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6, Hoppers 5.
31, 2013) Railroaders
win the Post Season Championship. (Game summary
from Hopkinsville) The Fulton Railroaders battled in the third and deciding
game of the Ohio Valley League championship series,
winning the final game 6-5 in Hopkinsville. Fulton won
both of its championship series games on the road.
Fulton also won the 2011 OVL tournament championship and
the 2008 regular-season title of the OVL’s
predecessor, the KIT League.
Fulton got on the scoreboard first with three runs in
the first inning when Michael Diaz reached on a fielder’s
error and Matt Skrzypiec brought him in with a two-run
blast over the left-field fence. Ramon Valdez made it
back-to-back jacks with a solo shot over the right-field
fence to give the Railroaders an early 3-0 lead.
Hoptown got back two of those runs in the bottom half of
the inning when Trevor Lowe led off with a double, went
to third on a flyout and scored on a single by Brandon
Powell. Powell went to second on a single by Brad
Sevenish, went to third on a walk by Seth Larue and
scored on a single by Derek Ferch to trim the Fulton
lead to 3-2. Fulton halted a potential threat with an
inning-ending double play with a flyout to left and the
throw to home nailing Sevenish at the plate.
Fulton scored again in the top of the third inning when
Michael Diaz led off with a single, stole second, went
to third on a single by Ramon Valdez and scored on a
single by Hunter Owen, moving Valdez to second. Diaz
went to third on a fielder’s choice and scored on a
single by Kyle Simmons to extend the Railroaders’ lead
The Hoppers scored in the bottom of the fifth inning
when Brandon Boggetto and Zac Carter led off with walks.
Boggetto scored on a double by Trevor Lowe, and Carter
scored on a sacrifice fly to narrow Fulton’s lead to
Hoptown tied the game in the bottom of the sixth when
Derek Ferch led off with a single, went to second on a
sacrifice bunt and scored on a triple by Zac Carter,
knotting the game at 5-5.
The Railroaders retook the lead when Cody Burton led off
with a walk, went to second on a sacrifice bunt and
scored on a single by Matt Skrzypiec to make the
difference in the 6-5 win.
Fulton was led at the plate by Matt Skrzypiec, who went
2-for-4 with home run, a run scored and three runs
batted in; Ramon Valdez, who went 2-for-4 with a home
run, two runs and an RBI; and Hunter Owen, who went
2-for-4 with an RBI. Michael Diaz scored twice for the
For Hoptown, Trevor Lowe went 2-for-5 with two doubles,
a run and an RBI, and Derek Ferch went 2-for-4 with a
run and an RBI.
On the mound, Isaac Behme went the distance to bring
home the championship with 120 pitches, allowing five
runs on seven hits, striking out three and walking
For the Hoppers, Cole Isom took the loss in relief,
allowing one run on two hits, striking out six and
walking two in five innings. Jake Bell started for
Hoptown, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits,
striking out three and walking one in three innings.
Trevor Blocker came on in the fourth inning, allowing no
hits and walking two in an inning of work. Box scores
7, Hoppers 5.
In 13 innings. ( From
took 13 innings and almost 4 hours, but game 2 of the
Championship Series proved to be anything but boring. The
Railroaders got it started early in the first inning. Cody
Burton led off with a single, then found his way home off a
couple bad throws from Hoptown. Michael Diaz scored, and Tyler
Douglas was batted home by a Kyle Simmon’s single. The Hoppers
put a couple runs up in the bottom of the first. Trevor reached
home on a wild pitch and John Beary was brought home off a
single from Brandon Powell. The Railroaders led after the first
The Railroaders struck again in the fourth inning after Kyle
Simmons doubled, was batted forward to third off a Colton
Simbeck single, then was brought home off a sacrifice fly from
Garrett O’Neill. Hoptown saw a little light in the bottom of
the sixth when John Beary was batted home from a Brandon Powell
In the bottom of the ninth The Hoppers tied it with Geordie
Carlson scoring off a single by Derek Ferch, and the game went
into extra innings.
The Railroaders scored for the first time in eight innings with
Skrzpiec taking home off a throwing error by Hoptown’s catcher
in the top of the twelfth. The Hoppers answered again in the
bottom of the twelfth, but Fulton scored two more runs in the
thirteenth to put the game away and come up with the victory,
Garrett Ring had a great night on the mound for the Railroaders,
striking out 11 and walking 4. Thomas Huddleston got the win for
Fulton with 4 strikeouts and only 1 earned run. Craig Caufield
suffered the loss for Hoptown. Box scores Click
11, Railroaders 8.
The Hoppers scored nine unanswered runs in final three
innings to come from behind
and beat the Railroaders in Fulton. Hoptown now leads
the final best of three championship series by 1-0,
forcing the Railroaders to win the final two games in
Hopkinsville in order to take the post season title.
The Railroaders jumped to a early 5-0 lead after the
first and second innings, scoring four in the first and
one in the second.
The Hoppers got on the board in the third inning with a
2 RBI homerun by John Beary.
Fulton put up three more runs in the fourth inning.
Homeruns by Ramon Valdez for 2 RBI and a Taylor Douglas
solo homer gave the Railroaders an 8-2 lead on Hoptown.
The Hoppers cut into the lead in the seventh scoring
four runs, then took the lead in the eighth banging out
four more runs to make it 10-8 in their favor. Hoptown
added another run the ninth inning for the final 11-8
The Hoppers had 10 hits, 3 errors and left 8 men on
base. The Railroaders totaled 16 hits, 2 errors
and stranded 10 runners.
Kyle Barbee earned the win in relief pitching 2 2/3
scoreless innings and was the pitcher of record when the
Hoppers took the lead in the eighth. Jake Bell finished
the final 1 1/3 innings for a save.
Fulton's reliever Caleb Shelly takes the loss pitching
the final 1 2/3 innings giving up the go ahead and final
3 runs scored by Hoptown.
The Hoppers lead the final championship series 1-0. The
two teams play game two on Tuesday in Hopkinsville. Box scores Click
5, Bobcats 2.
Railroaders will continue to the final third and
championship round of the playoffs after beating back
the Bobcats on Saturday. The defeat sends the Bobcats
home for the year after finishing last in the regular
season but rebounding and advancing one round in post
season play. As in 2012, the Railroaders and Hoppers
will once again face off for the Post Season Champion
title. Fulton will host game one of the best of three
series on Monday, July 29.
The Railroaders took a 1-0 lead over the Bobcats in the
bottom of the second inning. With the bases loaded,
Taylor Douglas scored from third off a RBI single by
Top of the fourth inning, the Bobcats used a Railroaders
error and a homerun from Jarrett Rice for two RBI to
take a 2-1 lead.
Fulton tied the game at 2-2 in the fifth when Matt
Skrzpiec walked, advanced to third and scored as Kyle
Simmons reached on a fielder's choice with a force out
at second. The Railroaders put up two more in the
seventh with a RBI double by Ramon Valdez and a Hunter
Owen RBI single. Cody Burton added his second RBI in the
eighth to complete the final 5-2 score.
Fulton starter John Lollar pitched for six innings
leaving the game tied at two. Lollar allowed only one
earned run, one walk and struck out seven. Jake
Shadix gets the win pitching two innings giving up two
hits, no runs or walks, and issued three strikeouts.
Caleb Shelly takes a save for finishing the ninth, and
struck out two of the three batters faced.
Marion starter Trevor Guthrie threw for 4 innings
leaving the Bobcats with a one run lead. Luke
MacDonald completed the last four innings and is tagged
for the loss allowing four earned runs from the mound. Box scores Click
9, Bobcats 0.
After advancing to the second round of the playoffs for
the second year in a row, the Bobcats dropped Game 1 of
the best-of-three Ohio Valley League semi-finals. Fulton
blanked Marion 9-0 at Guess Field on Friday, forcing the
Bobcats to win Saturday and Sunday at the Railroaders to
advance to the league championship series for the first
time in the team's six-year history. Box scores Click
Regular Season Games and News
To Playoff Games
Railroaders selected as OVL Leaders.
25, 2013). With
the completion of the 2013 regular season, the OVL has selected
the top players in 10 categories based on their
performance in the 45 game season. Fulton is proud to
have four players in four categories among the best in the
league. They are:
Simbeck got the most homerun title with 9 total
for the season.
Ring was the strikeout king with a total of 56
on the year.
Lollar best win/loss percentage at 100% going 4-0 for the
Shelley topped the league with his 9 saves.
factors for these titles required 126+ plate appearances
for hitters and 36+ innings pitched for the pitchers.
The title of "Most Saves" is exempt from the
innings pitched qualifying factor. Go to the OVL website
to see a complete list of the all top leaders in the
league. Congrats to these players and all the
Railroaders for a well played regular season in 2013.
8, Railroaders 7.
