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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Outlaws had its season-high four-game winning streak snapped on Saturday when they fell to West Virginia by a score of 10-6 at Faith & Family Night at Hawkins Field. The Outlaws (21-20 overall, 7-6 2nd half) continued to swing the hot bats Saturday as they combined for 15 hits while scoring only six runs.
After jumping out to big leads on West Virginia the first two games of the series, the Miners had their way on Saturday as they got out to a 7-0 lead before Kevin Smith (LSU-Shreveport) launched his first home run of the summer, a three-run shot into the right-field bleachers to get the Outlaws within four at 7-3.
Greg Bachman (Austin Peay) led Nashville with a four-hit night to raise his average to a season-best .320. Bryan Johns (Vanderbilt) continued his hot-bat with a three more hits and a run scored.
Johnny Amann (Judson), Jack Lupo and Smith all had two hits apiece in Nashville's 15-hit offensive attack. Smith led the way in the RBI department, driving in three, while Amann had two.
Daniel Palo (MTSU) allowed seven runs (six earned) on just five hits while walking four and hitting two in 2.2 innings to fall to 2-3 on the summer.
Steven Murray (TCU) allowed three runs (all unearned) on four hits in three innings of middle relief while Lee Thompson (St. Catherine College) struck out three and allowed just one hit in 3.1 innings of scoreless relief.
Despite the loss on Saturday, the Outlaws have started to gel at the plate and their numbers show that. In three games against the second-place Miners, the Outlaws pounded out 42 hits and scored 27 runs.
Besides the game, musical performances by SonicFlood and Denver Bierman and the Mile High Orchestra and a terrific postgame fireworks show highlighted the second Faith & Family Night of the summer. A crowd of 2,239 attended the day's events at Hawkins Field.
Nashville will now host first-place division leader Terre Haute for two games, starting tomorrow (Sunday) night at 6 p.m.
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