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June 29, 2009

Game 25

 

Railroaders come from behind and beat Oilers 9-8.  (June 29, 2009) 

Matthew Harris holds the Oilers at bay to give the Railroaders a chance to win. Although out hit by the Oilers 16 to 9, the Railroaders came out on top in a close seesaw battle for a league lead.  In a game that saw the lead switch 6 times, there was plenty action for the evenly matched teams. The expected offense from Owensboro included 2 back to back solo homeruns from Cody Pack and Jon Hedges both 3 for 5, (the night before they were part of a 3 set of back to back to back homers in Sikeston).  The Oilers bats stayed alive to give them a 8-6 lead lead going into the bottom of the 9th.  Closer Chris Burton on the mound for Owensboro, quickly loaded the bases by hitting the leadoff batter, then walking the next three batters and a run in.  A ground out RBI by Kory Burkhart tied the game at 8 all, with men on 2nd and 3rd and one out.  An intentionally walked loaded the bases once more and allowed Zach Getsee for the Railroaders to get a clutch single, game winning RBI.  Fulton's 9 hits were timely and included a 2 RBI homer from Tyler Monkman.  The Oilers stranded 10 on base while the Railroaders left 14. Both starters, Steve Kuligowski for Fulton and Mitch Kellum for Owensboro get no decision.  Closers Matthew Harris takes the win with 2 innings thrown and Chirs Burton picks up the loss throwing only 1/3 inning.  Box Scores Click Here. 

 


June 28, 2009

Game 24

 

Railroaders 9, Pirates 5.  (June 28, 2009)Fulton takes 2 of 3 in series and regains a half game lead in the standings, tied with Owensboro who beat Marion 6-1  The Railroaders return home on Monday and Tuesday to go head-to-head with the Oilers in a 2 game, 2 night series. Box Scores Click Here. 

 

Tradewater summary:  The Tradewater Pirates could not defend their honor once again at Riverside Park, as they allowed Fulton to take the rubber match of the three game set, losing 9-4.  The Bucs held the lead in the sixth, 4-3, but when starter Sean Mahley was relieved by Kody Thiebaud, the floodgates opened, as Thiebaud watched the Roaders tack on five runs in the inning, with the big blow a bases loaded overthrow at home, sending the Pirates reeling.  Fulton continued the onslaught, and Tradewater never recovered.  Earlier, Jordan Hughes and Matt Presley produced big hits, but overall, the Pirates failed to generate the needed hits to overcome adversity.  Mahley gutted out some quality innings early, while fighting some  back problems, but Thiebaud experienced a nightmare relief stint.  Cass Via produced two hits and an RBI for the Pirates. Presley and Hughes had the other ribbies on the night.  Jesse Darby and James Rechenbach put in some steady work on the mound in relief, but McClung and Winters, the Fulton pitching duo, combined to shut down Pirate bats when the chips were down.  With the loss, the Pirates finish the first half of KIT League play at 14-11. 


June 27, 2009

Game 23

 

Uncharacteristically , Cory White loses his 5th game on the season in Tradewater, he is now 0-5.Pirates 5, Railroaders 4.  (June 27, 2009). A late inning Pirate 2 run homer beats the Railroaders. Cory White takes another tough loss. The league lead stays close with only a half game separating three teams, Fulton is in 2nd. Box Scores Click Here. 

 

Tradewater summary:  In a game of constant changes, the Tradewater Pirates manage to close the final door of the game versus Fulton, as "closer" Christian Stutts struck out the final Roader, for a thrilling 5-4 Tradewater win.  The Pirates took a first inning lead that lasted into the sixth, when Buc starter Zac Tidholm ran into self-imposed trouble with two outs, and the Railroaders rallied for three runs, two via separate balk calls. When the smoke cleared, Fulton had taken a 3-1 lead on the Pirates. The Buccos had trouble with Cory White all night, but managed to claw back to 3-3, with the tying run coming from, what else.........a balk call.  So, heading to the 8th, the teams were all tied up at Riverside Park.  Tidholm gave way to a very effective Nolan Mullaney, and in the bottom of the 8th frame, the Pirates received the next open door, in the form of a massive home run by Buc centerfielder Matt Presley, to right-center, that landed about 390 feet from home plate.  This rattled the normally unflappable White, who exited shortly thereafter, down now 5-3.  In the Fulton ninth, closer Stutts got two quick outs, and had the Pirates one strike from victory, before a Railroader rally saw three consecutive hits bring in their fourth run, making the score Pirates 5, Roaders 4, with two outs.  Stutts then went back to work, and got the last out via the strikeout, and Tradewater closed the final door of the evening, to bring their record to 14-10, with the rubber match at 7pm Sunday, at Riverside Park.  One of the highlights of the evening was an unconventional double play by Tradewater, that saw third baseman Via field a hard grounder, then throw to first baseman Brock Green, who then fired back to Via, to catch an advancing, and surprised, Roader, dead in his tracks two steps from third base land.  The Pirates benefited greatly from solid relief pitching, and saw Tidholm pitch well, until the rocky 6th. 

