Taylor Lewis hit a solo home run in the eighth inning to break a tie and give the West Virginia Power a 2-1 victory over the Delmarva Shorebirds Friday night at Appalachian Power Park.
A crowd of 2,238 saw the Power improve to 36-31 in the second half with three games remaining, assuring itself of a winning record.
Division-leading Hagerstown moved a step closer to a second-half title by defeating Asheville.
Power starter Nick Kingham pitched seven innings and allowed just five hits and two runs. He struck out nine and did not walk a batter. Robbie Kilcrease picked up the victory by pitching a scoreless eighth, and Nate Kilcrease earned the save, his 14th, and lowered his ERA to 1.25.
The Power took a 1-0 lead in the second as Dan Gamache doubled and scored on Francisco Diaz's single and a 2-0 lead in the fourth on Greg Polanco's single and Jose Osuna's double.
The Shorebirds tied it with two in the seventh.
The Power will play host to the Shorebirds at 7:05 tonight, 2:05 p.m. Sunday and 1:05 p.m. Monday.