Games scheduled for Thursday, July 24 - Playoffs Round Two - Oilers @ Miners . . Railroaders @ Hoppers

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July 23

MAD 6 @ DC 1

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July 24-26

OWN 4 @ MAD 2

FUL 2 @ HOP 3

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July 25, 2014- Playoff Round 2, Game 2 best of three series

 

Owensboro 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.


July 24, 2014- Playoff Round 2, Game 1 best of three series

 

Hopkinsville Hoppers 3, Fulton Railroaders 2. (At Hopkinsville)  In 11 innings.  Game summary pending.  Box scores and game stats are delayed.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Owensboro Oilers 4, Madisonville Miners 2. (At Madisonville)  In 11 innings. Game summary pending.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

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 Playoffs.

        Offensive

Best Batting Average

Greg Fettes .343 Railroaders
Most Home Runs Ben Rodriguez 4 Hoppers
Most Runs Batted In Tyler Rachel 26 Oilers
Most Hits Alfredo Bohorques 39 Oilers
Most Stolen Bases Glenn Jones 18 Bombers

        Pitching

Most Games Won Lucas Barnett 4 Bombers
Best W/L Percentage Fernando Gonzalez

75%

Railroaders
Best ERA Fernando Gonzalez 1.15 Railroaders
Most Strike Outs Fernando Gonzalez 46 Railroaders
Most Saves Mark Chemello 8 Oilers

Qualifying factors: batters 112+ PA and pitchers 32+ innings pitched. 

Stolen Bases and Saves  exempt from qualifying factors. (no post-season games).


July 23, 2014

 

From OVL President.  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 


Fulton Railroaders 4, Hopkinsville Hoppers 0.  (From Fulton)  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 Fulton.

     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 they faced.

     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.

 

Playoff Round One - single game elimination

 

Madisonville 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.
  Box Scores Click Here.


July 22, 2014

 

Madisonville Miners 6, Fulton 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.

 

Statement from OVL President.  (From 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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FINAL 2014 SEASON STANDINGS

Team W L % GB STK

Owensboro

27 13 .675 - 1W

Fulton

22 18 .550 5 1W

Hopkinsville

21 18 .538 5.5 1L

Dubois Co.

19 20 .488 7.5 1T

Madisonville

10 30 .250 17 1W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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