The West Virginia Power rallied in the final innings to avoid a shutout, but couldn't overcome the Lexington Legends, losing 9-6 on Sunday afternoon in Lexington.
Down 5-0 in the top of the eighth, the Power (21-14, 58-47) scored three runs after a wild pitch scored Dilson Herrera, then Walker Gourley and Luis Urena drilled back-to-back home runs, their fifth and second, respectively, of the season. But the Legends (23-13, 56-48) answered in the bottom of the eighth with four runs, including Fred Ford's 11th homer of the year, to put the game out of reach.
The Power scored three more runs in the ninth after Herrera hit his ninth homer, which also scored Kawika Emsley-Pai and Chris Diaz. Starter Luis Heredia was charged with the loss for West Virginia, allowing three runs, all earned, on four hits in 42/3 innings, walking three and striking out four.The Power returns to Appalachian Power Park at 7:05 p.m. tonight for a seven-game stretch, beginning with a three-game series against Delmarva, followed by a four-game series with Lakewood.