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2016 Post Season Playoff Game


Oilers 8, Railroaders 7. (July 26, 2016) (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers won their single elimination game hosting the Fulton Railroaders at Apollo High School's Eagle Park for Round 1 of the 2016 OVL playoffs. The Oilers claimed the game 8 to 7, scoring three runs without an out in the bottom of the 9th inning.

Fulton scored first with four runs in the top of the 3rd inning. Andrew Holderman, Jacob Milosch, Alex Phillips, and Chase Slone all crossed the plate on four Railroader hits and a hit batter.

Owensboro answered with five runs to take the lead in the bottom of the 4th inning. Nick Lugo, Seth Woodard, Mitch Wilson, Joe Silva, and Ben Haefner each crossed the plate on three hits, a defensive error, and a hit batter.

The Railroaders pulled even with a run in the top of the 6th inning. With one away, Mason Elliot doubled. He moved to third base on a shallow single by Derek Burns. Zach Bishop brought Elliot in on a RBI ground out. Heading to the bottom of the 6th inning the game was tied.

The score remained deadlocked at 5 to 5 until the top of the 9th inning. With one out, Milosch drew a walk and Phillips hit a two-run home run to extreme right field. The blow gave the Railroaders a 7 to 5 advantage. It also left the Oilers with just three outs to go in 2016.

Haefner led off the bottom of the 9th inning with a walk. Pinch hitter Joe Stucky blooped a single barely into right field. Tanner Kehrer placed a bunt down the third base line with no one covering first base. The bases were loaded. Sam Medina reached on a misplayed slow infield grounder as Haefner scored. Bryce Windham RBI walked, plating Stucky as the tying run. Nick Lugo capped the comeback with a hard ground ball fielded on a dive by the second baseman. The fielder did the only thing he could do in the situation -- he attempted a throw to home plate from his back. Kehrer scored ahead of it, and the Oilers won.

The winning pitcher for Owensboro was reliever Hector Marmal, the pitcher of record when the Oilers took the winning lead.

The losing pitcher for Fulton was Knox Faulkner.

Baseball games measure growth by both how hard it can be to beat you, and the quality of efforts that try to beat you. In both those terms, this game was gigantic. Complete box scores Click Here.

 


2016 SEASON GAMES


Railroaders 3, Stallions 2. (July 23, 2016) The Railroaders came from behind in the ninth inning to win 3-2 over the Stallions in Muhlenberg. The victory secures Fultonís 5th place standing and seed for the post-season playoffs. The Railroaders will travel to Owensboro on Monday to face off with the Oilers in Round One of the playoffs. The first round will be a single game elimination with the winning advancing to the Round Two best of three series. 

 

The Stallions have one game remaining in the regular season against the Paducah Chiefs to be played at Muhlenberg County on Sunday. The Stallions will play on Monday in Round One playoff action in Madisonville. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 22, Hoppers 14. (July 22, 2016) Fultonís final regular season home game and Fan Appreciation Night turned out to be an unforgettable one for both Railroader and Hopper supporters. The teams combined to accomplish 31 hits that included 11 homeruns and 5 doubles, along with punching 33 RBI total. 

The Hoppers jumped to a first inning lead scoring 4 runs off 6 hits that included two homers. The Railroaders put up a single score in the bottom half of the inning from a RBI single.

Hoptown extended their lead in the third inning with a 2 RBI homerun. The Railroaders followed in the bottom half of the inning sending 16 batters to the plate. Fulton produced 10 runs using two 3 RBI homeruns, a 2 RBI ground rule double, a RBI single and a walked in RBI to take an 11-6 lead.

The Hoppers quickly responded in the fourth inning with a 2 RBI homerun and another one run off a Railroader error. Again Fulton answered in the bottom half of the inning putting up 4 runs from a 2 RBI homer, RBI single and a sacrifice fly. The score now stood at 15-9 in Fulton favor.

The Railroaders pushed forward their lead by a single run in the bottom of the fifth inning with a RBI single.

In the top of the sixth inning Hoptown got going again with two back-to-back solo home runs and added another run from a RBI single. The lead was now reduced at 16-12 still in Fulton's favor.

The Hoppers cut into the lead again in the seventh inning after loading the bases scoring a run from off a batter hit by a pitch for a RBI. Bottom half of the inning saw the Railroaders get 6 more runs from a bases loaded walk, a costly 2 run error and a 3 RBI homerun. Fulton pushed their lead to a 22-13 score.

Hoptown topped off the scoring for both teams in the ninth inning with a final solo homerun.

Leading at the plate for Fulton were; Paul Salata with two homeruns for 5 RBI, Chase Slone 4-for-5 with a 3 RBI homerun, a RBI single and 5 runs scored, and Tyler Catlett who was 2-for-3 with a 3 RBI homerun, 2 scores and a RBI sacrifice fly.

Hoptownís offense was lead by Andrew Gross who hit an OVL record breaking 4 homeruns in the game for 6 RBI. Grant Robbins, Allonte Wingate and Hunter Holland also punched out homeruns for the Hoppers. 

Fultonís starting pitcher Konnor Aherin gets the win for 6 innings on the mound. He allowed 14 hits, 12 runs (11 earned), one walk with 4 strikeouts and left the game with the Railroaders in the lead. The Railroaders used three pitchers in relief for a single inning each. 

Starter Nick Coffman takes the loss for Hoptown, relieved in the third inning and responsible for the go ahead run for Fulton. Six additional pitchers combined to complete the game for the Hoppers. Complete box scores Click Here.


Chiefs 6, Railroaders 5  - game 1. (July 20, 2016) A sudden downpour of rain in Fulton lasting an hour before the 5 p.m. doubleheader start forced the Railroaders and Chiefs to move their games to the University of Tennessee at Martin's Skyhawks Park. Both teams and crews moved quickly ten miles south and began the first game play at 7 p.m. central time.

In game one both teams put up 3 runs in the first three innings before the Railroaders took the lead in the fourth scoring 2 runs. Fulton held a 5-3 lead until the top of the sixth inning when Paducah began their comeback scoring one run. In the top of the seventh and final inning the Chiefs put up 2 more runs to take a 6-5 lead. The Railroaders led off the bottom half of the seventh with a double followed by three straight strikeouts to end the game.

Brandon Calia pitched the entire 7 inning game for Paducah for the win. He gave up 7 hits, 5 runs (3 earned), 4 walks and had 7 strikeouts.

Fulton's starter Tyler Magley threw for 6 innings allowing 4 hits, 4 earned runs, 4 walks with 3 strikeouts. Taking the loss for the Railroaders was Konnor Aherin who threw the final inning and tagged for 2 earned runs that gave the winning lead to the Chiefs. Complete box scores Click Here.

 

Railroaders 11, Chiefs 0 - game 2. (July 20, 2016) In game two the Chiefs were the acting home team for scoring purposes to make up a previously rained out game in Paducah from the 7th of July.

The Railroaders' bats produced 13 hits from eight players and 11 RBI to total their score. Paul Salata's 1-for-2 homerun scored 3 RBI and he crossed the plate twice. Both Tyler Catlett and Derek Burns were 3-for-5 with a RBI each, with Catlett making it home twice and Burns three times. Matt Meihls and Austin Waugh both added 2 RBI each in the effort. 

The Chiefs only managed 2 hits, a double by Davis Elliott and a single from Ryan Garner.

Alex Phillips gets the win for Fulton for a complete 7 inning shutout game. With only the 2 hits given up, he struck out 9 batters and had no walks.

Paducah's starter Dalton Mitchell takes the loss going 3 1/3 innings allowing 7 hits, 7 runs (6 earned), 2 walks with no strikeouts. Josh Wetzel pitched for 2/3 of an inning and Tyler Hicks completed the final 3 innings of play. Complete box scores Click Here.


