HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The West Virginia Power fell to the first-place Hagerstown Suns 7-0 Friday night.
The Power entered the game just two games behind the Suns and the Hickory Crawdads. The Suns were percentage points ahead of Hickory going into the game.
The Suns scored four runs in the first two innings and never looked back. Left fielder Oliver Ortiz got the big hit of the night, a three-run homer in the fifth inning.
Suns pitching controlled the Power lineup, limiting them to just three hits. Starter and winning pitcher Matthew DeRosier gave up two hits over seven innings, striking out six and walking none. Reliever Sam Held threw the final two innings to finish off the Power.
The Power (25-23 first half, 55-59 overall) and the Suns (27-19, 65-50 overall) will play the third game of the four-game set at 6:05 p.m. Saturday.