Madisonville Tradewater Pirates rallied with two runs in the
bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Fulton Railroaders,
8-7. Taylor Burr
picked up the win for Madisonville, and Taylor Douglas suffered
the loss for the Railroaders. The official OVL box score is
Madisonville got the scoring started with two runs in the
bottom of the second inning when Alfredo
Bohorquez tripled off Fulton starter Michael Sillyman,
driving in Robert
Veltre and Jeremy
Hyde. Madisonville added another run in the fifth when Joe
Tipton scored on a bases-loaded ground ball by Matt
erupted for four runs in the top of the sixth, with the big
blast coming on a three-run home run by Colton Simbeck off
Pirate starter Jack Coleman. Sean Cunningham drove in one run
earlier in the inning on a single. Fulton added another run in
the seventh and two more in the eighth and held a 7-3 lead
heading into the bottom of the eighth inning.
Matt Sheneman led off the inning with a single. Robert Veltre
followed by reaching on a fielder’s choice, with Veltre
advancing to second on an error. Jeremy Hyde tripled, scoring
Sheneman and Veltre, and then was promptly driven in by an Austin
After retiring the Railroaders 1-2-3 in the top of the ninth,
the Pirates got right back on the warpath. After Dathan
Prewett hit a fly ball, Garrett
Emling drew a walk. Matt Sheneman followed and drew a
walk. A passed ball then allowed the base runners to advance
to second and third, respectively. Robert Veltre singles,
driving in Emling and tying the ballgame at 7-7. Jeremy Hyde
was intentionally walked to load the bases with one out.
Austin Shives struck out swinging, setting the stage for Gooch
Greer to draw a bases-loaded, full count walk to end
Madisonville finishes with the regular season with a record of
25-19, good for third place in the final standings. The
Railroaders took second place in the standings with a 27-17
overall record, 5.5 games behind first place Hoptown (32-11). Box scores Click
4, Bobcats 0 - game 1.
In 7 innings. The Railroaders' doubleheader sweep over the
Bobcats on Tuesday clinches Fulton's second place standing for
the 2013 regular season. The Railroaders take 2nd seed for the
Post Season Playoffs with a bye from the single game Round 1 on
Thursday. Fulton will begin Round 2 (best of 3 series) on Friday
at the winner of Round One, Madisonville or Marion who are the
now # 3 and # 6 seeds for post season play. The next home game
for the Railroaders will be on Saturday, Game 2 of Round
The Railroaders finish off the regular season on Wednesday this
week in Madisonville against the Pirates, the outcome will not
affect the standings for either team.
In game one of Tuesday's doubleheader, both teams where held
scoreless through two and half innings. In the bottom of the
3rd, Fulton took a 1-0 lead when Taylor Stoulp led off with
single, reached third base on a hit-and-run sacrifice by Cody
Burton, and score on a RBI single by Michael Diaz.
The shutout continued for the Bobcats and the Railroaders topped
off their total score in the 6th inning. Taylor Douglas
singled, advanced to third and scored from a Hunter Owen RBI
single. Owen later scored on a Bobcat error. A third run
for the inning came from a second RBI single by Michael Diaz
driving in Garret O'Neill who was hit by a pitch, advanced on
the error and stole 3rd base.
Winning pitcher and starter John Lollar threw for the full 7
innings. Lollar gave up only one hit and walk, and struck
out 6 at the plate. Taking the loss for Marion was Jackson Miles
who completed a full 6 innings. Miles also had 6 strikeouts, he
walked 2, allowed 8 hits and was pinned for 4 runs, only one
earned. Box scores Click
8, Bobcats 4 - game 2.
In 7 innings. For game two on the evening, both teams were
better at the plate. The Bobcats led off the scoring in the
first inning getting one run across. Cody Brown walked to
start the game, was advanced to third off single and a ground
out, then scored from a Tyler Bonaventure RBI single.
The Railroaders answered in the bottom of the first with 7 big
runs. Both Ramon Valdez and Taylor Stoulp each had 3 RBI homers
to highlight the inning. The Railroaders hit six of their
total 8 game hits in the first inning alone.
Marion put up another run in the second inning with Joe
Tourville reaching on a double, going to third on a wild pitch,
and scoring on a ground out RBI.
Fulton added their final run in third. Colton Simbeck was
hit by pitch, stole second, then made home on a Bobcat error.
The Bobcats clawed back in the 6th and 7th with one run in each
inning. Tyler Bonaventrue hit a solo home run, and Brandon
Waltman singled for a RBI driving in Joe Tourville who had
reached on a singled.
Tyler Saltsman earned the win going 7 full innings, allowing 6
hits, 4 earned runs, 2 walks and had 9 strikeouts. Bobcat
starter Blake Thomas takes the loss for 2 2/3 innings of work
giving up 7 hits, 8 runs (6 earned), 3 walks and struck out 2
batters. Scooter Hightower for 3 innings and Tyler Bonaventure
for 1/3 finished the game for Marion. Box scores Click
3, Railroaders 2.
(From Hopkinsville) The Hoptown Hoppers
claimed the rights to Regular Season Champions for the
second year in a row as they beat out the Fulton
Railroaders 3-2 Saturday night. Kyle Barbee had the
start for the Hoppers and held the Railroaders to no
hits through six innings.
The Hoppers scored first in the bottom of the fourth
inning off of a John Beary double and a sacrifice ground
out by Seth Larue. They scored again in the fifth as
Brandon Boggetto walked, stole second and third base,
and was batted into home by a sac fly from Derek Ferch.
The Railroaders evened the
score in the seventh inning off of a ground rule double
from Garrett O’Neill and a single from Taylor Stoulp.
The Hoppers sealed the deal in the eighth inning with
Trevor Lowe scoring off of a error. Riley Sanderson got
the win for the Hoppers and Craig Caufield grabbed the
save. Jake Shadix suffered the loss for the Railroaders. Box scores
7, Bombers 6.
The Railroaders pull it out to win in the bottom of the
9th inning with a pair of homeruns to beat the Bombers.
The Railroaders took an early 2-0 lead after the first
inning only to have the Bombers tie the game with 2 runs
in the 3rd inning. Fulton regained the lead in the
4th with 2 more runs scored. The Bombers scored a
single run in the 6th and 7th innings to tie the game
agin, then took over the lead in the 8th scoring 2 two
to make it 6-4 in favor of DC.
Bottom of the 9th Ramon Valdez walked to lead off.
After a fly out, Kyle Simmons came to plate and hit the
first homerun for 2 RBI to tie it up. Taylor
Douglas, who had came into game to play first base and
then moved to mound, stepped up and blasted a walk-off
homer to win the game for Fulton.
Kyle Simmons lead the offense for Fulton going 2 for 5,
3 RBI and one score. Taylor Douglas was 2 of 3
with his game winning RBI homer and had a double.
For the Bombers, Shain Showers was best at the plate
with 2 for 3, 2 RBI and scored once off a solo homerun.
Fulton sent five pitchers to the mound. Starter
Colin Hatch went for 5 1/3 innings leaving the game with
the Railroaders in the lead but gets no decision.
Taylor Douglas earned the win on the mound throwing the
Dubois County reliever Clint Chestnut takes the loss for
the Bombers pitching the last 1 2/3 innings giving up
the lead in the bottom of the 9th.
The regular season series between the two teams is now
complete with the Railroaders taking it 5-4 games over
the Bombers. Box scores Click
12, Pirates 9.
to inch even closer to that second first-round bye spot
in next week’s Ohio Valley League playoffs, the
Madisonville Tradewater Pirates fell off the pace
Thursday night thanks to the Fulton Railroaders
importing their home park’s home-run advantage to
Elmer Kelley Stadium.
Homers by Colton Simbeck and Taylor Douglas in the first
four innings gave the Railroaders a big lead the Pirates
couldn’t overcome, as Fulton won 12-9 to increase
their second-place lead to 2.5 games.
“Those three runs proved to be the difference in the
game,” Pirates manager Steve Fowler said. “We
didn’t get the timely hits we needed.”
Tradewater scored four runs in the ninth to put the
tying run on deck with two outs, but Joe Tipton’s
groundout finally ended the 3 1/2-hour affair. Falling
short was theme of the night: the Pirates had gotten
back to within 5-4 in the fifth after a 5-1 deficit,
only to fall back down by the tune of 12-5 by the time
they were down to their last three outs.
“These guys aren’t ready to quit,” Fowler
With Fulton down 1-0
on a Matt Sheneman RBI double, Simbeck led off the third
with a solo shot to left center field. Douglas gave the
Railroaders the lead for good on a one-out, two-run
homer to make it 3-1 in the fourth, a lead that topped
out at 5-1 in the fifth when Hunter Owen took advantage
of an inning-extending error and two walks to single in
Tradewater roused itself in the bottom of the frame, as
Garrett Emling doubled in a run and Alfredo
Bohorquez’s sacrifice fly RBI netted two runs when the
throw to the infield following the catch went out of
play on the third-base side.
But just when they had gotten the deficit down to a run
at 5-4, the Pirates hit a wall. Robert Veltre flew out
to left to end the fifth, and Fulton took back one of
those runs back in the sixth on a Mark Skrzypiec RBI
Tradewater loaded the bases with three straight two-out
base runners in the bottom of the stanza, but stranded
them when Dathan Prewett’s bloop into shallow center
Fulton then put the game away in the seventh, taking
advantage of a Bohorquez throwing error to second on a
fielder’s choice. Owen, the next batter, made it a
four-RBI night and an 8-4 game on his two-RBI double.
