Railroaders played in the old Kitty
League which was founded in 1903. The League played
baseball at the Class D level from 1903 to 1955. In 2005 the
Fulton Railroaders were reborn within a new K.I.T. League after
50 years. The Railroaders played with the new KIT League through
2010. In 2011, the Railroaders joined the Ohio
Valley League. Teams for 2013 are from Fulton KY, Owensboro KY,
Madisonville KY, Marion KY, Hopkinsville KY and Dubois County IN.
league plays a 45 game schedule beginning June1st and a playoff
series beginning July 24th. Major League rules and guidelines will be followed and all umpires are NCAA
certified. We are a collegiate wooden bat league.
Fulton Railroader Baseball Club L.L.C. is owned by local business
people. Our goal is to provide a quality baseball team and
excitement for the citizens of our area.
home games are played at Lohaus Field, Fulton
ALL 2013 PLAYERS:
The reporting date for all Railroader players is Thursday,
May 30 at 3 pm. Please report to the
grandstand at Lohaus field located at 101 Thedford
Street in Fulton. We will meet, collect player fees and
hand out uniforms. Player pictures and housing
assignments will be made, and the team will practice
add 2 pitchers. (May
14, 2013). Colin
a RHP from Union University in Jackson TN where he is a
junior. He stands 6' 4" and weighs 225
pounds. Hatch prepped at Huntingdon High School
where he played baseball and football. He received the
honors of All-District and 2nd team All-West Tennessee
his junior year. His senior year he was District MVP,
West Tennessee Pitcher of the Year, Team Captain, Team
MVP, and participated in the West Tennessee All-Star
Game. His senior year at Huntingdon, Hatch posted a 1.44
ERA with 94 strikeouts. He also tossed 42 consecutive
innings without allowing an earned run. In a regional
semi-finals appearance, he tossed nine innings, allowed
one hit, and struck out 17 batters.
Shelley joins Railroaders from Limestone University in
South Carolina where he is a sophomore. The LHP
stands 6'4" and weighs in at 190 pounds. In
2012 he appeared
in 8 games for the Knights as a freshman, making one
start and finished the season with a 1-1 record.
Attending Ballard Memorial High School in Kevil KY,
Shelley was named All-Region and was All-State Honorable
Mention as a senior, and played in the Kentucky
East-West All-Star game during senior season.
Henry Jones returns to Railroaders.
Jack Henry Jones is the second 2012 Railroader to
return and play for Fulton in 2013. The Fulton
native is a in his sophomore year at Covenant
College. Jones is slotted to play the outfield for
the Railroaders. The left handed and switch
hitting Jones stands 5'10" and weighs in at 165
lbs. Jones' signing brings the 2013 roster to 24 total.
grows to 23. (May
7, 2013). Brandon
Diaz joins the Railroaders as another left handed
pitcher. Brandon is a freshman at Stetson
University in Florida. He is 6 feet tall and
weighs 195 pounds. Diaz graduated from American
Heritage School in Plantation, FL where he led the
Patriots to State Finals, and twice to the Regional
Finals. His hometown is Pembroke Pines, FL.
Douglas has also signed to serve Fulton as a right
handed pitcher. Douglas attends Jackson State
Community College in Jackson TN. The sophomore is
5'10" and weighs 175 pounds. He is from
Holladay, TN where he attended Camden Central High
School. He played in 41 games for the Jackson
State Generals in 2012 where he also played in the
outfield. His batting average in 2012 was .287
with 35 hits, 21 runs scored and 22 RBI.
crew gains two more. (May
3, 2013). Brandon
White from Hill College in TX has joined Railroaders.
The freshman is a right handed pitcher originally from
Chicago IL. He stands 6'1" and weighs in at
215 pounds. White is the ninth pitcher on the
roster and sixth righthander.
sign west coast LHP. (May
3, 2013). The
Railroaders reached out to Washington state and signed Ryan
Skoubo for 2013. The 6'4" 190 pound sophomore
has served in a relief role for the Tacoma Community
College Titans. He played for Olympic High School
in Bremerton, WA and summer ball for the Spokane
Dodgers. Ryan is pursuing a degree in Physical
Therapy. The Railroaders 2013 team now stands at 21
with less than a month before the season begins.
Shadix joins Railroaders.
23, 2013). The
Railroaders signed Jake Shadix to fill a vacated
pitching spot in the roster. The right handed pitcher
for the Red Hawks is a freshman at Martin Methodist
College in Pulaski TN. Shadix is 6' tall, weighs
183 and attended Loretto High School in Loretto
The 2013 Railroader roster remains at 20
players. With a little over a month before opening
night, Fulton continues to recruit players for the final
remaining spot on the roster.
Owen signs for 2013.
The brother of veteran Railroader Tyler Owen, Hunter
Owen has signed with the Railroaders as a utility
player. Hunter is a freshman at Indiana State
University and is from Evansville where he attended
Mater Dei High School. He stands 6 ft., weighs 175 lbs.
and bats/throws right handed. In high school he was a
two-sport athlete, lettering in baseball and football.
