CHARLESTON, WV - Tito Polo and Carlos Munoz led West Virginia to a record-setting day for BlueClaws opponents, as the Power scored seven in the first and never looked back in topping Lakewood 19-7 Wednesday afternoon at Appalachian Power Park.
The 19 runs were the most ever allowed by the BlueClaws (17 on July 4, 2014 was the previous record), while Polo became the first BlueClaws opponent to ever get four extra-base hits in a game while Munoz became the first BlueClaws opponent ever to drive home seven runs. Polo and Mitchell Tolman also tied a franchise record by BlueClaws opponents by scoring four runs.
The Power (28-24) took two of three in the series from the BlueClaws (20-32), who wrapped up their road trip at 3-4.
The Power started the game with seven runs in the bottom of the first inning off Harold Arauz. The inning included a lead-off home run by Tito Polo on Arauz's first pitch, a three-run home run by Logan Hill, and an RBI double by Tito Polo that was inches away from his second home run of the inning.
Arauz came out after 2/3 of an inning, allowing seven runs, five earned.
The BlueClaws got four in the second inning off Logan Sendelbach, scoring two on a home run by Jan Hernandez, his seventh home run of the season.
Then the Power added one in the second and three in the third off Edgar Garcia, including a two-run home run by Polo, his second of the game and eighth of the season. Trailing 11-4, the BlueClaws kept battling, getting two in the sixth on RBI doubles by Grenny Cumana and Carlos Duran.
Carlos Munoz added a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh and two run double in the bottom of the eighth.
Deivi Grullon led the BlueClaws with three hits while Jan Hernandez drove in three and had two hits. Carlos Duran was 2-5 with 2 RBIS.
The BlueClaws open a six-game homestand Thursday night with the first of a three-game series with Hickory. RHP Franklyn Kilome (1-4) starts for Lakewood against RHP Erik Swanson (3-1).
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