The Power is heading into the playoffs on a tear.
West Virginia finished off a four-game road sweep of the Lexington Legends on Monday, holding on for a 5-3 South Atlantic League victory.
The Power (45-25), which had already wrapped up the second-half Northern Division title, hosts the Hagerstown Suns at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday at Appalachian Power Park in the opener of a best-of-three divisional series.
Tickets to that game are free and can be picked up at the Power box office today starting at 9 a.m. The first 1,500 fans will receive a free T-shirt. For more information, call (304) 344-BATS.
It marks the first postseason appearance for the Charleston-based franchise since 2008. Game 2 of the Power-Suns series is set for Hagerstown on Friday, and the third game (if necessary) on Saturday.
On Monday, the Power got five innings from starter Luis Heredia (7-3), who picked up the win while allowing three runs on six hits with five strikeouts and three walks. He was staked to a 4-1 lead before the Legends put on a rally.
A two-run double by Fred Ford cut the lead to 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth, but the Power worked out of the jam. Jhondaniel Medina collected his 13th save of the season in as many opportunities with a scoreless ninth despite allowing a hit and two walks.
The Power opened the scoring on Jordan Steranka's RBI fielder's choice in the first and bumped it to 4-1 in the top of the fifth on Eric Wood's two-run single and Raul Fortunato's RBI base hit.
WVU VOLLEYBALL: West Virginia freshman outside hitter Jordan Anderson has been named the Big 12 Conference's rookie of the week, helping the Mountaineers to a 3-0 start with wins over Eastern Illinois, Loyola-Chicago and Toledo.