WILLAMSBURG, Va.–Kade Strowd had another solid performance as West Virginia pummeled William & Mary 12-2 on Sunday afternoon.
The Mountaineers (11-7) took two-of-three from the Tribe (13-4), who suffered their first series loss of the season.
Strowd pitched seven innings, surrendering two runs on three hits. He struck out eight and walked four.
WVU scored 12 runs on 12 hits. William & Mary scored two runs on three hits.
Tyler Doanes had three hits. Kevin Brophy drove in four runs and Tevin Tucker drove in three.
Doanes led off the first with a triple and scored on Darius Hill’s sacrifice fly to give the Mountaineers a 1-0 lead in the first inning.
In the top of the second, WVU extended its lead to 3-0. With one out, Tevin Tucker dropped down a suicide squeeze, plating both Paul McIntosh and Brandon White.
Kevin Brophy gave the Mountaineers a 6-0 lead in the fifth when he blasted a three-run bomb to right field.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Tribe cut the deficit to four. Brandon Raquet’s two-run triple off Strowd scored Matthew Trehub and Hunter Hart.
However, WVU got both runs back and some in the eighth. First, McIntosh hit a solo shot to center field. Then TJ Lake doubled and scored on White’s standup triple. With one out, Tucker then doubled home White, giving the Mountaineers a 9-2 advantage.
But WVU wasn’t done there. Doanes doubled down the left field line, scoring Tucker. Before it was all said and done, the Mountaineers scored two more runs to take a 12-2 lead.
WVU returns home on Tuesday afternoon to battle Youngstown State at 3 p.m. (ET).
Cover Photo Credit: Shanna Rose, BGS