railroaders only two wins are against the Miners who are still looking for their first win of the season.  After 6 innings of play the game was close at 4-3 in Fulton's favor.  The Railroaders added another run in the 8th with the Miners matching the run in the bottom half inning.  In the bottom of the 9th and the score 5-4 Railroaders, the Miners loaded the bases with one out but failed to scored.

     Dylan Rajkovich lead Fulton going 3 for 4 scoring once and 1 RBI, followed by Dayton Rausch 2 of 4, 2 runs scored with a RBI.  Adam Schuster topped out for Madisonville with 2 of 3 and scoring 3.

     Fulton starter Dylan Smith takes the win on the mound for 6 innings of work giving up 6 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), with 6 strikeouts and no walks.  Tyler Nichols earns a save throwing the final 1 1/3 innings.  The loss goes to starter Tanner Koch who went 3 2/3 innings allowing 3 earned runs, 5 hits, and struck out 4 batters walking none.  Box Scores Click Here.


Hoppers 9, Railroaders 1.  (June 5, 2014)  (From Hopkinsville).  Hoptown Hoppers starter Ryan Mossman and reliever Geordie Carlson combined for a one-hitter tonight in the Hoppers' 9-1 win over Fulton, closing out their four-game homestand with a 4-0 record, improving to 6-0 on the season.
     Mossman (1-0) went five innings, allowing one earned run on one hit, a single by Andy Young in the second inning. Mossman also struck out two and walked four.
     Carlson picked up his first save of the Ohio Valley League season, allowing no runs on no hits, striking out three and walking one in four innings.
     Fulton (1-3) scored first in the game when Riley Benner drew a two-out walk, went to third on a failed pickoff attempt and scored on Young's single to give the Railroaders an early 1-0 lead.
     Hoptown took the lead with three runs in the bottom half of the inning, then plated a run in the third inning, three in the fourth and two in the seventh.
     Parker Cash led the Hoppers at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two runs batted in. Michael Haun, Meade Kendrick and John Davis each got two hits for Hoptown.
     Hoptown now begins a five-game road swing, returning to Colonel Field in Hopkinsville on June 13 against Dubois County.  Box Scores Click Here.


Bombers 4, Railroaders 1.  (June 4, 2014)  The visiting DC Bombers won their first game of the season in Fulton beating the Railroaders 4-1. The Bombers scored first with a run in the 2nd inning .  The Railroaders tied the game in the 3rd only to see Dubois County regain the lead in the top of the 4th putting up 2 more for a 3-1 lead.  Bomber Dane Giesler added another run in the 6th with a solo homerun for the final 4-1 score.

     The Bombers produced 7 hits total, committed 3 errors and left 5 men on base.  The Railroaders managed 4 hits with 2 errors and stranded 10 runners.  Fulton's only run was unearned coming off a Bombers error.

     DJ Eckert takes the win for DC pitching 4 innings and in relief of starter Brian Wichman who threw for 4 innings.  Both together they evenly split 10 total strikeouts.  Brandon Hicks picked up a save pitching the final inning.  Taking the loss for Fulton was starter John Lollar who went for 4 innings giving up 3 hits and 3 earned runs, walking one and striking out 5 at the plate. 

     The win for the Bombers take their record to 1-2 and even with the Railroaders in the standings.  Box Scores Click Here.


Railroaders @ Oilers PPD field condition.  (June 2, 2014)  The game between the Railroaders and Oilers in Owensboro has been postponed because of field conditions and rain forecast. The game has been rescheduled as a part of a doubleheader on June 12 in Owensboro with first game start at 5 pm CT.


Railroaders 7, Miners 0.  (June 1, 2014)  Railroaders get first win on the road in Madisonville against the Miners. 

     (From Madisonville)  The Miners lost 7-0 to the visiting Fulton Railroaders tonight at Elmer Kelley Stadium in Madisonville. 

     Madisonville gave up two runs in the top of the 1st inning, one more in the 2nd, and four runs in the 8th inning.  At the plate, Madisonville never got anything going, carving out just three hits on the night.

     Railroader starter CJ Lee got the Win, with Miner starter Reid Clements getting the Loss.

     The Miners drop to 0-2 on the season, and the Railroaders improve to 1-1.  Madisonville gets back in action Tuesday night at home against the Owensboro Oilers.  Box Scores Click Here.

     Railroaders travel to Owensboro on Monday to play the Oilers.


Hoppers 6, Railroaders 2.  (May 31, 2014)  The Railroaders dropped their first game of the season against the Hoppers giving up 9 hits and committing 3 errors. Fulton managed only 2 runs coming in the first inning.  Hoptown offense was lead by Jeffrey Kammer (DH) who was 3 for 4 at the plate with a triple and totaled 2 RBI.  Railroader Lance Mays topped out for Fulton with 2 for 3 scoring once and stealing 3 bases on the evening.  

     Hoptown's Korie Vine was the winner on the mound throwing for 6 innings allowing 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 3 strikeouts and one walk.  The loss went to reliever Jake Bauer who threw for 1 1/3 innings giving up 3 earned runs and the go ahead score for the Hoppers.  Fulton starter Fernando Gonzalez pitched for 3 innings allowing only one hit but was tagged for 2 unearned runs off a single Railroader error.

     The Railroaders hit the road on Sunday and head to Madisonville to take on the Miners. Box Scores Click Here.


Railroaders @ Bombers PPD rained out.  (May 30, 2014)  The game tonight in Dubois County has been rained out.  The game has been rescheduled at part of a doubleheader in Dubois County on June 14. Tomorrow, Saturday May 31, the Railroaders take on the Hopkinsville Hoppers at home in Fulton.


Baseball Youth Camp scheduled. (May 27, 2014)  The Railroader coaches and players will hold a youth camp Saturday June 7th from 9:00 a.m. till noon, for ages 8 years and up. Cost of camp $25.00 per person with camper receiving free admission to that night's game against the Owensboro Oilers.  Each Camper will also receive an Ohio Valley League baseball.


OVL and Railroaders begin in a week. (May 23, 2014)  Just a week away before the 2014 OVL baseball season begins on Friday, May 30.  The Railroaders start the season on the road going to Dubois County to face off with the Bombers.  On Saturday, May 31, the Railroaders will host the Hopkinsville Hoppers to open the 2014 season at home in Fulton.  The players will arrive on Tuesday and begin immediately to prepare for the weekend's action.

     The Railroaders owners and staff are working hard in all areas to get everything ready for what to appears to an exciting summer of baseball.  Saturday night's home opener against the Hoppers will pit the two top OVL teams from 2012 and 2013.

     New this Year for Railroader Fans will be live video streaming for all home games over the Internet.  Live audio and video will be provided through TeamLine.  In past years the Railroaders have sponsored free audio broadcasting for all home games over the Internet and will continued to do so.  An added and optional feature for 2014 will be live video streaming for a charge of $8 per game.  Audio broadcast only will remain free. Are you ready for some baseball!


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