Max Moroff launched a three-run homer as part of a four-run second inning and the West Virginia Power used the early offense to coast to a 6-3 win over Greenville in the first game of a four-game set on Sunday at Appalachian Power Park. A crowd of 1,279 braved the rainy weather that delayed the game 40 minutes.
Josh Bell added a two-run shot for the Power (13-16) and D.J. Crumlich doubled and drove in a run.
John Kuchno (1-1) turned in a solid start on the mound and picked up a win after tossing six innings and yielding just one run on four hits and a walk while striking out one. Kyle Haynes came on to get the final out of the ninth and earned his first save of the season.
Drew Turocy had a double and a pair of RBIs for the Drive (10-19).
The teams will continue the series at 7:05 tonight.
MARSHALL BASEBALL: Tucker Tubbs went 3 for 4 with a home run and five RBIs as the Memphis baseball team earned an 8-5 win over visiting Marshall on Sunday, completing a three-game sweep.
Gray Stafford had a pair of hits with a homer and two RBIs to lead the Thundering Herd (18-29 overall, 5-13 Conference USA). Eric Escobedo also had two hits for Marshall.
The Herd will begin a three-game series against East Carolina at Epling Stadium in Beckley at 7 p.m. on Friday.