Tutland went 7-13 at the plate over the three-game series, and saved his best for the last game, when he turned on a fastball and drilled it over the left field wall for a home run to give WVU a 1-0 lead in the final game. The third baseman detailed some of the items that have him in a groove at the plate, and expressed the belief that West Virginia can be a formidable hitting lineup.
Meanwhile, Means turned in another sterling performance on a weekend dotted with outstanding Mountaineer hurler showings. WVU's ace allowed just one earned run in 8 1/3 innings, and faced only 33 batters in stymieing the Texas Tech attack. Means yielded just three hits and one walk while throwing 85 strikes on 125 pitches.
Means admitted he wanted to finish the game, but also said that his arm felt a bit tired after pitching into the ninth inning. He also detailed several of the items that Randy Mazeyu and the WVU coaching staff have helped him improve upon since taking the West Virginia job.