Bombers 16, Railroaders 3. (July 19, 2016) (From Dubois County) Due to heavy intervention by Mother Nature in recent weeks, the latter part of the OVL season has turned into a battle of attrition for much of the leagueís pitching staffs. Having played seven games in five days, and faced with another double header today, the Fulton Railroadersí mound corps was working quite short-handed when they rolled into Dubois County last night. 

The Bombers relief staff has been similarly overworked following seven games in the prior four days. Little relief was in sight (see what we did there?) with no scheduled days off until Friday. 

The key for the evening was going to be who could get to the opponentís bullpen first. Dubois County answered the bell early and often, scoring three times in the second inning and adding four more in the fourth to KO Fulton starter Hunter Smith. The Bombers went on to score in every inning for the rest of the game, cruising to a 16-3 triumph.

For the Bombers, Kyle Matter stepped out of the bullpen for just his second start of the season, and turned in a solid five innings to stake his squad to an 11-2 lead before turning it over to his bullpen mates.

Both teams used multiple position players on the mound. First Baseman Mark Giesler and outfielder Buddy Johnson both contributed a scoreless inning of relief, even though it was the first time either had pitched this season.

The Railroaders were also forced to press position players into mound service, but the Dubois County bats were too much on this night, blasting their way to a 19-hit barrage.

Matthew Poland, Ben Balgaard, and Johnson had three hits apiece. Paul Salata had a pair of singles for Fulton.

The win is Matterís first decision of the season. Smith is charged with the Fulton loss. He is now 2-4.

Fulton returns home for a double-header against Paducah tonight. The Bombers close out the three-day home stand by hosting Muhlenberg County. Complete box scores Click Here.


Oilers 12, Railroaders 10. (July 18, 2016) The Oilers broke an extra inning tied game to win over the Railroaders in Fulton. Owensboro had 11 hits total, left 10 men on base and had 3 game errors. Fulton totaled 13 hits, stranded 9 runners and committed 2 errors.

Owensboro jumped to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning. Both teams scored a single run in the third. The Oilers added another run in the fourth and the Railroaders answered in the bottom half putting up 4 runs to tie the game at 5 each.

In the top of the fifth inning Owensboro retook the lead scoring 2 runs, but Fulton answered quickly in the bottom half scoring 3 runs to take an 8-7 lead. 

The Oilers proceeded to score single runs in the sixth through eighth innings to take a 10-8 lead. In the bottom half of the eighth the Railroaders tied the game again with 2 scores. Both teams were held scoreless in the ninth inning. 

Top of the tenth, lead off batter Nick Lugo made first base hit by pitch. Seth Woodard followed with a 2 RBI homerun to give Owensboro the lead once more. Hector Marmal, in his second inning of relief, then retired the Railroaders with three straight strikeouts to take the win for the Oilers.

Woodard led the Oilers going 3-for-6 with 3 RBI and scoring 2 runs. Lugo was 1-for-2, walked 3 times, stole 4 bases and crossed the plate 4 times to help the effort. 

For the Railroaders; Chase Slone 3-for-6 with 3 RBI and one score, Paul Salata went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and one score, and Tyler Catlett was 3-for-4 and scored 3 runs. 

Tyler Magley takes the loss for Fulton pitching the final inning tagged with the 2 RBI homerun. Complete box scores Click Here.


Miners 21, Railroaders 8. (July 17, 2016) (From Madisonville) The Miners spotted the Railroaders a 5-1 lead after two innings and then roared back to claim a 21-8 victory on Sunday night. The Miners banged out 18 hits and committed two errors, while the Railroaders collected 12 hits and four errors.

The Miners were paced at the plate by Wesley Birchmeier, who went 4-for-6 with 4 runs scored and 5 runs batted in. Nolan Ramsey and Dominic DeVille had three runs batted in a piece, with Collin Dupree adding two runs batted in. Genesis Hillard and Brandt Nowaskie added one run batted in each.

Chase Slone led the Railroaders with a 5-for-5 night, scoring two runs and driving in four. Paul Salata added two solo home runs, and Andrew Swanson and Zach Bishop drove in one run each.

Dylan Ladd picked up the Win for the Miners, his first of the season. Ladd relieved starter Jose Fernandez with two out in the top of the fourth and pitched another three complete innings from there, allowing 2 hits, 1 earned run, and striking out 6 Railroaders. Mike Ringer and Wesley Birchmeier each pitched an inning to close out the ballgame.

Matt Meihls got the start and the Loss for the Railroaders. Meihls surrendered 12 runs (8 earned) in five innings of work. Kyle Beach, Andrew Swanson, and Austin Waugh each pitched an inning of relief.

The win moved Madisonville to 23-11 on the season, while Fulton dropped to 11-23. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 13, Stallions 10. (July 16, 2016) The Railroaders held off a rally by the Stallions in late innings to win in Fulton. After the first 5 innings of play, Fulton had a commanding 12-4 lead over Muhlenberg. After a scoreless 6th, both teams added a run each in the 7th inning. The Stallions began their comeback in the 8th inning scoring four runs off 4 hits, a walk and one Railroader error. In the top of the 9th the Stallions put up another run using 2 hits and another error to make it a 13-10 score still in Fulton's favor. With the bases loaded and 2 outs, a fly out to center ended the game.

Leading Fulton at the plate was Paul Salata going 2-for-4 hitting two homeruns for a total of 5 RBI. Tyler Catlett followed with 3-for-4 gaining 4 RBI and one score. Alex Smith went 1-for-3, two scores and had a 2 RBI single.

For Muhlenberg, Mark Treadway led the way going 4-for-5 with 3 RBI and one score. Jarrett Harness was 2-for-6 with 3 RBI. Justin Ware went 2-for-5, scored twice and had a 2 RBI triple.

Starter Konnor Aherin earned the win pitching 7 full innings allowing 6 hits, 5 runs (4 earned), 2 walks and had 6 strikeouts. Ryann Gray threw for only 2/3 of an inning giving up 4 hits, 4 earned runs, one walk with one strikeout. Fulton then dropped the DH position putting Alex Smith on the mound to complete the final 1 1/3 innings. 

Preston Traywick takes the loss for the Stallions by starting the game walking 5 batters, hitting one and giving up 4 runs before being removed without a single out. Broderick Moore pitched for 3 1/3 innings allowing 5 hits, 7 earned runs, 4 walks and had 4 strikeouts. Will Broady completed the last 4 2/3 innings giving up 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 2 walks and had 3 strikeouts. Complete box scores Click Here.


Fulton adds to RHP before deadline. (July 15, 2016) The Railroaders have added two right handed pitchers to the roster on the last day allowed to do so. Jonathan Cook from Columbia State Community College and Matt McKinstry from the University of Tennessee at Martin.

 

Bombers 6, Railroaders 0 - game 1. (July 15, 2016) In 7 innings. (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers opened a double-header sweep of the Fulton Railroaders with a 6-0 victory. If the highlight was a complete game shutout performance by Renton Poole, the lowlight was a one-hour-plus rain delay.

Poole limited the visitors to three hits and didnít walk a batter. He struck out nine in the seven-inning contest and didnít allow a single Fulton baserunner to reach second base until there were two down in the seventh.

Zach Gray singled in Macy Holdsworth in the third inning for the Bombersí first run. Dubois County added four more in the next frame, keyed by a Holdsworth bases-loaded double.

After rains wiped out games the past two nights, the teams again had to battle the elements to get the contest in the books. A heavy rain soaked the area for about fifteen minutes in the fourth inning. The total delay would be over an hour before the field could be made suitable for play.

