Miners Down Chiefs 8-2 For 10th Win In A Row
The Miners scored six runs in the bottom of the first and Brandon Dusenberry pitched seven shutout innings to power Madisonville to an 8-2 victory of the Paducah Chiefs on Thursday night.
Madisonville got the scoring going early, plating six runs in their first at bat. After Wesley Birchmeier led off the bottom of the first by reaching base on a hit-by-pitch, Genesis Hillard singled and advanced Birchmeier to second. Nolan Ramsey followed with a single, scoring Birchmeier. Chase Hensley then doubled in Hillard. Logan Jarvis drew a walk to load the bases. AfterDominic DeVille struck out looking, Joe McGuinness cleared the bases with a grand slam home run. Josh Finerty lined out, and Austin Sistrunk ended the inning with a fly ball.
Those six runs proved to be more than enough for Brandon Dusenberry, who pitched seven complete scoreless innings to earn his fifth win of the year. Dusenberry scattered four hits, walked one, and struck out five Chiefs. Dylan Ladd pitched a scoreless eighth inning and then gave way to Jack Rettig for the ninth, who gave up a two-run home run to Davis Sims for the only Chief runs of the night.
Paducah starter Cody Clark suffered the loss for the Chiefs, surrendering seven runs (six earned) over six innings of work. Clark allowed seven hits, two walks, and struck out four. Josh Wetzel pitched one scoreless inning, with Michael Klayer pitching the final inning and giving up one earned run.
The official box score and game summary is available here: Chiefs @ Miners July 14
The win was the Miners’ tenth consecutive and raised their record to 22-10 with ten games remaining in the regular season. Paducah dropped to 10-22 on the season.
The Miners are off on Friday before hosting the Dubois County Bombers on Saturday night at Elmer Kelley Stadium.
Updated Team and Individual Stats
The batting, pitching, and running stats are updated thru July 14, 2016: