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Richard Parham

Asst. General Manager

731-796-0068

270-472-2004 fax

richardparham11@gmail.com

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Kim Kimbell

270-994-1333

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270-627-0219 cell

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History

The 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.   2016 OVL Teams are Fulton KY, Owensboro KY, Madisonville KY, Hopkinsville KY, Paducah KY, Muhlenberg County KY and Dubois County IN.

League Information

The league will play a 42 game schedule beginning June, 2016 with playoff series beginning in late July.  NCAA  rules and guidelines will be followed, and all umpires are NCAA certified.  The OVL is a collegiate wooden bat league. 

Team Information

The 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. 

 

Management team

Mailing Address

GM

Secretary

Treasurer

Richard Parham

Elaine Forrester

Alice Voegeli

Fulton Railroaders

Baseball Club L.L.C.

P.O. Box 1615

Fulton, KY 42041

Contact Us

All home games are played at Lohaus Field, Fulton KY.

 


Hoghead weighs in on 2016 Roster . .


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to 2016

First Pitch

2016 OVL Standings

Team

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Dubois Co.

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Madisonville

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Fulton

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Hopkinsville

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Owensboro

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Paducah

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Muhlenberg

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208 Main Street

Fulton, Kentucky

270.472.0843


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Fulton signs on a second assistant coach. (May 13, 2016) Luke Harris joins the Railroaders coaching staff for 2016. He is an assistant coach and graduate from Adrian College. Originally from Fairview, MI. Harris was a catcher and third basemen from 2012-2014 before being sidelined due to injury. He joined the coaching staff at Adrian College in the fall of 2014. He has been a part of 4 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) titles, 2 as a player and 2 as a coach. His main responsibilities with the Bulldogs include working with the catchers and assisting with the hitters.


Railroaders add another infielder. (May 12, 2016) Chase Slone has signed on with Fulton to play shortstop in 2016. He is enrolled at Dyersburg State Community College as a sophomore. Slone is 5'11" and weighs in at 175 pounds. The roster now stands at 27 players.


Fulton signs veteran Railroader as pitching coach. (March 21, 2016) 2015 Railroader Lee Haeberle will return to Fulton and serve as assistant pitching coach. He is from Hendersonville Tennessee and a senior at East Tennessee State University. Haebrele had a 3-2 record with the Railroaders last season in 6 games starts. Fulton welcome's Lee back to help coach the Railroaders in 2016.


Two more players signed for 2016. (March 14, 2016) Maryville University in St. Louis is adding two players to the Railroader roster. Sophomore Tyler Catlett plays infield positions, stands 5'10 and weighs in at 180 pounds.

     Austin Waugh is a red shirt freshmen catcher. He is also 5'10" and 180 pounds. The roster for the upcoming season now stands at 26 total. 


Roster drops to 24 players. (March 8, 2016) Ryan Keck from St. Joseph College has been removed from the 2016 roster due to injury and unable to play this summer.


Two more players sign with Fulton. (March 3, 2016) Seth Hougensen has signed up with the Railroaders. He is a 6 foot, 180 pound, left handed pitcher, and a freshman at Concordia University in Wesconsin.

     Andrew Holderman has also signed on as a catcher for 2016. He is a junior at Alderson Brouddus University, standing 5'10" and weighing 190 pounds. The roster total for 2016 now stands at 25 players.


Fulton adds another pitcher. (February 26, 2016) Matt Meihls joins the roster as another right handed pitcher. He is a sophomore from Ohio Dominion University, stands 6'4" and weighs 210 pounds.  The roster grows to 23 for the 2016 season.


Railroaders add another RHP. (February 22, 2016) Tyler Magley has signed on to the 2016 roster as a right handed pitcher. Magley is a sophomore at Ohio Dominican University. He is 5/11" and weighs 170 lbs. The 2016 roster now stands at 22 players.


Fulton replaces RHP. (February 8, 2016) Paris Creek was signed on to the Railroaders' roster to replace Tim Robuck lost to arm surgery. Creek is a freshman from Defiance College. The right handed pitcher is 5'9" and weighs in at 155 lbs. The 2016 roster stands at 21 players.


