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 2013 are from Fulton KY, Owensboro KY,
Madisonville KY, Marion KY, Hopkinsville KY and Dubois County IN.
league plays a 45 game schedule beginning June1st and a playoff
series beginning July 24th. 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
Players signs for 2014.
Clay Chandler from Wabash Valley College in
Illinois has joined the Railroaders for the upcoming
season. The college freshman is a right handed pitcher
from Lacenter KY where he attended Ballard Memorial High
School. Chandler is 6'3" and weighs 170 pounds.
featured on Bluegrass & Backroads.
7, 2013) Bluegrass
& Backroads recently featured the Fulton Railroaders
on their television program. To watch the video Click
Pitching Coach for 2014.
7, 2013) Tim
Clark has been selected as the first assistant coach
for the Railroaders. He is originally from Vermilion, OH
located 30 minutes west of Cleveland on the shores of
Lake Erie. Clark is currently working as the Volunteer
Assistant Baseball Coach at Northern Kentucky University
where he played for three years (2011, 2012, 2013) as a
pitcher (LHP). He was named team captain as a senior
and, led the pitching staff in ERA as a senior in 2013.
Last summer he coached in the Cincinnati Stix's
Organization for the 18u National Team.
Community College sending 3 players.
6, 2013) Three
more players from Washington state will join the
Railroaders for the 2014 season. Sophomore Matthew
Hirsch plays infield positions at second, third and
short stop. He bats right, weighs 180 and stands
6'0". Justin Vernia is a freshman
righted handed pitcher. He stands 6'2" and weighs
193 pounds. The third player from TCC is freshman Jeremiah
Springs who is a left handed throwing and hitting
outfielder. He a 6 feet tall and weighs in at 170
pounds. The Railroader roster total now stands at 15
players for the upcoming season.
Catcher signs for 2014.
Seth Bryant from Tiffin University in Ohio has
signed with Fulton for the upcoming season. Bryant is a
freshman catcher for the Dragons. He stands 6'1"
tall and weighs in at 210 pounds. His hometown is Tiffin
OH. The right handed hitter brings the 2014 Roster to
add speed on base.
19, 2013) The
Railroaders have signed freshman Lance Mays from
Roane State Community College. He played his high school
ball at local Lake County. Mays is a left handed and
hits the same. The outfielder will add good speed to
base running with a 6.68 second 60 yard dash time. Mays
stands 5'10" and weighs in at 170 pounds. He also
has also served time on the mound. Mays is a welcomed
addition to the 2014 Roster.
sign New Manager for 2014.
18, 2013) The
Fulton Railroaders have a new manger for next Season. His
name is Mike Brown and a Graduate Assistant
baseball coach for the University of Kentucky. Mike
is 29 years old and married. He played for UK in 2005
and 2006, and was a student assistant during 2007 and
2008. In 2013 he was assistant coach for the Amsterdam
(NY) Mohawks and won the summer league championship in
the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.
Brown came highly recommended by University of
Kentucky Head Coach Gary Henderson. While playing at UK
he lead the team in hitting his senior year. He is
currently a Graduate Assistant on the UK staff. The
Railroaders "Welcome" Mike to the OVL.
Webster U player joins Railroaders.
(CJ) Lee from Webster University has signed to play
with Fulton. Lee is a freshman right handed pitcher who
also plays infield. He is from Aurora IL.
The Railroaders now have 11 players committed for the
more signed from St. Joseph's College.
7, 2013) St.
Joseph's College has provided the Railroaders with
several outstanding players over the past years. Four
more Pumas will now play for Fulton in the 2014 season.
Freshman Dylan Rajkovich is right handed and hits
the same. The 195 lb. outfielder and is from Orland Park
IL where he attended Carl Sandburg High School.
Jake Bauer is also a freshman St. Joseph's and
pitcher for the Pumas. He stands 6'2" weighing in
at 170 lbs. Bauer is from Elettsville IN where he went
to Edgewood High School.
Joining their Puma teammates to play for the Railroaders
are Michael Lorenz and Riley Benner.
Lorenz plays outfield, throws left, bats right, stands
6', and weighs 170.
Benner plays 3rd base, throws and bats right, is
5'11" and weighs 195. These
signings bring the 2014 Railroaders Roster to a total of
10 for the upcoming season.
Roster grows to 6 players.
26, 2013) Two
more players have committed to play with the Railroaders
next season, both from Webster University. Chris
Jansen is a left handed pitcher and hitter from
Cicero IN. He is a junior and also attended Saint
Joseph's College before transferring to Webster. Jansen
is joined by his teammate Dylan Smith who is a
senior right handed pitcher, batting the same, and is
from Albion IL.
State sending 3 Players for 2014.
25, 2013) 2013
Railroader veteran John Lollar will return for
the upcoming season. Lollar, a right handed pitcher,
finished 2013 in Fulton with a 4-0 win/loss record in 5
game starts with a 2.19 ERA. The 6'1" and 175 is a
native of Murray. He is joined by two more of his Murray
State teammates, Tyler Hardin and Clay Kelly.
Hardin is an infielder playing by shortstop and second base.