 


June 26, 2009

Game 22

 

Railroaders 1, Pirates 0.  (June 26, 2009). Tradewater summary:  Dustin Williams struck out 13 Railroaders, and allowed only one hit, and an unearned run, but the Pirates did not support the right-handed fireballer, and Tradewater fell to Fulton, 1-0. Travis Tingle again mastered the Pirates with relief from Harris in the 9th.  The Pirates almost tied the game when sliding Sean Flaherty appeared to touch out the Fulton catcher as he attempted to score the run that would even the game early on, but was called out, and the unearned run Fulton scored early on an overthrow to second, and subsequent late pickup of the errant ball in center, held up.  The Pirates threatened several times, only to see Tingle set them down, or rely on sparkling defense.  Williams deserved a better fate with his performance, as he, time and time again, gave his mates the open door to erase the one run deficit.  With the loss, the Pirates sink to a half game out of first in the KIT. The teams will play again Saturday and Sunday at Riverside Park, 7pm.  Saturday night is US Bank Night.  Brock Green recorded another multiple hit game for the Bucs. Box Scores Click Here.

 


June 25, 2009

Game 21

 

Railroaders 3, Greyhounds 2.  (June 25, 2009). After getting pounded by the Greyhounds on Wednesday, the Railroaders split the 2 game series Thursday night by taking advantage of Union City errors and scoring 3 unearned runs.  Fulton jumped out with a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning on 2 Greyhound errors and a ground out RBI by Zach Getsee.  The Greyhounds edged their was back with 1 run in the 3rd off 2 hits and 1 error, and again in the 6th using 3 hits to tie the game at 2-2.  In the bottom of the 8th, the Railroaders regained the lead when Cameron Flynn got on board with a walked, was advance to 2nd base by a sac bunt from Getsee, then scored when Lee Kimbell hit a high pop fly to first baseball Justin Guidry who misjudged the ball and dropped it. The Greyhounds threaten in the 9th with runners at the corners and 2 out, but a low grounder to the mound for a 1-3 putout ended the game.  Both teams stranded 8 runners each.  Throwing a complete game, Fulton's Tyler Farley picks up his 4th win, now 4-1, striking out 8, walking 2 and giving up 7 hits. Union City's Brett Wilson takes no decision going 6 innings only allowing 2 hits, walking 5, and striking out 5, and releiver Kevin Henry take the loss pitching 2 innings with 1 hit, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts.  Both team now hit the road with the Railroaders heading to Tradewater and the Greyhounds to Sikeston. Box Scores Click Here.

 


June 24, 2009

Game 20

 

Greyhounds 15, Railroaders 3.  (June 24, 2009). In Fulton, the Greyhounds jumped out hard in the 1st inning racking up 6 runs off 5 hits and 1 Railroader error.  The Railroaders finally got things going in the 3rd with 1 run scored and another 2 runs in the 4th to cut the Greyhounds lead in half with a score of 6-3.  Union City added another run in the top of the 7th.  The Greyhounds put the game out of reach in the top of the 9th, piling up 7 runs using 6 hits and 2 more Railroaders errors.  On total, the Greyhounds produced 15 hits to match their 15 runs, Dustin Phelps went 3 or 5 with 3 RBIs, Daniel Volk 2 of 4 and 3 RBIs, and Robert Lawrence 2 for 4 with 4 RBIs to include a 3 run homerun in the 9th.  Fulton managed 5 hits total and stranded only 3 on base, far too few to even put a dent in the 15 runs scored against them.  Earning his second win on the season, Michael Wills went 7 innings allowing 4 hits, walking 2 and 4 strikeouts.  The losing pitcher for Fulton, Steve Kuligowski takes his first loss throwing 6 innings giving up 8 hits, walking 2, and striking out 9.  The two teams meet again on Thursday for the 2nd of a 2 game series in Fulton.. Box Scores Click Here.

 


June 20, 2009

Game 19

 

Zack Getsee wait for pick-off throw on 1st . .  his 11th inning game winning RBI double saves the day!

