West Virginia (4-3) found themselves in a pitching duel Saturday evening in the second game of the Mountaineers’ double header with Georgia Southern (2-4), and ended up falling just short of picking up their first series sweep of the young 2019 baseball season with a 1-0 loss to the Eagles.
Junior right-hander Kade Strowd got the start for the Mountaineers and went six and two-thirds innings, striking out eight batters and giving up just two hits.
Georgia Southern’s lone run came when Eagles outfielder Nolan Tressler scored an unearned run in a sixth inning that began with an error by Tristen Hudson at third base. Tressler advanced to second base on the error, and was batted in with a fielder’s choice three batters later.
West Virginia would threaten in the ninth with Hudson singling to right to lead off the inning. Hudson stole second and advanced to third off a sacrifice fly by Andrew Zitel, but would get stranded there as TJ Lake popped up into foul territory for the final out of the game.
The Mountaineers will host the Towson Tigers at Monongalia County Ballpark on Tuesday, with the first pitch coming at 2:00PM.