Hunter earned all-conference selection the last two
seasons hitting over .400 in each of the past three
seasons, going for a .420 average with 32 RBIs as a
sophomore, .416 with 30 RBIs as a junior and .404 as a
add Kyle Simmons.
Fulton signs 21st player to the 2013 roster as Kyle
Simmons joins the Railroaders. A freshman from
Jefferson Community College in Watertown NY, Simmons
plays short stop and pitches. He stands 6'
1" at 175 lbs and bats left. The Freshman
shortstop for the Cannoneers baseball team was named JCC
athlete of the week ending March 10, 2013. Kyle is a
grad of Watertown High and is majoring in sports
management at JCC.
Native joins Railroaders.
Railroaders add infielder Trevor Hicks from Mid
Continent University to the 2013 roster. Hicks,
from Clinton KY, brings the total to 20 players for the
upcoming season. The 6'4" and 245 pounds sophomore
bats and throws right. Hicks played his high school ball
at Hickman County HS. Hicks is slotted to play
third or first base and can also work the mound if
Squires adds to Roster.
25, 2013). The
Railroaders have signed sophomore outfielder Ryan
Squires from Campbellsville University. Squires
stands 5'11" and weighs in at 185 lbs. His
hometown is Elizabethtown KY where he played high school
baseball at Central Hardin High School and winning the
Kentucky High School State Championship. He also played
in the Kentucky East-West All-Star game The
left handed and left hitting Squires also plays first
Lollar signs with Breds and Railroaders.
20, 2013). After
signing to attend Murray State next year, John Lollar
will play for the Railroaders this season.
Lollar joins the Murray Breds after closing out a
standout career at Murray High School. He earned
first-team all-region and honorable mention
all-state honors as a junior after going 8-1 with a 1.58
ERA. The righthander allowed just 35 hits and
struck out 99 in 70.2 innings. He is rated as the
17th-best prospect in Kentucky by Prep Baseball Report.
In his second start of the season, Lollar struck out a
season-high 15 in throwing a complete-game one-hit
shutout. He followed that up by
11 in a 7 inning no-hitter against Trigg County.
Lollar struck out 13 over eight innings against
Community Christian Academy, before earning his final
victory of the season with a two-hit, 11 strikeout
effort against Crittenden County.
Gerena returns as assistant coach.
30, 2013). Ricky
Gerena who helped coach the Railroaders in 2012 is
returning again to assist in 2013. From Coral
Springs, Gerena is a graduate of Lynn University and was
the starting shortstop at Division II level for 3 years.
He also played shortstop for 2 years of semi-pro ball in
the Pacific South West and West Coast Leagues. He
was the head coach of the 2009 Florida Premier League
Champion Trojans, and awarded MVP Athlete for Taravella
High School in 2004 where he was the Golden Glove
recipient for Broward County.
signs on as assistant coach.
25, 2013). Heath
Wright is teaming up with fellow coach Matt
Hochstatter from St. Catherine
College to help guide the Railroaders in 2013.
Wright, an Owensboro native, hails from Kentucky
Wesleyan College where he graduated in 2010 as a
physical education major. He hit .313. in his senior
year starting 37 or 38 games for the KWC Panthers.
In high school he was honorable mentioned all-state performer.
from Florida adds to roster.
Diaz, from Barry University, plays the outfield and is a
freshman standing 5' 8". He hometown is Miami
Spring where he graduated from Ronald Regan Doral in
2012. Diaz played baseball and lettered four years
and was named Defensive Player of the Year three
consecutive seasons from 2009-12. He hit .450 with
one homerun, nine doubles, 28 runs, 18 stolen bases,
five triples and 14 RBI his senior season. He
earned District Player of the Year in 2011-12 and Second
Team All-Dade County in 2011-12. Diaz was named
Student Athlete of the Year and graduating in the
top-25% of his class.
returns to Manage Railroaders.
5, 2012). Matt
Hochstatter has been chosen by the
Railroaders as the head coach for 2013. Matt was
the 2012 pitching coach for Fulton. He is
currently the head pitching coach for the St. Catharine
Patriots, a Division 1 NAIA school in Springfield, Ky.
Hochstatter played his college ball at Illinois Valley
Community College on a full scholarship, then
transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Entrepreneurship.
He is currently earning a Master's degree in Health
Promotion at St. Catharine, while earning another
Master's Degree online in Business-Management from
Wisconsin-Whitewater. Matt is originally from
Somonauk, IL. a small town in north central Illinois.
He was employed by the University of Kentucky earlier in
the year to work their Fall baseball camps.
man onboard for 2013. (November
26, 2012). The
Railroaders have signed Cody Burton from the University of Alabama
at Huntsville. The right handed and hitting sophomore
plays the outfield, and is 6'1" weighing 170
lbs. He attended
Huntsville High School and was a member of the 2011 6A
State Championship team as a senior. Cody led the
team in hitting with a .411 batting average and played
in the East/West All-Star Game in the summer of 2010.
add two from Michigan. (October
19, 2012). Two
players from the Northwood University Timberwolves have
joined the Railroaders for 2013. Right handed pitcher Sean
Cunningham is a sophomore standing 6'5" and
weighing in at 180 lbs. He played for Dane Wysocki at
Forest Hills Northern High School where he was
All-conference, All-District, and All-Region. Played
summer baseball for Jim Abbott on West Michigan Elite
for two seasons.
