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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Prospect Watch: Solid Starts From Kingham, Wilson and Heredia

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings are from the mid-season update. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Altoona (2-3, 4.71) - DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (5-7, 4.27) - DNP 3. Starling Marte, CF, Indianapolis (.286) - 2-for-4, 2B 4. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.318) - 0-for-1 5. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia (.274)...

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Three Hit Night For Alen Hanson; Hafner Touches 94 MPH

On a night where I got to see Ryan Hafner pitch for the first time, the good news was seeing Alen Hanson play for the fourth time. In last night’s game he was hit in the head with an errant pick-off throw, which caused him to leave the game. He was back in the lineup tonight, although he was at DH for the night. He did take infield practice earlier in the day so he seems to be fine after a scary looking incident. The Power ended...

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