The West Virginia Power defeated the Rome Braves Friday night 3-1 in front of a State Mutual Stadium crowd of 2,495.
The Power were the first to scratch the scoreboard in the first inning after an RBI groundout by Albert Baur and a solo home run by Carlos Munoz (5) giving them an early 2-0 lead.
The Braves scored a run in bottom half when Cristian Pache scored on a wild pitch to cut the lead to 2-1.
Neither team could manage to score until the eighth inning when West Virginia added an insurance run on a Hunter Owen RBI single for the 3-1 final.
Despite solid pitching, the Braves bats came up short, mustering only four singles while leaving seventeen men on base.
Matt Anderson (4-3) picks up the victory for West Virginia while Jeremy Walker (2-4) suffers the loss for Rome.
Matt Eckelman gets his first save of the season.
The series continues with West Virginia at home tonight at 6 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.