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
OVL Standings 2014
6, Railroaders 5.
Game summary pending. Box scores click here.
will host Hoppers on Wednesday.
whether Fulton wins or loses tonight in Madisonville,
the Railroaders will face off at home with the Hoptown
Hoppers on Wednesday. The game will decide which
team, Railroaders or Hoppers, will take the second seed
in the standings to complete the regular season.
The loser will slotted into third place.
Both teams will play again on Thursday to begin the best
of three 2nd round of the playoffs. Wednesday's
game will also determine where the first game of round 2
will played. If the Railroaders win they will
travel to Hoptown for game one, then return to Fulton on
Friday for the second game and again on Saturday if a
third game is necessary. Should the Railroaders
lose tomorrow, Fulton will host on Thursday the travel
to Hopkinsville for games 2 and 3 as needed.
See Hoghead for another and lighter view of the
Statement from OVL
OVL) A note of explanation regarding behavior of players. As we are operating league wide
under American League rules, there is no rule or precedent allowing or requiring entire benches or teams to be ejected. Only a few obvious perpetrators, usually 1 or 2 players are ever ejected. The league teams have all been admonished about the player behavior and
the OVL demands much better deportment than was exhibited in Huntingburg. All the teams and league officials are indeed sorry and regret
the incident and are united in trying to prevent a repeat.
Gordon Guess President OVL
10, Miners 4.
The Railroaders chalked up 14 hits on Monday to help
take a 10-4 win over the Miners in Fulton. With
the OVL ruling received just before game time (see
below), Fulton has yet to seal a second seed in the
standings. The previously forfeited games by
Hopkinsville on Saturday and Sunday being withdrawn,
Railroaders with the same 21-17 record they started with
at game time.
Tonight's game was mostly dominated by Fulton as
the Railroaders pounded Miners' starter Austin
Bickerton for 7 hits in the first 2 2/3
innings. Two Miner errors help the
Railroaders add 4 unearned runs to 4 earned to
give Fulton an 8-0 lead.
The Miners finally got something going in the 6th
inning as Fulton's starter Cory Main began to tire
on the mound. After giving up only one hit
through five innings, Main was hit for a double
and single along with his first and only walk. The
Miners took these and advantage of a costly
Railroaders error to put up 3 runs. Main was
relieved on the mound by Fernando Gonzalez who
quickly shut down Madisonville. Fulton quickly
responded in the bottom half of the inning adding
2 runs on 3 hits and another Miners error.
Madisonville managed their final run in the
8th. A leadoff Jackson Martin double setup
Jake Perry who followed with a RBI single.
Conner Hill was best for Fulton at the
plate. Hill was 4 for 5, two RBI and one run
scored. Dayton Rausch was next going 2 for 2, one
RBI and scoring twice. Tyler Marshall and
Daniel Goff both were 2 for 5 and combined for 3
RBI and 3 scored runs.
Isaac Perry was 1 for 4 and knocked in two RBI for
the Miners. Jake Perry had one hit for a RBI
to total out the score for Madisonville.
Cory Finkler went 2 for 5 and scored once.
Main takes the win for a good 5 2/3 innings
pitched. Along with Gonzalez, Will Hazen and Cole
Schaenzer helped to finish the game. The loss goes
to Bickerton. The Miners used three more in
relief, Kevin Melton, Brendan Janes and Miles Wagner.
The Railroaders now travel to Madisonville on Tuesday to
take on the Miners in their final season match-up
together. Box scores click here.
rules to withdraw forfeited Hoptown
OVL) The OVL executive committee met today and took definitive action necessary to overcome the less than stellar umpiring job that occurred in Huntingburg Indiana where the Hoppers and Bombers got into a huge field altercation. Fairness and maturity combined with experience and common sense judgment prevailed in settling differences created by one bad umpiring decision and compounded by another one, but worse.
