RATS TAKE ONE FROM WEST VIRGINIA
July 19, 2014Richmond RiverRats
A walk-off single from Matt Brankle brought home the winning run for the Richmond RiverRats (16-26) in a 12-11 victory over the West Virginia Miners at McBride Stadium on Friday.
The two teams combined for 23 runs and 27 hits, including zero extra base hits. Relief pitchers got their fill of innings during the game, with the opposing managers using eight pitchers in total.
JD Rainwater racked up two RBIs on three hits for the Richmond RiverRats. He doubled in the fifth inning and singled in the second and eighth innings.
Brankle recorded his second win of the year for the Richmond RiverRats. Brankle struck out three, walked none and gave up two hits.
Dalton Curtis couldn't get it done on the hill for the West Virginia Miners (28-17), taking a loss. He lasted just two-thirds of an inning, walked none, struck out none, and allowed three runs.