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Final Regular Season Standings 2015

Team W L % GB

Dubois Co.

26 14 .650 -

Madisonville

25 15 .625 1

Fulton

25 15 .625 1

Hopkinsville

14 26 .350 12

Owensboro

10 30 .250 16

 

 Post Season Playoff Games

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Final Comments on the Season. (July 26, 2015) It has been another great season with many close games. The Railroaders invite your thoughts and comments on the season. You can post yours words by Clicking Here.


Railroaders Players are recognized by the OVL. (July 22, 2015) With the completion of the regular season, the OVL annually hands out award titles to the best players in 10 areas of performance. This year the Railroaders have three players who have taken 5 of 10 titles. Kyle Uhrich had the most homeruns with 7 on the season. Charlie Hecht achieved 2 titles; Most wins with 5 victories (shares title with Ryan Dills from the Bombers) and he also had the best ERA at 1.54. Eddie Mathis also received to titles; Most Strikeouts with 48 and Most Saves with 4 on the season. Congratulations to these top OVL players. Visit the OVL website for more information on all the award winning players.

     

Kyle Uhrich                    Charlie Hecht                     Eddie Mathis


Railroaders Post Season Playoff run ends. The loss to the Madisonville Miners in the semifinal round two, game three ends the Railroaders 2015 season for Fulton. The Railroaders regular season record of 25-15 tied the Miners record with Madisonville taking second in the standings with a season record of 6-4 over Fulton in head-to-head season play. The Miners advance to the final championship round three having won the best of three series post season play over the Railroaders two games to one.

 

Miners 9, Railroaders 7. (July 26, 2015) (From Madisonville) The Miners defeated the Fulton Railroaders 9-7 at Elmer Kelley on Sunday night to advance to the 2015 OVL Championship Series. The Miners will face the Dubois County Bombers, who knocked out the Hoptown Hoppers on Sunday night to advance.
     Madisonville got on the board first, scoring one run in the bottom of the first inning and two runs in the bottom of the second inning. Fulton answered with three runs in the top of the third to tie the game at 3-3.
     After the Railroaders took the lead 4-3 in the top of the fourth, the Miners scored four runs on the bottom of the frame to lead 7-4 after four complete innings of play.
     Fulton scored two runs in the fifth inning and trailed 7-6 heading to the bottom of the inning. The score stayed 7-6 until the bottom of the sixth, when Madisonville picked up one run and extended the lead to 8-6. Madisonville added another run in the bottom of the seventh to make the 9-6. Fulton rallied with one run in the top of the eighth inning to cut the lead to 9-7, but the Miners held on to close the door on the Railroader season.
     Shane Connahan led the way at the plate for the Miners, batting 3-for-5 with four RBI and one run scored. Connahan’s big blow came on a three-run home run in the bottom of the fourth inning off Fulton reliever Trey Tigart. Brooks Benson (3-for-5, 2 RBI) added a solo home run of his own to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning. Nolan Ramsey (4-6, 2 RBI) scored a run, as did Connor Moss, Cory Finkler (2 runs scored), Tyler Greiner, Andrew Tanous, and JD Minor.
     Kyle Uhrich (3-for5, 3 RBI) hammered a three-run homer for Fulton in the top of the third inning off Madisonville starter Drew Mullinax. Jacob Elliott, Drew Greenwood, Ramon Valdez, and Griffin Neuer all drove in runs for the Railroaders.
     Mullinax picked up the Win for the Miners, with Wesley Birchmeier picking up the Save. Railroader starter Dillon Symon took the loss. Complete box scores Click Here.

 


Railroaders 4, Miners 3. (July 25, 2015) (From Madisonville) The Fulton Railroaders needed extra innings at Elmer Kelley Stadium on Saturday night to down the Miners 4-3 and force Game Three in Round Two of the best-of-three playoff series.
     The game was scoreless until Fulton broke through with two runs in the top of the fourth inning off Miner starter Cameron Smith. Tyler Hilton led off the inning with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Drew Greenwood. After Kipp Moore reached on a walk, Jacob Elliott advanced both runners with a fly ball to center field. Clay Reece then drove in both runs with line drive single. The Railroaders extended the lead to 3-0 in the top of the fifth inning on a home run by Kyle Uhrich off Smith.
     Yancey Pritchett relieved Smith (5.67 innings, seven hits, 3 runs, 3 earned runs, five walks, three strikeouts) with two outs in the top of the sixth inning and shut the Railroaders down for the next 4.33 innings.
     The Miners scrapped their way back into the ballgame, picking up one run a piece in the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings to send the game into extra frames. In the seventh, Cory Finkler scored from third base on a throwing error by Railroader catcher Kipp Moore. In the eighth, Nolan Ramsey drove in JD Minor with a ground out to first base. And, in the ninth, Andrew Tanous singled off Railroader reliever Kyle Hestand (who replaced starter Charlie Hecht to start the inning) to drive in Shane Connahan and tie the ballgame.
     Hecht pitched eight complete innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on nine hits, one walk, and five strikeouts.
     Fulton took the lead 4-3 in the top of the eleventh inning after Pritchett (4.33 innings, 2 hits, no runs, two walks, five strikeouts) was lifted for Colton Nussell. Jacob Elliott got the inning started with a double, and Clay Reece followed by reaching base on a throwing error by Miner shortstop JD Minor. Elliott scored on the play to put Fulton ahead.
     After the Miners ended the top of the inning with no further damage done, Estand (3 innings pitched, 1 run, 1 earned run, three hits, no walks or strikeouts) kept Madisonville off the board in the bottom of the frame to pick up the win and extend the series to Game Three
     Game Three will Sunday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium in Madisonville and will get underway at 6pm Central Time. The winner will advance to the OVL Championship Series and will face the winner of Game Three of the Dubois County/Hoptown series. The Championship Series will get underway on Tuesday night, July 28. Complete box scores Click Here.


Miners 1, Railroaders 0. (July 24, 2015) A mist outstanding pitching on both sides, the Miners were able to walk away with a one unearned run defeat over the Railroaders in Fulton and take a 1-0 game lead in the playoff semifinals. 
     The only scoring run came in the top of the third inning with 2 outs. Connor Moss tripled down the third base side with the ball ending up on the Railroaders bullpen. Wesley Birchmeier followed hitting a grounder toward second baseman Brad Baldwin who mishandled ball for a late throw allowing Moss to score.
     The shutout victory goes to Madisonville’s Mathias Brewer for a complete 9 innings on the mound. He allowed 5 hits with 2 walks and struck out 12 men at the plate.
     Fulton’s starter Eddie Mathis takes the tough loss with 6 2/3 innings pitched. He gave up only 3 hits, tagged with the one unearned run, walked 3 and had 10 strikeouts. Trey Tigart completed the final 2 1/3 innings allowing only one hit, no walks and handed out 3 strikeouts.
     The two teams go at it again on Saturday in Madisonville for game two of the best of three game series. If Fulton wins on Saturday, a third and deciding game will be played on Sunday in Madisonville. Complete box scores Click Here.


  2015 Regular Season Games

 

Final OVL Standings 2015

Team W L % GB

Dubois Co.

26 14 .650 -

Madisonville

25 15 .625 1

Fulton

25 15 .625 1

Hopkinsville

14 26 .350 12

Owensboro

10 30 .250 16

 


Railroaders 10, Hoppers 8. (July 21, 2015) The Railroaders fought back coming from behind to win over the Hoppers in Fulton and closed out the regular season for both teams. The Railroaders end the season with a 25-15 record and third in the standings behind the 25-15 Miners who own the tiebreaker beating Fulton 6 of 10 games head-to-head.
     The Hoppers (14-26) broke out with an early first inning lead after Trent Turner put one over Fulton's right field "Little Monster" with two men on base. Hoptown added two more runs in the fourth inning using two singles, a sacrifice fly and a Railroader error to tale a 5-0 lead.
     The Railroaders finally broke the ice and scored one run in the bottom half of the fourth. Kipp Moore doubled, stole third base and then scored on a RBI single from Lucas Eliason.
     Hoptown responded quickly in the top of the fifth inning scoring another run from a walk, error, and two singles containing a RBI. 
     Fulton jumped up two runs in the bottom of the fifth. A hit-by-pitch runner scored off a Kyle Uhrich double. Unrich later crossed home after the bases were loaded up and a second batter was hit by a pitch giving Jacob Elliott a RBI for his pain. The score now stood at 6-2 in favor of Hoptown.
     The Railroaders punched out another two runs in the sixth inning. With one man one, Kyle Uhrich sent a homer over the left field for 2 RBI cutting cutting into Hoptown's lead.
     Once again the Hoppers reacted swiftly in the top of the seventh inning. Matt Crowder doubled followed by Bo Coolen who promptly sent a ball over "Little Monster" for a 2 RBI homerun giving Hoptown an 8-4 lead.
     Fulton fired up their engine in the bottom half of the seventh. Kipp Moore led off with double to start the offense. After a walk and a fly out, Clay Reece popped a 3 RBI homer over right field's Little Monster to tie the game at 8 each. Following another walk and fly out, Kyle Uhrich steps to the plate and sends another 2 RBI over the left field fence to finalize the 10-8 score. 
     It was an outstanding night for Fulton's Kyle Uhrich going 3-for-5 with 2 homeruns and a double, 5 RBI and 3 runs scored. Clay Reece went 2-for-4, 3 RBI and one score. Brad Baldwin was 2-for-2 and scored 3 runs, Kipp Moore was 2-for-4 with 2 doubles and 2 runs scored.
     For Hopkinsville; Bo Coolen was 3-for-5 with a homerun and 2 RBI, Trent Turner went 3-for-5 with a homerun, 3 RBI and 2 scores, Kyle Hubbuch was 4-for-5, one run and a RBI, Matt Crowder went 3-for-3 with a double and 3 runs scored, and Ernie de la Trinidad 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI and run scored.
     Kyle Estand get the win as the pitcher of record when Fulton took the lead. Estand had one inning of work with no hits, runs or walks and one strikeout. Starter Justin Hayden went for 4 innings giving up 7 hits, 5 runs (3 earned), no walks and had 5 strikeouts. Eddie Mathis earned a save pitching the final inning. Chandler Amason 2 1/3 innings and Charlie Hecht 2/3 inning threw in middle relief.
     Taking the loss was reliever Brantley Bray for one inning of work. Bray gave up 3 hits, 5 earned runs, 2 walks and had one strikeout. Drake O'Bryant went for 4 2/3 innings allowing 7 hits, 3 earned runs, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Bryan Cruse threw middle relief for 1 /13 innings giving up one hit, 2 earned runs, one walk and 3 strikeouts. Bo Coolen pitched the final innings with only one hit and had one strikeout. Complete box scores Click Here.


Oilers 6, Railroaders 4. (July 20, 2015) The Oilers pull out a 6-4 victory in their final regular season game over the Railroaders in Fulton. A two RBI homerun by former Railroader Riley Benner was the deciding factor for Owensboro. 

     The Railroaders took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. Both teams remained scoreless until the top of the fourth inning when the Oilers tied the game scoring one.

     In the fifth inning the Oilers scored two more runs to take a 3-1 lead. The Railroaders answered with two of their own to re-tie the game 3-3.

     The sixth inning saw both teams scored one each for a 4-4 tie. The top of the seventh inning saw Benner's homerun to give the Oilers back lead at 6-4 which ended the scoring for both.

     After one Railroader out in the bottom of the seventh, rain and lightning halted play for 1 1/2 hours. Play resume and both teams complete the full nine innings,

     The win on the mound for Owensboro goes to Ben Rhodes in relief for 4 2/3 innings giving up only 2 hits, one earned run, 3 walks and 2 strikeouts.

     Taking the loss for Fulton was Lee Haeberle with 2 innings on the mound allowing 5 hits, 3 earned runs, one walk and no strikeouts.

