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Season Playoff Games
6, Railroaders 3.
The Hoptown Hoppers used seven hits and six Railroader
errors to win game two in the second round and advance
on to the final championship round, the loss ends
Fulton's 2014 season play.
The Hoppers scored one in the 3rd innings, added
two more in the 4th and another in the 5th to take
a 4-0 lead. The Railroader finally got going
in the bottom of the 5th and put up 3 runs to make
it a one run game. Hoptown scored two more
insurance runs, one each in the 7th and 9th
innings for the final.
Hoptown starter Evan Tidwell earned the win on the
mound for seven innings. Tidwell retired the
first 10 batters before finally allowing a
Railroader runner to reach base on his only walk
in the game. He gave up 4 hits afterward and
had four strikeout. Trevor Blocker finished
the last 1 1/3 innings giving up only one hit and
had two strikeouts, he picks up the save..
Taking the hard loss for Fulton was starter Dylan
Smith who pitched for five innings allowing 5
hits, tagged for 4 runs (3 earned), no walks and
The Hoppers will play the Oilers on Monday in
Hopkinsville to begin the final round of the post season
playoffs. Box scores click here.
3, Railroaders 2 .
In 11 innings at Hoptown. Railroaders lose a close one
and trail in the best of 3 series 1-0. A game
summary not submitted. Box scores click here.
Railroaders take top OVL honors. (July
(Form the OVL)
Ohio Valley League announces the 2014 Season Players'
The final games of the 2014 regular season completed last night
with the game in Fulton. Each year the OVL recognizes the top
players in ten areas of performance. This year the OVL
continues the tradition, and this year the league has decided to
select only one player in each area therefore eliminating ties
as in years past. Based upon a 40 game schedule the
players had to quality with a minimum of playing time in order
to quality for a title. Batters must have had 112+ plate appearances
(PA) and pitcher a minimum for 32 innings pitched (IP).
Stolen Bases and Saves are exempt from these qualifying factors.
Where two or more qualified players tied in a specific category,
OVL officials have chosen one player over the others based upon comparing
all individual performance stats for each player. Trophies
will be awarded to the players selected for a title. Competition
was tough this year as several players set high standards of
performance. Congratulations to
those players chosen and all who were the best in 2014.
Every player and team helped bring another great season of baseball.
Runs Batted In
factors: batters 112+ PA and pitchers 32+ innings pitched.
Bases and Saves exempt from qualifying factors. (no
2014 Regular Season Games
4, Hoppers 0.
The Railroaders shutout the Hoppers in Fulton to
take second place in the standings and complete
the regular 2014 season schedule for the
OVL. The game saw both teams matching with
five hits and one error each.
Fulton took a one run lead in the 2nd
inning. Conner Hill singled and advance to
2nd base after Riley Benner was hit by a
pitch. Trevor Hicks following with a RBI
double to drive in Hill.
Bottom of the 3rd the Railroaders put up 3 more
runs. Daniel Goff doubled with two men on
base to score 2 RBI. Goff then made home on
a Hoppers throwing error. Scoring remained
silent for the rest of game.
Parker Cash was best on offensive for Hoptown
going 2 for 3 at the plate.
Railroaders starter Jake Bauer gets the win on the
mound going for 7 innings giving up 4 hits,
walking one batter and striking out 6 men.
Clay Chandler completed the final two innings for
Hoptown starting pitcher Dylan Stewart takes the
loss for 6 innings of work allowing all Railroader
hits, 4 runs (3 earned), walked 4 and had 6
strikeouts. Taylor Blair and Geordie Carlson
each threw for one inning downing every batter
Both teams move on together to begin playing in
the second round in the post season
playoffs. Thursday the teams will play in
Hopkinsville for the first game in the best of
three series. Game two will be in Fulton on
Friday and Saturday if needed to complete the
series. Box scores click here.
6, Railroaders 5.
In Madisonville the Miners finally got a win over the
Railroaders in front of a home crowd and completed their
regular season in style.
With a big 4th inning trailing the Railroaders 2-1, the
Miners scored four runs and took at 5-2 lead. The
Railroaders crawled by to tie the game scoring one run
in the 6th and two more in the 7th.
In the bottom of the 8th inning, Jackson Martin walked,
stole 2nd and made it to 3rd on a batted bat. Martin
proceeded to take home on a wild pitch to give the
Miners the winning lead.
Madisonville reliever Paul Goldman finished off the
Railroaders in the 9th to complete the game and takes
the win from the mound. Fulton's reliever CJ Lee
was tagged for the loss.
The Miners now travel to Dubois County on Wednesday to
take on the Bombers in the first round, single
elimination game in the Post Season Playoffs. The
Railroaders must complete their regular season on
Wednesday in Fulton with the Hoppers, the game will
decide 2nd and 3rd place for seeding in the Playoffs. Box scores click here.
will host Hoppers on Wednesday.
whether Fulton wins or loses tonight in Madisonville,
the Railroaders will face off at home with the Hoptown
Hoppers on Wednesday. The game will decide which
team, Railroaders or Hoppers, will take the second seed
in the standings to complete the regular season.
The loser will slotted into third place.
Both teams will play again on Thursday to begin the best
of three 2nd round of the playoffs. Wednesday's
game will also determine where the first game of round 2
will played. If the Railroaders win they will
travel to Hoptown for game one, then return to Fulton on
Friday for the second game and again on Saturday if a
third game is necessary. Should the Railroaders
lose tomorrow, Fulton will host on Thursday the travel
to Hopkinsville for games 2 and 3 as needed.
See Hoghead for another and lighter view of the
Statement from OVL
OVL) A note of explanation regarding behavior of players. As we are operating league wide
under American League rules, there is no rule or precedent allowing or requiring entire benches or teams to be ejected. Only a few obvious perpetrators, usually 1 or 2 players are ever ejected. The league teams have all been admonished about the player behavior and
the OVL demands much better deportment than was exhibited in Huntingburg. All the teams and league officials are indeed sorry and regret
the incident and are united in trying to prevent a repeat.
Gordon Guess President OVL
10, Miners 4.
The Railroaders chalked up 14 hits on Monday to help
take a 10-4 win over the Miners in Fulton. With
the OVL ruling received just before game time (see
below), Fulton has yet to seal a second seed in the
standings. The previously forfeited games by
Hopkinsville on Saturday and Sunday being withdrawn,
Railroaders with the same 21-17 record they started with
at game time.
Tonight's game was mostly dominated by Fulton as
the Railroaders pounded Miners' starter Austin
Bickerton for 7 hits in the first 2 2/3
innings. Two Miner errors help the
Railroaders add 4 unearned runs to 4 earned to
give Fulton an 8-0 lead.
The Miners finally got something going in the 6th
inning as Fulton's starter Cory Main began to tire
on the mound. After giving up only one hit
through five innings, Main was hit for a double
and single along with his first and only walk. The
Miners took these and advantage of a costly
Railroaders error to put up 3 runs. Main was
relieved on the mound by Fernando Gonzalez who
quickly shut down Madisonville. Fulton quickly
responded in the bottom half of the inning adding
2 runs on 3 hits and another Miners error.
Madisonville managed their final run in the
8th. A leadoff Jackson Martin double setup
Jake Perry who followed with a RBI single.
Conner Hill was best for Fulton at the
plate. Hill was 4 for 5, two RBI and one run
scored. Dayton Rausch was next going 2 for 2, one
RBI and scoring twice. Tyler Marshall and
Daniel Goff both were 2 for 5 and combined for 3
RBI and 3 scored runs.
Isaac Perry was 1 for 4 and knocked in two RBI for
the Miners. Jake Perry had one hit for a RBI
to total out the score for Madisonville.
Cory Finkler went 2 for 5 and scored once.
Main takes the win for a good 5 2/3 innings
pitched. Along with Gonzalez, Will Hazen and Cole
Schaenzer helped to finish the game. The loss goes
to Bickerton. The Miners used three more in
relief, Kevin Melton, Brendan Janes and Miles Wagner.
The Railroaders now travel to Madisonville on Tuesday to
take on the Miners in their final season match-up
together. Box scores click here.
rules to withdraw forfeited Hoptown
OVL) The OVL executive committee met today and took definitive action necessary to overcome the less than stellar umpiring job that occurred in Huntingburg Indiana where the Hoppers and Bombers got into a huge field altercation. Fairness and maturity combined with experience and common sense judgment prevailed in settling differences created by one bad umpiring decision and compounded by another one, but worse.
Settlement was achieved by revoking the forfeiture loss charged to Hoptown and restoring playing rights to all the players on both teams involved without being suspended a game. The Hopper-Bomber game was determined to be a tie game because the score was 7 to 7 when play was stopped. Technically it's called "game over" and won't be replayed over or continued from the 11th inning as if it were a suspended game. Individual stats for the game, except for pitcher winner & loser, will be used in calculating season stats for individual performances. The game goes in the record books for statistical purposes as 1/2 game won and 1/2 game loss.
