MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University baseball team opened up its Gold-Blue World Series this evening with Gold defeating Blue, 7-0, to take game one of the series at Hawley Field.
The Gold squad dominated at the plate, on the mound and in the field throughout the game, out-hitting the Blue team 14-3. The Blue team committed two errors, while the Gold team was flawless defensively.
The first five batters in the order hit a combined 12-for-22 for the Gold team, led by senior Jacob Rice
and junior Billy Fleming
with three hits apiece. Junior Trevor Simms and freshman Jackson Cramer each had two hits.
Freshman Billy Sager
had two of the Blue squad’s three hits and freshman Shaun Wood
drew two walks.
Junior Sean Carley
picked up the win on the mound, allowing one hit with one strikeout in 3.0 innings. Behind Carley, sophomore Ryan Hostrander
gave up one hit in 4.0 innings, freshman Nick Wernke gave up one hit in 1.0 inning and Simms pitched a no-hit ninth inning.
The loss went to junior Harrison Musgrave
, who allowed one run on three hits with six strikeouts in three innings. Freshman Dakota Mills, freshman Jordan Sergent and senior Ryan Tezak
all pitched in relief of Musgrave.