CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Power sure had its work cut out Wednesday night.
Not only did West Virginia have to come from behind three times against Hagerstown, but it also had to beat an approaching storm ready to dump all over Appalachian Power Park on getaway day.
All in all, not a bad night's work.
Max Moroff's single to right scored Jordan Steranka with none out in the bottom of the 12th inning to cap a wild 7-6 victory, keeping the Power in a share of first place in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division.
"I think that was actually the first time I ever had a walk-off hit,'' Moroff said. "It's definitely a big boost for me in confidence.''
The Power (5-2 in the second half) trailed 6-5 entering the bottom of the 12th, just having given up an unearned run in the top of the inning on third baseman D.J. Crumlich's throwing error with two out.
However, West Virginia never made an out in piecing together its final comeback of the night.
Walker Gourley led off the 12th with a single and Steranka drew a walk from reliever Cody Davis, the fourth pitcher for Hagerstown. Raul Fortunato dropped down a sacrifice bunt that drew a crowd in front of the plate, with Davis, catcher Pedro Severino and first baseman Shawn Pleffner all converging on the ball.
Severino picked it up and the other two had to duck quickly, but their presence might have distracted Severino, who threw wildly to first, scoring Gourley and putting runners at first and third.
Moroff followed with his game-winner to end the 3-hour, 35-minute marathon and give the Power some pep in its step as it heads to Lakewood (N.J.) for a game tonight.
"Honestly, I was just looking for a good pitch over the plate,'' Moroff said, "and trying to put it in play and get the runner from third in. It definitely brings an energy boost coming into tomorrow. We have a 12-hour bus ride, so we've got to be ready to go tomorrow.''
The win allowed the Power a bit of revenge against the Suns (4-3), the first-half winners of the Northern Division, who had beaten West Virginia five times out of nine previously this season and outscored them 59-40.