Railroaders beat Miners

July 21, 2014

Fulton Railroaders 10, Madisonville Miners 4.  (From Fulton)  The Railroaders chalked up 14 hits on Monday to help take a 10-4 win over the Miners in Fulton. With the OVL ruling (below) received just before game time, Fulton has yet to seal a second seed in the standings. The previously forfeited games by Hopkinsville on Saturday and Sunday being withdrawn, leaves the Railroaders with the same 21-17 record they started with at game time.
Tonight’s game was mostly dominated by Fulton as the Railroaders pounded Miners’ starter Austin Bickerton for 7 hits in the first 2 2/3 innings. Two Miner errors help the Railroaders add 4 unearned runs to 4 earned to give Fulton an 8-0 lead.
The Miners finally got something going in the 6th inning as Fulton’s starter Cory Main began to tire on the mound. After giving up only one hit through five innings, Main was hit for a double and single along with his first and only walk. The Miners took these and advantage of a costly Railroaders error to put up 3 runs. Main was relieved on the mound by Fernando Gonzalez who quickly shut down Madisonville. Fulton quickly responded in the bottom half of the inning adding 2 runs on 3 hits and another Miners error.
Madisonville managed their final run in the 8th. A leadoff Jackson Martin double setup Jake Perry who followed with a RBI single.
Conner Hill was best for Fulton at the plate. Hill was 4 for 5, two RBI and one run scored. Dayton Rausch was next going 2 for 2, one RBI and scoring twice. Tyler Marshall and Daniel Goff both were 2 for 5 and combined for 3 RBI and 3 scored runs.
Isaac Perry was 1 for 4 and knocked in two RBI for the Miners. Jake Perry had one hit for a RBI to total out the score for Madisonville. Cory Finkler went 2 for 5 and scored once.
Main takes the win for a good 5 2/3 innings pitched. Along with Gonzalez, Will Hazen and Cole Schaenzer helped to finish the game. The loss goes to Bickerton. The Miners used three more in relief, Kevin Melton, Brendan Janes and Miles Wagner.
The Railroaders now travel to Madisonville on Tuesday to take on the Miners in their final season match-up together
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