Power manager Michael Ryan wasn't too pleased with his players after Wednesday's victory, but was happier after Thursday's performance.
"A little stressful,'' he smiled. "It's not a real good habit to get into to always have to fight back. We stressed to them we're not going to take any innings off. We didn't. We played the full nine innings.
"There were some physical errors that we can live with. The attitude and effort was there. Just the way this team is wired, they think they're in every game. They're just not going to give up.''
Steranka was the only Power player with multiple hits, going 2 for 3 with two RBIs. Steranka's sacrifice fly in the fourth put West Virginia up 1-0, then Eric Wood followed with a run-scoring double.
Power starting pitcher Kyle Haynes, who has worked out of the bullpen most of the season, made his third start, tossing four scoreless innings and allowing just two hits. Haynes hasn't given up a run in all three starts. West Virginia reliever Cesar Lopez (2-1) picked up the win with 11/3 innings of clean work.
Chad Carman had an RBI single in the top of the seventh for the BlueClaws (18-22) then scored after back-to-back balks were called on Hafner.
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