Inman Pair of Homers Lift Power to 4 1 Win
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Ryne Inman tossed six scoreless innings while Bobby Honeyman and Ryan Ramiz each homered to lead West Virginia to a 4-1 win over the Lexington Legends Saturday night at Appalachian Power Park.
Inman (5-3) was impressive from the opening frame, as he struck out two batters in the first inning despite a leadoff single. Inman and Lexington (23-25) starter Jon Heasley (4-2) traded zeros back-and-forth until the bottom of the sixth inning, as Ramiz stepped to the dish to begin the frame. On a 2-1 pitch, Ramiz blistered a 407-foot blast to right field that thrust the Power ahead 1-0.
After back-to-back walks to Jarred Kelenic and Onil Pena, Honeyman also unloaded on a Heasley fastball, depositing a two-run jack over the right-field wall on his 23rd birthday. The long ball gave West Virginia (23-25) a three-run lead which they added to in the seventh, as Kelenic stroked an RBI triple to take a commanding 4-0 lead into the eighth.
Inman finished with seven strikeouts and notched his third quality start of the season, as well as his second in a row. Benjamin Onyshko spun two scoreless frames in the seventh and eighth that held the 4-0 lead to the ninth for Bryan Pall. After retiring the first two batters in the inning, Pall ceded with back-to-back doubles to the bottom two hitters in the order before slamming the door on a 4-1 Power win.
West Virginia continues their four-game set with the Lexington Legends Sunday afternoon at Appalachian Power Park, with first pitch set for 2:05 p.m. RHP Damon Casetta-Stubbs (2-3, 7.82 ERA) heads to the hill for the Power, while the Legends send LHP Evan Steele (0-0, 3.86 ERA) to the hill. Pregame coverage begins at 1:45 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 Power continues their longest homestand of the year Sunday with another Kidz Sunday Funday, where kids 12 and younger can run the bases after the final out, courtesy of the SMART529 College Savings Program, as well play catch in the outfield before the game! Select Power players will also be available for postgame autographs. All Kidz Sunday Fundays are presented by the Shawnee Park Foundation. For tickets and more information, call us at 304-344-2287 or visit wvpower.com.
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