First baseman Ryan McBroom said confidence exists up and down the lineup, and that's been exhibited for most of the season as West Virginia has hit the ball consistently. He singled out junior college addition Jacob Rice as a big factor in WVU's increased productivity, but noted that everyone has faith in each other to pick things up when necessary and deliver key hits.
Rice, for his part, hasn't put a finger on the reasons for his team-leading hitting performance, but notes that team chemistry under new coach Randy Mazey is mixing nicely.
Brady Wilson is one of many Mountaineers who have changed his approach to the game and tweaked some of his techniques at the plate, and those have resulted in better production overall. He's also been more aggressive on the basepaths under Mazey, and likes the way that has allowed him to have more impact on offense.