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Four-run fifth sinks Power, 5-2

CHIP ELLIS | Gazette
West Virginia Power ace Luis Heredia yielded five runs, all unearned, in 4 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Greensboro Grasshoppers. He took the loss.

Greensboro put up four runs in the top of the fifth inning to record a 5-2 rain-shortened win over West Virginia at Appalachian Power Park, sending the Power to its 10th straight loss.

West Virginia (20-44) only got to send one batter to the plate in the bottom of the ninth before the game was halted due to severe thunderstorms and eventually called by the umpires.

Domingo German (6-2) secured the win for Greensboro (39-26), giving up two runs on five hits while striking out six over five innings. Esmerling De La Rosa picked up his second save of the season.

Luis Heredia (0-2) was roughed up for five unearned runs on two hits and five walks in 4 2/3 innings for the Power.

Justin Bohn went 2 for 4 with an RBI for the Grasshoppers. Reese McGuire had a pair of hits for West Virginia.

The Power will finish its three-game series with Greensboro tonight at 7:05 p.m., before hosting Delmarva for a four-game set beginning Thursday.


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