     The loss by Fulton hands the first place Dubois County Bombers (26-13) the season title and first seed for the Post Season Playoffs.  The Railroaders (24-15) are now tied in the standings with the Miners (24-25) who won their game against the Hoppers on the same night. 

     With one game left for both the Railroaders and Miners, the Railroaders must win tomorrow night against the Hoppers and hope Miners loss to the Bombers tomorrow if Fulton is get the second seed.  If the Railroaders and Miners complete the season with identical records, the Miners will take the second seed having beat Fulton 6-4 in their head-to-head season series. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 5, Hoppers 4 - game 1. (July 17, 2015) The Railroaders (24-14) used four long balls and a walk-off RBI single to sweep the  doubleheader over the Hoppers (14-22) in Fulton. The double win moved Fulton to within a half game of the leading Bombers who lost to the Miners on the same night.

     Game 1: The Railroaders took the first lead in the bottom of the second inning. With two outs and nobody on base, Kipp Moore hit a solo homerun for the 1-0 lead.

     The Hoppers responded in the third.. Jimmy Cubillos and Ernie de la Trinidad both singled and stole bases to get into scoring position with one out. Matt Cogen then singled for 2 RBI to give Hoptown a 2-1 lead.

     Top of the fourth inning the Hoppers added another run. Jimmy Cubillos singled for a RBI driving in a runner from third.

     In the bottom half of the fourth and two outs, the Railroaders got two men aboard with Ramon Valdez walked and a Kipp Moore singled. Tyler Hilton came to bat and hit a 3 RBI homer giving the lead back to Fulton 4-3.

     The top of the seventh and final inning, Ernie de la Trinidad doubled with one out. Matt Cogen followed with a RBI single scoring Trinidad and tied at 4-4. 

     Bottom of the seventh the Railroaders got a one out walk for Brad Baldwin who moved to third with Kyle Uhrich followed with a single. Ramon Valdez was next and promptly hit a ground ball single for the game winnings RBI.

     For Fulton, Kipp Moore was 2-for-2 with, 2 runs scored and the solo homerun. Tyler Hilton went 2-for-3, one run scored with his 3 RBI homer.

     Matt Cogen was best for Hoptown going 4-for-4 with 3 RBI. Ernie de la Trinidad was 2-for-4 and 2 runs scored, and Jimmy Cubillos went 2-for-3, one RBI and one score.

     Charlie Hecht picked up his 5th win with a complete 7 inning game pitched. He gave up 8 hits, 4 runs (3 earned), walked 3 and struck out 5 batters.

     Taking the loss was reliever Kyle Hubbuch who pitched only 1/3 of an inning giving up the winning run that broke the tie. Hoptown starter Drake O'Bryant threw for 3 2/3 innings allowing 4 hits, 4 earned runs, 4 walks and striking out 3 batters. Parker Cash in middle relief for 2 1/3 innings gave up only one hit, one walk and had one strikeout. Complete box scores Click Here.

 

Railroaders 3, Hoppers 2 - game 2. (July 17, 2015) The Railroaders posted the first score again in the game two in the bottom of the first inning.  Griffin Neuer doubled with out and then was batted home when Brad Baldwin followed with a 2 RBI homerun.

     The Hoppers got on the board in the third inning. Matt Cogen singled and made second base on a sacrifice bunt. Will Olson singled for a RBI sending Cogen home.

     The Railroaders answered in the bottom half of the third. Jacob Elliott led off with a solo homerun to give Fulton a 3-1 lead.

     Hoptown closed in on the lead in the top of the sixth inning. Matt Dunlevy reached on an error, stole second bases and advanced to third on a passed ball. Zac Sanders then doubled for a RBI scoring Dunlevy.  The final score was now complete at 3-2 in Fulton favor.

     Brad Baldwin was best for Fulton going 2-for-3, 2 RBI, one score and his homerun.

     Bo Coolen was the only Hopper with 2 hits for 3 trips to the plate, no RBI or runs scored.

     The night cap game of the doubleheader saw a complete game for both starting pitchers. Dillon Symon got his 2nd season win for 7 innings of work. He gave up 7 hits with 2 runs (one earned), 2 walks and had 3 strikeouts.  

     Byran Cruse takes the loss with 6 innings pitched allowing 4 hits, 3 earned runs, one walk and 7 strikeouts. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 9, Bombers 4. (July 16, 2015) (From Dubois County) Trying to stave off elimination in the Ohio Valley League race, the Fulton Railroaders charged into Dubois County last night, defeating the league-leading Bombers 9-4.
     Having already played one double header this week and facing another tomorrow, the Railroader bullpen figured to have limited availability. Fulton starter Eddie Mathis rose to the occasion. He pitched eight innings against the Bombers powerful offense, scattering nine hits, and limiting Dubois County to four runs.
     Mathis got all the runs he would need in the second inning. After the Bombers scored twice in the bottom of the first, the Railroaders scored five times in the second inning to take control of the game. Jacob Elliott and Griffin Neuer both contributed 2-run singles to key the rally.
     When two more Fulton batters reached base in the third inning, Bombers coach Andy Lasher pulled struggling starter Devin Williams in favor of Zach Freeman. Freeman turned in a stellar performance, holding Fulton to a single base hit while pitching the next 5 1/3 innings. 
     Scoring in the fifth and eighth, the Bombers cut the margin to 5-4 going to the ninth, giving the home crowd of 1,071 hope for a comeback victory. It wasn’t to be.
     The Railroaders mounted another rally in the ninth, scoring four times off of Bomber relievers Konner Eck and Nick Scheller. Ramon Valdez’s two-run double drove in the final two runs and all but pushed the game out of reach.
     Down five, the Bombers loaded the bases in the home ninth, but were unable to score. The game ended when Fulton first baseman Jacob Elliott made a leaping grab of a high throw to retire Morgan DePew. The final result was 9-4 in favor of the second-place Railroaders.
     DePew had two doubles and a single to key the Bomber offense.
     Clay Reece, Griffin Neuer, and Jacob Elliott each had two hits and at least two RBIs for Fulton.
     With the win, Mathis is now 3-1. Starter Devin Williams takes the loss for the Bombers. His record is now squared at 3-3. 
     The Bombers season record now stands at 24-12. Fulton is in second place, two games back at 22-14. Both teams have four games remaining in the regular season. 
     Madisonville also remains in contention, 3 ½ games off the lead. The Miners have five games remaining to be played, two of them against the Bombers, including one tonight at League Stadium. 
     Fulton will be hosting Hopkinsville in a double header on Friday. Complete box scores Click Here.


Miners 8, Railroaders 7. (July 15, 2015) (From Madisonville) The Miners scored five runs in the bottom of the 9th inning to pull out a 8-7 walk off win over the visiting Fulton Railroaders. Connor Moss delivered the game-winning hit, belting a double into the gap to drive in Wesley Birchmeier.
     Madisonville took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd when Connor Moss singled to drive in Cory Finkler. Fulton answered in the top of the 3rd when Kyle Uhrich singled to drive in Clay Reece.
     The score stayed tied 1-1 until the top of the 4th. Tyler Hilton, who reached base on a bloop single, scored on a Miner fielding error on a single by Lucas Eliason and made the score 2-1 through four innings.
     Fulton extended the lead with two runs in the top of the 7th, making the score 4-1. Kipp Moore singled, driving in Brad Baldwin, and Tyler Hilton followed with a single, driving in Ramon Valdez.
     Madisonville picked up one run in the bottom of the 7th on an RBI-single by Matt Walsh scored JD Minor and cut the lead to 4-3 heading into the 8th inning.
     Fulton seemed to put the game away in the top of the 8th. Kyle Uhrich hammered a three-rum home run to center field, driving in Griffin Neuer and Brad Baldwin, and made the score 7-3.
     The score held until the bottom of the 9th, when Matt Walsh led off the inning for the Miners by reaching base on an error by Kipp Moore. Shane Connahan followed with single, advancing Walsh to second base. After Jacob Czimadia struck out for the first out of the inning, Cory Finkler singled to left field, where Tyler Hilton misplayed the ball and allowed Walsh to score the first Miner run of the inning.
     Tyler Greiner hit a sharp ground ball to first base, but Railroader first baseman Kyle Uhrich threw the ball into left field trying to get the force out at second base. The error allowed Connahan to score and Finkler to advance to third base.
     EJ Watson entered to game as a pinch runner for Greiner, and Wesley Birchmeier prompty doubled home Finkler and Watson to tie the game at 7-7. After a foul ball, Moss then roped his game-winning double, scoring Birchmeier and capping the walk off win for the Miners, 8-7.
     Railroader reliever Logan Parrett suffered the loss for Fulton, while Colin Hudson followed Miner starter Kyle Vedrode and got the win. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 17, Oilers 2 - game 1 in 7 innings. (July 14, 2015) (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers lost twice in a Tuesday night doubleheader hosting the Railroaders from Fulton. The effect of the team's weather related multi-multiple game adjusted schedule showed up as early against the hard-hitting Railroaders. Fulton won Game 1 by the landslide final of 17 to 2. Game 2 was better, but still went to the visitors by the final score of 6 to 4.
     Game 1: Fulton Runs Scored: Clay Reece (2), Griffin Neuer (3), Brad Baldwin (3), Kyle Uhrich (2), Ramon Valdez (3), Lucas Eliason, Colton Aldridge (2), and Tyler Bearden; RBIs: Reece (2), Neuer (2). Uhrich (3), Valdez (5), Moore (2), and Aldridge (3)
     Oilers Runs Scored: Josh Wetzel and Tyler Tichenor; RBIs: Riley Benner and Ty Broady
     Winning Pitcher was Justin Hayden and losing was Pitcher: Bryce Wilz. Complete box scores Click Here.

 

Railroaders 6, Oilers 4 - game 2 in 7 innings. (July 14, 2015) (From Owensboro) Game 2: Fulton Runs Scored: Clay Reece, Griffin Neuer, Brad Baldwin, Kyle Uhrich, and Ramon Valdez; RBIs: Baldwin, Uhrich (2), Drew Greenwood (2), and Tyler Hilton
     Oilers Runs Scored: Ben Rhodes, Conner McHugh, Tyler Shewmaker, and Austin Bartle; RBIs: Ben Rhodes (3)
     Winning Pitcher was Lee Haberle and a save goes to Eddie Mathis. Losing Pitcher was  Charlie Dishman. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 14, Hoppers 8. (July 12, 2015) The Railroaders steamed past an early Hoptown lead to win big in Fulton. Both teams combined to produce 22 hits, which included 4 homeruns that scored 11 runs.

     After a scoreless first inning, the Hoppers took the early lead in the second when Kyle Hubbuch parked a 2 RBI homer over right field's Little Monster. The Railroaders answered with one run in the bottom half of the inning from a Lucas Eliason RBI single.

     In the bottom of the third, the Railroaders throttled up with 5 hits. After loading the bases and one out, veteran Roman Valdez blasted a grand slam over Little Monster. Loading the bases again with a single and two walks, the Railroaders scored 2 more runs on a double error play to take a 7-2 lead.

     The fourth inning for the Hoppers was snapshot of their second inning scoring. With a runner aboard Kyle Hubbich came to the plate and knocked his second 2 RBI homer over Little Monster, cutting Fulton's lead down to 3 runs.

     Bottom of the fourth the Railroaders rolled out more 4 RBI using 4 singles and an RBI groundout to take a commanding 11-4 lead.

     The Hoppers rallied in the sixth. With the bases loaded and two outs, Hunter Losekamp was hit by a pitch for a RBI.  Ernie de la Trinidad followed with a 2 RBI single to make the score to 11-7 still in Fulton's favor.

