Monday Night: Miners Sweep Oilers At Elmer Kelley

The Miners swept Monday night’s doubleheader against the Oilers, winning Game One 4-3 in extra innings and winning Game Two 9-1 in seven.

The wins snap a three-game losing streak by the Miners (19-14) and move Madisonville to within 3.5 games of first-place Dubois County and only 0.5 games behind second-place Fulton.  The two losses extend the Oiler losing streak to three games and drop Owensboro (9-24) 13.5 games back.

Game One: Miners 4, Oilers 3

The Miners jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, scoring one run in each of the first two innings.  Owensboro got on the board with three runs in the top of the 4th and held the lead 3-2 until Madisonville tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the 5th inning.

The game stayed tied through seven innings and ended in the second extra inning when Matt Walsh drove in Nolan Ramsey for the game-winning run with a double to deep center field.

Brooks Benson went 2-for-3 with two RBI, with Connor Moss driving in the other Miner run.  Nolan Ramsey also chipped in, going 2-for-5 with two runs scored.  EJ Watson and JD Minor scored the other two Miner runs.

Wesley Birchmeier pitched two shut out innings following starter Cameron Smith and picked up the win.  Smith pitched seven innings, giving up three runs on six hits with three Ks and one BB.

Chase Randolph took the loss for the Oilers, pitching the final 2.67 innings and allowing the winning run to cross the plate.  Oiler starter Damon Davis went five innings before giving way to Ryan Flores, who pitched the scoreless 6th inning.

Ty Broady led the Oilers at the plate, batting 1-for-3 with two RBI and one run scored.  Alfredo Bohorques went 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Riley Benner went 2-for-3 with a run scored.  Drew Bene picked up an RBI while going 0-for-4.

A complete box score is available HERE.

Game Two: Miners 9, Oilers 1

The Miners continued the offensive show of force in Game Two, scoring one in the 1st, three in the 3rd, and four more in the 4th.  The Oilers cut the score to 8-1 with a run in the 5th, but the Miners answered with one in the bottom half of the frame to make the lead 9-1.  Neither team scored from there, and Madisonville cruised to the 9-1 win in seven innings.

Brooks Benson blasted a three-run home run in the 3rd inning off Oiler starter Jake Wilson, driving in Matt Walsh and Shane Connahan.  Benson went 3-for3 with one run score and five RBI in Game Two.  Wesley Birchmeier homered as well, going deep in the bottom of the 5th off Oiler reliever Austin Bartle.  Eight Miner players scored runs in Game Two.

Miner starter Yancey Pritchett went five complete innings, allowing just one run and scattering four hits.  Pritchett walked four and struck out four while earning his first win of the year.  Austin Lukachewski pitched two scoreless innings to secure the win for the Miners.

Jake Wilson started in the mound for the Oilers and got the loss.  Wilson gave up seven runs on four hits and seven walks.  Wilson struck out one Miner batter.  Austin Bartle and Josh Wetzel each saw some action on the mound for the Oilers.

Riley Benner picked up an RBI, driving in Will Broady for the lone Oiler run.

A complete box score is available HERE.

Tuesday Night OVL Schedule

Madisonville travels back to Hoptown in hopes of avenging the 19-5 drubbing on their last trip south, while the Oilers host the Railroaders for a doubleheader in Owensboro.  Dubois County gets the night off.

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