(Kannapolis, NC- May 21, 2013)- The West Virginia Power knocked off the Kannapolis Intimidators 9-3 Tuesday night at CMC-NorthEast Stadium. Dilson Herrera drove in four runs and Stetson Allie had his third multi-home run game this season to pace the Power in their second straight win.
Allie’s first home run gave West Virginia an early edge. With Herrera on first and two down, Allie drove the first pitch he saw from Euclides Leyer the opposite way over the right field wall for a 2-0 lead. In the second, Max Moroff singled in Walker Gourley for a 3-0 advantage.
The Power added three more in the fourth on a run-scoring single by Moroff and a base hit by Herrera that brought home a pair. This Power pushed the lead to 9-0 with two home runs in the top of the sixth. Herrea drove a 1-1 pitch from Ryan Bollinger down the left field line for his fifth home run this season. Allie followed one out later with a solo drive on a 1-1 count to close out the West Virginia scoring.
Power starter Orlando Castro (4-3) pitched six shutout innings to earn the win. The southpaw allowed just tow hits and four total base runners while he was on the hill. Leyer (2-5) surrendered the first six runs and took the loss. Kannpolis plated all three of its runs against Ryan Hafner between the eighth and ninth innings.
Herrera lead all players with three hits and four runs batted in. Allie drove in three and moved past Josh Bell for the league lead with 38 runs batted in. Moroff had two hits and the two runs batted in gives him 20 with season.
West Virginia and Kannapolis conclude this series Wednesday morning at 10:00 am. Clay Homes and Brandon Brennan will pitch for the Power and Intimidators, respectively. West Virginia returns Appalachian Power Park on Thursday, May 23, to begin a seven game homestand. For tickets or more information, call 304-344-2287 or visit www.wvpower.com.
OVERALL RECORD: 23-22