Additionally, the Hopkinsville forfeited game at Fulton on Sunday, July 20 has been withdrawn. A possible make up game may be held at Fulton on Wednesday, July 23 entertaining Hoptown should the standings require it. Standings have been adjusted to reflect this decision.
The playoffs will still begin on schedule without delay Wednesday, July 23 with Madisonville opening up at Dubois County in Round One single game. The winner will move on to the Round Two semifinals best of three series against with the top seeded Owensboro Oilers.
Railroaders 9, Hopkinsville
Hoppers 0 - Forfeit.
By an OVL
ruling the forfeit has been withdrawn.
night is Fan Appreciation Night (July
This Monday night will be the last Home Game in the
regular season for the Railroaders and it's Fan
Appreciation Night at Lohaus Field. There
will be give-a-away for fans attending the game.
The Railroaders will be playing the Madisonville Miners.
Tomorrow, Sunday, the Railroaders will host and play the
Hopkinsville Hoppers in Fulton. Make plans to
attend both the final season games and cheer on the
Railroaders as the finish the season and prepare for the
post season playoffs scheduled to begin on Wednesday,
7, Hoppers 4.
The Railroaders and Hoppers both fought well on Friday
with Fulton coming out on top and gaining a game on
second place Hoptown in the standings. A game
total of 22 hits and mild weather made for an excellent
night of baseball at Fulton's Lohaus Field.
The Hoppers got off to a quick start scoring one
run in the 1st inning. Three hit singles
ended with a Scotty Adkins RBI rap with two outs.
The Railroaders immediately responded with three
hits for two runs. Reed Johnson hit a RBI double
to scored one then made home on a following RBI
double by Dayton Rausch. Fulton took a 2-1
Hoptown fought back in the 2nd inning to tie it up
at two each. Sean Brophy singled, advanced
to second on a wild pitch and made third base on a
Meade Kendrick single. Brophy was driven in
with a sacrifice fly by Matthew Alford.
Fulton's quickly regained the lead when Daniel
Goff lead off the bottom half of the 2nd inning
with homerun, his second for the season.
The Railroaders extended their lead in 4th scoring
two more runs. Both Jeremiah Spring and Goff
started the inning with singles and later crossed
the plate on two fielder's choice plays
The Hoppers banged out two more runs in the top of
the 5th inning. Solo homeruns by Taylor
Blair and Jeffrey Kammer closed the score to 5-4
but still in Fulton's favor.
In the bottom of the 8th the Railroaders put up
two more insurance runs. Jeremiah Spring
reached base on an error and made third stealing
two bases. After two walks loaded the bases,
Spring scored off a RBI single by Tyler
Marshall. With bases still loaded, Conner
Hill drew yet another walk for a RBI.
A total of fifteen different hitters form both
sides got one or two hits on the evening.
For Fulton, Justin Vernia gets the win for the
first five innings on the mound. Vernia gave
up 9 hits, 4 earned runs, no walks and had 5
strikeouts. Clay Chandler threw for 3
scoreless innings with only one hit given up and a
strikeout. Keaton Baker closed out the final
innings earning a save, no hits, one walk and 2
The loss for Hoptown is taken by starter Reese
Johnson for 6 innings. Johnson allowed 10
hits, 5 earned runs, no walks and had 2
strikeouts. Health Petty and Josh Drake each
pitched one inning to close out for the Hoppers.
The two teams meet one more time in regular season play
on Sunday in Fulton. Hoptown leads the season series 7-2
over Fulton. Box scores click here.
2, Miners 1.
In 10 innings. The Railroaders waited until the
final innings to tie and overtake the Miners in 10
innings to win in Fulton. Fulton had 7 hits total in the
game with one error and left 11 men on base.
Madisonville totaled 12 hits with no error and stranded
The low scoring game saw the first run plated by the
Miners in the 4th inning. Cory Finkler lead off
and reached on a bobbled grounder to second baseman Conner
Hill. Finkler made it to 2nd base on a Jackson
Martin single then advanced to 3rd during a ground out
doubleplay. A Kevin Dupree RBI single drove in the
unearned run then was thrown out trying to take second
base to end the inning..
The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the 9th
inning. Reed Johnson singled to lead off and
advanced to 2nd on a sacrifice bunt by Tyler
Marshall. Johnson made it to 3rd on another single
from Conner Hill then Greg Fettes walked to load the
bases on the Miners. Miners relief pitcher Abraham
Almonte then walked Dylan Rajkovich to tie the game.
The Miners failed to score Nick Calandra who doubled
with two outs in the top of the 10th inning.
Bottom half of the inning Zach Bailey lead off with a
single and was batted to second on a Troy Squires
sacrifice bunt. Reed Johnson followed with a single
moving Bailey to third. The Miners intentionally
walked Tyler Marshall to load the bases with one
out. Conner Hill returned to the plate and redeemed
himself from his earlier error by hitting the game
winning RBI to give the Railroaders their 8th victory
over the Miners on the season..
Fulton's starting pitcher Dylan Smith threw for 6
innings giving 8 hits, one unearned run, one walk and
had two strikeouts. Tyler Nichols in middle relief
went 3 2/3 innings allowing 4 hits, one walk and had 6
strikeouts. Clay Chandler came in to hold the
Miners and get the last out, he takes the win.
Madisonville's starter Tanner Kock pitched a strong game
through 7 innings allowing on 2 hits, 3 walks and struck
out 6 batters. Taking the hard loss was Miles
Wagner for one inning of work with 3 hits, 2 walks, 2
strikeouts and giving up the winning run. Box scores click here.
10, Railroaders 5.
The Hoppers continued their dominates of the Railroaders
by winning a seventh victory over Fulton on the season.
Hoptown scored their first run in the 1st inning
from a solo homerun by Parker Cash.
The Railroaders tied the game in the 2nd innings
with one run off a RBI single from Tyler
Marshall. Fulton took a 2-1 lead in the 3rd
scoring Troy Squires who doubled to start the
inning and was driven in by a RBI single from
The Hoppers produced 3 more runs in the top of the 5th
off two hits and two costly errors by the
Railroaders. Only one run was scored by a RBI from
a Mitchell Gallagher single.
Another run was scored in the 6th for Hoptown from a
second Hopper solo homerun by Scotty Adkins. The
Hoppers added two more scores in the 7th with a fielders
choice RBI by Gallagher and another Cash RBI
In the 8th inning, Ben Fisher put two more runs across
with a third Hoptown homer for 2 RBI.
The Railroaders managed to score one run the bottom of
the 7th with a RBI single by Greg Fettes.
Hoptown answered and put up their final run in the 9th
from with a RBI ground out by Meade Kendrick.
Fulton's final score came in the 9th with a bases loaded
walk of Jeremiah Spring. Trevor Blocker then came
in the pitch for the Hoppers, threw one pitch to pinch
hitter Reed Johnson who grounded into double play to end
The win goes to Health Petty for two innings pitched and
in relief of starter Brady Walsh who went 4 2/3
innings. The loss was tagged on Fulton starter CJ
Lee who threw for 4 1/3 innings. The two teams
will meet again on Friday and Sunday with both games in
Fulton to end their season series. Box scores click here.
Auction Winners. (July
The Silent Auction sponsored by Parkway Regional
Hospital raised $828 for the Relay for Life
and cancer research. Winners of jerseys, bats and
balls can be accessed by clicking
here. The file is in PDF format.
Thanks to everyone who helped this worthy cause.
3, Bombers 0.
The Railroaders evened and ended their 10 game season
series with the Bombers in a 3-0 shutout in
Fulton. The game only saw scoring in the 3rd
inning with good pitching and defensive plays when
needed, Both teams overcame two errors each, and
together they produced 14 hits with the Railroaders
getting 8 and the Bombers taking 6.
Fulton's scoring in the 3rd began with a one out
single for Conner Hill who then advanced to 2nd
base on a wild pitch. Tyler Hardin walked
and Jeremiah Spring singled to load the
bases. After after the next out, Troy
Squires singled for a RBI, followed by Greg Fettes
hitting a 2 RBI single to complete scoring.
Dubois County's best at the plate was Dane Giesler
who was 2 for 3. The Bombers left 7 men on
base and the Railroaders stranded 8.
The winner on the mound for the Railroaders was
Fernando Gonzalez, his third on the year.
Gonzalez pitched a full 8 innings allowing 6 hits
and one walk while striking out 6 batters.
Keaton Baker took his third save finishing off the
9th inning with no hits, one walk and a strikeout.
Nick Gobert takes the loss throwing for 6 innings
giving up the 8 hits and 3 earned runs. He
walked 2 and struck out 4 at the plate.. Tyler
Nichols cleaned up for the Bombers with two
innings of hitless ball, no walks and had 3
The victory moves third place Fulton up 1-1/2 games
ahead of Dubois County, and 2 games behind Hoptown who
lost to Madisonville. The Railroaders will play
the Hoppers on Wednesday in Fulton. Box scores click here.
