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. 2016 OVL Teams are Fulton KY, Owensboro KY,
Madisonville KY, Hopkinsville KY, Paducah KY, Muhlenberg County KY
and Dubois County IN.
league will play a 42 game schedule beginning June, 2016 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
Final OVL Standings 2015
add Canadian player.
Edwards has signed on to the Railroaders' roster as
a catcher. He is a junior at Defiance College in
Ohio and comes from Kingston Ontario. He bats left and
weighs in at 200 lbs. standing 6 feet tall. The 2016
roster now has 22 players.
sign new Head Coach for 2016. (December
Oester will lead the Railroaders in the upcoming
season. Oester is currently an assistant baseball coach
at Alderson Broaddus University in West Virginia.
Coach Oester has spent the past two seasons at the University of Toledo. At UT he was responsible with working with the infielders and coaching first base as well.
The Cincinnati, Ohio native played for the University of Toledo
Rockets from 2005-09 and was a team captain during his final season.
Oester started 194 of 201 games in his UT career and batted .272 (190-for-699) with 129 runs scored, 34 doubles, five triples, 15 home runs and 92 RBI. The four-year letter winner recorded 52 multi-hit efforts and finished fifth in school history in walks (85) and seventh in runs scored. Oester also played a key role in helping the Midnight Blue & Gold advance to the championship game of the 2009 MidAmerican Conference Tournament for a second time in school history.
Upon graduating from UT with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, Oester signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chicago White Sox and spent three years in the club’s minor league organization from 2010-12. Though most of his professional career was spent at a Class-A level, Oester played a total of 86 contests for Double-A Birmingham in 2011 and 2012.
He comes from a rich baseball pedigree, as his father Ron played for the Cincinnati Reds from 1978-1990.
grows to 21 players.
Railroaders added another player from the University of
Memphis. Freshman Alex Smith signs on to play
outfield positions and also serves at a pitcher. He is a
lefty and bats the same, standing 6'4" and weighs
200. His hometown is Lakeland TN.
add another pitcher.
Aherin from Lincoln Land Community College has
joined the Railroaders for 2016. Aherin is a lefty from
Chatham Illinois. The roster total now stands at 20
players for the upcoming season.
Roster grows to 19 players.
Robuck, a freshman at Murray State University, has
signed with the Railroaders for the upcoming season.
Robuck is a right handed pitcher and hails from
sending three players for 2016.
Railroaders have received three contracts from Georgia
College and State University. Matthew Heard is
left handed pitcher who also plays right and left field
along with first base. Matthew McHan is a left
handed pitcher. Finally, Andrew Swanson is an outfielder
and first baseman. All three are freshman.
County Stallions are seventh OVL team. (November
The Muhlenberg County
have been accepted into the Ohio Valley League summer college
The Stallions will become the seventh team to play in the league next summer. The league,
which plays by NCAA rules, had five teams this past summer. They included the Fulton Railroaders,
Hoptown Hoppers, Madisonville Miners, Owensboro Oilers, and Dubois County Bombers in
Huntingburg, Indiana. The Paducah Chiefs joined the league on Oct. 29 and will also start play next
The wooden bat league will play a 42-game regular season schedule that will begin in early June.
The regular season will finish in mid-July. A tournament will then be played to complete the season
by July 31st. “We are looking forward to providing college-level baseball in Muhlenberg County
next year,” said Stallions President Mark Stone of Central City. “We expect to have several local
products to play for the Stallions.”
Stone said that Steve Fowler of Hanson, who is no stranger to the Ohio Valley League, will serve
as manager and director of baseball operations. Fowler has held the position as head coach of
several teams in the league.
"On behalf of the OVL, we are thrilled to have the Stallions as a new entry into our outstanding
summer collegiate league,” said Cubb Stokes of Fulton, who is president of the league. “The Stallions
will provide a great quality of baseball for the citizens of Muhlenberg County, as well as an
opportunity for homegrown college players to return home and play in front of their friends and
family. Your citizens will also be exposed to players from all over the country who will spend the
summer in your county and make lasting friendships. I congratulate all involved in bringing summer
collegiate baseball to your area and I guarantee each and everyone of you that you won't be
Muhlenberg County will be taking over the Marion Bobcats franchise that last played in 2013.
Home games will be played at the Muhlenberg County High School West Campus baseball field in
Tacoma players join Railroaders.
adds two more freshmen players from Tacoma Community
College WA. Teagan Lind is a right handed pitcher
and Mason Elliot plays infield positions. The
Railroaders are pleased once again have players from TCC
for the 2016 season. Total roster count now signed
stands at 15 players.
