In West Virginia's recent history, being able to put a winning baseball team on the field while consistently preparing prospects for the next level has been a formula that has been hard to come by, that is until recently.
Dilson Herrera has been a big part of the West Virginia lineup hitting ahead of Josh Bell and Stetson Allie.
The Power have one of the most talented rosters in the South Atlantic League with players like Stetson Allie, Josh Bell, Tyler Glasnow and Dilson Herrera calling Charleston home this summer. The team has ridden hot starts by a handful of players and consistent performances from others to climb back into the SAL Northern division race.
West Virginia entered play Saturday at 26-22 and riding a five-game winning streak. Wins were hard to come by in April since the emergence of Glasnow as a must-see pitcher the Power have been an especially tough team to beat.
Glasnow has been a strikeout machine in his last five starts but has also been good at keeping...
Tom Bragg is a beat writer and analyst for PiratesProspects.com. He is the former sports editor of the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and has worked at the Charleston Gazette, Charleston Daily Mail and the (Ashland, Ky.) Independent. His freelance work has appeared in newspapers all over West Virginia and he has written for The Associated Press with stories posted to several major media outlets (ESPN.com, SportsIllustrated.com, FoxSports.com). Tom graduated from Marshall University in May 2010 with a degree in Print Journalism. Follow Tom on Twitter: @TomBraggSports