Carlos Munoz hit a grand slam as part of a six-run sixth inning, and the West Virginia Power went on to a 13-5 win over the Lexington Legends Sunday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
Former Morehead State pitcher Matt Anderson (1-1) got the win for West Virginia. He worked five innings, allowed eight hits and four runs, all earned. He walked four batters and struck out two.
The Legends opened the scoring with a run in the third inning on a double by Kort Peterson and a single by Chris DeVito, but West Virginia answered with five runs in the fourth. Hunter Owen led off with a double, and after Munoz grounded out, Kevin Mahala, who had four hits in the game, doubled to tie the score at 1-1. Stephen Alemais and Chris Harvey followed with doubles, producing two more runs, and Clark Eagan hit a two-run homer, giving the Power a 5-1 lead.
Lexington rallied in the bottom of the fifth. Peterson doubled and scored on a single by DeVito, and Manny Olloque followed with a two-run homer to cut the lead to one at 5-4.
Harvey struck out to start the sixth, but Eagan walked and Sandy Santos singled. Eagan came home on a single by Logan Ratledge, and after Jose Veras relieved starter Nolan Watson for Lexington, Ty Moore singled, scoring Santos. Owen was hit by a pitch, loading the bases, and Munoz launched a drive over the wall in right center field to make the score 11-4.
The Legends added a run in the seventh on a double by DeVito and a single by Meibrys Viloria. The Power scored single runs in the eighth and ninth for the final margin.
Watson (0-2) was the losing pitcher.
The Power won three out of four in the series. The Legends remain at home for a three-game series against the Greenville Drive. Game time Monday night is 7:05 p.m.
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