CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- For the second straight night, the West Virginia Power got a top notch performance from their starting pitcher.
Things were much more difficult on Tuesday night, but the Power got just enough hitting, and made it hold up for a 3-2 South Atlantic League victory over the Delmarva Shorebirds at Appalachian Power Park.
On Monday night, the Power got solid hitting as well, cruising to a 9-3 victory over Delmarva.
With the victory, the first-place Power improve to 23-14 in the second half and 60-47 overall, while increasing their lead to 1 1/2 games over Hagerstown - which lost 4-2 on the road at Lakewood.
A night after Power ace Tyler Glasnow pitched five solid innings of one-hit ball, Clay Holmes followed it up with another solid performance on Tuesday, matching his longest outing of the season, and perhaps his best as well. The left-handed hurler pitched six strong scoreless innings, allowing just two hits. He walked four batters and struck out five.
Only one Delmarva batter reached second base against Holmes - a two-out double from Shorebird first baseman Kris Richards in the second inning. However, Anthony Caronia grounded out to third base to end the threat.
"To be honest, Holmes has been outstanding lately, and he feeds off what Glasnow does," Power Manager Michael Ryan said.
"Glasnow set the tone for the series and Clay carried it. It is starting to become like a competition. They enjoy it. It's been awesome."