Railroaders pull out a win and sweep over Bobcats  (June 20, 2009). The Fulton Railroaders overcame 5 errors and came from behind in 11 innings to sweep their 3 game series with the Marion Bobcats in Fulton.  Fulton initially took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd innings, but Marion took over the lead in the 3rd off a Roby Dyer 2 RBI single. The Railroaders came back in the 5th to tie the game at 2 all with a leadoff solo homerun from Alan Stoupa.  The Bobcats regained the lead in the 8th, adding 2 runs off 2 Railroader errors and 3 hits which included a solo shot by Mitch McClay.  Fulton closed to within 1 run in the bottom of the 8th to bring the score to 4-3 in favor of Marion.  The Railroaders tied the game again in the bottom of 9th with a 2 out, clutch RBI single by Jacob Daniel. The Railroaders got their chance in the bottom of the 10th to put the game away with bases loaded and 1 out, but Bobcat reliever Justin O'Brien secured the last 2 outs.  Top of the 11th, Marion's Rob Dyer (4 for 6) again singled for 2 more RBIs (4 total), and gave the Bobcats a 6-4 lead.  Bottom of the 11th, Bobcat closer Paul Chiampa gave up 2 hits and a bunt single to load the bases for Fulton with no one out.  Zack Getsee came to the plate, 0-5 on the night with only a RBI groundout, and smacked a hard line drive to left-center to clear the bases with a double.  Railroaders managed 8 hits total stranding 12. The Bobcats totaled 11hits and stranded 13, and committed only 1 error.  No decisions for the starting pitchers, Travis Tingle for Fulton and Hathan Ball for Marion, who both threw for 7 innings.  Billy Grant takes the win with 1/3 inning pitched in relief.  Paul Chiampa takes another tough loss for Marion. Box Scores Click Here.


June 19, 2009

Game 18

 

Railroaders take 2nd game of 3 over Bobcats 3-0.  (June 19, 2009)The Railroaders shutout the Bobcats for the second straight night in Fulton on Friday.  In a game that only saw scoring in the bottom of the 2nd, both teams provide enough offensive and defense to make it an exciting night for the 179 paying fans at Lohaus field.  Starter Evan Vinyard on the mound for Marion, got into trouble in the bottom of the 2nd hitting the leadoff batter, giving up 2 hits, walking in a run and with a Bobcat error the result was 3 total runs for the Railroaders.  With the bases loaded and 1 out, Fulton threaten more, but the Bobcat defense turned a double play to end the inning. Vinyard settled down and completed 5 innings with 3 total hits against him, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts, and 3 unearned runs.  Tyler Farley goes to 3-1 after a shutout victory over the Bobcats.Fulton's Tyler Farley picked up his 3rd win pitching a full 8 innings striking out 6, allowing 8 hits, and only walking one. Backed by solid defensive play, Farley managed his was out of several tough spots, forcing the Bobcats to strand 10 runners on base.  Matthew Harris closed the game out in the 9th retiring the side and picks up his 4th save on the season.  Leading the Railroaders offense were Kory Burkhart who went 2 for 4 with 1 RBI, and Jacob Daniel 1 for 2 and 1 RBI.  For the Bobcats, Rob Dyer 2 for 3 and Mitch McClay 2 for 4.  The two team complete their 3 game series on Saturday in Fulton. Box Scores Click Here.


June 18, 2009

Game 17

 

Tim Dunn gets his 3 win on the season shutting ourt the Bocats with only 1 hit allowed.Railroaders 6, Bobcats 0.  (June 18, 2009)Winning pitcher Tim Dunn shutout the Bobcats through 8 innings, allowing only 1 hit to give the Railroaders a victory on a warm summer evening in Fulton. Dunn, who goes 3-1 on the season,  walked only 1 batter, struck out 7 and added several outstanding defensive plays to help his defense.  Losing pitcher Trey Smith threw a good game through 5 innings striking out 9, giving up 1 hit and 2 walks, he goes to 2-1. The Railroaders first run came in the 2nd inning off a timely hit by Morgan Gregory who drove in Tyler Monkman, who had reached from being hit by a pitch.  Without a hit, Fulton added 2 more in the 5th off a costly Marion error, 2 walks, a hit batter, and a fielder's choice.  The Railroaders tacked on 3 more in the 6th using 3 hits and another Bobcat error. Marion stranded 5 runners on base, while Fulton left 7.  Leading Fulton offense was Morgan Gregory going 2 for 3 with 1 RBI and 2 stolen bases, and Brian Beavin 2 for 4 and 1 RBI. Pat Murphy got the only Bobcat hit on the evening. The two teams meet again on Friday for the second of three games in Fulton. Box Scores Click Here.


June 17, 2009

Games 15 & 16

 

Fulton splits Doubleheader with Union City on Wednesday.

 

Steve Kuligowski  gets his 2 win over Union City, pitching 7 innings with 6 strikouts and 0 earned runs.Railroaders 3, Greyhounds 2 game 1.  (June 17, 2009)Game summary from Union City: game was 7 innings. In the first game of a double dip at Elam Stadium, the Greyhounds were the tough luck loser vs the Railroaders by a final score of 3-2. Steve Kuligowski takes the win striking out 6, walking 0, and no earned runs.  Chad Boughner pitched a great game, but absorbed the loss thanks to three Greyhound errors. He stuckout 8 and walked only 2.  Box Scores Click Here.

