West Virginia scored four runs in the fifth inning, and the Power held off the Lexington Legends 7-5 Friday night to take the first of a five-game series in Charleston.
The outburst chased Legends starter Mike Foltynewicz (5-11) after Lexington had tied the game at 3 the previous inning on Ben Heath's solo homer.
Foltynewicz had given up four hits and one earned run through four innings. He struck out the first batter in the fifth but then gave up a walk, a triple, a single, another walk and double. That brought on Brian Streilein, who retired the next two batters.
Streilein and Brad Dydalewicz held the Power scoreless the rest of the way, but the Legends managed just two more runs.
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Ben Orloff drove in Mike Kvasnicka on a sacrifice fly in the sixth to make it 7-4. Emilio King's two-out double later in the inning moved Heath to third, but Delino DeShields Jr. flied out to end the inning. The Legends went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position.
Kvasnicka hit his fourth homer two innings later, but that was it for Lexington.
The Legends were coming off a win Thursday against Asheville, their third in 17 games. They haven't won two in a row since July 17-18 against Hagerstown.