Team Reaction: WVU Bests Butler

As Justin Fox's game-winning single streaked into the gap, and Caleb Potter did the same into home for the 6-5 West Virginia win over Butler, another streak was extended, that of the 10th Mountaineer win in the last dozen games.

It took a baker's dozen of innings to end the inaugural game at Mon County Ballpark, but at the end it was WVU emerging on top in arguably the most psychologically difficult of home games this season. The distractions were myriad, the excitement palpable enough that most players conceded they were trying too hard, over swinging and playing in an effort to impress. Head coach Randy Mazey, clearly relived to get the win and move on, said as much below.

Reliever B.J. Myers, who threw 7.2 innings and didn't allow an earned run, speaks to his outing, the new ballpark, the mound situation, and other aspects of a team simply trying to break in a new facility and gain some understanding of the environment and surroundings.

Justin Fox, the offensive hero in a game lacking such for the vast majority of the final five innings, talks about his at-bats, getting the game winner, and playing in a new park that already established a new mark for attendance as 3,110 took in the contest.


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