LAKEWOOD, N.J. (April 30, 2019) - Jarred Kelenic homered for the fourth time in four games, while four West Virginia hurlers combined to toss the Power's fifth shutout win of the season with a 2-0 victory over the Lakewood BlueClaws Tuesday evening at FirstEnergy Park.Kelenic extended his hitting to a Class
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (April 30, 2019) - Jarred Kelenic homered for the fourth time in four games, while four West Virginia hurlers combined to toss the Power's fifth shutout win of the season with a 2-0 victory over the Lakewood BlueClaws Tuesday evening at FirstEnergy Park.
Kelenic extended his hitting to a Class A-best 16 games with a solo home run in the first inning, taking Lakewood starter James McArthur (0-2) deep down the right-field line for his sixth long ball of the season. West Virginia (16-7) would tack on another run in the frame, as McArthur issued four straight walks to give the Power a 2-0 lead.
The Mariners' second-best prospect is now averaging .453 (29-for-64) during this stretch, collecting six home runs, nine doubles and 17 RBI.
Damon Casetta-Stubbs (2-0) fired five scoreless innings in his second start for West Virginia, holding the BlueClaws (8-17) to five hits while striking out three and walking one. Casetta-Stubbs has not allowed a run over his first 10 innings of work with the Power.
Sal Biasi kept the shutout going through the seventh, hurling two innings and surrendering just one hit while fanning a pair. Dayeison Arias turned in a scoreless eighth, retiring the side in order with two strikeouts, while Nolan Hoffman (S, 4) picked up his fourth save of the season in as many opportunities with a 1-2-3 ninth. The relief corps retired the last 12 men they faced after Biasi ceded a leadoff single to Rafael Marchan in the sixth.
West Virginia and Lakewood continue their series Wednesday night at FirstEnergy Park, with first pitch set for 6:35 p.m. LHP Steven Moyers (2-1, 4.43 ERA) takes the hill for the Power, while the BlueClaws counter with southpaw Ethan Lindow (1-1, 3.66 ERA). Pregame coverage begins at 6:15 p.m. on The Jock 1300 and 1340 AM, as well as online at wvpower.com and via the TuneIn Radio App and MiLB First Pitch App.
The next homestand at Appalachian Power Park gets underway on May 8th against the Augusta GreenJackets with our next Pets at the Park night. Bring your favorite furry friends out to the ballpark! Pet passes are just $3.00, with all proceeds going to animal-related charities. The highlight of the homestand comes on Saturday, May 11th, against the Kannapolis Intimidators, with Military Appreciation Night, presented by Poca Valley Bank, and a patriotic fanny pack giveaway for the first 1,000 fans. For tickets and more information, call us at 304-344-2287 or visit wvpower.com.