CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston RiverDogs continued their mastery of the West Virginia Power, using a five-run fourth inning to secure a 6-5 victory Wednesday afternoon at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park.
The Power (8-12) scored three in the top of the fourth to take 3-0 lead, including a two-run home run to right field by Josh Bell, but the RiverDogs (10-9) responded with a five-run home half of the inning to take control for good at 5-3. Charleston has beaten West Virginia five straight times.
Power starter Tyler Glasnow pitched into the bottom of the fourth and allowed two of the first three batters to reach, including a run-scoring double by Charleston's Yeicok Calderon.
West Virginia's David Jagoditsh replaced Glasnow and walked four of the next five batters, including one with the bases loaded to help Charleston tie the game at 3-all. The Power's Josh Smith relieved Jagoditsh and surrendered a two-run single to Greg Bird.
Bell's run-scoring groundout helped the Power cut its deficit to 6-5 in the top of the ninth, but Stetson Allie grounded out with a runner on third to end the game. Bell finished with three RBIs for the Power while Herrera went 2 for 5. Jagoditsh (0-3) took the loss after allowing three runs on no hits in one-third of an inning.
West Virginia will play at Charleston to conclude the series at 7:05 tonight. The Power then travels to Savannah for a four-game weekend set and returns to Appalachian Power Park on May 1 to open a seven-game, eight-day home stand against Greensboro and Greenville.