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.