CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Power was hoping to do something on Sunday afternoon that had not been done in the club or affiliation's history.
The Power had never swept a four-game series with the Lakewood BlueClaws, but with their 8-3 victory over Lakewood, the Power did just that at Appalachian Power Park in front of a crowd of 1,419.
The all-time series is tied 58-58.
It was the second straight series sweep for the Power (28-22), running their win streak to seven games, the second longest in club history since a 10-game streak from August 8-18 in 2009.
Power Manager Mike Ryan was unaware of either accomplishment.
"Is that right?" Ryan asked. "I didn't know that. We don't pay attention to that stuff. We just play every day. Any time you can sweep a four-game series, which is so hard to do in this game, it's such a huge momentum shift.
"I didn't think that we could have more momentum, but we do now. It's fun. This group wants to be the best. They want to be great. They want to be special. And we will chase whatever numbers are out there."
It was a frustrating series for Lakewood, and things reached a boiling point when starting pitcher Shane Watson was thrown out of the game by home plate umpire Travis Godec in the third inning.
Watson was ejected after hitting Francisco Diaz in the shoulder on the first pitch the Power catcher saw after center fielder Raul Fortunato delivered a three-run homer to give the Power a 4-1 lead.
"Them hitting Frankie got us going," Ryan said. "I was very surprised. It's just a kid who lost his emotion. That happens in baseball. He was upset he gave up a home run.
"That tends to happen. We wont forget about it. I know their pitching coach (Aaron Fultz) very well. He's a very good friend of mine, and he took care of it."
Fortunato had a feeling something was about to happen with Watson.