Tradewater Pirates

Tradewater Pirates

The Madisonville Tradewater Pirates are a summer collegiate baseball team based in Madisonville, Kentucky.[1] The team, a member of the Ohio Valley Collegiate Baseball League, plays its home games in Elmer Kelley Stadium, Madisonville in the Madisonville City Park.[1]

The General Manager and Head Coach is Steve Fowler.[1]


The Tradewater Pirates' inaugural season was in 1999. The team has earned berths in the NBC World Series in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006. The team joined the KIT League in 2007, where it finished in fourth place.[2]

The team was the KIT League Champions for the 2008 season with a .700 record in 50 games, finishing five games ahead of the Fulton Railroaders who had a record of 29-20 (.591).

In 2007, four players from the Pirates were selected for the KIT League all-star team to play against the Central Illinois Collegiate League's all-star team. Those players were: Matt Toffaletti, Logan Neal, Brandon Robinette, and Hunter Nolen.

Six players from the Tradewater Pirates were selected for the KIT League 2008 all-star team, more than any other team in the league. Those players were: Justin Long, George Hebert, Don Pugliese, Eric Faint, Nathan Wright, and Matt Kulbacki.[3]

Team Performance

  • 2010 Season: 28 wins 13 losses (.683) - KIT League Season Champions & Post-Season Champions.
  • 2009 Season: 29 wins 21 losses (.580) - KIT League Season Champions & Post-Season Champions.
  • 2008 Season: 35 wins 15 losses (.700) - KIT League Season Champions.
  • 2007 Season: 32 wins 18 losses (.640)

Notable players


External links

  • Madisonville Tradewater Pirates
  • Ohio Valley League