Settlement was achieved by revoking the forfeiture loss charged to Hoptown and restoring playing rights to all the players on both teams involved without being suspended a game. The Hopper-Bomber game was determined to be a tie game because the score was 7 to 7 when play was stopped. Technically it's called "game over" and won't be replayed over or continued from the 11th inning as if it were a suspended game. Individual stats for the game, except for pitcher winner & loser, will be used in calculating season stats for individual performances. The game goes in the record books for statistical purposes as 1/2 game won and 1/2 game loss.
Additionally, the Hopkinsville forfeited game at Fulton on Sunday, July 20 has been withdrawn. A possible make up game may be held at Fulton on Wednesday, July 23 entertaining Hoptown should the standings require it. Standings have been adjusted to reflect this decision.
The playoffs will still begin on schedule without delay Wednesday, July 23 with Madisonville opening up at Dubois County in Round One single game. The winner will move on to the Round Two semifinals best of three series against with the top seeded Owensboro Oilers.
Railroaders 9, Hopkinsville
Hoppers 0 - Forfeit.
By an OVL
ruling the forfeit has been withdrawn.
night is Fan Appreciation Night (July
This Monday night will be the last Home Game in the
regular season for the Railroaders and it's Fan
Appreciation Night at Lohaus Field. There
will be give-a-away for fans attending the game.
The Railroaders will be playing the Madisonville Miners.
Tomorrow, Sunday, the Railroaders will host and play the
Hopkinsville Hoppers in Fulton. Make plans to
attend both the final season games and cheer on the
Railroaders as the finish the season and prepare for the
post season playoffs scheduled to begin on Wednesday,
7, Hoppers 4.
The Railroaders and Hoppers both fought well on Friday
with Fulton coming out on top and gaining a game on
second place Hoptown in the standings. A game
total of 22 hits and mild weather made for an excellent
night of baseball at Fulton's Lohaus Field.
The Hoppers got off to a quick start scoring one
run in the 1st inning. Three hit singles
ended with a Scotty Adkins RBI rap with two outs.
The Railroaders immediately responded with three
hits for two runs. Reed Johnson hit a RBI double
to scored one then made home on a following RBI
double by Dayton Rausch. Fulton took a 2-1
Hoptown fought back in the 2nd inning to tie it up
at two each. Sean Brophy singled, advanced
to second on a wild pitch and made third base on a
Meade Kendrick single. Brophy was driven in
with a sacrifice fly by Matthew Alford.
Fulton's quickly regained the lead when Daniel
Goff lead off the bottom half of the 2nd inning
with homerun, his second for the season.
The Railroaders extended their lead in 4th scoring
two more runs. Both Jeremiah Spring and Goff
started the inning with singles and later crossed
the plate on two fielder's choice plays
The Hoppers banged out two more runs in the top of
the 5th inning. Solo homeruns by Taylor
Blair and Jeffrey Kammer closed the score to 5-4
but still in Fulton's favor.
In the bottom of the 8th the Railroaders put up
two more insurance runs. Jeremiah Spring
reached base on an error and made third stealing
two bases. After two walks loaded the bases,
Spring scored off a RBI single by Tyler
Marshall. With bases still loaded, Conner
Hill drew yet another walk for a RBI.
A total of fifteen different hitters form both
sides got one or two hits on the evening.
For Fulton, Justin Vernia gets the win for the
first five innings on the mound. Vernia gave
up 9 hits, 4 earned runs, no walks and had 5
strikeouts. Clay Chandler threw for 3
scoreless innings with only one hit given up and a
strikeout. Keaton Baker closed out the final
innings earning a save, no hits, one walk and 2
The loss for Hoptown is taken by starter Reese
Johnson for 6 innings. Johnson allowed 10
hits, 5 earned runs, no walks and had 2
strikeouts. Health Petty and Josh Drake each
pitched one inning to close out for the Hoppers.
The two teams meet one more time in regular season play
on Sunday in Fulton. Hoptown leads the season series 7-2
over Fulton. Box scores click here.
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