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Colla And Morris Shutout Mets; Power Hold On For The Win

Colla And Morris Shutout Mets; Power Hold On For The Win

 West Virginia Power  8,  Hickory Crawdads  6[box]The Power also played in less than 2.5 hours, holding off a 4-run Hickory rally in the 9th inning to hold on to the win for starter Brandon Cumpton.  It was Cumpton's 6th victory.  He pitched 7 innings and allowed 2 runs (one earned) on just 2 hits and 2 walks, with 4 strikeouts.  The Power began the scoring with one run in the bottom of the 1st.  SS Drew Maggi and CF Mel Rojas opened the inning with back-to-back singles, which put Maggi on third.  RF Dan Grovatt brought in Maggi with a sacrifice fly, though a double play ended the inning.  Cumpton eased through his first 3 innings, working around a walk in the 2nd and a batter reaching on a throwing error in the 3rd.  He gave up a lead-off homer in the 4th inning, then hit a batter, but erased that runner with a double play.  The homer tied the score at 1-1.  The Power started a small rally in the bottom of the 4th, when ...

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