For the first time this season, the West Virginia baseball team will be broadcast on national television Friday, the Big 12 conference announced Thursday afternoon.
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The Mountaineers have almost exclusively been shown on ESPN+ this season, with their one game against Pitt appearing on the ACC Network. Friday’s game against the Bears will be broadcast on ESPNU with the first pitch scheduled for 8:30 p.m. EST. West Virginia (11-12, 3.3 Big 12) will send senior left-hander Jackson Wolf (3-2, 2.36) to the mound while the Bears (19-10, 1-5) will counter with their own southpaw in junior Tyler Thomas (3-2, 1.65).
Friday’s game will be the first of a three-game series WVU will play against BU this weekend. The rest of the weekend’s pitching matchups will be Adam Tulloch (0-2, 6.86) vs Blake Helton (2-2, 3.49) on Saturday and Ben Hampton (2-0, 2.63) vs Hayden Kettler (3-1, 3.90) to close the series on Sunday.