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May 3, 2014

Early runs propel WVU past Texas

MORGANTOWN — Early-inning runs made the difference on Friday evening, as the WVU baseball team defeated No. 11 Texas, 5-3, in front of 1,552 fans at Hawley Field.

 In what is the final series in the history of Hawley Field, the attendance figure ranked No. 3 all-time at the ballpark.

 West Virginia improved to 25-16 overall and 8-7 within the Big 12 Conference. Texas fell to 33-14 overall and 10-9 in Big 12 play.

 Each team finished with 11 hits, marking the 26th time this season the Mountaineers have produced 10 or more hits in a game. The Longhorns tied a season high with five errors to WVU’s one.

 WVU outscored Texas 4-0 through the first four innings. Junior center fielder Bobby Boyd led the way scoring the games first two runs. He tallied three hits and two RBIs on the night to lead all Mountaineers.

 Senior left-hander Harrison Musgrave (5-3) picked up the win, going 7.0 innings and allowing three earned runs off of 10 hits with seven strikeouts and one walk.

 Junior right-hander Sean Carley picked up his second save of the season, striking out four and allowing just one hit in 2.0 innings.

 Right-hander Parker French (5-4) took the loss for the Longhorns, going 6.0 innings and allowing three earned runs off of eight hits with three walks and two strikeouts. Three different pitchers would combine to finish the game for Texas.

 Game two of this weekend’s series against Texas will take place this afternoon at 4 p.m. Alumni of the Mountaineer baseball club will be honored throughout the game. A link to the live video and live stats is available on WVUsports.com. The radio broadcast will be on select affiliates of the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG College.

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