The Miners jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the top of the first.
With the Miners already up 1-0, former Wizard James Donaldson
(Northeastern) hit a three-run homer making it 4-0. It was Donaldson’s team-leading second round tripper of the season. Later in the first Mike Augustine (Boston College) had an RBI single, putting Little Falls up 5-0.
That was all Miners starting pitcher Dustin Johnson (Bloomsburg) needed.
Johnson picked up his second win of the season, pitching five innings, allowing four runs (one earned), on nine hits while walking one and striking out zero.
Little Falls tacked on single runs in the fourth and fifth innings, with Aaron Roberts (Southern Illinois) and Danny Etkin (Long Island) hitting RBI singles. Roberts finished 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored, while Etkin went 2-for-4.
Chris Kowalski (Boston College) had three hits, with a double and a run scored.
Wizards (6-12) starting pitcher Marcus Spaulding did not record an out in the game, pitching 0 innings, allowing five runs (four earned) on four hits, while walking one with no strikeouts.
With the Miners up 7-4 in the bottom of the ninth and runners on base, closer Dan Rossignol (Rhode Island) struck out both batters he faced, picking up his second save of the season.
The Miners (8-7) return home tomorrow night (June 28th) for a 7pm game against 2nd place Saratoga. It is Thirsty Thursday at Vets Park, where all beverages are $1 for the whole game.
*The Miners are 2-4 on the road
*The Miners are 6-3 at home
*The Miners are 8-2 against the 4th, 5th, and 6th place teams in the East (Bennington, Watertown, Amsterdam) *The Miners are 0-5 against the 1st and 2nd place teams in the East (Glens Falls, Saratoga)
*4 of the Miners 8 wins have come from a starting pitcher with a last name Johnson (Isaac & Dustin have 2 each) *Miners leading hitter Tom Edwards (Rutgers) is not hurt from getting hit with a pitch Tuesday night against Glens Falls. Edwards played first-base in the ninth against Watertown *The Miners signed pitcher Tyler Thornton (Northeastern). In 2007 Tyler made one appearance for the Huskies, tossing an inning of relief against Old Dominion on March 30. In 2006 Tyler made four appearances for the Huskies and recorded six strikeouts in 8-2/3 innings.