RICHMOND, Ind. —
The scoreless innings streak is over. The winning streak remains intact.
On a night both teams combined for 12 walks and four errors, the West Virginia Miners broke open a tie game in the ninth inning, scoring three runs to take a 5-4 win from the Richmond RiverRats.
The win extends the Miners’ win streak to six games and helps them maintain their five-game lead over second-place Butler in the Prospect League East Division standings. Their magic number to clinch was reduced to seven.
Pat Kregeloh and Kaeo Aliviado each had a double and an RBI to lead the Miners, while Douglas Votolato and Evan Potter both scored twice.
Brandon Koch pitched a scoreless eighth inning to get the win and Kolin Stanley picked up his fourth save.
Richmond scored a run in the sixth, ending West Virginia’s scoreless innings streak at 33.
The Miners look to sweep the RiverRats at 7:05 p.m. today before heading to Lorain County for a two-game series starting Thursday.
WVM: 100 000 013 — 5 5 3
RRR: 000 001 102 — 4 9 1
WVM: Ryan Perez, Matt Margaritonda (6), James Woods (7), Brandon Koch (8), Kolin Stanley (9) and Josh Galvan, RRR: Cody Jones, Luke McGhee (6), Scott Ashford (8), Trey Garrett (8) and Ryan Akins. WP — Koch. LP — Garrett, S — Stanley. Hitting — WVM: Douglas Votolato 0-2 (2 r), Pat Kregeloh 1-4 (rbi, 2b), Kaeo Aliviado 2-3 (rbi, 2b), Zach Woolcock 1-3 (r), Evan Potter 1-3 (2 r), RRR: Jason Blum 2-4 (2b), Robbie Stein 2-5 (r, 3b), Jacob Bosiokovic 2-4, Trevor Kimm 1-5 (rbi), Kyle Leslie 0-3 (2 r), Jordan Nieman 2-5 (rbi).
Records: WVM (33-16); RRR (19-30)