For the second time in as many nights, the West Virginia Power struggled to hit the pitching of the first-place Delmarva Shorebirds Wednesday night, and for the second time, the Power came away with a 1-0 win at Appalachian Power Park.
Power second baseman Joseph Rosa hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh to score Bobby Honeyman, giving Power starter Steven Moyers a lead after he held the Shorebirds scoreless for seven innings.
Moyers, who struck out six and scattered seven hits, improved to 6-4 on the year and the Power evened its record at 33-33. Delmarva, which has clinched the South Atlantic League Northern Division title for the first half of the 2019 season, fell to 46-19.
The Power had just three hits against Delmarva starter Nick Vespi (3-4), who failed to get an out in the bottom of the seventh. Honeyman led off the inning with a single to center before Vespi issued walks to Onil Pena and Jack Anchia to load the bases.
Jhon Peluffo then came on in relief, leading to Rosa’s sacrifice fly.
Dayeison Arias pitched the ninth for West Virginia to pick up his fourth save.
The Power returns to action at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday in the opening game of a four-game series at Hagerstown that will end the first half of the season.
Prior to Wednesday’s game, the Seattle Mariners announced that right-handed pitcher Kyle Hill had been promoted to West Virginia from the short-season Everett Aquasox. To make room for Hill, the Power’s parent club moved right-handed pitcher Damon Casetta-Stubbs to Everett.