WVU Faces Morehead State in Charleston


By Grant Dovey for WVUsports.com
April 15, 2013 04:03 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The WVU baseball team is set to take on Morehead State on Tuesday evening at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

WVU went 3-2 last week, including a series win at Liberty over the weekend, improving to 20-17 overall.

Coach Randy Mazey will send freshman right-hander Brock Dykxhoorn (2-0, 1.23 ERA) to the mound Tuesday against the Eagles. He will be opposed by Morehead State right-hander Tyler Keele (2-4, 4.74 ERA).

In his two starts this season, Dykxhoorn is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA, allowing two runs on six hits in 12 innings with two strikeouts and no walks. He picked up the win last Wednesday against Youngstown State, allowing one run on three hits in six innings.

WVU sophomore shortstop Taylor Munden enjoyed a superb week at the plate in four games last week, his first for as the leadoff batter. Munden got hits in his first at bat of each game and finished 8-for-16 with six runs, two doubles, one triple, one home run and four RBIs.

Junior third baseman Ryan Tuntland continues to lead the team with a .385 batting average with seven doubles, one triple, two homers and 22 RBIs. Junior first baseman Ryan McBroom leads the team with 12 doubles, eight homers and 30 RBIs to go along with a .286 batting average. As a team, the Mountaineers are batting .291 with 23 homers and 46 stolen bases.

Morehead State is led at the plate by sophomore Kane Sweeney, who is batting .370 with nine doubles, one triple, two homers and 16 RBIs. Freshman Alan Mocahbee is hitting .275 with seven doubles, four home runs and 22 RBIs, while senior Chase Greenwell has a .307 batting average with six doubles, two triples, one homer and 22 RBIs.

WVU leads Morehead State, 8-4, in the all-time series between the schools. WVU fell to Morehead State, 7-5, in Charleston last season. Senior catcher Alan Filauro and senior right fielder Brady Wilson each went 2-for-3 in that game.

A link to live stats can be found on WVUsports.com.



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