Miners Pound Out 13 Hits, Beat Chiefs 12-6
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MADISONVILLE - Both pitching staffs had their hands full on Friday in a high-scoring affair where the Madisonville Miners bested the Paducah Chiefs 12-6 at Elmer Kelley Stadium.

Madisonville captured the lead in the second inning. Bryce Bulls was hit by a pitch, driving in a run.

The Miners took the lead for good with four runs in the third inning. In the third Charlie Szykowny doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs, Jacob Council grounded out, scoring one run, and Colton Olasin singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

Adam Weining earned the win for Madisonville. He surrendered zero runs on two hits over four innings, striking out three. Mason Libla threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.

Hale Sims took the loss for Paducah. He lasted three innings, allowing eight hits and seven runs while striking out three and walking one.

Eli Campbell started the game for the Chiefs. He lasted one and one-third innings, allowing three hits and four runs Griffin Lape started the game for the Miners. He lasted four innings, allowing nine hits and six runs while striking out three and walking zero

Paducah mashed two home runs on the day. Pierce Mitchum put one out in the first inning. Brenton Tidd went yard in the third inning.

Madisonville totaled 13 hits in the game. Council, Alex Rodriguez, Olasin, and Jackson Jarvis each had multiple hits for Madisonville. Rodriguez and Council each collected three hits to lead Madisonville Miners.

Paducah saw the ball well today, racking up 11 hits in the game. Ja'lil Akbar, Lofton Pigg, John Michael Russ, and Mitchum all managed multiple hits for the Chiefs. Akbar went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Paducah  in hits.

The Chiefs (7-4) play Dubois County Saturday night at League Stadium. First pitch is set for 6:00 pm. You can hear the Chiefs all season on 99.5 The Fan.

Published 10:07 PM, Friday Jun. 14, 2019
Updated 10:13 PM, Friday Jun. 14, 2019

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