Rock Chalk, Balk; WVU Loses to KU

West Virginia has experienced many ups and downs this season. Solid play against nationally ranked Oklahoma and a win over Marshall should have had the team feeling confident. Instead, they looked lackadaisical. Opposing pitcher, Ben Krauth, had three pickoffs at first base, along with eight strike outs and no earned runs.

Coach Randy Mazey complemented Kansas' pitcher Ben Krauth on his ability to look off base runners, and catch them on a pickoff. But the Mountaineers had chances. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth, Kyle Davis struck out ending the inning. A lackluster display of offense left the Mountaineers searching for hits, but found very few. Mazey also said that the team needs to prepare themselves to still win the weekend series.

For all intents and purposes, BJ Myers had a solid day on the mound. The freshman only allowed two earned runs on five hits. He said he felt like he had good control, but some days are better than others. Myers had a strange balk in the fifth inning to give the Jaykawks the lead.

Jackson Cramer brought in the team's only RBI. Cramer finished the day 1-for-3, but like every other Mountaineer, consistent offense was nonexistent. Jackson said Kansas kept the ball down, and made great pitches when they needed to do so.

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