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State College Season Begins; Von Rosenberg Wins #3

State College Season Begins; Von Rosenberg Wins #3

West Virginia Power  9,  Lakewood Blue Claws   4[ box ]Each member of the starting lineup had at least one hit, as the Power recorded 13 hits and scored in three innings.  SS Drew Maggi led the offense with 4 singles, and DH Rogelios Noris and 1B Jairo Marquez had 2 RBI each.A 2-run homer gave Lakewood the lead in the top of the 1st.  The Power turned on the juice in the bottom of the 2nd.  With one out, CF Mel Rojas and C Elias Diaz singled, Noris doubled to bring in Rojas, and Marquez singled to plate both Diaz and Noris.  Marquez scored on Maggi's RBI single, giving the Power a 4-2 lead.  They kept right on rolling in the 3rd inning, with a lead-off single by RF Dan Grovatt, an RBI double by LF Justin Howard, another single by Rojas, and a sacrifice fly by Noris to bring in Howard, for a 6-2 lead.  Lakewood scored one run in the top of the 5th, but the Power answered with 3 more in the bottom of the inning.  Diaz reached second base ...

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