Railroaders add Canadian player. (December 18, 2015) Mackenzie Edwards has signed on to the Railroaders' roster as a catcher. He is a junior at Defiance College in Ohio and comes from Kingston Ontario. He bats left and weighs in at 200 lbs. standing 6 feet tall. The 2016 roster now has 21 players.


Railroaders sign new Head Coach for 2016. (December 8, 2015) Jake Oester will lead the Railroaders in the upcoming season. Oester is currently an assistant baseball coach at Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia.

     Coach Oester has spent the past two seasons at the University of Toledo. At UT he was responsible with working with the infielders and coaching first base as well.

     The Cincinnati, Ohio native played for the University of Toledo Rockets from 2005-09 and was a team captain during his final season. Oester started 194 of 201 games in his UT career and batted .272 (190-for-699) with 129 runs scored, 34 doubles, five triples, 15 home runs and 92 RBI. The four-year letter winner recorded 52 multi-hit efforts and finished fifth in school history in walks (85) and seventh in runs scored. Oester also played a key role in helping the Midnight Blue & Gold advance to the championship game of the 2009 MidAmerican Conference Tournament for a second time in school history.
     Upon graduating from UT with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, Oester signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chicago White Sox and spent three years in the club’s minor league organization from 2010-12. Though most of his professional career was spent at a Class-A level, Oester played a total of 86 contests for Double-A Birmingham in 2011 and 2012.
     He comes from a rich baseball pedigree, as his father Ron played for the Cincinnati Reds from 1978-1990.


Roster grows to 21 players. (December 3, 2015) The Railroaders added another player from the University of Memphis. Freshman Alex Smith signs on to play outfield positions and also serves at a pitcher. He is a lefty and bats the same, standing 6'4" and weighs 200. His hometown is Lakeland TN.


Railroaders add another pitcher. (November 23, 2015) Sophomore Konnor Aherin from Lincoln Land Community College has joined the Railroaders for 2016. Aherin is a lefty from Chatham Illinois. The roster total now stands at 20 players for the upcoming season.


2016 Roster grows to 19 players. (November 20, 2015) Tim Robuck, a freshman at Murray State University, has signed with the Railroaders for the upcoming season. Robuck is a right handed pitcher and hails from Brentwood Tennessee.


Georgia sending three players for 2016. (November 19, 2015) The Railroaders have received three contracts from Georgia College and State University. Matthew Heard is left handed pitcher who also plays right and left field along with first base. Matthew McHan is a left handed pitcher. Finally, Andrew Swanson is an outfielder and first baseman. All three are freshman. 


Muhlenberg County Stallions are seventh OVL team. (November 18, 2015) The Muhlenberg County Stallions have been accepted into the Ohio Valley League summer college baseball circuit.
     The Stallions will become the seventh team to play in the league next summer. The league, which plays by NCAA rules, had five teams this past summer. They included the Fulton Railroaders, Hoptown Hoppers, Madisonville Miners, Owensboro Oilers, and Dubois County Bombers in Huntingburg, Indiana. The Paducah Chiefs joined the league on Oct. 29 and will also start play next June.

     The wooden bat league will play a 42-game regular season schedule that will begin in early June. The regular season will finish in mid-July. A tournament will then be played to complete the season by July 31st. “We are looking forward to providing college-level baseball in Muhlenberg County next year,” said Stallions President Mark Stone of Central City. “We expect to have several local products to play for the Stallions.” 

     Stone said that Steve Fowler of Hanson, who is no stranger to the Ohio Valley League, will serve as manager and director of baseball operations. Fowler has held the position as head coach of several teams in the league.

     "On behalf of the OVL, we are thrilled to have the Stallions as a new entry into our outstanding summer collegiate league,” said Cubb Stokes of Fulton, who is president of the league. “The Stallions will provide a great quality of baseball for the citizens of Muhlenberg County, as well as an opportunity for homegrown college players to return home and play in front of their friends and family. Your citizens will also be exposed to players from all over the country who will spend the summer in your county and make lasting friendships. I congratulate all involved in bringing summer collegiate baseball to your area and I guarantee each and everyone of you that you won't be disappointed."

     Muhlenberg County will be taking over the Marion Bobcats franchise that last played in 2013. Home games will be played at the Muhlenberg County High School West Campus baseball field in Greenville KY.


