The West Virginia baseball team dropped the second game in their series this afternoon against the Jacksonville University Dolphins, 7-4, to move to 1-1 on the 2018 season.
The Mountaineers couldn’t get their offense going through the first six innings, and the Dolphins were able to capitalize on a wild pitch by sophomore pitcher Alek Manoah and couple big hits to take a 5-0 lead through the bottom of the 6th inning.
Things started working for West Virginia in the top of the 7th when Kyle Gray tripled, allowing Ivan Gonzalez to get his second RBI and the Mountaineers on the board. Jimmy Galusky hit a two-run shot in the top of the 8th to put West Virginia within striking distance going into the 9th inning.
The rally looked as though it had legs when Darius Hill gave the Mountaineers their fourth run of the game off a fielding error by Jacksonville’s Scott Dubrule after a single by Marques Inman. Kevin Brophy followed that with a single of his own to put two Mountaineers on base with no outs, but West Virginia followed that with three straight outs to end the game.
West Virginia will finish out the series with Jacksonville tomorrow at Noon ET at Sessions Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida.