Thursday, July 14, 2016

Doubleheader with the Oilers

Can we please find some steam to push ahead for a final run?
After another stinging loss on the road last night to the Miners, the Railroaders return to the Yard today for two games against the Owensboro Oilers. The first game will start a 5:00 pm and each game of course will be for 7 innings. The Oilers were rained out last night in Dubois County after only 3 ½ innings with the Bombers.

The question remains, can the Railroaders build some momentum before the post-season playoffs begin on July 25? With just 12 games remaining to play, every win counts towards improving Fulton’s position in the standings which determines playoff seeding. The Railroaders, currently in 5th place, are just a half game ahead of the Paducah Chiefs. If the season ended right now, we would be heading to Dubois County to face off with the Bombers in Round 1 for a single game elimination bout.

To get a home game in Round 1, the Railroaders must sit at least 4th in the standings. A tall order seeing we are 7 1/5 games behind the current 4th place Bombers.

Can it be done? Sure, but the Railroaders must start winning and put a nice string of victories together to do it. Only once this year have the Railroaders won 2 games in row. Not very encouraging to look back at. But that doesn’t mean things can’t turn around. I suppose we’ll see beginning today. A double win against a good team like the Oilers would go a long way to helping our cause.


  1. Great showing by Railroader All-stars at Paducah. Defense was highlighted by spectacular play when our Catcher, Andrew Holderman, made a difficult catch on an off-line throw from the outfield and then made a diving tag to prevent the sliding East player from scoring. Seth shutout the middle of the East starting lineup in his one inning appearance. In nine plate appearances our hitters were on base 4 times (2 hits and 2 walks). Drew Swanson scored the first run of the game after singling sharply into CF. Drew was robbed of another hit when Wingate made a majors play on a ground ball deep in the hole. Chase lined out to RF and was flawless in the infield. Holderman (2 walks) and Alex Phillips (single) contributed to the West 's offense. We have several other players just as capable as these; so lets win some ball games. Need more timely early hitting to put pressure on other teams and relieve some of the pressure off our pitchers and defense. Have you ever seen a triple play on a ground ball?

  2. Been a tough year , always fun, but very frustrating this season lets finish on the Positive

  3. Thank goodness for the Stallions this season.

  4. yay win the first gaame !!!!

  5. Thanks guys for being so kind to my great-grandson Elijah. Nice seeing you win two and having some fun. We enjoyed watching.