Four different West Virginia Power pitchers combined to stymie the Columbia Fireflies en route to a 2-1 victory at Appalachian Power Park Wednesday evening, completing the three-game series sweep.
Damon Casetta-Stubbs pitched the first five innings for the Power (12-6). Devin Sweet hurled the next two innings, and Bryan Pall and Nolan Hoffman went an inning each for West Virginia in allowing just three hits.
The Power scored both of its runs in the fifth inning, providing the difference in the game. West Virginia tallied its runs on an error and a Joseph Rosa RBI double.
Columbia (7-12) tried to rally in the ninth inning, cutting the Power lead to 2-1 and had runners on second and third with no outs.
However, Hoffman slammed the door shut, getting a pop out for the first out. After an intentional walk to load the bases, Columbia’s Juan Uriarte struck out, and Wagner Lagrange grounded out to end the game.
West Virginia will remain at Appalachian Power Park to open up a four-game series against the Asheville Tourists on Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.