WVU Baseball Rally Falls Short, Loses 4-2
February 14th 2015
After a 2-0 opening day Victory for the Mountaineer baseball team on Friday, the WVU Baseball team returned to action at Doug Kingsmore Stadium against the Clemson Tigers.
Clemson got on the board 1st, scoring an unearned run in the 1st inning. WVU answered in the 3rd after Second baseman Tucker Cascadden led off the inning with a single, was advanced to 3rd on a double by Shortstop Taylor Munden and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Shaun Wood. Clemson took the lead in the 5th, and added 2 more runs in the 7th inning. The Mountaineers made things interesting in the 9th. After Jackson Cramer hit a homerun, the Mountaineers loaded the bases with 2 outs, but the Clemson Closer Drew Moyer got Tucker Cascadden to strike out to end the game.
Both games this series the Mountaineers have struggle to mount anything with their offense against the Clemson starters. This game, they had opportunities to do so, but just could not come up with the clutch hit needed to put them over the edge.
Starter Ross Vance went 5 innings in his 2015 debut, allowing 2 runs, 1 earned, 5 hits walking 3 and struck out 2. He was relieved in the 6th by Jeff Hardy, who pitched a 1-2-3 inning. Jordan Sargent started the 7th, but only lasted 3 betters before being replaced by Nick Wernke.
Sunday, the 2 teams will face each other for the 3rd and final game of the opening series, game time is schedule for 1:00 pm.