Game Recaps from the 2018 West Virginia Power season
Gavin Wallace was one of the Power's most consistent starters until his promotion to Class-A Advanced Bradenton in early July. His gem in Lakewood in mid-May turned his season around, while also coming in front of his New Jersey-bred family and one day before Mother's Day with his mom in attendance.
Gavin Wallace's third quality start of the season and a three-run first inning were more than enough for the Power on Saturday afternoon at FirstEnergy Park, as West Virginia claimed a 4-2 victory against the Lakewood BlueClaws.
Wallace (3-0) spun a career-high seven brilliant innings, allowing just four hits and one run on a Quincy Nieporte solo homer to lead off the fifth. Besides that, the Madison, New Jersey, native stymied Lakewood's lineup, inducing 14 ground ball outs and not issuing a walk over 69 pitches. Evan Piechota (S, 2) tossed the final two frames to pick up his second save, despite surrendering a run in the ninth on an RBI groundout from Nick Maton.