The West Virginia Miners (39-18) shut the door early on the Richmond RiverRats (32-25), capturing a 13-1 victory on Sunday at Linda K. Epling Stadium.
The game was decided quickly as the West Virginia Miners exerted their will early with 10 runs in the first three innings.An RBI single by Joesph Williams, an error, an RBI single by John Sprik, an RBI single by Mark Benak, an RBI single by Matthew Chavarria, and an RBI single by Luke Meeteer in the first inning and , a double by Williams, a groundout by Gray Stafford, a single by Alex De La Rosa, a sacrifice fly by Benak, and a single by Chavarria during the second inning helped the West Virginia Miners put some runs on the board early.
Williams racked up three RBIs on three hits for the West Virginia Miners.
Kolin Stanley brought the heat against the Richmond RiverRats during his outing. The Richmond RiverRats managed just one hit off of the the West Virginia Miners' pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out four during his two innings of work.
Russell Luxton recorded his second win of the year for the West Virginia Miners. He allowed one run over two innings. Luxton struck out three, walked one and gave up two hits.
Nicholas Smith ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with his fourth loss of the year. He allowed 10 runs in 1 1/3 innings, walked three and struck out none.
The West Virginia Miners hammered the Richmond RiverRats pitching as six hitters had a field day, combining for 12 hits, 10 RBIs and eight runs scored.