With water all around, it is only fitting that it was the Poole in the center of the diamond that drew all the attention. Renton Pooleís record improved to 4-1, with a season ERA that drops below 1.00. His 53 strikeouts leads the league.

Tyler Magley takes the loss for the Railroaders, dropping his record to 1-4. Complete box scores Click Here.

 

Bombers 7, Railroaders 2 - game 2. (July 15, 2016) In 7 innings. (From Dubois County) 1865 fans descended on League Stadium in time to see the Bombers complete the double-header sweep. An additional gate attraction on this night was a special appearance by the legendary San Diego Chicken, who entertained young and old with an act that has made him an icon in the world of sports mascots.

The Bombers scored in each of the first two innings to take an early lead. Zach Barnhart singled to lead off the home first inning. He eventually came around to score on a Matthew Poland sacrifice fly. Mark Giesler was hit by a pitch when he led off the Dubois County second, and scored on a Miles Hardy double.

A two-run third inning for Fulton tied the game in a rally fueled by hits by Andrew Swanson and Mason Elliott.

Dubois County broke the contest open in the home fourth. Six consecutive batters reached base. The first five of them scored. Barnhartís bases-loaded single plated a pair. Two Fulton errors kept the rally alive.

Austin Krizan pitched the first six innings, yielding a mere four hits and one walk. The victory moves Krizanís record to 3-2. Teagan Lind started for Fulton. The loss drops him to 0-4. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 5, Oilers 1 - game 1. (July 14, 2016) In 7 innings. The Railroaders took both games of a doubleheader against the Oilers in Fulton on Thursday. It was only the second time in the season Fulton has put together back to back wins. The double loss for Owensboro broke a four game winning streak for the Oilers.

In game one, the Railroaders took a 3-0 in the bottom of the third inning. A two out double by John Ham for 2 RBI was followed by a RBI single from Chase Slone.

The Oilers' only run came in the fifth inning when Seth Woodard lead off with a solo homerun.

Fulton added two more insurance runs in the sixth. Paul Salata punched a 2 RBI homerun to give the Railroaders their final score.

Seth Hougesen went the complete 7 innings for Fulton and gets the win, his 4th on the year. He gave up 7 hits, one earned run, 2 walks and had 7 strikeouts.

The loss goes to Austin Morgan for a full 6 innings. He allowed 7 hits, 5 runs (4 earned), 2 walks and struck out 6 batters. Complete box scores Click Here.

 

Railroaders 12, Oilers 11 - game 2. In 7 innings. Game 2 became a slug feast with both teams totaling 22 hits (Fulton 12, Owensboro 10), and included four homeruns and five doubles. The teams exchange the lead 4 times and were tied twice during the game. A final inning rally by the Oilers was cut short when, with 2 outs, the tying run aboard base was tagged out while caught in a rundown between first and second.

Andrew Swanson led Fulton at the plate going 3-for-4 with 6 RBI, a homerun and scored twice. Mason Elliott followed and was 3-for-3, a homerun, 2 RBI and 2 scores. 

Owensboro's leader at the plate was Sam Medina who was 4-for-5 with 4 RBI, a homerun, 2 doubles and 2 runs scores. Nick Lugo was 3-for-4 and added a solo homerun, 2 doubles and 3 runs scored.

The Win goes to Konnor Aherin for an inning of work in middle relief when the Railroaders took the lead for good. Ryann Gray picked up his first save on the season throwing the final 3 innings. Starter Alex Phillip pitched for 3 innings.

Taking the loss for Owensboro was middle reliever Julian Alveno who gave up the lead in 1 /2/3 innings on the mound. Starter Aaryn Chandler threw the first 3 1/3 innings and Isaiah Nelson completed the final inning on the mound for the Oilers. Complete box scores Click Here.


Miners 8, Railroaders 1. (July 13, 2016) (From Madisonville) The Miners (21-10) extended their winning streak to nine games with an 8-1 victory over the Fulton Railroaders (10-20) Wednesday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium.

The Miners scored one run in the bottom of the first on a Genesis Hillard RBI-single and never looked back from there. Wesley Birchmeier (3-for-4, 3 runs scored) and Hillard (3-for4, 2 RBI, 1 run scored) each picked up three hits to lead the Miners.

Fulton picked up their only run of the game in the top of the ninth inning when Chase Slone doubled in Andrew Holderman to prevent the shutout. Andrew Swanson (2-for5) and Holderman (2-for-4) each collected to hits to lead the Railroaders at the plate.

Justin Whitley drew the start for the Miners and pitched six complete innings, scattering three hits, one walk, and three strikeouts. Mike Ringer and Mitchell Bault took over from there and finished the game. Whitley picked up the Win.

Starter Hunter Smith took the Loss for the Railroaders, with Tyler Magley and Alex Smith also seeing time on the mound. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 6, Stallions 4. (July 10, 2016) The homestanding Railroaders held on to beat the Stallions and move up in the standings by a game over the Chiefs after they lost to the Hoppers on the same night. Three unearned runs help secure the Railroader win over the Stallions who committed 4 errors. One of three Fulton errors handed Muhlenberg on unearned run. 

The Stallions scored first with one run in the 2nd inning using a walked batter, sacrifice bunt and a RBI single by Justin Ware.

The Railroaders tied the game in the 4th inning with a leadoff two base throwing error putting a runner on second who then made third base on a ground ground. Andrew Holderman hit a sacrificed fly to give Fulton their first run. 

Bottom of the 5th inning with two outs, back to back doubles by Chase Slone and Andrew Swanson gave the Railroaders a 2-1 lead.

Fulton put up 4 more runs in the 7th inning. After a leadoff walk and error put two men aboard followed by a sacrifice bunt, Paul Salata hit a 2 RBI single. The next batter Andrew Holderman promptly shot a 2 RBI homerun over right field's "Little Monster" to give the Railroaders a 6-1 lead. 

The Stallions answered in the 8th inning with one run. JD Roberts lead off with a double, made third on a ground out then scored off a Seth Richardson sacrifice fly.

The final threat by the Stallions came in the 9th when two runners got aboard on an error and a walk made home off a Kyle Howard 2 RBI single. A line drive out ended the game with Muhlenberg leaving the the tying runs on base.

Starter Matt Meihls gets the win for Fulton for 7 2/3 innings pitched giving up 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 5 walks and had 3 strikeouts. Hunter Smith completed the final 1 1/3 innings allowing 2 hits, 2 runs (one earned), one walk and strikeout.

Taking the loss for Muhlenberg was Starter Max Hall for 5 innings, tagged for 2 runs (one earned), 2 each walks and strikeouts. Nick Watkins threw for 1 1/3 innings giving up 4 hits, 4 runs (2 earned), 2 each walks and strikeouts. Corey Mason completed the final 1 2/3 innings with no hits, runs, walks and had one strikeout. Complete box scores Click Here.


Hoppers 14, Railroaders 2. (July 9, 2016) (From Hopkinsville) The Hoptown Hoppers (23-5) rebounded from their first shut out of the season to defeat the visiting Fulton Railroaders 14-2. The Railroaders now have a record of 9-19. An explosive first inning by the Hoppers put 9 runs on the board off of 8 hits that included home runs by Matt Crowder and Matt Dudas, doubles by Grant Robbins, Chase Schmittou and Malik Stephens and 3 singles. Tyler Magley (1-3) was tagged with the loss for the Railroaders while Seth Oliver (3-0) earned his third win of the season pitching 5 innings and giving up only 1 run on 1 hit.

