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Paints Grab 7-6 Win at DuPage Sunday

June 9, 2019 - Prospect League (Prospect) - Chillicothe Paints News Release

LISLE, Ill. - The Chillicothe Paints, presented by Adena Health System, got a solid start from Cody Orr and beat the DuPage Pistol Shrimp 7-6 in 10 innings Sunday afternoon at the Village of Lisle - Benedictine University Sports Complex.

The Paints (3-7) scored first with a run in the top of the third. Gavin Homer singled and went to third on a Trey Smith double and then scored on an RBI single by Cole Andrews.

Homer walked to lead off the fifth inning and, with one out, stole second base. Andrews then singled to score Homer. Collin Luty was hit by a pitch and Joe Laudont hit a double that scored both Andrews and Luty to make it 4-0 Paints.

Colin Shepherd walked to lead off the sixth inning for the Paints, he later scored on Luty's single to give Chillicothe a 5-0 lead.

Chris Eisel replaced Charlie Patrick in the seventh and led the inning off with a solo home run to left, making it 6-0 Paints at the stretch.

Orr ran into trouble for the first time in the bottom of the seventh. He gave up a single and hit a batter to start the inning, ending his night. The two runners later scored, giving Orr a line of six innings, two runs, three hits, one walk and six strikeouts.

Down 6-2 in the eighth, the Pistol Shrimp (5-6) got a leadoff baserunner when Paints shortstop Parker Murdie fielded Steven Hamer's ground ball and threw it out of play into the DuPage dugout. Hamer scored two batters later on Dane Toppel's sacrifice fly to center, cutting the Paints' lead to 6-3.

Austin Calopietro entered the game to pitch for the Paints in the ninth and Gáosh Williams struck out to start the inning. Jack Surin followed with a single, Jonathan Hodo walked, and Garrett Goetz flied out to right for the second out of the inning. Calopietro then walked Matt Waznis to load the bases and walked Hamer to bring in a run and cut the Paints' lead to 6-4. Paul Kunst followed with a single to drive in Hodo and Waznis tying the game at six. Calopietro struck out Toppel to end the inning and send the game to the 10th.

Shepherd started the inning with a double to left field to start the inning. Homer put down a sacrifice bunt, advancing Shepherd to third with one out. Smith was intentionally walked and Andrews struck out swinging, but a wild pitch allowed Shepherd to score and give the Paints a 7-6 lead.

Nate Haugh came in to pitch the 10th for Chillicothe, struck out the first two batters of the inning, allowed a single and then struck out Hodo to end the game and send the Paints to their third win on the season.

The Paints are off Monday and return home to VA Memorial Stadium Tuesday to host Champion City at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday is Ross County Sheriff D.A.R.E. Night and Summer Fun Party at the ballpark. Gates open at 6 p.m.

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