The West Virginia Power dropped its series opener against the Kannapolis Intimidators 10-7 Saturday evening at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston.
The Power had its three-game win streak snapped and falls to 20-14 on the season.
Kannapolis jumped out to an early lead, putting up three runs in the top of the first against West Virginia starter Damon Casetta-Stubbs.
J.R. Davis put the Power on the board in the bottom of the third with a two-run single, and Jake Anchia followed with a three-run homer to give West Virginia a 5-3 lead.
The Power kept up the momentum in the fourth, using two singles, a walk and a Kannapolis error to score two runs and go up 7-3.
But it was all Kannapolis after that, as the Intimidators pushed four runs across in the top of the fifth, and scored a run each in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings to put the Power away.
Casetta-Stubbs took a no-decision, allowing seven runs on eight hits and striking out three in 41/3 innings. Sal Biasi suffered the loss, surrendering one run off three hits and striking out four in 22/3 innings of relief.
Anchia finished 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs and Nick Rodriguez tallied two hits for the Power.
The Intimidators (15-18) finished with 15 hits.
West Virginia and Kannapolis continue their series at 2:05 p.m. Sunday. Lefthander Steven Moyers (2-2, 4.63 ERA) will take the mound for the Power, while the Intimidators will counter with righty Johan Dominguez (0-2, 5.00).