Five batters later, Owen came home on Michael Diaz’s
single into left.
Emling homered to bring the gap back to 9-5, but Ramon
Valdez put the Railroaders in double-digits, run-wise,
with his eighth-inning RBI triple, kicking off a
three-spot. Emling singled in a run in the ninth,
scoring on an error, with the Pirates’ final runs
plating on a double play and a subsequent wild pitch.
Fulton ups its mark to 24-15, while the Pirates slip to
22-17. The Pirates play at league-leading Hoptown
tonight. Box scores Click
5, Railroaders 1.
The Pirates came out on top to win over the Railroaders
in extra innings. Third place Madisonville gained one
game on second place Fulton, now only 1 /12 games
Both teams remained scoreless through five innings of
play. The Pirates score first in the 5th inning
using one of three hits and a costly error for a one
unearned run lead. The Railroaders answered in the
bottom of the 6th inning to tie the game with one
unearned run of their own.
Scoring was held in check through the 9th inning.
Top of the 10th with two outs, the Pirates got a man
aboard on another Railroader error with the runner
finally scoring off the game winning RBI single by Joe
Tipton. Two more hits produced three additional runs to
give Tradewater a 5-1 lead and the final score.
The Railroaders stranded 13 runners on base and produced
7 hits, the Pirates left 8 men on base and had 9 total
hits. Both teams committed 2 errors each.
Tradewater starter Tyler Thomas threw for 6 innings
allowing 7 hits, one unearned run, 3 walks, and had 3
strikeouts. Taylor Burr pitched one inning in
relief and Samuel Gilbert completed the final 3 innings
and takes the win for Madisonville.
Fulton's starter Garrett Ring pitched a strong game for
8 full innings giving up 5 hits, one unearned run, 2
walks, and struck out 13 batters. Ring left the
game tied and Ryan Skoubo pitched for 1 2/3 innings and
pinned for 4 runs (3 earned) with 3 hits, one walk and 2
strikeouts, and was tagged for the loss. Sean
Cunningham closed out the game with the final out.
The two teams battle again on Thursday in Madisonville. Box scores
10, Bobcats 5.
The Railroader came back from trailing early to beat the
Bobcats. The Bobcats took a 3-0 lead through the
first 2 innings of play. The Railroaders scored single
runs in the 3rd and 5th innings.
Top of the 7th innings, a bases loaded walk in run and a
Taylor Douglas 2 RBI double gave Fulton a 5-3 lead. The
Railroaders added 2 more run in the 8th innings with the
Bobcats answering with one run to make it a 7-4
The Railroaders extended their lead in the 9th with a 3
RBI home run off the bat of Colton Simbeck, his league
leading 7th on the season. The Bobcats put up one more
run in the bottom of the inning for the final 10-6
Starter John Lollar gets the win for 7 innings pitched
for Fulton. He gave up 8 hits, 3 unearned runs, 2 walks,
and had 8 strikeouts. David Herrera took the loss for
Marion. Box scores Click
8, Pirates 4.
The Railroaders picked up a half game in the standing
winning over the Pirates 8-4 on Monday. Fulton is now 3
1/2 games behind first place Hoptown and 3 games ahead
of third place Madisonville.
Both teams remained scoreless through 4 1/2 innings
until the Railroaders broke out in the bottom of the 5th
with five runs on four hits and one Pirate error.
A Matt Skrzpiec 2 RBI double and a Ramon Valdez 2 run
homer highlighted the half inning of play.
The Pirates answer in the top of the 6th inning with a
Ty Broady 3 RBI homerun to make the score 5-3 still in
The Railroaders regained their five run lead in the 7th
inning. A RBI single by Michael Diaz, sacrifice
fly by Matt Skrzpiec and a RBI double by Taylor Douglas
gave Fulton an 8-3 edge.
Madisonville got their final run in the 9th inning from
a solo homerun by Alfredo Bohorquez, but it was too
little to late.
Fulton's starter Brandon Diaz earned the win pitching 5
2/3 innings. Diaz pitched perfect ball through 5
innings, retiring the sides until the top of 6th, giving
up three hits and the 3 RBI homer. He struck out 7
and walked 3 batters. Jake Shadix was called in for
relief and finished the final 3 1/3 innings for a
Save. Shadix gave up 3 hits, one earned run,
walked no one and had 3 strikeouts.
Mason Roof takes the loss for Tradewater throwing for 6
innings allowing 6 hits, 5 runs (4 earned), one walk and
strikeouts 4 at the plate. Taylor Burr completed the
final 2 innings and tagged for 5 hits, 3 runs and 2
walks with no strikeouts.
The two teams meet again on Wednesday in Fulton. Box scores
4, Oilers 2.
(From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers were
overcome in a loss at home Saturday night to the
visiting Fulton Railroaders. The final score was 4-2 in
Owensboro scored first with one run
in the bottom of the 1st inning. Leadoff hitter Tyler
Tichenor walked, and was sacrificed over to second base.
Tichenor stole third base and scored on a two-out RBI
triple from Hunter Newman.
The 1-0 Oilers lead held up until the
Railroaders scored one run in the top of the 6th inning.
That run came by way of a solo RBI home run from Colton
Simbeck Fulton took the lead with two runs in the
top of the 7th inning. Ramon Valdez led off with a walk.
He came all the way around to score as Taylor Douglas
followed with a RBI double. One out later a RBI single
by Kyle Simmons scored Douglas. The Railroaders added
one more run in the top of the 8th inning. With one
away, Michael Diaz singled. Consecutive walks to
following batters loaded the bases. Diaz scored from
third on an error that put Douglas on base before a
double play ended the frame. The Railroader advantage
was 4 to 1.
Owensboro managed to rally for one
more run in the bottom of the 9th inning. Newman led of
with a walk. Austin Edge and Dalton West singled back to
back to load the bases. Newman scored as Logan Leverett
grounded into a double play, then a strikeout ended the
Fulton starter Isaac Behme went eight
innings for the win, Caleb Shelly the ninth for a
save. Owensboro starter Cameron
Wallace took the loss. Box scores Click
5, Oilers 2.
The Railroaders' victory over the Oilers on Friday
resumes their pace on first place Hoptown, remaining 3
1/2 games behind the Hoppers who won over the DC
Bombers. Owensboro slipped one game further at 6
games back, and now tied with Madisonville in third as
the Pirates win beating up the Bobcats.
Fulton scored three runs in the first inning; one from
Oiler error and balk followed by a two RBI homerun by
Ramon Valdez. Both teams remained scoreless
through the sixth inning.
Top of the seventh; the Oilers finally closed to within
one after Hunter Newman lead off with a double and Ian
Foegi hit a two run homerun. The Railroaders
answered and added two more runs in the bottom half of
the seventh. Kyle Simmons doubled to start the
inning, batted to third and scored on a wild
pitch. Taylor Douglas added another with a
sacrifice fly scoring Hunter Owen on third who had
singled and advance on two wild pitches. The scoring
completed at 5-2.
Starter Colin Hatch earned his 3rd win going 7 innings
allowing 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 3 walks and striking out
9 at the plate. Sean Cunningham threw the eighth and
Caleb Shelley finished the ninth picking up his 7th Save
on the season.
Shane Weedman takes the loss and pitched a good 6
innings, giving up 5 hits, tagged for 5 runs (one
unearned), walked 2 and had 8 strikeouts. Jason
Jones completed the final two innings for Owensboro.
The two teams meet again on Saturday in Owensboro for a
second game. Box scores Click
9, Railroaders 8.
(From Hopkinsville) A
grand slam home run in the bottom of the eighth inning
was just enough to give homestanding Hoptown the 9-8 win
Fulton led off the game with a run in the top of the
first inning when Cody Burton led off and got hit by a
pitch. He stole second and took third on the errant
catcher’s throw, scoring on a wild pitch to give the
Railroaders an early 1-0 lead.
Fulton scored again in the top of the second when Taylor
Douglas reached with a walk, Kyle Simmons was hit by a
pitch and Hunter Owen reached on a fielder’s choice.
Douglas scored on a groundout, giving the Railroaders a
Fulton scored two runs in the third inning when Matt
Skrzypiec was hit by a pitch, went to second on a walk
to Michael Sillyman and scored on a single by Garret
O’Neill, moving Sillyman to second. Taylor Douglas
walked to load the bases and Sillyman scored on a
groundout to give the Railroaders a 4-0 lead.
Hoptown got both runs back in the bottom of the third
inning when Zac Carter led off with a single and scored
on a two-run shot by Mitch Huckabay to cut the Fulton
lead to 4-2.
Hoptown took the lead in the bottom of the fifth when
Trevor Lowe led off with a single and went to second on
a sac bunt. Mitch Huckabay walked, and Lowe scored on a
two-error play in John Beary’s at-bat, moving Huckabay
to third. Huckabay scored on a bunt single by Bead
Sevenish, and Brandon Powell’s single scored Beary to
give the Hoppers a 5-4 lead.
