Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ; Late Rally Lifts Power to Win

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ; Late Rally Lifts Power to Win

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One night after winning a 16-inning marathon - the longest in Appalachian Power Park history - the West Virginia Power rallied from seven runs down in the sixth inning to pull out a thrilling 10- 9 win over the Kannapolis Intimidators at Appalachian Power Park Tuesday. The win was the eighth straight for West Virginia (11-2), while Kannapolis slipped to 4-9.

Power starting pitcher Bret Helton didn't make it through the second inning, surrending seven hits and six runs in 1 2/3 innings.

Thanks in part to a six run second inning, Kannapolis led 8-1 after five and half innings before the Power began to chip away at the deficit.

West Virginia plated one run in the sixth on Tyler Filliben's sacrifice fly to center. Three more runs crossed the plate in the seventh as Carlos Munoz and Filliben had RBI doubles of of Kannapolis reliever Ryan Hinchley. …

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