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West Virginia Crushed by No. 3 Oregon State

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The West Virginia Mountaineers (5-4) dropped game one of a three-game series against the No. 3 Oregon State Beavers 9-2 (9-0).

Oregon State jumped out to an early 7-0 lead after a disastrous second inning. Starting pitcher Alek Manoah began the inning walking clean-up hitter Tyler Malone. Beau Philip followed it up poking a single through the right side. Joe Casey tried to advance the runners on a bunt, but Andrew Zitel and Phillip Dull got the force at third.

Andy Armstrong laid a bunt down and Manoah trying to get it to second base for a chance at a double play couldn’t make the throw, loading the bases with one out.

Manoah went on to hit the next two batters and a wild pitch scored Armstrong from third.

Now with two on and one out, Kyler McMahan doubled down the right field line field line clearing the bases. McMahan eventually came in on a wild pitch.

Philip came back around and hit a lined drive into the gap in right-center scoring Adley Rutschman making the seventh run in the inning.

West Virginia’s Tyler Doanes scored on a wild pitch in the sixth after three straight walks from Kevin Abel. Oregon State added two more runs in the bottom of the inning.

Ivan Gonzalez hit his second homerun of the year in the eighth as Oregon State takes the seven-point win.

The Mountaineers and Beavers meet in game two on Saturday at 4:35 pm est.

 

West Virginia Box Score
POS # PLAYER AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB K HBP SF AVG
2b 1 Doanes, T. 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .294
2b 21 Davis, A. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .182
c 32 Gonzalez, I. 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .281
rf 31 Hill, D. 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 .303
rf 10 Lowe, T. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
1b 25 Inman, M. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192
1b 13 Brophy, K. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
3b 9 Hudson, T. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .167
3b 45 Zitel, A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .231
lf 12 Lake, TJ 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .150
dh/c 34 McIntosh, P 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .107
cf 7 White, B. 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .120
ss 2 Tucker, T 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .111
ph/ss 17 Dull, P. 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Team Batting Totals 28 2 2 1 0 0 1 5 16 1 0

 

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