     The Railroaders waited until the seventh inning to answer Hoptown's last score. After an error and a single put two men on, Kyle Uhrich blasted a 3 RBI homerun over center field to give Fulton a 14-7 lead.

     Hoptown managed their final score in the ninth from two singles, a walk and a ground out RBI.

     Five Railroaders had multiple hits on the evening; Kyle Uhrich went 3-for-5 scoring 3 runs along with his 3 RBI homerun, Griffin Neuer was 3-for-5 with 2 runs scored, Clay Reece went 2-for-5 and 2 runs scored, Drew Greenwood was 2-for-4 with one score and a RBI, Lucas Eliason was 2-for-4 and 2 RBI, and Ramon Valdez 1-for-2 with 3 runs scored and his grand slam for 4 RBI.

     Hoptown was lead by Kyle Hubbuch who was 2-for-4, both hits homers for 4 RBI. Matt Dunlevy went 2-for-2 and one run scored. Both Cody Duncan (3 runs scored) and Matt Cogen got stand up doubles.

     Fulton's starter Chandler Amason gets the win with 5 2/3 innings pitched. He allowed 4 hits, 7 earned runs, 2 walks and had 2 strikeouts. Logan Parrett threw for 2 1/3 innings, no runs, one walk and a strikeout. Kyle Ward pitched the final inning with 2 hits, one earned run, one walk and strikeout.

     Hopkinsville's starter Will Bishop takes the loss. He went 3 innings giving up 7 hits, 7 runs (5 earned), 3 walks and had 2 strikeouts. Dylan Givens pitched 3 1/3 innings for 8 hits, 7 runs (6 earned) and 2 walks.  Drake O'Bryant completed the final 1 2/3 innings with no hits, runs or walks and struck out 4 batters.

     The Railroaders (19-13) remain in second place 2 1/2 games behind the Bombers (22-11) who beat the Miners (17-14) on the night. The Hoppers (12-19) stay in fourth position 9 games out of first. The Oilers (9-22) were idle for the evening. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 4, Bombers 2. (July 11, 2015) (From Dubois County) It has now been over a month since the Bombers moved into the top spot in the Ohio Valley League. But despite some impressive win streaks, Dubois County has been unable to put much distance between themselves and their two top challengers. 
     On a night when the Bombers celebrated Christmas in July, the Fulton Railroaders left town dressed as the Grinch, escaping with a 4-2 come-from-behind victory.
     It was a matchup on the mound between Lucas Barnett for Dubois County squaring off against Fulton’s Charlie Hecht. 
     It portended to be a pitching duel. The runs column on the scoreboard says it was. The hits column might disagree as the two squads pounded out 24 base hits, 13 of them by the Bombers.
     Dubois County threatened repeatedly, but rarely got the necessary clutch hits to generate a big inning. The Bombers collected five doubles. Yet they were only able to produce two runs, both in the second inning. 
     Noah Sadler led off the second with a double and scored on a two-out single by Alex Ralph. Daniel Johnson celebrated his 20th birthday by cracking a double to bring in Ralph.
     Dubois County placed runners on base in every inning, advancing runners into scoring position in the 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 7th innings, but coming up empty on each occasion as Hecht and the Railroaders escaped time after time.
     With the Bombers fans dressed in their best Christmas attire, the Railroaders took a more sacrificial approach. Single runs in the 3rd, 6th, and 8th all scored after the leadoff batters reached safely and were sacrificed to second.
     In the third inning, a pair of singles by Griffin Neuer and Kipp Moore bookended the Lucas Eliason sacrifice, producing the Railroaders first run. 
     Barnett walked Brad Baldwin leading off the sixth. After Ramon Valdez sacrificed him to second, Kyle Uhrich singled him in to tie the game at two.
     Uhrich singled again leading off the eighth, was duly sacrificed to second advanced to third on a Zach Freeman wild pitch. He scored on a Drew Greenwood sacrifice fly. 
     A pair of singles by Eliason and Clay Reece produced Fulton’s final run in the ninth inning, capping the scoring for the evening with the Railroaders holding a 4-2 advantage.
     Hecht gets the win to go to 4-2. Eddie Mathis picks up his second save. Zach Freeman takes the loss out of the Bomber bullpen, dropping his record to 2-3.
     Uhrich led the Fulton attack with three singles. Reece added a pair of base hits.
     Sadler doubled three times for the Bombers while Devyn Newberry added three singles.
     Dubois County outhit Fulton 13-11. In addition, the Bombers rapped five doubles while the Railroaders had no extra base hits. But Fulton garnered the victory with a fundamentally sound small ball approach.
     The Bombers fall to 21-11. At 18-13, Fulton cuts the Dubois County league lead back to 2 ½ games.
     Both squads will be in action at their home stadiums tonight. The Bombers will be hosting Madisonville, while Hopkinsville makes the trek to Fulton. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 3, Miners 1. (July 10, 2015) The Railroaders edge past the Miners to win 3-1 in Fulton with the only scores coming for both teams in a single inning. 
     Good pitching and defense held each side scoreless through 4 innings. Top of the fifth, EJ Watson (2-for-4) led off with a single and made home plate on a RBI double by JD Minor (2-for-4).
     Bottom half of the fifth, the Railroaders answered with 3 runs. Griffin Neuer walked and made third base on a Clay Reece (2-for-4) single who then stole second. A RBI groundout by Brad Baldwin drove in Neuer to tie the game and moved Reece to third. Ramon Valdez follow with a walk and reach second on a pass ball. A two out double for Kyle Uhrich (2-for-4) yielded 2 RBI for Fulton to complete the scoring.
     Relief pitching and defense continued to shutdown both offenses for the remainder of the game. The Railroader left 11 men on base and the Miners stranded 12 runners.
     Starter Dillon Symon earned the win for Fulton for 7 innings, giving up 7 hits, one earned run, 4 walks and had 3 strikeouts. Lee Haeberle threw for one inning with one hit, a walk and one strikeout. Kyle Estand finished the final inning for a save with no hits or walks and stuck out one batter.
     Taking the hard loss for Madisonville was starter Mathias Brewers who pitched for 5 innings allowing 6 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 3 walks, and struck out 8 at the plate. Wesley Birchmeier threw for 2 innings in middle relief, no hits 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Cameron Smith completed the final inning giving up only one hit.
     Both teams are now 17-13 on season in second and third place with the Miners better head-to-head winning 5 of 9 games between the two. The teams meet one more time in Madisonville on Wednesday, July 15 to complete their regular season series. 
     The first place Dubois County Bombers are ahead in the standings by 3½ games, and were idle on Friday due to weather in Owensboro with the Oilers. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders @ Oilers - PPD weather & field conditions. (July 9, 2015) Tonight's game between the Railroaders and the Oilers in Owensboro has postponed due to weather and field conditions.  The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on July 14, first game to start at 5:00 p.m. CDT. Each game will be 7 innings.


Hoppers @ Railroaders - PPD rainout. (July 7, 2015) Tonight's game between the Hoppers and Railroaders in Fulton has been rained out and postponed.  The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader on July 17, first game to start at 5:00 p.m. CDT. Each game will be 7 innings.


Bombers 7, Railroaders 5. (July 6, 2015) The Bombers made the most of 9 hits, which included 3 homeruns and defensive miscues by their opponent, to outscore the Railroaders 7-5 in Fulton. 
     After opening the game in the top of the first inning with two straight strikeouts, Nick Gobert singled to get aboard. Drake McNamara followed with a 2 RBI homer over right-center field to give the Bombers a 2-0 lead. The Railroaders managed to load the bases in the bottom half of the first with one out, but failed to answer with a score.
     Both starting pitchers, Ryan Dills for DC and Eddie Mathis for Fulton, settled down for the next three innings allowing no runs and giving up only one hit per team.
     Top of the fifth, Devyn Newberry led off with a solo homerun to extend the Bombers lead to 3-0. 
     In the bottom half the fifth inning the Railroaders got their led off batter Drew Greenwood aboard on the only game error by the Bombers. Jacob Elliot then made it to first safely on a bunt, followed by a walk for Griffin Neuer to load the bases with no outs. Clay Reece singled for one RBI and Brad Baldwin followed up with a 2 RBI single to tie the game a 3-3.
     The Bombers quickly answered in the sixth with a second homerun from Drake McNamara to start the inning. Two outs later, the Bombers loaded the bases with 2 walks and a Railroaders error but failed to add to their now 4-3 lead. 
     In the top of the seventh the Bombers added 3 more runs from 2 hits and 2 Railroader errors to extend their lead 7-3.
     The bottom of the eighth the Railroaders punched out 3 hits to include a 2 RBI single from Clay Reece, but the rally fell short leaving the tying runs on base. The final 7-5 score was set.
     Drake McNamara with best at the plate for DC going 2-for-4 (2 homers) for 3 RBIs and scored 3 runs. Clay Reece lead Fulton’s hitting going 3-for-5 with 3 RBI.
     Ryan Dills gets the win for 6 innings pitched allowing 5 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 3 walks and had 10 strikeouts. Konner Eck pitched for 1 2/3 innings, 4 hits, 2 earned runs, one walk and one strikeout. Zachary Aring picked up a save for 1 1/3 innings with only one hit, no runs and 2 strikeouts.
     Fulton starter Eddie Mathis takes the loss for 6 innings on the mound giving up 6 hits, 4 earned runs, 2 walks and had 8 strikeouts. Logan Parrett pitched for one innings for 2 hits, 3 runs (one earned), one walk and no strikeout. Trey Tigart finished the final 2 innings with only one hit allowed, no runs or walks, and had 4 strikeouts. Complete box scores Click Here.

 

Protested game awarded to Hopkinsville by OVL. (July 6, 2015) The Oilers 3-2 win against the Hoppers played on July 1 in Owensboro has been overturned by the OVL and awarded to Hopkinsville as a 9-0 win for Hopkinsville. The Hoppers protested the game after an illegal player substitution was made by the Oilers. A pitcher not submitted on the line-up card to the umpires, scorekeeper and Hoptown coach was substituted and used during the game. By ruling of the OVL, all players' stats for the game will remain intact except for assignment of win, save and loss for the pitchers. Current standings have been adjusted to reflect this decision. 


Miners 14, Railroaders 1. (July 5, 2015) (From Madisonville) The Miners scored early and often against the Railroaders and cruised to a 14-1 victory Sunday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium. Madisonville pounded out sixteen hits and scattered five Fulton hits over nine innings.
     Madisonville got a home run from Shane Connahan, who went 2-for-3 with four RBI and two runs scored. A host of other Miners got base hits, RBI, and scored runs.
     The Railroaders lone run came on a home run by Ramon Valdez (1-for3, 1 R, 1 RBI) in the top of the second inning. Griffin Neuer went 2-for-3, and both Clay Reece and Brad Baldwin went 1-for-3 as well.
     Miner starter Drew Mullinax got the Win for Madisonville, and starter Kyle Ward took the Loss for Fulton. Mullinax pitched five complete innings, allowing one earned run on four hits, two walks, and three strikeouts. Yancey Pritchett, Austin Lusachewski, and Jesse Ellefson combined to keep the Railroaders off the scoreboard and close out the game.
     Trey Tigart, Chandler Amason, Lucas Eliason, and Griffin Neuer all followed Ward to the pitching mound after Ward left the game with one out in the second inning. Complete box scores Click Here.

 

Rainout game Hoppers @ Railroaders rescheduled. (July 5, 2015) The game from July 2 between the Hoppers and Railroaders in Fulton that was rained out has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 21 in Fulton.


Veteran Railroader joins the roster. (July 2, 2015) Ramon Valdez who played on the 2013 Railroaders team has signed on for the remainder of the 2015 season. Valdez is a Junior at Barry University in Miami FL and will serve as a catcher for Fulton. Welcome back Ramon!


