Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

College Sports

May 22, 2014

Mounties rally past Jayhawks

OKLAHOMA CITY — Trailing by six runs in the seventh inning, the No. 6 seed West Virginia came back to knock off No. 3 seed Kansas, 10-9, in the first game of the 2014 Phillips 66 Big 12 Baseball Championship.

The Mountain-eers, who improved to 28-24 on the season, used an eight-run seventh inning, including seven runs with two outs, to erase an 8-2 deficit.

On the day, nine of West Virginia’s 10 runs came with two outs.

Freshman Jackson Cramer led WVU offensively with two hits, including a three-run home run, the first of his career, in the seventh inning with the Mountaineers trailing 8-7 with two outs.

Billy Fleming (2-for-5), Ryan McBroom (3-for-5), Jacob Rice (2-for-4) and Brad Johnson (2-for-5) all chipped in at least two hits offensively for West Virginia.

Harrison Musgrave started the game and pitched 5.2 innings for the Mountaineers, allowing nine hits and four earned runs.

Sean Carley entered the game in relief in the eighth inning with runners on second and third and no out. Carley got out of the jam allowing just one run and pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his fourth save of the season.

West Virginia will face No. 2 seed TCU who beat  No. 7 seed Baylor 8-5, today at 5 p.m.,at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

The Big 12 tournament is double elimination and continues through Sunday’s championship game.

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