CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Eventually, the West Virginia Power will start rewarding its home fans.
But nothing of that sort was happening Saturday night, as the Power was beaten thoroughly for the second straight evening in a 14-4 win for Hagerstown. It wasn't exactly a crisp game (it took three hours and nine minutes to play) but it sure was a crisp night at Appalachian Power Park.
A crowd of 1,621 attended as temperatures dropped into the mid-to-low 40s during game time.
The Suns (10-7) put on a hitting display in Friday night's 13-2 win and showed absolutely no sign of slowing down on Saturday as they piled up a whopping 18 hits and scored seven runs in the sixth inning to put things way out of reach.
The loss dropped the Power's record to just 2-8 in its friendly confines this year as opposed to 5-2 on the road.
"I think we're just getting away from our approaches and that's the biggest thing," Power first baseman Stetson Allie said. "But we're not too worried about it, it's early in the season and we're going to keep chipping away."
The Suns chipped away slowly at first Saturday, scoring a run in each of the second, third and fourth innings and then piled up 10 runs over the next two innings.
Hagerstown's offensive explosion ran Power starter Clay Holmes after just four innings.
Holmes (1-1) struggled with his command all evening and yielded three earned runs on three hits and five walks while striking out just one in taking the loss.
Meanwhile, Hagerstown starter Dixon Anderson was able to corral the Power bats early as the 6-foot-5 righty utilized an unorthodox delivery to mask a fastball that was topping out at 91 mph, resulting in a lot of late swings. Even when West Virginia was making contact, it was driving the ball straight into the ground.