In the first truly summer day at Mon County Ballpark, the WVU baseball team throttled George Washington 13-2 in the regular season finale.
The Mountaineers (34-18) received a big boost from senior Darius Hill, who netted 5 RBIs off of four hits, scoring a couple of runs on his own (including a two-run homer in the seventh). His double career double count also went up to 76, three more than former West Virginia great Jedd Gyorko.
Andrew Zitel also had a big moment in his final at-bat at home. In the eighth inning, he hit a solo shot to left field to leave WVU in style.
On the mound, Kade Strowd picked up the win four innings pitched, allowing only four hits (one of which was a two-run homer by the Colonials in the fourth). Regular Saturday starter Jackson Wolf saw a couple of innings of relief on the mound as well, allowing only two hits.
To close out the game, all three senior position players left the field to a standing ovation of 2,500+ at the ballpark.
Seniors Ivan Gonzalez, Darius Hill and Andrew Zitel leave the Monongalia County Ballpark field for the final time in the regular season.— WVU Baseball (@WVUBaseball) May 18, 2019
Thank you Ivan, Darius and Andrew! #HailWV pic.twitter.com/62hAuA0meS
The Mountaineers will have a few days off before heading to Oklahoma City to play either TCU or Kansas in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament on Wednesday. Nick Snyder is scheduled to get the start.