(Charleston, WV - August 8, 2017)- The West Virginia Power edged past the Lakewood BlueClaws 2-1. The Power, with the win, have taken the series and have won seven straight games, a season long.
West Virginia's starter Stephan Meyer surrendered the first run of the ball game in the second. Darick Hall hit home run number 22 of his season for a solo shot to make it 1-0 Lakewood. Other than the one mistake, Meyer went six innings allowing just that lone run. He did not factor into the decision.
The Power responded in the home half of the third. Garrett Brown scored on a fielder's choice grounder from Clark Eagan. Tied at one, BlueClaws starter Nick Fanti worked five innings tallying seven strikeouts.
It was tied until the eighth. Victor Fernandez led off the inning with a walk against Casey Brown. Garrett Brown sacrificed him to second and Fernandez moved to third on a groundout. With two outs, Eagan would pick up his second RBI of the night with an infield single. The Power led 2-1 with three outs to go for a win.
Dylan Prohoroff allowed the tying run to reach second and the go-ahead run to stand on first. He got Luke Williams to strike out swinging for the final out. It was the sixth straight game for the Power to end with a strikeout.
Prohoroff (2-1) earned the victory. Brown (2-2) was dealt the loss after pitching three innings. West Virginia has won eleven straight home games and seven straight overall.
The Power wrap up the seven-game homestand on Wednesday afternoon with the BlueClaws at 12:05 P.M. Tickets and information are available online or by calling (304) 344-BATS.
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