 

Greyhounds 2, Railroaders 1 game 2.  (June 17, 2009)Game summary from Union City: In the second 7 inning game on the evening, winning pitcher was Andrew Hawkings. Losing pitcher Cory White. Save-Jon Ivie. Final score- UC 2 Fulton 1. UC-4 hits 3 errors, Fulton-3 hits 2 errors. Box Scores Click Here.


June 13, 2009

Game 14

 

Travis Tingle pitched a full 9 innings, a little over half of the game's 17 inning matchup.Oilers 5, Railroaders 4 in 17 innings.  (June 13, 2009)The Owensboro Oilers outlasted the visiting Fulton Railroaders by a score of 5 to 4 in a 17 inning game that turned Saturday night into Sunday morning.The Oilers jumped out in front with three runs in the bottom of the 1st inning. With one out, Oscar DePablos doubled and Cody Pack followed with a single. With two away and two aboard Tyler Choate hit a 3-RBI home run over the right field fence -- scoring Depablos, Pack, ahead of himself. Fulton starter Travis Tingle rebounded to hold the Oilers scoreless until the 9th inning while the Railroaders worked their way back into the game by eventually getting to Owensboro starter Tyler McKay. The Railroaders scored 2 runs in the top of the 5th inning. Phillip Dean (hit by pitch) and Jacob Daniel (RBI bunt single) both scored, with Dean coming across on Daniel's bunt, and Daniel scoring on a passed ball. Fulton tied the game with a run  in the top of the 6th inning. With two outs, Kory Burkhart doubled, advanced on a wild pitch, and scored on a second RBI single by Daniel. The Railroaders took a 4 to 3 lead with one more run in the top of the 7th inning. With one out, Alan Stoupa walked, the stole second. Lee Kimbell followed one out later with an RBI triple, plating Stoupa. Owensboro tied the game in the bottom of the 9th inning. Jon Hedges doubled, and gave way to pinch runner Jordan Chavis. Tyler Choate sacrificed  Chavis over to third base. Casey Dishman walked, and was taking a lead from the bag when Travis Noland popped out to the Railroader catcher. The catcher attempted to double play Dishman off first, but the quick throw was errant and allowed Chavis to score the tying run. The score remained locked at 4 to 4 behind solid relief work for both teams. The Oilers scored the winning run in the bottom of the 17th inning. With two outs, Mike Finigan singled. DePablos followed with a slow grounder to second as Finigan was on the move. The Fulton fielder's throw to first was elusive, and Finigan rounded third and beat the throw home to give the Oilers the win, 5 to 4. Oilers pitcher Jordan Grinestaff threw seven shutout extra innings for the win. Fulton reliever Scott Winters takes the tough loss for Fulton. Box Scores Click Here.


June 12, 2009

Game 13

 

Railroaders battle and win 8-5 over visiting Oilers.  (June 12, 2009)

#1 Tyle Monkman's only hit, a squeeze bunt, scores a run giving Fulton a 2 run lead.After falling behind early, the Railroaders edged their way back and came out on top of the Oilers 8-5. The evening was a slug fest with a combined 22 hits, Owensboro with 13 and Fulton getting 9.  The Oilers began the scoring in the 1st inning off a Tyler Choate 3 run homer. The Railroaders answered with 1 run in the bottom of the 1st but failed to get more with bases loaded. Fulton starter Tyler Farley kept the Oilers scoreless through the 4th while the the Railroaders began scoring again with 2 in the 3rd and one more in the 4th to take a 4-3 lead. Sikeston tied the game in the 5th with a solo homerun off the bat of Jon Hedges.  Fulton regained the lead in the bottom of the 5th scoring 2 runs using a walk, an error and 2 hits, which included a squeeze bunt single by Tyler Monkman scoring Morgan Gregory from third base. The Oilers gained ground in the 7th scoring 1 run with 2 hits to close within one.  Bottom of the 8th, the Railroader widened their lead with 2 more runs off 1 hit and sacrifice fly to bring the score to 8-5.  The Oilers continued to battle in the 9th and loaded the bases with 1 out, but Fulton's closer Matthew Harris finished the game off with a line out and strikeout.  For Fulton, Jacob Daniel went 2 for 2 with 1 RBI and 3 runs scored, both Zack Getsee and Alan Stoupa got 2 RBIs each.  Leading Sikeston's offense was Jon Hedges who went 4 for 5 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Farley takes the win going 7 innings striking out 10, with 0 walks, allowing 5 earned runs off 11 hits.  Harris picks up the save.  Nathan Humphery takes the loss for Sikeston going for 5 1/3 innings giving up 8 hits, 3 walks, 4 earned runs and 0 strikeouts. Box Scores Click Here.


