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The weirdest MiLB stats, plays from the past month

Triple-A seems to have monopoly on wackiness early in '24 season
May 7, 2024

After a multi-season hiatus, Crooked Numbers returns with a heaping portion of Minor League Baseball on-field oddities and absurdities. This edition, covering the start of the season through the end of April, has a disproportionate number of items from the Triple-A level. As for why that is, who knows? Maybe

2019 SAL Home Run Derby Participants Announced

The Power's Jake Anchia joins the league's top three home run leaders in Home Run Derby
June 14, 2019

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (June 14, 2019) - The West Virginia Power is excited to announce the eight participants in the 2019 South Atlantic League Home Run Derby, presented by Segra, scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18. Six of the top 10 home run hitters in the South Atlantic League,

Alvarez among week's outstanding hitters

Astros No. 3 prospect went 13-for-22 in strong stretch at Triple-A
May 6, 2019

One of the Minor Leagues' hottest hitters in 2019 went unrewarded for his efforts in April, at least when it came to official awards. That has changed in May. Astros No. 3 prospectYordan Alvarez has been named the Pacific Coast League Offensive Player of the Week after going 13-for-22 (.591)

Reyes dominates as Power completes sweep of Suns

West Virginia's winning streak extends to seven games
August 30, 2018

CHARLESTON, W.V. (August 30, 2018) - The Power rode a quality start and a three-run eighth inning to a 5-1 victory Thursday night, completing a four-game sweep over the Hagerstown Suns at Appalachian Power Park.The Power has now won seven consecutive games and remain in control of the Northern Division Wild

Pair of late homers, quality start lead to 4-1 victory

Sergio Cubilete hurls six scoreless in Power's sixth straight win
August 29, 2018

CHARLESTON, W.V. (August 29, 2018) - A pair of homers in the eighth inning provided two insurance runs for West Virginia as they went on to defeat Hagerstown, 4-1, behind a quality start from Sergio Cubilete Wednesday night at Appalachian Power Park. West Virginia (32-30, 69-59) iced the game in the eighth. Lolo Sanchez and Rodolfo Castro both

Power pulls away late in 7-2 series-clinching win

West Virginia scores four runs in final two frames in the victory
August 26, 2018

ROME, GA (August 26, 2018) - West Virginia's offense tallied four runs across the eighth and the ninth innings to claim a 7-2 victory over the Rome Braves at State Mutual Stadium.The Power (29-30, 66-59) started the game off with a bang. After Raul Hernandez was hit by a pitch by Alan Rangel

West Virginia blanks Charleston 7-0 Sunday

Rodolfo Castro homers in second straight game for second time this year
August 19, 2018

CHARLESTON, WV (August 19, 2018) - An offensive explosion and five scoreless innings of relief work from Samuel Reyes led West Virginia to a 7-0 shutout of the Charleston RiverDogs Sunday afternoon at Appalachian Power Park.Reyes (2-3) tossed a career-high five innings in relief of Travis MacGregor, who left in the third inning. Reyes

Double-digit offense backs stellar Cubilete in win

West Virginia tallies 10 runs in a game for the ninth time in 2018
August 12, 2018

ROME, GA (August 12, 2018) - West Virginia's offense scored 10 runs in a game for the first time since June 30, helping the Power cruise by the Rome Braves in a 10-4 victory Sunday afternoon at State Mutual Stadium.West Virginia (23-25, 60-54) opened up the scoring in the second inning. Deon

West Virginia hangs on for 6-4 series finale win

Jesse Medrano launches first career MiLB home run Monday night
July 9, 2018

CHARLESTON, WV (July 9, 2018) - Jesse Medrano's first career MiLB homer ended up marking the difference as West Virginia hung on for a 6-4 win over Hagerstown in the series finale Monday night at Appalachian Power Park.Medrano launched his home run over the left-field wall, a two-run shot in the

Kranick, Sharpe guide Power to fifth straight win

Five shutout frames earn Kranick first win; Sharpe drives in three
June 15, 2018

CHARLESTON, WV (June 15, 2018) - Max Kranick spun five shutout innings and Chris Sharpe put the game out of reach in the seventh with a bases-clearing double that led West Virginia to an 8-2 win over the Delmarva Shorebirds Friday night at Appalachian Power Park in front of 3,110 fans.Kranick (1-3)

Castro's fourth-inning blast guides Power to sweep

West Virginia completes first four-game brooming of the season
June 14, 2018

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (June 14, 2018) - Rodolfo Castro's three-run homer capped a four-run fourth inning as the Power swept the Augusta GreenJackets with a 6-3 win in Thursday's series finale at SRP Park.With the game tied at one in the top of the fourth, Brett Pope led off the frame by scorching

Castro's homer lifts Power to doubleheader split

West Virginia takes game two, 2-1, after falling 5-2 in game one
May 14, 2018

LAKEWOOD, N.J. (May 14, 2018) - Rodolfo Castro's seventh-inning home run in game two of Monday's doubleheader gave West Virginia a 2-1 win in the nightcap and a twin bill split against the Lakewood BlueClaws at FirstEnergy Park.

West Virginia claims 15-inning series finale 8-7

Watson delivers game-winning single to right-center to drive in Cruz
May 3, 2018

CHARLESTON, WV (May 3, 2018) - Kyle Watson's walk-off single in the bottom of the 15th inning led the Power to a series victory against the Augusta GreenJackets, as West Virginia outlasted Augusta in the 15-inning, 4:44 affair, 8-7, on Thursday evening at Appalachian Power Park.With the game tied at seven,