6, Oilers 2.
(From Owensboro) The Owensboro Oilers lost
their Sunday night home game hosting the Fulton
Railroaders. The final score was Fulton 6 to Owensboro
The Railroaders scored one run
in the top of the 3rd inning. Trevor Hicks led off with
a single. Zach Bailey walked. Both runners were
sacrificed over one base. Riley Benner walked to load
the bases. A strikeout later, Dylan Rausch reached on an
error that allowed Hicks to score.
The game tilted securely away
from home control when Fulton translated five hits and
one defensive error into five runs in the top of the 5th
inning. With one out, Troy Squires singled. Benner
reached on a defensive error, advancing Squires to
second base. Reed Johnson singled, loading the bases. A
wild pitch scored Squires, and moved the other runners
ahead. Rausch RBI singled to bring in Benner while
Johnson moved to third base. Jeremiah Spring RBI
singled, driving in Johnson, and Rausch moved to third
base. Spring stole second base as Rausch held pat before
a Dylan Rajkovich 2-RBI single scored both Spring and
Rausch. The five-spot put the Oilers behind their guests
by a 6 to 0 score.
The Oilers scored both runs in
the bottom of the 7th inning. Tyler Rachel led off with
a single. Tyler Adams was hit by a pitch. Both runners
advanced a base on a wild pitch. Rachel and Adams were
both driven across on a 2-RBI single by Austin Bartle.
At the end of seven complete innings the score was 6 to
2 for Fulton. That gap held up through nine innings as
The winning pitcher was Fulton
starter Cory Main. The Oilers brought a potential tying
run on deck in the bottom of the 9th, so Tyler Nichols
earned a save. The losing pitcher was Oilers starter
Jake Wilson. Box scores click here.
7, Miners 6.
In an overall ugly defensive game for both teams, the
Railroaders escape with a win over the beleaguer Miners
in Fulton. Seven of the total thirteen runs scored in
the game were unearned. The Railroaders committed
7 errors followed by the Miners with a total of 5.
Fulton had 11 hits and stranded 10 runners while
Madisonville only got 4 hits with 11 men left on
The Miners lead off the game scoring one run in the 1st
inning off a Cory Finkler RBI double driving in Adam
Schuster who reached hit by a pitch. The Railroaders
answered in the bottom half of the innings with 3
runs. Dayton Rausch reached base on the first
Miner error, Conner Hill followed and was hit by a
pitch, and Tyler Marshall walked to load the
bases. With one out, Riley Benner walked for an
RBI, then with a second out Tyler Hardin singled for 2
The Railroaders added 2 more runs in the 3rd scoring off
two Miner errors including a second bases loaded walk-in
RBI. The score now stood 5-1 in Fulton's favor.
Top of the 4th inning the Railroaders began their
mistakes in the field of play allowing 3 Miners to score
with no hits, a defense interference call and 4 total
errors. The only RBI came from a Michael Colorado
sac fly. Bottom half of the inning the Railroaders
came back and managed to score one run using 3
Both teams remained scoreless until the 7th when the
Railroaders earned another run off a Jeremiah Spring RBI
double that was aided by a fourth Miner error. The
score now showed 7-4 on Fulton's side.
The Miners bounced back in the 8th to close the gap to
one and complete the scoring with 2 runs. Ian
Burkhart lead off with a walk following by a bunt single
by Michael Colorado. Both men scored from a Nick
Calandra RBI ground out and a Cory Finkler RBI single.
Fulton sent in closer Keaton Baker to finish off the 9th
and end the game. Baker picked up a save striking out
two and fielding his own a ground out. Starter
Justin Vernia gets the win for 5 innings pitched
allowing only one hit, tagged for 4 runs (one earned), 3
walks and had 9 strikeouts. Miners starter Mike Steele
takes the loss for 2 2/3 innings of work giving up 2
hits, 5 runs (2 earned), 4 walks and with one strikeout. Box scores click here.
3, Railroaders 0.
Hopkinsville) Visiting Fulton was able to get hits early on, but unable to score, leaving 10 runners on base. Homestanding Hoptown wasn't able to get hits, but scored two runs on a two-out error en route to the 3-0 final Friday night.
Hoptown (19-12) was the first to score in the bottom of the third inning when Taylor Blair walked and went to second on a sac bunt by Matthew Alford. Mitchell Gallaher reached on a fielder's choice, moving to second on the play, with Blair scooting to third. Parker Cash then hit a grounder to second base, but the ball was bobbled and the throw went wide, allowing Blair and Gallagher to score to give the Hoppers a 2-0 lead.
Hoptown tacked on another run in the sixth inning when Cash led off with a ground-rule double, went to third on a flyout and scored on a single by Taylor Ellis to close the scoring at 3-0.
Hoptown was led at the plate by Cash, Ellis and Alford with two hits apiece, gathering all of the Hoppers' hits among them. Cash had a double for Hoptown.
Fulton was paced by Greg Fettes and Trevor Hicks, who each had two hits.
Fettes, Hicks and Dayton Rausch each doubled for the Railroaders.
Hoppers starter Brady Walsh (3-2) got the win, allowing no runs on six hits, striking out one and walking three in five innings. Walsh got the first two batters out in each of the five innings, but had trouble getting the third out in all but the fifth inning, when he retired the side. Jake McAdams held Fulton at bay, entering in the sixth inning and allowing no runs on two hits, striking out three and walking one in three innings. Trevor Blocker picked up his fifth save of the season, allowing no runs on no hits in the ninth inning.
Railroaders starter Dylan Smith (2-4) deserved a better fate, as only one of his three runs was earned, allowing five hits, striking out four and walking one in seven innings. He threw fewer pitches (86) in seven innings than Hoptown's Walsh did in five (96). Daniel Goff pitched the eighth inning for Fulton, allowing no runs on one hit, striking out one and walking one in one inning. Box scores click here.
6, Bombers 5.
(From Dubois County) The Dubois County Bombers and the Fulton Railroaders have been locked in a struggle for third place in the Ohio Valley League for weeks now. The Bombers have had a slight advantage in the standings lately, but the Railroaders pulled even again last night with a hard-fought 6-5 victory in League Stadium.
The game figured to be a pitcher’s duel, with each coach selecting one of the league’s best hurlers to start the contest.
The Railroaders struck quickly, pushing across a run in the first with a hit batter, a sacrifice bunt, and an RBI single by Greg
Dubois County went one better in the bottom of the inning. Nick Gobert singled home Ty Broady and Chase Scott to give the home team a 2-1 lead.
The Bombers added another pair in the third with a bases-loaded walk and a sacrifice fly by Dane
Giesler. After three, the Bombers had a 4-1 advantage.
Starting pitcher Lucas Barnett sidestepped several Fulton scoring threats through the first six innings, attempting to collect a league-leading fifth win. Meanwhile, Cole Schaenzer came out of the Railroader bullpen to start the fourth inning. In shutting down the Bombers through the next three innings, Schaenzer provided time for his team to mount a rally.
Barnett ran out of gas in the seventh, allowing four of the five batters he faced to reach base. Fettes drove in one run with a sacrifice fly. Dayton Rausch brought two more home with a double. Conner Hill and Reed Johnson followed with RBI singles. When the dust had cleared, the Railroaders had sent 11 men to the plate, scoring five runs off of three Dubois County pitchers in the seventh inning, storming to a 6-4 lead.
The Bombers cut the margin to one in the home seventh on a Chase Scott RBI double. But that would be the last base hit for the home team on this night. Fernando Gonzalez and Keaton Baker held the door shut through the final two innings.
Schaenzer picks up the win, his first decision of the season. Barnett’s record falls to 4-2. Baker earned his first save.
Both teams are now an even .500 for the season, and tied for third place. Dubois County is 16-16. Fulton is 15-15. Each are three games behind second-place Hopkinsville. Box scores click here.
@ Miners rainout rescheduled. (July
9, 2014) The
rainout game between the Railroaders and Miners in Madisonville
on July 7 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 22 in
Madisonville, a single game.
6, Oilers 3.
The Railroaders won their fourth game in a row and
handed the first place Oilers a second straight loss.
Owensboro remains at the top in the standing and 2 1/2
games ahead of idle Hopkinsville. Fulton pick up one
game and now stand 6 games back with 11 games left in
the regular season.
The Railroaders scored first with 2 runs in the 2nd
inning. Reed Johnson reached base hit-by-pitch
then scored off a RBI triple by Dylan Rajkovich.
Rajkovich scored on a fielder's choice to give Fulton a
2-0 lead. Bottom of the 5th, the Railroaders put
up 2 more from a 2 RBI single by Johnson with men
on 2nd and 3rd.