Railroaders 11, Oilers 5. (July 4, 2015) The Railroaders used seven unearned runs to overtake and beat the Oilers 11-5 in Fulton. Owensboro was best with 12 hits to Fulton’s 7 total, but four Oiler errors along with wild pitches and passed balls worked in favor for the Railroaders.
     The Railroaders scored 2 unearned runs in the first inning and added another unearned in the third to take a 3-0 lead on the Oilers. 
     The Oilers got their scoring started in the fourth inning with 3 runs using 4 hits and one Railroader error to tie the game. Owensboro put up 2 runs more in the fifth from 3 hits and took a 5-3 lead.
     With only 2 game hits total going into the bottom of the sixth, the Railroaders exploded with 5 hits and used 2 errors to score 8 runs to reach the final 11-5 winning tally.
     Kyle Uhrich lead Fulton at the plate going 2-for-5 with a double, 4 RBI and one score. Griffen Neuer was next with a 2 RBI double and one score going 1-for-4 on the night. Brad Balwin added a double going 1-for-2 and scored twice.
     Mark VanDenlangenberg had a 2 RBI 1-for-4 single for Owensboro, and Conner McHugh was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI.
     Kyle Estand takes the win for Fulton as the pitcher of record when the Railroaders retook lead. Estand pitched only 2/3 innings in relief of starter Lee Haeberle who went for 5 1/3 innings giving up 10 hits, 5 runs (3 earned), no walks and had 6 strikeouts. Eddie Mathis earned the first season save for Fulton pitching the final 3 innings allowing 2 hits, no runs, one walk and dished out 5 strikeouts.
     The loss goes to John Hakemoller, the second of seven pitchers Owensboro sent to the mound. Hakemoller's 2 1/3 innings ended with only 2 hits, one walk allowed, but he had 5 runs (2 earned) scored against him. Starter Jake Wilson went for 3 innings giving up 2 hits, tagged for 3 unearned runs, 2 walks, and have 2 strikeouts.
     The win moves Fulton back into second in the standings ahead of the Miners who loss to the first place Bombers. On Sunday the Railroaders travel to Madisonville to take on the Miners, while the Oilers go to Dubois for a game with the Bombers. Complete box scores Click Here.


Bombers 4, Railroaders 0. (July 1, 2015) (From Dubois County) Regular Bomber fans are well familiar with the team's sluggers. However, some may have missed the fact that the Dubois County mound staff have put up some pretty impressive outings of their own. Last night's game by Zachary Aring may have been the most impressive of the season.
     The Dubois County Bombers hosted the Fulton Railroaders in a showdown of the top two teams in the Ohio Valley League last night. For the second straight night, the Bombers rode a complete game shutout to a victory, downing the Railroaders 4-0.
     After Ryan Dills shut out the Oilers Tuesday in a seven-inning doubleheader contest, Zachary Aring went the distance in last night’s victory. They were the first two shutouts of the season for the Bombers hurlers who have held opponents to a single run on six other occasions.
     Aring held the league’s most potent offense to four singles, walking only two batters while striking out seven. Only one Railroader managed to advance as far as second base all night.
     Aring also helped his cause with his glove, turning in three defensive gems. In the sixth, he started a double play on a sharply hit comebacker to the mound. In the eighth, he snared a liner that was destined for center field for the first out, and then made a reflexive catch on a one-hopper, tossing to first for the third out.
     The Bombers threatened in almost every inning, putting runners in scoring position in six different frames.
     After sitting out the last few games with a minor injury, Drake McNamara opened the second inning with a single, and came in to score on a hit by Mark Giesler. 
     Dubois County added two in the third inning. Daniel Johnson led off with a single and scored when Morgan DePew followed with another. A one-out base hit by McNamara gave Aring a 3-0 cushion.
     Johnson doubled in the home seventh, and scored on a Nick Gobert single, making the score 4-0.
     McNamara finished at 4-for-4, Gobert 3-for-3, and Johnson doubled twice to lead the 13-hit Bomber attack. Clay Reece had two of Fulton's hits.
     Aring’s seven strikeouts ties him with Fulton starting pitcher Charlie Hecht for the league lead with 33 strikeouts on the season. Both pitchers records now stand at 3-2.
     Dubois County runs their winning streak to four games. It is their third string of four or more wins thus far in the season. Their league-best record improves to 18-8. Fulton falls to 15-11. The Railroaders drop into a tie for third with the idle Madisonville Miners. Complete box scores Click Here.


Miners 6, Railroaders 2. (June 30, 2015) Both the Miners (14-10) and Railroaders (15-10) matched with 9 hits and 2 errors each, but Madisonville made better use of their offense to extend their winning streak to 4 straight games. The Railroaders’ 6-2 loss at home broke a 4 game winning streak for Fulton and places the Miners only a ½ behind the second place Railroaders. Both teams also matched in leaving 8 runners on base.
     The Miners took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning. Matt Walsh singled, stole 2nd and made home on a Wesley Birchmeier RBI single. 
     Madisonville extended their lead in the 3rd inning scoring 2 more runs. Gabe Franlkin reached on an error followed by a walk for Connor Moss. Both advanced a base on a sacrifice bunt then scored on a 2 RBI single from Nolan Ramsey.
     The Railroaders finally got on the board in the in the 5th inning. RBI singles by Clay Reece and Brad Baldwin drove in two runners that had reached base on 2 Miner errors. The score now 3-2 in Madisonville’s favor.
     The Miners piled on 3 insurance runs in the 8th inning. Shane Connahan doubled to begin the inning and went to third on a sacrifice bunt. Wesley Birchmeier then reached first on a infield grounder that was fielded and held to hold the runner at third base. A walk then loaded the bases allowed for a Gabe Franklin RBI ground out for one scored followed up by a 2 RBI single from Connor Moss. The final score was sealed at 6-2.
     Starter Mathias Brewers earned the win for a good performance on the mound for 6 1/3 innings. He gave up 8 hits for 2 runs (one earned), had only 1 walk and struck out 8 batters. Nicholas Purpera and Colin Hudson closed out the game for Madisonville.
     The loss goes to Logan Parrett who went for 6 innings. He allowed only 5 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 2 walks and 3 strikeouts. Chandler Amason, Kyle Estand, and Trey Tigart combined for the final 3 innings giving up 4 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 7, Oilers 3. (June 29, 2015) (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers reached the halfway point of the 2015 season with Monday night's home game against visiting Fulton, but it was the Railroaders who turned the game their way for keeps, winning by the final score 7 to 3.
     Fulton scored first with one run in the top of the 2nd inning. Colton Aldridge doubled with one out. An out later, he scored as Lucas Eliason reached on a defensive error. The Railroaders added one run more in top of the 3rd inning. With one out, Griffin Neuer doubled. Clay Reece walked, and a strikeout later, Kipp Moore also walked to load the bases. Aldridge returned to the plate and walked as well -- earning an RBI for Neuer scoring.
     The Oilers answered with all three home team runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Ben Rhodes opened the home half with a double. A deep ground out to the right side of second base moved Rhodes on to third base. Rhodes scored on a RBI single by Tyler Tichenor. Another ground out put Tichenor on second base. Ty Broady followed with a 2-RBI home run over the right field fence, driving in both Tichenor and himself. After three complete innings the Oilers led the game by a 3 to 2 score, but the hometown lead was all-too brief.
     It seemed the Railroaders immediately began the process of topping the Owensboro output and scored 4 decisive runs in the top of the 4th inning. Eliason batted first and was hit by a pitch. John Anderson singled and Jacob Elliot walked, loading the bases with no outs. A wild pitch brought Eliason across and moved the other runners up one base each. Neuer walked to re-load the bases for Fulton ... with no outs. Then Reece was hit by a pitch, the battering batted in Anderson. A 2-RBI single by Brad Baldwin scored both Elliot and Neuer. Three consecutive outs followed a pitching change, but Fulton steamed back into the lead 6 to 3.
     The Railroaders scored once more in the top of the 9th inning. Drew Greenwood singled with one away. Eliason followed with a double, pushing Greenwood over to third base. Anderson reached on a defensive error that allowed Greenwood in as Eliason stayed put. 
     The Oilers got a one out double from Riley Benner in the bottom of the 9th inning, but he got no farther than third base before the end of the game.
     Owensboro starter Charlie Dishman takes the loss, while Fulton starter Justin Hayden collects the win in his second consecutive start against the Oilers at Owensboro. Three Oiler relievers combined to give their team a chance by allowing just one unearned run over 5.67 innings. Fulton reliever Trey Tigart provided two scoreless innings that his team's tack-on run in the 9th made a non-save situation. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 4, Hoppers 3. (June 27, 2015) Down by two runs and at home, the Railroaders came from behind in the final inning of play to triumph over the Hoppers with a 4-3 score. 
     The Hoppers jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Ernie de la Trinidad led the game off with doubled and then scored from a Will Olson RBI single.
     Fulton tied the game in the bottom half of the second. A Tyler Bearden led off with a single and made third base following a bunt single by Kipp Moore and Jacob Elliott walk. With the bases loaded and no outs, The Hoppers turned a 4-6-3 double play allowing Bearden to score.
     The Hoppers quickly regained the lead in the third. Once more Ernie de la Trinidad started the inning with a walk, stole second and scored on a Matt Crowder RBI single giving Hoptown a 2-1 lead.
     Hoptown added an insurance run in the eighth inning. Matt Crowder singled, advanced to second on a passed ball and to third on a Railroader error. With 2 outs, Mitch Gallagher drove in Crower with a single to give the Hoppers a 2 run advantage.
     The Hoppers relieved their starter Bryan Cruse in the bottom of the eighth and brought in Christian Myers who held Fulton scoreless for the inning. At this point in the game, the Railroaders had only managed 2 hits off starter Cruse through 7 innings, and got 2 more off of Myers in the eighth but could not score. 
     Going into the ninth the Railroaders brought in Kyle Estand to hold the Hoppers at bay. The Hoppers were unable to add more runs. 
     In the bottom of the ninth with one out, the Railroaders mounted their comeback. Clay Reece, Lucas Eliason, and Drew Greenwood all singled to load the bases. Colton Aldridge followed getting a RBI walk to draw within a run of the Hoptown lead. Following a strikeout for the second out, the fate of the game rested on the shoulders of Brad Baldwin. With a full count at the plate and the runners off with the pitch, Baldwin shot a hard bounding grounder past the infield into shallow left field for a game winning 2 RBI single. 
     On the mound for Fulton; starter Dillon Symon went for 6 innings, gave up 5 hits, 2 earned runs, walked 3 and had 4 strikeouts. Logan Parret threw for 2 innings for 3 hits, one run (unearned), no walks and 3 strikouts. Kyle Estand takes the win for the final inning allowing one hit and handed out 2 strikeouts.
     A good game for Hoptown starter Bryan Cruse for his 7 innings, allowing only 2 hits one unearned run, 3 walks and 8 strikeouts. Christian Myers takes the loss for 1 2/3 innings giving up 6 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 walks and had 2 strikeouts. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 6, Bombers 2. (June 26, 2015) The Railroaders (13-9) rally in the late innings to tie then take the lead to beat the Dubois County Bombers (14-7) in Fulton.
     The Bombers broke a scoreless game in the third inning from a Noah Sadler homerun for 2 RBI bringing home Nick Barrientos who reached base on a single. for a 2-0 lead. A strong pitching performance by Bomber starter Kyle Ward, backed by a good defense, kept the Railroaders in check through 5 innings. 
     In the bottom of sixth, the Railroaders began their comeback. Lucas Eliason lead off with a walk then Clay Reece reached base on a bunt. Griffin Neuer followed with a single to load the bases. A pitching change by the Bombers brought in Hunter Spencer who quickly got 2 outs. Tyler Bearden came to bat next and hit a 2 RBI single to tie the game up.
     The Bombers threaten to retake in the eighth after Barrientos was hit by a pitch, batted to second and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Daniel Johnson followed on a walk to first, and that was all for Fulton starter Kyle Ward. Eddie Mathis relieved Ward on the mound and shut down the Bombers.
     In the bottom half of the eight the Railroaders moved ahead adding 4 runs. A game winning RBI single by Kipp Moore gave Fulton the lead. Three walks, an error and a fielder’s choice accounted for the extra 3 scores to make the final 6-2 win for Fulton.
     The win goes to Eddie Mathis as the pitcher of record, entering the game tied. Hunter Spencer takes the loss for one inning pitched giving up the go ahead score.
     The second place Railroaders gain a game in the standings and are now 1 ½ games behind the first place Bombers. Complete box scores Click Here.


