CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Redshirt sophomore Harrison Musgrave
continued his stellar season with a career high 14 strikeouts in a complete game 2-0 shutout of TCU on Saturday afternoon at Appalachian Power Park.
Musgrave (8-1) tossed his third complete game shutout of the season, allowing no runs on three hits with 14 strikeouts and one walk.
The Mountaineers improve to 30-20 overall and 12-7 in the Big 12, while the Horned Frogs drop to 23-25 overall and a 12-7 mark in conference play.
Scoreless entering the bottom of the seventh, WVU received help from a pair of TCU defensive miscues on a single play to take a 2-0 lead.
With sophomore second baseman Billy Fleming
on third base and sophomore center fielder Bobby Boyd
on first base, sophomore shortstop Taylor Munden
came to the plate with two outs. Munden hit a dribbler to first base, where TCU first baseman Derek Odell bobbled the ball and then overthrew first base. Fleming was able to score and Boyd, who was in motion on the play, scored the second run.
WVU had six hits, led by two-hit performances by junior first baseman Ryan McBroom
and redshirt junior designated hitter Matt Frazer
. TCU finished with three hits.
TCU starter Preston Morrison (6-3) allowed two runs, both unearned, on five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks in 7.0 innings.
The second game of today’s doubleheader begins at 4:15 p.m. The game 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. The game can be heard in Charleston on WSWW 1490 AM.