Sean is joined by teammate and center
fielder Drew Fleming who is a
junior at Northwood this season. Drew is 5'11"at
175 lbs, throws right and bats left. While attending
Kellogg Community College and playing for the Bruins, he
batted .353 in 37 games with 30 hits over 85 at bats.
These two players bring the 2013 roster to 11 total.
right handed pitcher signed.
15, 2012). The
Railroaders have signed Garret Ring a freshman
from Middle Tennessee State University. The 6'1"and
195 pound pitcher is from Mt. Pleasant, TN where he was
named the district MVP in 2012 during his senior year in
high school. Ring also earned District 11A
all-tournament and all-season team honors in 2011. A
2011 Tennessee American Legion Boys State
Representative. Additionally he was named to the
all-season and super sophomore teams in 2010, and
received Mt. Pleasant Rookie of the year honors as a
freshman while earning District 12A all-tournament
Alex Huddleston returning in 2013.
14, 2012). Veteran
Huddleston has resigned and joins his bother (below)
to play in Fulton in 2013. Alex is now a junior at
Hiwasee College in Madisonville. The Railroader catcher
finished the 2012 season batting .243 with 3 homeruns.
His slugging average was .388 and on base percentage was
.333. Huddleston brings the 2013 roster to 8 total
players signed. The Railroaders continue to recruit for
the upcoming season.
player on board for 2013.
4, 2012). Thomas
Huddleston a sophomore from Cleveland State
Community College has joined the Railroaders for the
2013 season. He is the bother of 2012 Railroader Alex
Huddleston. Thomas is right handed and the first
pitcher to sign for the upcoming season. He stands
6'4" and weighs in at 210 lbs. His hometown is
continues to grow. (October
2, 2012). The
Railroaders add the sixth player to the 2013 roster with
receipt of a contract from Evan Smith from St.
Catharine College. Evan is a freshman and plays
third base. He stands at 6' and weighs 210 lbs.
His hometown is Fleming Island, FL.
The Railroaders continue to recruit early for the
upcoming OVL season.
more Players signed for 2013. (September
25, 2012). The
Railroaders have signed 3 more players from Saint Joseph
College. Matthew Skrzypiec is a sophomore
second baseman for the Pumas. He is 5'10' 200 lbs. from
Orland Park IL. Joining the Railroaders along with
Skrzpiec are freshmen Josh Bynum a 6'0" 190
lb catcher from Louisville KY, and Garret
O'Neill who plays first base from Chicago IL and is
6'3" and weighs 220 lbs. These 3 bring the
2013 roster to five players total.
2 Players for 2013. (September
24, 2012). The
Railroaders have begun building the roster for 2013 with
signing two players from Webster University near St. Louis.
Isaac Behme is left handed pitcher and
outfielder, he hails from Harrisburg, IL. He stands
5'10" and weighs in at 180 lbs. Behme played with
the New York Collegiate Baseball League in 2012. As a
pitcher, he appeared in 9 games pitching 25.1 innings
with a 4.62 ERA . He had 40 plate appearances through 17
games with a .225 batting average.
Stoulp is a junior, plays infield, and bats left. He
stands 5'9" and weighs 175. His hometown is St.
Louis, MO. At Webster In 2012, Stoulp helped his team to
their first trip to the NCAA III World Series in the
school's history. He wound up 10-15 in the Series,
with five RBIs, three runs, two doubles and a triple.
Overall in the post-season, Stoulp was 20-33 (.606).
Railroaders continue to recruit for next season, and the
OVL works on expanding the league.
you" to the Railroaders.
31, 2012). With
the end of the 2012 Season, the players and coaches
prepare to depart for their homes. Its time for all the
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Here. Good luck to the players on their future
efforts, we'll miss you all and hope to see you again.
Railroaders selected as OVL Leaders.
22, 2012). With
the completion of the 2012 season, the OVL has selected
the top players in 10 categories based on their
performance in the 40 game season. Fulton is proud to
have 5 players in 6 categories among the best in the
league. They are:
Bryant gets the batting title with an average at
.359, and most hits with 52 total on the season.
Burrage got the most RBI in the league with 33,
and he was one of two players for most homeruns with
5 on the year.
Baker and Jonathon Williams both achieved
best win/loss percentage at 100% going 4-0 for the
Alvey topped the league with his 6 saves.
factors for these titles required 112+ plate appearances
for hitters and 32+ innings pitched for the pitchers.
The title of "Most Saves" is exempt from the
innings pitched qualifying factor. Go to the OVL website
to see a complete list of the all top leaders in the
league. Congrats to these players and all the
Railroaders for a well played regular season in 2012.