Railroader Tim Dunn taken by Reds. (June 12, 2009)  The 2009 Railroaders congratulate their current team member Tim Dunn for his selection in the MLB draft. The Cincinnati Reds picked the right-hander Dunn, the TranSouth Player of the Year, in the 46th round. Dunn was 12-0 with a 1.81 earned run average and earned NAIA All-America honors as a Trevecca Nazarene junior this spring.  Tim’s current record with the 2009 Railroaders is 2-1 with a win against the Sikeston Bulls on Thursday, the day of his MLB selection. Fulton and the Railroader Fans express their utmost best for Tim and his accomplishments. 


June 11, 2009

Game 12

Railroaders win big 4-2 over Bulls behind Tim Dunn's pitching. 

Davis and newcomer Zack Getsee #24 discuss tactics while watching the Bulls recover from costly 8th inning errors.

(June 11, 2009) After a 1 hour 10 minute rain delay, the Railroaders finally came from behind to win over the Bulls, splitting a 2 game series in Fulton.  Sikeston jumped out with a 1-0 lead early in the 2nd inning off 2 hits and 1 walk.  Fulton with the bases loaded in both the 1st and 6th innings could not get a timely hit to score off Bulls' starter Logan Lawson, who went 7 1/3 innings striking out 6, walking 2 and giving up 5 hits.  Railroader starter Tim Dunn pitched 8 innings allowing 5 hits, walking 2 and striking out 10.  Top of the 8th, Sikeston added another run for a 2-0 lead.  Bottom of the 8th, the Railroaders finally took advantage of Sikeston with 3 walks, a hit batter, 1 hit and 2 costly Bulls errors to score 4 runs and take the lead.  Joey McClung came in for Fulton in the 9th to close out the side with 2 strikeouts and a pop out to get his first save. Dunn picks up his second win, now 2-1 on the season, while Lawson takes his first loss and goes 2-1. Box Scores Click Here.

 

 


June 10, 2009

Game 11

Bulls 8, Railroaders 1. (June 10, 2009) Although the Bulls left 18 men on base, their 12 hits and 8 runs were more than enough to put away the Railroaders who could only muster 1 run on 6 hits and stranding 9 men.  Winning pitcher Lance Young threw 6 innings of shutout ball allowing 4 hits.  Young threw his way out of several tough spots to keep Fulton from pacing Sikeston's ongoing scoring throughout the game.  In the 7th, the Bulls reached their final tally of 8 runs.  Bottom of the 7th, the Railroaders finally spoiled Young's shutout scoring 1 run and Sikeston sent in relief, using 3 more pitchers on the night.  Cory White started for Fulton and takes the loss going only 3 2/3 innings striking out 5, but walking 5, allowing 7 hits, 2 earned and 2 unearned runs.  Fulton sent 3 more pitchers to the mound on the evening.  The Bulls' Jordan Kimball, Kody Campbell, and Kody Kraemer all lead Sikeston's offensive with 3 hits each. Philip Dean and Kory Burkhart lead the Railroader with 2 hits each.  The win propels the Bulls into 1st place in League standings, a half game ahead of Tradewater Pirates who were beat by the Bobcats in Marion.  The Railroader's slip to 4th and 2.5 games behind. Box Scores Click Here.

 


June 8, 2009

Game 10

Railroaders 4, Bobcats 1. (June 8, 2009) The Fulton Railroaders (5-5) left Marion Monday night with a series sweep leaving the Bobcats with a 2-7 record heading into a much-needed day off for both clubs. Behind the pitching of Scott Kuligowski (1-0), Fulton bested Marion 4-1, handing the Bobcats their seventh loss in nine games. The loss pushed the Bobcats four games off the pace set by league-leading Tradewater, who comes to town for a two-game series beginning Wednesday. Starter Justin O'Brien (0-1) gave up three of Fulton's four runs in six innings of work. Reliever Bo Daves allowed another run in one inning of work. Bobcat pitchers gave up 10 hits on the game. Meantime, Marion's defense committed three more errors, bringing the season total to 23. Fulton committed a pair of errors and allowed six hits. The lone run given up by Fulton is the fifth time the Bobcats have scored one or fewer runs. Fulton's overall record now stands at 5-5. Box Scores Click Here.


