Friday, October 28, 2016

Mountaineers Bounce Back, Take Game Two over GSU 12-4

Mountaineers Bounce Back, Take Game Two over GSU 12-4

By Jeff Vickers

After letting game one of the series against Georgia Southern slip away Friday, the bats came alive for the WVU baseball team as they claimed victory in game 2 Saturday, 12-4.

The Mountaineers were led offensively by Short stop Taylor Munden, Outfielder Brad Johnson Justin Fox and Kyle Davis. Munden finished 3/4 on the day, with a double and a home run, Munden score 1 run and knocked in 3. Brad Johnson was 2/3 with a home run 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. Justin Fox had 2 doubles and a home run and went 3/5 and added 3 runs and 2 RBI. Kyle Davis went 3/4 with a double, and had a key 2 out RBI single that helped the Mountaineers break away from Georgia State.

Ross Vance (1-1) started on the Mountaineers, and went 6 1/3 innings before handing the ball over to Connor Dotson, who went the rest of the way. In his time on the mound, Vance surrendered 3 runs on 8 hits and allowed 1 base on balls. The lefty struck out 7 batters in the game. Connor Dotson was stellar in his 2 2/3 innings of work. Dotson allowed run on 3 hits and 3 walks, his only blemish was the home run he gave up to the Georgia Southern slugger Chase Griffin. Of Dotson’s 8 outs recorded, 7 of them came via the strike out.



Winning Pitcher: Ross Vance, WVU (1-1) Losing Pitcher: Adam Kelley (0-2)
Doubles: WVU – Munden, Fox (2), K. Davis, Guerrini     GSU – D. Busby (2), K. Rollins
Triples : WVU none     GSU none
Home Runs: WVU – Munden, B. Johnson, J. Fox     GSU – C. Griffin


With the series now tied at a game a piece, both teams will be looking to win the decisive game 3, which will be played at 12:00 pm Sunday. Chad Donato (1-0) is the scheduled starter for the Mountaineers, Connor Simmons (0-0) will be the started for Georgia Southern.




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