Fulton responded in the top of the sixth inning when
Kyle Simmons led off with a single and went to third
when Hunter Owen reached on a fielder’s choice. Cody
Burton’s single scored Simmons, and Owen scored on a
passed ball to give the Railroaders a 6-5 lead.
Fulton extended its lead in the eighth inning when
Hunter Owen was hit by a pitch and went to second on a
sac bunt. Michael Diaz reached on a two-base error,
scoring Owen, and Diaz scored on a double by Ramon
Valdez to give the Railroaders an 8-5 lead.
Hoptown retook the lead in the bottom of the eighth when
Brandon Powell led off with a single and Seth Larue and
Brandon Boggetto each walked to load the bases. Trevor
Lowe then pounded a grand slam home run over the
left-field wall to put the Hoppers ahead 9-8.
Hoptown was led at the plate by Trevor Lowe, who went
2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and four runs
batted in; Mitch Huckabay, who went 2-for-3 with a home
run, two runs and two RBIs; and Brandon Powell, who went
2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs.
Fulton was led by Ramon Valdez, who went 2-for-4 with a
double, a run and an RBI, and Kyle Simmons, who went
2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Cody Burton had two RBIs
for the Railroaders.
Kyle Barbee got the win for the Hoppers in relief,
allowing two unearned runs on four hits, striking out
two and walking none in two innings. Jake Bell got the
save, coming on in the ninth inning and striking out
one. Dustin Tuck started for Hoptown, allowing four runs
(three earned) on one hit, striking out two and walking
four in three innings. Reese Johnson came on in the
fourth inning, allowing one hit and striking out two in
two innings. Trevor Blocker pitched the sixth inning,
allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits in one
Caleb Shelley took the loss for the Railroaders,
allowing one run on one hit, walking one in one inning.
Thomas Huddleston started for Fulton, allowing five runs
(four earned) on six hits, striking out three and
walking two in 4 1/3 innings. Ryan Skoubo came on
in the fifth inning, allowing three runs on two hits,
striking out one and walking three in 2 2/3 innings. Box scores
7, Hoppers 2.
The Railroaders ended Hoptown's six game winning streak
beating the Hoppers with a 7-2 score. Second place
Fulton regained a game lost the night before.
First place Hoptown is now 2 1/2 games ahead of Fulton
who leads the season series between the two at
4-3. Two games remain between the two teams with
one on tomorrow, Thursday, in Hopkinsville.
The Hoppers took a short lived lead in the first inning
off a Brad Sevenish solo homerun Sevenish led
Hoptowns' offense going 3 for 4 and scored both Hopper
runs. Brandon Powell was 2 of 4 and had the RBI
driving in Sevenish in the top of the ninth.
For Fulton; scoring tied the game with one run in the
first, and two more runs in the second gave them a 3-1
lead. The Railroaders extended their lead in the
fourth inning when Michael Diaz hit a 3 RBI homer. Diaz
was 2 for 5 at the plate with 4 RBI and one score.
The final Fulton score occurred in the fifth as Taylor
Douglas hit a solo shot over the left/center wall for
his 5th homer on the year. Douglas went 3 for 4, an RBI
and one score.
Starter and winning pitcher Garrett Ring completed eight
full innings giving up 6 hits, one run, two walks and
had only one strikeout. Ring is now 4-1 on the
season. Brandon Diaz finished off the ninth with
two hits allowed, one unearned run and two strikeouts.
Hoptown starter Cole Isom takes the loss throwing for 5
innings and was hit 10 times for seven runs (one
unearned), walked only one and struck out five.
Kyle Barbee for two innings and Jake Bell for one
finished the game holding the Railroaders scoreless for
the final three innings. Box scores Click
11, Railroaders 9.
The Railroaders (18-13) fell to the Bombers (15-16) in a
close battle throughout their game on Tuesday.
Fulton drops back another game on league leading
Hoppers who beat the Pirates, and now ahead 3 1/2 games
over the Railroaders.
Both teams marked up 12 hits each with Fulton giving up
3 unearned runs and DC allowing 4 unearned. The
Bombers stranded 5 men and the Railroaders left 8 on
The Bombers struck in the first inning scoring 4 off 4
hits, an error and a wild pitch. The Railroaders
answered in the second inning with 5 runs from 5 hits,
an error plus a wild pitch. Fulton extended their lead
by one in the fourth.
Both teams put up 2 runs in the 5th to bring the score
8-6 in favor of Fulton. The Railroaders' scoring came
from a Cody Burton 2 RBI homer who went 2 of 5, had 3
RBI and scored twice.
The Bombers when to work in the seventh inning blasting
over 5 runs. Andre Davis had a 2 RBI single and
Shain Showers added a base clearing 3 RBI double with
Kyle Simmons punched out Fulton's last answered run with
a leadoff solo home run in the bottom half of the
seventh. Simmons was 3 of 4 on the evening and scored
Jonathan Williams earned the win on the mound for DC in relief
starter Kyle Briner. Williams threw for the final
5 innings giving up only 3 hits and 3 earned runs, he
walked 3 and had 4 strikeouts.
Taking the loss for Fulton Jake Shadix, also in relief,
for 1 2/3 innings of work allowing 5 earned runs on 4
hits, walking one and 2 strikeouts. Railroader starter
Taylor Douglas labored for 5 innings leaving Fulton
ahead by 2 runs. Ryan Skoubo was called in to hold
the Bombers scoreless for the final 2 1/3 innings and
did not allow a hit. Box scores Click
must now face off
for 2 games with the Hoppers
who are on a 5 game winning streak. With only 14 games
left in the regular season, every game becomes
important. The season series between the Railroaders and
Hoppers stands at 3-3 with 3 games left. On
Wednesday the first will be played in Fulton, and on
Thursday another in Hoptown. The final game
between the teams before the post season playoffs, is
scheduled for July 20 in Hopkinsville.
8, Bombers 3.
(From Dubois County) The
Dubois County Bombers (14-16) couldn’t snap a three
game losing streak on Sunday night, losing to visiting
and 2nd place Fulton Railroaders (18-12,) 8-3, extending
the losing streak to four games.
Bo Ausmus hit a line drive, sac fly in the top of the
1st to give the Bombers the early, 1-0 lead. The Bombers
responded again in the 4th. Dane Giesler’s double set
up Rick Linton’s RBI single up the middle to put
Dubois County ahead, 2-0. It wasn’t until the 5th
inning that Fulton got on the scoreboard. That’s when
Taylor Douglas decreased the Bombers’ lead to, 2-1.
The 6th inning was one the Bombers would like to have a
mulligan on. Fulton tortured Dubois County for six runs
in the inning off four hits, two of those being doubles.
It was Ramon Valdez who delivered the big hit for the
Railroaders in the inning. A bases clearing, 3 RBI
double that just stayed inside the first base bag.
Fulton added one more run in the 7th, then coasted the
rest of the way before dodging a two out rally from the
Bombers in the 9th to win, 8-3. Dubois County was out
hit in the contest, nine to six and committed more
errors than the Railroaders. Fulton committed their only
error in the bottom of the 9th to allow the Bombers’
two out rally to stay alive.
Sean Cunningham started for the winning Railroaders,
pitching six innings and giving up two earned runs and
striking out three batters in a winning effort. He was
relieved by Isaac Behme, Ryan Skoubo, Tyler Saltsman and
Tyler Shelley. Shelley worked out of the 9th inning jam
to earn the save as the Bombers had bases loaded and the
tying run on deck. Connor Strain pitched five innings
for Dubois County, taking the loss after giving up six
runs, three of which came unearned. Strain struck out
five Fulton batters.
There was not a Bomber to register more than a single
hit on the night but the Bombers did manufacture one
extra base hit. Dane Giesler hit a RBI double to lead
the offense. Hamilton Carr, Kyle Schwinghamer, Eric
McKibban, Rick Linton, and Jacob Armstrong rounded out
the offense with a single each. Three Fulton players
finished the game with two hits, Cody Burton, Matt
Skrzypiec and Ramon Valdez. Ramon Valdez also drove home
three runs. While Burton, Douglas, Michael Sillyman, and
Garret O’Neill each had a RBI for the game. Box scores
3, Railroaders 1.
5, 2013) (From
Madisonville) The Pirates pitchers (14-13) held the
Railroaders (17-12) in check at the plate for the night, and
Robert Veltre (4-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI), Dathan Prewett (3-4, 2 RBI)
and Joe Tipton (3-4, 2 R) provided the power behind the
Pirates’ 3-1 victory tonight in Elmer Kelley Stadium.
Madisonville outhit Fulton, eleven to four, in picking up their
fourteenth win of the season.
Madisonville got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the second
inning on a home run blast from Veltre to right-center.
The Pirates picked up another run in the fifth on an RBI-single
by Prewett, driving in Joe Tipton. Prewett drove in his
second run of the night on a ground ball single in the seventh,
scoring Tipton gain.
