CHARLESTON, WVa (WSAZ) -- Orlando Castro has another successful outing as the Power win an early afternoon matchup with Greensboro.
The lefty from Honduras had only given up 3 runs in his 27 played coming into today. As a result, he had a team leading 1.36 ERA for the season. That stat would come in handy as the Power looked to bounce back from Thursday evening’s 8-1 loss.
Castro was on target all afternoon. The Greensboro Grasshoppers were only able to accumulate three hits in the game and were held scoreless by the Power pitching staff.
The Power would jump out to an early 1-0 nothing lead in the first and add another in the second. West Virginia’s final run came in the fifth inning. As Ashley Ponce took his lead from third base, Greensboro pitcher Del Orbe lifted his foot during his wind up and was hit with a balk. Ponce took the free ride home and gave West Virginia the three run lead.
The Power’s transformed pitcher, Stetson Allie, also continued to show his comfort at the plate today. His tremendous offensive season currently leads the team in home runs, batting average, and stolen bases. Today he reached by walk, single, and being hit by the pitch.
The Power finished Castro’s day in the sixth inning, replacing him with Thomas Harlan for 2 innings and then closer Jason Creasy. Neither Harlan nor Creasy gave up a hit as the game would be all Power 3-0.
The next time the power are in action will be this Sunday against Greenville. First pitch is set for 5:05 pm.