Kyle Allen started, but went only 3.2 innings. He walked three, fanned five and gave up two hits and an unearned run. Darren Gorski, Nick Carr and Jeffrey Kaplan followed. Carr scooped up the win, but also fanned four without walking anyone in two innings.
CF Matt den Dekker and LF Pedro Zapata were both 2-4. Zapata is 4-for-10 in his first three games with four singles.
C Dusty Ryan appeared in the game for an AB, is he rehabbing?
@ West Virginia Power 9, Savannah Sand Gnats 1 (7 innings)
@ West Virginia Power 2, Savannah Sand Gnats 0 (7 innings)
It's difficult to win a lot of baseball games scoring one run over 14 innings. Too obvious? Sorry. It's true. Anyway, after Friday and Saturday's games were washed away by rain, the Gnats' bats were still underwater on Sunday.
In the first game, with the score even at 1-1 in the fourth, Gnats starter Ryan Fraser was hit by a line drive and had to leave the game. He left a pair of baserunners to Guilaume Leduc, who allowed six of the next eight men to reach base safely as part of a seven-run West Virginia fourth inning.
Blake Forsythe, in his first start for the Gnats, was 2-3 with a double. RF Javier Rodriguez was 2-3 with a double as well.
In game two, both runs scored in the fifth inning in which Yohan Almonte was his own worst enemy. AFter a pair of singles, Almonte balked the runners to second and third and then issued a wild pitch that brought hom the go-ahead run. His overall line was still pretty good: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K.
Savannah's only two hits in game two were singles from LF Cory Vaughn and SS Wilfredo Tovar. Vaughn, by the way, has played left in each of the Gnats first three games.