The Railroaders scored their only run of the night when Alex
Huddleston hit a sacrifice fly to left, driving in Taylor
For the Pirates, starting and winning pitcher Daniel Sharp
pitched five scoreless innings, scattering three, walking two,
and striking out seven Railroaders. Chad Cox came on in
relief and pitched the sixth inning, walking one and striking
out one. Cox gave way to Trent Benningfield, who pitched two
complete innings, allowing one hit, one run (earned) and
whiffing three Railroaders. Samuel Gilbert earned the
Save, pitching a scoreless ninth inning to close out the game.
Gilbert registered one walk and one strikeout.
Fulton starter Thomas
Huddleston took the Loss for the Railroaders, pitching seven
complete innings. Huddleston gave up ten Pirates hits
(including the home run by Veltre), three runs (all earned), and
picked up five strikeouts. Sean Cunningham pitched one
inning of relief, giving up one hit, one walk, and getting one
Madisonville travels to
Fulton Saturday night for a rematch. The game sets
underway at 7:00 pm Central in “The Yard.” Box scores Click
4, Bobcats 3 .
In 10 innings.
(17-11) narrowing escape with a win over the Bobcats
(6-20) on Thursday. Fulton gains a half game on
idle Hoptown and is now one game back of the 1st place
The only offensive highlight for the Railroaders was a 3
run homer by Michael Sillyman hit in the third inning
giving Fulton a 3-0 lead. The Bobcats scored one
unearned run in the fourth inning. Marion tied the
game in the eighth inning with two more unearned runs
with no hits and two Railroader errors.
In the bottom of the tenth reliever Luke MccDonald
walked the bases loaded, one intentional, with 2
outs. On a 3-1 count to Kyle Simmons at the
plate, the next pitch was low and the winning walked in
The Railroaders put up 11 hits total but stranded 19
runners on base. The Bobcats only managed 2 hits
and left 7 on base.
Fulton's starter Garret Ring went 8 innings for the 2
hits allowed, tagged for the unearned runs, walked 4 and
struck out 8 batters, no decision. Caleb Shelly and Ryan
Skoubo each threw for the final two innings with Skoubo
earning the win.
Marion's starter Tyler Simmons managed 5 1/3 innings
getting hit 8 times, giving up 3 earned runs, 5 walks
and 5 strikeouts. Luke MacDonald went 4 1/3 and
takes the loss. Box scores Click
3, Bobcats 2.
The Railroaders keep
pace in the standings with a win over the Bobcats, and
Hoptown defeats the Oilers. Fulton's total hits
equaled 6 with Jack Henry Jones going 2 for 2 and a RBI,
and Michael Diaz was 2 of 4 for the night. John
Lollar takes the win and Caleb Shelly his fifth save on
the season. The Railroaders take on the Bobcats again
tomorrow at Fulton with a 5:30 pm game start, and
fireworks to follow the game.
(From Marion) Riding a hot streak, Fulton
continued to keep pace with league-leading Hopkinsville
Wednesday with a 3-2 victory over the Bobcats at Guess
The Railroaders took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth
only to be answered by the Bobcats in the bottom of the
frame. In the sixth, Fulton tacked on two more runs.
Marion's offense pushed one across the plate in the
bottom of the inning, but that would be all of the
scoring on the night, sending the Bobcats to a 6-19
Fulton, after sitting in fifth
place for several days, over the last couple of weeks
has pushed ahead of all but Hopkisville, who leads the
Railroaders by only 1.5 games.
Bobcats starter Jackson Miles
gave up only an unearned run coming off the only error
on the night. Reliever David Herrera took the loss after
giving up Fulton's two earned runs in the top of the
At the plate, Cody Brown was
2-for-2, scoring both of Marion's runs. Tyler
Bonaventure and Brandon Lawing, each 1-for-4, drove in a
run apiece to account for all of the Bobcats' scoring.
Bonaventure's hit was a double, the only extra-base hit
of the Bobcats' seven-hit tally. Box scores Click
Oilers 1 - game 1.
In 7 innings. After
losing on Sunday in Owensboro, the Railroaders (15-11)
bounced back on Tuesday by sweeping a doubleheader with
the Oilers (12-12) in Fulton. The wins puts Fulton
alone in 2nd place with a one and half game spread
between them and 1st place Hoptown, and 3rd place Dubois
County. The double loss throws Owensboro into 4th and
tied with idle Madisonville.
In game one the Railroaders jumped out to a 3-0 lead
after the first inning. Michael Diaz on third
scored when Oilers' pitcher Christian McHatton was
called for a balk. Ramon Valdez doubled driving in
another run and Kyle Simmons singled for another RBI.
The only Oilers' score came in the third inning and was
unearned. Cameron Wallace singled and advanced to
2nd on the only Fulton error. Once in scoring
position, Wallace crossed home off a Cody Rogers RBI
Fulton extended their lead in the fifth inning scoring 4
more runs off 4 hits. It included one run scored
off bases loaded and batter hit by a pitch, and a 2 out
single by Taylor Stoulp for 2RBI.
The Railroaders totaled 9 hits, one error, and left 6 on
base. The Oilers got 6 hits, committed 2 errors
and also stranded 6 runners.
Starter Taylor Douglas gets the win for 5 1/3 innings
giving up 4 hits, 3 walks and striking out 3 at the
plate. Christian McHatton takes the loss for 4 2/3
innings, tagged for all 7 runs (6 earned) and walking 3
and he struck out 3 batters. Box scores Click
Oilers 3 - game 2.
In 7 innings.
In the night cap, the Railroaders scored first again
in the 2nd inning when Garret O'Neill hit his first home
run on the season for 2 RBI.
The Oilers scored one in the top of the 4th
inning. After leading off with a single, Tyler
Tichenor finally scored after 2 Railroader errors.
Bottom half of the inning, the Railroaders came back
with 4 more runs. Matt Skrzpiec lead off with a double
and was followed by a RBI single Kyle Simmons.
With two men on and two out, Cody Burton stepped to the
plate and hit a 3 RBI homer, his third on the season.
Owensboro added one run in the 5th and 6th innings to
top off their scoring. Austin Edge had a RBI
single in the 5th, and Christian McHatton follow suit in
the 6th with a RBI single.
Both teams had 6 hits each total, and only the
Railroaders committing 3 errors in the game.
Starter Jake Shadix picked up his first win pitching 5
2/3 innings, allowing 6 hits, tag for 3 runs (one
earned), 2 walks, and had 6 strikeouts. Ryan
Skoubo earned his second save on the season with 1/13
innings to complete the game. Owensboro starter
Cameron Wallace takes the loss with 4 innings of work,
also giving up 6 hits, marked for 6 earned runs, one
walk, and 4 strikeouts. Box scores Click
2, Railroaders 0.
The Owensboro Oilers played to their 175th franchise
win at home in memorable fashion. The Oilers shutout the
visiting Fulton Railroaders on a combined one-hitter--
holding up the 2 to 0 score.
Owensboro scored one run in their
portions of the 4th and 5th innings. In bottom of the
4th inning Logan Leverett led off with a single.
Christian McHatton followed with a single, and Cody
Rogers bunted his way on safely, loading the bases.
Austin Edge delivered a RBI sacrifice fly to score
Leverett. At the end of the 4 innings, the home team led
by that 1-0 score. In the last of the 5th inning Taylor
Matthews walked with one out. Hunter Newman followed
with a single and Matthews went to third base. A fly out
later. Newman found himself in a rundown between first
and second bases, but he extended it long enough for
Matthews to score in the meantime. The Oilers led 2-0
and made that lead stand.
Pitching was the story of the game.
The Owensboro starter went 7.67 innings. He recorded
three strikeouts and induced two double plays along the
way to the win. Edwin Reyes completed the 8th inning,
and Brent Elder worked a perfect 9th inning for a save.
Michael Sillyman's single in the 2nd inning -- ahead of
a double play -- was Fulton's only safety of the
game. Fulton starter Thomas Huddleston went the distance
and gave up just the two runs on six hits in taking the
loss. Box scores
4, Hoppers 1.
29, 2013) The Fulton Railroaders (13-10) extended their
streak of wins to 8 after defeating the Hoptown Hoppers (15-8),
and evened the season series 3-3 between the two teams.
Fulton retained and at present holds sole possession of 2nd in
the standings, and now 2 games behind 1st Hoptown.
The Railroaders struck first with one run in the 1st with
Michael Diaz walking and scoring off a Colton Simbeck
double. Fulton added two more in the 2nd as Taylor Stoulp
hit a two out clutch single for 2 RBI. Both teams remained
scoreless until 6th when the Railroaders added their fourth run
from a lead off solo homer by Michael Diaz.
The Hoppers finally scored their only run the 7th inning.
Mitch Huckabay doubled to lead off the innings, was batted to
third then scored on a passed ball.
Fulton's run production was down from recent games as their 13
totals hits scored only 3 earned runs and stranded 12 men on
base. Hoptown managed 4 hits and left 7 runners on
Both starters are pitchers of record with Garrett Ring picking
up his 3 win, pitching 8 innings with 4 strikeouts, 2 walks and
no earned runs. Kyle Barbee takes the loss for Hoptown for
5 1/3 innings allowing 11 hits, tagged for 4 runs (3 earned), 3
walks and striking out 3 at the plate. Railroader Caleb
Shelly earned his 4th save on the season. Hoptown relievers were
Trevor Blocker for 2 innings and Dustin Tuck for 2/3 of an
inning Box scores Click
15, Hoppers 4.
