West Virginia baseball set for mid-week game at Penn State

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West Virginia baseball will hit the road once again this week as they gear up for a non-conference showdown against Penn State on Wednesday. 

The Mountaineers look to rebound in inter-conference play after a trio of losses this past weekend during a Big 12 Conference road series against Texas Tech. They have dropped out of the most recent Top 25 rankings, and now sit 23-16 overall and 11-7 in league action. They still hold strong in a tie for second place in the Big 12 standings with Oklahoma State and Texas, with each trailing Oklahoma by three games.

Florida native and freshman pitcher Chase Meyer is expected to make his inaugural start on the mound during the matchup -- Myers has seen limited action this season, earning an 0-1 record this season and tossing 16 strikeouts in 9.2 innings pitched.

Myers will have his work cut out for him against a formidable opponent at the plate --  the Nittany Lions ranking in the top three in the Big Ten for batting average (.306), home runs (54), and slugging percentage (.507). They enter Wednesday with a 19-17 overall record, after winning one game but dropping a Big 10 Conference series against Michigan State over the weekend.

The Mountaineers will look to be paced at the plate by last season’s consensus First-Team All-American and projected top draft pick JJ Wetherholt, who boasts an impressive .327 batting average to lead the team. Others to watch in the batting game for WVU are senior Reed Chumley, who leads the team with 10 home runs. Junior Kyle West has also shown his prowess at the plate, delivering a team-high 32 RBIs and nine homers.

Action is set to begin at 5:30 p.m on Wednesday from Medlar Field at Lubrano Park in State College, Pa. The game will be broadcasted live on Big Ten Network Plus and available on radio via the Mountaineers Sports Network. Fans can also find an audio stream on the Varsity Network, the WVU Gameday App, and WVUSports.com.