The confines of Appalachian Power Park were anything but friendly to the West Virginia Power during a dismal 1-6 season-opening homestand.
But the young Pittsburgh Pirate farmhands rebounded nicely by finishing their first road trip with a 5-2 mark.
On Thursday evening the Power continued its solid play with a 7-4 win over the Hagerstown Suns (8-7) in front of a crowd of 2,567 in the first game of a four-game home series.
"We got hot when we were on the road," said Power third baseman Eric Wood, who finished with three hits and four RBI. "We were really excited to come back here and show our fans what kind of team we really are."
West Virginia (7-8) pounded out 10 hits, while limiting the Suns to just four singles, three of which came in a two-run eighth inning.
Power starter Tyler Glasnow worked four innings before giving way to reliever Lance Breedlove. Glasnow surrendered no hits, but left the game with the Power trailing 2-1.
Glasnow was hurt by an error, a hit batsman, and four walks. His deliberate delivery, highlighted by a high leg kick, posed no problem for Hagerstown base runners as they tallied three stolen bases off of the 6-foot-7 right-hander.
Hagerstown centerfielder Wander Ramos stole second base in the fourth inning without a throw, and later came around to score to give the Suns a 2-1 when he slipped home on a steal of second by Brandon Miller.