Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Oilers for two more games

The Owensboro Oilers return to the Yard tonight for the first of two games with the Railroaders. The second game will be in Owensboro on Sunday. These will be the final regular season games we have with the Oilers who have beaten us twice already. The question remains if the Railroaders can turnaround that trend.

Having loss 4 straight games now, the Railroaders, including the Fans, need an attitude check. Charles Swindoll wrote, “ is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how we respond to it” and I firmly believe that to be true. We are only defeated if we get knocked down and don’t get back up.

The rainout yesterday gave an unexpected extra day to rest this week. However, the Railroaders now have seven straight days of games to play without a break, beginning with the Oilers. Both teams are in 3rd in their respective divisions and have played 18 games. The Oilers are a game better with an 8-10 record over the 7-11 Railroaders. Enough said on stats other than to say the Railroaders are much better than their current record indicates.

As we approach the mid point of the regular season, tonight would be a good time to reverse the current trend, both on and off the field. Players, Coaches and Fans need to pick up their game play. Let’s stoke up a good head of steam and get a win!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hoppers and Railroaders tonight at the Yard

Our defeat last night evened and completed our regular season record with the Flash; both teams are 2-2 head-to-head for the regular season. Since we only play the East division teams 4 times, we won’t meet up again unless the Post Season Playoff schedule requires it.

Tonight, with the weather permitting, the Hoppers return to Fulton for another game with the Railroaders. This will be the 5th meeting for the two West Division teams. The regular season records between the teams thus far is 2 wins and 2 losses each with 4 more games total left to play. The West continues to be close with the Railroaders (now standing in 3rd place) only 2 games behind the Hoptown with Fulton wedged a half game behind the Miners and a half game ahead of the Chiefs. 

The 6th game with the Hoppers is scheduled for tomorrow in Hoptown, but it is looking more like the rain will be the winner on Friday with ‘Cindy” coming on shore today. Let’s hope we can get the game tonight in and a win to go with it.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Railroaders vs The Flash

The East swept the West in last night OVL action, so the standings remain the same for both Divisions. While the East Bombers appear to be running away leading their division by 5.5 games. The West is a different story and a much tighter division with the Hoppers only one game ahead of the Railroaders and 1.5 games in front of the Chiefs and Miners.

The Flash jumped ahead on the Railroaders last night early with a 7-0 lead after the first 3 innings, but our Railroaders fought back in the game scoring 6 runs in mid game. Unfortunately we were unable to gain any further ground and lost the game.

Tonight we face off once more with the Flash in our fourth meeting this year. Of the three previous games the Railroaders took the first 2 games. The Flash is a much improved team as we approach mid season. They are in second place in the East (5.5 behind the Bombers). They surely won’t be letting up tonight at the Yard. The stats show each team matches up well with the other.

The Railroaders rested for two days before they suffered the defeat last night in Henderson. They should be more than ready now for a race to victory tonight . Once thing is for sure, we expecting another good game in Fulton today. First pitch is at 7:05 and we’ll be there and online with TeamLine. Let’s fire it up!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Looks like a NOT for the game tonight!

"Happy Father's Day, Dad"
Just after the infield cover was removed, Mother Nature decided to pour it on and postponed our game with the Stallions tonight. It has been rescheduled for Monday, June 26 in Fulton of course.

Next home game this Wednesday with the Flash from the East Division.

Weather or not, Railroaders ready

The weather is the first question for today’s game in Fulton with the Stallions. One frontal system with rain came through this morning but nothing the Yard couldn’t handle. It looks now like another one is nearing us and we’ll have to wait and see how much if any rain it will drop. If we can survive that one, we should be ready to go by game time.

UPDATE: Weather looks to try and stop our game before it gets started. Latest radar shows a new batch of storms forming to the northwest and moving southeast. We just have to wait and hope things fizzle out before it reaches us.

The Pony Express Arrives at Lohaus Field

Yeeeeeee-Hawwwwww! The Stallions are storming into Fulton tonight for Round 2 in this wild west showdown for Father's Day Baseball. Happy Father's Day to all the fathers in the Railroader Family! The Railroaders are looking to mount up on the Stallions and deliver them a loss tonight. In round 1 last night in the showdown the Stallions took the win 13-9. The Railroaders hit the ball pretty well with 11 hits and 3 Stallion errors. The Railroader hitting including two doubles by Andrew Rapoza and Cody Mitchell. Paul Salata own another extra base hit with a triple in the 5th. On the other hand the Stallions hitting just edged out the Railroaders totaling with 17 hits and 3 Railroader errors. The Stallions also had 3 guys with extra base hits.

Tonight is a new night! With the Hoppers losing to the Bombers last night the Railroaders are still one game back. Tonight would be a nice win with the Hoppers struggling with the Bombers. Along with the batting, the pitching has to stay strong. Lately the bullpen has stepped up and assisted in winning ballgames. Hopefully the railroaders pitching will be on tonight and can get the win!

The full field tarp got put on this morning about 1, and the rain blew in about 11 this morning and moved out. The sun is out drying everything out, but another chance of rain at 4 and 5 we will see if it can blow over for railroader baseball. Stay tuned for updates! If the game is on Teamline will be on at 6:50 with video and 6:55 for play by play! Join online or in the stands for Father's Day baseball. Go Railroaders!