CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The top two hitting teams in the South Atlantic League faced off at Appalachian Power Park on Monday night.
One team hit; the other didn't.
Asheville catcher Will Swanner - who hadn't homered or driven in a run this season - hit two home runs and drove in seven in a 16-0 rout of the West Virginia Power, the worst shutout loss in the Power's eight-year history.
"This is like bear hunting," first-year West Virginia Manager Rick Sofield said. "Sometimes you get the bear ... sometimes the bear gets you."
The Tourists (8-4) scored 11 runs before homestanding West Virginia recorded a hit, but the Power wasn't beset simply by hitting or pitching.
Before a West Virginia baserunner reached first, Power fielders were charged with five errors. Two of those came in a seven-run third inning.
West Virginia even had more ejections (one) than runs scored.
"There's really no difference between a 1-0 loss and a 14-0 loss," Sofield said. "A loss is a loss.
"We've been bamboozled before and we've battled back, but we didn't do that tonight."
The Power, coming off a four-game sweep of Greenville, lost for the fourth time in four tries against Asheville in this young season.
The Tourists, who entered Monday's action leading the SAL in batting average (.308), slugging percentage (.468) and on-base percentage (.382), batted around in the top of the third.
Swanner, a 20-year-old catcher who was a 15th-round pick of the Colorado Rockies in 2010, capped the scoring in the third with a grand slam off reliever Orlando Castro.
It was the first batter Castro faced after relieving starter Mike Jefferson.
Swanner, who was 5-for-22 (.227) in six games this season, added an RBI double in the fifth and two-run homer in the seventh. He finished 3-for-4 and scored four runs, which doubled his season total entering Monday's game.