Fulton Railroaders begin OVL Playoffs Friday night

July 28, 2021

The Ohio Valley League Playoffs begin Thursday, July 29 with a play-in game between the Paducah Chiefs and Franklin Duelers. The winner of that game will go on to play a best-of-3 series with the Full Count Rhythm in the first round. A second play-in game between the Muhlenberg County Stallions and Madisonville Miners has been canceled, as the Stallions made the decision to withdraw due to a lack of players. The Miners automatically advance and will play the Henderson Flash in the first round.

The Fulton Railroaders will play the Hoptown Hoppers in the first round, with the opening game being Friday, July 30 at The Yard in Fulton beginning at 7:05 p.m., and the second game on the road in Hopkinsville Saturday, July 31 beginning at 6:30 p.m. If necessary, a third and decisive game will be at The Yard Sunday, Aug. 1 beginning at 7:05 p.m.

A full report of the Railroaders' first round series will be in the Aug. 4 edition of The Current.

The Railroaders finished the 2021 regular season with the second best record in the OVL at 27-16.

According to Dan Voegeli, all season tickets and boarding passes ended with the last regular-season home game July 27. Therefore, all fans will have to purchase tickets at the gate for each playoff game.

General admission seats are $5, as they have been for a number of years.

The price of chair seats have increased by $2 to $10 each. This is largely the result of new Ohio Valley League stipulations that have increased expenses for the Railroaders.

For season ticket holders to reserve their seats, they may call 270-472-0843 or text message 270-627-0219 before Friday. Otherwise, seats will be released to others who request chair seating.