Power Back Home After Win

The West Virginia defeated the Asheville Tourist 9-8, thanks to an 8th inning double by Steve Chapman.

The game was tied at one in the third when West Virginia scored 5 runs.

Darren Ford and Chuckie Caufield each doubled home a run, and Taylor Green had a 2 run single.

Asheville's starter Keith Weiser allowed the Power's 5th run of the inning to score on a throwing error.

The Tourists scored 3 runs in the bottom of the third cut the Power lead to two, 6-4.

The Power added a run in the 4th and 6th innings to take an 8-4 lead.

Mike McKenry cut the lead to 8-6 with a two run homer in the bottom of the sixth.

The Tourists tied the game in the 7th with a sacrifice fly and a double.

In the top of the 8th, Steve Chapman doubled with two outs allowing John Alonso to score the winning run.

J. T. King (4-1) picked up the win in relief, with E. J. Shanks picking up his 6th save of the year.

The Power's record is 28-12 and lead the Northern Division by 4 1/2 games.

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