Curve Have A Hit-Happy Morning; Cumpton Strikes Out 8

Curve Have A Hit-Happy Morning; Cumpton Strikes Out 8

West Virginia Power  3,  Delmarva Shorebirds  0[box]Three Power pitchers combined for this shutout, holding the Shorebirds to just 3 hits.  Brandon Cumpton made the start, with 8 strikeouts in his 6.2 scoreless innings.  Cumpton was responsible for 5 of the 6 Delmarva base runners -- two singles, a double, a walk, and a hit batter.  The double came in the 1st inning, and that runner was left on base.  The two singles came in the 3rd inning, and after a ground out, Cumpton was working with two runners in scoring position.  No problem, he just got a strikeout to end the inning.  He worked around a lead-off walk in the 4th, thenthen retired the next 11 batters in a row.  With two outs in the 7th, Cumpton hit the next batter.  Brooks Pound...

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