A four-run fifth inning backed Clay Chandler’s sixth quality start of the season as the West Virginia Power soared past the Asheville Tourists 8-3 Thursday night in Asheville, North Carolina.
West Virginia (26-26) sent eight men to the plate in its four-run fifth, highlighted by Bobby Honeyman’s two-run double.
Chandler (5-2) went 62/3 innings, allowing three runs while striking out six and walking one.
J.R. Davis hit his first home run for the Power, a two-run shot in the third inning.
West Virginia continues its five-game, four-day series against the Tourists with the completion of a suspended game from April 20. Power right-hander Ryne Inman is slated to start the regularly scheduled game.
n On Wednesday night, Power outfielder Jarred Kelenic was promoted to the High-A Modesto Nuts of the California League, the Seattle Mariners announced.
The Mariners’ second-best prospect per MLB.com and Baseball America dominated the South Atlantic League during his 50-game tenure, averaging above .300 for most of his Low-A career with 11 homers and 29 RBIs.