Miners avoid sweep with win over Traverse City
Marion, IL - The Southern
The Miners scored first as catcher Elliot Hagburg hit a two RBI single in the bottom of the second inning off Beach Bums starter Reid Kelly, who made his first start off the disabled list, to give the Miners a 2-0 lead. The Beach Bums scored one run in the top of the third inning off Gilblair with a solo homerun by catcher Marcus Nidiffer. The Beach Bums then tied it in the top of the fourth with another solo home run, this time by first baseman Chase Burch to tie it up at two.
The Miners re-took the lead in the bottom of the fourth with a RBI groundout by outfielder Sean Harrell who was activated off the disabled list before the game, to give the Miners a 3-2 lead. Elliot Hagburg then hit a sacrifice fly to extend the Miners lead 4-2.
The Beach Bums scored another run in the top of the sixth to make it 4-3 as catcher Marcus Nidiffer hit his second homerun of the game. Reid Kelly left the game after seven innings, as he allowed five runs, four earned and struck out seven. The Miners scored another run in the bottom of the seventh to take a 5-3 lead. Max Peterson closed the game in the top of the ninth by striking out the side to give the Miners the win.
Beach Bums reliever Sam Brown threw 2/3 of the eighth, walking two batters. Nick Capito threw 1/3 of the eighth and struck out one batter. Miners reliever Ryan Quigley threw two innings, allowed one walk and struck out three batters. Shawn Gilblair earned the win (3-1), Reid Kelly with the loss (3-1) and Max Peterson with his eighth save of the season.