BGN Video: Baseball vs. Pitt

Randy Mazey

One start after struggling through just 1.2 innings, Zach Bargeron went five full, allowing just one earned run in a 6-3 win over rival Pitt. Here, head coach Randy Mazey, Bargeron and fellow hurler Michael Bennett dissect the victory and the upcoming Big 12 opening series with Baylor this weekend.

WVU, which advanced to 13-8, has now won 11 of its last 15 after a slower start. Mazey, below, delves into how the 30-degree weather affected his pitching rotation, the decision to start Zach Bargeron, and the Mountaineers' clutch hitting and team mindset heading into Big 12 play this weekend with a series against Baylor in Charleston.


Bargeron, ripped for six runs and five hits in just 1.2 innings in WVU's 13-10 loss at UNC Wilmington on Sunday, threw five innings of four-hit ball, using his slider and fastball to keep Pitt off balance. Hit hard only in the first few at-bats, Bargeron settled for his finest outing of the season and his first win in three starts. The left-hander becomes the first pitcher in recent memory to start consecutive games - the one Sunday and the one today, on Tuesday.


And finally, reliever Michael Bennett picked up his first save of the season, throwing four innings while allowing two earned runs on a homer to right. The junior right-hander discusses what was effective, and his mistake that pulled Pitt within 4-3 in the 8th inning.

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