Power Sweeps, Readies for Playoffs

By: WV Power Media Relations
By: WV Power Media Relations

(Lexington, KY, September 2, 2013): The West Virginia Power swept the four-game series against the Lexington Legends in the final game of the regular season Monday afternoon by a 5-3 final. The Power finished the season with an overall record of 82-58.

The Power collected their first run of the game in the first inning off Lexington starter Daniel Stumpf. Chris Diaz drew a one-out walk, advanced to second on a passed ball, then to third on a single and scored when Jordan Steranka hit into a fielder’s choice.

The lead was relinquished in the third inning when Lexington’s Mark Donato collected an RBI single, tying the game at one.

In the fifth, Francisco Diaz and Jimmy Rider reached on back-to-back walks. After Stumpf exited the game, Chris Diaz collected a one-out walk to load the bases. Eric Wood then hit a two-RBI single, scoring Chris Diaz and Rider. Raul Fortunato also extended his hitting streak to six games after hitting an RBI single scoring Francisco Diaz.

With West Virginia leading 4-1, the Legends cut the lead to one after a two-RBI double by Fred Ford, scoring Alex Hudak and Mark Donato. However, the Power added another RBI thanks to Francisco Diaz in the sixth to take a 5-3 lead.

Luis Heredia (7-3) earned the win after tossing five innings, allowing three runs on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts. Stumpf (10-10) took the loss. Jhondaniel Medina collected his 13th save of the season in as many opportunities.

The Power will play the Hagerstown Suns in the first round of the divisional playoffs Wednesday, September 4th at 7:05. Tickets to the game are free and can be picked up at the Power box office Tuesday at 9 AM. The first 1,500 fans will receive a free t-shirt. For more information, please call (304) 344-BATS.

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