Video: WVU - Oklahoma Postgame

Posted May 5, 2013

Starting pitcher John Means didn't have his best stuff on Sunday, but despite leaving a number of pitches up in the strike zone was able to hold Oklahoma to just two runs in six inning. His ability to make big pitches with runners on was the key to several escapes, according to head coach Randy Mazey.

Means credited his teammates with providing him a 6-2 lead after two innings, and noted that helped a great deal as he fought through an outing without his usual sharp command of his pitches.

"I try not to think about anything. I'm just trying to throw strikes," he said of his approach when he things aren't at 100%. "I was leaving the ball up a lot, but I just tried to keep battling."

In addition to his thoughts on Means' performance, Mazey noted that his hitters have been on a bit of a roll of late, and they continued that against an Oklahoma staff that came into the game sporting some impressive statistics.

In this interview, he also discussed the process of building a team and the way in which the 2013 Mountaineers forged its identity.

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