Mazey, WVU Battery Talk Win Over Akron

West Virginia scored a dozen runs before Akron could muster more than a goose egg as the Mountaineers rolled to a 14-9 win at Consol Energy Park in Washington, Pa. on Tuesday. Here, head coach Randy Mazey, along with starting pitcher BJ Myers and catcher Ray Guerrini, discuss the contest and the decision to pitch Myers in a midweek game.

Mazey, obviously pleased with WVU's hitting, detailed his decision to throw Myers, the trio of homers that sparked the offensive rout and why West Virginia chose to move this game from Hawley Field to Consol Energy after the new Mon County ballpark wasn't yet ready. Mazey also talks rest for the pitching staff with a road contest at Baylor looming in the second Big 12 series of the season.

Myers, whose slider was biting as well as it has all season, talks about his control of that pitch, getting ahead in the count, the middle portion of his outing when control became an issue and his initial midweek start as a freshman who had made Friday night appearances prior to the game with Akron.

And finally Guerrini, who is considered more of a defensive catcher catcher than Cam O'Brien, talks about his first career home run, a grand slam in the third inning that gave WVU a 9-0 lead, his new found approach at the plate, his comfort level in the box compared to early in the season and his expectations of Myers the rest of the way.


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