Miners 4, Railroaders 2  - game 1. (June 25, 2015) The Miners (9-9) and Railroaders (12-9) split their doubleheader on Thursday in Madisonville with the Miners taking the first game. 
     The Miners took a 4-0 lead after four innings of play. Madisonville totaled 6 hits with 3 RBI and played error free in the field. Shane Connahan was best for the Miners at the plate going 2-for-3 with a RBI and score on a solo homerun. 
     The Railroaders were held scoreless until the final seventh inning. The late rally by the Railroaders fell short after scoring 2 runs and leaving the tying runs on base. 
     Drew Mullinax took the win for the Miners pitching the full seven innings striking out 4, walking no batters and giving up the 2 earned Railroader runs.
     Starter Lee Haeberle takes the loss for Fulton going 5 innings with 4 strikeouts, no walks and tagged for 4 runs (3 earned) and gave up 4 hits. Chandler Amason completed the game with one inning pitched for 2 hits. Box scores Click Here.

 

Railroaders 6, Miners 0 - game 2. (June 25, 2015) The Railroaders won the second game shutting out the Miners to finish the doubleheader.
     The Railroaders put up their 6 earned runs with 10 game hits total. Lucas Eliason was 2-for-4 with 2 doubles, a RBI and one score. Brad Baldwin went 2-for-4 and 2 RBI with a double. Griffin Neuer was 2-for-3, a RBI, one score and had a double. Clay Reece (1-for-3) added a RBI and scored once.
     Miners Cory Finkler and Wesley Birchmeier both went 2-for-3 on the evening and both had a double each in the game.
     Charlie Hecht gets the win for Fulton for the complete 7-inning game pitched. He gave up 5 hits, no walks and had 3 strikeouts.
     Starter Yancey Pritchett takes the loss for 4 1/3 innings allowing 6 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 walks and had 6 strikeouts. 
     The two teams ended the night as they started in the standings with the Railroaders in second place 1 1/2 games ahead of the third place Miners. Box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 4, Oilers 3. (June 24, 2015) (From Owensboro) After an extended road stint and rain dates the Owensboro Oilers played a game in Owensboro for the first time since June 12th. The Oilers could not make a triumphant return to Chautauqua Park out of Wednesday night though, edged out over the course of the game by the visiting Fulton Railroaders in a 4 to 3 final score.
     The Railroaders scored first with one run in the top of the 1st inning. Griffin Neuer doubled to lead off the game. He was bunted over to third base. Tyler Hilton followed with a RBI sacrifice fly bringing Neuer in.
     Owensboro took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the 1st inning. Ben Rhodes started the home half with a walk. Alfredo Bohorques singled, sending Rhodes over to third base. Bohorques stole second base. A RBI groundout by Tyler Tichenor plated Rhodes and replaced him on third base with Bohorques. Aaron King reached on a RBI fielder's choice unsuccessful at taking Bohorques out from scoring the second run. At the end of an inning the score was 2 to 1 for the home team. The Oilers added one run in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Riley Benner opened with a single. He was sacrificed over to second base. Benner got to third base as Rhodes reached on a error. Rhodes was caught stealing second base and Benner held when Bohorques reached on a fielder's choice. Tichenor delivered a two-out RBI single for Benner's run. After two innings the home team led 3 to 1.
     Fulton came back one run at a time, starting with a run in the top of the 5th inning. Jacob Elliot led off with a walk. Neuer followed with a single and Elliot moved to third base. The Oilers seemed to have Neuer caught for a run down, but the ball escaped in the realization that both Fulton runners were on the move. Elliot scored while Neuer raced around second base. Third baseman Braxton Morris wrangled the ball and tagged Neuer out, but the damage was already done. The home lead shrank to 3 to 2. 
     The Railroaders plated the tying run in the top of the 7th inning. Neuer led off with a walk. He was bunted over to second base. Hilton followed with a RBI single. The game was a 3-3 tie after seven innings. Fulton took the lead with a final run in the top of the 8th inning. Kip Moore led off with a double. Two outs later, he was still on second base when a walk to Elliot extended the inning for Neuer's RBI single to bring in Moore. Heading into the bottom of the 8th inning the Railroaders now led 4 to 3. That score held to become final.
     Fulton reliever Brad Parret came on in the bottom of the 7th inning for three full innings. He was the pitcher of record when the Railroaders took the lead in the 8th inning, and he gets the win. Oilers reliever Will Birch surrendered Fulton's go-ahead run and takes the loss. Box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 9, Hoppers 3 - game 1 in 7 innings. (June 22, 2015) (From Hopkinsville) The Fulton Railroaders and Hoptown Hoppers started early and played late in their double-header in Hopkinsville on Monday, starting their first game at 5:09 p.m. and making the last out of the latter game at 11:37 p.m., splitting the games with Fulton winning the first game 9-3 and the Hoppers finally getting the second game 4-3 in 13 innings.
     In the first game, the Hoppers (7-10) scored in the first inning when Ernie de la Trinidad led off with a single, went to second on a sacrifice bunt, went to third on a single by Will Olson and scored on a single by Matt Crowder to give Hoptown an early 1-0 lead.
     In the third inning, Hoptown scored again, when John Davis reached on a two-base error, went to third on a groundout and scored on a Crowder single to put the Hoppers ahead 2-0.
     Fulton (10-8) had been retired in order in the first three innings, but batted around in the fourth and fifth innings, plating three runs in the fourth when Griffin Neuer led off with a walk and Tyler Hilton and Brad Baldwin each had bunt singles to load the bases. A wild pitch scored Neuer and moved the runners up a base, and Kyle Uhrich walked to load the bases again. Hilton scored on a sac fly and Lucas Eliason singled in Baldwin to give the Railroaders a 3-2 lead.
     Hoptown scored a run in the fourth when Hunter Losekamp drew a two-out walk, went to second on a de la Trinidad single and scored on a double by John Davis to knot the game at 3-3.
     In the Fulton fifth, the Railroaders scored three more runs when Neuer led off with a single, went to second on an error and scored on a single by Baldwin. Uhrich singled Baldwin to third, and Tyler Bearden walked to load the bases. A wild pitch scored Baldwin, and an Eliason single plated Uhrich to five Fulton a 6-3 lead.
     The Railroaders added two more runs in the sixth inning with back-to-back home runs by Baldwin and Uhrich. Fulton tacked on the final run in the seventh inning when Kipp Moore walked, went to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on an Eliason single for the final 9-3 tally.
     Fulton was led at the plate by Baldwin, who went 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and two runs batted in. Uhrich went 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs and an RBI, while Eliason went 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Neuer scored two runs for the Railroaders.
     Hoptown was paced by Crowder, who went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Davis, who had a double.
     Charlie Hecht (2-1) got the win in relief for Fulton, allowing one hit, striking out three and walking one in 2 1/3 innings. Kyle Ward started for the Railroaders, allowing three runs (two earned) on four hits, striking out three and walking three in 3 2/3 innings. Kyle Estand pitched the seventh inning for Fulton, allowing a hit and walking one.
     Jordan Martin (1-2) took the loss for Hoptown in relief, allowing six runs on seven hits, striking out three and walking four in 3 1/3 innings. Will Bishop started for the Hoppers, allowing three runs on three hits, striking out three and walking three in 3 2/3 innings. Box scores Click Here.

 

Hoppers 4, Railroaders 3 - game 2 in 13 innings. (From Hopkinsville) The second game went 13 innings, with the Hoppers finally putting an end to the fun with a run in the bottom of the 13th.
     Fulton opened the scoring in the top of the second when Uhrich led off with a double, went to third on a sac bunt and scored on a balk to give the Railroaders an early 1-0 lead.
     Hoptown tied the game in the fifth inning when Cody Duncan drew a one-out walk, stole second, went to third on an error and scored on a single by Zac Sanders to tie the game at 1-1.
     The teams went into extra innings, and Fulton threatened to sweep the twinbill in the 10th inning when Hilton led off with a single and Baldwin walked. Both runners advanced on a groundout, and Hilton scored on a Clay Reese single. Baldwin scored on a fielder's choice to put Fulton ahead 3-1.
     In the bottom half of the inning, however, Hoptown kept things interesting. Trent Turner reached on a fielder's choice, de la Trinidad walked and Davis singled to load the bases. Turner scored on an error and Crowder walked in de la Trinidad to retie the game at 3-3.
     In the bottom of the 13th inning, Chris Jones led off with a single and Cody Duncan had a bunt single. Both runners advanced on a sac bunt, and Turner sent the fans home with an RBI single, scoring Jones and closing out the game with a 4-3 score.
     The teams left 30 runners on base, with Fulton stranding 17 batters and Hoptown leaving 13.
     Hoptown was led at the plate by Will Olson, who went 2-for-6 with a double, and Bo Coolen, who went 2-for-4 with a double. Turner went 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI. 
     Clayton Conner had the big bat of the day for Fulton, going 5-for-6 with two doubles. Tyler Hilton went 3-for-6 with a double, a triple and a run scored, and Neuer went 2-for-7. Uhrich had a double for the Railroaders.
     On the mound, Davis (1-0) got the win for the Hoppers, allowing four hits and walking one in 3 1/3 innings. Brady Walsh started for Hoptown, allowing one run on seven hits, striking out three and walking two in seven innings of work. Christian Myers came on in the eighth inning, allowing two runs on five hits, striking out two and walking two in 2 2/3 innings.
     Estand (0-1) took the loss in his second game of the night, allowing one run on five hits in 2 1/3 innings. Dillon Symon started for the Railroaders, allowing one run on five hits, striking out seven and walking two in seven innings. Lee Haeberle allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit, striking out four and walking three in three innings. Box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 10, Bombers 2. (June 20, 2015)  The second place Railroaders (9-7) gained a game on the first place Bombers (11-6) with an overpowering victory in Fulton. The Railroaders used 10 hits and 6 errors to help with the 10-2 win while the Bombers could only managed 2 hits in the game.

     Fulton choose to to use 9 players without a designated hitter with Kyle Uhrich making his first appearance on the mound for the Railroaders.  

     The Railroaders scored first with one run in the 1st inning. Kipp Moore (1-for-3) doubled to drive in Griffin Neuer who lead off with single and had advanced to 2nd on an error.

     The Bombers quickly answered in the 2nd with a lead off solo home run by Drake McNamara (2-for-3) to tie the game at one each.

     Fulton retook the lead in the 3rd inning with no hits using 2 walks, 2 hit-by-pitch batters and a ground out to make the score 3-1.

     The Bombers answered once more in the top of the 4rh getting one run from a sacrifice fly by Greg Jones scoring Nick Gobert, who'd reached third from a walk, advanced on a hit batter and a balk. The score now 3-2 in favor of Fulton.

     The Railroaders began to pull away in the bottom half of the 4th. Clayton Conner singled (2-for-4) and scored from an error that got Brad Baldwin on base. Baldwin then crossed home off a Tyler Hilton (2-for-3) single.  The score now stood at 5-2.

