Butler Escapes with 7-4 Win Over Chillicothe

Dall Hall  Chillicothe Paints

Pictured: Chillicothe's Dallas Hall. Photo by Dan Ramey, iHeartMedia Chillicothe

By Dan Ramey

Butler finished their year against the Paints with a 7-4 win over Chillicothe Thursday at VA Memorial Stadium.

It was the Blue Sox 12th win over Chillicothe in 2017. The Paints defeated Butler Wednesday for just the second time this summer.

The Sox took a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the 5th inning, but for the second straight night, Chillicothe’s Dallas Hall (Miami) had a big knock to tie the game on a bases clearing triple. Hall tallied 9 RBI during the last two games after hitting a grand slam Wednesday with a 6 RBI night.

The top of the 6th was the game changer as Butler tallied three runs to grab the lead again. The Paints managed to pull within 6-4, but couldn’t close the gap.

Alex Stobert (Tallahassee CC) picks up the win, holding the Paints to three hits while Butler relievers Bryce Spak (Seton Hill) and Derek West (Pitt) allowed one hit among the nine batters they face.

Pierce Knisley (Northern Kentucky) suffered the loss for Chillicothe.

Butler (36-22) wrapped up the Prospect League’s East Division earlier in the week.

The Paints’ (28-30) final two games are with Champion City, Friday at the VA and Saturday om Springfield. Gates open Friday at 6:05pm for Bark in the Park. Game time is 7:05pm.

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