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.
(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.
The Chillicothe Paints offense had only one scoreless inning, but still managed to crush the Terre Haute Rex 30-2 in Prospect League Baseball, Saturday night.
The Paints scored a single run in the first inning, but scored 13 times in the second, scoreless in the third, but then added 8 in the fourth, and 4 runs in both the fifth and six innings for the 30-2 victory, which is their seventh straight win.
Ben Gbur & Kent Reeser both hit Grand Slam homers and Isaac Bair added a 3-run round-tripper. Reeser had a total of six RBI’s.
Matt Dockman tossed a complete game, but yielded 10 hits.
The 30 run game tied a Paints single game record set in 2012.
The Chillicothe Paints gain a 12-7 Sunday over the Terre Haute Rex, smashing five home runs in the game. Jake Silverstein hit three, including a grand slam and drove in six RBI’s. He was 4 for 6 at the plate, also picking up a double.
Jackson Feltner also had a big game offensively, going 4 for 5 with an RBI.
Chillicothe’s big inning came in the 8th, scoring six runs. The Paints also had 15 hits in the contest.
Dane Armbrustmacher gained the victory on the pitcher’s mound, working 2.2 innings of hitless ball.
The (9-12) Paints are back home on Tuesday, hosting Lafayette. Johnstown is in Chillicothe on Wednesday.
The Chillicothe Paints took down Ohio Valley- East Division leader Champion City, Thursday, with a 6-5 win. The victory also pulls the Paints to a season record of (3-3) and within 1.5 games out of first behind the Kings.
Trailing at home by a score of 5-0, the Paints scored three runs in the 7th and again in the 8th innings to pull out the one run win.
Champion City tallied their runs with one in the first and four in the 7th before Chillicothe mounted their comeback win to drop the Kings to (5-2) on the season.
Bradley Dunn picked up the win for Chillicothe, working just one inning.
Ryley Preece and Mitchell Vincent each had 2 RBI nights to account for four of the Paints six runs. Alex Ludwick was the lone Paints player with multiple hits, going 2/4 with an RBI.
Chillicothe travels to Champion City on Friday night.
After the Chillicothe Paints and West Virginia Miners traded one run in the first inning, the Paints broke the game open in the top of the second inning with an 8-run offensive explosion and went on to a 10-1 Prospect League victory.
The Paints big inning got off to a start with the help of shaky pitching control from the Miner’s, as the first three Chillicothe batters reached on walks, then a fourth player was hit by a pitch, followed by a sacrifice fly.
Leading 9-1, Chillicothe added a run in third, with both teams going scoreless the rest of the game.
The Paints had 10 runs on 7 hits, committing no errors. The Miners scored one run on 8 hits and committed 2 errors.
Multiple hit games for Chillicothe only came from Drew Wilson with a 2/4 day at the plate. Ben Gbur and Isaac Bair each had 2 RBI’s with base hits.
Bradley Dunn was the winning pitcher with 4 innings on the mound, yielding 5 hits and 1 walk and fanning 2 batters.
The Chillicothe Paints improve to (2-3) on the season and return home Wednesday vs West Virginia at 7:05pm.
Trey Smith (Indianapolis) scored two of the Paints three runs and the bullpen preserved a shutout of the Johnstown Mill Rats (2-1) for their first win of the 2021 season.
Smith walked to lead off the home half of the first inning and scored on a fielder’s choice by Drew Wilson (Baldwin-Wallace) for the early 1-0 lead.
Tanner Cunningham (Shawnee State) scattered four hits pitching into the 5th inning before giving way to Marshall Pile (Charleston) in relief. Pile worked through the 8th inning to earn the victory, combining with Tyler Ronevich (Miami) to keep the Mill Rats’ bats silent the rest of the way.
Smith scored a second time ahead of Kent Reeser (Rio Grande) on a two-out single to centerfield by Wilson in the 5th-inning.
The Paints (1-3) closed out the homestand giving John Penn his first win as skipper of the Chillicothe club. The win snapped a three game losing streak, falling to Lafayette on opening night, Champion City Friday and Johnstown Saturday.
The team is off Monday and will head to West Virginia to face the Miners Tuesday night. Johnstown will return home to host the Champion City Kings.
The Lafayette Aviators roughed up starter Zach Kendall Thursday to take Chillicothe 10-4 in the opener for both teams.
Kendall lasted just a third of an inning giving up six runs. The Aviators scored seven times in the opening frame and led 8-0 before the Paints scored their first run in the home half of the second inning.
Neither team scored after the 4th inning.
Champion City comes to town Friday as the Paints home stand continues. The Paints will host Johnstown Saturday and Sunday. The Kings fell to Danville Thursday 6-2.
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