West Virginia beat the Lakewood BlueClaws in the first game of the four game series in Lakewood tonight, by an 8-3 score. Joely Rodriguez wasn't as sharp as he has been recently on the mound, but he still looked pretty good and his relievers picked him up. Stetson Allie had just one hit on the night, but it created quite a buzz in the stadium. Junior Sosa had three of the Power's 12 hits and everyone but Josh Bell reached base at least once, seven of the players getting on base multiple times.

Stetson Allie hit a very deep homer to center field tonight

I come to these games more in the scout mode than game reporting, looking to get info for the annual Prospect Guide and our rankings. With that in mind, here are the players I kept a close eye on, with some extra game notes below. At t...

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