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West Virginia sweeps Coastal Carolina 4-1

The Mountaineers complete a four-game sweep in Myrtle Beach.

Geoff Coyle/WV Illustrated

Four games, four wins.

That’s how the WVU baseball team’s weekend went in Myrtle Beach as they once again beat the defending national champions Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 4-1.

The Mountaineers (5-2) got on the board right away as Darius Hill singled to center at the second at bat. Jackson Cramer then got a double of his own to bring Hill home.

Cole Austin singled next to bring home Cramer as WVU came out of the top of the first with two runs.

Coastal Carolina (4-5) got a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning with Peyton Isaacson single to bring Cory Wood home. The Chanticleers would follow that up by loading the bases, but Mountaineers pitcher Connor Dotson kicked it into high gear and struck out the next batter to leave the three on.

Austin homered in the top of the third and TJ Lake hit an RBI single in the top of the sixth to bring home Braden Zarbinsky to give West Virginia their other two runs, but the best player on the field was clearly Dotson as he kept the Chanticleers to three or four batters per inning.

Dotson (2-0) got the win and finished with a career-high 10 strikeouts in his six innings.

Jacob Potock (1) received his first save of the season for the Mountaineers.

Zack Hopeck (0-1) took the loss for Coastal Carolina.

West Virginia returns to action on Thursday as they start their Louisiana tour at Nicholls State. The Colonels are 4-3 on the season including a win against No. 13 UL-Lafayette. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. local). Tickets are available here