Tuesday, October 25, 2016

West Virginia baseball travels to Marshall on Tuesday

Taylor Munden rounds the bases during the April 21, 2015 game against Marshall  (Photo Credit: Kelsie VanderWijst)

Taylor Munden rounds the bases during the April 21, 2015 game against Marshall
(Photo Credit: Kelsie VanderWijst)

GRANVILLE, W.Va–┬áThe West Virginia Mountaineers will travel to Appalachian Power Park in Charleston to take on the Marshall Thundering Herd on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The Mountaineers (24-17, 6-9 Big 12) knocked off Marshall 3-2 last Tuesday after the Herd walked in the game winning run in the ninth, but West Virginia lost 2-of-3 to the Kansas Jayhawks over the weekend. The Mountaineers avoided the sweep with a 5-4 win on Sunday.

Marshall ((15-27, 8-13 C-USA) won its third straight Conference USA series after taking two of three games from first place Middle Tennessee over the weekend.

West Virginia hit six home runs over the weekend, including three by sophomore right fielder Shaun Wood. Sophomore Jackson Cramer had two and senior shortstop Taylor Munden had a two-run bomb on Sunday to win the game.

Freshman second baseman Kyle Davis leads the team with a .353 batting averages and 25 RBIs. Munden leads the team with 10 homers. Cramer is right behind him with eight and Wood now has seven. Wood leads the team with 30 RBIs.

Junior infielder Aaron Bossi leads Marshall with a .364 clip. Senior infielder TJ Diffenderfer is batting .320 with a team-leading nine doubles. He also had four home runs and 27 RBIs.

The Mountaineers will send freshman Shane Ennis (1-2) to the mound. The right-hander has a 3.76 ERA in 11 appearances with 17 strikeouts.

Ennis will go up against senior right-hander Josh King (o-2), who started last week against the Mountaineers. King has a 7.43 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 13.1 innings.

This will be the second meeting between the two teams at Power Park. In the inaugural game, the Marshall pitching staff combined for a two-hit 8-0 shutout.

The radio broadcast can be heard on Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG affiliates.



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