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2007 Kitty League Standings

Team W L % GB
Fulton 32 18 .640 -
Union City 31 19 .620 1
Owensboro 25 23 .520 6
Tradewater 25 25 .500 7
Sikeston 17 30 .362 13.5
Farmington 17 32 .347 14.5

 


Game 50 July 28, 2007

Railroaders get Heart Stopping Win and the Pennant!  

Manager Brain Hicks talks strategy with Cory Hodskins before scoring his 2nd run.Saturday's fan appreciation night at Lohaus Field could not have been better or more exciting. The large and tense crowd explored in the bottom of the 10th with 1 out, when Cory Hoskins put down a suicide squeeze bunt to get Jeff Reinke on 3rd across the home plate to break a 5-5 tied game. The play caught the Bulls off guard enough for Cory to reached 1st safely while Reinke ran home untouched. 

 

The Railroaders lead 3-0 through the first 5 innings, when the Bulls mounted a comeback in the 6th with 2 runs, Fulton answered in the bottom half with 1 run to make the score 4-2. Railroaders added another run in the 8th by aggressive base running on the part of Allen Bolden who walked, stole 2nd, advanced to 3rd on a defensive indifference, then scored on a wild pitch, all without a single Railroader hit. The Bulls fought back in the 9th scoring 3 runs with 3 hits and an error, and still left 3 men on base. Tied at 5 each, the Railroaders failed in the bottom of the 9th to get a run in with bases loaded and no outs, with Bulls pitcher Lance Young striking out the next 2 and getting a popup for the 3rd out. Reliever Arron Varnum for Fulton came out in the 10th and struckout 2 and forced a ground out. Bottom of the 10tn, Jeff Reinke lead off and was hit by a pitch. A pickoff attempt caught Reinke in a run down but he was able to get under the tag and steal 2nd. Allen Bolden laid down a sacrifice bunt and moved Reinke to 3rd. The Bulls intentionally walked Tyler Rehmel to set up a double play and bring Cory Hoskins to the plate. Hoskins was 2 for 4 (1 double) with 2 runs scored and a stolen base at this point in the game. While the Bulls conferred on the mound, Coach Brain Hicks called several players together and set the plan for scoring. When play resumed, Hokskins went to a 1-1 count, never showing bunt, and on the 3rd pitch squirted a ball towards 1st base to bring home Reheml. 

 

Manager Brain Hicks gets a winning shower from players after clinching the KIT pennant.The Railroaders achieved their 6 runs on only 6 hits, while the Bulls managed 11 hits but could only muster 5 runs. The Bulls had 2 errors and the only Railroader error in the 9th was by Arron Varnum. Cleanly fielding a ground ball hit at him, Varnum turned to 2nd base trying to set up a double play with a man running from 1st, but over threw the ball. The error brought about the tie ballgame and extra innings. Varnum cooled himself down quickly and came back in 10th inning with confidence and power to shutdown the Bulls. Starter John Selb went 7 innings allowing 2 runs, Chad Edwards pitched 1 inning with no runs, Varnum gets the win. Losing for the Bulls was Michael Sadler who pitched only a 1/3 of an inning and was the fourth Sikeston pitcher for the evening.

 

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Game 49 July 27, 2007

 

Bulls turn table on Railroaders and win 15-7.  The Bulls started the scoring game in the first inning with 1 run. The Railroaders answered in the bottom of inning with a solo homerun by Alan Bolden, added 4 more in the 2nd and another in the 3rd to up 6-1 on the Bulls. In the 4th, Sikeston began to reverse what happened to them the night before scoring 2 runs, and in the 6th another 4 runs to take the lead 7-6. The 8th was no better for Fulton, Sikeston's Dominic Gregali hit a 3 run shot to give the Bulls 10.  The Railroaders manage 1 run in the bottom of the 7 to complete their scoring. A big 8th inning for the Bulls put up 5 more runs for a final score 15-7. Both teams struggled with pitching, Railroaders with 13 hits and the Bulls 16, but Sikeston took better advantage and got more men across the plate. Winning pitcher for the Bulls was reliever Robert Anders and taking the loss for the Railroaders was Corey Brown. Game time was 3 1/2 hours.

