Power Blanked 5-0 by RiverDogs in Series Finale
CHARLESTON, S.C. - Benjamin Onyshko tossed two perfect innings and struck out three batters, but the Power's offense was held to just six hits and endured a 5-0 loss and series sweep at the hands of the Charleston RiverDogs Thursday night at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park.
The RiverDogs (23-17) struck first in the second inning, as Frederick Cuevas stroked a one-out double to right and Max Burt launched a two-run homer off Damon Casetta-Stubbs (2-2) to give Charleston a 2-0 lead.
In the fifth, the RiverDogs tacked on two more with Josh Breaux ripping a two-run single to extend the lead to 4-0, ending Casetta-Stubbs' day on the hill. The righty finished with a career-high five strikeouts, but allowed four runs on nine hits in the loss.
Onyshko entered in the sixth and kept the RiverDogs at bay, retiring all six batters he faced in the sixth and seventh frames.
In the eighth, Charleston tallied their final run on a bases-loaded walk, while Jhony Brito (S, 2) finished off the game with three scoreless innings and three strikeouts to pick up his second save.
Luis Gil (2-2) picked up his second win of the season, scattering five West Virginia (20-19) hits over six shutout innings, tied for his career-high.
The Power will begin a four-game set with the Greenville Drive Friday night at Fluor Field at the West End, with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. LHP Steven Moyers (2-3, 4.39 ERA) heads to the hill for West Virginia, while Greenville counters with RHP Brayan Bello (1-2, 6.23 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 Power will be back at home from May 21-28 for eight games, their longest homestand of 2019. West Virginia welcomes in the Greensboro Grasshoppers and the Lexington Legends, with the highlight of the homestand coming Saturday, May 25, on Redneck Night with an Austin Meadows bobblehead giveaway for the first 1,000 fans in the ballpark. For tickets and more information, call us at 304-344-2287 or visit wvpower.com.
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