Tuesday, June 17, 2014

There was hope in Mudville and there is hope in Fulton


A tough loss to the Hoppers last night after 12 heated innings of play.  Five errors and two unearned runs tipped the scales for Hoptown.   Fulton’s record drops to 4-7 on the season, in 4th place and 7 games behind the leader Hoptown who is 12-1.  What are the players, coaches and fans to do? ....... We get back up and keep going!

Since 2011 when the Railroaders and others moved into the OVL, Fulton’s early season starts have been dismal to say the least.  Through the first 11 games in  4 seasons, including 2014, the Railroaders have had a record of 4-7 in three of the four starts.  And in 2013 they were 5-6 at this mark.  At the completion of the first three seasons, Fulton finished 2nd in the standings and went on to win two OVL post-season playoff titles.

So there is hope at the Yard and it begins tonight.  Although winless Madisonville is coming to town, it won’t be easy.  The wounded Miners for hungry for win and are dangerous having lost several close games they should have won. 

For the Railroaders it’s one game at a time now, and there are plenty of games to play with the rain gone.  There are 8 games over the next 7 days, with 5 days at home in the Yard (including a doubleheader tomorrow with the Oilers). With a total of 29 games left in the season, we can improve our standing a lot in the near term.

Yes, there is hope for Fulton.  What we need now are good bats, error free defense and Fan support!  If you can’t come out to the Yard, you can still cheer online with Teamline.  Time to get this train out of the round house and rolling down the track.

10 comments:

  1. Sounds good in Indiana. Watching Riley Benner. (Not Brenner)

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  2. Listening here in Medina Ohio. Parents of pitcher Tyler Nichols #21. Go RAILROADERS!!

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  3. I appreciate the live audio streaming so I can follow the Railroaders from here in Hood River, OR. Very proud of my nephew #2 Reed Johnson tonight as well as the rest of the team. #RollTrain

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  4. Watching here in Aurora Illinois. Parents of pitcher CJ Lee #6. Go RAILROADERS!!

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  5. It's hard to write a comment when I am jumping around and screaming lol. It's actually Reed Johnson's aunt and he is on fire tonight!!! The train has left the station!!

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  6. Mick & Susie BennerJune 17, 2014 at 10:06 PM

    Still cheering for Riley Benner in Indiana and it's 11:05 here. We're still awake!!

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  7. Still watching from Chicago.

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  8. West Coast Washington folks still with ya!

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  9. We are still listening but I could use some nachos!

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  10. Kudos to the Miners, they played a good game. But The Train can't be stopped tonight, way to go guys!

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