 

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The 2 teams meet again tomorrow, Saturday, for the final game in the series and of the regular season. Greyhounds at Oilers game was called after 5 1/2 innings, 0-0 for ran and the 2 teams will play a doubleheader in Owensboro tomorrow night. The Pirates and Firebirds split their doubleheader. With the loss, Fulton does not clench first loses a half game in the standing.


Game 48 July 26, 2007

Railroaders come from behind to win big over Bulls 14-7. 

Catch Trent Bierman talks with reliever Chad Edwards on how to close out the win for Fulton.The Railroaders fell behind early when the Bulls scored first with 1 run in the top of the 2nd. In the top half of the 3rd, the Bulls added 6 more runs which included a grand slam from Dominic Gregali giving the Sikeston a 7-0 lead. The Railroaders began a their come back in the bottom of the 3rd with 4 runs off of 5 hits. Again in the 4th, the Railroaders put up 4 more runs with another 5 hits including a 3 run homer from Zak Shy who gets the game winning RBI. As Fulton shutout the Bulls through the rest of game, their continued adding 2 runs in the 5th, 3 in the 7th, and 1 in the 8th to get the win 14-7. Railroaders tallied up 16 hits total with 1 error and the Bulls with 15 hits and 4 errors. Great defense and heads up play help the Fulton get their 31st win. Starter Cory White who struggled through the first 3 innings, settled down and threw a strong game through the 7th inning, and earns his 6th win on the season. Chad Edwards finished off the last 2 inning with no save given. The losing pitcher for Sikeston was Scott Hudgins.

 

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The Oilers beat the Greyhounds 10-1 in Owensboro, giving the Railroaders a 2 game lead in the standing. The Railroaders face off again with the Bulls on Friday and Saturday at Lohaus Field. One more win for Fulton will clench the first seed position in the standing. 


Game 47 July 25, 2007

 

Wednesday's game called after assault incident .  After 4 1/2 innings of play and the Railroaders coming back to score 3 runs with Pirates at 4, Tradewater center fielder DJ Johnson walked towards his dugout and punched his catcher Hunter Nolen who fell to the ground. Nolen, who goes to Hill College, has several classmate friends among the Railroaders. Several Fulton players left their dugout and headed towards the Pirates dugout, but cool heads prevailed and both teams settled down. It is not known why Johnson took his action against Nolen. At this posting, medical assistance had been called in from the outside to attend to Nolen who was still laying on the ground. His condition is unclear and prayers have been asked for. Johnson was removed from the field and his status is also unknown at this time.

 

Final game summary: From the Pirates forfeit to the Railroaders, the official game score is 9-0. Hunter Nolen was taken to hospital with a concussion and is stable.


Game 46 July 24, 2007

 

Railroaders shutout Pirates with Lefty  Lucas. Railroaders capitalize on Pirate mistakes, 7 walks and wild pitches to beat Tradewater 7-0. The only Pirate scoring threats were in the first 2nd, 3rd and 7th innings but Fultonís Michael Lucas pitched out the trouble each time. Lucas threw the complete game shutout marking up 8 strikeouts, allowing 6 hits and only 1 walk.  Tradewater sent five pitchers to mound and managed 10 strikeouts but walked 7 and couldnít stop the Railroaders from scoring. Taking the loss was starter Matt Wouters.

 

Scoring began in top of the 3rd, Alan Bolden reach 2nd base on an error with 2 outs and Tyler Rehmel singled to drive in the first run.In the top of 5th Bierman, Reinke and Owen walk to load the bases, Shy followed and with 2 outs draws a 4th  walk to earn an RBI, the score 2-0. The Railroaders breakout with 4 more runs in the 6th, scoring on an error, 2 wild pitches, 1 pass ball and a base hit from Bolden. Final run came in the 8th  when offensive player of note Trent Bierman lead off with a triple and scored off a single from Jeff Reinke. Biermanís game totals were 3 runs scored, a triple, walk, reached on error, stolen base and scoring once on a pass ball.

 

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In other games, Greyhounds beat Bulls 2-1 and Oilers win over Firebirds 6-2 keeping the top three teams separated as they were going into Tuesday's games. Railroaders face off with the Pirate one more time on Wednesday in Tradewater, then return home for 3 nights and games with the Sikeston Bulls.  These will be the final regular season games with playoffs beginning on Sunday for the 4 last place teams.


