Power Game NotesJune 14, 2012 - South Atlantic League (SAL) West Virginia Power
Game 67 | June 14, 2012 | Appalachian Power Park | Charleston, WV
Radio: ESPN Radio 104.5 FM & 1490 and wvpower.com Air Time- 6:45 pm
RH Taylor Hill (6-4, 4.03) vs. RH Robby Rowland (2-1, 2.86)
Hill: Allowed 4 R on 9 H with 2 K and 1 BB over 5.0 IP in 6/09 Win @ ASH (11-6 Suns)
Rowland: Allowed 3 R on 6 H with 3 K and 3 BB over 5.0 IP in 6/09 Win @ ASH (9-5 Power)
POWER REPLAY: West Virginia lost 9-2 at Lexington on Wednesday. Junior Sosa hit a solo home run in the top of the fifth that tied the game at one, but the Legends sent 11 men to the plate in the bottom of the inning, scoring six, to regain the lead for good. Zack Dodson took the loss for the Power after surrendering seven runs over four and a third. Elias Diaz had the lone multi-hit game for West Virginia.
HERE COME THE SUNS: West Virginia closes the first half of the 2012 season the same way it began the year; a series against Hagerstown. The Power trail in the all-time series 48-53, but are 23-18 against the Suns at Appalachian Power Park since the start of the 2005 campaign.
EVERYDAY WE'RE SHUFFLIN: Pittsburgh made a series of roster moves earlier today that affected West Virginia's roster. Carlos Mesa, Kirk Singer, and Junior Sosa were promoted to High-A Bradenton. Mesa was batting .189 over 37 games, Singer was batting .262 after 53 contests, and Sosa was hitting .270 over 51 games. Francisco Aponte was also taken off the Power roster, though the infielder was transferred to State College. New York-Penn League action starts on June 18.
FILLING THE VOID: To fill the four open roster spots, the Pirates added two familiar names and two fresh faces to the Power roster. Eric Avila spent the entire 2011 season with West Virginia and has played four games in a Power jersey this season. Wes Freeman has played 29 games for West Virginia over the course of the 2010 and 20011 seasons. Taylor Lewis and Ashley Ponce will make their South Atlantic League debuts after having spent the majority of the 2011 campaign on the State College Spikes roster. Avila, Lewis, and Ponce were in Extended Spring Training while Freeman appeared in 43 games for Bradenton, batting .147 with one home run, nine runs batted in, and 49 strikeouts in 150 at bats.
ALUMNI WATCH: Evan Chambers and Drew Maggi were promoted by the Pirates earlier today from Bradenton to Altoona. Chambers played in 116 games in the Power outfield in 2010 and was batting .202 for the Marauders this year. Maggi appeared in 125 games in a West Virginia jersey last season and was .241 over 54 games for Bradenton this season.
THREE STARS HEADED TO ASG: The South Atlantic League announced the 2012 All-Star Game rosters last week and three Power players were selected, including two starters. Alen Hanson will start at second base despite the fact that he has not played there once this season, while Gregory Polanco was selected to start in right field. Like Hanson, Polanco has not played the position he is starting in at all this season. Matt Benedict was chosen as one of the 11 pitchers to represent the Northern Division team in the game to be played at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park in Charleston, SC, on July 19.
PROMO UPDATE- JUNE 15: West Virginia will hold Pink Power Night on June 15 against the Hagerstown Suns. The team will don pink jerseys that will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the Komen for the Cure Foundation.
POWER POINTS: West Virginia is now 1-23 when a team scores seven or more runs against them this season... Since 2005, no team in the SAL had won seven or fewer road games in any half of any season until the 2012 Power... The Power are on pace to finish with the lowest winning percentage in any half of a season since the team moved to Appalachian Power Park in 2005... An American-Made Energy Rally will be held at Appalachian Power Park on Saturday. Gates will open at 2:30 pm and fans in attendance will get free admission to that night's game versus the Suns.
AROUND THE ORGANIZATION: Pittsburgh fell 7-1 at Baltimore... Indianapolis was off Wednesday and opens a series at Charlotte tonight... Altoona lost both halves of a twinbill against Trenton, falling 10-2 and 2-0... Bradenton was doubled up 8-4 by Fort Myers.
ON THE AIR: All 140 West Virginia Power games can be heard on ESPN 104.5 FM and 1490 AM in Charleston, WV, across the state on the Power Radio Network, and online at milb.com. Adam Marco will call the action for each of the 70 home games this season, while the home team will provide coverage while the Power are on the road.
South Atlantic League Stories from June 14, 2012
- Cleary Jr. Paces T's in 5-4 Win over Legends - Asheville Tourists
- Crawdads Crack BlueClaws with 7-1 Win - Hickory Crawdads
- Suns Outlast Power 8-6 In Series Opener - Hagerstown Suns
- Power lose 8-6 to Hagerstown - West Virginia Power
- GreenJackets Sweep Twinbill - Augusta GreenJackets
- Early Runs Doom 'Claws in 7-1 Loss - Lakewood BlueClaws
- Cleary's Big Night Sends Tourists to 5-4 Win over Legends - Lexington Legends
- Drive Drop Double-Dip to Begin Road Trip - Greenville Drive
- Braves Blanked by Sand Gnats 6-0 - Rome Braves
- Shorebirds Knock off Intimidators, 6-4 - Delmarva Shorebirds
- Greensboro Sneaks Past RiverDogs 6-14-12 - Charleston RiverDogs
- Tourists Playoff Tickets on Sale June 23 - Asheville Tourists
- Savannah Sand Gnats and Southern Eagle Announce Military Appreciation Night and US Army Birthday Bas - Savannah Sand Gnats
- Power Game Notes - West Virginia Power
- Get to the All-Star Game Early to See All of the Action - Charleston RiverDogs
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