#17 West Virginia Mountaineers: 2
Marshall Thundering Herd: 0
Nick Snyder was absolutely dominant on the mound tonight as he completely shut down the Thundering Herd offense en route to a complete game shutout, and nearly a no-hitter.
With 8.2 no-hit innings under his belt, the crowd at Monongalia County Ballpark was up on their feet and ready to celebrate the first WVU no-hitter in nearly 20 years. Unfortunately, Marshall’s CF Erik Rodriguez slapped a bouncing ball to the right of 2B Tyler Doanes, who couldn’t quite get enough on the throw to get Rodriguez out.
After the chance at the no-no was gone, Snyder fell behind DH Zach Inskeep, the tying run, 3-0 before forcing him into a fly out to RF Darius Hill to end it.
Snyder did make some history tonight, though. His 16 strikeouts marked the first time since 1989 that a Mountaineer pitcher has eclipsed that mark.
I have to think that Coach Mazey will seriously consider installing Snyder (6-1, 1.93 ERA) as the Sunday starter for the remainder of the season after yet another fantastic outing. Kade Strowd (4-5, 4.53 ERA) just hasn’t been getting the job done.
The #17 Mountaineers (27-15) (10-8) completed the season sweep of the Thundering Herd with the win on Tuesday night. They’ll get to stay at home for the remainder of the week, as they welcome the TCU Horned Frogs to Morgantown for a 3-game series this weekend.
Let’s go, Mountaineers!