Mazey Talks WVU Split With OU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Randy Mazey recapped West Virginia's split with Oklahoma on Saturday evening.

Shortly after West Virginia dropped Saturday's second contest Randy Mazey reiterated his stance on double-headers. 

"Double headers, man," said Mazey. "80 percent of them get split. That's why no one likes to play them. Give (Oklahoma) credit though. They scored three runs with one swing of the bat and there weren't many offensive threats in the second game. They took advantage of one and we didn't."

Mazey was referring to a bases clearing double by OU second baseman Kyle Mendenhall that came in the seventh inning of game two. But despite the big seventh, he felt good about the way freshman Alek Manoah pitched on the night.

"Manoah pitched as good as he has since he's been here so that was encouraging," said Mazey. "We needed that and we desperately need it tomorrow. We have no idea who (will be on the mound)."

The good news is that the Mountaineers won game one, a resumption from last night's contest that saw OU hold a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth.

"That was a big win in the first game," said Mazey. "We out-hit them and we left a ton of guys on base. We had multiple opportunities to break that game open and we didn't do it."

Thankfully for the Mountaineers, Sam Kessler and Braden Zarbisky pitched well enough in relief to hold a 4-2 win. West Virginia will be back in action on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. when the Mountaineers and Sooners square off in the series rubber match.

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