The Asheville Tourists pounded out 13 hits as they drubbed the West Virginia Power 14-1 in seven innings Friday evening at McCormick Field in Asheville, North Carolina.
West Virginia and Asheville finished a suspended game from April 20 prior to Friday’s regularly scheduled matchup, in which the Power won 6-2.
In the second game, the Tourists sent 10 batters to the plate in a seven-run second inning to pull away. All of Asheville’s runs in the frame came on a pair of home runs as Coco Montes blasted a grand slam to center field and Grant Lavigne lifted a three-run homer.
The Tourists tacked on another run in the third and plated five more in the sixth to seal the win.
West Virginia’s lone run came in the top of the seventh as Onil Pena took Asheville closer Alexander Martinez deep to center field.
Ryne Inman took the loss for the Power, allowing seven runs on three hits and five walks in 12/3 innings.
Colten Schmidt picked up the win for the Tourists, yielding just three hits and striking out eight in six shutout innings.
West Virginia and Asheville played four innings to finish the suspended first game.
The game resumed in the fourth with the Power leading 6-0, and Devin Sweet allowed just two runs on four hits and struck out three over the final four innings to give West Virginia the win.
West Virginia continues its four-game series against Asheville Saturday at 6:05 p.m. Damon Casetta-Stubbs (2-3, 8.01 ERA) will start for the Power, while the Tourists will counter with Alfredo Garcia (0-4, 7.98 ERA).