Trailing 4-0, the Oilers closed to within one run
scoring 3 runs in the top of the 6th inning. A
Jake Willson RBI single drove Alferdo Bohorques home who
had reached hit-by-pitch. Wilson and Justin Cessna
(who singled) both scored off a Braxton Brinkley 2 RBI
Fulton's final 2 runs came in the bottom of the 7th
inning with no hits. One Oilers error, a balk and
passed ball gave the Railroaders the additional unearned
runs for the final 6-3 score..
The Railroaders totaled 7 hits, had one error and
stranded 10 men on base. The Oilers had 8 hits,
committed 2 errors and left 7 runners out on base.
Pitcher Jake Bauer gets the win starting and going 5 1/3
innings giving up 5 hits, 3 earned runs, one walk and
had 8 strikeouts. Clay Chandler picked up a save
with 3 2/3 innings pitched with no runs, one walk and 3
strikeouts. Taking the loss for Owensboro was
starter Cable Wright for 4 1/3 innings allowing 3 hits,
3 earned runs, 4 walks and struck out one. Box scores click here.
@ Miners - PPD Rained Out. (July
7, 2014) The
game between the Railroaders and Miners in Madisonville tonight
has been rained out. Rescheduling of the game is
TBA at this time.
8, Hoppers 7.
6, 2014) In
10 innings. (From
Hopkinsville) Fulton's Greg Fettes scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning at Hoptown, and Railroaders pitcher Keaton Baker pitched the ninth and 10th innings to pick up the win in Fulton's 8-7 win.
Fulton (13-15) scored first in the game, plating three unearned runs in the second inning behind one hit and two Hoptown errors.
The Hoppers (17-11) responded with two runs in the bottom half of the inning on a two-run double by Chris Brown to close the gap to 3-2.
Fulton scored two runs of its own in the third inning when Fettes led off with a double and took third on a wild pitch. Riley Benner was hit by a pitch, and Tyler Marshall singled in Fettes. Tyler Hardin walked to load the bases, and Dylan Rajkovich was hit by a pitch, scoring Benner to give the Railroaders a 5-2 lead.
Hoptown answered with two runs of its own in the bottom of the inning when Ben Rodriguez led off with a double and Ben Fisher followed with a triple that reached the fence when it bounced over the fielder's head, scoring Rodriguez. Fisher scored on a groundout to bring the Hoppers back within a run, 5-4, after three innings.
The Hoppers tied the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the fourth when Sean Brophy reached on an error, stole second and scored on a Michael Haun single.
Hoptown took its only lead of the game in the bottom of the sixth when Bubba Olivera led off with a single and Chris Brown reached on a bunt. Both runners advanced on a groundout and Rodriguez was intentionally walked to load the bases. Chris Carrier singled in Olivera to give Hoptown a 6-5 lead.
Fulton tied the score in the top of the seventh when Fettes led off with a single and Tyler Marshall was hit by a pitch. Daniel Goff singled and Fettes scored on a fielding error to knot the game at 6-6.
In the ninth inning, Fulton retook the lead when Goff hit a one-out single, went to second on a single by Rajkovich and scored on a single by Jeremiah Spring to take a 7-6 lead.
In the bottom half of the inning, pinch-hitter Scotty Adkins led off with a ground-rule double. Michael Haun reached base when his sac bunt was mishandled, but was thrown out trying to reach second on the play. Pinch-runner Geordie Carlson scored on the play to tie the game at 7-7.
Both teams had ample opportunities to score, as Fulton left 12 runners on base in the first nine innings, while Hoptown left 11.
Fulton was led at the plate by Marshall, who went 3-for-5 with a run batted in. Fettes went 2-for-3 with three runs, a double, while Goff went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI and Rajkovich went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.
Hoptown was paced by Chris Brown, who went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, while Rodriguez went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Olivera scored two runs, while Carrier had two RBIs. Adkins had a double and Fisher had a triple for the Hoppers.
On the mound, Baker (1-0) allowed one unearned run on two hits, striking out three and walking none in two innings. Fernando Gonzalez started the game for the Railroaders, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits, striking out six and walking three in five innings. Tyler Nichols came on in the sixth inning, allowing one run on three hits, walking two in three innings.
For Hoptown, Josh Drake (0-1) got the loss, allowing two runs on three hits, striking out one and walking four in 2 1/3 innings. Dylan Stewart started for the Hoppers, allowing five runs (two earned) on four hits, striking out one and walking three in two-plus innings. Jake McAdams came on in the third inning for his first game of the season, allowing one unearned run on two hits, striking out three and walking two in 4 1/3 innings. Parker Cash entered in the seventh inning, allowing no runs on one hit, striking out one in two-thirds of an inning. Heath Petty closed out the game in the 10th inning, allowing no runs on one hit, striking out one in two-thirds of an
inning. Box scores click here.
7, Bombers 0 - game 1.
Railroaders (12-15) swept and shutout the Bombers
(13-15) in a doubleheader on Saturday in Fulton.
Fourth place Fulton now trails third place Dubois County
by a half game. The teams have just two
head-to-head meetings left in regular play with the
Bombers leading the current season series
In the first game of the twin bill the Railroaders had
11 hits and 7 earned runs to take the victory in 7
innings. Zach Bailey was best for Fulton going 2
for 4 at the plate with 3 RBI. Bailey and Jeremiah
Spring both contributed a triple in the effort, and Troy
Squires added a double. This trio of sluggers also
ran to score 2 runs each. Additional hits were by
Tyler Marshall, 2 of 3 for one RBI, and Riley Benner who
was 2 for 4 and had 2 RBI.
The Bombers were able to muster 4 hits total in the
game. Ty Broady, Dane Giesler, Tirey Burch and Jacob
Lightle each had singles.
Fulton starter Justin Vernia wins the game throwing the
full 7 innings with no walks and 7 strikeouts.
Dubois County starter Tyler Nichols takes the loss for 2
innings pitched and responsible for 7 hits and 3 earned
runs before being replaced by Johnathan Williams who
finished the remaining 4 innings. Box scores Click
5, Bombers 0 - game 2.
contrast to the first game, the second shutout came from
4 costly Bomber errors and only one earned run by the
Railroaders. Both teams were just able to manage 3
hits each in the game with the Railroaders getting 2 RBI
total. The Bombers stranded 3 men on base and the
Railroader left 7 men total.
Zach Bailey lead Fulton again going 2 for 4, one RBI and
scoring once. Trevor Hicks got the only other hit
by Fulton, and he also made it home for a
For Dubois County, Joe Redburn went 2 for 3 at the
plate, and Jacob Roberts singled for Dubois' third hit
on the night cap.
Cory Main earned the win for the start and 6 innings
pitched, no runs or walks, 3 hits and 4 stikeouts.
Will Hazen closed the final 7th inning with one walk and
3 strikeouts. Mark Giesler takes the hard loss for
3 1/3 innings and tagged for 3 unearned runs, 3 walks
and struck out 3 at the plated. Brian Wichman
finished the final 1 2/3 innings with 2 runs (one
earned), one hit, walking 3, and striking out 2 batters. Box scores Click
4, Railroaders 2 .
The Oilers extend their winning streak to six games with
a victory over the faltering Railroaders. Fulton
out hit Owensboro 8-5 but trailed 4-0 through 7 1/2
innings before scoring 2 unearned runs in the bottom of
the 8th inning resulting from an Oilers error.
The Oilers runs came early in the game. Top of the
2nd inning a two out double by Kyle Floyd positioned the
first run for Cameron Wallace to hit a RBI single.
In the 3rd inning the Tyler Rachel earned a RBI on a
Fielder's choice driving in Alferdo Bohorques.
With 2 outs and 2 men on, Cable Wright doubled to push 2
more runs across the plate.
The Railroaders were held in check until the 8th inning.
Zach Bailey lead off with a double, was batted to 3rd
and then scored on a throwing error from a ground ball
hit by Riley Benner. Benner was award 2n base on
the error and then scored off a single by Greg Fettes.
Starter Tanner Edge gets the win from the mound throwing
5 innings giving up 4 hits, no runs or walks and one
strikeout. Mark Chemello picked up a save to close
the final inning. Fulton starter Dylan Smith takes
the loss for 5 innings pitched allowing 5 hits, 4 runs
(3 earned), one walk and no strikeouts. Box scores
The Railroaders take on the Dubois County Bombers on
Saturday, July 5th, at Lohaus Field in a doubleheader
contest beginning at 5 pm.
5, Railroaders 0.
Owensboro Oilers won their home portion of a
festive home-and-away Independence Holiday series.
They topped the visiting Fulton Railroaders on
Thursday night in shutout fashion by the final
score of 5 to 0.
The Oilers scored one run
in the bottom of the 1st inning. Owensboro leadoff
man Braxton Brinkley reached on an error. Two
consecutive bunts followed and loaded the bases.