Fulton got on the board in the top of the 3rd inning with a solo home run by Alex Smith, his first of the season. Unfortunately for the Railroaders, The Hoppers responded with 4 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning highlighted by a 2 run home run by Andrew Gross who leads the league with 13 home runs. Crowder and Stephens also had RBI singles in the inning.

Hoptown added another run in the bottom of the 4th inning after Dudas reached 1st on a fielderís choice and was advanced to 3rd on a double by Cooper Weatherly. Dudas scored on a ground out RBI by Wingate.

The Railroaders showed some life in the top of the 8th inning with a lead off double by Mason Elliot followed by a single by Alex Smith. Elliot was driven in by a ground out by Alex Phillips scoring the only run for the Railroaders in the 8th inning.

The Hopperís bullpen pitched effective relief with appearances by Zach Denney, DJ Lewis, Brad Gallisatus and Gavin Alvarez each pitching one inning and only giving up the one run in the 8th inning. There was even a surprise plate appearance by Chase Maddux who hit a hard line drive to right center that was caught by Andrew Swanson in center field.

The Hoppers host the Paducah Chiefs Sunday night while the Railroaders travel back home to face the Muhlenberg County Stallions. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders @ Oilers July 5 PPD re-scheduled for July 14. (July 9, 2016) The postponed game in Owensboro from July 5 has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 14 and will be played in Fulton as part of a doubleheader. Each game is will be for 7 innings each with the first game to begin at 5 :00 pm CDT.


Railroaders @ Chiefs on Thursday Rained Out(July 7, 2016) The weather has rained out another game for the Railroaders. The game in Paducah has been postponed. This game has been rescheduled for July 20 as part of a doubleheader played in Fulton, 5:00 p.m. CDT with each game being 7 innings each.


Bombers @ Railroaders tonight called(July 6, 2016) Due to early heavy rain and field conditions, tonight's game in Fulton against the DC Bombers has been postponed. This game has been rescheduled for July 15 as part of a doubleheader played in Dubois County, 5:00 p.m. EDT (4:00 p.m. CDT), with each game being 7 innings each.


Five Railroaders selected as OVL All Stars. (July 6, 2016) This year there will be the first ever OVL.All Stars game. The game will be play on Tuesday, July 12 at Brooks Stadium in Paducah, KY, game time is 7:05 p.m. CDT. Players were chosen by the seven team managers for outstanding performance records this season. The All Stars have been divided into East and West teams with the East team as home team.

 

The Five Railroaders selected are: Seth Hougesen pitcher, Andrew Holderman catcher, Chase Slone short stop, Andrew Swanson out fielder, and Alex Phillips out fielder. The Railroader All Stars will play on the OVL West team. Fulton congratulates these players upon their selection to the All Stars. For all the OVL players selected as All Stars, go the Ohio Valley League website.


Miners 4, Railroaders 2. (July 4, 2016) The visiting Miners extended their winning streak to four games beating the Railroaders and handing Fulton their third straight loss. Three of the four runs scored by the Miners were unearned as the Railroaders were hurt by a field throwing error. 

 

Wesley Birchmeier was the standout at the plate for Madisonville going 3-for-4 and 3 RBI on the evening. Both Logan Jarvis and Josh Finerty were 2-for-4 and each scored once. 

 

Derek Burns had two doubles with a RBI, and Andrew Holderman hit a solo homerun to highlight Fulton's scoring.

 

Jeff Lindgren gets the win for Madisonville pitching 8 innings giving up 7 hits, 2 earned runs, 3 walks and had 5 strikeouts. Mike Ringer picked up a save closing out the final inning of play.

 

Fulton's starter Hunter Smith takes the hard loss throwing for 7 innings allowing 9 hits, tagged for 4 runs (one earned), no walks and striking out 7 batters. Konnor Aherin completed the final 2 innings with 2 hits, one walk and 3 strikeouts. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders @ Stallions Postponed - weather. (July 3, 2016) Tonight's game in Muhlenberg with the Stallions has be postponed due to weather. The game has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 23 in Muhlenberg. 


Pink Strikeout Auction items. (July 3, 2016) Below are the phone-in silent auction winners from last night's auction and were listening online during our TeamLine webcast. 


Tara Routliss $10 - #7 (Slone)
Kelly Edwards $35 - #16 (Edwards)
Alyssa Ellis $15 - #18 (Hougesen)
Ann Salata $25 - #20
Barbara Beach $20 - #22 (Beach)
Marilyn Hartke $10 - #26 (Aherin)

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Hoppers 16, Railroaders 6. (July 2, 2016) The Hoppers got back to their winning ways beating up the Railroaders in Fulton. Both teams combined to produce 34 hits that included a total of 5 homeruns, and 8 doubles. Neither team had a single error on defense.

 

After the first inning of play the teams were tied at 1-1 and remained scoreless until the top of the fifth inning. Hoptown broke out scoring 3 in the fifth and added 8 more in the sixth to take a 12-1 lead. 

 

In the eighth inning Hoptown put up one more run before the Railroaders finally started scoring in the bottom half with 5 runs across the plate. With the score 13-6 in their favor, the Hoppers weren't through and punched out 3 more runs in the ninth before shutting down the Railroaders in the bottom half. 

 

Chase Maddux get the win for Hoptown with 7 2/3 innings pitched. Seth Hougesen takes the loss for Fulton throwing 5 innings on the mound. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders add new First Baseman to Roster. (July 1, 2016) Fulton has sign Paul Salata from Norwalk CT. He is a freshman at Barry University in Miami. The lefthander and hitting 1st baseman stands 6'4" and weighs in at 240 pounds. He will wear #20.


Chiefs 6, Railroaders 5. (June 30, 2016) The Chiefs held off a ninth inning rally by the Railroaders to win in Fulton on Thursday. Paducah totaled 9 hits and had 2 errors, Fulton had 10 hits with one error. Both teams now stand with 9-16 records. 

The Railroaders held a 1-0 lead after the first inning. The Chiefs tied the game in the third and went ahead in the fourth scoring one run to take a 2-1 lead. Paducah added 2 more runs in sixth and another 2 runs in the seventh for 6-1 lead. Fulton answered in the bottom of the seventh with 2 scores. Still trailing by 3 runs in the bottom of the ninth, the Railroaders put up 2 more runs and then loaded the bases with 2 outs. A force out at second base on a ground ball ended the game.

Davis Sims, 2-for-3, hit a solo homerun for Paducah and also had a double. Davis Elliott also doubled and scored one run. Peyton Sockwell produced a 2 RBI single in the winning effort.

All of Fulton's scores came from three homeruns; one by Chase Slone, Andrew Swanson and Chris Patterson each had 2 RBI shots.

Starting pitcher Lee Chandler gets the win for 6 innings work giving up 5 hits, one earned run, 7 walks and 3 strikeouts. Clay Newton and Josh Wetzel pitched in middle relief. Daniel Seitzinger picked up a save completing the final inning.

Teagan Lind takes the loss with 6 1/3 innings on the mound. He allowed 8 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 2 walks and had 4 strikeouts. Alex Smith and Kyle Beach completed the game for Fulton. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 9, Hoppers 5. (June 29, 2016) The Railroaders overcame the visiting Hoppers and handed Hoptown their third loss on the season. Fulton scored the first run in the second inning only to see Hopkinsville rebound in the third with 5 runs to take a 5-1 lead. The Railroaders quickly answered scoring 3 runs in the bottom half of the third. Trailing by a run, Fulton retook the lead in the fifth by plating 2 runs, then extended their lead with 2 runs in the sixth and one more in the eighth while holding the Hoppers scoreless. 

