CHARLESTON, W. Va. (June 12, 2019) - Steven Moyers tossed seven scoreless innings to guide West Virginia to a 1-0, sweep-clinching victory over the Delmarva Shorebirds Wednesday night at Appalachian Power Park.
Moyers (6-4) ran into a bit of trouble early, as the left-hander danced around a couple of Delmarva (46-19) base hits in the top of the first to work a scoreless frame. He then settled down to hurl seven strong innings and tally six strikeouts, his second straight outing of seven innings this season. Moyers has now thrown four consecutive quality starts and six in his last seven games.
Shorebirds starter Nick Vespi (3-4) battled pitch-for-pitch with Moyers, as he surrendered just three hits through six innings and struck out eight batters.
In the seventh inning, the lefty conceded a leadoff single to Bobby Honeyman before issuing back-to-back walks to Onil Pena and Jake Anchia that loaded the bases and brought Vespi's outing to a close. Jhon Peluffo entered, with the bases loaded and no one out, to face Joseph Rosa, who drove in Honeyman on a sacrifice fly to make it 1-0 Power (33-33).
Devin Sweet relieved Moyers and spun a scoreless eighth inning, while Dayeison Arias (S,4) tossed a hitless ninth to pick up his fourth save of the season. Arias has not allowed an earned run in his last 14 appearances, spanning 19.2 innings.
West Virginia hits the road for a four-game series with the Hagerstown Suns beginning Thursday evening at Historic Municipal Stadium, with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. RHP Deivy Florido (2-2, 3.95 ERA) toes the slab for the Power, while the Suns counter with righty Francys Peguero (2-5, 2.63 ERA). Pregame coverage begins at 6:45 p.m. on The Jock 1300 and 1340 AM, as well as online at wvpower.com and via the TuneIn Radio App and MiLB First Pitch App.
The 2019 South Atlantic League All-Star Game, presented by Segra, comes to Appalachian Power Park on June 18, with festivities throughout the week. The first 1,000 fans through the gates, which open at 5 p.m., will receive an exclusive All-Star Game tumbler, courtesy of Segra! Before the All-Star Game gets underway, watch the best sluggers of the South Atlantic League compete for the title of Home Run Derby champion! The competition starts at 6 p.m. and is sure to provide some fireworks of its own. The Power will return to Appalachian Power Park following the All-Star Break on June 27 to face the Kannapolis Intimidators and Hickory Crawdads. For tickets and more information, call the Power at 304-344-2287 or visit www.wvpower.com.
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