Isaiah Kearns was dealing in WVU’s dominating 11-1 win over Baylor in the Big 12 Championships.
Due to the conference’s mercy rule, the game only lasted eight innings.
Kearns pitched his first complete game of the season, allowing only one run off of six hits while dealing six strikeouts. He faced the minimum in six of the game’s eight innings.
Offensively, the game was basically over in the first inning. West Virginia (33-22) got up to a 4-0 lead behind RBIs by Darius Hill, Kyle Davis, Braden Zarbnisky and Jimmy Galusky. Then, Kyle Gray hit a bases clearing triple to give the Mountaineers an early 7-0 lead.
Bases loaded? Not anymore! Gray triples to clear the bases! WVU bats around and scores 7 runs on 6 hits in the 1st— WVU Baseball (@WVUBaseball) May 24, 2017
E1, WVU 7, Baylor 0 pic.twitter.com/xOsBZmZDCr
WVU tacked on runs in the third and fourth innings for a 9-0 lead. Baylor (34-20) scored on an RBI ground out in the top of the seventh.
A couple of no-out singles clinched the win for WVU in the eighth.
The Mountaineers will take on Oklahoma State tomorrow at 5:00 PM ET on FCS Central.