June 7, 2009

Game 9

 

Travis Tingle gets his 2nd win of the season against the Bulls.Railroaders Rebound 6-2 over Bobcats. (June 7, 2009) The Railroaders got back on the winning track on Sunday with a win over the Bobcats in Marion. The victory brings a 4 game losing streak to an end. Travis Tingle gets his second win as a Railroader. Ryan Rogers takes the loss for Marion. The Railroaders took advantage of three errors in the ninth inning to put away what had been a 4-1 game since the fifth inning, when Fulton stretched a 2-1 one lead by adding the first two unearned runs of the evening. All five Bobcat errors were made in the infield.  more . . 

 

Fulton's overall record now stands at 4-5. Box Scores Click Here.

 

The Railroaders play their second game in Marion on Monday to complete the 2 game series with the Bobcats. They return home Wednesday and Thursday for 2 games with the Sikeston Bulls and then host Oilers on Friday night. 

 

 


June 6, 2009

Games 7 & 8

 

Hounds sweep Railroaders in 3 game series and move ahead. 

Missed opportunities to drive in runs, plagued the Railroaders in 3 Greyhounds defeats.

The 2 losses on Saturday give Fulton 4 straight defeats and move the Railroaders down into 5th in the standing with a record of 3-5.  The Greyhounds ended their losing streak at the expense of Fulton and move ahead into 4th place with a record of 4-4. 

 

Greyhounds 5, Railroaders 2 game 1. (June 6, 2009) In the first 7 inning game of a doubleheader in Fulton, the Greyhounds scored 1 in the 1st inning off a solo homerun from Robert Lawrence. The Railroaders answers in the bottom of the inning with a solo homerun from Travis Redman.  Both starters, Brett Wilson for Union City and Tim Dunn for Fulton, held their opponents scoreless through the 4th innings.  Top of the 5th, the Greyhounds put up 4 runs off 4 hits and 1 Railroader error to take a 5-1 lead.  In the bottom of the 5th, the Railroaders managed to score only 1 run off 3 hits and 1 Greyhound error. Wilson takes the win for Union City going 6 innings, striking out 9, no walks, and gave up 5 hits. Jon Ivie picks up the save. Dunn took the loss, striking out 6, walking 3, and gave up 7 hits.. Box Scores Click Here.

 

Greyhounds 4, Railroaders 1 game 2. (June 6, 2009) The second game yielded a third straight win and a 3 game sweep of the Railroaders by the Greyhounds. As in the first game of the evening, The Hounds jumped out with 2 runs 2nd inning and added 2 more scoring one each in the 4th and 5th innings to make it 4-0.  Union City's starter and winner Justin Guidry threw 5 innings of no hit baseball, until the bottom of the 6th when Fulton's Philip Dean lead off with a single.  Guidry began to show problems with control giving up 2 more hits and 1 run, but quickly settled down and pitched his way out of trouble striking out the side and stranding 3 Railroaders on base.  Andrew White picked up the save pitching the final inning.  Tyler Farley takes the loss for Fulton going 5 innings, striking out 9, giving 4 hits and walking 3. Box Scores Click Here.

 


June 5, 2009

Game 6

 

Greyhounds beat Railroaders 7-3. (June 5, 2009)The Union City Greyhounds took their first ’09 meeting with the Railroaders who just couldn’t pull ahead in a tight game up through the 7th inning. Fulton scored one in the 1st inning off 2 Greyhound errors. Union City answered with 1 run in the bottom half of the inning and scored another in the 2nd to take a 2-1 lead.  Both teams were held scoreless until the top of the 6th when the Railroaders could only squeeze 1 run out of 4 hits, but tied the game at 2 all. The Greyhounds came right back in the bottom half of the 6th with 2 runs off 4 hits. Fulton made up 1 run in the 7th off a sacrifice fly by Jacob Daniel, to pull within 1 run and their final score of 3. The Greyhounds added a run in the bottom half of the 7th and 2 more in 8th to close out their scoring.

 

While chasing the Greyhounds all night, the Railroaders stranded 11 players on base with several chances to take the lead, Union City left 8 men on base.  The Greyhounds out hit the Railroaders 12-7, tagging starter Cory White with 10 hits who went 6 2/3 innings striking out 6 and walking only 1. Cory’s start was stunned by shaky defensive play early, but both White and defense settled down and began to play well through the 6th inning.  Fulton reliever Scott Winters went 1 inning’s worth allowing 2 runs and Bill Grant closed it out. Union City’s starter and game winner Chad Boughner pitched 6 strong innings striking out 8, walking 2, until the Railroaders began to key on him in the 6th with 4 of the 5 hits he allowed. Union City sent 3 more pitcher to the mound to stop Fulton with Jon Ivie picking up the save. Box Scores Click Here.

