CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In the season opener 24 hours earlier, the Power couldn't score and struck out much too frequently.
In the season's second game, the Power demonstrated a variety of other shortcomings. The pitchers walked eight batters, yielded 18 hits, including four that left the park, and allowed the Asheville Tourists to score in seven consecutive innings.
The Power defense, meanwhile, committed four errors.
The Tourists did not break the game open, however, until the sixth inning when they scored three times to snap a 6-6 tie and, from there, bludgeoned their way to a 15-6 victory Friday night at Appalachian Power Park. The game went three hours, 24 minutes and drew a paid crowd of 1,856.
Amid everything else, the Tourists reaffirmed the ballpark's reputation as a place where the ball travels wonderfully. Second baseman Matt Wessinger, the No. 9 hitter, hit a two-run homer to left center in the second inning and a solo blast to left as part of a four-run eighth.
The ball carried better on Friday than it did Thursday, said Wessinger.
"Last night it was kind of a graveyard with all the rain, and the wind was blowing,'' said Wessinger, a fifth-round draft choice from Liverpool, N.Y. "But today we got a pretty nice night to play.''
Two other Tourists, shortstop Rosell Herrera and left fielder Francisco Sosa, also homered in the eighth.