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WVU rallies to beat Ball State

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.–The West Virginia University baseball team was no-hit through seven innings but rallied to win its fourth consecutive game with two runs in the eighth and ninth innings for a 4-1 victory against Ball State on Sunday afternoon in the Caravelle Resort Tournament.

Carter Camp made his starting pitching debut, tossing a solid five innings. He surrendered one run on two hits while striking out seven.

The freshman threw a 1-2-3 second, fourth and fifth.

Braden Zarbnisky (1-0) picked up the win, pitching three scoreless frames. Freshman Alek Manoah earned the save.

Darius Hill was one of four Mountaineers (4-2) with a hit and the sophomore’s home run gave WVU a 2-1 advantage.

Colin Brockhouse (1-1) suffered the loss for the Cardinals (4-3). He pitched eight stellar innings, giving up two runs on three hits.

Seth Freed tripled in the first inning and scored on a groundout to give Ball State an early 1-0 lead.

With two outs in the eighth inning, Kyle Davis singled up the middle. Hill followed suite with a two-run blast to right field.

In the ninth, the Mountaineers added on two insurance runs. Cole Austin started the inning with a base hit. The sophomore advanced to second on Marques Inman’s groundout and moved up 90 feet on a wild pitch. He would score on another wild pitch and freshman TJ Lake scored on the following wild pitch.

WVU closes out the Caravelle Resort Tournament on Monday at noon against No. 18 Coastal Carolina.

Photo Credit: Kelsie LeRose, BGS
Shanna Rose
WVU Graduate with a bachelor's in journalism and multimedia journalist. Sports Fan and sports writer. Former WVU News reporter. Contact Shanna on Twitter @SMR1837
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