Wednesday, April 26, 2017

WVU Sweeps William & Mary, extends winning streak to nine

WVU first baseman Jackson Cramer (13)  (Photo credit: Kelsie VanderWijst, BGS)

WVU first baseman Jackson Cramer (13 had two hits against William & Mary in the series finale. )
(Photo credit: Kelsie VanderWijst, BGS)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–The West Virginia University baseball team continued its red-hot tear on Sunday afternoon as the Mountaineers defeated William & Mary 6-1 on Sunday afternoon on Senior Day at Monongalia County Ballpark.

WVU (31-19) swept the three-game series against the Tribe (24-26), extending its winning streak to nine straight games.

“A northern program with six freshman in the lineup and guys playing multiple positions, it just takes awhile,” head coach Randy Mazey said. “It took us a while this year to figure it out. I think we got it right now. We’re playing as good as we can right now.”

In his final home game as a Mountaineer, center fielder KC Huth went 2-for-3 with three RBI.

Freshman right fielder Darius Hill and junior first baseman Jackson Cramer both had two hits. Freshman third baseman Ivan Vera had one hit and drove in two runs.

Vera doubled to center field, scoring freshman Braden Zarbnisky and sophomore Kyle Davis to give WVU a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Two batters later, Huth began his big day by driving a two-run double to left center.

KC Huth went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI against William & Mary on Senior Day. (Photo Credit: Kelsie VanderWijst, BGS)

KC Huth went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI against William & Mary on Senior Day.
(Photo Credit: Kelsie VanderWijst, BGS)

The Mountaineers added to their lead in the third inning. With two outs, Cramer singled up the middle. W&M pitcher Dan Powers walked junior catcher Ivan Vera and hit Huth to load the bases but a passed ball allowed Cramer to cross the plate and give WVU a 5-0 lead.

The Mountaineers tacked on another run in the fifth. Huth doubled to center field, scoring Guerrini.

The Tribe got on the scoreboard in the eighth when Hunter Smith’s sacrifice fly scored Kyle Wrighte from third.

Sophomore Conner Dotson earned his sixth win of the season. The right-hander pitched five scoreless innings. He gave up four hits and walked five.

WVU will wrap up the regular season this week on the road. The Mountaineers will travel to Pitt on Tuesday night and to Texas Tech for a three-game series May 20-22.

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