On senior day in front of 1,697 fans, the Mountaineers fell to Texas Tech 8-2. However, WVU will go on to the Phillips 66 Big 12 baseball tournament with the wins over Tech Thursday and Friday evenings. West Virginia finished the season going (27-25, 9-12 Big 12) and the Red Raiders finished (30-22, 13-11 Big 12).
The game started out positively for the Mountaineers by taking a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Center- fielder KC Huth had another good day hitting and he hit a triple to take the 1-0 lead by batting in right-fielder Caleb Potter. Huth then scored on a ground out by catcher Garrett Hope.
Texas Tech quickly answered in the top of the third inning with five runs. Tyler Nelsony had a good day batting with three hits and two RBI’s. The winning pitcher for the Red Raider’s was Ty Damron (4-2) who only allowed two runs on five hits with one strikeout and two walks in five innings.
The loss went to the Mountaineers’ BJ Myers (2-5) who pitched 2.2 innings giving up four runs on four hits with three strikeouts.
West Virginia Seniors:
#21 Justin Fox Sr. third-baseman
#25 Brad Johnson r-Sr. utility player
#3 Taylor Munden Sr. short-stop
#22 Cam O’Brian Sr. Center
After the Sunday action in Big 12 baseball, teams will learn their fate for the 2015 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The rankings as of now have the Mountaineers seventh above Baylor and Kansas.
Info from: wvusports.com, big12sports.com and box score.
Roster Photos from: wvusports.com