Games 44 & 45 July 22, 2007

 

A Split of Doubleheaders and the Series

The Railroaders and Oilers repeat Sunday what they did on Saturday and shared a win between them. For the Railroaders, it was the end of 3 days of doubleheaders and they come up with a 4-2 record for the home stand. The Firebirds yielded 2 wins for the Railroaders on Friday, then helped Fulton again by going to Union City and beating the Greyhounds 2 or 3 games to complete their weekend. At the All Star break, the Railroaders maintain a 1 game lead in the standings ahead of the Greyhounds.

 

First Game: Railroaders 15, Oilers 8  

Zak Shy waits to get his 7th homer on the season and start the scoring in game 1.In the first game Sunday, both teams put on a fireworks show of 23 hits in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Railroader Zak Shy was the first act with a 2 run homer in the bottom of the 1st inning. In the 2nd, Allen Bolden came up with a 2 RBI double. Oilers got going in the 3rd with 1 run on 2 hits. Fulton answered in the bottom of 3rd with Tyler Owen reaching on a double and driven home off a Drew Robertson single. The Oilers came right back in the 4th with 4 runs on 4 hits to tie the game at 5 all. In the bottom of the 4th the Railroaders let loose with a barrage 7 hits producing 9 runs. Top of the 6th the Oilers let out 3 more hits and 3 more runs, answered by Fulton with 1 run and hit in the bottom half to complete the scoring. Railroaders contributed more than hits; 4 stolen bases and error free play. Winning pitcher Corey Brown went 5 innings and struck out 4. Chad Edwards finished the game with matching strike outs. Starter Ashton Glasscock took the loss for Owensboro.

 

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Second Game: Oilers 2, Railroaders 1 

Tyler Rehmel, 2 for 3 in game 2, waits for his home run pitch and the only Fulton score.Defense was the order for the second and final game of the series. Both teams shared 15 hits, while both teams remained error free and made great plays to reduce hits and scoring. The Railroaders scored their first and only run in the 3rd from a solo home run off the bat of Tyler Rehmel. The Oilers got their only 2 runs in the top of the 6th and included a solo homer by Tim Wimsatt. The Railroaders stranded 5 men on base and the Oilers 8. The winning pitcher for the Oilers was Steve Letzter who threw a complete 7 inning game. Picking up the loss for Fulton was John Selb going 5 1/3 innings, with Arron Varnum finishing in relief. 

 

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Although the second game loss prevented Fulton from gaining another game on Union City, the weekend of baseball turn out to be very positive for the team and fans. Good crowds, beautiful weather and great baseball play from our first place Railroaders. After the All Star break, the Railroaders head for Tradewater on Tuesday to face the Pirates for 2 days and 2 games. Their return Thursday to close out the regular season at home for 3 nights of action with the Sikeston Bulls. 


Games 42 & 43 July 21, 2007

 

Railroaders and Oilers split first Doubleheader

While the Railroaders and Oilers share a win each on Saturday, the Greyhounds fall to the Firebirds 4-3, giving Fulton a 1 game lead now in the standings.

 

First Game: Railroaders 4, Oilers 2  

Chris Craycraft drives a 3 run shot in the game one to give the Railroaders a 4 run lead.The Railroaders served as the visitors in game 1 Saturday as it was a make up from a rainout in Owensboro earlier this month. All the scoring Fulton would need was produced in the top of the 3rd. Allen Bolden reached on a hit by pitch and advance to 2nd when Zak Shy walked with 2 outs. Kyle Bondy singled and drove in the 1st run. Chris Craycraft playing right filed, who pitched game 1 and won on Friday, hit a 3-run home run. The Oilers managed to get 1 run each in the bottom of the 4th and 5th innings, but were held to only 3 hits total in 5 1/3 innings by winning pitcher Jeff Sciba. Picking up a save and finishing the game was Chad Edwards, signed late in the second half of the season by the Railroaders. Taking the loss for the Oilers was Patrick Crider who threw a strong complete game of 7 innings allowing 4 hits and striking out 8. 

