Mazey Discusses Offensive Output, Praises Team Chemistry in Win

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Randy Mazey recapped his team's 10 run win over Gardner Webb on Saturday afternoon.

It's not necessarily surprising, but the first thing that stood out to Randy Mazey about West Virginia's 15-5 win was the offense that the Mountainees were able to put forth, scoring 15 runs on 15 hits.

"I think we scored more runs today than we did in the last four or five games combined," said Mazey. "That's what you want to do late in the year. You want to keep getting better and I liked our guys' approach at the plate today."

Mazey went on to credit some of that offensive success to the Mountaineers' never give up attitude, and specifically praised the attitude of reserve second baseman Andrew Zitel, who hit his first career homerun in the bottom of the eighth inning.

"(The bench players) practice just as hard as anyone else and lift just as hard as everyone else but they have to watch and that's difficult. (Zitel) continues to work hard and get better and his teammates love him and the coaches love him. He couldn't be more deserving and everyone can learn from that."

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