(Charleston, WV- July 11, 2014)- The West Virginia Power split with the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Friday night. West Virginia took the conclusion of Thursday's suspended game by an 8-3 final before falling in Friday's nightcap 6-3.
The Power got things started in the first inning on a Michael Fransoso solo blast before JaCoby Jones and Edwin Espinal drove in a pair in the third.
Reese McGuire doubled in a run in the fifth before the Power pulled away with two in the seventh and the eighth to pull away.
In game two, the Grasshoppers raced out to the early advantage, scoring twice in the first on a Felix Munoz sacrifice fly and an RBI base knock from Avery Romero. Greensboro added to their lead with another in the top of the second before West Virginia answered with one in the second with an Adam Landecker sacrifice fly.
Greensboro, however, pulled away from there, plating three runs in the sixth behind a Romero RBI double.
Robby Rowland (1-0) earned the win in the first game, while Ryan Newell (8-7) was charged with the loss and Henry Hirsch (1) tallied the save. In the second game, Ryan Wertenberger (1-0) notched the win and Luis Heredia (1-3) was handed the loss.
West Virginia hosts the Greensboro Grasshoppers on Saturday, July 11, at Appalachian Power Park. Buddy Borden will start against the Grasshoppers Jarlin Garcia. For tickets or more information, call 304-344-BATS.
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