Baseball Team Notches Big Win Over Tennessee

The WVU baseball team scored a significant early season win by downing SEC power Tennessee 3-1 on saturday in Knoxville.

The Volunteers were 8-0 heading into the contest, which tied their best start in school history, but Mountaineer pitcher Brandon Halstead baffled the Tennessee hitters, allowing only four hits and a single first inning run. Tennessee was ranked 24th in the country coming in to the game.

Halstead struck out three and walked three in shutting down the high powered Vol attach.

Tennessee manufacture their only run of the game in the first inning as center fielder Jordan Czarniecki was hit by a pitch, advanced to second on a groundout, stole third and then came home on another groundout.

WVU tied the game in the fourth on a Kurtis Clinton solo home run, then took the lead on Grant Psomas' RBI double, which drove home Tim McCabe.

The Mountaineers added another run in the fifth on a Lee Fritz sacrifice fly.

Tennessee put runners in scoring position in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings, but each time Halstead was able to work his way out of trouble.

WVU, which evened their record at 3-3, faces the Volunteers again at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

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