Early offense carries Power to 12-10 victory
CHARLESTON, W. Va. (July 19, 2019) - West Virginia tallied six runs in the first inning and five runs in the third before holding on late in a 12-10 win over the Delmarva Shorebirds Saturday night at Appalachian Power Park.With the Orioles' top prospect Grayson Rodriguez (7-3) on the bump,
CHARLESTON, W. Va. (July 19, 2019) - West Virginia tallied six runs in the first inning and five runs in the third before holding on late in a 12-10 win over the Delmarva Shorebirds Saturday night at Appalachian Power Park.
With the Orioles' top prospect Grayson Rodriguez (7-3) on the bump, West Virginia (15-15, 52-48) teed off in the first inning with back-to-back one-out doubles from
The Power's six runs in the first inning tied the most they have scored in a single stanza this year (five times).
Delmarva (20-10, 68-31) immediately answered in the second with two runs off two sacrifice flies, then added another in the third on a J.C. Encarnacion single that cut the lead to 6-3.
West Virginia found their rhythm at the plate again in the third, as
West Virginia recorded two big innings in the same game for the first time since June 30, 2018, when the Power utilized two five-run frames to thump Hagerstown 12-4 in Maryland.
However, the Shorebirds did not go away easily, as Delmarva took a chunk out of the lead with a four-run fifth inning on three hits and an error that trimmed the West Virginia advantage to four. Delmarva struck for a run in each of the next three frames on a Robert Neustrom homer in the sixth off
In the eighth, West Virginia added a key insurance run on a Julio RBI groundout that plated
The Power concludes their four-game series against the Delmarva Shorebirds Sunday afternoon at Appalachian Power Park, with first pitch set for 2:05 p.m. RHP
It is another Kidz Sunday Fun Day at Appalachian Power Park, where kids 12 and younger can run the bases after the final out, courtesy of the SMART529 College Savings Program, as well as play catch in the outfield before the game. Select Power players will also be available for postgame autographs. Also, members of the Sheetz Power Kidz Club can get free tickets courtesy of Sheetz. Additionally, Kidz Club members can participate in an ice cream social and cool off in the sprinklers at the third base picnic garden by showing their Kidz Club card at the Power Box Office. All Kidz Sunday Fundays are presented by Shawnee Park Foundation. For tickets and more information, call the Power at 304-344-2287 or visit www.wvpower.com.