Hudson Byorick celebrated his senior day in style, driving in three runs as West Virginia completed a quick two-game sweep of Miami (Ohio) Saturday afternoon. Prior to the game Byorick and fellow WVU seniors Paul McIntosh, Tyler Doanes, Kevin Brophy and Jackson Wolf were honored as WVU’s five-man senior class.
Byorick did not wait long to start celebrating, as he smacked a two-run double down the right-field line in the bottom of the first inning. The early 2-0 lead was all WVU needed, as the Mountaineers led the entire game and won 6-3.
Centerfielder Victor Scott hit his fourth home run of the year in the bottom of the second inning and Doanes and Matt McCormick had RBI singles in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively. Byorick drove in his third run of the game in the seventh on a bases-loaded walk.
WVU starter Ben Hampton (4-2) picked up the win, allowing just two runs over six innings with six strikeouts. Adam Tulloch, Noah Short and Jacob Watters followed Hampton out of WVU’s bullpen. Watters faced just one batter in the top of the ninth and earned his third save of the season.
Miami starter Sam Bachman (3-3) allowed five earned runs in five innings of work with six strikeouts. Catcher Nate Stolze picked up two RBI in the losing effort.
West Virginia will play two more regular-season home games Sunday with a recently scheduled doubleheader against Dayton. Game one will begin at 1 p.m. at Mon County Ballpark.