 

Fulton totaled 12 hits in the game. Tyler Catlett led at the plate going 3-for-4 with a game winning 2 RBI homerun putting the Railroaders ahead to stay. Mason Elliott, 2-for-4 had a 2 RBI double and scored 3 runs. Zach Bishop contributed with 2 RBI.

 

Hoptown put out 7 hits. Matt Crowder 1-for-3 with 2RBI and one run scored and Grant Robbins went 2-for-3 on the evening.

 

Tyler Magley picked up the win on the mound starting and going 6 full innings. He gave up 6 hits, 5 runs (2 earned), 2 walks and issued 5 strikeouts. Konnor Aherin went for 2 hitless innings with 3 strikeouts and Hunter Smith finished off the final inning.

 

Carlos Cespedes takes the loss for Hoptown in middle relief for one inning and giving up the 2 RBI homer and go ahead runs. Starter Zach Denney threw for 3 innings, allowed 4 hits, 4 earned runs, 3 walks and had 2 strikeouts. Tyler Walton followed for one inning with 2 hits and one strikeout. Nick Coffman finished the final 3 innings giving up 2 hits, 3 runs (one earned), 5 walks and had 2 strikeouts. Complete box scores Click Here.


Chiefs 15, Railroaders 11. (June 28, 2016) The Chiefs outmatched the Railroaders in Paducah to get win that evened both teams in the standings with 8-15 records. Paducah scored 15 runs early and only through the first 4 innings. Fulton crawled back into the game putting up one run in each of the third, fourth and seventh innings, and two more in the eighth. The Railroaders made it even closer in the ninth inning scoring 6 runs as the Chiefs struggled to get outs, but Paducah finally shut down the Fulton rally for the victory. Complete box scores Click Here.


Oilers 12, Railroaders 11. (June 26, 2016) In 10 innings. (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers won their Sunday night against the visiting Fulton Railroaders by the final score of 12 to 11. The game saw the two teams combine for 23 runs on 31 hits, 2 errors and 17 walks -- a game more survived than played or won.

Oilers Scoring Bryce Windham, Sam Medina (3), Joe Silva (2), Nick Lugo (2), Tanner Kehrer, Seth Woodard, Joe Stucky,, and Ben Haefner; Oilers RBIs: Windham, Medina (2), Lugo (2), Kehrer (2), Woodard (3), and Stucky -- Sam Medina was 4 for 5, and a double shy of the cycle for the game. Woodard plated the game-winning run with a walk-off RBI single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning.

Railroaders Scoring: Alex Phillips, Chase Slone (2), Andrew Swanson (2), Chris Patterson, Tyler Catlett, Kyle Beach, Jacob Milosch, Mason Elliot (2); Railroaders RBIs, Swanson (4), Patterson (2), Cameron Curry, Mason Elliot -- The Railroaders came from five runs behind to tie the game in the top of the 9th inning, largely on the strength of a grand slam by Swanson with two out.

The winning pitcher was Owensboro reliever Matt Walczak. The losing pitcher was Fulton reliever Kyle Beach. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 5, Bombers 2. (June 25, 2016) The Railroaders played error free ball to take down the visiting Bombers in Fulton. The win was the second in a row in as many night for Fulton, only their second time in the season for back-to-back victories. Dubois County continued their current struggle losing their sixth game in a row.

Scoring the first run in the third inning, The Railroaders held a 1-0 lead until the top of the sixth when Zack Gray hit a 2 RBI double to give the Bombers a 2-1 edge. The DC lead was short lived as Fulton answered in the bottom half with 4 runs off 5 hits and 2 Bomber errors to compete the final scoring for both teams.

The Railroaders totaled 12 hits in the game with a RBI each by Alex Smith, Derek Burns, Mason Elliott, and Cameron Curry who doubled in his run.

Fulton starter Seth Hougesen gets the win for 6 innings on the mound giving up 5 hits, 2 earned runs, one walk and had 4 strikeouts. After regaining the lead in the seventh inning, Hougesen was relieved by Tyler Magley who completed the final 3 innings and picked up a save.

Starter Austin Krizan for Dubois County takes the loss for 5 2/3 innings and tagged for 5 runs (3 earned), one walk and 4 strikeouts. Brian Wichman and Connor Moroder combined to complete the last 2 1/3 innings with a total of 5 strikeouts and issued no walks. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 6, Stallions 2. (June 24, 2016) The Railroaders scored 4 runs in the top of the ninth to break a tie and win over the Stallions in Muhlenberg. Andrew Swanson added his 3rd homerun on the season in the game. Cameron Curry gets the win for Fulton and Nick Watkins takes the loss for Muhlenberg County. Complete box scores Click Here.


Miners 15, Railroaders 12. (June 23, 2016) The Madisonville Miners had to pull away from the Railroaders in the final inning to secure their win in Fulton. After jumping out to a 10-0 lead in the first two innings play, the Miners appeared to have everything under control for another victory against Fulton. However, the Railroaders finally began scoring with 2 runs in the fourth and another 3 runs in seventh to cut the Miners lead in half. Madisonville answered in the top half of the eighth with 2 more runs for a 12-5 lead. Fulton roared back in the bottom half of the eighth putting up 7 runs and tied the game. In the top of the ninth a triple by Chase Hensley with bases loaded placed the Miners on top to stay.

Additional highlights at the plate for Madisonville were homeruns by Chase Hensley for 2 RBI, Logan Jarvis 2 RBI and JD Minor 2 RBI. In total the Miners had put out 11 hits on the evening.

Fulton shared in the hit parade with homers by Derek Burns for 2 RBI, a solo homerun for Andrew Holderman and a grand slam by Chris Patterson that tied the game in the eighth. The Railroaders produced at total 13 hits in the game.

Winning the game for Madisonville was closer Casey Elbin for 1 2/3 innings of work. Starter Jose Fernandez went for 6 innings and Dylan Ladd in middle relief for 1 1/3 innings.

New comer John Ham takes the loss for Fulton only pitching for 1/3 inning and responsible for the go ahead run. Fulton used six additional pitchers during the game. Of note is Chase Slone who went to the mound twice from playing short stop, one before and then after Ham was called upon to pitch. Slone finished out the game for Fulton. Complete box scores Click Here.


Hoppers 9, Railroaders 6. (June 22, 2016) (From Hopkinsville) The Hoppers (17-1) roar back from a 6-3 deficit with a 5 run bottom of the seventh inning to extend their winning streak to 10 games, defeating the visiting Fulton Railroaders (6-12) with a final score of 9-6. The Hoppers would put up a total of 10 hits in the game with no errors. Fulton had 7 hits with one error. Jacob Stevens (1-0) got his first win of the season with Gavin Alvarez getting his third save of the season. Alex Smith (0-1) got his first loss of the season for the Railroaders.

The Hoppers scored two runs in the bottom of the second with a two-run home run by Hunter Holland, his third of the season after Andrew Gross led off the inning with a double. They added another run in the bottom of the fourth inning after a two out walk put Kyle OíKeefe on base. Kyle would then score after a stolen base and then a Grant Robbins double to drive him in.

The bullpen of the Hoppers would struggle in the top of the sixth inning where Carlos Cespedes and DJ Lewis would give up 3 runs each on 3 hits by the Railroaders. Zach Bishop led off the inning with a single for the Railroaders. He would subsequently score on wild pitches. Mason Elliot had the other single in the sixth inning. The Hoppers pitchers then loaded the bases up and walked in the second run of the inning. The Railroaders then took the lead with a grand slam by Andrew Swanson, his second home run of the season.

Jacob Stevens pitched a scoreless top of the seventh inning for the Hoppers. The bottom of the seventh inning would see 5 runs scored by the Hoppers, 3 of those being walked in with the bases loaded. Andrew Gross added another RBI making his total 34 on the season. Hunter Holland would also add another RBI with a sacrifice fly making his total 20 on the season.

