Bell entered Tuesday's game batting .272 and ranked third in the SAL with 43 RBI. Allie entered the game batting .340 and his 16 home runs this season was tied for the most in the minor leagues. He also led the SAL with 54 RBI.
That's pretty good for a former pitcher who's in his first full professional season as an everyday player. Allie said there's extra satisfaction in knowing he's been able to make the transition so quickly and effectively.
"I put all that work in and I expected it and I executed it," Allie said. "It just shows me that if I do put the work in and do have the right mindset and never give up, the sky's the limit for me. It was an eye-opener for me that, hey, I can do this."
Herrera, who will start as shortstop for Northern Division, was batting .294 with five home runs and 27 RBI entering Tuesday. Castro is 6-3 this season with a 2.04 ERA. The left-hander has struck out 54 batters while walking a team-low five. Glasnow is 3-1 with an ERA of 3.21 and 72 strikeouts. Gourley is batting .325 with West Virginia.
The Power added three runs in the fourth on an RBI double from Raul Fortunato and fielder's choice RBI from Ponce and Sosa.
The Shorebirds (24-32) scored three runs over the final two innings to make things interesting, but couldn't get any closer. John Kuchno got his third win of the season, scattering seven hits and two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings, striking out four.
The two teams meet again tonight at 7:05 with Joely Rodriguez (4-3, 2.85 ERA) scheduled to start for the Power and Juan Guzman (3-0, 5.13) for the Shorebirds.
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