Brinkley came in from third base on a RBI
sacrifice fly by Jake Wilson. The Oilers added
another run in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Cable
Wright led off the home inning with a single, then
stole second base. He was still there two outs
later to be driven in when Brinkley delivered an
RBI single. The game remained 2 to 0 in the home
team's favor until Owensboro scored three runs in
the bottom of the 6th inning. Leading off, Jake
Krupar singled. Kyle Floyd reached on a sacrifice
fielder's choice that did not result in an out.
Wright followed with a walk to load the bases.
That situation set up 2 RBI single by Taylor Sears
that scored Krupar and Floyd while Wright moved
over to third base. Austin Bartle followed with a
successful RBI squeeze bunt to bring in Wright. At
the end of six complete innings the Oilers led by
the score 5 to 0, which became the final.
A tandem of three
Owensboro pitchers scattered three Fulton hits and
combined for nine strikeouts over nine innings of
work. Newcomer Oilers starter Clint Chestnut went
4 innings. Winner Morgan Grisham was the pitcher
of record when the game became official over the
next 1.67 innings. Finally, Cameron Wallace
notched a save by pitching 3.33 innings in relief
of Grisham. Fulton starter Clay Chandler took the
loss. Box scores Click
8, Miners 0.
The Railroaders finally broke a 4 game losing streak
shutting out the Miners 8-0 in Fulton. The
Railroaders totaled 11 hits and had one error with the
Miners getting 3 hits and committed 3 errors on the
Fulton's runs came in the 3rd and 5th innings scoring 4
in each. Daniel Goff was 2 of 4 at the plate including a
3 RBI homerun. Another solo homer by Greg Fettes
added to the victory. Both Riley Benner (2 of 4
and RBI) and Zach Bailey (1 of 4) had doubles with each
scoring one run.
Madisonville's 3 hits were singles by Michael Colorado,
Matthew Barger and Josh Westzel.
Starting pitcher CJ Lee earned his 3rd win on the season
going for 6 full innings. He allowed 2 hits with
no walks and struck out 7 batters. Keaton Baker,
Will Hazen and Tyler Nichols finished off the game
throwing for one inning each. The loss goes to
Abraham Almonte who lasted just 3 innings allowing 8
hits, 4 runs (3 earned), one walk and had 2
The Railroaders improve to 10-13 on the season, the
Miners now stand at 5-20.
Box scores Click
Railroaders are on the road to Owensboro on Thursday to
play the Oilers. On Friday the Railroader will
host the Oilers at home for a 4th of July game in
Fulton. The game on Friday will begin at 6 pm with
fireworks to follow in town at 9 pm.
@ Railroaders is a Rainout. (July
rain and storms arrived at Fulton just before game
time. After an hour in delay, officials called the
game due to poor field conditions. Tonight's game
has been rescheduled for Friday, July 18 in Fulton.
4, Railroaders 1.
Dubois County: Nick Gobert made his first start on the mound last night for the Dubois County Bombers. 1671 fans witnessed as the Dubois County native pitched seven dominant innings, limiting the Fulton Railroaders to one run on five singles. Gobert seemed to get tougher as the night progressed, retiring eight out of nine Railroaders the third time through the batting order.
Fulton struck first. In the third inning, a single by Jeremiah Spring, a walk, a sacrifice bunt, and another hit by Greg Fettes plated the only run the Railroaders would score on this night.
Dubois County took the lead with a pair in the fifth inning. After being hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, Jacob Lightle stole second with two down. Lightle scored on a throwing error that allowed batter Glenn Jones to advance all the way to third. Dane Giesler followed with an RBI single to put the Bombers on top 2-1.
Dubois County added another run in each of the next two innings. In the sixth, Caleb Lonkard drove in Nick
Barrientos. Joe Sturino scored on Caleb King’s double in the seventh.
Aaron Pearcy retired Fulton in order in the eighth. But the Railroaders brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth after two of the first three batters reached base. Dru Sebastian entered from the Bombers bullpen to put out the fire. It only took him one batter, inducing Trevor Hicks to ground into a double play.
Gobert is credited with the win, his first decision of the season. Starter Fernando Gonzalez falls to 2-1. Sebastian collects his second save.
The Bombers record improves to 11-13 as they reclaim sole possession of third place, notching their fourth win in five games. Fulton drops to 9-13 on the season.
Box scores Click
Rainout with Miners rescheduled. (June
The rained out game
on June 27 at home vs the Miners has been rescheduled
for Friday, July 21 in Fulton. The single game
start is 7 pm.
2, Railroaders 1.
The home team Oilers beat the Railroaders in a close,
low scoring game to move Owensboro within a half game of
league leading Hopkinsville. The loss moved Fulton
down into fourth place behind Dubois County who won
their game against Madisonville.
The Oilers' 2 runs came from 8 hits, they had one error
and they stranded 11 men on base. The first run scored
came in the bottom of the 3rd from a RBI single by Tyler
Rachel driving in Alferdo Bohorques on third who had
reach on a single and stole two bases. The Oilers'
final run came in the 6th inning with a RBI single from
Braxton Brinkley scoring Dalton West who walked and
advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt and ground out.
The Railroaders had 4 hits total, with one error and
left 8 runners on base. Fulton's only run came in
the 8th inning on a RBI single by Reed Johnson scoring
Grey Fettes who had reach on a fielder's choice.
Owensboro starter Brandon Jean gets the win for 7
innings of work allowing 2 hits, 2 walks and had 4
strikeouts. Mark Chemello picked up a save closing
out the final inning. The loss goes to Fulton
starter Jake Bauer who threw for 5 innings giving up 6
hits, 2 walks and striking out 2 at the plate
. Box scores Click
Out at the Yard tonight. (June
game at Fulton vs the Miners has been rained out.
Rescheduling of the game is TBA. Parkway Regional
Hospital Night and silent auction to fight cancer has
been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 15 when the
Railroaders take on the Dubois County
3, Railroaders 1.
Four Hoptown pitchers combined for a two-hitter in the Hoppers' 3-1 win over Fulton on Thursday, but it was not exactly a defensive gem. In the seventh and eighth innings, Hoppers pitchers faced bases-loaded situations with no outs through four walks, a hit batter and a fielding error.
Leading 3-0 in the top of the seventh, Hoptown pitcher Heath Petty hit Reed Johnson on a 3-0 pitch, then walked Zach Bailey. Ryan Mossman then came in to pitch for the Hoppers and walked Jeremiah Spring to load the bases with no outs. Mossman was able to coax a strikeout from Riley Benner, a flyout from Tyler Hardin and a strikeout from Dylan Rajkovich to get out of the jam unscathed.
In the top of the eighth, Mossman walked Troy Squires and Tyler Marshall to start the inning. Greg Fettes reached on an error to load the bases with no outs, and Mossman gave way to Trevor Blocker. Blocker got Johnson to hit into a double play, scoring Squires, and got Zach Bailey to strike out to get out of another potential threat.
Hoptown (16-5) scored all three of its runs in the fourth inning when Ben Rodriguez drew a one-out walk and Chris Carrier singled him to second. A pickoff attempt went past the first baseman, scoring Rodriguez and putting Carrier on third. Scotty Adkins singled in Carrier, went to second when Matthew Alford was hit by a pitch and scored on a fielding error to give the Hoppers a 3-0 lead.
Hoptown was led by Carrier, who went 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Greg Fettes had a double for Fulton (9-11), the only extra-base hit of the game.
On the mound, starter Parker Cash (2-0) got the win, allowing no runs on two hits, striking out two and walking one in five innings. Petty came on in the sixth, allowing no runs on no hits, walking two in one-plus innings. Mossman entered in the seventh, allowing one unearned run on no hits, striking out two and walking three in one-plus inning, and Blocker got his fourth save of the season, allowing no runs on no hits, striking out two in two innings.
For Fulton, starter Dylan Smith (2-2) took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits, striking out three and walking two in four innings. Cory Main came on in the fifth, allowing no runs on one hit, striking out three and walking two in three innings, and Clay Chandler pitched the eighth inning, allowing no runs on no hits, striking out two. Box
scores Online Click
7. Railroaders 2.
The Bombers took advantage of two Railroaders errors and
used 5 unearned runs to beat Fulton at home 7-2.
The Railroaders scored first with a run in the 1st
inning, and the Bombers answered in the top of the 2nd
with a run to tie the game. The Bombers broke out
with four more runs in the 4th inning using 3 hits and
the two Fulton errors. The Railroaders got their
final run across in the 6th inning from a solo homerun
by Greg Fettes. The Bombers tacked on two more
runs in the 6th for the final 7-2 score.
For the Bombers; RBI's by Ty Broady, Joe Redburn and
Mitch Doucette contributed to the win. For the
Railroaders; Fettes was the star at the plate, 3 for 4
and knocked in both runs for Fulton.
