Hagerstown Suns �9, �West Virginia Power �7 (box)
On most nights, a 5-run inning would be enough of a spark to give the Power a win, but tonight it could not eclipse the Suns' 8-run 2nd inning. �Power starter Jason Erickson buzzed through the 1st inning, but could not get out of the 2nd. �The inning began with a single, then a ground out. �Another single and a walk loaded the bases, and when the next batter grounded to first base, 1B Kyle Morgan fired the ball to the plate, where C Ramon Cabrera got the force out, for the second out of the inning. �The bases were still loaded, but there were 2 outs -- not awful, right? �But that was the point at which the wheels fell off, and 8 runs scored. �A single, a double, a single, a 3-run homer, and 7 runs had scored, all earned. �Maurice Bankst...

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