Thursday Night: Miners Split Doubleheader With Railroaders

Game One: Miners 4, Railroaders 2 (in seven innings)

In Game One, the Miners took a 4-0 lead after four innings of play and held off a late rally by the Railroaders to win 4-2.

Madisonville totaled six hits with three RBI and played error-free in the field.  Shane Connahan was best for the Miners at the plate going 2-for-3 with a RBI and score on a solo homerun.

The Railroaders were held scoreless until the final seventh inning. The late rally by the Railroaders fell short after scoring two runs and leaving the tying runs on base.

Starting pitcher Drew Mullinax took the win for the Miners pitching the full seven innings striking out four, walking no batters and giving up the two earned Railroader runs.

Starter Lee Haeberle takes the loss for Fulton going five innings with four strikeouts, no walks and tagged for four runs (three earned) and gave up four hits. Chandler Amason completed the game with one inning pitched for two hits.

Game One box score HERE.

Game Two: Railroaders 6, Miners 0 (in seven innings)

The Railroaders bounced back in Game Two shutting out the Miners to finish the doubleheader with a 6-0 victory.  The Railroaders put up their six earned runs with ten game hits total.

Miners Cory Finkler and Wesley Birchmeier both went 2-for-3 in Game Two, and both had a double each in the game.

Railroader Lucas Eliason was 2-for-4 with two doubles, a RBI and one score.  Brad Baldwin went 2-for-4 and two RBI with a double.  Griffin Neuer was 2-for-3, a RBI, one score and had a double.  Clay Reece (1-for-3) added a RBI and scored once.

Charlie Hecht gets the win for Fulton for the complete 7-inning game pitched.  He gave up 5 hits, no walks and had 3 strikeouts.

Miner starter Yancey Pritchett takes the loss for 4 1/3 innings allowing six hits, three earned runs, two walks and had six strikeouts.

The two teams ended the night as they started in the standings with the Railroaders (12-9) in second place 1-1/2 games ahead of the third place Miners (10-10).

Game Two box score HERE.

Miners Off Friday Night

The Miners have the day off on Friday before hosting league-leading Dubois County at Elmer Kelley Stadium on Saturday night.  Game time will be 7:00 pm Central.

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