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CONTACT INFO

RECRUITING/ROSTER

Richard Parham

Asst. General Manager

731-796-0068

270-472-2004 fax

richardparham11@gmail.com

HOUSING

Kim Kimbell

270-994-1333

k_kimbell@msn.com

TICKETING/ADVERTISING

Dan Voegeli

270-627-0219 cell

270-472-0843 office

270-472-2004 fax

dvoegeli@bellsouth.net


 



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.   Teams for 2014 are from Fulton KY, Owensboro KY, Madisonville KY, Hopkinsville KY and Dubois County IN.

League Information

The league will play a 40 game schedule beginning May 30, 2014 with playoff series beginning July 23.  Major League rules and guidelines will be followed and all umpires are NCAA certified.  We are 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.

 


Railroaders begin recruiting players for 2015 . . more below


       

COUNTDOWN

to 2015

First Pitch

 

208 Main Street

Fulton, Kentucky

270.472.0843

Final OVL Standings 2014

Team W L % GB

Owensboro

27 13 .675 -

Fulton

22 18 .550 5

Hopkinsville

21 18 .538 5.5

Dubois Co.

19 20 .488 7.5

Madisonville

10 30 .250 17

       N E W S


St. Joseph's College provides a pitcher.  (October 31. 2014)  The Railroaders are drawing upon St. Joseph again for 2015 by signing Kyle Estand as a righted handed pitcher.  The 5'11" and 170 pound sophomore's hometown is Evergreen Park, IL.  Fulton now has 11 players signed for the upcoming season. 


Tacoma sending two players for 2015.  (October 28. 2014)  For the third straight year, Tacoma Community College in Washington state will provide players for the Railroaders.  Lucas Eliason and Trystan Drury, both freshman, have signed to head east and play for Fulton.  Eliason is a 6' 3" catcher and righted handed pitcher weighing in at 180 pounds.  Drury will work the mound as a right handed pitcher, he is 6'2" and weighs 180 pounds.  


Assistant Coach and another player joins Fulton.  (October 22. 2014)  Matt LaMothe, an assistant coach at Millikin University, has hired at the pitching coach for the 2015 Railroaders.  He was a collegiate All-Conference performer as a pitcher.  LaMothe had the opportunity to play professionally for the Schaumburg Flyers in the Frontier League in 2013 and 2014.  He is an old teammate of manager Mikee Moore where they played for Georgia College and State University. 

     Ryan Fischer has signed as a short stop for the upcoming season. He is the third player from Webster University to join the Railroaders.  He stands 5'11" and weighs in at 140 pounds.


Two players from Webster University signed.  (October 10. 2014)  Zach Allam and Joshua Fleming join the Railroaders for the 2015 season.  Allam is a junior catcher standing 6'1" and weighs in at 175 pounds.  His hometown is Bloomington, IN.  Fleming is a left handed pitcher and a freshman from Columbia, IL.  He also stands at 6'1" and weight 165.


Mikee Moore returns to Manage Railroaders. (October 2. 2014)  Veteran Railroader and Assistant Coach Mikee Moore has been named by Fulton to lead the team next year. Moore first played for Fulton in 2011 when he lead the OVL in stolen bases with 30 and finished the season with a .329 batting average. He returned in 2012 to play again for the Railroaders, and was an assistant coach for the Railroaders in the 2014 season. Fulton is looking forward to having Mikee lead the Railroaders for the 2015 season.  


5th player signs for 2015.  (September 23. 2014)  The Railroaders just received a contract on Colton Aldridge, a freshman outfielder from Shawnee College. He is left handed and bats left handed.  Colton is the son of Jim and Scarlett Paitsel of Fulton.  He played his high school ball at Graves County.


Railroaders sign 4 players for 2015.  (September 22. 2014)  The Fulton Railroaders have begun building next year's roster.  Over the last weekend four contracts were received from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.  These players are the first players from BU to play for Fulton.  They are:  Drew Greenwood, Eddie Mathis Griffen Neuer and Zac Wiley. All are freshman and will see significant playing time next spring for the BU Knights.

     Drew Greenwood plays short and second base, standing 6'0" and weighs 175. His hometown is Pee Wee Valley, KY where he attended South Oldham High School.

     Eddie Mathis is a left handed pitcher and is 6'1" in height and weighs 165.  Mathis is also from Pee Wee Valley, KY and attended South Oldham High School.

     Griffen Neuer plays outfield and also serves as a right handed pitcher.  He is 6'1" and weighs 170. His hometown is Lexington, KY and attended Lexington Catholic High School.

     Zac Wiley plays corner infield and is a right handed pitcher.  He weighs 190 and stands 6'2".  His hometown is Shelbyville, KY and he attended Collins High School.


