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Railroaders enter the playoffs in second of three rounds as league's regular season champions. 


2007 KIT League Playoffs

Railroaders' Playoff Stats click here


Game 3, Round 3, August 5, 2007

 

Chris Craycraft pitched a strong game allowing 1 earned run, but not enough to overcome 4 Fulton errors.Greyhounds just squeeze past Railroaders to win 3-2.  The final game of the post season turned out to be another exciting and close game as the Greyhounds win the 2007 KIT League playoff title. Union City took an early 1 run lead when Rafael Hill scored off a Jeff Reach single. The Railroaders scored their only two runs on a Cory Hodskins home run with Tyler Rehmel on base who walked. The Greyhounds tied the game in the 5th when Rafael Hill reached base after being hit by a pitch, advanced to second from a batter walked, then scored on the 1st of 4 errors committed by Fulton during the game. In the 8th, Zach Helton walked and advanced to 2nd from a Justin Gauthier sacrifice bunt. The 4th Railroader error allowed Helton to score and Union City took the lead 3-2.  Strong pitching by both teams only allowed a total of 7 hits the entire game. Starter Brad Rowland gets the win throwing 8 complete innings striking out 6 and walking 2. Robby Reeves gets the save pitching the 9th and gave up 1 of the 4 Railroader hits. Losing pitcher was Chris Craycraft going 7 1/3 innings, allowing 3 hits, striking out 6, walking 7 and giving up only 1 earned run. Chad Edwards in relief completed the game allowing no hits and striking out 1.

 

 Complete Playoff final round Game 3 results Click Here  

 

This completes the 2007 season for the KIT League. Congratulations to the Union City Greyhounds as post season playoff champions and the Fulton Railroaders as regular season champions. The Railroaders gave their fans some exciting play throughout the season and we look forward to 2008 for more baseball action. Thanks go out to the Railroaders players and organization for all their hard work!  


Game 2, Round 3, August 4, 2007

 

Coach Hicks holds Tyler Rehmel up on 3rd after advancing on a passed ball.Railroaders take 2nd game of series over Greyhounds 5-4.  By beating the Greyhounds, the Railroaders have forced a 3rd and final game in the playoffs on Sunday to be play again at Lohaus Field. For the second night in a row, the grandstand held over 200 fans from both teams, cheering their players on. The Greyhounds used 2 singles and a walk to score 1 in the first inning.  The Railroaders promptly answered in the bottom of inning with 2 doubles and a 2 run line drive homer by Zak Shy to total up 3 runs. Bottom of the 2nd the Railroaders added 2 more runs from a Cory Hodskins single, Jeff Reinke hit by a pitch, and a double off the bat of Allen Bolden. Starter and winning pitcher John Selb kept the Greyhounds in check until the 4th when they scored 2 with a single, double and 2 sacrifice RBIs to make the score 5-3. Great Railroader defense kept Union City at bay all night with no strikeouts from either Selb or reliever Chad Edwards. The Greyhounds used 2 singles and 2 walks in the 7th to score another run to draw within 1, when Arron Varnum came in to complete and save the game. The Greyhounds' tough bats produced 10 hits and only struck out once, but big plays by the Railroaders kept the scoring within reason. Losing pitcher for Union City was Alex Berry who went 6 innings allowing all 7 the Fulton hits, walking no one and striking out 2. In addition to Shy's homerun, Fulton's Tyler Rehmel and Cory Hodskins were 2 for 3 each also scoring 1 and 1 RBI.

 Complete Playoff final round Game 1 results Click Here  

 

The Railroaders made the most of what they got and held off the Greyhounds enough to win. The two teams compete again on Sunday at 7 pm to complete the post season playoffs.  Don't miss this final game for 2007 at Lohaus Field!


Game 1, Round 3, August 3, 2007

 

Fans of all ages out to support the Railraoders in the final round of the playoffs.Greyhounds defeat Railroaders 7-3 in 1st of 3 in playoffs.  The Greyhounds used the long ball on Friday to blast a win against Fulton Rafael Hill and Jeffrey Reach matched each other with 2 homeruns consisting of one solo and one 2 RBI to total 6 runs. Starter and losing pitcher Cory White threw a strong game through 6 1/3 innings striking out 9 and 0 walks, but couldn't stop the damage created by the 4 homeruns combined with 4 additional hits. Greyhound pitching silenced the Railroader bats only allowing 3 hits, all by Drew Robertson who got a single, double, and a solo homerun for 1 RBI. The Railroaders offense did manufacture their 1st run in the 1st inning without a hit using aggressive base running. Tyler Rehmel walked, stole 2nd, advanced to 3rd on passed ball then stole home while Cory Hodskins, who had walked, stole 2nd. Jarrett Casey takes the win for Union City going 6 innings also striking out 9, walking 6.

