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Six Extra-Base Hits Power WVU Past Richmond in Final Game in Virginia

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In the team’s final game in Virginia, the West Virginia Mountaineers hit six extra-base hits and 17 hits overall to defeat the Richmond Spiders 13-1 Sunday afternoon.

Catcher Paul McIntosh and designated hitter Matt McCormick powered the Mountaineers’ (6-4) offense Sunday.

After collecting five RBIs in yesterday’s contest, McIntosh was a perfect 3-3 Sunday with a double, home run and three more RBI. McIntosh reached base in all of his plate appearances, also walking and scoring three runs.

The true freshman McCormick also had three hits with a double and home run. He drove in three and scored twice.

WVU’s onslaught began immediately, as left fielder Braden Zarbnisky and right fielder Austin Daivs leadoff the game with back-to-back singles and Zarbnisky was driven in on a double by second baseman Tyler Doanes.

Doanes and Davis later scored on a double by Kevin Brophy and McIntosh’s two-run home run capped off a four-run first inning for West Virginia.

WVU starter Jake Carr (2-1) allowed the Spiders to get one run back in the bottom of the first but did not allow any more runs in his six innings of work. He finished with one earned run on three hits and one walk with three strikeouts in six full innings.

The Mountaineers scored four more runs in the fourth innings, in part thanks to a two-out, two-run single by Davis. McCormick’s two-run home run came in the top of the ninth to score WVU’s 12th and 13th runs.

Davis finished with a team-high four hits with two RBI and three runs scored. Doanes finished with two hits and two RBI.

Madison Jeffrey, Jacob Watters and Zarbnisky threw the final three scoreless innings for WVU.

West Virginia will return home this week to play the Kent State Golden Flashes Wednesday before traveling to Macon, Georgia to play a three-game series against Mercer next weekend.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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