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. OVL Teams for 2015 are from Fulton KY, Owensboro KY,
Madisonville KY, Hopkinsville KY and Dubois County IN.
league will play a 40 game schedule beginning May 29, 2015 with playoff
series beginning in late July. Major League rules and guidelines will be followed and all umpires are NCAA
certified. The OVL is 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
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Railroaders host Madisonville Miners on Friday. (May
The Railroader players have
arrived and are quickly getting ready for the 2015
Season opener tomorrow night, Friday, at home with the
visiting Miners. Under new Head Coach Mikee Moore,
Fulton is looking for another great summer of baseball
at the Yard. For more insight on the season and
game with the Miners, see Hoghead
for his take.
Baseball Camp on June 6. The 7th
Baseball Camp hosted by the 2-15 Railroaders will be
held on Saturday, May 9. The camp will be at Lohaus
Field between 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is for youth ages 7
through 17. Cost for the camp is $25. A free OVL
baseball will be given to the first 60 paid
participants, plus more. For further information and
application for the camp - Click
out Cancer" night with the Railroaders. (May
Citizens Bank of Hickman and Fulton will sponsor
a "Strike out Cancer" night on Saturday, June
13. Each players' and coaches' jersey will be
auctioned off "silently". To bid on the
shirts, pink autographed bats and balls, fans can either
do so in person while attending the June 13 game against
the Owensboro Oilers or via phone 270-627-4040 or thru
the Hoghead Blog. The bidding begins before the game and
will end at the bottom of the eight inning. A minimum
bid of $10 is required for the T shirts, $5 bid on the
baseballs and a $75 bid on the bats. The T shirts will
have the players name and number on the back and the
high bidder can get the shirt right off the back of the
player after the game!
All proceeds go to the Citizens Bank Relay for Life Team
and the Railroaders will donate $1 to the Relay Team for
each ticket bought for the game that night.
is usually one of our biggest crowds of the year, so
please come out to support the Railroaders and help K
gain 2 players and drop one. (May
Two right handed pitchers
have signed on to the 2015 roster. Both Kyle
Ward and Charles Hecht, from Georgia
College and State University, join their teammate
Brandon Purcell who signed earlier with the
Railroaders. Ward is a sophomore standing
5'10" and weighs 160 pounds. Purcell is a
6'2" - 185 pound freshman.
Dropped from the roster was Zachary Allam from Webster
University. The 2015 roster now stands at 26
signs 25th player. (May
The Railroaders up the
roster total by signing Logan Parrett from Wabash
Valley College. Parrett is a sophomore right
handed pitcher standing 6'0" and weighing 170
add another RHP. (May
Fulton has signed Austen
Childerson a red shirt freshman for St. Joseph
College. The right handed pitcher is from Greenville IL,
standing 6'2" and weighs in at 220 lbs. Childerson
brings the Railroader roster to 24 players.
count drops to 23. (May
Two players have been dropped from the 2015 roster.
Joshua Fleming RHP from Webster University and John
Spear LHP from Georgia College have been pulled by
their respective college coaches. With 23 days left
before opening night, the Railroaders are working to
fill a few more pitching spots remaining on the
The season begins at home in Fulton, Friday May 29, as
the Railroaders will host the Madisonville Miners, game
time is 7:05 p.m..
player signs for 2015. (April
The Railroaders have added Jacob Elliott to the
roster. He is freshman from the University of Memphis
and plays third or first base. Elliott is 6'2" tall
and weighs 200 pounds. He bats left and throws right.
His home town is Bartlett TN.
Saltsman returning to coach. (April
Assistant coach Matt LaMothe has had to resign and has
been replaced by former Railroader player and coach Tyler
Saltsmans. He and Mikee Moore (now head
coach/manager) will team up once again to guide the
Railroaders for 2015. Fulton continues to look to fill
the second assistant coach position.
now at 24 players. (April
John Anderson from Franklin TN has signed to with
the Cleveland State Community College Cougars and will
play with the Railroaders this summer. He plays
outfield and first base positions, is right handed and a
switch hitter. Anderson stands 6'2" and
weighs 190 lbs.
Two more players from Tacoma Community College in WA
have also signed on for 2015. Greg Casper is a
right handed pitcher and utility player. He is
5'11" and 175 lbs. Clay Reece plays infield
at short stop, third and second base, stands 5'9"
at 185 lbs. Both are freshman at TCC.
