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Power earns doubleheader split in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The West Virginia Power salvaged a doubleheader split with Lexington, losing the first game 3-2 and winning the second 4-3 in 10 innings Thursday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

In the first game, Raul Mondesi went 2 for 5 with a triple and an RBI for the Legends (54-46 overall, 20-11 second half). The game was originally suspended on July 6 at Appalachian Power Park due to rain before being completed Thursday.

Aroni Nina (6-3) got the win in relief for Lexington, allowing one run on five hits and seven strikeouts in five innings, while John Walter picked up his second save of the season. John Kuchno (3-5) took the loss, giving up three runs (two earned) on five hits while striking out three and walking two in five innings.

In the nightcap, Lexington committed a pair of errors in the top of the 10th inning to allow West Virginia to score the go-ahead run and earn the split. Max Moroff had two hits, including a two-run home run in the sixth inning, to pace the Power (56-45, 19-12). Cesar Lopez (1-1) earned the win, allowing no runs on one hit and four strikeouts over 31/3 innings. Kevin Allen (2-1) was tabbed with the loss.

West Virginia will continue its five-game series in Lexington tonight at 7:05.


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