CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Greensboro tallied four runs in the top of the ninth inning as the Grasshoppers downed West Virginia 5-1 Tuesday at Appalachian Power Park.
The Power opened its seven-game homestand Tuesday holding a 21/2-game lead over Hagerstown in the South Atlantic League Northern Division.
Hagerstown captured the first-half division title. The Suns (31-20) beat Delmarva 4-1 on Tuesday, shaving their defict to 11/2 games behind the Power.
With the game tied 1-1, Power pitcher Bryton Trepagnier (4-4) entered the game in the ninth, giving up four runs on no hits, but walked four and was tabbed with the loss. In addition, West Virginia accounted for a wild pitch, hit batter and throwing error in the inning.
Cameron Flynn went 3 for 5 with a pair of doubles for the Grasshoppers (23-27). Beau Wright (2-0) earned the victory in 2/3 an inning of relief.
The Power (32-18) managed just six hits in the game, with Josh Bell going 3 for 3 and scoring the only run with a homer in the in the first.
Greensboro pitcher Ramon Del Orbe left the game in the sixth after he was struck by a line drive. He was eventually taken to the hospital for observation.
The teams continue their three-game tonight with the first pitch at 7:05.
WVU TICKET CHANGES: The Mountaineer Ticket Office has introduced two new features for fans purchasing single-game tickets for the upcoming football season.
Customers are now able to utilize the new "Select Your Seats" feature on WVUGAME.com and also a new mobile delivery ticket method. Fans can utilize a new interactive map and seating chart of Milan Puskar Stadium to select their exact seat location. The map also includes pictures of the view from each section to aid in the selection process.
The mobile delivery feature can be used to send tickets as PDF files that are formatted for viewing on a smart phone or Apple Passbook files that can be stored as tickets on select Apple devices.