"It was deceptive and there was a lot of movement," Allie said of Anderson's deliveries. "[His pitches had] a lot of sink - he's a good pitcher."
That changed in the fifth as the Power loaded the bases trailing 6-1 on a Walker Gourley triple, a Max Moroff walk and a Dilson Herrera hit by pitch.
Gourley scored on an error by left fielder Wander Ramos and Allie delivered another run on a sacrifice fly to left, but reliever Will Hudgins (2-0) was able to get out of the frame without any further damage and picked up the win after going 22/3 innings and allowing just an unearned run on one hit while striking out two.
Hagerstown responded to West Virginia's mini-flurry with seven staggering tallies and it was well on its way to the win.
Right fielder Brandon Miller led the Hagerstown offense, going 3 for 5 with a pair of tape-measure home runs (one cleared the scoreboard in left-center field) and three RBIs. Mike McQuillan also homered for the Suns and had a pair of hits and RBIs. Wes Schill and Hunter Bailey had two hits each and Pedro Severino finished 3 for 4.
Allie went 2 for 4 with a pair of RBIs and continued his torrid start to the season.
Prior to Saturday's games, Allie led the South Atlantic League in RBIs (18), was in a two-way tie for the league lead in home runs (six) and was fifth in batting average (.381).
The teams will conclude their four-game set at 2:05 p.m. today. Power ace Orlando Castro will get the ball. The left-hander has accumulated a 1-1 record and a 1.17 ERA in his three starts so far this season.
After today's game, West Virginia will take a day off before embarking on an eight-game road trip starting at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at Charleston, S.C.
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