Austin Hearn pitched effective relief in the top of the eighth inning giving up no runs. The Hoppers added one more run in the bottom of the eighth with a fielderís choice RBI by Matt Crowder scoring Brian Chilton. Gavin Alvarez pitched a 1-2-3 inning in the top of the ninth inning to close out the game and earn the save.

Casey Queener got the start for the Hoppers on the mound tonight, his fourth of the season. He pitched 5 scoreless innings maintaining his ERA at 0.00 through 24 innings pitched. He would finish the game with a no decision. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 9, Chiefs 6. (June 21, 2016) The Railroaders came out on top in the final innings of play to beat the Chiefs in Fulton but had to overcome five errors in order to do so. The Railroaders had to mustered up 14 hits to out match the Chiefs who had 8 total. The Chiefs used timely hitting taking advantage of Fulton's miscues.

The Railroaders quickly jumped to a 4-0 lead after the first inning of play which included a 3 RBI homerun by Zach Bishop. They added single runs in both the second and third innings only matching single runs produced by the Chief in the top half of both innings. The Chiefs continued to score single runs in the top of the fourth and fifth innings nibbling away at Fulton's lead while holding the Railroaders scoreless.†

Top of eighth inning with the score 6-4 Fulton, the Chiefs leadoff batter got aboard on an error. Peyton Sockwell stepped to the plate and promptly hit a homer to right field and tied the game at 6 all.

Bottom half of the eighth with a runner on second and two outs, Andrew Swanson singled an RBI to put the Railroaders ahead. Newly acquired Chris Patterson followed with a 2 RBI homerun shot over center field to extend Fulton's lead. It was Patterson second center field homer on the night, his first a solo shot in the third inning.

The win goes to Kyle Beach pitching the final ninth inning holding the Chiefs scoreless. Matt Meihls threw for 7 good innings giving up 7 hits, tagged for 4 runs (2 earned), had 3 walks and 2 strikeouts. Konnor Aherin pitched in middle relieve for one inning and gave up 2 runs (one earned) and left the game tied.

Taking the loss for Paducah was the final reliever Joshua Scheer who gave up 3 hits and 3 runs that put Fulton ahead. Starter Tanner Smith threw for 5 1/3 innings allowing 10 hits, 6 earned runs, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts. Clay Newton in middle relief went 1 2/3 innings allowing no runs, one hit, one walk and had 3 strikeouts. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders gain another player. Fulton has signed Chris Patterson a sophomore from Jackson State Community College to the roster. He plays outfield and is from Clarksville TN, stands 6'0" and weighs in at 195 pounds. Patterson's stats from Jackson State show a .365 batting average in 50 games played with 57 RBI and 15 homeruns.  


Railroaders 5, Oilers 1 - game 1. (June 19, 2016) In 7 innings. The Railroaders and Oilers split a doubleheader on Sunday in Fulton. In game one the Railroaders took a 1-0 lead in the second inning and added 4 more in the fifth. The Oilers finally got on the board in the top of the sixth but could manage no further scores giving Fulton the win. 

Fulton totaled 8 hits, committed 2 errors and left 9 runners on base. Owensboro had 6 hits, only one error and stranded 7 runners.

Seth Hougesen wins the game for Fulton pitching the entire seven innings with 3 walks, 3 strikeouts and tagged for the one unearned run.

The loss goes to starter Brandon Wilson with 4 2/3 innings pitched, giving up 5 runs (4 earned), 4 walks and had 2 strikeouts. Julian Alverio finished out the final 1 1/3 innings of scoreless pitching. Complete box scores Click Here.

 

Oilers 15, Railroaders 0 - game 2. In 7 innings. In the night cap of the doubleheader the Oilers poured on the runs scoring in all seven innings played. Owensboro pounded out 13 hits, used 3 Fulton errors to produce their 15 runs and only stranded one player on base during the game. The Railroaders were unable to find their bats and were only able to get a total of 2 hits.

The Oilers use the long ball to put the game out of reach. Three Homeruns were produced by Seth Woodard (2 RBI), Caleb Spears (solo) and a grand slam by Joe Silva ensured the victory for Owensboro. 

The win from the mound goes to Adam Schmitt pitching the complete seven innings. Schmitt threw a strong game shutting out the Railroaders allowing only one walk and had 9 strikeouts. 

Hunter Smith takes the loss for Fulton pitching the first 3 2/3 innings. Smith gave up 6 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), one walk and had 5 strikeouts. Ryann Gray, Matt Meihls and Alex Smith finished out the final 2 1/3 innings. Complete box scores Click Here.

 

Fulton adds another player. The Railroaders have signed on Ryann Gray from Baton Rouge Community College. Gray is a sophomore right handed pitcher. He replaces Paris Creek who has be lost for the season.


Bombers 7, Railroaders 0. (June 18, 2016) (From Dubois County) One of the hallmarks of the Dubois County Bombers through the first 13 games of the 2016 OVL season has been outstanding starting pitching. Last night, Oakland City Universityís Caleb Wagner raised the bar even higher for his rotation brethren by tossing a complete game shutout, leading the Bombers to a 7-0 victory over the Fulton Railroaders in front of 1347 Dubois County fans.

Wagner scattered seven hits and didnít walk a batter. No Railroaders even reached third base until the ninth inning when a pair of singles and a hit batter loaded the bags for Fulton with one out. Wagner then closed out the game with a strikeout and a ground ball to preserve the shutout.

Buddy Johnson ignited the attack for coach Andy Lasherís squad once again. He rapped a pair of singles and a double, coming around to score each time. Macy Holdsworth rocketed a 7th-inning 2-run homer that landed on the platform of the old-fashioned scoreboard in left field. Zack Gray added a pair of hits, scored twice, had two RBIs and a double.

Wagner improves to 2-0. He has yet to allow an earned run this summer through 21 innings on the mound. Cameron Curry started on the mound for Fulton. He takes the loss in his first decision of the season.

Dubois County is now 10-3 for the season. They remain in second place in the OVL, 2.5 games behind Hopkinsville. The Bombers will travel to Hopkinsville today to play a double-header against the Hoppers.

Fulton falls to 4-10. They will also play a twinbill today, hosting the Owensboro Oilers.

The Bombers next home game is Thursday night when the Owensboro Oilers come to historic League Stadium.
Complete box scores Click Here.


Stallions 11, Railroaders 9. (June 17, 2016) The MC Stallions (2-11) had to come from behind twice to beat the Railroaders (4-9) in Fulton on Friday. The Stallions' victory broke a 10 game losing streak and handed the Railroaders a third straight loss. Both teams managed 5 earned runs each giving the Stallions 6 unearned runs to the Railroaders 4 unearned. Errors totals were 4 for MC and 5 for Fulton.

The Railroaders jump to a 5-0 lead after two innings. Fulton scored 3 runs in the first off of 3 hits and one MC error followed by a second inning score of 2 runs from 2 hits and a sacrifice fly.

Both teams remain scoreless until the top of the seventh when the Stallions broke out to score 6 runs on 5 hits and one Fulton error taking a one run lead. MC added another run in the eighth inning from one hit and another Railroader error to make the score 7-5 in their favor.

In the bottom half of the eighth the Railroaders retook the lead scoring 3 runs with 3 hits and one Stallion error. A sacrifice bunt accounting for one run and a 2 RBI homer by Andrew Holderman for the other two.†

Top of the ninth the Stallions down by one run loaded the bases with the help from yet another Fulton error. With one out, Curt Yenchik park a shot over right field's "Little Monster" for a grand slam to give the Stallions an 11-8 lead.

