Vance Struggles In WVU Loss

GRANVILLE, W.Va. – West Virginia never found a good rhythm in its loss to TCU. The Horned Frogs scored six run in the first three innings from a combination of hit batters and passed balls. By the time Ross Vance and the offense found the same page it was too late.

Like yesterday, West Virginia found themselves in an early hole, and by the time they started plying well it was too late. WVU surrendered six runs in the first three innings. But like Friday night, the team didn't show signs of giving up. Shaun Wood added another home run to his total (8) and Kyle Davis pulled in another RBI. Coach Randy Mazey said they aren't losing games because of a lack of effort

Ross Vance did not put any blame on catcher Garrett Hope for the struggles in the third inning. The pitcher/catcher duo gave up three passed balls that turned into three runs. Vance said he was out of rhythm and let some pitches get away. He admitted that he crossed up Hope by changing pitches at the last second, and was part of the reason the Mountaineers fell into the early hole.

One of the stories of the day came in the top of he sixth inning when second baseman Kyle Davis went to the ground from an apparent leg injury. A TCU baserunner caught Davis with his spikes while sliding into second base. Davis said at first his leg felt numb, and was why he went down. But feeling quickly came back, and he was set to continue play.

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