28, 2013) (From
Fulton Railroaders kept their six-game win streak going,
and the Hoptown Hoppers saw their six-game win streak
end, as Fulton bombed the homestanding Hoppers 15-4 on
The Railroaders used four home runs to push their win
streak to seven games. Fulton (12-10) won despite
making six errors in the field, and Hoptown (15-7) left
12 runners on base.
Fulton got on the scoreboard first in the top of the
third inning when Taylor Douglas reached on a one-out
double to right field, went to third on a groundout and
scored on a single through the right side by Michael
Diaz. Colton Simbeck then stepped up and sent his first
pitch over the wall in left-center field to give the
Railroaders a 3-0 lead.
responded in the bottom half of the inning when Derek
Ferch reached with a one-out walk and Matt McGowan hit a
single. Trevor Lowe reached on an error to load the
bases, and Ferch scored on a sacrifice fly by Brad
Sevenish. Henry Rowland then walked to load the bases,
and John Beary drew a walk, scoring McGowan and cutting
the Fulton lead to 3-2.
Fulton responded in the top of the fourth when Matt
Skrzypiec led off with a home run. Ramon Valdez reached
on an error and Garret O’Neill followed with a single,
moving Valdez to third. O’Neill went to second on a
wild pitch, and both runners scored on an error on a
throw home in a fielder’s choice, giving the
Railroaders a 6-2 lead.
scored in the top of the fifth inning when Michael
Sillyman reached on a dropped third strike, went to
second on a passed ball and scored on a single by Ramon
Valdez to extend the Railroaders’ lead to 7-2.
added to its lead in the top of the sixth inning when
Douglas led off with a home run, then Cody Burton and
Michael Diaz hit back-to-back singles. Michael Sillyman
then hit a home run to left field to give the
Railroaders an 11-2 lead.
Fulton plated four runs in the top of the ninth inning
when Garret O’Neill led off with a single, Taylor
Stoulp walked and Taylor Douglas hit a single to load
the bases. Jack Henry Jones hit a sacrifice fly to score
O’Neill, and Michael Diaz was hit by a pitch to reload
the bases. Colton Simbeck hit a long fly ball to left
for an apparent sac fly, but the fielder dropped the
ball, enabling Stoulp to score. As the throw was coming
to the infield, Simbeck passed Diaz on the bases just
behind second base. Simbeck ran back to first base, and
a throwing error enabled Douglas to score. Diaz scored
on a groundout to give the Railroaders a 15-2 lead.
Hoptown scored twice in the bottom of the ninth when
pinch-hitter Kyle Barbee reached on an error and went to
second on a single by Brad Sevenish. A two-out single by
John Beary drove them in for the final score of 15-4.
the plate, Taylor Douglas went 3-for-5 with a home run,
a double, three runs scored and one run batted in.
Michael Diaz went 2-for-5 with three runs and an RBI,
Matt Skrzypiec went 2-for-4 sith a homer, a double, a
run and an RBI, and Garret O’Neill went 2-for-5 with
two runs. Colton Simbeck and Michael Sillyman also
homered for the Railroaders.
The Hoppers had five batters with one hit apiece. John
Beary had three RBIs for the Hoppers, and Trevor Lowe
hit a double. Box scores Click
11, Bombers 1. (June
(From Dubois County)
The Fulton Railroaders scored 5 runs in the 5th to
break a, 1-1 tie and take control of the game as they
beat the Dubois County Bombers, 11-1 in Huntingburg.
Fulton hit Bombers’ starter, Ty Simpson from the very
beginning, sending three hard hit balls into the
outfield, including a home run that cleared the left
field fence. Simpson would calm down, recording three
scoreless innings after the first. However, the Bombers
found trouble in the 5th as 5 Fulton runs came across
off 3 hits and 1 Bombers error. Michael Diaz and Michael
Sillyman both had run scoring doubles in the inning.
Those 5 runs would be all the Railroaders would need as
Dubois County couldn’t score and was held to 3 hits
for the game.
Ty Simpson worked 6 innings on the mound before giving
the ball to Cody Morris. Morris threw an inning and a
third and was relieved by Dubois County newcomer Jackson
White. White finished the game for the Bombers, throwing
the last inning and two thirds while surrendering 1 run.
Fulton got an impressive outing from Taylor Douglas, who
pitched the first 5 and two thirds for the Railroaders.
Douglas, who was able to throw his off-speed for
strikes, struck out, 8 Dubois County hitters in the
Casey Ryan had 2 of Dubois County’s hits, Dane Giesler
had the other, hitting a RBI triple in the 2nd. The
Bombers now drop to, (10-10) on the season. Fulton, who
is riding a six game winning streak is now, (11-10.). Box
12, Bombers 8. (June
The Railroaders (10-10) beat
the Bombers (10-9) and send Dubois County into third
position in the standing. The win is Fulton fifth
straight as they maintain their 4 games back spot in
fifth place, while the Bombers fall to 3.5 back.
The Bombers took a short lived lead in first inning
scoring one run. The Railroaders exploded in the
bottom of the third with 6 runs that included a 3 RBI
homer by Ramon Valdez. The Bombers responded in
the 4th with one run and added two more in the 5th with
a Bo Ausmus 2 RBI homerun. Fulton busted out 5
more runs in the sixth inning with a second homer from
Ramon Valdez, this time a grand slam. Valdez
finished the evening going 2 for 3 with 7 RBI.
In the seventh inning, the Bombers fought back and put
up three more runs off a Chris Tavares 3 run
homer. The Railroaders added another run in the
bottom of the seventh for a 12-7 lead. DC managed
their final score in the ninth with a solo homerun from
Bo Ausmas, his second on the evening. Ausmus went 3 for
5, scored four time with 3 RBI total on the night.
Both starters get the decisions with Isaac Behme earning
the win for 5 innings of work on the mound, and Connor
Strain takes the loss throwing for only 3 innings.
The two teams go at it again on Thursday in Dubois
County. Box Scores Click
3, Pirates 2. (June
The victory in Madisonville
was the Railroaders' 200th franchise win. A Colton
Simbeck two run homer was the difference in the game.
The Railroaders (9-10) hung
on to beat the Pirates (10-9) by a run and pushed
Madisonville back in 4th in that standings. The
Pirates took an early one run lead in the 1st inning
from a sacrifice fly by Alfredo Bohorquez. The
Railroader tied the game in the 3rd with their own sac
flay by Michael Diaz. Fulton took the lead in the
5th inning when Colton Simbeck hit a 2 RBI
homerun. Tradewater got one run back in the 6th
with a Joe Tipton RBI double.
Fulton's starter Thomas Huddleston pitched 8 innings for
the win giving up all 8 Pirate hits, and walked three
batter and struck out three at the plate. Caleb
Shelley picked up his 3 save on the season retiring the
side in the 9th with a fly out and two strikeouts.
The loss goes to Health Kelly, his first on the season,
who went for 7 innings striking our three, walking two,
allowing five hits and all three earned runs. Box Scores Click
4, Pirates 2. (June
The Railroaders (8-10)
picked up a third straight win after beating the Pirates
((10-8) on Sunday, and knocks Madisonville down to third
in the standings.
The Pirates scored one in the first inning with a lead
off double by Dathan Prewett who reached third on a
passed ball then scored from a Garrett Emling single.
The Railroaders tied the game in the second with a 2 out
RBI single by Cody Burton. Fulton took a 2-1 lead
in the third with a solo home run by Michael Sillyman,
his second in only 3 games with the Railroaders. Bottom
of the fourth; Taylor Douglas hit a 2 run shot over the
wall to extend Fulton's lead by three runs. The Pirates
added their final score in the fifth, scoring off one of
two Railroader errors on the evening.
A solid pitching performance by Fulton's starter Garrett
Ring (2-1) going a full 8 innings allowing only 3 hits,
tagged for 2 unearned runs, walking 4 and striking out
12 batters. Caleb Shelley picked up his second
save on the season finishing off the ninth. Taking
the loss for Tradewater; Josh Drake threw for 5 innings
giving up 9 hits, 4 earned runs, one walk with no
Both teams take Monday off and meet again on Tuesday in
Madisonville. Box Scores Click
15, Bobcats 0. (June
Called for rain after 7 complete innings. (From
Marion) Marion pitching once again got
pounded, giving up 15 earned runs to Fulton in
seven innings before Mother Nature called mercy,
forcing an end to the contest due to rain and
lightning. Meantime, the Bobcats offense managed
no runs and only two hits—a double by Tyler Odom
and a single off the bat of Brooks Ballisterri. It
was the worst loss of the year for the Marion, now
4-13 and seven games off the league lead. The win
by Fulton (7-10) put three games of daylight
between their fifth-place standing and the
Aaron King, starter for the Bobcats, gave up 11
runs in 3 1/3 innings, taking the loss. Reliever
Blane Alvey gave up four more runs in 3 2/3
innings. All 15 runs were earned despite Marion's
16th game with at least one error.
