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One Inning Ruins Marauders’ Morning; Taillon’s Second Start

One Inning Ruins Marauders’ Morning; Taillon’s Second Start

 West Virginia Power  3,  Greensboro Grasshoppers  0   (Game 1)(box)Jameson Taillon pitched 4 scoreless innings in his second pro start, though he exited the game too early to get the decision.  Taillon allowed just 2 hits -- doubles in the top of the 1st and the top of the 2nd.  He hit a batter with a pitch in the 4th for the only other base runner he had to worry about.  Taillon struck out 6 batters, including all three outs in the 2nd.  The Power threatened in the bottom of the 2nd, when CF Mel Rojas and C Kawika Emsley-Pai hit back-to-back singles, and both advanced one base on a missed catch error.  Two short ground outs left both runners stranded.  DH Justin Howard doubled to begin the 4th inning, and he came around to score on two ground outs, by RF Dan Grovatt and Rojas (who picked up the RBI).  The Power scored 2 more runs in the 5th inning.  A single, a ground out, and a wild pitch put lead-off batter 3B An...

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