Cole Frenzel plated Kevin Plawecki with a two-out single in the ninth inning as host Savannah sent the West Virginia Power to a 3-2 loss, the team's third-straight in the series and eighth in 11 games overall.
The Sand Gnats scored the tying run in the eighth inning when Frenzel scored on an RBI-groundout from Jeff Reynolds.
Both runs scored on West Virginia reliever Bryton Trepagnier (0-2), who blew a save and took a loss in his 12/3 innings.
Stetson Allie and Eric Wood each drove in a run while Dilson Herrera went 2 for 4 with a double to lead West Virginia (9-15).
Frenzel finished 3 for 4 with a double and a pair of RBIs to lead Savannah (15-8).
The teams will conclude the four-game set tonight at 7:05. The Power will take Tuesday off before returning home for a three-game set against the Greensboro Hornets starting on Wednesday.
WVGA GOLF: Hurricane's Sam O'Dell, Huntington's Pat Carter, and Parkersburg's Scott Bibbee each earned wins in singles matches Sunday, but it wasn't enough. Virginia cruised to a 531/2-301/2 victory in the 30th West Virginia-Virginia Team Matches held over the weekend at The Greenbrier Sporting Club.
West Virginia last won the event in 2009.
WVU GYMNASTICS: West Virginia senior Kaylyn Millick won the Linda Burdette-Good Award for the most valuable gymnast at the squad's banquet held Sunday at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown.
Millick finished the season ranked No. 27 in the nation in the all-around and ranks No. 9 on the career 39-plus all-around scores chart in school history.