West Virginia Player Notes: Kingham, Hanson, Osuna, Polanco, Garcia, Montero

On the last day of the West Virginia series with the Lakewood Blueclaws, the Power took the game and the series, with a 4-1 victory. It was a quiet day from three of the four big bats in the lineup, but the other one was hitting the ball hard. Nick Kingham was on the mound to start the game, coming into the day with two straight appearances in which he threw six shutout innings. I’ll start the recap with Kingham’s day,...

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West Virginia Bats Get Shutdown; Von Rosenberg Not As Good As Stat Line

The West Virginia Power lost game two of their three game series with the Lakewood Blueclaws by a 2-0 score, one day after throwing their own shutout. Zack Von Rosenberg pitched the first six innings, giving up one run and taking the tough loss. He was followed by Ryan Hafner and Porfirio Lopez for one inning apiece. As usual with the West Virginia game reports, I’ll concentrate on the big four in the lineup and then add some...

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Hanson, Osuna, Polanco, and Garcia All Have Multi-Hit Games

It was a good all around night for the West Virginia Power tonight as they defeated the Lakewood Blueclaws by a 6-0 score. They had the attack of the lefties on the mound, going five innings with starter Mike Jefferson, followed by three from Zac Fuesser with the final inning covered by side-arm reliever Robbie Kilcrease. The bats were on, especially the four big name players on the roster, Alen Hanson, Jose Osuna, Gregory Polanco and...

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Keith Law Has Three Pirates in His Mid-Season Top 50

Keith Law has released his mid-season top 50 prospect list for ESPN Insider subscribers. The list features three Pittsburgh Pirates prospects: Gerrit Cole, Jameson Taillon, and Alen Hanson. Cole is the top prospect for the Pirates, coming in at number seven overall. He’s up three spots from his pre-season ranking at number ten. Law mentions that “there’s no starter in the minors with a better pure repertoire”....

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Hanson, Polanco Play Big Role in West Virginia Win

Anytime you are dealing with 19 and 20-year olds, in anything, there are going to be some mental errors. That is especially true in baseball. In the cases of West Virginia prospects Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco, however, those brief lapses can be forgiven when they otherwise perform as well as they have been for the Power this season. The duo has not only been two of West Virginia’s best players this season but two of the...

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