Before the outburst, the game was a pitchers' duel, with WVU's Travis McGrath and Stony Brook's Kevin Fitzgerald allowing just two hits each over the first five innings.
In the sixth, however, the aforementioned fumbles, along with a two-run single by Dave Mixcho and a two-run double by Andrew Larsen broke the game open for the visitors.
WVU tried to rally in the bottom of the inning, but the Mountaineers wasted an opportunity by first laying down a sacrifice bunt while trailing by six runs, then seeing Grant Psomas get cut down at home plate while trying to score on a Stan Posluszny single. The Mountaineers managed to score their only run of the game by loading the bases with one out in the eighth, but WVU could manage only two infield ground balls that produced a run via a fielder's choice.
WVU, now 4-9 on the season, hosts Duquesne for a single game Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Hawley Field.