The No. 17 ranked West Virginia Mountaineers traveled to the North Shore on Tuesday to take on the rival Pittsburgh Panthers at PNC Park, marking the first time the two programs have played each other in the Pittsburgh Pirates home stadium.
Junior left-handed pitcher Nick Snyder was excellent in his midweek starting role once again, allowing just one run on three hits with 11 strikeouts and two walks in 7.0 innings. After the game, Randy Mazey revealed that he’d considered switching Snyder to a weekend starter, but decided against it as he didn’t want to risk messing with the bullpen’s current routine that has proven to be very successful.
Tyler Doanes and Darius Hill combined for five RBIs to lead the Mountaineers to a 9-4 win over the Panthers, improving to 109-88 all-time in the Backyard Brawl and 3-0 at PNC Park.
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- The West Virginia golf team took a tumble down the leaderboard in the NCAA Louisville regional after a rough second round finish at 9 over par. The Mountaineers are currently in 8th place at +11. To advance in the NCAA tournament, they’ll need to finish today’s third and final round in 5th place. The Mountaineers are paired with Arizona and Arkansas State, going off No. 1 at 8:25 a.m. The top five teams, as well as the top individuals not on advancing teams, will advance to the 2019 NCAA Golf Championship in Arkansas. Again, you can follow along with live updates from GolfStat.
- KONATE WATCH 2019: Sagaba Konate was back in action at the NBA G-League Elite Camp on Tuesday. He came off the bench for his team and finished 3-of-7 shooting for 10 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks in 19 minutes of playing time. Sags got a shoutout from the official G League Twitter account, but ended up not being one of the 10 top performers in the Elite Camp to earn an invite to the NBA Draft Combine. While a G-League team could still sign him, it looks like any chance Konate had of making an NBA roster this year is dead. It’ll be interesting to see where Sags goes from here, and if he left the bridge to Morgantown completely burned down on his way out.
- SKYSHIELD 3: It’s been a while since we checked in with former Mountaineer quarterback Skyler Howard’s adventures in Japan. Howard is still with the Obic Seagulls in the Japan X-League, and has apparently fallen so in love with living in Japan that he’s also recruited his younger brother, Devin, to join him in Glorious Nippon. Devin is a first-year student at Nihon University and made his debut at quarterback for the Nihon Phoenix last week.
- We’re late to the party, but congratulations to West Virginia women’s track and field standout Madelin Gardner for her silver medal performance in the pole vault at the 2019 Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championship over the weekend.
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