Carlos Munoz hit a grand slam as part of a six-run sixth inning, and the West Virginia Power went on to a 13-5 win over the Lexington Legends Sunday at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.
Former Morehead State pitcher Matt Anderson (1-1) got the win for West Virginia. He worked five innings, allowing eight hits and four runs. He walked four batters and struck out two.
The Legends opened the scoring with a run in the third inning on a double by Kort Peterson and a single by Chris DeVito, but West Virginia answered with five runs in the fourth. The Legends rallied in the bottom of the fifth as Peterson doubled and scored on a single by DeVito, and Manny Olloque followed with a two-run homer to cut the lead to 5-4.
After Hunter Owen was hit by a pitch to load the bases in the sixth, Munoz launched a drive over the wall in right center field for an 11-4 West Virginia lead.
The Legends remain at home for a three-game series against the Greenville Drive beginning Monday at 7:05 p.m.
POWER 13, LEGENDS 5
Anderson, Vera (6) and Harvey; Watson, Veras (6), Pinto (9) and Viloria. W—Anderson (1-1). L—Watson (0-2). Sv—Vera (1). 2B—WV: Owen (3), Mahala (4), Alemais (2), Harvey (1). L: Peterson 2 (3), DeVito (2). HR—WV: Eagan (1), Munoz (1). L: Olloque (3).