Ryan Ramiz scored on a wild pitch in the top of the 11th, giving the West Virginia Power the winning run in an 8-7 win over the Hagerstown Suns Friday night in Hagerstown, Maryland.
The Power (34-33) battled back from a 5-1 deficit, scoring two runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth to send the game to extra innings.
West Virginia went up 7-5 with two runs in the 10th inning, but Hagerstown (30-37) answered to prolong the game to the 11th.
Julio Rodriguez and Bobby Honeyman led the Power attack with three hits and a home run apiece. Rodriguez drove in three runs.
David Ellingson (2-0) got the win in relief, pitching the final two innings for the Power.
The Power and Suns are scheduled for two games Saturday starting at 4 p.m., including a make-up game of Thursday’s rained-out contest.
HOME RUN DERBY: The 2019 South Atlantic League Home Run Derby participants were announced Friday. The West Virginia Power’s Jake Anchia will be one of eight participants in the 2019 South Atlantic League Home Run Derby, the league announced Wednesday.
The competition will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the start of the scheduled 7:30 p.m. start of the SAL All-Star Game at Appalachian Power Park.
Joining Anchia will be Rodolfo Castro and Mason Martin of Greensboro and Curtis Terry of Hickory for the Northern Division lineup. Representing the Southern Division will be Willie McIver of Asheville, Brandon Lockridge and Canaan Smith of Charleston, and Lexington’s Chase Vallot.