BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) -- William Matthiessen, Brett Kinneman and Elys Escobar each had three hits, as the West Virginia Black Bears beat the Batavia Muckdogs 10-4 on Thursday.

Matthiessen tripled and singled twice, scoring two runs. Kinneman doubled and singled twice, scoring three runs and driving home a couple.

Batavia cut the deficit to 2-1 in the second after Nic Ready scored on a wild pitch.

West Virginia answered in the top of the next frame, scoring five runs to extend its lead. Brendt Citta hit a two-run double en route to the six-run lead.

The Black Bears later added two runs in the fifth and one in the eighth. In the fifth, Kinneman and Jared Triolo both drove in a run, while Matthiessen hit an RBI single in the eighth.

Francis Del Orbe (3-1) got the win with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless, one-hit relief while Batavia starter Jackson Rose (5-4) took the loss in the New York-Penn League game.

Troy Johnston was a home run short of the cycle, driving home three runs for the Muckdogs. Dalvy Rosario doubled and singled twice, scoring two runs.


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