Miners Lose Close One

July 17, 2014

Fulton Railroaders 2, Madisonville Miners 1.  (From Fulton). In 10 innings. The Railroaders waited until the final innings to tie and overtake the Miners in 10 innings to win in Fulton. Fulton had 7 hits total in the game with one error and left 11 men on base.  Madisonville totaled 12 hits with no error and stranded 9 runners.

     The low scoring game saw the first run plated by the Miners in the 4th inning.  Cory Finkler lead off and reached on a bobbled grounder to second baseman Conner Hill.  Finkler made it to 2nd base on a Jackson Martin single then advanced to 3rd during a ground out doubleplay.  A Kevin Dupree RBI single drove in the unearned run then was thrown out trying to take second base to end the inning..

     The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the 9th inning.  Reed Johnson singled to lead off and advanced to 2nd on a sacrifice bunt by Tyler Marshall.  Johnson made it to 3rd on another single from Conner Hill then Greg Fettes walked to load the bases on the Miners.  Miners relief pitcher Abraham Almonte then walked Dylan Rajkovich to tie the game.

     The Miners failed to score Nick Calandra who doubled with two outs in the top of the 10th inning.

     Bottom half of the inning Zach Bailey lead off with a single and was batted to second on a Troy Squires sacrifice bunt. Reed Johnson followed with a single moving Bailey to third.  The Miners intentionally walked Tyler Marshall to load the bases with one out.  Conner Hill returned to the plate and redeemed himself from his earlier error by hitting the game winning RBI to give the Railroaders their 8th victory over the Miners on the season..

     Fulton’s starting pitcher Dylan Smith threw for 6 innings giving 8 hits, one unearned run, one walk and had two strikeouts.  Tyler Nichols in middle relief went 3 2/3 innings allowing 4 hits, one walk and had 6 strikeouts.  Clay Chandler came in to hold the Miners and get the last out, he takes the win.

     Madisonville’s starter Tanner Kock pitched a strong game through 7 innings allowing on 2 hits, 3 walks and struck out 6 batters.  Taking the hard loss was Miles Wagner for one inning of work with 3 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts and giving up the winning run.  Box Scores Click Here.