Both teams left 9 runners each on base. Bombers
had 8 hits with no errors in the field and Railroaders
got 10 hits with 2 errors.
Dubois County starter Lucas Barnett gets the win for 5
innings of work, giving up 8 hits, 2 earned runs, 2
walks and one strikeout. Fulton starter CJ
Lee takes for loss on the mound for 3 2/3 innings with 5
hits allowed, 5 runs (2 earned), 6 walks and 3
The Bombers improve to 8-12 and gain a game on
Hopkinsville who lost to the Miners on the
evening. The Railroaders remain 5 1/5 games back
with the Hoppers loss. Box
scores Online Click
3, Oilers 2.
The Railroaders broke a tied game in the bottom of 9th
to take the victory over the visiting Oilers in
Owensboro jumped to a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning.
Braxton Brinkley singled and.Alferdo reached on an
error. Both runners moved forward a base when Christian
McHatton walked to load the bases with no outs.
The next batter Harold Diaz then grounded out driving in
the first run. The following batter Jake Krupar
hit a RBI single for the second run while McHatton was
thrown out trying to score from second on the hit.
A strikeout ended the inning.
The Railroaders tied the game in the 2nd inning with a
RBI single by Zach Bailey who drove in Riley Benner who
had single and advanced to second on a wild pitch.
Bailey then reached third on an error and then score off
a Dayton Rausch single. The inning ended with a
double play and so did the scoring for both teams
through the next 7 1/2 innings of play.
In the bottom of the 9th with two outs and tied at 2-2,
Railroader Dylan Rajkovich hit a solid single which he
stretched into a double rounding first for second and
beating a high throw-in from right field. Dayton Rausch
then hit a hard line drive into right field just over
the fielder's outstretched glove for a game winning RBI
driving Rajkovich across home plate.
The Railroaders totaled 8 hits on the evening with one
error and they left 8 runners on base. The Oilers
were only able to muster 3 hits, committed 3 errors and
had only 2 runners stranded.
Fernando Gonzalez earned the win for a strong pitching performance
and complete 9 innings on the mound. After giving
up 2 hits and a walk in the 1st inning, Gonzalez allowed
only one other batter to reach base (a double) through
the last 8 innings of the game. He struck out 8
and had 2 unearned runs against him.
Owensboro's starter Cable Wright pitched 6 innings
leaving the game tied giving up 5 hits, 2 runs (one
earned), one walk and no strikeouts. Morgan
Grisham pitched 2 innings followed by Kevin Meyer and
Trent Benningfield who pitched to only one batter each
for 2 outs in the 9th inning. Next, Cameron
Wallace came in with the 2 outs and gave up the final
two Railroaders hits and score to take the loss. Box
scores Online Click
@ Railroaders game rescheduled. (June
postponed game between the Bombers and Railroader from
June 20 has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 5 in
Fulton as part of a doubleheader. The first game
start will be 5 p.m. CDT with each game set for 7
6, Miners 0 - game 1.
In 7 innings. Fulton Railroaders swept the
Madisonville Miners in a doubleheader on Sunday.
The Railroaders took the first game with a 6-0 shutout
over the Miners. Fulton scored one run in the 1st
inning, added 4 more in the 3rd and one more in the
6th. The Miners were held to 4 hits and the
Railroaders had 11 total hits.
For Fulton; Dayton Rausch, Reed Johnson and Zach Bailey
eacj got 2 hits a piece for the Railroaders.
Starting pitcher Clay Chandler gets the win threw
for the complete full 7 inning game with 8
strikeouts and no walks.
Madisonville starter Jackson Everman takes for loss for
the Miners. He went for 5 2/3 innings allowing all
11 hits, 6 runs (4 earned), 3 walks and one
scores Online Click
5, Miners 2 - game 2.
In 7 innings. In game two both teams remained
scoreless through 3 innings, and at the end of the 4th
inning the game was tied at 1-1. The Railroaders
broke into the lead in the top of 5th with 3 runs scored
and the Miners answered in the bottom half with a single
run for 4-2 score. Fulton added an insurance run
top of the 7th for the final 5-2 total.
The Railroaders had 9 hits with 2 errors for the 7
innings. Troy Squires was 3 for 3 at the
plated and one run scored. Jeremiah Spring
and Reed Johnson (RBI) were both 2 of 4, and Riley
Benner hit a 2 RBI double.
The Miners managed 4 hits with no errors on
defense. Isaac Perry doubled and scored a
run, with Cory Finkler and Tyler Woolbright each
having a RBI.
Will Hazen gets the win for Fulton in relief
pitching for 1 /13 innings, and Cory Main
completed the final 2 1/3 innings to pick up a
save. Miner starter Austin Bickerton take
the loss with 5 innings on the mound.
Box scores Click
9, Railroaders 6.
Five Railroader errors aided the Hoppers with 7 unearned
runs to beat Fulton at home on Saturday. The
Hoppers jumped to a 3-1 lead after the first inning of
play. The Railroaders chipped back into the game
with a single run in the 3rd and 4th innings to tie the
game at 3 all. In the bottom of the 5th the
Railroaders scored two runs to take a 5-3 lead only to
see the Hoppers add three runs in each of the 6th and
7th innings. The Railroaders managed another run
in the 8th for the final 9-6 score.
Talyor Ellis lead Hoptown at the plate going 3 of 4, one
RBI and scored 3 times. He was followed by
Mitchell Gallagher (one score) and Ben Rodriquez (two
scores) who were both 2 for 4 at bat.
For Fulton's 6 earned runs in the game; Jeremiah Spring
was 2 of 4 with 3 RBI, with both Greg Fettes and Reed
Johnson getting solo homeruns in the effort.
The game was won and lost in the field of play.
The Hoppers played error free throughout the game while
the Railroaders struggled to handle the ball. Two
of 5 total errors resulted in 4 runs of the 7
total unearned runs allowed.
Brady Walsh gets the win for Hoptown going the first 5
innings and then relieved from starting the bottom of
the 6th. He allowed 6 hits, 5 earned runs, a walk
and had 2 strikeouts. Trevor Blocker earned
another save closing out the final 1 1/3 innings.
Fulton's starter Justin Vernia suffers the loss for 6
innings on the mound, giving up 6 hits, tagged for 6
runs (one earned), walked zero batters and had 6
strikeouts. Box scores Click
@ Railroaders PPD weather. (June
game was started and played through 4 complete
innings before a lightning delay was called.
After 2 hours of delays the umpires called the
game incomplete. The rescheduling of the game is
TBA at this time.
2, Railroaders 0 - game 1.
In 7 innings. The Railroaders and Oilers split a
doubleheader on Wednesday. The split leaves Owensboro
(10-5) where they were at 3.5 games behind idle Hoptown
(13-1). Fulton (6-8) improves, picking up a half
game and moving them into 3rd place after a Dubois
County (6-9) loss to Madisonville (1-13) who finally
broke a 13 game losing streak to win their first game of
Game One: Single scores in the 2nd and 4th innings were
all that was needed for Oilers to take the first
game. RBI singles by Jake Wilson and Taylor
Mathews highlighted the offensive action. Both teams had
7 hits each with the Railroaders stranding 8 runners and
committing one error, and the Oilers left 6 on base and
were error free on defense.
Owensboro starter Jackson Lockhart gets the win going 5
innings allowing 7 hits, a walk and 2 strikeouts. Jake
Wilson picks up a save closing out the final 7th
inning. Fulton starter CJ Lee takes the loss for 6
innings pitched, 2 earned runs, giving up 6 hits, 3
walks and striking out 4 at the plate. Box scores Click
5, Oilers 2 - game 2.
In 7 innings. Game Two: The Oilers jumped out to
an early lead scoring 2 in the first inning. A
Kyle Floyd RBI single drove in one of two unearned runs
resulting from the only Railroader error in the
Both teams battled scoreless until the bottom of
the 4th when the Railroaders scored their first
run off a RBI single by Dayton Rausch.
Fulton broke out in the 6th inning beginning with
a lead off solo home run off the bat of Trevor
Hicks, his only hit on the evening. After a
walk, a single and a sacrifice bunt, Troy Squires
drove in 2 RBI with a single then scored himself
off a Greg Fettes single for the final 5-2 score.
As in the first game both teams total 7 hits each, with
both teams having one error each in the second game. The
Railroaders stranded 8 runners and the Oilers 7 in the
Dylan Smith pitched the complete 7 innings for Fulton
and takes the win. Mark Chemello takes the loss
pitching the bottom of the 6th inning in relief. Box scores Click
19, Miners 7.
The Railroaders got their first home win of the season
in a big way at the expense o the Miners who
remain winless. Fulton's 19 runs came with 17 hits
and error free defense. Madisonville managed 7 runs with
10 hits and committed 4 errors in the game.