The roster has loss two players, Trystan Drury from TCC
(hurt elbow) and Gary Price from UTM (to be
pitcher signs for 2015. (April
Lee Haeberle, a junior from East Tennessee State University,
joins the Railroaders for the upcoming season. He is
right handed pitcher who stands 6'5" and weighs in
at 230 pounds. Haeberle is from Hendersonville, TN and
also attended Dyersburg State Community College before
going to ETSU.
The roster total for 2015 remains at 23 with the loss of
Jake Bauer due to an elbow injury.
Roster grows to 23 players. (April
Carlos Williams from the University of Memphis has
joined the Railroaders. He is red shirt freshman from
Covington Tennessee. Williams is 5'11" in height,
weighs 190 pounds and plays outfield positions.
sign another Webster University player. (April
Sophomore Kyle Uhrich from Webster University has
signed on to play first base for Fulton in 2015.
The St. Louis native stands 6'1" and weighs in at
The Railroaders roster total for the upcoming season
remains at 22 players. Uhrich replaces fellow Webster
teammate Ryan Fischer on the roster. Fischer, who signed
with Fulton in October, has been injured and will be
unable to play this summer.
Railroader gets OVC recognition. (February
a vote by the Ohio Valley Conference head baseball coaches and sports information
directors, Brock Downey was selected as 2015 OVC Preseason Pitcher of the Year
from the 11-team league.
Downey compiled a 2.76 E.R.A. (second in the OVC) and 9-3 overall record in 15 games (13 starts) last season; he also pitched four complete games while striking out 74 batters in 107.2 innings of work.
a senior at Murray State University, the left handed
Downey played for the Railroader in the 2011 and 2012
seasons. In 2011 he led Fulton in hitting with a .352
average. In 2012 he had a 5-2 record pitching from the
mound with a 3.41 ERA.
offering baseball camps. (January
The head baseball coach at University of Tennessee at
Martin, who is a great friend of your Railroaders
Baseball Team, asked that we pass along the information,
here for PDF.. This is an offering of camps and
lessons to be provided by UTM personnel. The dates for
this are fast-approaching. Therefore, if you are
interested, I urge you to check into it now.
Roster grows to 22 players. (January
A fourth player from Webster University has joined up
with Fulton for the upcoming 2015 season. Trey Tigart
is a sophomore right handed pitcher. He stands 6'1"
and weighs 175 pounds.
Freshman Kip Moore from Murray State University
also joins the Railroaders for 2015. Moore plays third
base and catches. He is 6 feet tall, weighs in at 215
pounds and bats right.
Schedule now online. (December
2015 Railroader and OVL playing schedules has been
posted on line (see
The season will be begin on Friday, May 29, with the
Madisonville Miners visiting Fulton to take on the
Railroaders. Each OVL team will play 40 regular
season games with post season playoff rounds beginning
on July 23.
UTM player sign with Railroaders. (December
Tyler Hilton, a junior from the University of
Tennessee at Martin, has joined Fulton for the upcoming
2015 season. Hilton player center field and
throws/bats left handed. He stands 5'11" and
weighs 186 pounds. 20 players have now signed for
supplies Railroaders with two pitchers. (December
Two right handed pitchers from the University of
Tennessee at Martin have signed with the
Railroaders. Gary Price and Dillon Symon,
both sophomores, bring Fulton's 2015 roster to 19
players total. Price stands 5'10" and weighs
180 pounds, and is from Chattanooga, TN. Symon is
from Germantown, TN, he is 6'6" and weighs in at
player signs with Fulton. (November
Brad Baldwin from Detroit Michigan will play for
the Railroaders in 2-15. He is freshman at Wayne
State University and plays second base and other infield
position. Baldwin bats lefts and throws
right. He is 5'10" and weighs 185.
Seventeen players have now signed for the upcoming
more players join Railroaders. (November
Three players from Georgia College have signed
with Fulton. Chandler Amason is a red shirt
freshman and right
handed pitcher, 6'2" and 200 pounds.
Purcell plays the outfield and catches, 6'0" and
200 pounds. Freshman John Spear is a left handed
pitcher, 6'2" and 200 pounds.
player signs with Railroaders. (November
Justin Hayden from Mayfield KY has joined Fulton
for next season. Hayden is a freshman at Rend Lake
College and is a right handed pitcher. He is 6
feet in height and weighs 185 lbs. 12 players now
on the roster for 2015.
Joseph's College provides a pitcher. (October
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.
sending two players for 2015. (October
For the third straight year, Tacoma Community College in
Washington state will provide players for the
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.
Coach and another player joins Fulton. (October
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.
players from Webster University signed. (October
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
Moore returns to Manage Railroaders. (October
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
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 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.