Paints Break Franchise Record For Consecutive Wins

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(SPRINGFIELD) – The Chillicothe Paints, presented by Adena Health System, extended their franchise record win streak to 12 games Friday night at Springfield’s Carleton Davidson Stadium, beating the Champion City Kings 12-5.

The Prospect League record for consecutive wins is 13, which Chillicothe can tie at home, Saturday night.

Chillicothe (2-0, 19-12) scored the first two runs of the game in the top of the second inning. Nathan Rose and Ben Gbur singled, putting runners on the corners. Isaac Bair and Nathan Karaffa both hit run-scoring groundouts, giving the Paints a 2-0 lead.

Champion City (0-2, 17-14) got one back in the bottom of the second, as Bo Seccombe hit a solo home run, making it 2-1.

After the first two batters of the top of the third were retired for the Paints, Colin Summerhill doubled, scoring on a two-run home run by Kent Reeser. Rose, Gbur and Bair followed with singles, Bair’s drove home Rose, making it 5-1. After a walk to Karaffa, loading the bases, Trey Maeker walked, scoring Gbur and extending the Paints’ lead to 6-1.

Champion City clawed back with a run-each in the third, fourth and sixth innings, cutting the Paints’ lead to 6-4.

Bair singled with one out in the top of the seventh, coming home on a two-run home run from Maeker, giving Chillicothe an 8-4 advantage. Jimmy Allen then hit a triple to right field, popping up from a slide after an errant throw and scoring to make it 9-4.

Gbur collected his fourth hit of the night in the top of the eighth, a two-run home run, making it 11-4 in favor of Chillicothe.

After the Kings got one back in the bottom of the eighth, the Paints added another in the ninth. Jackson Feltner reached base after being hit by a pitch, scoring later in the inning on Reeser’s RBI single, finishing the scoring with Chillicothe in front 12-5.

Zach Kendall (1-1) earned the win for the Paints. The right-hander pitched five innings, allowing three runs, two earned on eight hits, walking one and striking out seven. Dane Armbrustmacher tossed 2 2/3 innings in relief, allowing two runs on three hits, walking one and striking out five. Ruben Ramirez pitches a one-two-three inning for the Paints in the ninth.

Gbur ended the night 4-for-5 with a double, a two-run home run, three runs scored and two RBIs. Reeser, Rose and Bair had two hits each. Reeser and Maeker each homered and drove in three on the night. Allen, Summerhill and Maeker had one hit each, Maeker’s was a two-run home run, he collected three RBI’s on the night.

The Paints return to VA Memorial Stadium to host the Kings at 7:05 p.m. After the game, the Paints will have an Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza sponsored by 94 Country WKKJ.

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