Reed Johnson topped the Railroaders at the plate going 3
of 4 for 7 RBI produced from two homeruns, a grand slam
and a 3 RBI shot. Riley Benner was next best for
Fulton with 3 of 5 for 3 RBI and one run scored.
For the Miners, Adam Schuster was 4 for 5, a RBI and 2
runs scored, with Chase Powers and Rutger Luebke both
getting 2 RBI each.
The winning and starting pitcher Clay Chandler completed
5 innings allowing 5 hits, one earned run, one walk and
8 strikeouts. Taking the loss for Madisonville was
starter Colton Nussel who threw for 3 1/3 innings
allowing 7 hits, 6 earned runs, 4 walks and struck out 2
at the plate. Both team together sent 11 pitchers to the
mound during the game. Box
4, Railroaders 3.
In 12 innings.(From Hopkinsville) Hoptown
and Fulton battled for twelve innings with the
homestanding Hoppers winning a walk-off 4-3 game.
Both teams scored a single run in the first
inning, and the score remained 1-1 until the fifth
inning. In the fifth Fulton took a 2-1 lead
when Reed Johnson lead off with a double.
Daniel Goff then moved Johnson to second with a
sacrifice bunt. After Jeremiah ground out,
Dayton Rausch singled driving in Johnson.
In the bottom of the eighth inning Hoptown scored
2 runs off 2 walks and 2 errors giving the Hoppers
a 3-2 lead. The Railroaders came right back
in the top of the ninth scoring a run to tie the
game. Reed Johnson singled, stole second and
scored on a single by Jeremiah Spring.
The score remained 3-3 until the bottom of the
twelfth. Bubba Olivera reached first on an
error by the second baseman. Chris
Carrier then doubled with Olivera being thrown out
at home. Carrier advanced to third on the
throw. Anthony Gonzalez then singled driving
in Carrier with the winning run.
Trevor Blocker picked up the win pitching four
scoreless innings. Tyler Nichols suffered
the loss allowing only the one run. Box
This Saturday, June 21, scheduled doubleheader in Fulton
with the Hoppers has been changed to a single game
starting at 7 pm. The make-up game with the
Hoppers has been rescheduled for Sunday, July 20.
5, Railroaders 4 - game 1.
In 8 innings.
(From Dubois County) The first game of the twinbill was a seesaw affair. The Bombers scored in the bottom of the third on a bases-loaded walk to Glenn Jones by Railroader starting pitcher Cole Schaenzer. Tyler Nichols relieved Schaenzer and the Railroaders escaped the inning without further damage.
The Railroaders immediately answered in the top of the fourth. Greg Fettes and Trevor Hicks both doubled in runs to give the visitors at 2-1 advantage.
Dubois County regained the lead with a pair of runs in the fifth, keyed by an RBI single off the bat of Dane Giesler and a sacrifice fly by Tirey Burch. Nick Barrientos singled drove in Jacob Lightle in the sixth to extend the Bombers lead to 4-2.
The Railroaders rallied for a pair of runs in the seventh inning. Zach Bailey singled. Troy Squires tripled, and Dayton Rausch followed with a sacrifice fly to even the game. The Bombers failed to answer in the bottom of the frame, so the scheduled seven inning affair continued on.
Dru Sebastian came out of the pen to retire the Railroaders in order in the top of the eighth. Daniel Goff walked two batters in the bottom of the frame before tossing a wild pitch, allowing the potential winning run to reach third-base. He was then removed, in favor of John Lollar who intentionally walked Glenn Jones to load the bases. Nick Gobert drove a single into shallow centerfield to give the Bombers their final 5-4 advantage.
Sebastian collected the win. Goff takes the loss. It was the first decision for both. Box
5, Railroaders 3 - game 2.
In 7 innings.
In game two
the Bombers got off to a quick start in the nightcap of the doubleheader, scoring in three of the first four frames. In the bottom of the first, Nick Gobert repeated his game-winning RBI heroics by singling in Nick
Barrientos. Gobert added yet another RBI single in the third, driving in Caleb
Lonkard. Barrientos also scored in the third on the benefit of a Fulton error.
Up 3-0 after three, the Bombers added two more in the fourth. Caleb King led off with a triple. Jacob Roberts followed with a single and came in to score on Caleb Lonkard’s sacrifice fly.
Meanwhile, the Railroaders threatened rallies time after time but couldn’t push any runs across until the sixth inning. In the sixth, a walk and a pair of bomber errors produced two runs for the Railroaders. Tyler Harden and Lance Mays both scored when Dubois County reliever Christian Vain threw wildly on a play at first base.
Jacob Murray, a newcomer for the Bombers, came out of the bullpen for his first appearance of the season.
An error by Gobert combined with a hit batter and the Railroaders quickly had the tying run at the plate with nobody out. Murray struck out Tyler Marshall looking, before Zach Bailey singled in a run. Bailey then stole second base. The tying runs were in scoring position with only one out. But Tyler Harden also went down looking at strike three, and Andrew Young hit a grounder to the Bombers star of the night, Nick Gobert to close out the night's action.
A crowd of 1872 passed through the League Stadium turnstiles on this Saturday of Father’s Day weekend. They went home happy. Johnathan Williams gets the win in his first decision of the season. Justin Vernia takes the loss in his first appearance. The Bombers are now 5-7 on the season and are tied for third place with the 4-6
Railroader Brock Downey signs w/Cape Cod League
13, 2014) Brock
Downey has signed to pitch for the Warham Getemen in the
prestigious Cape Cod League in Massachusetts. Downey
played for the Railroaders in the 2011 and 2012
seasons. Read more about him in "Pre-Season
News" linked at the bottom of this page.
3, Oilers 1 - game 1.
In 7 innings. (From Owensboro) The
Owensboro Oilers hosted the Fulton Railroaders to
a Thursday twi-night doubleheader of seven inning
games and split the evening by mirror scores.
Fulton took the opener 3 to 1, but Owensboro
claimed the nightcap 3 to 1 as well.
In Game 1: The Railroaders scored 1 run in the top
of the 5th inning. With two away Andrew Young
reached base on a bunt. He moved to third base as
Dylan Rajkovich doubled. Young scored on an RBI
single by Troy Squires, but Rajkovich was cut down
attempting to take third base. Fulton made it a 3
to 0 lead with two more runs in the top of the 6th
inning. Jeremiah Spring reached on a fielder's
choice that put one out at second base. Spring
stole second base and took third base on a
defensive error. Greg Fettes followed with a RBI
single to score Spring. Tyler Marshall singled and
Fettes went to third. Marshall tried
unsuccessfully for second base second base. Fettes
scored on a RBI single by Reed Johnson.
The Oilers rallied for
their lone game one run in the bottom of the 7th
inning. With one away, pinch-hitter Alfredo
Bohorques singled, pinch hitter Braxton Brinkley
reached on a two-base error that put runners on
third base and second base. Bohorques scored on a
RBI groundout from pinch-hitter Christian McHatton.
The Oilers came no closer in the first tilt.
The winning pitcher was
Fulton starter CJ Lee, and John Lollar picked up
the save. Oilers starter Caleb Johnson bore the
home team loss. Box
3, Railroaders 1 - game 2.
In 7 innings.
Game 2: The Oilers scored one run in the bottom of the
1st inning. With one out Alfredo Bohorques, Jake Wilson,
and Tyler Rachel RBI singled consecutively. Owensboro
add two runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning. This time
with one out Bohorques was hit by a pitch. He stole
second base and moved to third base on an errant attempt
to prevent the initial steal. Wilson was also hit by a
pitch. Rachel grounded out, but collected his second RBI
as Bohorques came across. Wilson scored on a RBI single
by Jake Krupar. The home team led 3 to 0 after three
The Railroaders scored one run
to narrow the home lead in the top of the 4th inning.
Troy Squires led off the visitor inning with a walk. The
advance runner moved up on a groundout, then went to
third base as Greg Fettes singled. A Daniel Goff RBI
double scored Squires and put runners on at third and
second bases, but a pop out staved the Railroader rally
at the one run.
Collective Oiler pitching bore
down and the defense gelled to shut out Fulton the rest
of the way.
Oilers starter Drew Lyles was
the winning pitcher and Cameron Wallace earned a save.
Fulton starter Dylan Smith took the loss. Box
@ Miners PPD rain. (June
Tonight's game in Madisonville has been rained
out. This game has been rescheduled for Sunday,
June 22 as part of a doubleheader in Madisonville..
@ Railroaders PPD rain. (June
Tonight's contest at Lohaus Field in Fulton has been
rained out. The game has been rescheduled for
Saturday, June 21 as part of a doubleheader.
First game start will be 5 pm CT with each game
scheduled for 7 innings.
3, Bombers 1.
(From Dubois County) If unearned runs didn't
count, Fulton and Dubois County might still be in a
scoreless tie. But the Railroaders pushed across three
unearned runs to one for the Bombers, good enough for a
The visitors from Fulton scored all they would need in
the first inning. After Troy Squires led off with a
single, Dayton Rausch advanced him with a swinging bunt.
