Highway Robbery: Power fall 2-1 to GreenJackets

Augusta steals win with two late runs

By Jacob Corrigan / West Virginia Power | August 11, 2014 9:25 PM

(Charleston, WV- August 11, 2014)- The West Virginia dropped a 2-1 final to the August GreenJackets on Monday evening at Appalachian Power Park. Cristian Paulino blasted a solo home run in the ninth to give August the win in the series opener.      

The Power grabbed the early advantage with a run in the first on an Edwin Espinal RBI single plating JaCoby Jones.   

Luis Heredia was dominant over seven innings of work, striking out five and allowing just three hits. The GreenJackets, however, got to the Power bullpen with a run in the eighth on a Tyler Ross RBI single.

In the ninth, Cristian Paulino came through with a solo blast to left field to steal the win from West Virginia.

Brett McKinney (4-4) was charged with the loss while Carlos Diaz (5-6) earned the win and Jacob Smith (5) tallied the save. Edwin Espinal and JaCoby Jones both tallied multi-hit efforts in the loss.

West Virginia hosts the August GreenJackets on Tuesday, August 12, at Appalachian Power Park. Felipe Gonzalez will take the hill against the GreenJackets Luis Ysla. For tickets or more information, call 304-344-BATS.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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