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Second Game: Oilers 6, Railroaders 1 

Shannon Anderson, one of Oiler pitcher Jeremy Keuster's 8 strikeouts in 7 innings. The second game began very different from the first. On the first pitch pitch from Railroader pitcher Cory White, Oilers' Victor Valdez slammed a solo homerun to get set the tenor for the game. The Oilers score 2 runs each in the both 1st & 2nd innings and added 2 more in the top of the 7th. Winning pitcher Jeremy Keuster held Fulton at bay for 6 innings with only 1 hit, until Zak Shy homered in bottom of the 8th with no one on to produce the Railroaders only highlight and run in the game. Keuster helped his own cause by batting, going 2 for 4 and scoring 1 run. Cory White for Fulton only went 3 innings allowing 4 runs off of 5 hits. Tyler Owen came in for relief, his first pitching appearance this year, allowed 2 runs in the 7th and 6 hits over the final 4 innings for play.

 

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Doubleheader action with the Oilers continues on Sunday at Lohaus Field. First game start is at 5 pm. Great baseball and great weather are in store for the weekend, come out an join the fun!


Games 40 & 41 July 20, 2007

 

Jeff Reinke steals 2nd in game one and keeps the Firebirds on they toes.

With the Greyhounds splitting their doubleheader with the Pirates, Fulton again take a half game lead in the standings after Friday night's action. The Railroaders looked sharp and crisp in both games tonight and now must prepare for the next doubleheader on Saturday against the Oilers.

 

First Game: 4-0  

Chris Craycraft throw a complete game shutout and wins 4-0 against the FirebirdsA complete game shutout in 7 innings from winning pitcher Chris Craycaft helped the weekend cause in saving the bullpen. Craycaft pitched 7 innings allowing only 3 hits, walking 2 and striking out 5. Behind the mound a sharp defense assisted in one string of 14 outs before giving up one walk. Heads up play and aggressive base running combined with only 4 hits to produce the winning score. The first Railroader runs came in the 3rd when Drew Robertson was hit by pitch then advanced to 2nd on pickoff throwing error from the Firebirds catcher. With 2 out, Allen Bolden singled with a RBI, and went to 3rd off a double from Tyler Rehmel. The Firebirds pitcher was called for a balk on the very next pitch scoring Bolden and sending Rehmel to 3rd. On a wild pitch, Rehmel came home to make the score 3-0. The Firebirds held back the Railroaders until the bottom of the 6th with 2 outs when Cory Hodskins hit a solo homerun for the 4th Railroader run. The complete game win by Craycraft brings his season record to 4-2 and preserved the bullpen for a long weekend of doubleheaders.  Losing pitcher Drew Horrell threw a complete game. 

 

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Second Game: 3-2 

Arron Varnum closes the 2nd game of the doubleheader pitching 1 2/3 innings.The night capper of the doubleheader was a little more work for the Railroaders. The Firebirds scored in the 1st inning and  used 3 of their total 6 game hits to produce 1 run. As in the first game, the Railroader defense looked sharp and held the scoring to a minimum with solid play in the field along with good pitching by starter Michael Lucas who went 5 1/3 innings. Railroaders broke out in the 2nd with 4 hits producing 3 runs.  Allen Bolden, who went 3 for 4 in the game, drove in 2 RBIs and Jeff Reinke, 1 for 2, had 1 RBI in the inning. Top of the 6th, after walking the first batter, allowing the next to single and a sacrifice bunt, Lucas was relieved by Arron Varnum. After a ground out, Firebird Joaby Sikes singled into left field with runners on 2nd & 3rd. One run scored and the tying from 2nd headed to the plate. A strong throw from left fielder Jeff Reinke to catcher Trent Bierman cut down the runner at the home to end the inning. Fulton managed 7 hits in the game, with 1 error and 7 left on base. Winning pitcher Michael Lucas goes 5-2 on the season, and Arron Varnum picks up his 8th save. Losing for the Firebirds was Andy Moss who struck 5 and walked 4.

 

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Game 39 July 18, 2007

 

Tyler Rehmel finishes the losing cause against the Greyhounds, but helps save the bullpen for this weekend.Greyhounds 7, Railroaders 3.  The Greyhounds broke out with 3 runs in both the 1st and 2nd innings, more than enough to win the 3rd game in the series. The Railroaders came up with 1 run in the 2nd and added 2 more in the 4th but failed afterwards to get timely hits as they have been doing. Greyhounds added another run in the 7th to finalize the score 7-3. Union City had 9 hits stranding 8 runners while Fulton produced 8 hits and left 9 on base. The Railroaders were slow getting started and were unable to rally as the Greyhounds continued to play steady ball throughout the game. Fulton sent 3 pitchers to mound with starter John Selb taking the loss. In relief, Chris Craycraft threw for 2 innings and Tyler Rehmel, his first appearance on the mound this season, closed out the losing effort in the 8th. Winning pitcher for the Greyhounds was JB McDonnell who threw for 7 innings and relieved by Robby Reeves with no save from his 2 innings pitched and 4 run lead. Union City takes the regular season series with Fulton 6-4, and regains a half game lead over the Railroaders. 

