The West Virginia Miners (33-16) and the Richmond RiverRats (19-30) both threatened with rallies, but it was the West Virginia Miners that eventually took advantage of them in a 5-4 win at McBride Stadium.
The West Virginia Miners were led by Kaeo Aliviado's hitting. Aliviado went 2-3 and drove in one. He doubled in the third inning and singled in the eighth innings.
Ryan Perez handled the Richmond RiverRats' lineup with ease, racking up nine strikeouts. Perez allowed one earned run, four hits and five walks over five innings.
Jordan Nieman was solid at the plate for the Richmond RiverRats. Nieman went 2-5 and drove in one. He singled in the sixth inning and tripled in the ninth inning.
Brandon Koch got the win, running his season record to 6-2. Koch struck out none, walked none and gave up one hit.
Trey Garrett (1-1) took the loss for the Richmond RiverRats. He lasted just 1 1/3 innings, walked one, struck out two, and allowed three runs.