(Charleston, WV - July 16, 2017)- The West Virginia Power couldn't handle the Greensboro Grasshoppers, falling 7-3 on Sunday. Hunter Owen broke the Power homerless streak in the fifth.
The Grasshoppers got to James Marvel in the first inning. After a leadoff walk put a runner aboard, Corey Bird tripled into right plating Brian Miller. Bird would immediately follow, scoring on a James Nelson groundout. Miller tallied an RBI in the second on a groundout himself, making it 3-0.
Greensboro tacked on three runs with the bases loaded in the fifth inning. With two outs, Walker Olis flew a ball into center that bounced off Garrett Brown's glove as three runs came across, making it 6-0.
West Virginia broke onto the scoreboard with a solo shot by Owen in their half of the fifth. The homer ended a ten game homerless streak for the Power. Prior to the long ball, the Power's last home run was on the Fourth of July in Lexington, Kentucky (Albert Baur).
West Virginia added one in each the sixth and eighth but never got the offense moving collectively. Marvel (4-7) pitched five but took the loss. Dustin Beggs (8-5) was solid through six and grabbed the victory. The Power and Grasshoppers finish their final series against each other on Monday night. Tickets and information can be found online or by calling 304-344-BATS.
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