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West Virginia Dismantled by Baylor, Bears Clinch Series

The Mountaineers were never in this one, as the Bears dominated this one from the start en route to the series victory.

Ryan Bergert

Baylor Bears: 12

West Virginia Mountaineers: 0

The Mountaineers (13-9) (0-2) fell behind early and seemingly left their bats at the hotel as they dropped the second game of the series to the Bears (15-6) (2-0).

Jackson Wolf (2-2, 4.50 ERA) took the loss on Saturday afternoon after he gave up 4 runs in 3.1 innings, giving up 8 hits and striking out just 1.

After he left the game, Coach Mazey switched to freshman right hander Ryan Bergert (1-0, 5.40 ERA), hoping to stop the bleeding. Unfortunately, he couldn’t. The Bears were able to get 5 runs off Bergert, stretching the lead to 9-0 after just 4 innings.

Brock Helverson (0-1, 6.75 ERA), another freshman arm, came in to start the 7th inning in relief of Bergert, but really couldn’t do much better. After 2B Tyler Doanes had an error, Helverson allowed 3 runs, all unearned, to cross the plate in the 8th making it 12-0 Bears.

Baylor RF Cole Haring had himself a day at the plate. He went 4-for-5 with a home run, 3 singles and 5 RBI’s.

West Virginia will look to salvage this series tomorrow afternoon as Kade Strowd makes his 6th start of the season at 1:05 PM. After starting the Big XII stretch of the schedule with consecutive losses, the Mountaineers really need a win in the series finale tomorrow to gain some confidence going into the second week of conference play.