     Fulton piled on 3 more runs in the 6th inning using 2 hits, a sac fly and taking advantage of 3 Bomber errors. The Railroaders followed up in the 7th inning with a 2 RBI homer off the bat of Tyler Hilton, completing the score 10-2.  

     The win goes to Griffin Neuer who pitch 2 1/3 innings in relief. He allowed one hit, no walks and struck out 3 batters. Starter Kyle Uhrich gave up one hit, 2 runs (one earned) and had 8 strike outs for 4 2/3 innings, just one out short of 5 innings required for a starter's win. Kyle Estand completed the game for Fulton throwing for the final 2 innings with no hits or walks and 3 strike outs.

     Starter Willie Poe takes the loss for Dubois County for 4 innings giving up 5 hits, 5 runs (2 earned), 2 walks and had 4 strike outs. Zachary Aring, Jay Prior, and Derek Flaugher combined to finish the remainder of the game for the Bombers. Box scores Click Here.


Railroaders @ Miners - PPD Rain. (June 19, 2015)  Tonight's game has in Madisonville been postponed due to rain. Rescheduled for June 25 as part of a doubleheader in Madisonville.


Railroaders 10, Oilers 9. (June 18, 2015)  After giving up a 7-3 lead in the top of the ninth allowing the Oilers to score 6 runs, the Railroaders redeemed themselves scoring 3 runs in the final bottom half to win in Fulton. 

     The Railroaders and Oilers both shelled out 12 hits each on the evenings. The Railroaders plagued with 7 errors allowed 6 unearned runs to score. The Oilers had only 2 errors and gave up 5 unearned runs. Fulton left 13 runners on board base and Owensboro stranded 9 men.

     Fulton took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning, scoring off 2 hits, a passed ball and a ground out RBI. 

     Owensboro tied the game in the third with 2 scores using only one hit and 3 Railroader errors. The Oilers took a 3-2 lead in the top of the fourth inning on a RBI single scoring a runner who had reached base hit by a pitch.

     The Railroaders answered in the bottom half of the fourth with one run to tie the game once more. Bottom the fifth Fulton put up 3 more runs from 3 hits and one Oiler error.  The Railroaders added another run in the sixth to extend their lead 7-3.

     Both teams stalled until the top of the ninth when the Oilers mounded a comeback scoring 6 runs on 5 hits and 2 more Railroaders errors.

     Trailing 9-7 the Railroaders lead off the bottom of the ninth with a solo home run from Drew Greenwood (2-for-4). Following the homer; a walk, an error and an intentional walk loaded the bases for Fulton with no outs. The Oilers then turned a double play to second and first base but allow another run to score and tie the game 9-9.  With a runner on third, Kyle Uhrich (3-for-6) hit his only RBI single into right field to get the win for Fulton.

     Additional scoring hits for Fulton came from Kipp Moore with 2 RBI, and one RBI each by Brad Baldwin and Jacob Elliott.

     Owensboro got single RBI from Alferdo Bohorques, Riley Benner, Aaron King, Braxton Morris, Jacke Wilson, and Josh Wetzel for 6 total. 

     A total sum of 9 pitchers threw from the mound, Railroaders 3 and the Oilers used 6.  Trey Tigart who finished the top of the ninth in relief gets the win for Fulton as the pitcher of record when the Railroaders retook the lead to win in the bottom half of the inning. Austin Bartle responsible for the 3 runners who scored to win takes the loss for Owensboro.  Complete Box scores Click Here.


Railroaders @ Hoppers - PPD. (June 16, 2015)  The game between the Railroaders and Hoppers in Hopkinsville has been postponed after play was stopped in the bottom of the 3rd inning due to weather. The game has been rescheduled for Monday, June 22 as part of a doubleheader in Hopkinsville. Each game will be 7 innings each.


Bombers 6, Railroaders 5. (June 15, 2015)  The Bombers (10-4) and Railroaders (7-7) scuffled hard as the Bombers finally held on to win by one run and extend their winning steak to six games. Defensive miscues by both teams added to the drama. 

     Fulton jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first inning with an unearned run off the first Bomber error.

     In the top of fourth the Bombers took a 3-1 lead from a Greg Jones homerun with two runners aboard due to 2 Railroader errors in the inning. 

     Fulton tied the game 3-3 in bottom half of the fourth with lead off single followed by a 2 RBI homer for Colton Aldridge.

     The Bombers responded top of the fifth, in kind, with a lead off single and an immediate 2 RBI homer by Daniel Johnson. The Bombers added their final run in the seventh to make the score 6-3.

     The Railroaders scratched back scoring one run using a second Bomber error in the eighth. In the bottom of the ninth, Brad Baldwin lead off with a solo homerun to draw Fulton within a run. With 2 outs and walked tying run aboard, pop out to short ended the game.

     At the plate for DC; Greg Jones was most productive with his 1-for-5 and 3 RBI homerun, along with Daniel Johnson who was 2-for-5 with his 2 RBI homerun and 2 scores

     For Fulton; Colton Aldridge lead the effort going 1-for-3, his 2 RBI homerun and 2 scores, followed by Brad Baldwin who was 4-for-5 an RBI and one score.

     Starter Zachary Aring gets the win for 5 1/3 innings pitched. He allowed 6 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 2 walks and had 5 strikeouts.  Willie Poe went for 2 2/3 innings and was hit 4 times with 2 runs (one earned), a walk and 3 strikeouts.  Nicholas Scheller earned save pitching the final 3 outs and walking only one batter.

     The loss goes to Dillon Symon with 5 innings of work giving up 5 hits, 5 runs (3 earned), issued 3 walks and one strikeout.  Charlie Hecht pitched for one inning, 2 hits, one unearned run and a strikeout. Kyle Ward completed the final 3 innings allowing only one hit, no runs scored and struck out 5 batters.

     The Railroaders fall to 7-7 and 3 games behind DC. The Bombers remain on top in the standings at 10-4 with the Miners in second 2 1/2 games back. Box scores Click Here.


Miners 5, Railroaders 3. (June 14, 2015)  The Madisonville Miners ((6-5) used early and well-timed hits to beat the home-standing Fulton Railroaders (7-6) to extend their winning steak to 5 games. The Miners move into second place by percentage points over the Railroaders with both teams now 2 games behind the Bombers.  

     For the Miners Carlton Peppers was 3-for-5,and began the game with a lead-off double and made third on a Connor Moss single who was also 3-for-5 on the evening. Cory Finkler drove Peppers home with a sacrifice fly.

     The Railroaders answered in the bottom of the first with a Griffin Neuer lead-off with a solo home run, the first of three Fulton homers on the evening. 

     Madisonville quickly regained the lead in the second inning scoring 2 runs from a Gabe Franklin RBI fielder's choice plus a RBI double by Carlton Peppers, his second 2B..

     The Miners widened their led in the fourth. Matt Walsh doubled and made home on a Fulton throwing error. JD Minor singled advance on the error and scored on a Connor Moss bunt RBI single to bring the score to 5-1 Miners.

     The Railroaders added their final runs with a lead-off home run by Brad Baldwin in the eighth, and another solo homer in the ninth by Clayton Connor. 

     Kyle Vedrode takes the win for the Miners going 5 innings allowing 5 hits, one earned run, a walk and had 3 strikeouts. Mathias Brewers, Jake Gill and Matt Peacock combined in middle relief for 3 1/3 innings. Nicholas Purpera picks up a save for the final 2/3 inning of work.  

     The loss goes to Railroaders starter Logan Parrett who struggled for one and a 1/3 innings before being pulled; giving up 4 hits, one walk and 3 earned runs. Trey Tigart, Eddie Mathis and Lucas Eliason teamed together to complete game with only Tigart getting tagged for 2 unearned runs. Box scores Click Here.


Strike Out Cancer night. (June 14, 2015)  Saturday night's game in Fulton yielded $1,270 to help fight cancer. The special event night was sponsored by Citizen's Bank of Hickman and Fulton for their Relay of Life team.  The Railroaders and Citizen's Bank thank all who contributed to this worthy effort. For a list of auction winners who phoned in bids Click Here for more information.


Strike Out Cancer night. (June 14, 2015)  Saturday night's game in Fulton yielded $1,270 to help fight cancer. The special event night was sponsored by Citizen's Bank of Hickman and Fulton for their Relay of Life team.  The Railroaders and Citizen's Bank thank all who contributed to this worthy effort. For a list of auction winners who phoned in bids Click Here for more information.


Railroaders 8, Oilers 3. (June 13, 2015)  The Railroaders (7-5) took advantage of the Owensboro Oilers (4-8) pitching and cruised to an 8-3 victory in Fulton. 

     An early first inning lead for Fulton came when Griffin Neuer (2-for-4) walked, advanced to second on a sac bunt, made third on a wild pitch then scored off a sacrifice fly by Brad Baldwin (0-for-2). The Railroaders added a second run in the fifth after Tyler Hilton (2-for-3) singled, stole second and scored off a RBI ground ruled double by Luca Eliason (1-for-3) to make the score 2-0..

     With two outs in the sixth, the Railroaders extended their lead putting up 3 more runs using a Kyle Uhrich (1-for-4) double to start, followed by a series of 4 walks and 2 wild pitches.

     The Oilers finally got on the board in the top of the seventh.. Ty Broader (0-for-2) walked to lead off the inning, Braxton Morris (1-for-3) was hit by pitch and Conner McHugh (1-for-4) singled to load the bases for Owensboro. Tyler Shewmaker  (1-for-4) then grounded into a double play that sent one run across home plate. A Josh Wetzel (1-for-4) single drove in Morris from third to make the score 5-2.

     The Railroaders answered in the bottom half of the seventh with 3 runs using 2 hits, 2 Oiler errors, a wild pitch and second sacrifice fly from Brad Baldwin.

     With score now 8-2, the Oilers manage their final run in the eight inning.  Alfredo Bohorquies (1-for-3) singled, advance to third on a pinch hit by Riley Benner, and scored from a Ty Broady sacrifice fly.

     Fulton starter Lee Haeberle (2-0) earned his second win for 6 2/3 innings on the mound.  Haeberle allowed 4 hits, 2 runs (one earned), walked 3 and struck out 5 batters. Trey Tigart threw 1 1/3 innings and Kyle Ward for one inning to close out for the Railroaders.

     Taking the  loss for Owensboro was starter Damon Davis who went 5 2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits, 5 earned runs, 3 walks and no strikeouts.  Relievers Peyton Johnson, Trey Robledo, and Tyler Solomon completed the evening for the Oilers.

     The Railroaders continue in Fulton on Sunday hosting the Miners who were rained out on the night in Madisonville. The Oilers head to Dubois County on Sunday to take on the Bombers. Box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 9, Hoppers 0. (June 11, 2015)  (From Hopkinsville) The Fulton Railroaders defeated the Hopkinsville Hoppers 9 to 0 in front of 289 fans in Hopkinsville on Thursday evening.  Charlie Hecht picked up the victory for the Railroaders, pitching an complete game four hitter, striking out 8 in the process.  Brady Walsh suffered the loss for Hopkinsville, surrendering 7 runs in 6 innings of work.  Fulton collected 11 hits in the contest, led by Jacob Elliott with a single, home run, and 2 RBI, Griffin Neuer with a single, triple, 2 RBI and 2 runs scored, and Brad Baldwin with a home run and 2 RBI. Box scores Click Here.


