"We're playing well as a team now,'' said Bell, "and it's coming together.''
The Power picked up 15 hits, including five for extra bases. First baseman Walker Gourley, batting ninth, went 4 for 4 with an RBI.
Ryan happily noted that second baseman Ashley Ponce, batting second, laid down a deft sacrifice bunt in the first inning after lead-off man Max Moroff opened the game with a single.
"In my opinion,'' said the manager, "Ashley Ponce was our spark today. In the first inning, he lays down a bunt on his own. He understands the game and knows what we needed. We went from there.''
Ponce later delivered another sacrifice bunt that contributed to the Power's five-run sixth inning and had two hits and an RBI.
Left-hander Orlando Castro, who did not allow a run in his last two starts, pitched five innings for the victory, surrendering six hits and two runs. He's 2-1 with a 1.77 ERA and has walked just one batter in 201/3 innings this season.
"He by far locates the best in our rotation right now,'' said Ryan. "That makes him effective.''
POWER POINTS: The Power is off today and will visit Charleston, S.C., for three games beginning Tuesday and Savannah for four games starting on Friday. The team will open a seven-game home stand on May 1. ... Bell's four hits lifted his batting average from .250 to .288 and his four RBIs boosted his total to 22. The Power's Stetson Allie started the day with a league-leading 20 RBIs. ... Gourley's 4-for-4 day raised his average from .317 to .359. Allie was 1 for 4 to drop from .388, which ranked third in the league, to .380.
Reach Mike Whiteford at mikewhitef...@wvgazette.com.