 


June 2, 2009

Game 5

 

Pirates 6, Railroaders 2 (June 2, 2009)As in their previous game, the Pirates jump out with a 1-0 lead after the 1st inning. Both teams remained scoreless through the next 3 frames. Fulton's Nick Holmes pitched out of trouble several times backed by some great defensive play from his team. In the bottom of the 5th, Tradewater broke loose with 4 runs off 3 hits, knocking Holmes out of the game. Fulton got their only scores in the top of the 7th from Pirates pitcher Dustin Williams who hit the first 2 batters, allowed a walk, fielder's choice and wild pitch. Tradewater pulled him with for lack of control although he'd not allowed a single Railroader hit. The Pirates added another run in the 8th for the 6-2 lead. Fulton managed only 2 hits on the evening and unable to cash in several time during the game. Defensive highlights in included 2 double plays and 2 runners thrown out attempting to steal 2nd by catcher Jonathan Riddle. Holmes takes the loss and Williams takes the win. Box Scores Click Here.

 


June 1, 2009

Game 4

 

Travis Tingle throws a complete game victory for the Railroaders.Railroaders come from behind, win 5-3 over Pirates. The Pirates took an early 1st inning lead of 2-0 on Fulton with the first run scored off a called balk on Railroader pitcher Travis Tingle. That set the tone for manager Terry Davis as he protested to the umpire at home plate. Tingle settle down and went to work holding Tradewater scoreless for the next 2 innings allowing only 1 hit. By the 4th inning the Railroaders started to size-up Pirate pitcher Luke Rogers when Tyler Monkman hit the gap in right-center for with 2 men on, scoring both to tie the game at 2 each. Tradewater answered in the bottom of the inning with a Benton Yuan double to drive in 1 run, giving the Pirates a 3-2 lead.  The Railroaders came back in the 5th with a lead triple by Philip Dean who scored off a ground ball by Kory  Burkhart.  With a 3-3 tie, Cameron Flynn lead off the 6th inning with another Railroader triple and Tradewater replaced their starter with Kody Thiebauld who held off the scoring. Meanwhile, Fulton ’s Tingle continue to pitch his way out of several bad spots, despite attempts by the Pirates to throw his rhythm off.  After the home plate umpire appeared to be late calling “time-out” during a pitch by Tingle, Davis again posted loudly but decided to hang closer to the dugout.  In the top of the 9th, an opening Pirate error opened the door for the Railroaders to score 2 more runs and get the lead for the first time in the game. While the Pirates out hit the Railroaders 11-9, timely executions of hits, bunts, and base running brought victory to Fulton . The complete game by Tingle along and tight defense when needed, where the other side the winning coin. Box Scores Click Here.

 


May 31, 2009

Game 3

 

Tyler Farley picks up his first win pitching 7 1/3 innings striking out 9 and only 1 hit allowed. Railroaders 9, Bulls 6. The Fulton Railroaders took their second win over the Sikeston Bulls to closeout the season opening 3 game series at home. Another strong pitching performance from a Fulton starter, Tyler Farley, limited Sikeston to 1 run through the first 7 innings while Fulton's offense put up 5 runs. Getting the win, Farley threw for 7 1/3 innings, giving up only 1 hit, striking out 9, and walking 5. Sikeston's starter Silas Dill took the loss for Sikeston going 6 innings allowing 9 hits with 5 runs scored, 3 strikeouts and only walking 2. The Bulls added a run in the top of 8th to make the score 5-2 still favoring Fulton. The Railroaders answered in the bottom of 8th with 4 more runs off 1 hit, 1 error, 4 walks and a hit batter. In the 9th, Sikeston mounded a come back scoring 4 runs with 4 hits and threaten to score more with bases loaded, 1 out, and down by 3 runs. Fulton reliever Matthew Harris picked up a save by striking out the final 2 outs of the game. Railroader Philip Dean lead his team going 3 for 4, scoring 4 times, and marked up 2 of 3 total stolen bases for the team in the game. Morgan Gregory got his second homerun (a 2 run shot) in as many nights, and chalked up 4 RBIs total. Fulton's hit total was 10 with only 1 error on the evening. Sikeston produced 6 hits and 4 errors, lead by Kody Campbell who went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Box Scores Click Here.

 


May 30, 2009

Game 2

 

Tim Dunn averaged 88-90 mph pitches through 5 innings against the Bulls allowing no runs. Railroaders butcher Bulls 24-8. The Railroaders not only got their train on track, but steamed over the Bulls in Saturday's game in Fulton. Powerful pitching by starter Tim Dunn, who gets the win, held the Bulls at bay and scoreless through 5 innings of play. During those 5 innings the Railroaders amassed 15 runs off only 8 hits, taking advantage of 4 Sikeston errors, 4 walks and 3 hit batters. Starter and losing pitcher Ryan Adams only went 1 2/3 innings followed by 4 more Bulls in relief but to no avail. Fulton chalked up a total of 15 hits to include 4 homeruns, 1 each  by Camerson Flynn and Morgan Gregory and 2 back to back homers from Lee Kimbell. Kimbell lead Fulton with 6 RBIs, followed by Gregory with 5.  For Sikeston, highlights came with a 2 run homer by Kyle Burnam in the 7th and a grand slam in the 9th by Blake Slattery to bring the Bulls to their final score. The two team meet again on Sunday for the final game of the three game series in Fulton. Box Scores Click Here.


