WVU Splits Doubleheader

West Virginia's Zac Cline fired a sterling three-hitter to power the Mountaineers to a 6-0 win over Stony Brook in the opening game of a Saturday doubleheader, but WVU couldn't complete the sweep after their offense went cold in the second game.

Cline struck out five and walked just three as West Virginia shut out the visitors 6-0 in the opener. WVU scored two runs in the second inning, and addes single runs in the third and fifth before capping the win with two insurance runs in the sixth.

Stan Posluzny went 2-2, driving in two runs and scoring another, while sparkplug Grant Psomas reached base on two walks and scored both times. WVU worked Stony Brook pitching for nine walks in the game, which directly contributed to several WVU scores. Kurtis Clinton was also 2-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.

In game two, the Mountaineer managed just seven hits, and also recorded three errors to assist Stony Brook to a 9-2 win. West Virginia has struggled in the field early this season, and defense was again a problem for them in this game.

Stony Brook scored four runs in the third inning, and added a pair of tallies in both the fifth and sixth to turn the game into a blowout. Tim Edmeads had a solo home run in the thrid inning to give WVU a short-lived 1-1 tie. Psomas and David Carpenter each has two hits for West Virginia, which left eight runners on base.

The third game of the series is set for Hawley Field on Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

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