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Power Rally For Win

The West Virginia Power scored 7 runs in the 7th and 8th innings to beat the Greensboro Grasshoppers 8-6.

It looked liked the Grasshoppers Jack Blackwood was going to single handily beat the Power.

He drove in two runs with a triple in the first inning, then hit a 2 run homer in the third to give Greensboro a 4-0 lead.

Andy Bouchie hit a solo homer in the 5th to cut Greensboro's lead to 4-1.

In the top of the 7th, Blackwood gave the Grasshopper's a 6-1 lead with his second two run homer of the game.

The Power bats finally woke up in the bottom of the 7th.

Kenny Holmberg scored the 1st run of the inning on Taylor Green's 2 out double.

Green scored on a triple by Darren Ford, then came home on a throwing error.

Andrew Lefave tied the game with a 2 run single.

The Power took the lead in the 8th on a double by Taylor Green.

He scored the final run of the game on Darren Ford's single.

Jose Romero (2-0) picked up the win in relief, with E. J. Shanks picking up his 9th save of the season.

The Power have a commanding 9 1/2 game lead over the second place Grasshoppers in the Northern Division.


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