The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

July 5, 2013

Miners beat Sliders 4-2 in 14 innings

Winning streak now at 14 games


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

Friday’s Games

Hannibal 3, Springfield 1

Danville 5, Quincy 4

Chillicothe 17, Butler 2

West Virginia 4, Slippery Rock 2

Lorain County 7, Richmond 1

Today’s Games

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.