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April 12, 2014

Errors hurt WVU in loss to No. 18 Oklahoma State

MORGANTOWN — Two errors by the WVU baseball team led to five unearned runs by No. 18 Oklahoma State in a 6-0 loss on Friday evening at Hawley Field.

 In the first-ever Big 12 Conference game at Hawley Field, the Mountaineers amassed just six hits. West Virginia now sits at 16-13 on the season and 2-4 in the Big 12. The Cowboys improved to 24-10 and 6-4 in the conference.

 Junior left-hander Harrison Musgrave (3-2) would get the loss despite another great start. He pitched 7.1 innings, allowing just one unearned run off of five hits with two walks and five strikeouts.

Senior Pascal Paul, senior Joby Lapkowicz and sophomore Ryan Hostarander would combine to finish the game for the Mountaineers. Hostrander would pitch the final 1.1 innings of the contest, allowing one run on two hits with one strikeout and one walk.  

Oklahoma State would score the games first run in the seventh inning as the Cowboys loaded the bases with no outs. Musgrave would strike the next batter out, but a line drive to right field allowed Oklahoma State’s Aaron Cornell to tag and score, taking a 1-0 lead.

In the bottom of the seventh West Virginia attempted to tie the game when they would have runners on second and third, but with two outs a fly ball hit by junior shortstop Taylor Munden to right field would end the inning.

The Cowboys opened the floodgates in the eighth inning, scoring four unearned runs. Tim Arakawa and Craig McConaughy each smacked two RBI singles in the frame. They would then add to their lead in the ninth scoring another run, making the score 6-0.

West Virginia threatened in the first inning when a lead-off hit by Munden and a single to left field by junior second baseman Billy Fleming put two runners on with one out, but back-to-back strikeouts would squander the effort.

Fleming finished 3-for-4, while senior third baseman Michael Constantini went 2-for-3 with one walk.

 Oklahoma State starter Jon Perrin (4-2) went 6.1 shutout innings, allowing five hits with four strikeouts and two walks. Cowboys closer Brendan McCurry picked up his ninth save of the year.

The Mountaineers will take to the field tomorrow at 4pm in game two of the weekend series against Oklahoma State. Sean Carley is scheduled to make his ninth start of the season. A link to live video, audio and stats is available via WVUsports.com.

 

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