West Virginia Starting Pitcher Ross Vance Went Seven-Plus Innings Tonight to Help WVU to a 4-3 Win.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Ross Vance did it all for West Virginia this afternoon. His pitching helped the team to a win, but he may have been more excited about his first at-bat in nearly a decade.

Ross Vance is used to mowing down opposing lineups. But he hasn't been in the batter's box for a long time, nine year's according to his memory, and that changed today. After Ray Guerrini was ejected in the sixth inning and designated hitter Ivan Vera slid into the catcher's spot, Vance was forced to pick up a bat in an attempt to help out his ow cause. In his only at-bat, Vance showcased a keen eye for the strike zone and drew a walk, which made the WVU dugout go absolutely nuts. Above, hear Vance talk about his start, and his big at-bat in the win over OSU.

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