Sam Lewis allowed just one run on four hits over his seven-inning stint to lead the West Virginia Miners past Chillicothe 7-1 Thursday at Linda K. Epling Stadium.
Lewis struck out 10 in the victory as the Miners ran their win streak to seven games to remain tied for first place in the Eastern Division with Richmond.
Tyler Rockefellow closed out the final two innings, holding the Paints hitless.
Clayton Prestridge picked up two hits on the evening and drove in two runs to lead the Miners at the plate. Luke Meeteer also had two hits, including a double, and had an RBI.
Will Nimke took the loss for Chillicothe, his fifth loss of the season.
The Miners look to make it eight in a row when the two teams meet again tonight at 7:05 back at Linda K. Epling Stadium.
West Virginia Miners 7, Chillicothe Paints 1
C: 000 100 000 — 1 4 0
WV: 110 010 40x — 7 7 0
C: W. Nimke, J. Zwierzynski (6), B. Sega (7) and J. Miglin, H: S. Lewis, T. Rockefellow (8) and C. Prestridge. WP — Lewis. LP — Nimke. Hitting — C: D. Zuchowski 1-3 (R, 2B), G. Brugnoni 1-3 (RBI), A. Hopper 1-3, M. Fisher 1-3. WV: L. Meeteer 2-4 (2 R, RBI, 2B), B. Strong 1-4 (R), C. Prestridge 2-3 (2 R, 2 RBI), J. Williams 1-3 (R, RBI), G. Stafford 1-3 (R, RBI).