Bombers 8, Railroaders 1. (June 10, 2015)  (From Dubois County): The Dubois County Bombers rolled to their 6th victory in their last 8 games, thumping the Fulton Railroaders 8-1. The win gives the Bombers sole possession of the top spot in the Ohio Valley League with one-quarter of the season complete.
     Dubois County scored two runs on one hit in the first inning. DH Alec Mueller singled with one out. First baseman Nick Gobert was hit by a pitch. Left fielder Drake McNamara walked, as did second baseman Morgan DePew to force in the first Bomber score. Catcher Greg Jones followed with a sacrifice fly for the early 2-0 advantage.
     The Bombers added a pair in the second inning. Shortstop Thomas Rea and right fielder Noah Sadler both singled with one out. Mueller followed with a double to make it a 4-0 game.
     Fulton tallied their only score of the night in the third. After reaching on an error, Griffin Neuer came home on a sacrifice fly by Brad Baldwin. Poe limited Fulton to that single unearned run on three hits in six innings of work. 
     Zach Freeman and Derek Flaugher came out of the Bomber bullpen to hold the high-powered Railroader attack at bay for the rest of the game.
     The Bombers added four runs in the eighth inning, effectively putting the game out of reach. Two walks, a sacrifice hit, and a wild pitch scored Jones. Rea chipped in an RBI single. Sadler bounced a triple off of the League Stadium fence, scoring Rea. Gobert brought Sadler in with a line drive double down the left field line to round out the scoring.
     Poe picks up the victory to join teammate Devin Williams with two wins. Poe drops his ERA to a nifty 0.68. Haydon falls to 1-2 for Fulton.
     Sadler and Rea had three hits each. Both scored twice and had an RBI. Mueller added a pair of hits and two RBIs. 
     Although Dubois County now sits atop the OVL standings, there is a 3-team logjam just one game behind them. Fulton, Madisonville, and Hopkinsville are all at an even .500 on the young season, just one game off the pace. Last place Owensboro is only two games behind the league leaders.
     The Bombers travel to Madisonville tonight to face the Miners (4-4). Fulton (5-5) travels to Hopkinsville (4-4). Bo
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Miners 6, Railroaders 5 in 12 innings. (June 9, 2015)  (From Madisonville):  Madisonville Miner catcher Andrew Tanous delivered a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the 12th inning to drive in Cory Finkler from third base, and the Madisonville Miners (4-4) defeated the Fulton Railroaders (5-4) by the score of 6-5 Tuesday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium.
     The win gives Madisonville a four-game winning streak and moves the Miners 1/2-game back from first place Fulton and Dubois County
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Railroaders 8, Oilers 0. (June 8, 2015) Eddie Mathis handed the home team Railroaders (5-3) a complete game shutout over the visiting Owensboro Oilers (4-4). For his 9 inning winning effort, Mathis allowed 4 hits, one walk and struck out 9 batters, and got his first win on the season from two starts.

     Fulton's offense on the evening produced 11 hits which included a John Anderson (1-for-3) two RBI homerun in the second inning to start the scoring for the Railroaders. Jacob Elliott was 3-for-4, scored 2 and had a RBI. Griffin Neuer went 3-for-5 with a RBI and run scored. Brad Baldwin was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI.

     The Oilers' best opportunity to score was in the first inning where they got 2 of their total 4 hits.  Tyler Tichenor started the game with bunt single and made second off a Alferdo Bohorques sacrifice bunt.  Ty Broader followed with an infield single as the Railroaders held Tichenor at second base. Tichenor then tryed to steal third but a 1-5 throw caught him to end the threat.

     Taking the loss for Owensboro is Ryan Flores who went for 3 1/3 innings.  John Hakmoller handle 2 2/3 innings with Ben Rhodes and Tyler Solomon completing an inning each to finish the game.

     The win puts the Railroaders on top in the standings by a game over the Oilers and Bomber (4-4) who were idle tonight. The Hoppers and Miners were rained out, both teams 1.5 games back. The standings remain tight. Box scores Click Here.


Hoppers 6, Railroaders 5. (June 5, 2015) (From Hopkinsville)  The homestanding Hoptown Hoppers spoiled a late rally by Fulton, scoring a run in the bottom of the ninth to steal a 6-5 win Friday.
     Hoptown (2-4) opened the game with four runs in the bottom of the first, but Fulton (4-3) plated three in the top of the ninth to tie the game at 5-5.
     In the bottom of the ninth, Hoptown's Matt Dunleavy drew a one-out walk, as did Neil Williams and Jimmy Cubillos to load the bases.
Reliever Kyle Estand came on to face Ernie de la Trinidad, who hit a grounder between first and second. Estand fielded the ball with his back to the plate, turned and fired to home in an effort to prevent Dunlevy from scoring, but he crossed the plate ahead of the throw for the game-winner.
     Hoptown was led at the plate by de la Trinidad. who went 3-for-5 with a run, a run batted in and two stolen bases, and John Davis, who went 3-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Chris Jones went 2-for-5 with a double and Dunlevy had two RBIs. The Hoppers left 15 runners on base.
     Fulton was paced y Tyler Hilton, who went 3-for-4 with a double, and Griffin Neuer. who went 2-for-5 with a solo home run, two runs scored and two RBIs. The Railroaders left nine runners on base.
     Jordan Martin (1-1) got the win, allowing no hits and no runs. Parker Cash started the game for the Hoppers, allowing two runs on seven hits, striking out four and walking three in seven innings. Christian Myers came on in the eighth, striking out one and walking two in an inning. Jordan Reynolds got credit for a full inning in the ninth, allowing three runs on two hits and walking one.
     For Fulton, Greg Casper (0-1) took the loss, allowing one run on no hits, striking out one and walking five in 1 1/3 innings. Lee Haeberle started for the Railroaders, allowing five runs on 11 hits, striking out five and walking four in 4 2/3 innings. Justin Hayden came on in the fifth, allowing no runs on one hit, striking out one and walking one in 1 1/3 innings. Chandler Amason started the seventh, striking out one in one inning of work. Amason was relieved by Casper in the eighth, and Estand faced on batter in the ninth
.  Box scores Click Here.


Bombers 5, Railroaders 4.  (June 4, 2015)  The Dubois County Bombers (4-2) used of 3 opponent miscues to produce 4 unearned runs and added one earned run to beat the Railroaders (4-2) at home in Fulton.

     Both teams struggled to score until the top of the 5th inning when the Bombers finally broke broke the ice scoring 2 runs as Alex Ralph (1-for-3) and Ryan Keck (4-for-4) both singled then advanced to score on 2 Railroader errors.

     The 2-0 Bomber led remained in place until the 9th inning as Dubois put up 3 more scores off a third Railroader error and RBI singles from both Ryan Keck and Nick Gobert (1-for-5).

     The Railroaders finally woke up in the bottom half of the 9th. With one out, Carlos Williams reached on a Bomber error and Tyler Hilton doubled to put two men on base. Brad Baldwin followed with a 2 RBI single.  A Clay Reece single put a second runner on base.  Then Kipp Moore (2-for-4) and Kyle Uhrich (4-for -5) both singled for a RBI each to close within a run of the Dubois 5-4 led. The comeback effort finally failed with a strikeout and ground ball force out at second with the bases loaded.

     The Bombers held the Railroaders scoreless through 8 innings with superb pitching. Starter and winner Ryan Dill threw for 5 innings allowing 3 hits and 2 walks and had 7 strikeouts. Reliever Nicholas Scheller pitched for the next 3 innings giving up 3 hits, a walk and struck out 2 batters. Derek Flaugher started the 9th but fell victim to the Railroader rally giving up giving up 4 hits and 4 runs (3 earned) for only a 1/3 inning of work.  Bomber closer Kyle Ward was called in to get the final 2 outs earned a save for the effort.

     Fulton also had a strong pitcher performance from Charlie Hecht who stayed on the mound for 7 innings.  Hecht gave up 4 hits, one walk, had 6 strikeouts but was tagged for 2 unearned runs and takes the loss.  Logan Parret pitched for 1 1/3 innings, 3 hits, 3 runs (one earned), no walks and 3 strikeouts.  Kyle Ward finished the final 2/3 innings with a strikeout and one hit.

     The Bombers working on a 4 game winning streak are tied up with Railroaders in second place in the standings.  Both teams are a half game behind the Oilers (4-1) who beat the Hoppers (1-4).  Box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 3, Miners 2 in 11 innings.  (June 3, 2015)  The home team Railroaders (4-1) fought hard to win and overcome a determined Miners (0-4) team hungry for their first victory.  

     For Madisonville it was a second straight night of extra play going past nine innings tied at 2-2, this time with the Railroaders.  In the bottom of the 11th inning, pinch hitter John Anderson led off with a walk followed by a strikeout and caught fly. Clay Reece then singled with 2 outs and advanced to second on a wild pitch along with Anderson moving to third.  The Miners intentionally walked Kipp Moore to load the bases.  Kyle Uhrich (2-for-6) got the game winning RBI with a singled down the third base line off the third baseman's glove.

     Fulton took the first and early 1-0 led in the first inning from Uhrich's first a RBI single, driving in Brad Baldwin (1-for-4) who led off with a walk and was advanced with a sacrifice bunt by Clay Reece (1-for-4). 

     Madisonville tied the game in the third at 1-1 after Logan Hopple (3-for-4) singled, reached third on a batted ball and wild pitch, then scored on a ground out. The Miners took a short lived 2-1 led in the fourth when Cory Finkler (2-for-5) singled and advanced to third on another hit, then scored on a sacrifice fly by Tyler Greiner (1-for-4).  

     Fulton answered in the bottom of the fourth inning with a led off solo homerun by Clayton Conner (1-for-5) that tied the game at 2-2 until the eleventh inning. 

     Kyle Ward (2-0) is the pitcher of record and takes his second win in relief getting the final Miner out with the game tied.  Fulton starter Dillon Symon pitched 7 innings giving 6 hits, 2 earned runs, a walk and had 5 strikeouts. Trey Tigart threw for 3 2/3 innings allowing 3 hits, no runs, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts.

     The Miners' starter Drew Mullinax went 3 1/3 innings followed by Jesse Ellefson for 3 2/3 innings of work.  Blaine Alvery finished the final 3 2/3 and takes the loss.  The three pitchers combined to give up 8 hits, 3 earned runs, 7 walks, and issued 10 strikeouts total.

     Defensively both teams turned one double play each.  The Railroaders were error free and the Miners committed two on the evening.

     The Railroaders remain home on Thursday to host the Bombers.  The Miners will regroup on Thursday with a day off and take on the Bombers on Friday at home in Madisonville. Box scores Click Here.


Oilers 6, Railroaders 5.  (June 2, 2015) (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers topped the visiting Fultor Railroaders on Tuesday night, winning in walk-off fashion by the final score of 6 to 5.
     Fulton scored first with two runs in the top of the 2nd inning/ Kyle Uhrich led off with a single. Tyler Hilton followed with a single. Drew Greenwood reached on a fielder's choice that put Hilton out, but advanced Uhrich. An RBI single from Clay Reece drove in Uhrich. Greenwood scored on an RBI sacrifice fly by Carlos Williams. The Railroaders added two more runs in the top of the 3rd inning. Brad Baldwin led off with a single, then advanced to second base on a wild pitch. A sacrifice fly moved Baldwin to third base. Uhrich followed with a 2-RBI home run to left field, scoring Baldwin and himself, and making it 4-0 in Fulton's favor. The Railroaders added one more run in the top of the 4th inning. Reece led off the inning hit by a pitch, he advanced to second base on a wild pitch. Lucas Eliason walked. Reece and Eliason moved up one base on another wild pitch. Williams reached on a fielder's choice used to put Reece out at the plate, taking second on the throw. Griffin Neuer walked. Eliason scored on a RBI groundout from Baldwin. Moving to the home half of the 4th inning Owensboro trailed 5 to 0.
     The Oilers collected their first two hits of the game in the bottom of the 4th inning, and broke into the scoring with three runs in the bottom of the 6th inning. Austin Bartle reached first base after a dropped third strike. Tyler Tichenor reached on a fielder's choice that put Bartle out. Tichenor stole second base. Alfredo Bohorques RBI doubled to plate Tichenor. Ty Broady followed with a single and Bohorques held at third base. Riley Benner pushed Borhorques across with an RBI groundout. Aaron King singled, A two-base error brought Broady home while sending King to third base. At the end of six complete innings the home deficit was just 5 to 3.
     Owensboro got three runs to win the game in the bottom of the 9th inning. Mark VanDenlangerberg led off with a single, Conner McHugh doubled, putting VanDenlangerberg at third base. Bartle walked to load the bases, Tichenor again reached on a fielder's choice that put Bartle out, but collected an RBI for VanDenlangerberg scoring while McHugh moved to third base. Tichenor stole second base, then a wild pitch brought McHugh in as the tying run and put Tichenor on third base. Bohorques was hit by a pitch, then advances to second base. Ty Broady was intentionally walked to set up a play-at-the plate double play scenario. Benner RBI singled through the heart of a drawn in infield to plate Tichenor and win the game.
     Conner McHugh was the pitcher of record for short relief work done in the top of the 9th inning, and he collects the comeback win. Justin Hayden faced Tichenor through Benner in the bottom of the 9th with Tichenor scoring the winning run so Hayden takes the Fulton loss
. Box scores Click Here.


