West Virginia baseball infielder, Parkersburg native Grant Hussey sets program record

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West Virginia baseball infielder and Parkersburg native Grant Hussey secured a program record and landed himself amongst the annals of Mountaineer history on Tuesday night.

As West Virginia travelled to PNC Park for the second meeting of the Backyard Brawl against rival Pittsburgh, Hussey entered the night with 34 career home runs -- one homer away from tying the all-time program home run record, and two away from securing the record outright.

By the fifth inning, Hussey had sent a pair of balls over the fence against the scenic Pittsburgh skyline, making certain his WVU legacy is set in stone. Hussey dethroned Mountaineer legends Jedd Gyorko and Tim McCabe, who were tied for the previous record at 35 career homers.

Hussey set the new school record in front of a national television audience on ESPN2, and his record-breaking homer put WVU up 10-0 in the top of the fifth inning against the Panthers.

Hussey played his high school ball at Parkersburg South High School, where he was an all-state selection and USA Today West Virginia Player of the Year during his senior season.