Ashley Ponce (10) of the West Virginia Power is safe at second as Greensboro's Anthony Gomez fails to hold on to the throw.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Power shut out Greensboro 3-0 Friday morning to win its first series at home this season.West Virginia (12-16) notched its first run in the first inning on a D.J. Crumlich double, scoring Josh Bell. Ashley Ponce hit a two-out double in the second that was misplayed by Greensboro's Cameron Flynn, allowing Francisco Diaz to score.The Power added its third run in the fifth when Ponce reached on a single, advanced to third on a wild pitch and error, and scored on a balk by losing pitcher Ramon Del Orbe (0-2).Orlando Castro (3-2) earned the victory with a season-high seven strikeouts. He allowed three hits in six innings.
After a day off today, West Virginia continues its seven-game homestand at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, hosting the Greenville Drive in the opener of a four-game series. nn
MU BASEBALL: Rain postponed Marshall's series opener at Memphis Friday, setting up a 1 p.m. doubleheader today. Sunday's series finale is still set to start at 2 p.m.nn
CAMPS AND CLINICS: Joe Holland is offering a free youth baseball clinic from 6-9 p.m. Monday at South Charleston's Little Creek Park. Coaches from the Ripken Baseball Academy will offer instruction in throwing, fielding and hitting. Players ages 6-14 are eligible, and must register by today.A basketball camp for boys and girls ages 6-18 will be offered at Rio Grande College in Racine, Ohio, and will include seven one-day shootouts and a triple-elimination tournament. All camps will be conducted by coach Ken French, his staff and current players. Registration is available online at the schools athletic website, www.rioredstorm.com.nn
COACHING CLASS: ASEP coaching classes will be held May 11, 12 and 13 at Huntington High School for those interested in coaching a secondary school sport. Register at the WVSSAC website or contact instructor Willie Wilson at 304-525-0525 for more information.