Harvey ties SB record as Miners beat Butler

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Harvey ties SB record as Miners beat Butler. Dylan Harvey stole two bases Saturday night at Butler to tie the Prospect League record for steals in a season with 38. He will try to set a new record tonight at Chillicothe. Photo: Chris Jackson/The Register-Herald

Harvey ties SB record as Miners beat Butler.
Dylan Harvey stole two bases Saturday night at Butler to tie the Prospect League record for steals in a season with 38. He will try to set a new record tonight at Chillicothe.
Photo: Chris Jackson/The Register-Herald

The West Virginia Miners won, and one of their players nudged himself into the record books.

Not a bad night on the road.

Hunter Vansau drove in the go-ahead run with two out in the ninth inning, Dylan Harvey tied the Prospect League stolen base record and the Miners defeated the Butler BlueSox 3-2 Saturday to sweep their two-game series at Kelly Automotive Park.

Harvey stole a base in the third inning, then got his second in the eighth for his 38th of the season. The center fielder joined Jeff Holm of Chillicothe (2010) and Danny Poma of Dubois County (2011).

West Virginia (8-9 second half, 28-19 overall) scored two runs in the top of the ninth.

Zach Sterry led off with a single and moved to second on Dan Ward’s groundout. Sterry then scored on pinch-hitter Justin Paul’s double to tie the game at 2-2.

Paul went to third on Jesus Villalobo’s groundout before scoring on Vansau’s single to center field.

James Doubet struck out the side in the ninth for his seventh save.

Calvin Coker (2-1) got the win in relief of starter Tyler Rowe. Coker allowed two hits but no runs in 1 1-3 innings.

After the Miners went ahead 1-0 in the top of the third, Butler (12-9, 25-23) scored twice in the bottom half.

Tyler Sullivan started it with a double, advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Daniel Hrbek.

Hrbek stole second and later scored on Cameron Balego’s two-out single.

The Miners will play at Chillicothe at 7:05 p.m. today before Monday’s off day. They return home Tuesday for the first of consecutive doubleheaders against the Champion City. The first game will start at 6:05 p.m.

 

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