WV Power Game Notes
Hagerstown Suns (10-7) at West Virginia Power (7-10)
Game 18 | April 21, 2013 | Appalachian Power Park | Charleston, WV
Radio: Charleston's ESPN 104.5 & 1490 - wvpower.com Airtime: 1:45 pm
RH Brian Dupra (1-0, 0.73) vs. LH Orlando Castro (1-1, 1.17)
Dupra: Allowed 2 R on 8 H over 5.1 relief IP with 3 K and 1 BB in 4/16 Win vs. LWD (11-2 Suns)
Castro: Allowed 0 R on 5 H over 5.0 shutout IP with 6 K and 0 BB in 4/16 Win @ GRV (8-3 Power)
THE LEAD OFF: West Virginia dropped its' second straight game to Hagerstown, falling 14-4 to the Suns on Saturday. Hagerstown took the lead with a run in the second and added runs in the third and fourth. West Virginia scored in the fourth and cut the lead down to two on a run-scoring double by Stetson Allie. The Suns added three in the fifth and held a 6-3 lead before they sent 11 to the plate in the sixth, scoring seven for a 13-3 advantage. Each team scored once more late in the game. Clay Holmes took the loss after allowing the first threeruns on three hits and five walks.
HOME SWEET HOME? West Virginia has allowed 126 runs this season, 89 of which have come over 10 games at Appalachian Power Park for an average of 8.9 per game. In seven road games, the pitching staff surrendered 37 runs at an average of 5.3 runs per game. Today's game marks the final home game this month before a trip to Charleston, SC, and Savannah. The Power will play 18 home games during the month of May. Of the 104 runs scored this year by the offense 42 have been at home (4.2 rpg) and 62 have come away from Charleston (8.9 rpg).
HERE COME THE SUNS: West Virginia and Hagerstown conclude this four game set this afternoon. The Power trail in the all-time series 59-54, but do have a winning record at home against the Suns since 2005 with 28 wins in 52 games. The two clubs will meet again in Charleston in early June and only play each other three times during the second half, from July 1-3 at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown,
BIG 12 COMES TO POWER: Texas Tech product Barrett Barnes was added to the Power roster on Thursday from the GCL Pirates roster. Barnes was selected with the 45th over pick in the 2012 draft and played in 38 New York-Penn League games last summer, batting .288 with five home runs and 24 runs batted in. The outfielder is rated by Baseball America as the ninth best prospect in the Pirates organization.
ERRORS ADDING UP: West Virginia has committed 44 errors this season, the most of any club in Minor League Baseball. The Power are averaging 2.59 errors per game. Delmarva has committed the second most errors in the league with 31 through 17 games, but sit in first place in the division with ten wins. Rancho Cucamonga (California League) and Bradenton are tied for second most with 31. 2012 SAL All-Star Alen Hanson has committed 12 errors, the most of any player in Minor League Baseball.
ALLIE HONORED BY SAL: On Monday, the South Atlantic League announced its' first Player-of-the-Week award for the time period from April 4-14 and Stetson Allie was honoredfor his work during that span. Allie batted .396 with a league-best five home runs and 16 runs batted in. The infielder is the only player on the club and one of 22 in the league to have played in all 14 of his team's games this season.
CHASING 300: West Virginia remains just six wins away from reaching 300 home victories. The franchise holds a current mark of 294-269 at Appalachian Power Park including both regular season and playoff contests.
PROMO UPDATE- MAY 18: The Power will host their annual WVU night on May 18 against Lexington. The first 1,000 fans through the gate will receive a Geno Smith bobblehead. All fans will have the chance to meet and greet Kevin Jones, Truck Bryant, and Da'Sean Butler. WVU Night is present by the WV Army National Guard.
POWER POINTS: Eric Wood's hitting streak was snapped at six games by going 0-3 Friday. Wood batted .444 with three home runs and eight runs batted in during the streak... Raul Fortunato has hit into five double plays this season, most of any player inthe league.
AROUND THE ORGANIZATION: Pittsburgh knocked off Atlanta 3-1. James McDonald allowed one run on two hits over six innings in the victory... Indianapolis was blanked 3-0 by Louisville... Altoona split a twinbill at Harrisburg, losing 4-1 in the first game but taking game two 9-7 in 11 innings... Bradenton walked-off with a win for the second straight night, beating Palm Beach 4-3. Jose Osuna drove in Junior Sosa in the bottom of the ninth to win it.
ON THE AIR: West Virginia Power games can be heard on Charleston's ESPN 104.5 FM and 1490 AM in Charleston, WV, and online at wvpower.com. Adam Marco will call the action for all 140 games this season and will be joined by Mike Baggerman when the team plays at Appalachian Power Park.
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