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Musgrave Fires Gem in Victory


By Grant Dovey for WVUsports.com
March 22, 2013 09:58 PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Sophomore left-hander Harrison Musgrave fanned a career-high 13 in 6.2 innings to push the WVU baseball team to a 2-0 victory Friday over Texas Tech at Appalachian Power Park.

The win improves WVU’s record to 9-12 overall, while Texas Tech drops to 15-9. Both teams have a 2-2 record in Big 12 play.

Musgrave earned his second-consecutive victory after defeating Kansas State last Friday. In his last two starts he is 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA in 13.0 innings, allowing two runs on four hits with 19 strikeouts.

Right-handed junior Pascal Paul earned his third save of the season, striking out one in 2.1 innings, allowing one hit.

Offensively, the Mountaineers knocked nine hits with junior left fielder Jacob Rice, junior third baseman Ryan Tuntland and sophomore second baseman Taylor Munden each recording two hits.

Senior right fielder Brady Wilson put WVU on the board in the third inning with a one-out solo home run to left field. The home run was the second of the season for Wilson.

A pair of bunt singles gave the Mountaineers a 2-0 advantage in the fourth inning as sophomore center fielder Bobby Boyd laid a squeeze bunt down the first base line and scored senior catcher Alan Filauro from third base. Filauro led off the inning with a walk and then advanced to third on a single by Munden combined with a throwing error.

Dominic Moreno took the loss for Texas Tech, allowing two runs on seven hits in 4.0 innings with four strikeouts. Justin Bethard allowed two hits with five strikeouts in 4.0 innings of relief.

Brett Bell went 2-for-4 to pace the Red Raiders, who finished the game with three hits.

The teams will complete the three-game series tomorrow afternoon with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. The second game will begin at 4 p.m., or approximately 30 minutes after the first game.

With the change to the weekend schedule, here are options for fans that have purchased advances tickets for the Texas Tech series. Saturday’s ticket is good for admission to both games of the doubleheader.

Fans that have purchased tickets for the Sunday game have two options. They may redeem their ticket at the WV Power Box Offer for a ticket to Saturday’s doubleheader or may redeem their ticket at a later date for one of the remaining WVU baseball games at Appalachian Power Park.

The games will be video streamed on WVUsports.com, while the radio broadcast will be on select affiliates of the Mountaineer Sports Network, with Morgantown affiliate WAJR 1440 AM serving as the flagship station.

Tags
West Virginia Mountaineers, WVU, Texas Tech Red Raiders, Big 12 baseball


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