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Fryer leads Power to rout of Suns

July 07, 2008

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Left fielder Eric Fryer went 5-for-5 with three doubles and six RBIs as the West Virginia Power roughed up the Hagerstown Suns 16-1 on Sunday evening.

Fryer finished 12-for-16 for the series as the Power won three of the four games.

Zelous Wheeler also had a big game for West Virginia on Sunday, going 3-for-4 with a three-run homer.

The Power did all of their damage in three innings, scoring five in the second, six in the third and five in the fifth.

Suns starter Cole Kimball (3-5) allowed eight runs, all earned, in two-plus innings. He gave up five hits and four walks, hit a batter and struck out three.

He was relieved by Ryan Harrison, who gave up eight runs, four earned, in 2 2/3 innings. He allowed six hits and a walk, hit a batter, threw two wild pitches and struck out none.

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West Virginia starter Roque Mercedes (3-4) allowed one run, three hits and a walk in six innings. He had one strikeout.

The Suns took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second. Stephen King and Michael Burgess got the inning started with a pair of singles. After Sean Rooney grounded into a forceout at second, King scored from third on a groundout by Garrett Bass.

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