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Cole White Leads Power With Another Game Winner

Cole White Leads Power With Another Game Winner

White had the game winning hit for the second night in a row.

Last night, Cole White hit a walk off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the West Virginia Power a 2-1 victory over the Lexington Legends.

"I could barely sleep," White said about his homer. "I kept on replaying it in my head.  It was the first time I've ever hit a walk off home run in my entire life."

Tonight, for an encore, White came through in the eighth inning of a 3-3 tie game, hitting a two out double to the gap that brought in Justin Howard.  The run was all West Virginia needed, with Porfirio Lopez coming on for the save in the ninth inning.

"Maybe only one time a season you get to be the clutch hitter, and two nights in a row, that was awesome," White said.

Colton Cain took the mound for West Virginia tonight, allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits in five innings.  Cain didn't have his best stuff tonight, throwing in the upper 80s, and leaving several balls up in the zone.  Tha...

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