Travis D'Amico struck the first big blow of the uprising when he tripled home two runs. After run-scoring hits by Doug Nelms and Jake Serfass, Grant Psomas capped the inning with a three-run homer to the power alley in left center field.
In all, the Mountaineers sent eleven batters to the plate, and produced seven hits to perfectly match their seven runs scored.
WVU added two more runs in the next inning, as Nelms upped his RBI total by stroking a two-run homer to left after a David Carpenter double.
Cline didn't need all that support, although the comfort of a seven run outburst was undoubtedly welcomed by the Mountaineers' most consistent pitcher. Cline faced just one batter over the minimum during five inning contest, allowing just two hits (one baserunner was erased on a double play) and walking none.
Heavy rains in the Morgantown area ended the game after five innings, giving the homestanding Gold and Blue a much-needed win. The victory broke a six-game WVU losing streak, and helped the Mountaineers avoid their third seven-game losing streak of the season. The final game of the series will be played Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. at Hawley Field.