 

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Game 38 July 17, 2007

 

Cory Hodskins lead off 1st after reaching on a single and getting his 7th RBIRailroaders outrace Greyhounds A long evening of baseball began with a 1 hour 15 minute delay waiting for umpires and after a game time of 3 hours 45 minutes, the slugfest between the two top teams ended with the Railroaders on top 19-13 over the Greyhounds. Fulton scored 1 in the 1st inning and added 5 more in the 2nd which included a grand slam homer off the bat of Cory Hodskins. With the score 6-0, the Greyhounds began a quick climb back scoring 3 runs in the 4th and 5th innings to tie the game at 6 all. The Railroaders answered the challenge in the bottom of the 6th with an 8 run inning taking the lead 14-6. Union City jumped back in with 3 runs in the 7th, followed by another run from the Railroaders in the bottom of the inning bringing the score to 15-9. Top of the 8th the Greyhounds put up another run from Jeffrey Reach's solo homerun, and in the bottom of the inning the Railroaders poured on 4 more runs that featured a 3 run shot by Zak Shy. Going into the 9th and the score 19-10, Union City didn't quite with a 3 run homer from Zach Hudson before Chad Edwards for Fulton finally struck out the last Greyhound.  The starting pitcher for Fulton was Cory Brown going only 4 1/3 innings before relieved by Jeff Sciba who went 1 2/3 and gets the win.  Chad Edwards picked up the save throwing 3 innings.  Taking the loss for Union City was Jordan Baron, second of four used by the Greyhounds.  Both teams combined to produce 32 hits, Railroaders 15 and Greyhounds 17. Fulton left 9 on base while Union City stranded 13.  Of note, Cory Hodskins lead the Railroader offense going 3 of 5 with 7 RBIs and a stolen base in the game. See complete game results below for all the players scoring.

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Game 37 July 16, 2007

Kyle Bondy gets 1 of the Railroaders' 4 hits with a man on, but followed by a third out.Greyhounds improve play and beat Railroaders 2-0.  The first game in a battle for the league lead, Union City corrected errors made from the previous night's loss to win on Monday against the Railroaders.  Fulton however committed 4 errors which resulted in the their loss allowing 1 earned & 1 unearned runs to score in the bottom of the 6th. Both teams had 4 hits, with the Railroaders stranding 10 on base while the Greyhound left 7 onboard. The winning pitcher for Union City was Brad Rowland striking out 10 in 8 innings, Robby Reeves picked up a save. Taking the loss for Fulton was Cory White who pitched a complete game and struck out 9 allowing 1 earned run.

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Game 36 July 15, 2007

Sunday's game in Sikeston Railroaders 5-4 over Bulls.  Below is  Aaron Varnum making a great play grabbing the ball with his glove and scooping it to Zak Shy who caught it with his bare hand to get the runner out in Sunday's game in Sikeston.

 

Fulton regains a half game lead over Union City for first place after the Greyhounds loss to the Oilers on Sunday. 

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Game 35 July 14, 2007

Railroaders beat Bulls 8-2.  Saturday in Sikeston, Railroaders win over the Bulls 8-2 

"Fulton stayed a half game behind league leading Union City by downing Siekston 8-2. The Railroader hitters spread the runs around as Drew Robertson hit a single and sent two runners across the plate. Kevin Gillespie had two singles with one RBI, and Kyle Bondy had two RBIs on a single and a double. Tyler Rehmel added a single and a double whjile Tyler Owen picked up two singles. The Bulls' got five hits including a double by Mason Mosby, a single by Jared Hughes, a double and a RBI by Robbie Hohler and a single and double which resulted in a RBI by Troy Sitton. Fulton starter Michael Lucas went seven nd two-thirds innings in picking up the win. He struck out two and walked two. Dan Robbins went four innings in getting the loss. He was relieved by John Simpher, and then Mike Sadler pitched the ninth inning for the Bulls. The Railroaders banged out 10 hits against the three Sikeston pitchers."

