Video: Sweep Reaction

West Virginia completed a four-game sweep of outmanned New Orleans with a pair of wins on Saturday, but WVU head coach Randy Mazey noted that's not an easy task.

"We beat them pretty good the first two games, but 80% of all doubleheaders get split," Mazey noted after his team contributed to the 20% side of the ledger. Out guys know that, and we fought that. We found a way to win."

Mazey noted that with bat restrictions and the vagaries of hitting, close games are going to happen, and that it was important for his team to play and produce in tight situations.


Jacob Rice, who continues to pace the team with a .391 batting average, likes the momentum created by the sweep and the win streak, and is also pleased that the entire lineup is contributing at the plate.


Ryan McBroom continued his clutch hitting throughout the weekend, including three home runs, and attributes the team's practice regimen to the groove he is in now.

"I'll just keep doing the same things I've been doing," he said when asked how he can keep on a roll."

The lack of pressure to produce every time up has also helped, McBroom noted. With the entire lineup hitting well, there's not the pressure on one or two guys to get hits and drive in runs on every at-bat. That's helped he and his teammates stay loose at the plate.


Corey Walter's complete game was built on both of his out pitches, including a two-seam fastball that he had good control over, but was also quick to credit the support that he and the pitching staff is getting as keys in having good outings.



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