The West Virginia Power continued to steam toward the post season as it picked up two wins at Lexington on Sunday by the scores of 4-3 and 1-0.Josh Bell homered in the first game and second baseman Jimmy Rider drove in three runs as West Virginia earned a 4-3 decision in a game that was suspended due to rain on Saturday. Jason Creasy (6-4) earned the win in relief after giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk while striking out five in five innings.Luis Urena drove in Raul Fortunato with a second-inning single to account for all of the offense in the seven-inning second game.Thomas Harlan (6-3) got the win in relieve after throwing two perfect innings and striking out three.
The teams will conclude the regular season at 12:05 today. Righty Luis Heredia will get the nod for the Power and Lexington will counter with Daniel Stumpf.West Virginia will host Hagerstown in the first game of the playoffs at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday.nn
WVU WOMEN WIN: The No. 10 West Virginia women's soccer team earned a 2-0 win over Morehead State on Sunday in Morgantown.Kelsie Maloney and Frances Silva each scored a goal for the Mountaineers (3-0-1) and Sara Keane recorded three saves in the shutout.nn
MU WOMEN TIE: Sophomore Erin Simmons scored her third goal of the year to give Marshall an early 1-0 lead, but the Thundering Herd couldn't hold on as it settled for a 1-1 draw with Akron in Huntington on Sunday.Lani Smith's goal in the 71st minute knotted things up for the Zips. Marshall moved to 2-1-1 on the year.nn
PREP FOOTBALL: Parkersburg tallied 27 points in the third quarter to pull away and defeat Warren Local (Ohio) 51-40 Saturday night at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio. The game was delay about 35 minutes because of lightning.Melvin Stubbs gained 124 yards on 15 carries for Parkersburg while Aaron Roberts completed just 5 of 6 passes for 193 yards. Dan Fox had two catches for 99 yards for the Big Reds, which rolled up 434 total yards.
Austin Klintworth threw for 260 yards and gained 114 yards rushing for Warren Local, which churned out 413 total yards. Andrew Henthorn hauled in nine passes for 119 catches and David Ryan added four receptions for 100 yards.