25, 2014- Playoff Round 2, Game 2 best of three series
Oilers move to another field for Playoffs.
The Owensboro Oilers playoff home games have been moved to
Apollo High School located at 2200 Tamarack Rd. in
Owensboro. Their game tonight and tomorrow if needed will
be played at the Apollo High School location.
24, 2014- Playoff Round 2, Game 1 best of three series
Hoppers 3, Fulton Railroaders 2. (At
In 11 innings. Game summary pending.
Box scores and game stats are delayed. Box
Oilers 4, Madisonville Miners 2. (At
In 11 innings. Game summary pending.
Ohio Valley League announces 2014 Season Players' Awards.
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. Good luck in the
Runs Batted In
factors: batters 112+ PA and pitchers 32+ innings pitched.
Bases and Saves exempt from qualifying factors. (no
From the league perspective we have a great group of umpires. With rare exception they are most knowledgeable and can manage a field and game. We are proud of our umpire staff here in West
KY, West Tenn, & Southern Indiana. Our league thinks they are the best.
The OVL has been blessed with competent umpiring which has given us a false sense of security. Huntingburg was an anomaly for sure and hopefully never again. Its now playoff time when we put our best foot forward and provide the best baseball around. Come on out and enjoy!
Gordon Guess President OVL
Railroaders 4, Hopkinsville 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
Round One - single game elimination
Miners 6, Dubois County Bombers 1.
(From Dubois County) The Madisonville Miners eliminated the Dubois County Bombers from the Ohio Valley League playoffs last night with a dramatic 6-1 comeback victory at Huntingburg’s League Stadium.
Most of the night belonged to the starting pitchers. Tanner Koch for Madisonville held the Bombers scoreless through six innings. He retired eight Bombers on strikeouts, only giving up three hits through those first six frames.
Dubois County third baseman Chase Scott led off the seventh with a home run just to the left of the old-time scoreboard. It was the first home run hit in OVL action this season in League Stadium. When Joe Sturino followed with a single, Miners’ skipper Jared Franklin called on reliever Miles Wagner to replace Koch. Wagner escaped without further damage.
Meanwhile, Dubois County starting pitcher Ryan Dills was even more dominant. Dills limited the Miners to one hit and a walk through the first eight innings. Both were erased on the bases attempting to steal. Josh Wetzel was cut down at second base by Bomber catcher Rick Linton in the third inning.
In the 8th, Jackson Martin reached first base on the first walk Dills had allowed. Martin was sacrificed to second, and moved to third on a ground out. With two down, Martin broke for home in a delayed steal as Linton returned the ball to Dills after a pitch. The throw back to the plate from Dills was just in time, and Linton eliminated another baserunner by making the tag.
For the eighth consecutive frame, the Miners were retired with no runners left on base. Through eight, Dills had faced the minimum 24 hitters in a thoroughly impressive performance.
Dills returned to the mound in the ninth in an attempt to complete the shutout. The first Miner batter flied out to center. Then Adam Schuster walked. Pinch-hitter Colton Nussel rapped a single back through the box that glanced off of Dills’ leg.
Nick Calandra followed with another single to tie the game at 1-1. Dubois County head coach Wes Fink pulled Dills to a standing ovation from the home crowd.
In compiling their 10-30 season record, Madisonville had fallen just a bit short on numerous occasions. The whole league knew they were a better team than their record indicated. On this night, it was as if a season of frustration had been waiting on playoff action.
Eleven Miners came to the plate in the ninth inning, producing a six-run, six-hit bombardment off of four Bomber pitchers.
Miles Wagner gets the win in relief for the Miners. Ryan Dills gets tagged with as well-pitched of a loss as you are likely to find.
Dubois County’s season ends with a record of 19-21.
Madisonville will host the regular season league champion Owensboro Oilers tonight in the first game of a best-of-three playoff semifinal.
Miners 6, Fulton Railroaders 5.
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
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.
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
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