Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

April 19, 2014

D-I college baseball: West Virginia rallies for Big 12 win over Sooners

Staff reports
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

NORMAN, Okla. — The West Virginia baseball team tied a season highwith 18 hits to defeat Oklahoma 9-5 on Saturday, giving the Mountaineers their second Big 12 series win of the season.

Bobby Boyd and Brad Johnson each had four hits, and Jacob Rice finished with three. Cam O’Brien drove in five runs and Johnson scored twice.

West Virginia, which fell behind 4-0 after two innings, improved to 19-16 and 4-7 in conference play.

The Mountaineers will host Maryland on Tuesday.


Duke 13,

Virginia Tech 3

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech dropped a second straight game to Duke, allowing 17 hits in the process.

The Hokies had 13 hits, but managed just three runs and left 17 runners on base.

Mark Zagunis had three hits and two RBIs for Virginia Tech, while Phil Sciretta added two hits.

Jordan Betts and Chris Marconcini each had three runs batted in for Duke.

Virginia Tech (18-19-1, 7-13) will host Duke again today at 1 p.m.

Marshall 6,

W.Va.-Tech 2

HUNTINGTON — Aaron Bossi and Corey Bird each had two hits to lead the Thundering Herd to their fifth straight win.

Marc-Richard Culmer and Nick Quintero drove in runs for the Golden Bears (15-22).

Narrows product Will Patteson has played in 21 games for West Virginia Tech this season, mostly on defense or as a pinch-runner He is 1-for-7 at the plate.

Alex Thackston picked up the win for Marshall, which travels on Wednesday to Charleston to face West Virginia in the first of a two-game series.

Virginia 3,

North Carolina 1

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The top-ranked Virginia Cavaliers won their 10th straight game in front of a sellout  crowd of 5,025 at Davenport Field.

Virginia (33-6, 16-4 ACC) has won all seven of its ACC series this year and captured 10 straight ACC series in Charlottesville since a 2012 series sweep at home those same Tar Heels.

Virginia finished with just three hits, but Kenny Towns had one of those, a two-run home run. Josh Sborz picked up the win on the mound, while Connor Jones and Nick Howard retired the final 10 batters, with Howard collecting his 13th save.

Virginia will host North Carolina today at 1 p.m.