This Week in Baseball
West Virginia will play four games this week, beginning with a game against Virginia on Tuesday, May 6 at 6 p.m., at Hunnicutt Field in Princeton … the Mountaineers will then travel to Kansas from May 9-11 for a Big 12 series … Friday’s game will start at 7 p.m., Saturday’s game will begin at 3 p.m. and Sunday’s finale is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.
Last Week in Baseball
The Mountaineers won two-of-three games last weekend against No. 11 Texas in the final series at Hawley Field … the team finished with a .340 batting average, six extra-base hits and 14 RBIs … the pitching staff had a combined 2.67 ERA with 20 strikeouts in 27.0 innings.
Notes & Quotes
WVU has an overall record of 26-17 and is 9-8 in Big 12 competition … the WVU offense was led by senior first baseman Ryan McBroom
, who hit .462 (6-for-13) with two runs, one double and two RBIs … junior second baseman Billy Fleming
batted .429 (6-for-14) with one run and three RBIs, while junior shortstop Taylor Munden
hit .308 (4-for-13) with four runs, one double, one homer and three RBIs … junior left-hander Harrison Musgrave
earned the win on Friday, allowing three runs on 10 hits in 7.0 innings with seven strikeouts and one walk … junior right-hander Sean Carley
made two relief appearances with one save, striking out five in 3.0 innings.
This Week in Track
The Mountaineers travel to the Virginia Relays in Charlottesville, Va., this Friday, May 9 ... this will be WVU’s final outdoor competition prior to the Big 12 Outdoor Championships in Lubbock, Texas, May 16-18.
Last Week in Track
West Virginia was idle last week.
Notes & Quotes
The Mountaineers currently have four competitors ranked in the top 50 nationally in their respective events ... the top-50 marks in each event qualify for the NCAA prelims, May 29-31 ... junior Allison Lasnicki
has the 16th-best time in the 10,000-meter run (34:11.20) ... senior Chene Townsend has the 33rd-best mark in the 100-meter hurdles (13.54) ... senior Sarah Martinelli
has the 15th-best time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (10:17.38) ... senior Stormy Nesbit
has the 24th-best mark nationally in the triple jump (12.71 meters) ... all of the rankings are as of May 5, 2014.
This Week in Rowing
The West Virginia rowing team is idle this week in preparation for the Conference USA Championships on May 17 in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Last Week in Rowing
The Mountaineers finished fifth at the Big 12 Conference Championships on the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City.
Notes & Quotes
Senior Courtney Schrand
grabbed her second consecutive All-Big 12 First Team honor … senior Karen Verwey
was named All-Big 12 Second Team … in the first varsity eights, WVU finished in fifth, two seconds behind Texas, recording a time of 7:35.33 … the second varsity eight boat turned in an 8:32.67 to finish in fifth … the third varsity eight boat crossed the line 8:23.58 … in the fourth varsity eights, the Mountaineers finished the course in 8:38.08 … in the first varsity four race, WVU’s all senior crew of Victoria Rothenhoefer
, Mollie Rosen
, Rachel Cokeley
, Tamyra Roberts
and coxswain Morgan Leach
crossed the line in 9:07.22 … the second varsity four rowed in a time of 9.00.78.
Coach Jimmy King: “We have two weeks remaining in our season. Two weeks of focused training now that school is done. Two weeks during which we will find more speed in all of our crews.”