Miners win Sunday night in Fulton
(From Fulton) The Madisonville Miners (6-5) used early and well-timed hits to beat the home-standing Fulton Railroaders (7-6) to extend their winning steak to 5 games. The Miners move into second place by percentage points over the Railroaders with both teams now 2 games behind the Bombers.
For the Miners Carlton Peppers was 3-for-5, and began the game with a lead-off double and made third on a Connor Moss single who was also 3-for-5 on the evening. Cory Finkler drove Peppers home with a sacrifice fly.
The Railroaders answered in the bottom of the first with a Griffin Neuer lead-off with a solo home run, the first of three Fulton homers on the evening. Madisonville quickly regained the lead in the second inning scoring 2 runs from a Gabe Franklin RBI fielder’s choice plus a RBI double by Carlton Peppers, his second 2B.
The Miners widened their led in the fourth. Matt Walsh doubled and made home on a Fulton throwing error. JD Minor singled advance on the error and scored on a Connor Moss bunt RBI single to bring the score to 5-1 Miners. The Railroaders added their final runs with a lead-off home run by Brad Baldwin in the eighth, and another solo homer in the ninth by Clayton Connor.
Kyle Vedrode takes the win for the Miners going 6 innings allowing 7 hits, one earned run, a walk and had 4 strikeouts. Mathias Brewers and Matt Peacock combined in middle relief for 2 1/3 innings. Nicholas Purpera picks up a save for the final 2/3 inning of work.
The loss goes to Railroaders starter Logan Parrett who struggled for one and a 1/3 innings before being pulled; giving up 4 hits, one walk and 3 earned runs. Trey Tigart, Eddie Mathis and Lucas Eliason teamed together to complete game with only Tigart getting tagged for 2 unearned runs. Complete Box Scores Click Here.
Update: Rain-Out against Hoptown Hoppers On Saturday Night
The Miners game against the visiting Hoptown Hoppers scheduled for Saturday, June 13, was canceled due to inclement weather. As soon as a make-up date is scheduled, we will update our website.
Miners off on Monday, June 15
The Miners are off on Monday before heading to Dubois County on Tuesday to face the first-place Bombers. Remember that games in Dubois County get started at 6:00 PM Central Time (7:00 PM ET).