Mountainers Blank Hoyas 5-0

Pitcher Jason DiAngelo tossed his league-leading fourth complete game to lead West Virginia to a 5-0 win over Georgetown in the opening game of a doubleheader at Hawley Field on Monday.

DiAngelo overcome early control problems to shut down the Hoyas on just one hit in the seven inning contest. After walking a pair of Georgetown batters in each of the first two frames, DiAngelo walked only one more batter, and allowed only a meaningless fifth inning single to Billy Quinn.

WVU agin jumped on the board early with a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning. Stan Posluszny's singel drove home Kurtis Clinton and Grant Psomas to give the Mountaineers the early lead.

West Virginia had other scoring chances in the early innings, but left two runners on base in the first. WVU also was the victim of a Hoya double play in the fourth on a failed no-out bunt attempt. After getting leadoff hitter Travis D'Amico aboard, Jarod Rine popped up a bunt attempt that was not only caught but converted into a twin killing as D'Amico got hung off first base.

However, in the bottom of the fifth, Kurtis Clinton came up with his third straight hit of the game to drive home Lee Fritz, and Jake Serfass followed with an RBI double to plate Clinton and give the Mountaineers a 4-0 lead.

The Mountaineers added another run in the sixth to push the lead to 5-0. D'Amico walked to lead off, and this time Rine's bunt was good to advance him to second. Eric Grimm followed with an RBI double in the right center field gap to score D'Amico and account for the final margin.

The win pushed WVU to 9-2 in the conference, 1/2 game behind first place Notre Dame.

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