4/10/2013 12:18 AM
by Spencer Schubert
(Charleston, WV): The West Virginia Power fell to the Charleston RiverDogs 10-7 in 11 innings Tuesday night at Appalachian Power Park. West Virginia and Charleston traded leads often, but the Power relievers gave up six runs over the games final seven innings in the clubs second straight loss.
Charleston scored one run in the first but the Power answered in the bottom half of the inning when Max Moroff hit a leadoff home run on the third pitch he saw. Charleston responded in the next inning when Cito Culver hit his first of two home runs in the game to make the score 2-1 RiverDogs.
West Virginia took their first lead of the night when Josh Bell hit a two-run double to left that scored Max Moroff and Dilson Herrera and pushed the Power ahead 3-2. In the top of the fourth, Culver hit a solo home run to left, his second of the day, to tie the score at three.
In the fifth, the Power recaptured the edge on a Wyatt Mathisen single to center that plated Bell. Stetson Allie also scored in the inning on a throwing error by Charleston catcher Peter OBrien as West Virginia held a 6-4 advantage.
Yeicok Calderon tied the game on a two-run home run off Power reliever Ryan Hafner. Charleston added another run in the eighth on an RBI single by Rob Refsnyder. The Power scored their last run on Stetson Allies fourth single of the night, scoring Herrera.
In the eleventh, Charleston scored three runs. Refsnyder scored on a passed ball, Kelvin DeLeon hit an RBI single. With Peter OBrien on third and one out, Fu Lin Kuo hit a sacrifice fly, scoring OBrien.
Joely Rodriguez started Tuesdays game, tossing four innings and allowing five hits and three earned runs. Brett Gerritse (1-0) earned the win in relief, throwing three innings of one-hit ball. Lance Breedlove (0-1) took the loss by allowing two earned runs in the eleventh.
West Virginia and Charleston play the final game of the series Wednesday. Clay Holmes (0-0) will start for the Power against Cesar Vargas (0-0). Wednesdays game is slated for 10:30AM.
Power Record: 1-5