(Rome, GA - July 8, 2017)- The West Virginia Power and Rome Braves were caught in their second pitchers' duel of the series on Saturday. The Power offense could not touch Joey Wentz, falling 2-0 to the Braves.
West Virginia sent Eduardo Vera to the bump and he did not disappoint. In his third consecutive quality start of the season, Vera went seven innings allowing just two runs to score. Kevin Joesphina was plated in the bottom of the third on a Micah Johnson single. In the fourth, Lucas Herbert pushed across on Josephina's RBI single. Out of the fourth, Rome led 2-0.
The Braves' starter Wilson was solid. The 19 year old right hander allowed just one runner to get into scoring position in a complete game shutout. Clark Eagan doubled in the first but the Power never made it past first in the remaining eight innings. West Virginia was shut out for the third time in the second half.
Vera (3-4) was handed the loss after going a career long seven innings. Wilson (6-4) earned the win in the shutout. The Power and Braves square off on Sunday at 2:00 P.M. All the action can be heard on the Power Baseball network.
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