Beckley, WV (WOAY) – In eight meetings earlier this season against Butler, the West Virginia Miners had won twice and lost five, with one game being suspended due to weather.
After a game of defense early, the Miners scored first with two runs in the fourth inning and adding a third in the fifth. However, a four-run sixth inning for the BlueSox was enough for the visitors to claim the win Tuesday at Epling Stadium.
Justin Mitchell batted 2-for-3 for West Virginia with an RBI, with Austin Norman also bringing in one run and scoring himself.
The Miners & BlueSox continue their two-game series Wednesday in Beckley, before West Virginia heads to Lafayette and Terre Haute.