summary by FultonKYNews.com  

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Game 34 July 13, 2007

 

John Selb's complete game shutout of the Pirates saved the bullpen from having to work on Friday night.Railroaders shut out Pirates 3-0.  Pitching a complete game, John Selb blanked the Pirates allowing only 3 hits, striking out 7 and walking 4 to get his 4th win of the season. The Railroaders offense came up with 9 hits, lead by Kyle Bondy who went 3 for 4. Scoring was lead by Shannon Anderson reaching base twice with a double and walk then scoring twice off the bat of Allen Bolden who singled and sac flied for 2 RBIs. Zak Shy went 2 for 4 with 1 RBI while Cory Hodskins contributed with a double and Kevin Gillespie produced a single. The Railroaders played error free ball with the Pirates committing 2 errors. Fulton left 11 men on base with Tradewater stranding 5 men. Railroader defense came up with 2 double plays and catcher Trent Bierman threw out the speedy Pirate DeJuan Johnson trying to seal second base. The complete game by Selb was a welcome relief for the bullpen which had to send 5 to the mound in the previous night's loss. The Railroaders went 2 of 3 in completing this series with the Pirates. 

 

The Railroaders now travel to Sikeston to face the Bulls on Saturday and Sunday. The Bulls were beaten again by the Union City Greyhounds 4-3 in 10 innings in Friday night's action. The Greyhounds' win keeps them a half game ahead of Fulton and in first place.  Railroaders go to Union City on Monday to challenge the Greyhounds, then again Tuesday night to play the hounds at home in Lohaus Field.. 

 

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Game 33 July 12, 2007

 

Chris Craycraft, Railroaders' 4th pitcher inr the evening. works a losing cause against the Pirates.Pirates chip away to win 15-8.  In the second game with the Pirates, the Railroaders sent 12 men to plate in the 2nd inning to score 7 runs. The Pirates came back in the top of the 3rd with 3 runs. Fulton added another in the bottom of the 3rd to make the score 8-3. Then in the 5th inning, Tradewater began a steady climb in scoring with 2 more runs, another 3 in the 6th, a big 6 run inning in the 7th, and finally one more in the 9th for 15 total, all unanswered by the Railroaders. Fulton produced 11 hits, stranded 12 on base and committed 3 errors, Tradewater came up with 13 timely hits leaving 13 men on base and had 2 errors. The Railroaders sent 5 pitchers to mound getting 15 strikeouts and walking 11, but none could stop the onslaught from the Pirates bats. The only homerun for the evening came from a 3 run shot by Pirate Matt Kole which started the scoring for Tradewater in the 3rd. The winning pitcher was Matt Toffaletti who pitched 5 innings and was the third and final pitcher for the Pirates. Jeff Sciba takes the loss for Fulton. 

 

The loss drops the Railroaders into second place by a half game behind the Greyhounds who beat the Bulls in Thursday night action. The Pirates return Friday night for the 3 and last game in the series. Game time at Lohaus Field is 7 p.m.

 

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Game 32 July 11, 2007

 

Railroaders beat Pirates 5-2.  The Railroaders returned home Wednesday to play the Pirates matching  them with 8 hits, 10 men on left on base and 2 errors. But in the end Fulton put up  3 more unearned runs to win.  Fulton scored first with 3 runs in the 2nd  when Tyler Rehmel singled then reached home on an error, and Tyler Owen driving in another 2 RBIís with a hit single. The Railroaders added another run in the 3rd bringing the score to 4-0. The Pirates remained in-check until the top of the 6th when Logan Neal hit a homer with one man on making it 4-2. The Railroaders returned in the 7th to add one more run off an RBI single by Tyler Rehmel who went 3 for 4, scored 1 and 1 RBI. Tyler Owen was 2 for 4 and had 2 RBIs for the evening. Both Tylers accounted for 5 of the 8 total team hits. Railroaders also had 3 stolen bases by Allen Bolden, Tyler Rehmel and Trent Bierman.

 

Cory White started the game and got the win. He threw a strong game only striking out 4 in 7 innings but pitched out of trouble several times and only gave up the 2 run shot in the 6th. Adam Williams pitched the 8th in relief striking out 2, as did Arron Varnum in the 9th who got the save.

