Vance, Small Ball Best Texas Tech

GRANVILLE, W.Va. - West Virginia might well have found it's mixture in a change of offensive approach and a pitching staff going deep into games - and taking the Mountaineers hopefully deep into the now-clinched Big 12 Tournament.

Head coach Randy Mazey, below, said that the new offensive styling has helped his team at the plate. And, indeed, WVU pounded out 11 hits in scorching Texas Tech's pitching for eight runs in the 8-2 win. Here, Mazey also details securing a postseason bid and noting his preferences for seeding, as well as his overall thoughts on the season as a whole.

Starter Ross Vance, who threw an impressive 7.1 innings and didn't allow a run after his second pitch of the game, discussed the outing, the backing he received from the offense, West Virginia's ability to geet hot and carry it into the Big 12 Tournament and his key moments in the game - and the out pitches that worked against the Red Raiders.

Third baseman Justin Fox, one of four Mountaineers with two hits, talks about winning three Big 12 games in a row for the first time this season, clinching the Big 12 Tournament bid and securing the postseason before the Senior Day festivities on Saturday, of which he will be a part.

And finally, leftfielder Brad Johnson speaks to his ability to play the small ball game and bunt, the WVU offense, the confidence the team has with Vance on the mound and the overall feel and confidence level of the team entering the regular season finale while knowing there is more baseball to come.

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