(Charleston, WV - May 14, 2017)- The West Virginia Power slugged their way past the Charleston RiverDogs on Sunday 10-2. West Virginia smacked four home runs to even the series at a win apiece.
Eduardo Vera took to the hill for the Power to make his second spot start of the season. Vera retired the RiverDogs in order in the first to set up a strong offensive bottom of the first.
Clark Eagan began the frame with a one-out bunt single. Albert Baur came up and poked a two-run shot over the centerfield wall for his first home run of the year. After Trae Arbet reached on an error and Carlos Munoz singled, Brent Gibbs came up for his first at bat in a West Virginia uniform. Gibbs took a 1-0 pitch to deep left field for his first hit and home run. The three-run longball extended the Power lead to 5-0.
Charleston Got two runs in the game on two solo homers. Blake Rutherford hit his first of the year in the second to begin the frame off Vera. Isiah Gilliam launched his third of the season in the seventh off Matt Eckelman. The Power got a solo shot from Sandy Santos in the second and a no-doubt two-run shot from Arbet in the second.
West Virginia added a pair in the fourth to end their offensive day. The Power cruised to a 10-2 victory. Vera (1-1) grabbed his first win of the season while Adonis Rosa (0-1) was tabbed with his first loss.
Monday features game three of the series. Blake Cederlind (2-0) will be handed the ball to make his second spot start of the year to oppose Freicer Perez (0-2). Tickets and information for Family Buck Night can be found online or by calling 304-344-BATS.
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