In the eighth, Travis D'Amico singled, Travis Grimm walked, and Lee Fritz doubled to drive them both home. Tim McCabe followed with an RBI single to score Fritz, but Kurtis Clinton grounded out to end the rally.
WVU again threatened in the ninth, putting two baserunners on, but were unable to bring the tying run across.
Tino Medina pitched seven solid innings, allowing only two earned runs, but six walks, along with three Mountaineer errors, gave the Tigers the runs they needed to win.
Fritz was 2-4 with 3 RBIs, and Tim McCabe also had two hits for WVU.
Although the 1-1 series split might be a bit disappointing, the really important games come up this weekend. WVU will be hosting a three game series against Connecticut, which gives them the opportunity to move up in the Big East standings. The Huskies are in third place in the Big East with a 6-3 record, while West Virginia is tied for fifth at 3-2.