Unfortunately, that was all the West Virginia offense could produce, as the Mountaineers failed to mount another serious scoring threat. Irish pitcher David Phelps, who entered the game with an ERA of 1.34, scattered seven hits and struck out six while pitching his third complete game of the season.
Notre Dame wasted little time responding to West Virginia's scores, tallying two in the bottom of the third to tie the score. The Irish then scored three more runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead, and eventually, the game.
Levi Maxwell matched Phelps' complete game effort, but gave up five runs (four earned) while striking out two and walking two. He was hampered by three errors from the defense, which has been solid for most of the year. Two of those miscues figured in two of Notre Dame's runs on the evening.
Tyler Kuhn was the only Mountaineer to get more than one hit, as he recorded a triple and a single on the afternoon.
With the win, the Irish moved into a tie with WVU in sixth place in the league with a mark, and also got a leg up on a tiebreaker should it come into play. The teams play single games again on Saturday and Sunday.