He is from Jackson TN and now a freshman with the Murray
State Racers. Hardin weighs in at 180 pounds and stands
Clay Kelly also plays infield at shortstop and third
base. Another freshman, Kelly hails from Louisville KY.
He is 6' 1" and weighs 195 lbs.
The Railroaders continue to recruit players early for
the 2014 season in hopes of building a repeat
seeking update from veteran players.
Fulton Railroaders would like to hear from veteran
players. If you played for Fulton in the past 10 years,
or know of player who has, please contact Cubb Stokes at
and tell us what you are doing now and where you are.
The Railroaders and fans would enjoy hear from you.
How are you? It is
Jonathan Hernandez and I played for Fulton in 2004 when
we had the navy blue jerseys. I enjoyed my time
there. I am always checking online with the website to
see how the boys at Fulton are doing. I am happy to see
the success and the direction of the baseball program is
heading. You guys do such an amazing job and I am glad I
was a part of the first team to continue to play in Fulton
I have two children daughter
(6) and a son (10 months) and also married. I am also
the head baseball coach at the High school I attended. I
still live in Miami and I speak to Mrs. Elaine via
Facebook to check up on the guys. I hope all of you are
doing well and I am glad to see that the program has
grown to what it is now. Good luck in the future and I
know the players will do great this upcoming summer
Thanks. Jonathan Hernandez
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comments. The Railroaders are thankful for all the support
received from family and friends.
7, Hoppers 5.
31, 2013) Railroaders
win the Post Season Championship. (Game summary
from Hopkinsville) The Fulton Railroaders battled in the third and deciding
game of the Ohio Valley League championship series,
winning the final game 6-5 in Hopkinsville. Fulton won
both of its championship series games on the road.
Fulton also won the 2011 OVL tournament championship and
the 2008 regular-season title of the OVL’s
predecessor, the KIT League.
Fulton got on the scoreboard first with three runs in
the first inning when Michael Diaz reached on a fielder’s
error and Matt Skrzypiec brought him in with a two-run
blast over the left-field fence. Ramon Valdez made it
back-to-back jacks with a solo shot over the right-field
fence to give the Railroaders an early 3-0 lead.
Hoptown got back two of those runs in the bottom half of
the inning when Trevor Lowe led off with a double, went
to third on a flyout and scored on a single by Brandon
Powell. Powell went to second on a single by Brad
Sevenish, went to third on a walk by Seth Larue and
scored on a single by Derek Ferch to trim the Fulton
lead to 3-2. Fulton halted a potential threat with an
inning-ending double play with a flyout to left and the
throw to home nailing Sevenish at the plate.
Fulton scored again in the top of the third inning when
Michael Diaz led off with a single, stole second, went
to third on a single by Ramon Valdez and scored on a
single by Hunter Owen, moving Valdez to second. Diaz
went to third on a fielder’s choice and scored on a
single by Kyle Simmons to extend the Railroaders’ lead
The Hoppers scored in the bottom of the fifth inning
when Brandon Boggetto and Zac Carter led off with walks.
Boggetto scored on a double by Trevor Lowe, and Carter
scored on a sacrifice fly to narrow Fulton’s lead to
Hoptown tied the game in the bottom of the sixth when
Derek Ferch led off with a single, went to second on a
sacrifice bunt and scored on a triple by Zac Carter,
knotting the game at 5-5.
The Railroaders retook the lead when Cody Burton led off
with a walk, went to second on a sacrifice bunt and
scored on a single by Matt Skrzypiec to make the
difference in the 6-5 win.
Fulton was led at the plate by Matt Skrzypiec, who went
2-for-4 with home run, a run scored and three runs
batted in; Ramon Valdez, who went 2-for-4 with a home
run, two runs and an RBI; and Hunter Owen, who went
2-for-4 with an RBI. Michael Diaz scored twice for the
For Hoptown, Trevor Lowe went 2-for-5 with two doubles,
a run and an RBI, and Derek Ferch went 2-for-4 with a
run and an RBI.
On the mound, Isaac Behme went the distance to bring
home the championship with 120 pitches, allowing five
runs on seven hits, striking out three and walking
For the Hoppers, Cole Isom took the loss in relief,
allowing one run on two hits, striking out six and
walking two in five innings. Jake Bell started for
Hoptown, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits,
striking out three and walking one in three innings.
Trevor Blocker came on in the fourth inning, allowing no
hits and walking two in an inning of work. Box scores
Railroaders selected as OVL Leaders.
25, 2013). With
the completion of the 2013 regular season, the OVL has selected
the top players in 10 categories based on their
performance in the 45 game season. Fulton is proud to
have four players in four categories among the best in the
league. They are:
Simbeck got the most homerun title with 9 total
for the season.
Ring was the strikeout king with a total of 56
on the year.
Lollar best win/loss percentage at 100% going 4-0 for the
Shelley topped the league with his 9 saves.
factors for these titles required 126+ plate appearances
for hitters and 36+ innings pitched for the pitchers.
The title of "Most Saves" is exempt from the
innings pitched qualifying factor. Go to the OVL website
to see a complete list of the all top leaders in the
league. Congrats to these players and all the
Railroaders for a well played regular season in 2013.