CHARLESTON, W.V. - Behind three usual suspects out the bullpen holding West Virginia to just three hits, Kannapolis edged the Power 2-1 Sunday evening in Charleston.
In the first, Ian Dawkins stayed hot at the plate with a leadoff single on the first pitch of the ball game against West Virginia's Steven Moyers. Next up, Lenyn Sosa doubled (11) on a groundball hit down the left field line, putting runners at the corners for Romy Gonzalez.
Swinging a hot bat as well, Gonzalez singled on a ground ball through the right side, as manager Ryan Newman waved in Dawkins and Sosa to give Kannapolis an early 2-0 lead.
In his first start of the 2019 season, Johan Dominguez looked sharp with four strikeouts through 4.0 innings on the bump for Kannapolis, giving up only one hit and one walk. After Dominguez's exit, Jason Bilous (W, 1-1) took over in the fifth for the Intimidators, scattering three walks and one hit over 2.0 innings to give up just one run.
West Virginia's best scoring opportunity of the ball game came in the fifth with bases loaded, but Bilous struck out Charlie McConnell and Johnny Slater to end the scare. Andrew Perez (S, 1) held on to the Kannapolis lead from the seventh inning on, striking out two in the seventh, one in the third and the side in the ninth.
The Intimidators will look to earn their second series sweep of the season at 10:35 a.m. Monday morning in Charleston, W.V. Kannapolis will send Kade McClure (1-1, 3.48 ERA) against the Powers' Josias De Los Santos (0-2, 9.82 ERA).
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