Railroaders win close one in Fulton over Miners

July 12, 2014

Fulton Railroaders 7, Madisonville Miners 6.  (From Fulton)  In an overall ugly defensive game for both teams, the Railroaders escape with a win over the beleaguer Miners in Fulton. Seven of the total thirteen runs scored in the game were unearned.  The Railroaders committed 7 errors followed by the Miners with a total of 5.  Fulton had 11 hits and stranded 10 runners while Madisonville only got 4 hits with 11 men left on base.  

     The Miners lead off the game scoring one run in the 1st inning off a Cory Finkler RBI double driving in Adam Schuster who reached hit by a pitch. The Railroaders answered in the bottom half of the innings with 3 runs.  Dayton Rausch reached base on the first Miner error, Conner Hill followed and was hit by a pitch, and Tyler Marshall walked to load the bases.  With one out, Riley Benner walked for an RBI, then with a second out Tyler Hardin singled for 2 RBI.

     The Railroaders added 2 more runs in the 3rd scoring off two Miner errors including a second bases loaded walk-in RBI.  The score now stood 5-1 in Fulton’s favor.

     Top of the 4th inning the Railroaders began their mistakes in the field of play allowing 3 Miners to score with no hits, a defense interference call and 4 total errors.  The only RBI came from a Michael Colorado sac fly.  Bottom half of the inning the Railroaders came back and managed to score one run using 3 hits. 

     Both teams remained scoreless until the 7th when the Railroaders earned another run off a Jeremiah Spring RBI double that was aided by a fourth Miner error.  The score now showed 7-4 on Fulton’s side.

     The Miners bounced back in the 8th to close the gap to one and complete the scoring with 2 runs.  Ian Burkhart lead off with a walk following by a bunt single by Michael Colorado.  Both men scored from a Nick Calandra RBI ground out and a Cory Finkler RBI single.

     Fulton sent in closer Keaton Baker to finish off the 9th and end the game. Baker picked up a save striking out two and fielding his own a ground out.  Starter Justin Vernia gets the win for 5 innings pitched allowing only one hit, tagged for 4 runs (one earned), 3 walks and had 9 strikeouts. Miners starter Mike Steele takes the loss for 2 2/3 innings of work giving up 2 hits, 5 runs (2 earned), 4 walks and with one strikeout.  Box Scores Click Here.