CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- After the last two games, the West Virginia Power was happy to be the team doing the hitting rather than the one taking the hits.
The Power, led by Josh Bell's 4-for-5, four-RBI performance, thumped the Hagerstown Suns 11-2 on Sunday afternoon at Appalachian Power Park.
It was a reversal of fortunes for West Virginia (8-10), which had been outscored by the Suns (10-8) 27-6 on Friday and Saturday. Hagerstown pounded West Virginia 13-2 on Friday and 14-4 on Saturday.
"That's really nice," Bell said of the Power's big bats. "Sometimes that's just how the cookie crumbles. Sometimes the ball just doesn't bounce our way and it's just nice to do that to another team."
Bell and Walker Gourley dominated at the plate for West Virginia. Bell's home run in the fifth was his second of the season and his batting average leaped 38 points after Sunday's game. He came into Sunday batting .250 and left at .288.
"It was a good day today, for sure," Bell said. "I'm seeing the ball really well right now. Hopefully, I can keep it up."
Bell, who Baseball America ranks as the Pittsburgh Pirates' sixth-best prospect, has been working back from a 10-month layoff following meniscus surgery. Power Manager Mike Ryan said he could tell during spring training Bell was rusty from the time away, but had the benefit of that spring training to work out the kinks and enter the season with confidence.
"Probably about halfway through spring training, he flipped the switch to where he started feeling comfortable," Ryan said. "He's not at his best yet ... but he's very close."
Gourley went 4-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored.
The Power jumped to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the third. The first run came home on an Ashley Ponce single to shallow center field. Suns center fielder Wander Ramos tried to sprint in for a sliding catch, but couldn't come up with the ball, allowing Gourley to cross home plate.