 

Great pitching, good defense and heads-up play bought another win for the Railroaders and keeps them in first place, a half game ahead of the Greyhounds. Union City stomped on the Bulls beating them 12-2. The Pirates fall to 4th place, and are now  5 games behind Fulton. The Railroaders play the Pirate again Thursday night at home for the second game and a third game on Friday night.

 

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Game 31 July 9, 2007

 

Oilers slip past Railroaders 2-1. In first of two games with the Owensboro Oilers, the Railroaders come up short losing 2-1. Game details will be posted when received. The second game with the Oilers and the last of this road trip is scheduled for Monday night. Railroaders remain in first place by 1/2 game in the standings. Next home game is Wednesday for the first of three games with the Tradewater Pirates. Make plans now to come out and support your first place Railroaders.


Game 30 July 8, 2007

 

Railroaders take the rubber game 7-4 over Firebirds. In a scoreless game through 4 1/2 innings, the Firebirds scored first in the bottom of the 5th using a single and 2 doubles for a 2-0 lead. The Railroaders began to pour it on in the top of 6th with 3 singles, a double by Tyler Owen, 2 walks and a batter hit by a pitch scoring 3 runs. Fulton added another run in the 7th to bring the score 4-2.  In the top of 8th the Railroaders widened their lead using 2 doubles by Cory Hodskins (his second in the game) and Alan Bolden, a walk and an error by the Firebirds to put up 3 more runs bringing the lead to 7-2. Farmington game back in the bottom of 9th with 2 runs but fell short with a final score of 7-4. Winning pitching Michael Lucas threw a complete game with only one strikeout which ended the game. He pitched out of trouble several times using strong defense from the Railroaders that included 2 double plays during the game. Losing pitcher for the Firebirds was Jake Dunsey.

 

Fulton Railroaders at Farmington Firebirds

Score By Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R

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LOB

Railroaders 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 0 7 12 2 8
Firebirds 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 4 11 1 7

 

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With Union City's loss to Tradewater, the Railroaders are now alone at the top of the standings by one game. Sikeston who won their game tonight against Owensboron is in third and 4 games behind Fulton. The Railroaders travel to Owensboro Sunday and Monday for 2 games with the Oilers. Next home game is Wednesday for the first of three games with the Tradewater Pirates. Make plans now to come out and support your first place Railroaders.


Games 28 & 29 July 6, 2007

 

Firebirds go toe to toe with Railroaders.  The doubleheader on Friday night in Farmington resulted in one win each for each team. Railroaders tied for first place with Union City who won both their games on Friday.

Game 1

Firebirds win 3-2 over Railroaders in close game.  In the first of a doubleheader in Farmington (7 innings each), the Railroaders scored first in the 1st inning. The Firebirds scored 2 in the 3rd and held Fulton in check until the 7th and last inning. The Railroaders fought back with 1 run to tie game, only to lose in the bottom of the inning by a 2 Firebirds hits (1 triple) with 2 outs to drive in the winning run. Winning pitcher for the Firebirds was Matt Holland. Corey White takes to loss for the Railroaders.

 

Fulton Railroaders at Farmington Firebirds
Score By Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Fulton Railroaders 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 0
Farmington Firebirds 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 8 0

 

Game 2

Railroaders battle 14 innings to beat Firebirds 7-5. In the second game, Fulton scored first in the 1st with Farmington answering with 1 run in the bottom of the inning. The Railroaders came back in the 2nd scoring 1 for a 2-1 lead. Firebirds added a run to tie the game in the bottom of 4th. In the bottom of 5th Firebird Kevin Davila hit a 2 run homerun over the center field putting the birds up 4-2. In the 6th Cory Hodskins hit a RBI double drawing the Railroaders to within one. 7th inning; after 2 straight walks, Tyler Owen hit a double driving in 2 runs putting the Railroader ahead 5-4. The Firebirds came back using a single and double with 2 outs to tie the game in the bottom of the 7th sending the game into extra innings. Both teams were scoreless through next 6 innings with both threaten several times but unable to get anyone across the plate. Top of the 14th, Allen Bolden singled and with another single by Kevin Gillespie along with an error, Bolden scored. Gillespie advanced to 3rd on a pass ball and Tyler Owen sacrifice fly drives him in for a winning 7-5 lead.  Adams Williams, getting a save, came in and finally finished off the bottom of the 14th striking out 2 and a ground out. He came in to relieve winning pitcher Arron Varnum who pitched 6 2/3 innings striking out 8.  Starter Cory Brown pitched strong 5 innings and was relieved by Jeff Sciba for one inning before Varnum came in. Danny Scanio takes the loss for Farmington. Defensively Drew Robertson who threw out 4 runners attempting to steal second base.

