WVU Drops Pitchers' Duel

Mountaineer star hurler Zac Cline pitched another oustanding game, but his opponent was jsut a bit better as WVU suffered a tough 1-0 loss to Boston College on Saturday.

Cline gave up just two hits and one walk while stirking out six batters, but an unearned run proved his undoing as the Eagles capitalized on a Mountaineer mistake to grab the 1-0 victory.

Through five innings, Cline faced just two batters over the minimum, but in the sxith the Eagles, as many WVU opponents have done this season, took advantage of a simple mistake. BC's Marco Albano led off the visitors' sixth inning by reaching base on an error, advanced on a sacrifice hit, the scored on Drew Locke's RBI single for the only run of the game.

The Eagles' Chris Lambert was just as dominating on the mound for his team as Cline was for WVU. Lambert likewise allowed just two hits, and although he did yield four walks, managed to keep the Mountaineers off the scoreboard. Lambert struck out nine batters, and finished by fanning the side in the WVU seventh.

West Virginia's most serious scoring threat came in the bottom of the sixth, when they loaded the bases with one out on two walks and an error. However, Lambert induced a 6-4-3 double play to end the threat and preserve the Eagles' win.

WVU falls to 8-13 in the Big East and 18-24 overall.

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