Although the roster is hardly the same, the Tourists would like to match the team's 2012 success, in which they led the South Atlantic League with 88 victories and won the playoff championship.
"We saw those guys in spring training, and we know what they did last year,'' said Wessinger. "We don't want them to show us up, so to speak.''
After picking up just three hits and striking out 14 times in Thursday's 3-0 loss, Power hitters redeemed themselves a bit offensively by rapping out 10 hits, including four for extra bases. Right fielder Josh Bell also showed speed and daring on the bases by scoring from second on a fielder's choice as part of a three-run third inning.
Shortstop and leadoff man Max Moroff had three hits, and center fielder Junior Sosa and designated hitter Walker Gourley had two each.
After loading the bases in the first inning but failing to score, the Tourists scored in each of the next seven innings and posed a two-on, two-out threat in the ninth.
Reach Mike Whiteford at mikewhitef...@wvgazette.com.