West Virginia Power: Promotional Notes (July 27-29)
CHARLESTON, WV - West Virginia wraps up its July home schedule with a three-game weekend set against the Asheville Tourists from Friday, July 27, through Sunday, July 29. This series marks the final time West Virginia takes on Asheville this season. The Power are 3-1 against the Tourists in 2018.
Friday, July 27: Power vs. Asheville Tourists: 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, July 28: Power vs. Asheville Tourists: 6:05 p.m.
Sunday, July 29: Power vs. Asheville Tourists: 2:05 p.m.
ABOUT THE TOURISTS: The Tourists are 15-15 in the second half and sit two games behind the Greenville Drive in the second half Southern Division standings. Asheville's offense paces the South Atlantic League with 117 homers, while its .262 batting average is tied with Kannapolis' for the league's best clip. They also rank second in the league in runs at 484. Offensively, they are led by Casey Golden and Chad Spanberger, who was just dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays. Golden has smashed 24 homers, which is good for second most in the SAL, and has hit to the tune of a .277 clip. Meanwhile, Spanberger ranks both third in the league in average and homers with .315 and 22, respectively. While the Tourist's hitting has been incredible, their pitching is ranked near the bottom of the league, accented by a league-worst 4.90 ERA.
FAITH AND FAMILY NIGHT: Join the Power for a faith-filled Friday night at the ballpark, starting with pre-game concerts from The Jason Lovins Band and the New Life 94.5 Power Factor competition winner, The Sycomores, courtesy of Mako Medical Laboratories. After the game, which starts at 7:05 p.m., be sure to stick around for an incredible fireworks show, sponsored by TransCanada and Electric 102.7. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for the series opener against the Asheville Tourists.
BUCKET HAT GIVEAWAY: West Virginia is giving away Power-themed bucket hats to the first 1,000 fans through the gates Saturday evening, courtesy of IHOP. The gates open at 5 p.m. and, after grabbing a bucket hat, fans can enjoy a pregame show by Key to Adam, performing from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. by the Budweiser Dugout Bar for Happy Hour, with $1.00 12-ounce drafts available for purchase. The Power is also hosting a canned food drive Saturday to benefit the YMCA. Any fan who donates three canned goods or more will receive a ticket voucher good for August 2018, April 2019 or May 2019. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. There will be an 80's-themed concert following the game featuring the band Bueller!
KIDZ SUNDAY FUNDAY: Join the Power for their 2:05 p.m. contest and series finale against the Asheville Tourists. Kids 12 and younger can play catch on the field before the game, as well as run the bases after the game, courtesy of the SMART529 College Savings Program. All kids that are members of the 2018 Kidz Club, presented by Sheetz, receive free admission to Sunday's game. Gates open at 1 p.m. for West Virginia's last July home game of 2018.
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