Baseball: WVU Takes Two

  • March 25, 2003 09:03 PM
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By Adam Zundell for MSNsportsNET.com
March 25, 2003

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    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- The West Virginia offense kept on rolling as it paced the Mountaineers to two victories over Coppin State Tuesday night at Hawley Field.

    Tim McCabe smacked a three-run home run and drove in another to help lead WVU to an 8-3 in the first game of the twinbill.

    With the Mountaineers trailing 3-2 in the fifth inning, Jake Serfass and Lee Fritz each singled before McCabe's 32nd career home run, which ties him for the school record. After a Derek Cisar single, Jarod Rine brought him home with an RBI double to put the game out of reach.

    Zac Cline went the distance to improve to 4-1 on the season. Cline pitched seven innings allowing three runs on eight hits while striking out three and walking none.

    In the second game, the Mountaineers exploded for five runs in the second inning en route to an 11-2 victory. After hits by Kurtis Clinton and Jarod Rine, Grant Psomas doubled to right center to score Clinton.

    J.C. Sousa then followed with a two-run single to left and Jake Serfass knocked an RBI double to right field. Eric Grimm brought Serfass home on a grounder to second to complete the game-breaking inning.

    Fritz was 3-3 in the nightcap while Grimm, Rine, Clinton and Sousa each added to hits apiece.

    Southpaw Marty Fagler picked up the win on the mound going five innings allowing just one run (unearned) on three hits with a walk and six strikeouts before giving way to Justin Asbury. Asbury finished off the last two innings surrendering one run on three hits with a one strikeout.

    WVU (14-7) and Coppin State (5-12) will conclude the series at Hawley Field tomorrow at 3 p.m.

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