Fulton Railroaders claim win at home vs. Hoptown June 1, 11-7
The Fulton Railroaders’ home opener was June 1 at Lohaus field, as they hosted the Hoptown Hoppers.
The Railroaders gained the lead early in the game as they scored one run in the bottom of the second to bring the score to 1-0.
The Hoppers fought back and took the lead in the top of the third to bring the score to 2-1.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Railroaders were down 7-3, however, they fought back to score eight runs in the bottom of the eighth to bring the final score to 11-7.
Tanner Stinnett earned the pitching win for the Railroaders as he pitched four and a third innings.
During these innings he allowed four runs off seven hits, however only three of the four runs were earned. Stinnett recorded five strikeouts and four walks.
Britt Webber, Will Pratt, and Duke Hunter also split pitching responsibilities.
The Railroaders traveled to Dubois County, Ill. to take on the Bombers June 2, where they had a tough loss of 13-5.
vs. Chiefs 5/31
The Fulton Railroaders started off their season on May 31, on the road against the Paducah Chiefs.
The Railroaders fell behind the Chiefs in the bottom of the fourth as the Chiefs had bases loaded and a sacrifice fly-out scored one run to make the score 1-0.
The Railroaders fought back in the top of the fifth inning, as Sam Vomhof had a single off of a line drive to center field putting him on first.
Natham Bynum had a single to right field to move Vomhof into scoring position on second base.
Luke McKenzie hit a ground ball up the middle and into center field to score Vomhof, tying the score at one.
The Railroaders tacked on another run in the seventh inning to take the lead, 2-1.
Britt Netterville hit a single to start the inning off and later advanced to second off of Sam Vomhof’s sacrifice bunt.
McKenzie hit another single to right field to score Vomhof. The Chiefs fought back and took the lead in the bottom of the seventh scoring three runs.
Keshaun Mays started on the mound for the Railroaders. Mays allowed one run on three hits in three and a third inning. During these innings, Mays recorded three strike outs.
Cade Killingsworth pitched one inning striking out one and allowed no hits.
Bennett Christensen took the pitching loss for the Railroaders.
Christensen pitched three and two-thirds innings, recording two strike outs and allowed three runs to come in to score on six hits.
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