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WVU Baseball Breaks Program Record in Win Over Kansas State

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It took more than a week to do so, but WVU Baseball set a program record on Saturday, collecting their 16th Big 12 win of the season—their most ever in a single campaign—as they defeated the Kansas State Wildcats 13-0 on senior night.

Last year’s team, which spent time ranked in the top ten and didn’t lose a conference series until the final week of the regular season, set the previous record… although it took them far less time to do so, as the expanded Big 12 provides more opportunities to pick up conference wins.

Mountaineers’ senior left-hander Derek Clark fanned ten batters in seven innings, allowing just two hits.

Future first round draft pick JJ Wetherholt sent a home run into low earth orbit (officially projected to land 460 feet from home plate), one of three long balls from the Mountaineers on the day.

West Virginia got on the board with the bases loaded in the third inning with a single from Sam White, then they pushed the lead to 3-0 on a double steal.

A brief lightning delay occurred as storms swept the region—short enough that Clark remained in the game—and the Mountaineers’ bats began to pile on in the late innings. Wetherholt knocked in two more runners with another bases loaded single, then White and catcher Logan Sauve each contributed three-run homers.

The win moves WVU Baseball to 30-19 on the season (16-10 Big 12). They’ll play to take the series at 1 p.m. Sunday in what is likely the final home game of JJ Wetherholt and head coach Randy Mazey’s illustrious careers.

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