Hammond, Louisiana — After a rain delay canceled Tuesday evening’s matchup, teams extended Wednesday’s game by going into extra innings.
Twelve innings later, the Mountaineers were unable to end the seven inning scoring drought, losing to the Southeastern Louisiana University Lions by a score of 4-2.
This was the first extra-inning game of the season. They went 4-4 last year in extended games.
The Mountaineers started the game off strong with first-baseman Marques Inman putting the first point on the scoreboard by hitting a homerun in the second inning with two outs.
The Lions would go on to take a 2-1 lead after two walks, a triple to right field, a bunt and a single up the middle with two outs.
The 5th inning started with an Austin Cramer walk who would go on to advance to second base on a throwing error. Cramer scored on a double by Ivan Gonzalez.
The winning two runs for the Lions came from a two run homer by Taylor Schwaner.
Four WVU pitchers saw the mound who gave up eight hits. I Kearns started the game pitching 4.1 innings. Jackson Sigman relieved Kearns pitching 3.2 innings.
Braden Zarbnisky pitched the next three innings during which he tallied six strikeouts and only gave up one hit. J Potock is tallied with the loss pitching the final inning of the game.
Despite only getting one less hit in the game, the Mountaineers left seven men on base.
WVU will have one day break to travel to back toward the Northeast to face the Old Dominion Monarchs in Norfolk, Virginia for a three game series. Game one will be at 6 p.m. Friday, followed by first pitch at 3 p.m. Saturday and finishing at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Mountaineers will then be back for their first home game of the season with a 3 p.m. first pitch Tuesday.