Congratulations to the Owensboro Oilers as 2014 Season and Playoff Champions

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Round 1

Single game playoff

July 23

MAD 6 @ DC 1

Round 2

Best of 3 series

July 24-26

OWN 4 @ MAD 2

FUL 2 @ HOP 3

MAD 0 @ OWN 1

HOP 6 @ FUL 3

Round 3

Best of 3 series

July 28-30

OWN 6 @ HOP 2

HOP 1 @ OWN 4

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July 29, 2014 - Playoff Championship Round 3, Game 2 - best of three series

 

Owensboro Oilers 4, Hopkinsville Hoppers 1. (From Owensboro)  The Owensboro Oilers are the 2014 Regular Season and Postseason Champions of the Ohio Valley Summer Collegiate Baseball League. The Oilers followed up their League-best regular season record of 27 wins and 13 losses with a four win playoff run. Owensboro took the best-of-three third round Championship series in sweeping fashion, two games to none, finished on Tuesday night with a 4 to 1 score over the visiting Hopkinsville Hoppers.
     Tuesday night's game was scoreless through the top of the 4th inning. The Oilers took the lead with three runs in the bottom of the 4th inning. Morgan Grisham led off the home inning with a single. Alfredo Bohorques reached on an error. Jake Wilson reached safely on a bunt to load the bases. Tyler Rachel delivered a deep RBI sacrifice fly, scoring Grisham and moving Bohorques and Wilson respectively to third base and second base. Christian McHatton followed with a 2-RBI single that brought in both men ahead of him.
     Hopkinsville narrowed the lead with a lone run in the top of the 6th inning. Mitchell Gallagher reached on a fielder's choice that put a walked batter out at second base. Parker Cash followed with a single as Gallagher went to second base. A fly out later, Taylor Ellis RBI singled to plate Gallagher and push Cash onto third base. A foul fly out ended the Hoppers rally.
     Owensboro answered with an equalizing run in the bottom of the 6th inning. With one out, McHatton singled. Braxton Brinkley followed with a double, putting runners on second base and third base. Harold Diaz reached on a fielder's choice that put Brinkley out. Dalton West delivered the two-out RBI single to bring McHatton across. At the end of six complete innings the score was 4 to 1 in the home team's favor. The same score held to become the final.
     Starter Jordan Kesson collected the Chamionship win, throwing six strong innings for the Oilers. Cable Wright and Kevin Meyer combined to attest to Owensboro's deep bullpen, holding down the 7th and 8th innings. League-leading closer Mark Chemello notched the save in the top of the 9th inning , working around a lead-off hit to face just four batters in retiring the last side. Hopkinsville starter Jake McAdams took the season-ending loss. Well-wishes to all the Hopkinsville Hoppers, heading home after this series. The best to all the other OVL franchises as well.
     Owensboro will look back with fondest memories to the talented young men who have been the Owensboro Oilers of 2014. These are the players who claimed the 200th franchise win. They never lost more than two consecutive games all season, and now hold the highest season winning percentage in Oilers franchise history. They have the combined OVL championships an achievement other teams will only be able to match, but never top. They should rightly be proud of themselves, and all Owensboro proud of  them.
     Their on-field success comes because of -- not in spite of -- the hard work of the Owensboro Oilers organization. Congratulations to anyone and everyone who participates with the Oilers. In the league's largest, often most distracted city, dedicated people continue to contribute to keeping the Owensboro Oilers on the field.    
     Winning is appreciated. Championships  are memorable. The true motivation, season after season, for the people behind the Owensboro Oilers is in providing young men the opportunity to characterize themselves through the game of baseball. The 2014 Owensboro Oilers season stands as a lasting testament to a roster of players who did that, and the Oilers baseball fans, who encouraged it happening game by game.  Box Scores Click Here.


July 28, 2014 - Playoff Championship Round 3, Game 1 - best of three series

 

Owensboro Oilers 6, Hopkinsville Hoppers 2. (From Hopkinsville)  The Owensboro Oilers took the first game in the best-of-three Ohio Vally League championship series, beating the homestanding Hoptown Hoppers 6-2 Monday.

     Owensboro got a great outing from starting pitcher Caleb Johnson, who allowed two runs on five hits, striking out three and walking four in seven innings of work.

     Owensboro got on the scoreboard first in the top of the first inning when Morgan Grisham led off with a single, went to second on a sacrifice bunt, took third on a flyout and scored on a single by Tyler Rachel to give the Oilers an early 1-0 lead.

     Hoptown tied the game in the bottom half of the inning when Parker Cash was hit by a pitch and scored on a double by Chris Carrier to knot the game at 1-1.

     The Oilers retook the lead in the top of the second when Braxton Brinkley led off with a single, went to second when Harold Diaz walked, went to third on a sac bunt and scored on a groundout to put Owensboro ahead 2-1.

     Owensboro added to that lead in the third inning when Alfredo Bohorquez led off with a double and went to third on a fielding error on the play. He scored on a single by Jake Wilson to put the Oilers ahead 3-1.

     In the bottom of the fourth, the Hoppers closed the deficit when Michael Haun reached on a two-out walk, stole second and scored on a double by John Davis to trim the Oiler lead to 3-2.

     Owensboro enhanced its lead in the top of the sixth when Harold Diaz led off with a single and scored on Dalton West’s double. West took third on Austin Birtle’s single and scored during a double play to push the Oilers’ lead to 5-2.

     The Oilers tacked on another run in the seventh inning when Jake Wilson led off with a single and was lifted for pinch-runner Justin Cessna. Cessna went to second on a sac bunt and scored on a ground-rule double by Braxton Brinkley to cap the scoring at 6-2.

     Coming up big at the plate for Owensboro were Brinkley, who went 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a run batted in, and Wilson, who went 2-for-4. The Oilers also got doubles from Bohorquez, West and Christian McHatton.

     Five Hoppers each got a hit, with Carrier and John Davis each getting doubles.

     Owensboro’s relief pitchers did not give up a hit in the last two innings, with Kevin Meyer pitching the eighth inning and striking out two and Mark Chemello closing out the game by pitching the ninth.  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).


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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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