Mountaineer head coach Randy Mazey admitted that his team was tired, and a bit unenthusiastic after the emotion series win over Texas last weekend. It showed in the Mountaineer dugout and on the field, where the emotion was flat for much of the evening. However, when the chips were down, West Virginia responded with two runs, again showing the grit and determination that characterizes Mazey teams.Mazey noted that while his squad didn't play its best, finding a way to win in contests such as this is a sign of a good team.
WVU starter Corey Walter gave the Mountaineers just what they needed. On a night when the bats weren't booming, Walter pitched seven innings, and despite yielding 11 baserunners, allowed only two to cross the plate.
Afterward, Walter admitted that he struggled early in the game, but that he got into a better groove as the innings clicked off. He also credited the Mountaineer defense, which cut down two runners at the plate and nearly got a third, with helping him weather the baserunners that got aboard in every inning.
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