The West Virginia Power and the Delmarva Shorebirds sneaked in two-plus innings Thursday at Applachian Power Park, enough to give the Shorebirds a 1-0 victory.
That was the score Wednesday night when rains stopped the proceedings after three innings. The plan was finish suspended game follow that with a seven-inning contest, but a downpour foiled those plans.
With five innings in the books, the result was final, dropping the Power to 32-27 and raising the Shorebirds to 24-32. The regularly scheduled game will be made up next week when the Power travels to Salisbury, Md., for a three-game series.
The two innings that were completed were uneventful, especially for the home team. Lex Rutledge took the mound in relief of starting pitcher Juan Guzman and set down all six Power batters he faced, two on strikeouts.
Jason Creasy took to the mound in relief of Power starter Joely Rodriguez and threw two perfect innings. He got in trouble in the top of the sixth, hitting Gregory Lorenzo and allowing Lucas Herbst to single before the rain inundated the field.
The Power's homestand continues tonight with the start of a three-game set at 7:05 tonight against Hagerstown.
WVU SPORTS: Graduate Petra Zublasing and junior Thomas Kyanko of the West Virginia rifle team were named to Capital One Academic All-America teams on Thursday.
Zublasing was named to the women's at-large team after leading the Mountaineers to their 15th NCAA championship in March, winning two events. Zublasing graduated in May with a 3.84 grade-point average. Kyanko, a Wellsburg native who received men's third-team honors, boasts a 3.90 GPA and is a two-time NRA second-team All-American.
COLLEGE TRACK: West Virginia University senior runner Jordan Hamric finished sixth in heat one Thursday night and qualified for Saturday's finals in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2013 NCAA Division I track and field championships in Eugene, Ore.
The Bruceton Mills native finished with a school record-breaking time of 10:06.47, which the ninth best time overall between the two heats.