Rider got the Power on the scoreboard first, driving in two runs on a double in the second inning, and it was more than enough on the night with the West Virginia pitchers in complete control.
A 26th-round draft pick out of Kent State University, Rider is batting .286 in nine games with the Power after being called up from short season Jamestown on July 4th and making his debut on July 10th.
Rider has been very effective of late, going 4-for-6 in the last series on the road at Savannah, including a game-winning three-run homer in the seventh inning to give the Power a 4-3 victory.
Last night, Rider went 2-for-3, including a key RBI late in the game.
Ryan couldn't be much more happier with the way Rider has played for the Power.
"I'm very proud," he said. "Jimmy has come in, fit it, and the guys have accepted him. He has been busting his tail on the field and deserves everything that is happening to him. He has been in the some big spots where he has gotten big hits.
"He doesn't try to do too much, and just lets the game come to him," Ryan said. "When that happens, good things for him happen."
West Virginia hopes to clinch a playoff spot when it plays Asheville in its final regular season home game tonight at 7:05.