Oilers 6, Railroaders 5.  (June 2, 2015) (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers topped the visiting Fultor Railroaders on Tuesday night, winning in walk-off fashion by the final score of 6 to 5.
     Fulton scored first with two runs in the top of the 2nd inning/ Kyle Uhrich led off with a single. Tyler Hilton followed with a single. Drew Greenwood reached on a fielder's choice that put Hilton out, but advanced Uhrich. An RBI single from Clay Reece drove in Uhrich. Greenwood scored on an RBI sacrifice fly by Carlos Williams. The Railroaders added two more runs in the top of the 3rd inning. Brad Baldwin led off with a single, then advanced to second base on a wild pitch. A sacrifice fly moved Baldwin to third base. Uhrich followed with a 2-RBI home run to left field, scoring Baldwin and himself, and making it 4-0 in Fulton's favor. The Railroaders added one more run in the top of the 4th inning. Reece led off the inning hit by a pitch, he advanced to second base on a wild pitch. Lucas Eliason walked. Reece and Eliason moved up one base on another wild pitch. Williams reached on a fielder's choice used to put Reece out at the plate, taking second on the throw. Griffin Neuer walked. Eliason scored on a RBI groundout from Baldwin. Moving to the home half of the 4th inning Owensboro trailed 5 to 0.
     The Oilers collected their first two hits of the game in the bottom of the 4th inning, and broke into the scoring with three runs in the bottom of the 6th inning. Austin Bartle reached first base after a dropped third strike. Tyler Tichenor reached on a fielder's choice that put Bartle out. Tichenor stole second base. Alfredo Bohorques RBI doubled to plate Tichenor. Ty Broady followed with a single and Bohorques held at third base. Riley Benner pushed Borhorques across with an RBI groundout. Aaron King singled, A two-base error brought Broady home while sending King to third base. At the end of six complete innings the home deficit was just 5 to 3.
     Owensboro got three runs to win the game in the bottom of the 9th inning. Mark VanDenlangerberg led off with a single, Conner McHugh doubled, putting VanDenlangerberg at third base. Bartle walked to load the bases, Tichenor again reached on a fielder's choice that put Bartle out, but collected an RBI for VanDenlangerberg scoring while McHugh moved to third base. Tichenor stole second base, then a wild pitch brought McHugh in as the tying run and put Tichenor on third base. Bohorques was hit by a pitch, then advances to second base. Ty Broady was intentionally walked to set up a play-at-the plate double play scenario. Benner RBI singled through the heart of a drawn in infield to plate Tichenor and win the game.
     Conner McHugh was the pitcher of record for short relief work done in the top of the 9th inning, and he collects the comeback win. Justin Hayden faced Tichenor through Benner in the bottom of the 9th with Tichenor scoring the winning run so Hayden takes the Fulton loss
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Railroaders 7, Hoppers 4.  (May 31, 2015) (From Hopkinsville)  The Fulton Railroaders held off a Hoptown Hoppers rally, scoring two runs in the seventh inning and two in the ninth to maintain the 7-4 win Sunday night.
     Fulton (3-0) led 3-1 in the middle of the fifth inning, but Hoptown (0-2) scored two runs in the bottom half of the fame to tie the game at 3-3.
     The Railroaders opened the scoring in the first inning when Brad Baldwin led off with a single and went to third when John Anderson reached on an error. Baldwin scored on a Kipp Moore single to give Fulton an early 1-0 lead.
     Hoptown responded in the bottom half of the inning when Ernie de la Trinidad led off with a single, stole second, stole third and scored on a sacrifice fly by Kyle Hubbuch to even the score at 1-1.
     Fulton struck again in the top of the third when Moore led off with a single and scored on a Kyle Uhrich double to put the Railroaders ahead 2-1. In the top of the fifth, Fulton extended its lead when Moore led off with a single, stole second and scored on a Tyler Hilton single to push the lead to 3-1.
     The Hoppers tied the score in the bottom of the sixth when Hubbuch was hit by a pitch and Trent Turner was hit by a pitch. Will Olson reached on a fielder's choice, and Hubbuch scored on an error. Matt Dunlevy singled in Turner to tie the game at 3-3.
     The Railroaders responded in the top of the seventh when Uhrich drew a two-out walk and went to second on a balk. Hilton singled in Uhrich and went to second on the throw, then scored on a Clayton Connor single to put Fulton ahead 5-3.
     The team added two insurance runs in the ninth when Carlos Williams popped a two-out single and stole second. Colton Aldridge walked, then Drew Greenwood singled in Williams. Aldridge scored on a fielding error to give Fulton a 7-3 lead.
     Hoptown added a run in the ninth when de la Trinidad walked, went to third when Cody Duncan reached on an error and scored on a groundout to end the scoring.
     Justin Hayden (1-0) got the win in relief, allowing no runs on two hits in 1 2/3 innings. Eddie Mathis started for Fulton, allowing three runs on five hits, striking out five and walking none in 5 1/3 innings. Chandler Amason  and Kyle Estand each pitched an inning each to finish the last two innings for Fulton, allowing one unearned run on no hits, striking out two and walking one.
     Christian Myers (0-1) took the loss in relief, allowing two runs on three hits and walking one in one inning. Bryan Cruse started for the Hoppers, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits, striking out five and walking one in six innings. Will Bishop came on in the eighth, allowing one hit, striking out one and walking one in one inning. Adam Ness started the ninth inning, allowing two runs (one earned) on one hit and walking one in two-thirds of an inning, and Jordan Martin closed out the game, allowing one hit in one-third of an inning.
     Moore led Fulton at the plate with a 3-for-4 night with two runs scored and a run batted in. Hilton went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run, Williams went 2-for-5 with a run and Greenwood went 2-for-5 with an RBI. Uhrich had a double for the Railroaders.
     Hoptown was paced by Dunlevy, who went 2-for-3 with an RBI. de la Trinidad scored twice for the Hoppers, while Hubbuch had two RBIs
. Box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 9, Bombers 3.  (May 30, 2015) (From Dubois County) The Fulton Railroaders stormed into Huntingburg’s League Stadium last night, and spoiled the Bombers’ home opener by a score of 9-3. 
     Fulton starting pitcher Lee Haeberle scattered 3 hits in 7 innings of work before departing with a 5-1 lead. 
     The Railroaders opened the scoring in the 3rd. Hits by Colton Aldridge, Brad Baldwin, and John Anderson were interspersed with a pair of Bomber errors and two hit batters to produce 4 runs off of Bombers starter Lucas Barnett.
     Kyle Uhrich led off the seventh inning for Fulton with a double. He later came in to score on a sacrifice fly by Clayton Connor. 
     Dubois County cut the lead to 5-1 in the bottom of the 7th. Devin Newberry singled in Jacob Snodgrass who had walked and stolen second base.
     Brad Baldwin tripled in the eighth and came home on a single by Kipp Moore to return the Fulton advantage to five at 6-1.
     Mark Giesler manufactured a run for the home team in the bottom of the 8th. He struck out, went to first on the strike three passed ball, and advanced on to second off of an errant throw into his back by the Railroaders catcher. One batter later, Noah Sadler doubled to bring Giesler in.
     Fulton added three in the ninth when Bomber reliever Derek Flaugher had difficulty locating the strike zone, walking four.
     Dubois County scored for the third consecutive inning in the bottom of the ninth when Jacob Snodgrass singled, stole a base, and came in on Nick Gobert’s RBI single.
     Baldwin had three hits for Fulton. Connor, Anderson, and Tyler Hilton added two each.
     Nick Gobert led the Bombers attack with a double and a pair of singles. 
     The game started 38 minutes late due to a driving rain that moved through the area, interrupting batting practice. The storm also had other casualties. The electronic scoreboard was knocked out of commission for the contest. 
     Fortunately, League Stadium still uses an alternate old-style hang-the-numbers-on-the-pegs scoreboard. In addition, WITZ was knocked off the air temporarily as a storm casualty, killing the game broadcast in the 4th inning.
     Nevertheless, 1343 fans came through the turnstiles to usher in the 2015 Bombers season with the Flying Houndz as a featured promotion.
     Haeberle (1-0) gets the win. Barnett (0-1) takes the loss
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Railroaders 16, Miners 6.  (May 29, 2015) The Fulton Railroaders (1-0) opened their season at home with a victory over the Madisonville Miners (0-1). The Railroaders put up their 16 runs off of 12 hits, 10 walks, 4 hit batters and 4 Miner errors. Fulton scored 9 runs in the first inning sending 13 men to the plate causing Madisonville to use two pitchers to get out of the inning.

     Madisonville led early scoring 2 runs in the top of first inning before the Railroaders answered to out pace the Miners. The Railroaders added a single score in the third before the Miners gained some momentum in the forth inning putting up 3 runs to cut Fulton's lead in half. The Railroaders added another 2 runs in the sixth and topped off with 4 more in the eighth. The Miners managed their final run in the seventh inning.

     For Fulton: Kipp Moore was 2-for-3 with 2 doubles, 2 scores and a run batted in; Brad Baldwin went 4-for-6, 4 scores and 2 RBI; Griffin Neuer was 3-for-4, 2 scores and 3 RBI; and John Anderson went 2-for-4 with one run batted in.

     For Madisonville: Brooks Benson was 3-for-5 with 2 RBI and a double; Wesley Birchmeier went 2-for-4 with a double and a run batted in; and Nolan Ramsey was 2-for-4 and 2 scores.

     The win for Fulton goes to Kyle Ward (1-0) pitching for 3 2/3 innings in relief of starter Charlie Hecht who went only 3 1/3 innings. Ward gave up 2 hits and one earned run, striking out 2 and giving a walk. Kyle Estand finished the final 2 innings for the Railroaders. The three pitchers combined to allow 11 hits, 6 runs (one earned), 7 strikeouts and 2 walks.

     Taking the loss for Madisonville was J.A. Harville (0-1) who struggled in the first inning 4 walking batters and hitting another.  Harville allowed only one hit but was tagged for 6 runs scored (3 earned) and was unable to get an out.  Colin Hudson pitched in relief for 2 3/3 innings, followed by Jesse Ellefson and Yancey Pritchet for 2 1/3 innings each, with Austin Lukaschewski finishing the final 2/3 innings.  

     Both teams combined for 10 errors, with Fulton having 6 and Madisonville 4. Each team turned one double play. The most notable defensive plays came from Miners' right fielder Nolan Ramsey who made a driving catch of a line drive, a wall jumping catch, and a throw to third base to gun down a runner. Box scores Click Here.

     The Railroaders travel to Huntingburg on Saturday to take on the Dubois County Bombers. Game time is 7 pm ET (6 pm CT).

 


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