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Paints Win & Johnstown Loss Lifts Chillicothe To Prospect League Playoff Berth

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The Chillicothe Paints wrapped up a Prospect League Playoff berth Wednesday with a 13-3 regular season finale win over West Virginia, coupled with a Johnstown Mill Rats 12-6 loss to Champion City.

The Paints needed that combination to gain the post-season slot.

Chillicothe scored a total of 30 runs in their two-game series at West Virginia, winning 17-8 on Tuesday and 13-3 Wednesday.

Johnstown lost two of three games to Champion City to conclude the regular season, knocking the Mill Rats out of the playoff equation as the Paints finished red-hot in their final week of the season.

The Paints scored single runs in the first and second innings, three runs in the third, then added four runs in both the sixth and seventh innings to role up the 10 run rule win.

The Paints had 14 hits against the Miners, committing one error. West Virginia had 5 hits and 3 errors.

Trey Maeker led the Chillicothe offense with two hits and four RBI’s against WV on Wednesday. Alex Ludwick, Nathan Karaffa and Jackson Feltner each had two hits and two RBI’s.

Chillicothe, the second half Ohio River Valley champ, will play first half winner Champion City in the Eastern Conference Division Championship, Thursday August 5th. Champion City will host Thursday’s game in Springfield, Ohio.

The Divisional Championship Round consists of one winner-take-all game between the winner of the first half in each division and the division’s second-half winner. Division Championship games will take place August 5.

The winners of the divisional games advance to the Conference Championship Round. Again, this is a one-game, winner-take-all game between the two winners of the division championship games in the Eastern Conference and the two division championship game winners in the Western Conference. These games will take place August 7.

The Eastern and Western Conference champions play each other in the best-of-three Prospect League Championship Series. Game one is August 9, hosted by the team with the lesser regular-season record. After a travel day, game two is August 11, hosted by the team with the better regular-season record. If necessary, game three will take place August 12, at the same stadium as game two.

Paints Extend Win Streak To 13 Straight

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The Chillicothe Paints have tied the Prospect League record for most consecutive wins at 13, rallying to beat Champion City 7-6, Saturday at V.A. Memorial Stadium.

The Kings built a 6-0 lead after their first two at-bats, but the Paints answered with a run in the second inning, four runs in the fifth and two in the sixth.

Chillicothe’s bullpen held Champion City scoreless over the final 7 innings of the game.

Five different Paints players drove-in runs for the game.

Chillicothe improves to (20-12) overall for the season and is now (3-0) in the East-Ohio Valley Division for the season’s “second half”, which they need to win to gain a post-season berth, unless they finish runner-up to the Kings, who won the first-half division title.

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.