The Scarlet Knights racked up ten hits which they combined with two Mountaineer errors to plate their six runs.
WVU falls to 20-17 overall on the season. More importantly, they are now 6-9 in the conference, and trail conference leaders by three games in the loss column. West Virginia has eleven conference games remaining, and can ill afford another loss in this three game weekend series.
Mountaineer ace Billy Biggs will pitch the second game for WVU as they attempt to salvage a split.