The WVU Baseball team fell to Oklahoma Saturday and Sunday after winning game one of their three-game series Friday night. The Mountaineers have now lost their second consecutive series.
WVU was down 4-0 in the sixth inning when Jackson Cramer mashed his eighth home run on the season to bring the Mountaineers within two.
Still 4-2 in the seventh, freshman Brandon White grounded into a bases-loaded fielders choice to plate a run. Later in the seventh with two outs, sophomore Kyle Gray ripped an RBI single into right to tie the game at four.
WVU’s furious comeback managed to send the game into extra innings, but Oklahoma erupted for three unanswered runs in the top half of the 10th inning to take the rubber match, 7-4.
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Freshman Kade Strowd made his fourth career start for the Mountaineers on Sunday. Strowd gave up three runs on five hits, struck out two and walked two in 4.2 innings pitched.
Jackson Sigman, Ryan McDonald, Cody Wood and Braden Zarbnisky all pitched in relief for the Mountaineers. Zarbnisky was credited with loss.
At the plate, catcher Ivan Gonzalez paced the Mountaineers with two hits.
WVU lost 3-1 on Saturday night. The lone Mountaineer run came from a solo home run from Kyle Davis, his seventh on the year, in the second inning. Davis also led WVU with three hits.
WVU tallied just six hits on the day, with the other three coming from Gray, Zarbnisky and Cole Austin.
On the mound, the Mountaineers got a solid effort from freshman Alek Manoah. He went 8.0 total innings, giving up three runs on five hits, while striking out six.
Friday night, WVU won the opener 4-2. BJ Myers got the start for the Mountaineers and went 5.0 innings, giving up two runs on five hits.
Freshman Sam Kessler got the win in 2.2 shutout innings of relief, and Zarbnisky recored a four-out save to seal the win.
Jimmy Galusky led the Mountaineers at the dish, going 3-3 and drawing a walk. Austin and Darius Hill each had two hits and an RBI, while Zarbnisky had two hits, scored a run and was hit by a pitch in the sixth.
No. 25 WVU (25-17, 10-8) will return to action on Tuesday where they will host Eastern Michigan for a one-game stint. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.