(Charleston, WV - May 13, 2017)- The West Virginia Power couldn't get the offense going in a 6-1 loss at the hands of the Charleston RiverDogs. The Power were held to just one run for the sixth time this year on Saturday night.
The RiverDogs took and held on to the lead early against starter Luis Escobar. In the second, two walks and a pair of wild pitches drove home Brandon Wagner for the early 1-0 lead. Charleston doubled up in the third with Hoy Jun Park touching home on an Isiah Gilliam sacrifice fly.
West Virginia scored their only run of the evening in the third. Albert Baur doubled in Ty Moore who reached on an error. The run would be charged as unearned against Charleston starter Nick Green. Baur's double was his second of the year.
Power reliever Mike Wallace surrendered a two-run homer in the fifth to Angel Aguilar, his second long ball of the year. A double in the seventh and a sacrifice fly added two more to the Charleston tally. The Power would not score again, losing game one 6-1.
Green (3-3) earned the win while Escobar (3-2) took the loss. David Sosebee of Charleston pitched three shutout innings en route to his first save of the year.
The Power and RiverDogs duke it out on Mother's Day starting at 2:05 P.M. Eduardo Vera (0-1) will be handed the ball to oppose Adonis Rosa (0-0). Mothers get in for free on Kids Club Sunday Funday. All information can be found online or by visiting the Power Box Office.
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