Fulton managed 12 hits off Marion pitching and
coaxed 10 walks. They had only four extra base
hits, all doubles. Matt Skrzypiec for the
Railroaders was 4-for-4 with five RBI and three
runs scored. Box Scores Click
12, Bobcats 8. (June
Railroaders (6-10) broke a four game losing streak
beating the Bobcats (4-12), and avoided a repeat of a
5-11 start from last season.
Both teams scored a single run in the first
inning. Bottom of the 2nd, the Railroaders busted
out scoring 6 runs off 3 homers and a Bobcat
error. Marion came back in the 3rd with two runs,
and added three in the 4th with a 3 RBI homerun of their
own. With the score 7-6 in Fulton's favor, the
Railroaders answered in the bottom half of the 4th
extending their lead with 3 more runs. The Bobcats
clawed they way back putting up single runs in both the
6th and 7th innings. Ahead
10-8, the Railroaders chalked up 2 more insurance runs
in the bottom of the 8th for the final 12-8 score.
The four total homeruns on the evening were produced by;
Taylor Douglas with a 2 run shot (3 total RBI), and
Fulton newcomers Ramon Valdez (solo) and Michael
Sillyman for 2 runs (4 of 5, 3 total RBI & 2
scores), and for Marion Cody Brown blasted a 3 RBI
homerun and went 2 of 3 with 3 runs scored.
Railroader starter Ryan Skoubo only lasted 3 1/3 innings
giving up 6 earned runs on 6 hits, one walk and 2
strikeouts. First reliever Brandon Diaz gets the win for
pitching 1 2/3 innings allowing only one hit and walk,
striking out 4 batters and no runs scored. Sean
Cunningham threw for 2 innings giving up 3 hits, tagged
for 2 runs (one earned), a walk and 3 strikeouts.
Caleb Shelly finished the last two innings and earned a
save coming into the game with a 2 run lead.
The Bobcat starter Blake Thomas is tagged for the loss
on the mound for 1 2/3 innings, and responsible for 7
runs (5 earned), 2 walks, a strikeout and 6 hits that
included all 3 Fulton homeruns. Tony Anello also
went 1 2/3 innings in middle relief, with Dylan Stewart
finished the final 4 6/7 innings for Marion.
The two teams meet again on Saturday in Marion for a
second game. Both teams remain at the bottom in
the standings with Fulton staying 4.5 games out of
first, and Marion dropping a game to 6.5 back. Box
2, Railroaders 1. (June
Owensboro Oilers won the Thursday night home game,
edging the visiting Fulton Railroaders by the final
score of 2 to 1.
The Oilers scored one run in
the bottom of the 3rd inning. Cameron Wallace led off
with a single. Wallace moved to second base on a
sacrifice bunt, and to third base on a groundout. He
scored as Tyler Tichenor reached on an error.
The game -- defined by pitching
and missed offensive opportunities -- continued 1-0 for
Owensboro until Fulton put together its run in the top
of the 9th inning. With one out, Cody Burton and Taylor
Stoulp singled back to back. Colton Simbeck was hit by a
pitch to load the bases. Fulton newcomer Michael
Sillyman reached on a RBI fielder's choice that scored
Burton, but put Simbeck out at second base. A strike out
ended the rally, but the game was tied 1-1.
The Oilers prevailed with one
run in the bottom of the 9th inning. Brent Carmichael
led off with a walk. He moved to second base on a
sacrifice bunt. A fly out later, Christian McHatton
knocked a RBI single past the oustretched shortstop and
the speedy Carmichael scored from second base.
Owensboro reliever Kellon
Hibbard -- who came in with a save in mind -- became
the winner instead. The Fulton starter, Isaac Behme went
the entire 8.67 innings on the mound for the
Railroaders, and surrendered only three hits, but got
the loss. Box
2, Railroaders 1.
In 10 innings.
(From Hopkinsville) The
Hoptown Hoppers hosted the Fulton Railroaders on
Tuesday. Pitcher Justin Hageman started on the mound for
the Hoppers, retiring ten batters in five innings.
The Railroaders got up on
the scoreboard first when Michael Diaz slammed a solo
homer over right field in the top of the third.
The Hoppers leveled the
score at one a piece in the bottom of the sixth inning
when Zach Carter drove in Matt McGowan from third off of
a line drive double.
Hoppers and Railroaders swapped hits back and forth
through out the game with ten and eight hits,
The game ventured into extra
innings, but in the bottom of the tenth Mitch Huckabay
stole home while the pitcher wasn’t looking to get the
win for the Hoppers.
Mitch Huckabay, Matt
McGowan, Mason Colquitt, John Beary, Zach Carter, and
Clayton Evans all had hits for the Hoppers. Cody Burton,
Taylor Stoulp, Kyle Simmons, Taylor Douglas, and Michael
Diaz had hits for the Railroaders.
Collin Hatch had the loss
for the Railroaders. Box Scores Click
4, Railroaders 2.
16, 2013) The
Oilers' (7-5) first inning 3 RBI singles were enough to
beat the Railroaders (5-8) in Owensboro on Sunday, but
they added one more run in the 5th. Fulton managed one
run in the 6th and 9th innings. Taylor Grisham got the
win pitching 6 innings striking out 6, walking 1, giving
up 3 hits and one unearned run. Kellon Hibbard picked up
a save throwing the final inning. Garrett Ring
takes the loss also going for 6 innings striking out 7,
walking 3, allowing 6 hits and all 4 runs (3 earned). Box
9, Railroaders 7.
15, 2013) The
Railroaders (5-7) played catch up with the Hoppers (7-5)
to only fall short by 2 runs. Hoptown jump out to a 4
run lead in the 1st inning with the Railroaders answering
with 2 in the bottom half of the first. The Hoppers put
another run across in the 3rd as well as the Railroaders
in the latter half of the inning. Hoptown took a
7-3 lead in the 5th inning scoring two more. Fulton tied
the game up in the 7th with a pair of homeruns yielding
4 runs. The Hoppers squeezed 2 more in the 8th inning for
the final 9-7 win for Hoptown.
Four Railroader errors resulted in 4 unearned runs for
Hoptown and was the difference in the game. The Hoppers
committed 2 errors but only allowed one unearned run.
Middle reliever Geordie Carlson gets the win for Hoptown
for 2 innings of work, and Ryne Long picked up a save to
close out the final inning. Sean Cunningham takes the
hard loss in middle relief going 3 1/3 innings on the
Both teams got 10 hits each as well as 7 each RBI.
For the Hoppers; John Beary, Brandon Boggetto, and Derek
Ferch each got 2 hits with one RBI and scored once. For
Fulton; Cody Burton was 3 of 6 with 3 RBI and 2 runs
scored and Colton Simbeck 2 for 3, 2 RBI and scored one,
both players hitting the 7th inning homers. Box Scores Click
10, Bombers 5.
14, 2013) The
Railroaders (5-6) got their first season win over the
Bombers (7-5) in the 4th meeting between the two clubs.
Fulton jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after the first
inning of play. The Bombers put up their first run in
the 3rd inning, adding three more in the 4th to tie the
game 4-4. Dubois County took the lead in the 6th
inning scoring one, only to see Fulton tie it back up
off a solo homerun by Colton Simbeck to leadoff the
bottom half of the inning.
The game remained tied until the bottom of the 8th when
Evan Smith (3 of 5 and 3 RBI) singled and drove in the
game winning RBI from 3rd base with the bases loaded.
Taylor Douglas followed at the plate and hit the second
pitch over the center field wall for a grand slam, and
topped off the final score 10-5. The Railroaders totaled
15 hits, stranded 13 runners and had 2 errors.
For the Dubois County; Hamilton Carr accounted for two
of the Bombers' 6 total hits, and Casey Ryan (1 of 5)
had 2 RBI. The Bombers left 9 on base and also had 2
errors on the evening.
No decision for both starters; Brandon Diaz for Fulton
went 3 2/3 innings allowing 3 hits, striking out 5,
walking 3 and tagged for 4 unearned runs, and Ty Simpson
threw for 6 innings, gave up 12 hits, struck out 8,
walked one and 5 runs scored (4 earned). The win goes to
Ryan Skoubo pitching the final 2 innings, and the loss
to Spencer Sapp in middle relief going only 1 1/3
innings. Box Scores Click
2, Railroaders 1 in 10 innings.
13, 2013) (From
Dubois County) The
Bombers (7-4) and the Railroaders (4-6) met for a game
at League Stadium in Indiana. Nine innings would not be
enough as the Bombers ended the game in the 10th inning
on Bo Ausmus’ RBI single down the third baseline to
win, 2-1 in 10 innings.
Hits were hard to come by in this OVL game, Bombers
starter Connor Strain pitched the first seven innings
giving up only one hit and striking out six Fulton
batters. Fulton starter Thomas Huddleston was also
pretty dominant, scattering four hits over seven and a
third innings and striking out eight. Huddleston gave up
a RBI single to Kyle Schwinghamer in the 5th inning.