 

Fulton Railroaders at Farmington Firebirds

Score By Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

R

H

E

Railroaders 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 13 1
Firebirds 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 12 3

 

Railroaders face off with Firebirds again on Saturday on the third game of the series. They continue their road trip on Sunday and Monday at Owensboro.


Game 27 July 4, 2007

 

Lack of clutch hits doomed the Railroaders to lose and strand 13 men Greyhounds play hard and beat Railroaders 3-1  In spite of 4 errors, the Greyhounds pulled out a win over the Railroaders. Union City scored 1 run each in the 3rd and 5th innings. The Railroaders' only game error in the 7th resulted in another run scored giving UC a 3-0 lead. Railroaders' only highlight and score came in the 8th from a Tyler Rehmel triple that drove in Kyle Bondy who lead off with a walk. Fulton threaten in the 9th with the tying runs on base and 2 outs only to ground out ending the game. The Railroaders came up with 6 hits, but stranded 13 men on base. They failed to capitalize on 2 Greyhound errors in the 1st inning and another in the 2nd. The Greyhounds had 7 hits and left 8 on base. Winning pitcher for the Greyhounds was JP McDonald throwing for 8 innings and Robby Reeves picked up a save closing out the 9th. Losing pitcher for the Railroaders was John Selb who went 7 innings and relieved by Adam Williams. Game details will be posted when received. 

 

Railroaders remain in first place with the Greyhounds recovering the previous night's loss and stay 1 game behind. The road trip continues for the Railroaders with a doubleheader on Friday night against the Firebirds in Farmington and a single game on Saturday. The go on to Owensboro on Sunday and Monday to face the Oilers, returning home next Wednesday for 3 nights against Tradewater.

 

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Game 26 July 3, 2007

Second Half of Season begins with a Victory

Allen Bolden slides around a tag attempt to score his first of two runs in the game

Railroaders hold back Greyhounds and win 4-2  It was a beautiful night in Elam Stadium made better by a Railroader win over the Greyhounds. In a tight game the Railroaders took advantage of a huge Greyhound error to finally take the lead and remain there. Fulton scored first in the 3rd when Cory Hodskins walked, stole 2nd and advanced to 3rd on a pass base. Shannon Anderson then drove Hodskins in with a single. The Greyhounds tied the game 1-1 in the 4th off 1 of 2 Fulton errors in the game. In the top of the 6th, Alan Bolden started the inning off with a base hit, advanced to 2nd on a ground out, and stole 3rd. Tyler Owen then hit a sacrifice fly, Bolden tagged, ran and was safe at the plate. The Greyhounds answered in the bottom of the 6th using a walk, stolen base and 3 hits to tie the game up again at 2-2. In the top of the 8th Union City sent new pitcher Tommy Longyear to the mound. Alan Bolden leadoff with a single followed by Kevin Gillespie who reach on a wild throwing error, by the new Greyhound pitcher, to 1st base. The ball ended up in the Union City bullpen, enough to allow Bolden to score from 1st base and send Gillespie to 3rd.  Adam Williams drove Gillespie across with a sacrifice fly giving the Railroaders a 4-2 winning lead. Winning pitcher Chris Craycraft with 8 strikeouts was relieved in the 8th by Jeff Sciba who struck out 2 0f 3, and Arron Varnum picked another save finishing off the Hounds in the 9th. Losing pitcher was Tommy Longyear.

 

Railroaders produced 4 runs on 5 hits, left 4 men on base and had 2 errors. The Greyhounds' 2 runs came from 6 hits while leaving 10 men stranded on base, and committed 3 defensive errors. The season series between the teams now stands at 3-3 with Fulton picking up another game lead in the league standings, 2 over the second place Greyhounds. The two teams meet again in Union City on Wednesday night, the 4th of July, with a 6:05 p.m. start  with fireworks following the game.  

 

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