CHARLESTON, W.Va -- The West Virginia Power fell to the Hagerstown Suns 12-5 Monday afternoon at Appalachian Power Park. The Suns scored seven runs in the sixth to hand the Power their second loss of the second half.
West Virginia opened up the scoring in the first inning. Dilson Herrera extended his hitting streak to ten games with a one-out double and scored on a Jordan Steranka single. The Power added another run in the second after Barrett Barnes hit a single, scoring Walker Gourley.
Barnes drove in another run in the fourth inning to take a 3-0 lead. With the bases loaded, Barnes hit a single to right that scored Raul Fortunato.
In the sixth inning off Power relievers Clario Perez and Bryton Trepagnier, Hagerstown scored seven runs to take a 7-3 lead, including a bases-clearing double by Pedro Severino. The Suns sent 11 batters to the plate in the inning.
West Virginia added their final two runs on singles by Raul Fortunato and Kawika Emsley-Pai, scoring Steranka and Max Moroff respectively. Hagerstown concluded their scoring with one run in the eighth and four in the ninth after grand slam by Wes Schill.
Jason Creasy started for the Power and pitched four and two-thirds innings of shutout ball, allowing four hits while striking out three. Clario Perez (0-2) took the loss after allowing five runs on three hits and two walks over one-third of an inning. Dixon Anderson (5-4) earned the win.
West Virginia and Hagerstown continue their three-game series Tuesday night. Clay Holmes will pitch for the Power against Brett Mooneyham. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05.