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Powering up for baseball season

By Staff reports
Chip Ellis
Rain starts to fall during the opening notes of the national anthem before the game.
Chip Ellis Haley Walters, 3, and her dad, Adam, brave the cool temperatures and cold rain to attend the game. Haley is wearing her "chuck" hat to stay warm. Adam says she is an ardent fan.
Chip Ellis Rod Blackstone, known at Power Park as the "Toastman," gets the crowd fired up early with his usual antics.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Power minor league baseball team hosted the Asheville Tourists in their regular-season home opener Thursday night at Appalachian Power Park. Several brave fans showed up in the cold rain and chilly temperatures to cheer on this season's local boys of summer.

 


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