 

  Complete Playoff final round Game 1 results Click Here

 

The Greyhounds served as home team tonight due to a scheduling conflict in Union City. Tomorrow, Saturday, at Lohaus Field the Railroaders return as the Home team to play the 2nd in best of 3 final playoff round against the Greyhounds. The Press Box in the Lohaus' grandstand will be back in full swing as the Railroaders go to even the series and force the 3rd game on Sunday, again at home. The crowd at tonight's game was very supportive and fans from both teams enjoyed the game. Make your plans now to be at the ballpark for some great baseball!


Game 2, Round 2, August 1, 2007

 

Zak Shy gets ready to get his 2nd hit against the Bulls, the first a solo homerun.Railroaders edge by Bulls 5-4. The Railroaders take game 2 in the 2nd round of the playoffs eliminating the Bulls and now advance to the final round. The Greyhounds won their 2nd game over the Oilers and also move into the 3rd round of the playoffs.

 

In Wednesday's game both teams produced a total a 26 hits giving the fans lots of actions. Zak Shy started the scoring for the Railroaders with a solo homerun in the bottom of the 2nd inning. The Bulls came back with 3 runs in the 3rd and the Railroaders answered in the bottom of the inning with 2 more to tie the game at 3 all. In the 8th, Fulton's Tyler Rehmel walked followed by a double by Cory Hodskins and a Zak Shy walk to load the bases. Kyle Bondy then sacrifice flied bringing home  1 RBI and Chris Craycraft singled for another to make the score 5-3. The Bulls put up their final run in the 8th and threaten more in the 9th but a pick off and run down of a runner on first by closer Arron Varnum helped keep the Bulls scoreless in the inning. Fulton starter pitcher Michael Lucas went 7 1/3 innings leaving with the game tied, reliever Chad Edwards finished 7th & 8th innings to get the win and Varnum picks up the same. Losing pitcher for the Bulls was Lance Young going 7 innings. Offense hitting for the Railroaders was lead by Kyle Bondy who went 3 for 3 driving in 2 RBIs and Zak Shy going 2 for 3 with 2 RBI's and a run scored.

 

  Complete Playoff Game 2 results Click Here 


Game 1, Round 2, July 31, 2007

 

Chris Craycraft had 13 strikeouts and a complete game against the Bulls in playoff game 1.Railroaders surge in late innings past Bulls 5-2. In Sikeston the first game of round 2 of the playoffs, the Railroaders fell behind early when the Bulls scored first in the 2nd inning. Fulton came back to tie in the game in the 5th at 1-1 when Shannon Anderson doubled, advanced to 3rd on error, and was batted home by Trent Beirman with a sacrifice fly. The Bulls scored again in the 7th taking advantage of a wild pitch and took the lead 2-1. Top of the 8th, Jeff Reinke singled and Allen Bolden reached base on an error, Tyler Rehmel then sacrifice bunted to get the men in scoring position. Cory Hodskins walked next to load the bases with Zak Shy coming to the plate. Shy walked and Rehmel scored then Kyle Bondy singled driving in the second run in the inning and Fulton took the lead 3-2. In the 9th, the Railroaders added 2 more runs off the bats of Allen Bolden who doubled, and a Tyler Rehmel single. With a 5-2 lead, the Railroaders did not blow the lead as they did in their last meeting with the Bulls.  Fulton scored their 5 runs on 6 hits and taking advantage of 3 Bulls' errors. The Bulls came up with 7 hits, but strong defense and great pitching by Chris Craycraft kept Sikeston in check most the night. Craycraft threw a complete game striking out 13 batters and walking only 1. Taking the loss for the Bulls was Jeremy Brinkmeyer who pitched only 1 2/3 innings in relief for starter Robert Anders. Of offensive note for Fulton, both Allen Bolden and Shannon Anderson each scored twice in the evening with Kyle Bondy getting the game winning RBI in the 8th off a single.

 

  Complete Playoff Game 1 results Click Here 

 

Railroaders face off with the Bulls again tonight, Wednesday, at home in Lohaus Field for game 2 of the 2nd round best of 3 KIT Playoffs. Union City squeezed past Owensboro winning 1-0 in their first game of round 2 and play again in Union City tonight. 

 


 

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