West Virginia battled a "future major leaguer" by coach Randy Mazey's standards. The head coach said TCU's Tyler Alexander will be playing at the next level, and showed why on Friday night. Mazey also pointed out that although Alexander performed well on the mound, WVU never ceased giving effort.
BJ Myers said he never had control Friday night, and his struggles were apparent. The right-handed pitcher surrendered four runs in five innings. The entire pitching staff had trouble. TCU's starters blasted two homeruns Friday night. Coming into tonight those same starters had only put nine balls over the fence all season as a team not known for power hitting powered their way to victory.
Mazey said putting up eight hits on Alexander was quite an accomplishment, and Shaun Corso had two of them. The second baseman has been hitting the ball well of late, and continued tonight. Unfortunately, neither of his hits turned into runs, which was a common theme of the night. Corso said Alexander kept him off balance, and guessing all night.