RICHMOND, Ind. — A slugfest broke out, and the West Virginia Miners came out on top.
After falling behind 6-3, the Miners scored the game’s final five runs to beat the Richmond RiverRats 8-6 Sunday for a split of their two-game series.
The Miners (10-7) were outhit 13-12, but scored three runs in the seventh inning and two in the eighth.
Run-scoring singles by Justin Paul and Dom Iero and an RBI groundout by Cal Hernandez tied the game at 6-6 in the seventh.
In the eighth, Paul and Dylan Harvey delivered RBI singles to put West Virginia ahead by two.
Joshua Falbo (1-0) pitched 2 1/3 innings of relief to pick up his first win. The right-hander from W.Va. State gave up one run on three hits while striking out three.
James Doubet was perfect over the final 1 2/3 for his second save. He had two strikeouts.
Harvey went 2-for-4 and raised his average to .407, which leads the Prospect League.
Paul was 4-for-5, his second four-hit night in three games. He is 10-for-14 with four runs batted in those three games.
Richmond catcher Aiden McMahan was 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs.
The Miners are off today and will start a two-game series against the Jamestown Jammers Tuesday in Jamestown, N.Y. Each game can be heard on 560 WJLS-AM and online at wjlsam.com.