2016 Roster adds another player.
native Robert "Knox" Faulkner from
Southwest TN Community College has joined the
Railroaders for 2016. The left hand hitting Faulkner is
a freshman and will play second base.
more Players sign up for 2016.
Railroaders have added two more players to the 2016
Roster. Sophomore Nick Shoemaker from Shawnee
Community College is a left hand hitting utility
infielder. Hunter Smith is a freshman at the
University of Memphis and is a left handed pitcher. The
2016 Roster total now stands at 12 players.
Elliott returning for 2016 season.
their second 2015 veteran Jacob Elliott signing up for
the upcoming season. Elliott is not a sophomore at the
University of Memphis. Ten players are now on the roster
Brooks Stadium Commission joins Ohio Valley League.
The Brooks Stadium Commission has signed a contract to join the Ohio Valley Summer Collegiate Baseball League (OVL) as the Paducah Chiefs.
“On behalf of the OVL, we are thrilled to have the Paducah Chiefs become part of our outstanding summer collegiate league,” said Cubb Stokes, OVL President. “Paducah has a great heritage of having great baseball teams at all levels, and we look forward to playing at historic Brooks Stadium.”
Greg McKeel has been appointed
General Manager of the baseball team by Dr. Frank Hideg,
President of the Brooks Stadium Commission with
unanimous approval of Commission members.
“The Brooks Stadium Commission has been researching and observing the OVL for the past three years and found it to be a viable, stable and respected league for summer baseball at Brooks Stadium,” said Hideg. “The Commission felt it would meet the needs of the community in providing summer college baseball that includes players from our area.”
“The Chiefs will provide great quality baseball for the city of Paducah, as well as an opportunity for hometown college players to come home and play in front of their friends and family during the summer and for ball players from all over the country to spend the summer in Paducah and make new friends for a lifetime,” said Stokes.
The Chiefs will be the fifth team in the six-team collegiate baseball league that once belonged to the Class D Professional Kitty League during the early to mid 1900's (all but Huntingburg, IN). Paducah joins the Owensboro Oilers, Fulton Railroaders, Dubois County Bombers, Hoptown Hoppers and Madisonville Miners currently in the OVL.
“The Hoptown Hoppers and the Ohio Valley Summer Collegiate Baseball League have provided the citizens of Hopkinsville with a new love for baseball,” said Cheryl Cook, Executive Director of the Hopkinsville-Christian County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Our crowds have been fabulous and we’ve made new friends from around the U.S. and beyond, and it has brought family and friends to town to visit to watch their favorite player.”
Laura Schaumburg Oswald, Marketing Director
Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau
Roster grows to 9 players. (October
26, 2015) Michael
Golich a sophomore from Webster University has
signed with Fulton. He plays second base, bats left,
stands 5'8" and weigh in at 146 lbs.
more players sign for 2016. (October
13, 2015) Fulton
has added two more players for the 2016
season. Colton Aldridge returns for his second
season with the Railroaders to play the outfield from
Shawnee Community College. Bellarmine University is
adding Kyle Beach who plays the outfield and is
also a right handed pitcher.
begins building 2016 Roster. (October
6, 2015) The
Railroaders have begun to sign players for the 2016
season. Contracts for six players have now been received.
From Saint Josephs College: Freshman Cameron Curry
who plays outfield and is a right handed pitcher, and
Junior Ryan Keck plays left field.
From Bellarmine University: Freshman Derek Burns
who plays second/third base along with short stop, and
freshman Alexander Phillips a left handed pitcher
and play outfield.
From Webster University: A junior catcher Zachary
Bishop and freshman Jacob Milosch playing
second base, short stop and also a right handed pitcher.
The Railroaders front office has received a few
inquiries for a new coaching staff, but they continue to
search for the best possible match for Fulton.
Railroaders recognized by the OVL. (July
22, 2015) With
the completion of the regular season, the OVL annually
hands out award titles to the best players in 10 areas
of performance. This year the Railroaders have three
players who have taken 5 of 10 titles. Kyle Uhrich
had the most homeruns with 7 on the season. Charlie
Hecht achieved 2 titles; Most wins with 5 victories
(shares title with
Ryan Dills from the Bombers)
and he also had the best ERA at 1.54. Eddie Mathis
also received to titles; Most Strikeouts with 48 and
Most Saves with 4 on the season. Congratulations to
these top OVL players. Visit the OVL website for more
information on all the award winning players.
Railroaders & Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear in Fulton