Power Wins 1st of Best of Two Series

The West Virginia Power won the 1st game of a best of 2 series for the Northern Division Championship.

The Power defeated the Hickory Crawdads 12-2

Taylor Green scored West Virginia's 1st run of the game in the 2nd inning on a home run, but the Crawdads tied the game in the bottom half of the inning on a fielder's choice.

The Power took a 2-1 lead in the top of the 3rd when Brent Brewer scored on a sacrifice fly by Chuck Caufield.

The Crawdads Bobby Kingsbury tied the game in the 4th with a home run.

Charlie Fermaint started a 5 run 5th inning for the Power with a two run homer.

Matt LaPorta's double sent Chuck Caufield home and a double by Taylor Green scored Kenny Holmberg and LaPorta.

The Power added four more runs in the top of the 6th on sacrifice flies by Kenny Holmberg and Taylor Green, a single by John Alonso and a double by Steve Chapman.

Matt LaPorta scored the final run of the game on a ground out by John Alonso in the 8th inning.

Alex Periard picked up the win.

The Power return home for game two Friday night.

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