Bombers catcher Mitchell Doucette fielded the ball
cleanly, but then threw it into center field, attempting
to cut down the lead runner. Jeremiah Spring followed
with a single to load the bases. Squires and Rausch then
came in to score on a ground out and a wild pitch,
The Bombers got one run back in the bottom of the third.
With two down, leadoff hitter Caleb Lonkard reached base
on a throwing error by Fulton shortstop Squires. Lonkard
stole second, and came around to score on a Glenn Jones
The Railroaders added an insurance run in the sixth.
Reed Johnson led off with a single, advancing to second
on an error by Dane Giesler. Tyler Hardin followed with
another single of his own. Johnson then scored on a
groundout off the bat of Tyler Marshall.
Fernando Gonzalez started the game for the Railroaders,
striking out six Bombers in six innings of work. He
limited the Bombers to three hits, walking none to earn
his first win. Daniel Goff relieved Gonzalez to start
the seventh. He fanned three Bombers in two innings of
work. After allowing a leadoff single to Lonkard in the
bottom of the ninth, Goff gave way to Clay Chandler who
retired all three batters he faced to merit his first
Devin Williams (0-2) took the tough loss for the
Bombers, allowing no earned runs on 7 hits and 2 walks
in five-plus innings of work.
There were no extra base hits by either side. Squires,
Rausch, and Lance Mays had two singles each for the
Railroaders. Jones had a pair of singles for the
Curiously, the final out came down to a battle of
college teammates. With Lonkard at 2nd and the Bombers
trailing 3-1 with two down in the bottom of the ninth,
Dane Giesler stepped in to hit off of his Wabash Valley
teammate Chandler. Giesler bounced the offering from
Chandler right back to him to end the game.. Box
@ Railroaders PPD rain. (June
Tonight's contest at Lohaus Field in Fulton has been
rained out. The game has been rescheduled for
Wednesday, June 18 as part of a doubleheader.
First game start will be 5 pm CT with each game
scheduled for 7 innings.
5, Miners 4.
The Railroaders won their second game of the season at
the expense of the home team Miners in
Madisonville. The Railroaders only two wins are
against the Miners who are still looking for their first
win of the season. After 6 innings of play the
game was close at 4-3 in Fulton's favor. The
Railroaders added another run in the 8th with the Miners
matching the run in the bottom half inning. In the
bottom of the 9th and the score 5-4 Railroaders, the
Miners loaded the bases with one out but failed to
Dylan Rajkovich lead Fulton going 3 for 4 scoring once
and 1 RBI, followed by Dayton Rausch 2 of 4, 2 runs
scored with a RBI. Adam Schuster topped out for
Madisonville with 2 of 3 and scoring 3.
Fulton starter Dylan Smith takes the win on the mound
for 6 innings of work giving up 6 hits, 3 runs (2
earned), with 6 strikeouts and no walks. Tyler
Nichols earns a save throwing the final 1 1/3
innings. The loss goes to starter Tanner Koch who
went 3 2/3 innings allowing 3 earned runs, 5 hits, and
struck out 4 batters walking none. Box
9, Railroaders 1.
(From Hopkinsville). Hoptown Hoppers
starter Ryan Mossman and reliever Geordie Carlson
combined for a one-hitter tonight in the Hoppers' 9-1
win over Fulton, closing out their four-game homestand
with a 4-0 record, improving to 6-0 on the season.
Mossman (1-0) went five
innings, allowing one earned run on one hit, a single by
Andy Young in the second inning. Mossman also struck out
two and walked four.
Carlson picked up his first
save of the Ohio Valley League season, allowing no runs
on no hits, striking out three and walking one in four
Fulton (1-3) scored first in
the game when Riley Benner drew a two-out walk, went to
third on a failed pickoff attempt and scored on Young's
single to give the Railroaders an early 1-0 lead.
Hoptown took the lead with
three runs in the bottom half of the inning, then plated
a run in the third inning, three in the fourth and two
in the seventh.
Parker Cash led the Hoppers at
the plate, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored and two
runs batted in. Michael Haun, Meade Kendrick and John
Davis each got two hits for Hoptown.
Hoptown now begins a five-game
road swing, returning to Colonel Field in Hopkinsville
on June 13 against Dubois County.
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4, Railroaders 1.
The visiting DC Bombers
won their first game of the season in Fulton
beating the Railroaders 4-1. The Bombers scored
first with a run in the 2nd inning . The
Railroaders tied the game in the 3rd only to see Dubois
County regain the lead in the top of the 4th putting up
2 more for a 3-1 lead. Bomber Dane Giesler added
another run in the 6th with a solo homerun for the final
The Bombers produced 7 hits total, committed 3
errors and left 5 men on base. The
Railroaders managed 4 hits with 2 errors and
stranded 10 runners. Fulton's only run was
unearned coming off a Bombers error.
DJ Eckert takes the win for DC pitching 4 innings
and in relief of starter Brian Wichman who threw
for 4 innings. Both together they evenly
split 10 total strikeouts. Brandon Hicks
picked up a save pitching the final inning.
Taking the loss for Fulton was starter John Lollar
who went for 4 innings giving up 3 hits and 3
earned runs, walking one and striking out 5 at the
The win for the Bombers take their record to 1-2 and
even with the Railroaders in the standings.
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@ Oilers PPD field condition. (June
The game between the Railroaders and Oilers in Owensboro
has been postponed because of field conditions and rain
forecast. The game has been rescheduled as a part of a
doubleheader on June 12 in Owensboro with first game
start at 5 pm CT.
7, Miners 0.
Railroaders get first win on the road in Madisonville
against the Miners.
(From Madisonville) The Miners lost 7-0 to the
visiting Fulton Railroaders tonight at Elmer Kelley
Stadium in Madisonville.
Madisonville gave up two runs in the top of the 1st
inning, one more in the 2nd, and four runs in the 8th
inning. At the plate, Madisonville never got
anything going, carving out just three hits on the
Railroader starter CJ Lee got the Win, with Miner
starter Reid Clements getting the Loss.
The Miners drop to 0-2 on the season, and the
Railroaders improve to 1-1. Madisonville gets back
in action Tuesday night at home against the Owensboro
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Railroaders travel to Owensboro on Monday to play the
6, Railroaders 2.
The Railroaders dropped their first game of the season
against the Hoppers giving up 9 hits and committing 3
errors. Fulton managed only 2 runs coming in the first
inning. Hoptown offense was lead by Jeffrey Kammer
(DH) who was 3 for 4 at the plate with a triple and
totaled 2 RBI. Railroader Lance Mays topped out
for Fulton with 2 for 3 scoring once and stealing 3
bases on the evening.
Hoptown's Korie Vine was the winner on the mound
throwing for 6 innings allowing 6 hits, 2 earned runs, 3
strikeouts and one walk. The loss went to reliever
Jake Bauer who threw for 1 1/3 innings giving up 3
earned runs and the go ahead score for the
Hoppers. Fulton starter Fernando Gonzalez pitched
for 3 innings allowing only one hit but was tagged for 2
unearned runs off a single Railroader error.
The Railroaders hit the road on Sunday and head to
Madisonville to take on the Miners.
@ Bombers PPD rained out. (May
The game tonight in Dubois County has been rained
out. The game has been rescheduled at part of a
doubleheader in Dubois County on June 14. Tomorrow,
Saturday May 31, the Railroaders take on the
Hopkinsville Hoppers at home in Fulton.
Youth Camp scheduled.
27, 2014) The
and players will hold a youth camp Saturday June 7th
from 9:00 a.m. till noon, for ages 8 years and up. Cost
of camp $25.00 per person with camper receiving free
admission to that night's game against the Owensboro
Oilers. Each Camper will also receive an Ohio
Valley League baseball.
and Railroaders begin in a week.
23, 2014) Just
a week away before the 2014 OVL baseball season begins
on Friday, May 30. The Railroaders start the
season on the road going to Dubois County to face off
with the Bombers. On Saturday, May 31, the
Railroaders will host the Hopkinsville Hoppers to open
the 2014 season at home in Fulton. The players
will arrive on Tuesday and begin immediately to prepare
for the weekend's action.
The Railroaders owners and staff are working hard in all
areas to get everything ready for what to appears to an
exciting summer of baseball. Saturday night's home
opener against the Hoppers will pit the two top OVL
teams from 2012 and 2013.
New this Year for Railroader Fans will be live
video streaming for all home games over the
Internet. Live audio and video will be provided
through TeamLine. In past years the Railroaders
have sponsored free audio broadcasting for all home
games over the Internet and will continued to do
so. An added and optional feature for 2014 will be
live video streaming for a charge of $8 per game. Audio
broadcast only will remain free. Are you ready for some
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