BUTLER, Pa. —
Jaesung Hwang’s earned run average remained zero. The one in his loss column, however, is gone.
Two errors led to two unearned runs and the West Virginia Miners lost 2-1 Saturday to the Butler BlueSox.
Hwang (3-1) took the loss despite turning in arguably his best outing of the season. He struck out five and didn’t walk a batter, and limited the BlueSox — a team he had already beaten twice this season — to three hits over eight innings.
The BlueSox took a 1-0 lead in the fourth. Alex Miklos singled and took second on an error to lead it off. He advanced to third on a groundout and scored on Matt Peters’ sacrifice fly.
West Virginia tied the game on Pat Kregeloh’s third home run of the season, a solo shot in the sixth.
With one out in the eighth, Russell Clark was hit by a pitch and went all the way to third one batter later on an error. Clark then stole home to make it a 2-1 game.
The teams play again at 6:35 p.m. today in Butler.
WVM: 000 001 000 — 1 5 2
BB: 000 100 01x — 0 3 0
WVM: Jaesung Hwang and Jordan Parris, BB: Jon Anderson, Tyler Swarmer (9) and Russell Clark. WP — Anderson. LP — Hwang. Hitting — WVM: Kenny May 1-4, Pat Kregeloh 1-4 (hr, rbi), Griffin Moore 2-4 (2b), Doug Votolato 1-4, BB: Alex Miklos 1-4, Matt Peters (rbi), Ryan Fitzgerald 1-2, Josh Forbes 1-2.
Records: WVM: 12-11; BB: 13-10.