Two Tacoma players join Railroaders. (November 14, 2015) Fulton adds two more freshmen players from Tacoma Community College WA. Teagan Lind is a right handed pitcher and Mason Elliot plays infield positions. The Railroaders are pleased once again have players from TCC for the 2016 season. Total roster count now signed stands at 15 players.


The 2016 Roster adds another player. (November 11, 2015) Union City native Robert "Knox" Faulkner from Southwest TN Community College has joined the Railroaders for 2016. The left hand hitting Faulkner is a freshman and will play second base.


Two more Players sign up for 2016. (November 10, 2015) The Railroaders have added two more players to the 2016 Roster. Sophomore Nick Shumaker from Shawnee Community College is a left hand hitting utility infielder. Hunter Smith is a freshman at the University of Memphis and is a left handed pitcher. The 2016 Roster total now stands at 12 players.  


Jacob Elliott returning for 2016 season. (November 1, 2015) Fulton has their second 2015 veteran Jacob Elliott signing up for the upcoming season. Elliott is not a sophomore at the University of Memphis. Ten players are now on the roster for 2016.


Brooks Stadium Commission joins Ohio Valley League. (October 29, 2015) The Brooks Stadium Commission has signed a contract to join the Ohio Valley Summer Collegiate Baseball League (OVL) as the Paducah Chiefs.
     “On behalf of the OVL, we are thrilled to have the Paducah Chiefs become part of our outstanding summer collegiate league,” said Cubb Stokes, OVL President. “Paducah has a great heritage of having great baseball teams at all levels, and we look forward to playing at historic Brooks Stadium.”
     Greg McKeel has been appointed General Manager of the baseball team by Dr. Frank Hideg, President of the Brooks Stadium Commission with unanimous approval of Commission members.
     “The Brooks Stadium Commission has been researching and observing the OVL for the past three years and found it to be a viable, stable and respected league for summer baseball at Brooks Stadium,” said Hideg. “The Commission felt it would meet the needs of the community in providing summer college baseball that includes players from our area.”
     “The Chiefs will provide great quality baseball for the city of Paducah, as well as an opportunity for hometown college players to come home and play in front of their friends and family during the summer and for ball players from all over the country to spend the summer in Paducah and make new friends for a lifetime,” said Stokes.
     The Chiefs will be the fifth team in the six-team collegiate baseball league that once belonged to the Class D Professional Kitty League during the early to mid 1900's (all but Huntingburg, IN). Paducah joins the Owensboro Oilers, Fulton Railroaders, Dubois County Bombers, Hoptown Hoppers and Madisonville Miners currently in the OVL.
     “The Hoptown Hoppers and the Ohio Valley Summer Collegiate Baseball League have provided the citizens of Hopkinsville with a new love for baseball,” said Cheryl Cook, Executive Director of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Our crowds have been fabulous and we’ve made new friends from around the U.S. and beyond, and it has brought family and friends to town to visit to watch their favorite player.”

Laura Schaumburg Oswald, Marketing Director
Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

2016 Roster grows to 9 players. (October 26, 2015) Michael Golich a sophomore from Webster University has signed with Fulton. He plays second base, bats left, stands 5'8" and weigh in at 146 lbs.


Two more players sign for 2016. (October 13, 2015) Fulton has added two more players for the 2016 season. Colton Aldridge returns for his second season with the Railroaders to play the outfield from Shawnee Community College. Bellarmine University is adding Kyle Beach who plays the outfield and is also a right handed pitcher.


Fulton begins building 2016 Roster. (October 6, 2015) The Railroaders have begun to sign players for the 2016 season. Contracts for six players have now been received. 

     From Saint Josephs College: Freshman Cameron Curry who plays outfield and is a right handed pitcher, and Junior Ryan Keck plays left field.

     From Bellarmine University: Freshman Derek Burns who plays second/third base along with short stop, and freshman Alexander Phillips a left handed pitcher and play outfield.

     From Webster University: A junior catcher Zachary Bishop and freshman Jacob Milosch playing second base, short stop and also a right handed pitcher.

     The Railroaders front office has received a few inquiries for a new coaching staff, but they continue to search for the best possible match for Fulton.


   

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