(Charleston, WV - August 9, 2017)- The West Virginia Power completed a perfect homestand with an 8-5 victory over the Lakewood BlueClaws. The Power won all of the seven games at home in the set and have won eight straight overall.
The Power jumped on BlueClaws starter Mauricio Llovera in the second inning. Andrew Walker plated the first run in Victor Fernandez with a single. Lakewood tied it in the third, but the Power regained the lead right back with Clark Eagan touching the plate. West Virginia led 2-1 before a big fourth inning.
The Power drove home two on an Eagan two-run double to be immediately followed by a two-run homer from Albert Baur. It was Baur's seventh home run of the year. The Power led 6-1.
Lakewood proceeded to score four unanswered runs. Two runs scored in the top of the fifth with the benefit of just one hit. Two more scored in the sixth after Oneil Cruz committed his first South Atlantic League error. Out of the sixth, the Power still led 6-5.
West Virginia brought home two more in the eighth for insurance. Eagan picked up his third RBI on his fourth hit. Eagan, for the second time this season, finished just one hit shy of the cycle. This time he missed a home run. Baur drove home Adrian Valerio with a sacrifice fly.
Angel German recorded the final outs of the game in the ninth to send West Virginia to an 8-5 win as German earned his first save. The Power won its eighth straight game and twelfth straight at home.
Oddy Nunez (4-6) picked up the win with the loss dealt to Llovera (1-2). The Power head on the road to face the Hagaerstown Suns for a four-game series beginning on Thursday. All the action can be heard on the Power Baseball Network.
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