Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

March 29, 2014

WVU gets by Baylor in 12 innings

Mountaineers victorious in Big 12 opener

CHARLESTON — Freshman Jackson Cramer hit a pinch-hit RBI double in the 12th inning to give West Virginia an 8-7 win over the Baylor Bears in WVU's Big 12 opener on Friday at Appalachian Power Park.

Jacob Rice led off the bottom of the 12th with a double off the left field wall and then scored on Cramer’s hit.

West Virginia (14-8, 1-0 Big 12) held a 7-2 lead entering the ninth inning, but Baylor (13-12, 4-3) sent it to extra innings as Ben Carl hit a game-tying two-run single to right center field. The Mountaineer bullpen issued four walks and one hit by pitch in the frame.

Right-hander Michael Bennett (1-0) picked up his first win at West Virginia, giving up one hit in 3 1/3 innings of relief. Bennett struck out two and did not issue a walk.

 Taylor Munden and Rice each had three hits for WVU, Max Nogay had a home run and four RBIs and Cramer and Ryan McBroom had two RBIs each.

Baylor’s Adam Toth went 2-for-5 with two runs, Carl had two RBIs and Lawton Langford scored two runs.

West Virginia and Baylor will be back in action on Saturday at 2 p.m., at Appalachian Power Park.

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