West Virginia Plates Nine Runs Over Final Two Innings To Rip Youngstown State

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia scored four runs in the 7th inning and five more in the 8th to blow open a close game against Youngstown State in a 13-3 win Tuesday night at Mon County Ballpark.

The Mountaineers (19-16) were ahead just 4-2 in the 7th before plating four and five runs, respectively, over their last two at-bats to secure an easy win over Youngstown State at home. The irony was that WVU had just three players with multi-hit games, led by Cole Austin's 2-for-4 performance with three RBI and a run scored. Austin also had a double, home run and a walk, while fellow freshman Darius Hill also had two hits with two RBI and two runs scored. The duo dissected the contest afterward.

Austin, above, reviews the defensive side in detailing how he has not played third base since his freshman season in high school. The collegiate frosh got the call at the hot corner tonight, and struggled a times with two errors. But he more than made up for that at the plate, and as the continued adjustments come from his move from second base, the newcomer feels like his comfort level will increase as well. Austin also details the upcoming Big 12 road trip to Oklahoma. WVU's performance on the road and his expectations moving forward. 

Hill, below. detailed the Mountaineers' ability to get key hits, including his starting the contest off with a home run. The left-handed hitter pulled a 1-2 pitch over the right field wall for the lead, then added a RBI single in the 7th inning. Hill also notes the aggressive nature of West Virginia on the base paths, as the Mountaineers stole a pair of bags and were active in the run game throughout the 13-run, 12-hit affair. 


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