The Railroaders managed their final run on the bottom of the ninth from 2 hits, not enough for a comeback.

The win goes to reliever Nick Watkins for MC as the pitcher of record for throwing the eighth inning and not relieved until the bottom of the ninth after the Stallions took the lead. Alex Peveler picked up a save closing out the ninth. The Stallions Starter Max Hall threw for 7 innings, allowed 5 hits, 5 runs (2 earned), 2 walks and had 5 strikeouts.†

Railroader Kyle Beach takes the hard loss for Fulton pitching 2 2/3 innings closing the game with 5 hits, 5 runs (2 earned), 2 walks, and one strikeout. Fulton's starter Tyler Magley went for 6 1/3 innings giving up 9 hits, 6 runs (3 earned), 2 walks and 2 strikeouts.
Complete box scores Click Here.


Hoppers 8, Railroaders 2 . (June 15, 2016) (From Hopkinsville) The Hoppers improve their record to 9-1 after defeating the visiting Railroaders in Hopkinsville tonight. Hopkinsville scored 8 runs on 8 hits with 3 errors. The Railroaders scored 2 runs on 5 hits with 2 errors to drop their record to 4-7. Starting pitcher Casey Queener improved his record to 3-0 striking out 10 batters with no walks and giving up 5 hits through 8 complete innings of work. Austin Hearn came in to close out the 9th inning. Matt Meihls was the losing pitcher for the Railroaders dropping his record to 1-1. Meihls gave up 6 runs on 5 hits with 5 of those runs being earned.

Hunter Holland led the hitting for the hoppers with 2 hits, both of them doubles with 2 RBIs. Grant Robbins led the team in RBIs with 3 on one hit. Chase Schmittou also contributed with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Contributing to the Hoppers offense tonight was the fact that starting Railroader pitcher Matt Meihls hit 6 batters with Andrew Gross being on the receiving end of 3 of those.

The Hoppers head to Muehlenberg County tomorrow night for a double header and the Railroaders head to Madisonville to face the Miners.
Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 2, Chiefs 1. (June 13, 2016) In 10 innings. The Railroaders break a 1-1 tie scoring a run in the top of the tenth inning and hold on to win over the Chiefs in Paducah.

Fulton took an early 1-0 lead in the third inning off an RBI single by Chase Slone driving in Cameron Curry who was walked and made second on an Alex Phillips single.

The Chiefs tied the game in the fifth when Ryan Garner step to the plate with one out and hit a solo homerun. The game remained scoreless until the tenth inning.

Top of the tenth with one out, Railroader Cameron Curry tripled followed by an attempt squeeze play when Alex Phillips laid down a bunt. The squeeze failed but Curry remained on third and Phillips made to first safely. A double steal then occurred with the next at bat and Curry took home to put Fulton ahead by a run.

Bottom of the tenth with one out, Ryan Garner walked followed by a Daniel Seitzinger single putting runners on first and second. Nathan Williams then grounded into a double play to end the game.

Hunter Smith get the win with 9 innings on the mound and pitcher of record when Fulton took the lead in the tenth. Alex Smith earned his second save to close out the bottom half of the tenth. Reliever Daniel Seitzinger takes the loss for the final inning pitched when Fulton went ahead
. Complete box scores Click Here.


Bombers 7, Railroaders 5. (June 12, 2016) (From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers returned to their winning ways last night with an exhilarating 7-5 come-from-behind victory over the Fulton Railroaders.

Fulton rode the strong left arm of Seth Hougeson while building a 5-0 lead through the first six innings. Third inning singles by Kyle Beach, Cameron Curry, and Chase Sloan highlighted a three-run rally. Fulton added unearned runs in the fourth and sixth innings to mount the five-run cushion.

Hougeson pitched six strong innings, limiting Dubois County to two hits. However, he had to escape bases-loaded jams in the second and sixth innings. Both were fueled by defensive miscues and walks.

But on a night when unearned runs were the currency in play, Dubois County made the most of an errant throwing arm from the Railroaders third baseman while tallying seven unearned runs in the seventh inning.

Buddy Johnson had two hits for Dubois County, including the two-RBI single that plated the deciding runs. Zach Gray and Trey Fulton each doubled for the only extra-base hits of the game. 

Fultonís offense was paced by Kyle Beach with three hits. Cameron Curry and Chase Sloan each added a pair of singles.

Fulton out hit Dubois County 7-5, but committed six errors to the Bombers two.

The Bombers relief corps pitched 5 1/3 innings, holding Fulton to one unearned run. Derek Flaugher earned the win, his first decision of the season. Kevin Forde collects his first save of the summer.

Outfielder Kyle Beach relieved Hougeson in the seventh. His effort was vicitimized by three throwing errors that contributed to the Bomber rally. Beach takes the loss. His record now stands at 0-2. 

The Bombers record improves to 6-2. They remain in sole possession of second place in the Ohio Valley League. Complete box scores Click Here.


Oilers 8, Railroaders 5. (June 11, 2016) (From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers won the Saturday night home game playing the Fulton Railroaders. The final score was Fulton 5 to Owensboro 8.

The Railroaders scored first and last, plating three runs in the top of the 2nd inning and two runs in the top of the 9th inning. In the top of the 2nd inning Alex Phillips was hit by a pitch, Mac Edwards walked, and Cameron Curry was also hit by a pitch -- all with two outs --to load the bases. Alex Smith drove them all in on a 3-RBI single. That was all for Fulton until the top of the the 9th. In that half inning Andrew Holderman reached on catcher's interference, Curry reached on fielder's choice that put Holderman out, and an errant throw back to first base sent Curry on to second base. One more out later, consecutive walks to Kyle Beach and Chase Slone loaded the bases. Pinch-hitter Zach Bishop batted in Curry and Beach. A fly ball to left field ended the visitor rally and the game.

The Oilers, down 3-0 at one point, gradually found steady offensive stride to take over the game. Owensboro scored one run each in the bottoms of the 2nd,, 5th, 7th, and 8th innings. The big inning for the Oilers was the four-run bottom of the 4th inning. In the bottom of the 2nd inning Nick Lugo reached on an error and eventually scored on a Joe Stucky RBI sacrifice fly. In the home 4th inning Hector Marmal singled, and Seth Woodard walked. A pop out later, Joe Silva was hit by a pitch which loaded the bases. Bryce Windham followed with an RBI walk, plating Marmal. A fly out later, Tanner Kerher hit a 2-RBI single to score Woodard and Silva, Windham moved to third base and Kerher went to second base on the throw. A wild pitch allowed Windham to come in and put Kerher at third base before the inning closed with the home team now leading 5 to 3. In the bottom of the 5th inning Nick Lugo led off with a double and scored on a RBI double by Woodard. The bottom of the 7th inning saw Ben Haefner hit by a pitch, and moved to second base by a Lugo single, Consecutive fielder's choices brought Haefner in to score, with Woodard again collecting the RBI. In the bottom of the 8th inning, Joe Silva capped the Owensboro scoring with a solo RBI home run. The Oilers flipped an 0-3 deficit to an 8-3 advantage going into the 9th inning, then secured the 8-5 final.

The winning pitcher was Owensboro starter Aaryn Chandler. Fulton starter Tyler Magley took the loss. Complete box scores Click Here.


Miners 16, Railroaders 6. (June 10, 2016) For the second time in the season the Miners took care of business hammering out a big win over the home team Railroaders. Madisonville used 15 hits to produce their 16 run game that included three homeruns for 6 RBI. Fulton's bats came alive in the seventh inning with 4 of their total 6 game hits to score 5 runs, but were unable at that time to overcome an eight point deficient. 