With the Bombers leading, 1-0 in the 8th, Fulton tied
the game on a RBI single from Hunter Owen. Both teams
would fail to score in the 9th but in the 10th Fulton
got the leadoff man on base but the very next batter
would ground into a 6-4-3 double play, killing the
inning. Jarrett Young led off the 10th for the Bombers,
drawing a walk and eventually scoring the game winning
run off Ausmus’ single. Box Scores Click
12, Pirates 0.
12, 2013) The
Railroaders (4-5) got a shutout win over the Pirates
(5-3) off superb pitching by Isaac Behme who went a full
9 innings on the mound. Behme gave up a single to
start the game then shut down 25 batters in a roll
before allowing 3 final Pirates hits in the ninth. Behme
struck out 6 and no walks, and was backed by great
defensive and error free play.
Fulton’s offense matched the effort on the mound
banging out 15 hits that included homeruns by Cody
Burton (2 RBI), Sake Shadix (2 RBI), and Josh Bynum.
At the plate; Taylor Douglas was best going 3 for 4, 3
RBI and one score, followed by Hunter Owen 3 for 3 and
Pirate starter Robert Barth threw for 5 2/3 innings
giving up 13 hits, tagged for 8 runs (7 earned), with
only one walk and no strikeouts. Three Pirate
relievers faired better only allowing 2 hits, but too
little too late for Tradewater to recover. Complete game
stats see box scores. Box Scores Click
7, Railroaders 6.
11, 2013) (From
Madisonville) The Pirates defeated the Fulton
Railroaders (3-5)by the score of 7-6 in 10 innings!
The win runs the Pirates’ record to 5-2 and into sole
possession of first place in the current OVL standings. Box Scores Click
8, Bobcats 4.
9, 2013) After
an hour delay in starting the game due to weather, the
Railroaders (3-4) and Bobcats (2-5) played their second
game together in as many nights. Both teams scored a run
each in the 1st inning and the game remained tied until
the 5th. Alex Huddleston led off the bottom of the
inning for Fulton and jumped on the pitch to hit a
homerun over the right center field wall. The
Railroaders added 3 more runs in the 7th and 8th innings
to give Fulton a command 8-1 lead. The Bobcats rallied
in the 9th to put up 3 runs, but effort was too little,
Four Railroaders got 2 hits each; Kyle Simmons 2 for 4
and 3 RBI, Cody Burton was 2 for 3, a RBI and scored
twice, Hunter Owen 2 for 3 and 2 runs scored, Alex
Huddleston 2 for 2, scored 3 with 2 RBI. Matt
Skrzypiec was 1 for 4 and had 2 RBI.
Three Bobcats also made the 2 hits list; Luke Pearce was
2 for 4 and one RBI, Wes Evers went 2 for 4 and scored
once, and Jarrett Rice 2 for 4, a RBI and run scored.
Starting pitcher John Lollar takes the win for Fulton
going 5 innings allowing 3 hits, one earned run, 3 walks
and struck out 5. The loss goes to David Herrera
who threw for 6 innings tagged for 4 hits, 2 earned
runs. Herrera walked 4 and had 5 strikeouts. Box Scores Click
9, Railroaders 3.
8, 2013) The
Railroaders got 10
hits, twice as many as the Bobcats who got 5 hits. The
difference in the game results in Fulton stranding 15
men on base while the Marion left 9 runners on base. The
2 teams meet again on Sunday in Fulton. Game time
is 7:05 pm. Box Scores Click
4, Oilers 2.
The Railroaders (2-3) got their first win at home on Friday
against the Oilers (2-3). Fulton scored 2 in first inning from
three hits, a double and 2 singles. Owensboro tied the game up
at 2 each in the third inning using a RBI on a fielder's choice
and RBI double. Bottom of the fourth inning; the Railroaders
picked up 2 more runs scoring off a passed ball and a sacrifice
bunt with a running on third.
Fulton totaled 9 hits, stranded 10 on
base and had one error. Owensboro picked up 6 hits,
left 8 runners on base and committed 2 errors.
For Fulton; Taylor Douglas had 2 RBI
and was 2 of 4 with a double, Hunter Owen went 2 for 2 with 2
RBI and one scored. Both Colton Simbeck and Matt Skrzpiec
contributed doubles to the effort. For Owensboro; Cody
Rogers and Hunter Newman both were 2 for 4 with a RBI double for
Newman. Tyler Tichenor was 1 of 4 with a RBI and run scored.
Starter Thomas Huddleston earned his
first win going 6 innings allowing 5 hits with 2 earned runs,
and struck out 7 only giving up 2 walks. Cable Shelley and
John Lollar each pitched one inning in relief, and Colin Hatch
closed out the 9th inning to earn a save. Taylor Grisham takes
the loss for the Oilers throwing 5 innings, he was tagged for 4
runs (only 2 earned), 7 hits, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Box Scores Click
5, Railroaders 2.
The Hoptown Hoppers (1-2) won their first game in Fulton against
the Railroaders (1-3). A great pitching effort from starter
Riley Sanderson throwing 8 innings of scoreless ball allowing
only one hit, one walk one and striking out 7 batters. Isaac
Behme takes the loss for Fulton going 6 1/3 innings giving up 8
hits, 3 runs (2 earned), walking 2 and striking out 2 batters.
Brandon Powell topped the Hoptown
offense going 2 for 4 and 3 RBI followed by John Beary 2 of 4
and scoring twice. The Railroaders scored their only 2
runs in the bottom of 9th inning as a late rally brought the
tying run to the plate. With 2 out and 2 on base, Hopper
closer Jake Bell finished off Fulton to seal the win. Between
the first and last innings, Fulton could only managed to send 3
batters to the plate each inning. Box Scores Click
4, Hoppers 0.
(From Hopkinsville) The
Fulton Railroaders broke open a scoreless tie in the
fifth inning with back-to-back-to-back doubles and used
solid pitching to maintain the shutout over the Hoptown
Hoppers 4-0 Tuesday night.
Fulton (1-2) got on the
scoreboard in the fifth inning when the Railroaders got
two-out doubles from Taylor Douglas, Cody Burton and
Kyle Simmons, and Matt Skrzpiec reached on a two-base
error to give Fulton a 3-0 lead.
The Railroaders spotted a
run in the ninth inning when Colton Simbeck reached on
an error, stole second, took third on a passed ball and
scored on a bunt single by Taylor Stoulp.
had five batters with one hit each. Stoulp and Josh
Bynum each had singles for the Railroaders.
(0-2), Matt McGowan, Derek Ferch, Ryne Long, Kyle Barbee
and Brandon Boggetto each had singles.
On the mound, Garrett Ring
got the win for
, allowing no runs on five hits, striking out eight and
walking two in 8 2/3 innings. Brandon Diaz pitched in
the ninth, and Caleb Shelley closed the game, striking
For the Hoppers, Cole Isom
took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) on four
hits, striking out seven and walking two in 4 2/3
innings. Trevor Blocker came on in the fifth, striking
out two in 2 2/3 innings. Dustin Tuck pitched the eighth
inning, allowing one unearned run on no hits and two
walks, and Barbee pitched the ninth inning, allowing one
hit and striking out one. Box Scores Click
7, Railroaders 2 .
At Fulton KY. The DC Bombers handed the Railroaders a second
loss to begin the season. The Railroader took a
1-0 lead in the first innings, then saw the Bombers tie
it up in the 4th. The Bombers punched up 4 more
runs in the 5th inning to take a commanding 5-1 lead.
Fulton managed their second run in the 7th. Dubois
County sealed the extended their lead in 9th putting up
two more run for the final 6-2 score. The Bombers
totaled 10 hits, 2 errors and stranded 4 on base, the
Railroaders managed 7 hits, an error and left 7 runners
on base. Bomber starter Ty Simpson picked up the
win going 6 innings striking out 7 and walking 2
batters, with no earned runs allowed. Jake Shadix
takes the loss for Fulton going 4 2/3 inni)ngs with 4
strikeouts, 2 walks and allowed 4 earned runs.
Box Scores Click
The Railroaders head to Hoptown on Tuesday to take on
the Hoppers in their home opener. The Hoppers will
come to Fulton on Wednesday to face off with the
Railroaders at home, game time is 7 pm.
7, Railroaders 5.
In Huntingburg IN. The Bombers debut in the OVL resulted in a
home win against the Railroaders. The closely battled game
tied at 4 after four innings until the top of seventh inning.
The Railroaders scored one run to take a 5-4 lead taking
advantage of the only Bomber error in the game. The
Bombers failed to score in the bottom of the half of the seventh
but went to work in the eighth inning. After the lead off
batter reach on single, former Railroader Rick Linton stepped in
and knocked a 2 RBI homerun that hit the left field scoreboard.
The Bomber finished the inning adding another run on a wild
sent closer Clint Chestnut in to finish off
’s final three batters in the ninth. Johnathan Williams
picks up the win in relief for
and Chestnut a save. Sean Cunningham takes the rough loss.
Offensively the game saw 8 total stolen bases with 17 hits
(Bombers 10, Railroaders 7). Both teams sent 32 batters to
the plate and each had 5 RBI. A great game for begin the
season. The two teams meet again on Monday in
to make up Saturday’s rainout. Time of first pitch is
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