trailing 4-3, Chris Amedro, Wes Osbourn and Todd Dunham combined for five innings of good relief work, wherein they yielded only one unearned run.
Meanwhile, the Mountaineer bats came alive to record three runs in the bottom of the sixth to give WVU the lead for good.
Shortstop Grant Psomas as 4-4, including a home run and a double, and Lee Fritz, Kyle Matuszek, and Justin Richards each added two hits to pace West Virginia's 14-hit attack.
WVU gained two games on the Johnnies with the wins, and moved, at least temporarily, into seventh place in the Big East. Unfortunately for WVU, both Virginia Tech and Boston College, the two teams immediately ahed of them in the standings, also posted wins.
WVU closes out the three game series with a single game at noon on Sunday.