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 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.
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
Final OVL Standings 2014
player signs for 2015. (September
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.
sign first 4 players for 2015. (September
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
Eddie Mathis is a left handed pitcher and is
6'1" in height and weighs 165. Mathis is also
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.
OVL President elected. (September
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Railroaders take top OVL honors. (July
(Form the OVL)
Ohio Valley League announces the 2014 Season Players'
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.
Runs Batted In
factors: batters 112+ PA and pitchers 32+ innings pitched.
Bases and Saves exempt from qualifying factors. (no