Sanders' dinger, strong bullpen lead to 3-1 win
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (August 9, 2019) - Matt Sanders' homer and a strong effort from the Power bullpen lifted West Virginia to a 3-1 win over the Lakewood BlueClaws Friday Night at FirstEnergy Park.Ryan Ramiz led off the ballgame with a walk against Rafi Gonell (4-2) to put a man on first
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (August 9, 2019) -
Both starters settled down and did not allow another run throughout the rest of their outings. Sweet suffered from an elevated pitch count early in the game, especially in the fourth inning, when he needed 26 pitches to navigate past a pair of singles to strike out the side and keep the Power up by one. Sweet and Gonell's outings each ended after five frames, which brought Sweet's streak of four consecutive quality starts to a close, despite the fact that he surrendered just one run on five hits.
In the sixth, Taylor Lehman struggled in his opening inning as he conceded a one-out single to
That was all the support the bullpen needed, as
The Power continues their four-game series with the Lakewood BlueClaws Saturday night at FirstEnergy Park, with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. RHP
The Power returns to Appalachian Power Park on Thursday, August 15, as they welcome the Hagerstown Suns to town for a four-game series. The highlight of the homestand comes on Saturday, August 17, as the first 1,000 fans can get a Jarred Kelenic prospect T-shirt giveaway, courtesy of Marshall Orthopaedics. West Virginia will also host a special postgame fireworks show following the final out Saturday, presented by Constellium. For tickets and more information, call the Power at 304-344-2287 or visit www.wvpower.com.