The West Virginia Power went on the road and continued its winning streak Monday night.
The Power had its five-run ninth-inning lead whittled to two runs, but held on for a 9-7 win over Delmarva. The win is West Virginia's eighth in a row. The Power won in its first game away from Appalachian Power Park after a perfect 7for-7 homestand.
West Virginia scored three runs in the third and fifth innings to build a 6-1 lead, which ballooned to 8-2 in the sixth when Chris Diaz belted a two-run homer. It was Diaz's first homer in 13 games with the Power.
The Shorebirds scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to threaten the Power, but Thomas Harlen recorded the final out for his first save of the season.
West Virginia (29-14) and second-place Hagerstown (27-17) both won Monday night to keep the Power's divisional lead at 21/ 2 games.