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Paints Stay Alive

Paints Stay Alive

The Chillicothe Paints and Quincy Gems will play one more game, with the winner being crowned Prospect League champion.

The Paints took Game 2 of the series Tuesday night with a 7-2 victory. Chillicothe had a three-run 4th inning to take a 4-0 lead, and tacked on another run in the 5th.

Quincy was held quiet until the 7th when Adam McGinnis smacked a two run double off of Paints starter Jason Byers. Up to that point, Byers limited the Gems to four hits.

Shea Murray came on in relief to get the Paints out of the inning with a 5-2 lead.

Murray got into trouble in the 8th before Trace Dempsey entered the game with two outs. The Paints closer walked a Dominc Miles to load the bases, but managed to strike out Tyler Adkison to get out of the jam.

Chillicothe added two more insurance runs in the home half of the 8th and Dempsey shut down the Gems in the 9th to preserve the win.

Chillicothe's Deion Tansel drove in two runs while Ronnie Dawson, Joe Hoscheit and Matt Hopfner teamed for another three RBI's.

The Paints will send Lance Elder to the hill Wednesday night with hopes of nailing down the Paints' second Prospect League title. The Paints won it all in 2010.

The gate opens at 6:05pm and game time is 7:05pm.


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