The West Virginia Power fell to the Charleston RiverDogs 9-4 in the first of a three game series Monday evening at Appalachian Power Park. Tyler Glasnow pitched well for the Power to start, but the RiverDogs took advantage of the Power bullpen late.
Stetson Allie hit a solo home run on the first pitch he saw in the second inning to give West Virginia a 1-0 lead. With the bases loaded in the third, Josh Bell hit an RBI double, scoring Raul Fortunato, Ashley Ponce, and Dilson Herrera.
After Glasnow’s departure, Josh Smith allowed two runs in the seventh to make the score 4-2. Bryton Trepagnier entered the game in the eighth inning and allowed three runs in the inning, giving Charleston the lead. Trepagnier also pitched in the ninth inning, but Dante Bichette Jr. hit a two-out Grand Slam to make the score 9-4.
Glasnow pitched effectively in his 2013 debut for the Power, throwing five innings of four-hit ball. The 19-year-old struck out six RiverDogs hitters but received a no-decision.
Charleston reliever Evan Rutckyj (1-0) earned the win in relief by throwing five innings and allowing only three hits. Trepagnier (0-1) took the loss, his first this season.
West Virginia and Charleston continue their three-game series tomorrow night at Appalachian Power Park. Joely Rodriguez (0-1) will start for the Power and will be opposed by left-hander Daniel Camarena (No Record). First pitch is set for 7:05.
Power Record: 1-4