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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Hanson Leaves Game With Injury; Good Start From Rowland

The big news of the West Virginia/Lakewood game tonight was when Alen Hanson got hit in the helmet with a pick-off attempt in the sixth inning as he slid headfirst back into second base. Hanson was down face flat for about two minutes, then slowly got up and walked off under his own power. He was replaced on the base paths by Eric Avila, who went to third, shifting Ashley Ponce to shortstop. West Virginia won the game 7-2, scoring...

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Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson Homer for West Virginia

Game two of the four game series in Lakewood, saw the West Virginia lineup explode for nine runs, with the highlights being home runs from Alen Hanson and Gregory Polanco. Zack Dodson picked up the win with two runs over six innings, with both runs coming in the first inning. Just like yesterday, I’ll have the individual player reports on Hanson, Willy Garcia, Jose Osuna and Taylor Lewis, as well as Polanco, who didn’t...

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