May 29, 2009

Game 1

Railroaders open 2009 Kitty League Season at Home with 235 fans attending the game.

Bulls beat Railroaders 6-4. The Bulls handed the Railroaders a season opening loss in Fulton on Friday night. Sikeston scored 1 run in each of the first 3 innings, and held Fulton scoreless until the bottom of the 5th when the Railroaders finally put 2 runs on the board. The Bulls answered in the top of the 6th with 3 more to make the score 6-2. Bottom of the 7th, Philip Dean lead off with a solo homerun to give Fulton hope and close within 2 runs. The Railroaders added only one more run in 9th, but it was too little too late to catch the Bulls. Fulton's 9 hits over Sikeston's 7 were offset by 5 Railroader errors over 3 on the Bulls. Both starting pitchers went 5 innings.  Logan Lawson takes the win for Sikeston giving up 4 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks and 2 strikeouts.  Losing pitcher Cory White stuck out 9 batters and allowed 4 hits, but could not get on pace walking 5 and hitting 2 more. Sikeston's Zach Secoy pitched the final 1 1/3 innings to pick up a save. Both teams face off again on Saturday night for the second game of a three game series in Fulton. Box Scores Click Here.


2009 Railroaders gather together for the first timePlayers gather together. On Tuesday the players for the 2009 Railroaders team began to arrive in Fulton to prepare for Friday's opening game. Manager Terry Davis and new coach Bryan Allen met with the team and outlined the coaching strategy for the upcoming season. Also on hand to welcome the players were several of the team owners, including general manager Mike Smith, and co-general managers Cubb Stokes and Richard Parham. All the new players are quickly getting settled in and will begin practicing as a team over the next few days. More players are due to arrive throughout the week. Check the Roster pages for individual info and pictures of players.


2009 Railroaders receive Collegiate Honors. Jonathan Craycraft has been named to the Ohio Valley Conference All Freshman team. Additionally, Cory  White was selected 2nd team All Midwest Region by the ABCA.  He was also selected to the NCAA DII Midwest Regional All tourney team. Cory is in his third season with the Railroaders.

 


Tim Dunn'09 Railroader Tim Dunn #1 player on TranSouth postseason honors list.  JACKSON TN - TranSouth Conference postseason awards were announced during an awards ceremony on Monday at the conference tournament. Tim Dunn of Trevecca Nazarene (Tenn.) University was named the TranSouth Conference Player of the Year. Tim has signed on with Railroaders this season as a right-handed pitcher standing 6'2" and weighting 195. 


2009 Railroader Interns. The Railroaders welcome several new faces working at the Yard this year. The father and son team of Matt and Neil Purcell join the Teamline Broadcasters ranks, and they will also help keep the scoreboard. Additional scoreboard keepers will be Miles Mayo and his son, Joshua. A new Official Scorekeeper, Brad Jones, has joined the ranks and will work with the Kitty League to provide stats and box scores. Fulton is proud to have these individuals as part of the team in support of the Kitty League and Railroaders.


Railroaders fill vacated coaching staff. Terry Davis of St. Catherine College has replaced previous signed Ryan Wheat as the 2009 Railroaders' Manager. Davis coaches at St. Catherine College in St. Catherine, KY where he is in his sixth season with the Patriots. He is the Head Junior Varsity coach and Assistant Coach with the Varsity. During his time with St. Catherine, the Patriots have won 195 games to only 57 loses. Prior to coaching, Davis played with Spalding University, where he helped guide the Pelicans to the NAIA World Series as a middle infielder and utility player. 

 

In addition to manager Davis, the Railroaders have also signed coach Derrick Shuler in replacement of Steve Stemle for second position on the coaching staff. Derrick is currently the Head baseball coach at Washington County High School in Springfield, KY.   Derek played college baseball for four years at Campbellsville University.  After college he spent the 2002 season as an assistant coach at St. Cathernine College in St. Catherine, KY.  He then served as an assistant coach at Spencer County High School from 2002 through 2007.  In July of 2007 he became Head baseball coach at Washington County high

 

Previously signed manager Ryan Wheat and coach Steve Stemle withdrew from the 2009 season with Fulton in mid February due to business interests requiring their attention. After a very competitive second interview process with several candidates, the Railroaders' owners selected Davis and Shuler to lead the Railroaders in the upcoming season which begins on Friday, May 29 in Farmington against the Firebirds.


 

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