Power home tonight after loss at Hickory
HICKORY, N.C. - David Lyon laced a run-scoring single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Hickory Crawdads past the West Virginia Power 8-7 Wednesday afternoon at L.P. Frans Stadium.
The Power scored three runs in the ninth inning to rally back from a 6-3 deficit and took a 7-6 lead on D.J. Crumlich's sacrifice fly in the 10th before the Crawdads scored two runs in the bottom of the frame.
Crumlich finished 4 for 5, scored two runs and drove in a run for West Virginia while Raul Fortunato knocked in two runs. Power reliever Thomas Harlan took his first loss, surrendering two unearned runs on one hit.
Four Crawdads batters hit solo home runs, including Lyon. Hickory reliever Joe Burns allowed the run in the top of the 10th, but still received the win.
The loss concluded a seven-game road trip that saw the Power go 3-4. West Virginia (19-20) had creeped over the .500 mark before back-to-back losses to the Crawdads.
West Virginia returns to Appalachian Power Park to start a four-game homestand against the Lexington Legends, with 7:05 p.m. starts tonight, Friday and Saturday and a 2:05 p.m. game scheduled for Sunday.