New OVL President elected.  (September 18. 2014)  The Ohio Valley League has chosen one of its original members to lead the wooden bat baseball circuit into the future. Cubb Stokes, a part-owner and past general manager of the Fulton Railroaders, was elected president of the OVL at its annual meeting in Eddyville (Ky.) recently.
     Stokes was involved in the rebirth of the KIT League in 2004 and when the league played its first games in 2005. He was part of a group that bought the Fulton franchise in July of 2005 and was the Railroaders’ general manager for four years (2009-12).
     He has continued to help with player recruitment for the Fulton franchise, which is a charter member of the OVL, born three seasons ago.  Stokes will replace Marion’s Gordon Guess, who will remain active in league affairs as special assistant to the president. Steve Fowler will continue in his role of director of league development.
     Charlie Pierce (Owensboro) was selected vice president, Tricia Noel (Madisonville) secretary and Mike Smith (Fulton) as the league’s treasurer. 
     Stokes said the league’s main purpose would continue to be player skills development with an emphasis on character of the group’s players and coaches as they pursue their dreams of advancing in baseball.
“With the current and future owners, we are dedicated to making the OVL one of the premier summer collegiate wooden bat leagues in the United States,” the new league president said. “We have come along way since a cold rainy February day meeting at the Fulton fire station. Several baseball enthusiasts had a dream that day and 11 years later it is still thriving.
     “We have had towns come and go but, in the end, we are still providing good competitive baseball at a very low cost to the citizens of our towns and surrounding areas. Life-long friendships have been and are developed each year between the players and fans. It also shows the young local Little Leaguers, as well as the older boys who dream of being a major leaguer someday, what they need to do to reach our level.”
     The OVL is currently comprised of five teams — Fulton, Madisonville, Hopkinsville, Owensboro and Dubois County (Ind.). League officials hope to add a sixth team for the 2015 season and two more for the following season before growing to a 10-team circuit by 2017.
     Stokes’ passion for baseball runs deep — from growing up as a kid in Hickman with big-league dreams — to earning a full scholarship at the University of Tennessee. He played three summers in the Valley League, one of the four premier summer collegiate leagues in the early 1970s, and was drafted in the eighth round of Major League Baseball’s amateur draft by the Philadelphia Phillies organization in 1975.
     He lauded widespread support of the OVL, which has made the product successful, especially mentioning fans, sponsors, season ticket holders and host families as those critical to the league’s popularity.
     “Whether you have a franchise in Fulton (smallest population) or in Owensboro (largest population), you cannot survive without great support from the local fans and surrounding communities, counties and even states,” he said.  “And any size community can become part of the league as long as they have the dedication and passion for baseball that our current owners exhibit.”
     To play in the OVL, one must be a member of a college (any division or level) baseball roster and have eligibility left with that team. The age restriction is 18-23. 

     For further information contact Steve Fowler, director of league development for Ohio Valley Summer Collegiate Wooden Bat League, at 270-875-2765 or coach7145@earthlink.net.


Comments on the 2014 Season.  (July 26. 2014)  You can read and leave comments on the season by clicking here.   Thanks to Players and Fans for some exciting baseball and good luck in the future.


Two Railroaders take top OVL honors.  (July 24, 2014)  (Form the OVL) The Ohio Valley League announces the 2014 Season Players' Awards today.  The final games of the 2014 regular season completed last night with the game in Fulton. Each year the OVL recognizes the top players in ten areas of performance.  This year the OVL continues the tradition, and this year the league has decided to select only one player in each area therefore eliminating ties as in years past.  Based upon a 40 game schedule the players had to quality with a minimum of playing time in order to quality for a title.  Batters must have had 112+ plate appearances (PA) and pitcher a minimum for 32 innings pitched (IP).  Stolen Bases and Saves are exempt from these qualifying factors. Where two or more qualified players tied in a specific category, OVL officials have chosen one player over the others based upon comparing all individual performance stats for each player.  Trophies will be awarded to the players selected for a title.  Competition was tough this year as several players set high standards of performance.  Congratulations to those players chosen and all who were the best in 2014.  Every player and team helped bring another great season of baseball. 

 

        Offensive

Best Batting Average

Greg Fettes .343 Railroaders
Most Home Runs Ben Rodriguez 4 Hoppers
Most Runs Batted In Tyler Rachel 26 Oilers
Most Hits Alfredo Bohorques 39 Oilers
Most Stolen Bases Glenn Jones 18 Bombers

        Pitching

Most Games Won Lucas Barnett 4 Bombers
Best W/L Percentage Fernando Gonzalez

75%

Railroaders
Best ERA Fernando Gonzalez 1.15 Railroaders
Most Strike Outs Fernando Gonzalez 46 Railroaders
Most Saves Mark Chemello 8 Oilers

Qualifying factors: batters 112+ PA and pitchers 32+ innings pitched. 

Stolen Bases and Saves  exempt from qualifying factors. (no post-season games).

 

 

        

   

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