From Staff Reports
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. —
The West Virginia Miners are finding all kinds of ways to win. They scored two unearned runs in the top of the 14th inning to beat Slippery Rock 4-2 and extend their winning streak to 10 games.
After Vince Bartolone and Kaeo Aliviado both walked with one out, Pat Kregeloh reached on a three-base error by Sliders catcher Mike Andries. Bartolone and Aliviado both scored — they were the first runs in the game since Slippery Rock tied it with a two-run sixth.
The Miners took a 1-0 lead in the first when Aliviado reached on an error and scored on Kregeloh’s double.
The lead went to 2-0 in the fifth when Evan Potter scored on a two-out single by Aliviado.
In the bottom of the sixth, Aaron Lindgren drove in Cooper Mickelson with a triple for the Sliders’ first run. They tied the game later in the inning after Lindgren scored when Connor McCallum hit into a double play.
Brandon Koch picked up the win for West Virginia (22-12). He worked 4 2-3 innings of shutout relief, striking out seven and walking none while allowing just two hits.
The Miners will start a two-game series today at Chillicothe (20-14). West Virginia leads the Paints by two games in the Prospect League East Division.
Prospect League standings
EAST DIVISION W L PCT. GB
West Virginia Miners 22 12 .647 —
Chillicothe Paints 20 14 .588 2
Butler Blue Sox 17 17 .500 5
Lorain County Ironmen 15 19 .441 7
Slippery Rock Sliders 15 19 .441 7
Richmond RiverRats 13 21 .382 9
WEST DIVISION W L PCT. GB
Danville Dans 21 11 .656 —
Quincy Gems 21 11 .656 —
Terre Haute Rex 19 14 .576 21⁄2
Hannibal Cavemen 15 16 .484 51⁄2
Springfield Sliders 4 28 .125 17
Hannibal 3, Springfield 1
Danville 5, Quincy 4
Chillicothe 17, Butler 2
West Virginia 4, Slippery Rock 2
Lorain County 7, Richmond 1
Hannibal at Quincy, 5:35 p.m.
Lorain County at Butler, 6:35 p.m.
Hannibal at Quincy, 6:35 p.m.
Danville at Terre Haute, 7:05 p.m.
West Virginia at Chillicothe, 7:05 p.m.
Slippery Rock at Richmond, 7:05 p..m.