WVU scores upset win at No. 7 Texas Tech
LUBBOCK, Texas — The West Virginia baseball crew shut out No. 7 Texas Tech, 1-Zero, to win the series-opener in Lubbock, Texas, on Thursday evening time.
The Mountaineers (10-12, 1-Three Massive 12) have acquired three in a row in the direction of the Pink Raiders (21-6, 1-Three Massive 12) and 5 of the closing seven, all whereas TTU has been ranked inside the prime 10 nationally. Six of the closing seven video video games between the two teams have been one-run contests.
In entrance of three,833, West Virginia defeated the No. 1 RPI crew inside the nation and handed Texas Tech its first dwelling loss in 15 video video games this season at Dan Laws Space at Rip Griffin Park.
“It’s good to get a win over such an outstanding crew,” WVU coach Randy Mazey acknowledged. “We hadn’t been pitching good, they normally’re major the league in hitting by a nice distance, so the matchup wasn’t all that good. Our guys merely went available on the market and threw adequate strikes, saved them off stability and threw up a zero at a time after we really wished it.
Freshman left-hander Jackson Wolf was spectacular in discount. In four innings, he allowed no runs on two hits with three strikeouts and two walks. He relieved sophomore right-handed starter Isaiah Kearns, who allowed two hits in three innings.
Wolf, who earned his first career win, was adopted by senior right-hander Shane Ennis. Inside the closing two innings, he allowed one hit with two strikeouts. Ennis picked up his first career save.
Junior correct fielder Darius Hill drove inside the Mountaineers’ run, with a sixth-inning single. It was his first game-winning hit of the season. Hill had one amongst WVU’s three hits.
Every teams stranded a runner inside the first sooner than 1-2-Three second innings. The first hit of the game bought right here inside the fourth, on back-to-back singles to steer off the underside half off Kearns. Wolf relieved him, and loaded the bases with a stroll with one out, nonetheless acquired out of the jam and stranded the utmost.
WVU and TTU each left a pair of runners on inside the fifth. The very best half featured West Virginia’s first hit of the game, as sophomore designated hitter Chase Illig singled nonetheless was stranded on third. Wolf acquired a strikeout to complete the underside of the physique.
The Mountaineers took a 1-Zero lead inside the sixth. Junior catcher Ivan Gonzalez led off the inning with a double to right-center, and two pitches later scored on Hill’s single up the middle.
Wolf adopted with a 1-2-Three sixth inning and retired the side in order as soon as extra inside the seventh.
A double started the underside of the eighth, and Ennis relieved Wolf. A sacrifice bunt superior the runner to third, nonetheless Ennis acquired back-to-back groundouts to complete the inning and keep WVU’s 1-Zero lead.
Inside the ninth, Ennis gave up a leadoff single nonetheless acquired a pair of strikeouts and a groundout to complete the game.
The assortment in Lubbock, Texas, continues proper this second at 7:30 p.m. The finale is about for Saturday at Three p.m.
Proper this second’s recreation will air nationally on FS1, WVU’s first nationally-televised recreation of the season.
Saturday’s recreation is on FSSW+.
Every video video games moreover could also be thought of by FOX Sports activities actions GO to subscribers. Followers can be all ears to the video video games on the Mountaineer Sports activities actions Neighborhood from IMG on quite a few associates all by the state, whereas followers all through the nation can tune in to the printed on-line at WVUsports.com and on the WVU Gameday App and the TuneIn App on their mobile system.