canada africa partner reservation Mountaineers shut out Kansas State on Senior Night

Mountaineers shut out Kansas State on Senior Night

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University baseball team shutout Kansas State 13-0 on Saturday evening at Kendrick Family Ballpark. The Mountaineers improve to 30-19 and 16-10 in the Big 12, while the Wildcats fall to 29-20 and 13-13 in conference play.

It marks the third straight season and sixth in the last eight full seasons that the Mountaineers have reached the 30-win plateau. The 16 Big 12 wins also set a new single-season program record.

On Senior Night it was senior Derek Clark who shone brightest when he pitched seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts while allowing just two hits. Freshman Jozef Frederiks and sophomores Luke Lyman each retired a batter in an inning of work to complete WVU’s fifth shutout of the season, the most in the Big 12.

On the board, sophomores Sam Whitejunior JJ Wetherholtand sophomores Logan Sauvé all had two hits and a home run. White finished the night with five RBI, while Sauve and Wetherholt each scored three runs while also driving in multiple runs.

White opened the scoring in the third with a two-run single, before executing a first and third double steal, with Wetherholt scoring a third run in the inning.

In the sixth, Wetherholt hit his fifth home run of the season, a 400-foot blast over the batter’s eye in centerfield.

Wetherholt collected another RBI with a single an inning later before White delivered the knockout blow with a three-run home run, his 10e of the season.

The Mountaineers added four more runs in the eighth as sophomores Skylar King had an RBI fielder’s choice before Sauve hit a three-run home run to put the finishing touches on the game.

After allowing an infield hit to the game’s first batter, Clark crossed and did not allow another hit until the sixth inning. He struck out eight over four innings and finished with 10 to tie a season high.

The rubber game of the series is scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m

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