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West Virginia saps Suns of all of their Power

April 18, 2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — After 14 games against Delmarva and Lakewood to start the season, the Hagerstown Suns found a different opponent and one to their disliking on Thursday.

Beginning a four-game series, the Suns fell to West Virginia 7-4.

The Suns (8-7) struck in the first inning for a 1-0 lead on a walk to Mike McQuillan and a fielding error allowing McQuillan to reach second.

With one out, McQuillan scored on a groundout by Wander Ramos.

West Virginia (7-8) reached Ronald Pena for a single run in the third for a 1-1 tie before the Suns went ahead 2-1 in the fourth inning.

Ramos walked, stole second and moved to third on another West Virginia error, allowing Brandon Miller to reach first.

The Suns then pulled off the first and third steal, Miller breaking to second while Ramos came in to score from third.

West Virginia went ahead with two runs in the fifth inning off Pena and another four in the sixth off David Fischer.

Raul Fortunato had an RBI single scoring Josh Bell in the fifth that gave the Power a 3-2 lead before Eric Wood extended the lead with a three-run home run in the sixth inning, his fourth of the season.

Pena, going 4 1/3 innings, took his second loss of the young season.

Hagerstown was held to four hits  by four West Virginia pitchers, with Lance Breedlove getting the win with two innings in relief on starter Tyler Glasnow.

The teams continue the four-game series tonight.

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