(Hagerstown, MD- September 7, 2013)- The West Virginia Power lost 6-2 to the Hagerstown Suns in game three of the Northern Division Championship Series. The Suns advance to the league title series by taking two of three from the Power, collecting 16 hits and putting at least one runner of base in every inning.
The Suns took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning against Power starter Luis Heredia. Isaac Ballou singled, advanced to second on a base hit by Tony Renda, and scored on a singled from Wander Ramos for a 1-0 Hagerstown lead.
West Virginia scored twice in the top of the second to take a 2-1 advantage. Eric Wood Singled and advanced to third on a double by Raul Fortunato. Jon Schwind singled in the first Power run and
In the home half of the second, Ballou scored on a singled by Renda to tie the game at two. In the bottom of the fourth, Hagerstown scored the go-ahead run on a single by Shawn Pleffner. In the bottom of the seventh the Suns sent nine to the plate, scoring three runs on four hits and build a 6-2 lead.
Kylin Turnbull (1-0) earned the win with five innings of work, striking out three and walking two. Heredia (0-1) took the loss after allowing three runs on ten hits over three-plus innings. Ronald Pena earned the save by throwing four inning of scoreless relief.
Hagerstown will host Savannah on Monday and Tuesday in the first two games of the best-of-five South Atlantic League Championship Series. The series resumes in Savannah on Thursday with games on Friday and Saturday as needed.
West Virginia's season comes to an end after a campaign that saw the club win the second half Northern Division title, finish with the division's best record, and match the franchise mark with 82 victories. The 2014 season will open on the road at Lexington at 7:05 pm on April 3. For more information, call 304-344-2287.