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West Virginia slips by Texas Tech 3-2 to avoid sweep

Put the brooms away, Texas Tech fans.

John Lowe/The Daily Athenaeum

Things didn’t exactly go the West Virginia baseball team’s way on Saturday, as they lost both games in the doubleheader with the Texas Tech while battling unusually terrible weather conditions. Sunday, however, brought a reversal of fortune and the Mountaineers narrowly edged the No. 5 ranked Red Raiders.

West Virginia went into the bottom of the fifth inning down 2-1, but a Texas Tech throwing error allowed sophomore pitcher Braden Zarbinsky to tie the game. Five batters later, sophomore Cole Austin singled to right field, driving Darius Hill in for the go ahead run.

Senior pitcher Jackson Sigman picked up his third win of the season, and redshirt freshman Cody Wood closed the game out for the Mountaineers and picked up his first career save.

West Virginia is now 27-19 on the season, and 11-10 in the Big 12 Conference. The Mountaineers will play a two-game series against Penn State, with the first game played at Monongalia County Ballpark at 6:30PM on Tuesday. The second game of the series will be played on Wednesday at 7:00PM at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.