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Paints Run Streak to Six, Beat Normal 4-3

June 17, 2019 - Prospect League (Prospect) - Chillicothe Paints News Release

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - The Chillicothe Paints, presented by Adena Health System, ran their win streak to six last night with a 4-3 win over the Normal CornBelters at VA Memorial Stadium. The six-game streak is tied for the longest streak in the Prospect League this season.

The Paints (8-7) scored first, when Chris Eisel walked to leadoff the inning and scored on Cole Andrews' sacrifice fly to right field, making it 1-0 Chillicothe.

Normal (7-10) tied the game in the third, taking advantage of three Paints errors to score a run without the benefit of a hit in the inning.

Chillicothe answered in the bottom. Eisel doubled to lead off the inning. Gavin Homer hit an infield single to the pitcher that moved Eisel to second. The throw to first was off-target, allowing Eisel to score on the error. Andrew Bacon then extended his hit streak to 11 games with a single to left field. Collin Luty followed with a double to left, scoring Homer, giving the Paints a 3-1 lead.

Normal's Ty Roseberry homered in the seventh and tied the game at three with a run in the eighth.

Joe Laudont worked a one-out single in the bottom of the eighth and advanced to second and then third on a pair of wild pitches. With two outs, Parker Murdie put down a surprise bunt, the CornBelters' pitcher threw the ball passed first and down the line in right, allowing Laudont to score the eventual winning run.

The game featured two brief rain delays, one between the fifth and sixth innings that lasted 12 minutes. Another just before Murdie's eighth-inning at bat that lasted six minutes.

Mitch Milheim (2-0) earned the win after allowing one run on one hit, one walk and four strikeouts. Cody Orr started the game, he allowed two runs, one earned, on four hits and he struck out two, earning a no decision. Nate Haugh was credited with his second save of the season, he pitched the ninth inning, striking out one.

The Paints are off Monday, they head to Beckley, West Virginia, Tuesday to play the West Virginia Miners before returning home to VA Memorial Stadium for games Wednesday through Friday.

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