BUTLER, Pa. —
Cameron Balough smacked two doubles and scored three times, including the game-winning run, to lead the West Virginia Miners past the Butler BlueSox Monday.
The win gave the Miners a split of the two-game series and snaps Butler’s four-game win streak.
Leading 1-0, West Virginia pushed the lead to 3-0 in the fourth inning when Balough scored his second run of the game on a Nick Paxton groundout and a RBI double by Josh Galvan.
The Blue Sox responded with three runs in their half of the fourth on a RBI double by Matt Peters and two unearned runs that scored on a fielding error.
The Miners scored the go-ahead run in the eighth when Balough scored on a double play. Ryan Perez and Vince Bartolone combined to hold Butler scoreless the rest of the way to secure the Miners’ victory.
The Miners go into the all-star break with a two-game lead over the Chillicothe Paints.
Pitcher Jaesung Hwang, left fielder Kaeo Aliviado and infielder Pat Kregeloh stayed in Butler, where they will play in the Prospect League All-Star game Wednesday.
The rest of the team returned home but will leave for Chillicothe, where they will be joined by the all-stars Thursday morning for the start of a two-game series with the Paints.
WVM: 010 200 010 — 4 8 1
BBS: 000 300 000 — 3 6 1
WVM: Ryan Perez, Vince Bartolone (7) and Josh Galvan, BBS: Adam Aldred, Jordan Schwartz (6), Athony Battaglia (8) and R Clark. WP — Perez. LP — Schwartz. S — Bartolone. Hitting — WVM: Douglas Votolato 1-4, Kenny May 1-5, Kaeo Aliviado 1-5, Cameron Balough 2-2 (3 r, 2 2b), Pat Kregeloh 2-4, Brandon Koch 0-2 (r), Nick Paxton 0-4 (2 rbi), Josh Galvan 1-4 (rbi, 2b), BBS: Dylan Wolsonovich 1-3 (r), Ryan Fitzgerald 1-4, Matt Peters 2-4 (r, rbi, 2b), Tyler Detmer 0-3 (r), R Clark 2-3.
Records: WVM (28-16); BBS (25-19).