While the departures of Allie, Castro and Rodriguez will hurt the Power, at least for a while, Ryan said their climb up the organizational ladder is an example of success here in Charleston.
"That's what it's about - to try to get guys in and out of here as quick as possible," Ryan said. "Anytime you can send guys up, it shows you how well they're becoming as far as career and the work ethic they put in and results they're getting. You can't sit there and selfishly think you wish a guy would be here all year to help your team win. We're all about developing players into major-league players and those three guys are well on their way."
Roman Quinn, Brian Pointer, Art Charles and Willie Carmona each had two-hit efforts for the BlueClaws. Pointer and Carmona each doubled while Charles added two. Carmona and Chace Nutata each drove in two runs.
Power first baseman Walker Gourley had three hits to lead West Virginia, while Barrett Barnes and Jonathan Schwind each had two.
Jeb Stefan (2-4) picked up the win in relief for Lakewood after 21/3 scoreless innings.
The teams will continue the four-game set at 7:05 tonight. Righty John Kuchno (3-3, 4.47 ERA) will get the ball for the Power while Lakewood will counter with right-hander Jonathan Musser (1-2, 4.70 ERA).
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