Hoppers 14. (From
Fulton) Fultonís final regular season home game and Fan Appreciation Night turned out to be an unforgettable one for both Railroader and Hopper supporters. The teams combined to accomplish 31 hits that included 11 homeruns and 5 doubles, along with punching 33 RBI total.
The Hoppers jumped to a first inning lead scoring 4 runs off 6 hits that included two homers. The Railroaders put up a single score in the bottom half of the inning from a RBI single.
Hoptown extended their lead in the third inning with a 2 RBI homerun. The Railroaders followed in the bottom half of the inning sending 16 batters to the plate. Fulton produced 10 runs using two 3 RBI homeruns, a 2 RBI ground rule double, a RBI single and a walked in RBI to take an 11-6 lead.
The Hoppers quickly responded in the fourth inning with a 2 RBI homerun and another one run off a Railroader error. Again Fulton answered in the bottom half of the inning putting up 4 runs from a 2 RBI homer, RBI single and a sacrifice fly. The score now stood at 15-9 in Fulton favor.
The Railroaders pushed forward their lead by a single run in the bottom of the fifth inning with a RBI single.
In the top of the sixth inning Hoptown got going again with two back-to-back solo home runs and added another run from a RBI single. The lead was now reduced at 16-12 still in Fulton's favor.
The Hoppers cut into the lead again in the seventh inning after loading the bases scoring a run from off a batter hit by a pitch for a RBI. Bottom half of the inning saw the Railroaders get 6 more runs from a bases loaded walk, a costly 2 run error and a 3 RBI homerun. Fulton pushed their lead to a 22-13 score.
Hoptown topped off the scoring for both teams in the ninth inning with a final solo homerun.
Leading at the plate for Fulton were; Paul Salata with two homeruns for 5 RBI, Chase Slone 4-for-5 with a 3 RBI homerun, a RBI single and 5 runs scored, and Tyler Catlett who was 2-for-3 with a 3 RBI homerun, 2 scores and a RBI sacrifice fly.
Hoptownís offense was lead by Andrew Gross who hit an OVL record breaking 4 homeruns in the game for 6 RBI. Grant Robbins, Allonte Wingate and Hunter Holland also punched out homeruns for the Hoppers.
Fultonís starting pitcher Konnor Aherin gets the win for 6 innings on the mound. He allowed 14 hits, 12 runs (11 earned), one walk with 4 strikeouts and left the game with the Railroaders in the lead. The Railroaders used three pitchers in relief for a single inning each.
Starter Nick Coffman takes the loss for Hoptown, relieved in the third inning and responsible for the go ahead run for Fulton. Six additional pitchers combined to complete the game for the Hoppers. Complete
Oilers - PPD . This
game was cancelled due to poor field conditions.
Any rescheduling to be determined.
Miners @ Muhlenberg County Stallions - PPD. This
game was cancelled after an extended lightning
delay after 5 innings of scoreless play. Any
rescheduling to be determined.
County Bombers 18, Paducah Chiefs 3. The
DC Bombers poured on the runs and overwhelmed
the Chiefs in Paducah to get their 25th win on the
season. Trailing 18-0, the Chiefs finally put up 3
runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to prevent
a shutout. The Bombers totaled 15 hits, stranded
12 runners and had one error. The Chiefs had 8
hits, left 7 men on base and committed 3 game
Hoppers 0 - game 1. In
7 innings. (From Hopkinsville) The Ohio Valley League regular season champion Hoptown Hoppers (33-7) split with the visiting Madisonville Miners (25-13).
In game one of the doubleheader the Miners were led by their starting pitcher Brandon Dusenberry (6-1) who threw a complete game, 7-inning shutout against the Hoppers allowing only two hits and striking out four.
Hoppers starter Tyler Walton (3-1) would pick up the loss after tossing five innings, allowing three runs on five hits.
The Miners would get on the board in the top of the 2nd following three one-out hits and a RBI ground out giving them an early 2-0 lead. They would strike again in the 4th after a Logan Jarvis hit a solo homerun to left center field.
Madisonville would bring eight batters to the plate in the top of the 6th and ultimately score three more runs after two hit by pitches and a walk were driven in by a RBI ground out and a 2 RBI single by catcher Daniel Jackson. Complete
Hoppers , Madisonville Miners - game 2. In
7 innings. (From Hopkinsville) In game two, the Hoppers got on the board early scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning. After a 1 out walk put Chris Smutny on first, Andrew Gross hit a bomb to right center field, his 17th home run of the season.
The second inning would plate 2 more runs for the Hoppers. With 2 outs, Brian Chilton walked and was advanced to 2nd after a wild pitch and to 3rd on an infield single by Cooper Weatherly. Weatherly would then steal 2nd on the next pitch allowing Chilton to score on the throw. Matt Crowder would then score Weatherly on a line drive single to left field.
Madisonville responded with 2 runs in the top of the 3rd inning. With one out, Joe Kennedy reached first safely on a single and advanced to 2nd base on a wild pitch. Kennedy was then driven home by Austin Sistrunk with a deep double to right center field. Sistrunk advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch and then was driven home by Genesis Hillard on an infield ground out.
The Hoppers added to their lead in the 5th inning after Gross reached 1st on an infield single. Chase Schmittou advanced him to 3rd on a single to right field, but was caught in a run down between 1st and 2nd. Gross then scored on a safety squeeze by Hunter Holland.
The Miners lead off the 6th inning with a single and a walk. Josh Finerty then advanced them on a sacrifice bunt. Kennedy then drove in one run on an infield ground ball that was handled poorly, resulting in an error that scored an additional run for the Miners. Complete
Muhlenberg County Stallions
Oilers - PPD Field condition. The
doubleheader scheduled between the Stallions and Oilers in
Owensboro has been postponed. Rescheduling is to
Season Playoffs schedule. The
2016 Post Season Playoffs will occur as depicted
below and are scheduled to begin on July 25th.
Round One is single elimination games
played at the higher seeds' Home field. Round
Two & Three are Best of 3 Series: The
first games at the higher seeds' Home field,
second games at the lower seeds' Home field, and
the third games (if necessary) at the higher
seeds' Home field.
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