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WVU Bats Unable to get Going in Loss to Pitt

The West Virginia University baseball team lost to Pitt 5-1 on April 6, at Charles L. Cost Field in Pittsburgh.

West Virginia (11-12, 3-3 Big 12) was able to get on the board in the first inning. After two quick outs, Victor Scott singled followed by a Hudson Byorick single. Senior Paul McIntosh then hit a single into left field to plate Scott and put the Mountaineers up 1-0.

Freshman Carlson Reed (1-3) got the start on the mound for the Mountaineers. In the first inning, Reed got off to a good start, striking out two batters. In the second, Reed was able to work around a double and two walks to keep Pitt (14-10, 9-9 ACC) scoreless.

In the third inning, the Pitt offense was able to get to Reed. Kyle Hess hit a home run to left field to tie the game at 1-1. Reed then gave up two three straight hits, including a Bryce Hulett double to left field which scored two runs, to give Pitt a 3-1 lead. The Pitt offense added one more before the inning ended to go up 4-1.

Reed finished the day pitching 2.1 innings, giving up five hits, four runs, three walks, while striking out three.

The Mountaineer offense was stifled for the most part by Pitt senior Chris Gomez (2-0). Gomez finished the day throwing seven innings, striking out three, but limiting the Mountaineers to only one run on six hits.

Pitt added a run in the seventh inning, from a David Yanni solo home run to right field to put Pitt up 5-1.

The Mountaineers were able to get eight hits on the game, but were not able to string anything together, besides their lone run in the first inning.

The Mountaineers will look to get back on track, starting Friday, April 9, when the Mountaineers open up a three game series on the road against Baylor with first pitch set for 8:30 p.m.

Photo by Dale Sparks, WVU

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