Weekly Baseball Notebook


By Grant Dovey for WVUsports.com
March 03, 2014 03:48 PM
Last Week's Results
Mon. 24
 
Tue. 25
 
Wed. 26
 
Thu. 27
 
Fri. 28
W
West Virginia 3
Duke 1

Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Sat. 1
Sun. 2
W
West Virginia 5
James Madison 1

Myrtle Beach, S.C.
This Week's Schedule
Mon. 3
 
Tue. 4
 
Wed. 5
 
Thu. 6
 
Fri. 7
 
Sat. 8
at UC Riverside
4 p.m. ET
Riverside Calif.
Sun. 9
vs. Sacramento St.
at UC Riverside

4 p.m./8 p.m. ET
Riverside, Calif.
Pitcher of the Week
Harrison Musgrave
Junior
LHP - 6-1 - 205
Nutter Fort, W.Va.

Weekly Stats: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 G, 1 GS, 8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 12 K

Season Stats: 2-0, 2.33 ERA, 3 G, 3 GS, 19.1 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 27 K

Notes: Musgrave led the Mountaineers to a 3-1 win against Duke on Friday, allowing no runs on two hits in 8.0 innings with 12 strikeouts and no walks. Musgrave took a perfect game into the seventh inning, retiring the first 20 Blue Devil batters, before a bunt single broke up the bid with two outs in the seventh inning.

For the season, Musgrave is 2-0 with a 2.33 ERA in three starts with 27 strikeouts in 19.1 innings pitched. The 2013 Big 12 Pitcher of the Year, Musgrave has not lost a game since March 8 of 2013, when he fell to Central Michigan.

West Virginia swept the Caravelle Resort Tournament, defeating Duke, Coastal Carolina and James Madison.

 

Player of the Week
Bobby Boyd
Junior
CF - 5-9 - 170
Silver Spring, Md.

Weekly Stats: .462, 3 G, 13 AB, 4 R, 6 H, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 0 BB, 2 K, 3-3 SB-SBA

Season Stats: .316, 9 G, 38 AB, 9 R, 12 H, 1 2B, 3 RBI, 0 BB, 7 K, 4-4 SB-SBA

Notes: Boyd went 6-for-13 (.462) in three games this past weekend. He scored a team-high four runs with one double, one RBI and was 3-for-3 on stolen bases.

West Virginia swept the Caravelle Resort Tournament, defeating Duke, Coastal Carolina and James Madison.

 

Weekly Notes


The Mountaineers went 3-0 in the Caravelle Resort Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. WVU won 3-1 on Friday against Duke, won 6-2 on Saturday against host Coastal Carolina and won 5-1 on Sunday against James Madison.

Although it was not a traditional series sweep, West Virginia had its second weekend sweep since coach Randy Mazey took the helm in 2013, improving to 5-4 this season.

"Only one time last year did we win the first two games of a weekend and be in a position to sweep," Mazey said. "We beat Kansas the first two games of the weekend and swept that series. You have to learn how to do that as a team. The way to do it is to come out aggressive."

West Virginia received quality starts from the trio of juniors, left-hander Harrison Musgrave, right-hander Sean Carley and left-hander John Means. They went 3-0 with a combined 1.23 ERA, including 21 strikeouts in 22.0 innings. Opponents registered just a .179 batting average.

For his efforts against Duke, Musgrave was named a Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week. He allowed no runs on two hits in 8.0 innings with 12 strikeouts and no walks. Musgrave took a perfect game into the seventh inning, retiring the 20 Blue Devil batters before a bunt single broke up the bid with two outs in the seventh inning.

"All of the good stuff he did last year, that might be the best I've ever seen him," Mazey said. "His pitches are getting better, he's really competing and he's making great pitches when he needs to. There is nothing you can say above and beyond what he did today was outstanding."

Carley picked up his first career victory as a Mountaineer on Saturday, battling throughout the afternoon and allowing two runs on six hits in 7.0 innings. He struck out five and walked two.

"He didn't have his best stuff today by any means," Mazey said. "The real Sean showed up today, the guy that competes all of the time and is high energy because he really had to grind this one out and he did that."

On Sunday, Means allowed one run on six hits in 7.0 innings with four strikeouts and two walks in the victory over James Madison.

The bullpen was also effective and needed to pitch just 5.0 innings throughout the weekend. They allowed one run on four hits with four strikeouts.

Junior second baseman Billy Fleming continues to lead the Mountaineers with a .457 batting average, while senior first baseman Ryan McBroom has a team-high three homers and 14 RBIs.

Junior center fielder Bobby Boyd got back on track last weekend with three two-hit performances. Boyd finished 6-for-13 (.462) with four runs, one double, one RBI and three stolen bases.

In eight of the nine games this season, WVU has scored the first run of the game, including all three games last weekend.

 



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