CHILLICOTHE, Ohio —
The West Virginia Miners could muster just four singles and no runs off of the Chillicothe pitchers as the Miners fell 3-0 Wednesday in the opening game of a two game set.
The win was Chillicothe’s fourth in a row and breaks a two-game win streak for the Miners.
The Paints were led by Zac Mathie who blasted a home run in the fourth inning and Daniel Zuchowski with an RBI double in the fifth.
The loss drops the Miners into a tie for first place with the Paints in the Eastern Division race.
The Miners look to recapture the division lead tonight in a rematch starting at 7:05 p.m.
Chillicothe 3, West Virginia 0
WVM: 000 000 000 — 0 4 2
CP: 000 110 10x — 3 6 2
WVM: Kevin Johnstone, B Koch (7) and Jordan Parris, CP: Chris Thomas, Reed Mason (6) and James Miglin. WP — Thomas. LP — Johnstone. S— Mason. Hitting — WVM: Kaeo Aliviado 1-4, Douglas Votolato 1-3, Kenny May 1-4, Jordan Parris 1-3; CP: Daniel Zuchowski 1-4 (2b, rbi), Justin Wagler 1-4, Zac Mathie 1-3 (r, rbi, HR), James Miglin 1-4 (r, 2b), Vinnie Booker 2-3 (r).
Records: WVM (24-15); CP (23-14).