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WVU Baseball Destroys Appalachian State 18-1, Extends Win Streak to 5 Games



WVU Baseball JJ Wetherholt

West Virginia’s bats explode for a 18-1 win to open a two-game series with Appalachian State. The victory follows their first sweep of the season over Minnesota and extends WVU’s win streak to five games.

After training 1-0 in the second inning, WVU’s offense got on the board an inning later and never cooled off the rest of the day. It was head coach Randy Mazey’s “Mazey Ball” that created the Mountaineers their first big inning. WVU scored three runs in the third thanks to a couple of bunt hits and two sacrifice flies. WVU led 4-1 after three.

West Virginia tacked on four runs in the fourth, including JJ Wetherholt singling home Tevin Tucker and another RBI single from Caleb McNeely. While WVU’s first eight runs came without an extra-base hit, Whetherholt then connected on a blistering three-run double to score three more in the sixth.

Already up 11-1, it was just pouring more salt in the wound of the Mountaineers wearing the opposing jerseys from that point on. Alvin Keels joined the fun, making his first career hit count. He would eventually make it home after hitting a double. That was before the game got out of hand even more.

Add another RBI double from Wetherholt, first baseman Grant Hussey getting walked with the basses loaded and a two-run single from Ellis Garcia and the score moved to 16-1 in the seventeenth inning.

The Mountaineers of West Virginia beat the Mountaineers of Appalachian State by the final of 18-1.

West Virginia now owns an 11-4 overall record with another date with Appalachian State coming up on Wednesday. First pitch from Boone, North Carolina is scheduled for 3 pm ET.

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