WVU Completes Series Sweep of Eagles

WVU finished off a three game series sweep of Coppin State with an 11-0 shutout victory on Wednesday at Hawley Field.

The Mountaineers' trademark so far this year has been the big offensive inning, and it was in evidence again today against the Eagles.

After scoring single runs in the first, second and fourth frames, WVU broke the game open with a six run fifth. West Virginia only had three hits in the inning, but made the most of them. Kurtis Clinton rang up a two run single and Stan Posluszny smacked a two run triple to fuel the outburst.

Posluszny also had a solo home run to give him three RBIs, tying him for game high honors with Clinton. WVU scored their 11 runs on just seven hits.

Chris Amedro, making his first start of the season, scattered seven hits over seven innings to earn the complete game win. He continued a recent trend of excellent Mountaineer control by walking only one batter while striking out five. Amedro lowered his ERA from 13.5 to 4.91 with his effort.

WVU now heads into Big East play, hosting Rutgers in a three game series this weekend at Hawyley Field. The Scarlet Knights are just 4-10 overall, but have played a tough southern swing with games against Miami, Georgia Tech and Old Dominion.

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