OU Torches WVU Pitchers in Blowout

West Virginia's first inning lead did not mean much as No. 23 Oklahoma scored eight straight runs to clinch the weekend series. Randy Mazey, Chad Donato and Kyle Davis were not happy about the Mountaineers subpar performance.

Coach Randy Mazey said he doesn't doubt that his team can get back on track, but Sunday's loss to Oklahoma was still tough to swallow. The Mountaineers gave up 15 hits to the Sooners, which is a season high for an opposing team. WVU couldn't stop Oklahoma's offensive explosion, and will start preparation for Marshall next Tuesday.

Eleven hits, eight runs, seven earned runs and only four strikeouts is not a stat line a pitcher would be proud about. Chad Donato didn't have his best performance, and of recent has been slipping in production. Before his last start against Butler, Donato had four total walks. Against Butler he gave up four walks, and against Oklahoma, Sunday, Donato gave up five walks. The sophomore pitcher also said he had little control over fastball, and felt like he should have been taken out of the game earlier.

No Mountaineer finished with an RBI, and Kyle Davis is no exception. Davis finished 2-for-4, and said that OU's pitcher, Robert Tasin, had a great curveball and mixed up his pitches well. Tasin kept West Virginia's hitters guessing, because the team only finished with two runs on six hits. Both runs were in the first inning.

BlueGoldNews Top Stories