Moyers shines as Power holds on for 5-4 win
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 2, 2019) - Steven Moyers spun a career-best 7.2 innings, while West Virginia held off a late Asheville rally to snag a 5-4 win in the series finale Sunday afternoon at McCormick Field.Moyers (4-4) was dominant over the first seven innings, giving up just two runs on five
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (June 2, 2019) -
Moyers (4-4) was dominant over the first seven innings, giving up just two runs on five hits. At one point, the southpaw set down 12 batters in a row from the second inning into the sixth. Moyers collected his seventh quality start of the season while also posting the longest start for a Power (28-28) pitcher this season.
Asheville (24-32) wasted no time getting to Moyers in the opening frame, as Terrin Vavra laced a leadoff single and moved to second after Coco Montes worked a walk. Willie MacIver laid down a sacrifice bunt that pushed both runners into scoring position, while Moyers hit Grant Lavigne with a pitch to load the bases. Niko Decolati then blooped a single to center field in his first at-bat as a Tourist to make it 1-0 Asheville.
The Tourists tacked on another run in the second inning on a sacrifice fly from Vavra, scoring Kyle Datres to push the lead to 2-0.
West Virginia answered back in the fifth, with
Asheville made it close in the eighth, as Montes led off the inning with a home run. Moyers then retired the next two batters on a groundout and a strikeout, but Decolati singled to right to keep the frame going. The newest Tourist stole second and scored on a fielding error by Honeyman, as he could not handle an awkward-hopping grounder to third from Will Golsan that could have ended the inning.
West Virginia continues its North Carolina road trip Monday evening, as they open up a three-game series with the Hickory Crawdads at L.P. Frans Stadium. First pitch for the series opener is set for 6:30 p.m. RHP
After their seven-game road swing through North Carolina, the Power returns home for their final first-half homestand from June 6-12 against the Greenville Drive and the Delmarva Shorebirds. The home stretch includes a Rock 105 Two for Tuesday and Thirsty Thursday, a postgame fireworks show, courtesy of the West Virginia Lottery and Suddenlink, a Kidz Sunday Funday presented by the Shawnee Park Foundation, a Family Buck Day and a Pets in the Park Night. The two highlights of the homestand begin Thursday, June 6, as West Virginia hosts Power of Pride Night, sponsored by Rainbow Pride of West Virginia and Dow Inc., where the first 500 fans can receive a special pennant giveaway. Meanwhile, the club will celebrate 15 Years of the Power, presented by Appalachian Power, Saturday, June 8, with a special player canvas giveaway available for the first 1,000 fans through the gates. For tickets and more information, call the Power at 304-344-2287 or visit www.wvpower.com.