 

Best at the plate for the Miners were Austin Sistrunk going 2-for-3 with two homeruns (5 RBI), Tom Prospero 4-for-5 a double and 3 RBI, Joe McGuinness 1-for-2 with a double for 3 RBI, and Chase Hensley with a solo homerun.

 

Cameron Curry hit a solo homerun for Fulton and Jacob Elliot managed a 2 RBI single.

 

By pre-arrangement, Miners' starter Jose Fernandez is awarded the win as the pitcher of record leaving the game after 3 innings with a 2-1 lead. Four additional pitchers were used by Madisonville. 

 

Newly reporting Teagan Lind takes the loss going 5 innings, allowing 10 hits, 7 earned runs, 2 walks and had 4 strikeouts. Three Railroader pitchers finished the game.

 

The win by Madisonville moved the Miners into 3rd standing and pushed the Railroaders down into 5th place. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 9, Stallions 3. (June 9, 2016) The Railroaders defeat the Stallions in Muhlenberg to even their record at 3-3 and remain tied in the standings with Madisonville. Fulton took advantage of 6 unearned runs to take a commanding lead, 5 of which came in the first inning. The Stallions could only answer with one run in the first and 2 more in the third inning. The Railroaders tacked on 3 more to their total in the ninth. Complete box scores Click Here.


Hoppers 18, Railroaders 0. (June 8, 2016) The Hoptown Hoppers took care of business in beating down and shutting out the struggling Fulton Railroaders in Hopkinsville on Wednesday night. The Hoppers amassed their 18 runs off 16 hits that included a pair of homeruns from Andrew Gross, one a grand slam. Hoptown remains undefeated on the season joining Dubois County with a perfect 4-0 record. Fulton falls back into 4th standing with a 2-3 record. Complete box scores Click Here. 


Railroaders 9, Chiefs 5. (June 6, 2016) The Railroaders came from behind to overtake and beat the Chiefs in Fulton. After four and a half innings of play, the Railroaders could only muster one run and trailed the Chiefs by four. In the bottom half of the fifth inning, Fulton used 3 hits, 4 walks, a hit batter and one Chiefs' error to put up six runs and take a 7-5 lead. The Railroaders scored two more runs in the sixth to complete the final 9-5 victory.

 

Fulton was slow getting started and seems sluggish at the plate through the first four innings before finally taking advantage of walks and miscues by Paducah. The Railroaders totaled 8 hits in the game, all singles, with 7 RBI and 11 walks. There were 13 runners stranded on base.

 

Paducah out preformed the Railroaders at the plate with 9 hits that included one solo homerun, a triple and one double. Their RBI total accounted for all 5 runs scored. The Chiefs were aggressive in their base running, but good defense by the Railroaders held several plays in check and helped shut down Paducah's scoring through the final four innings of play. 

 

Hunter Smith takes the win for Fulton throwing for the first six innings and the pitcher of record when the Railroaders took the lead in the bottom of the sixth. He gave up 8 hits, 5 earned runs, 2 walks and had 10 strikeouts. Matt Meihls and Cameron Curry together completed the final three scoreless innings.

 

Chiefs starter Michael Klayer threw for 4 innings before leaving the game in bottom of the fifth and responsible for 5 earned runs tying the score with Fulton. Reliever Noah Pierce came in for one and 1/3 innings and gave up the go ahead run to take the loss for Paducah. 

 

The win for Fulton moved the Railroaders up in the standings to third place with a 2-2 record. Tuesday is a day off, road games on Wednesday and Thursday. The next home game is Friday with the Miners. Complete box scores Click Here.


Bombers 7, Railroaders 1. (June 5, 2016) The DC Bombers pitching and bats out preformed the Railroaders to hand Fulton their second straight loss. The Bombers improve to 2-0 in the early season and the Railroaders drop below .500 with a 1-2 record.

 

Dubois County totaled 10 hits on the evening to produce their 7 runs. The offense was lead by Miles Hardy going 3-for-5, 2 RBI with one run scored, and Connor Moroder added a solo homerun. Bombers in the field contributed to the win playing tough defense and error free ball.

 

The Railroaders managed 4 hits but were unable to rally several times during the game. Their only run finally came in the bottom of the eighth inning from a sacrifice fly by Chase Slone with a runner on third. Fulton's defense managed two double plays during the game but also had 2 errors. DC's timely hitting and base running added to the Railroaders woes.

 

Bomber starting pitcher Caleb Wagner threw a strong game through 6 innings giving up 3 hits, no runs, 2 walks and striking out 6, he earned the win. Kevin Forde, Connor Moroder and Brian Wichman completed the game on the mound for DC.

 

The loss went to Railroader starter Tyler Magley who went for 6 innings allowing 7 hits, 4 earned runs, 3 walks and had one strikeout. Alex Smith and Alex Phillips finished out the final 3 innings.

 

The Railroaders host the Chiefs on Monday. The Bombers remain on the road to Muhlenberg County to take on the Stallions who won their fist game against the Chiefs this day. Complete box scores Click Here.

Oilers @ Railroaders - PPD Rained Out. (June 4, 2016) Tonight's game between the Oilers and Railroaders has been rained out. The game has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 19 in Fulton as part of a doubleheader with 7 innings each game. First game start is 5:00 p.m. 


Miners 18, Railroaders 5. (June 3, 2016) (From Madisonville) The Madisonville Miners (1-0) kicked off the 2016 season with an 18-5 win over the Fulton Railroaders (1-1) Friday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium.

The Miners scored 18 runs on 15 hits and four errors by Fulton. The Railroaders scored 5 runs on 8 hits and two Madisonville errors.

Madisonville reliever Dylan Ladd picked up the Win, with Railroader starter Kyle Beach taking the Loss. Miner starter Jeff Lindgren went 2.33 innings with Jack Rettig, Mitchell Bault, and Casey Elbin also seeing action on the mound for Madisonville, with Konnor Aherin, Paris Cheek, Alex Phillips, and Matt Meihls all pitching for the Railroaders.

Madisonville was led at the plate by lead-off hitter Joe Kennedy, who went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. Daniel Jackson went 2-for4 with 2 RBI and 3 scored, and Eugene Freeman went 1-for-1 with 4 walks, 4 runs scored, and 3 RBI. JD Minor went 2-for-4 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI.

For Fulton, the Railroaders were led at the plate by Nick Shuemaker, who went 2-for5 with 2 RBI and 1 run scored. Andrew Swanson went 2-for-4 with one run scored. Chase Slone, Derek Burns, and Mac Edwards each chipped in with an RBI a piece. Complete box scores Click Here.


Railroaders 2, Stallions 1. (June 2, 2016) The home team Fulton Railroaders edged out over the visiting Muhlenberg Stallions to open the 2016 season with a win. With 4 hits for each team, the difference came down to a 2 RBI homerun by Fulton over a solo homerun by Muhlenberg. 

 

The Railroaders scoring came first in the second inning with a lead off single by Nick Shuemaker. Matt Meihls followed with homer over the left field Little Monster at Lohaus Field. 

 

The game remained scoreless until the top of the ninth inning. With 2 outs and no one on base, Curt Yenchik sent his solo shot over Little Monster for the Stallions only score.

 

Starter Seth Hougensen takes the win for Fulton going 7 innings on the mound with no runs allowed, giving up one walk and striking out 9 batters. Alex Smith closed the final 2 innings with one earned run, no walks and 2 strikeouts to earn a save. 

 

Mulhenberg's starter Grant Wallace takes the loss for 4 innings pitched, giving up only 2 hits for 2 earned runs, one walk and 3 strikeouts. Complete box scores Click Here.


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