MADISONVILLE -- Madisonville shattered a 4-4 tie with four runs in the bottom of the third inning, as the last-place Miners knocked the Paducah Chiefs out of first place in the Ohio Valley League Western Division with a 12-6 win Friday night.
Paducah trails Hoptown by a game after the Hoppers drubbed Muhlenberg County 9-1 in Greenville.
Charlie Szykowny broke the deadlock with a two-RBI double. Szykowny would come home on a ground out by Jacob Council, as Colton Olasin capped the scoring in the third with an RBI single. The Chiefs picked up two runs in the fourth off a single to center by Ja'lil Akbar, but the Miners added four more runs over the next two innings to wrap it up.
Akbar finished with three hits for Paducah, while teammates Brenton Tidd and Pierce Mitchum homered.
Council and Alex Rodriguez both went 3-for-4 for the Miners. Griffin Lupe struck out six Chiefs over the first four innings, but Adam Weining got the win throwing the middle four for Madisonville.
Paducah 103 200 000 6 11 1
Madisonville 134 130 00x 12 13 1
WP: Weining. LP: Sims.
2B: M-Szykowny, Till. 3B: M-Council, Jarvis. HR: P-Mitchum (none on in 1st), Tidd (1 on in 3rd). Top hitters: P-Akbar 3-5 (2 RBIs), Mitchum 2-3 (2 RBIs), Pigg 2-5, Russ 2-3; M-Council 3-4 (2 RBIs), Olasin 2-2 (RBI), Rodriguez 3-4 (RBI). Records: Paducah 7-4, Madisonville 4-6.