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Gourley Debuts As Marauders Lose; McPherson Strikes Out 10


West Virginia Power �3, �Delmarva Shore Birds �2 (box)

It was the Power who scored the winning run in the bottom of the 9th in this game. �3B Jesus Brito opened the frame with a single through the hole into left field. �After a strikeout, SS Benji Gonzalez walked, moving Brito to second base. �CF Evan Chambers doubled into center field, and Brito motored around from second base to score the winning run.

Delmarva had scored first, with one run on a double and two singles in the top of the 1st off starter Kyle McPherson. The Power came back to tie the game in the 2nd inning, when LF Rogelios Noris reached base on a fielding error, moved to third base on RF David Rubinstein’s single, and scored on a sacrifice fly by C Ramon Cabrera.

McPherson gave up an unearned run in the 4th inning. �Three consecutive singles began the inning, but a throwing error by Jesus Brito at third let a run score instead of just loading the bases. �After the run scored, McPherson struck out the next three batters. �McPherson pitched 5 innings and allowed those two runs on 7 hits, no walks, while striking out a total of 10 Delmarva batters.

The Power tied the score again in the 7th inning. �Brito led off with a single, then stole second base. �He scored on Benji Gonzalez’s RBI single. �Gonzalez was thrown out trying to steal 2nd base, but the inning continued with walks to Evan Chambers and 2B Jarek Cunningham. A passed ball put the runners on second and third, but a strikeout ended the inning.

The score remained tied until the bottom of the 9th. �Marc Baca pitched 3 scoreless innings for the Power. �He gave up a double and a walk, and worked around two errors. �Zach Foster earned his third win of the season with one scoreless inning — he was the pitcher of record when the walk-off double brought in the winning run.

Akron Aeros �3, �Altoona Curve �1 (box)

The Curve scored early, but couldn’t answer three runs by the Aeros, as Tim Alderson suffered his 2nd loss of the season. �Alderson pitched 6 innings and allowed all 3 Akron runs, on 5 hits.

Altoona scored their lone run in the 2nd inning. �1B Matt Hague led off with a walk. �A sacrifice bunt by 3B Josh Harrison put Hague on second, but Harrison was also safe on first. �C Hector Gimenez’s first hit of the game (he had a total of 3) loaded the bases. �RF Miles Durham grounded to third, and Hague was forced out at the plate. �But LF Jose De Los Santos plated Harrison with his single.

Akron took the lead in the 4th inning. �Alderson gave up two solo home runs in the inning, to Jared Goedert and Matt McBride (though at least not back-to-back). �The same two Aeros were responsible for scoring Akron’s third run in the 6th, when Goedert doubled, moved to third base on a ground out, and scored on McBride’s sacrifice fly.

Mike Dubee pitched 2 scoreless innings for the Curve, allowing 3 hits. �Corey Hamman gave up a walk and a single in the 9th, but did not let any further runs score.

De Los Santos singled again in the 7th inning, and SS Chase d’Arnaud singled in the 5th, for the only other Curve hits.

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