Tuesday, July 16, 2019

BLACKSBURG, Va.–The 20th-ranked West Virginia University baseball team started a five-game roadtrip with a 7-2 victory over Virginia Tech on Wednesday┬ánight.

The Mountaineers (29-17) scored seven runs on six hits while the Hokies (25-25) scored two runs on five hits.

Nick Snyder tossed 6.1 innings, surrendering two runs on five hits. He fanned 12 batters.

Marques Inman and Kevin Brophy both drove in three runs.

In the top of the second, WVU jumped out to a 2-0 lead. With one out, Ivan Gonzalez doubled down the right field line. Then Brophy blasted a two-run bomb to left field.

Inman led off the fourth with a walk and advanced to third on Gonzalez’s second double of the game. Brophy’s groundout scored Inman and Tevin Tucker’s base hit to left field made it a 4-0 game.

Virginia Tech scored a run in the fifth and seventh to pull within 4-2. However, the Mountaineers extended their lead to 7-2 on Inman’s three-run homer in the eighth.

WVU heads to Manhattan for a three-game series against Kansas State, beginning on Friday.

Cover Photo Credit: Shanna Rose, BGS

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