West Virginia University’s baseball team has been playing at an incredibly consistent level all season. This past Saturday, they hd a ten-game win streak snapped by Oklahoma, but even the 6-3 setback to the Sooners couldn’t stop the Mountaineer momentum that has been growing all season. Mountaineer Nation has taken notice of Head Coach Randy Mazey and his team’s strong play. In this Saturday’s loss at Monongalia County Ballpark, WVU set a new single game attendance mark at 4,387. It surpassed the previous record set in 2019 and shows the backing that this year’s edition is receiving because of its play.
Wednesday of last week, the Mountaineers beat Pitt 10-0 in front of over 4,000 fans. It provided a second win over the Panthers in the last few weeks. WVU has been ranked nationally consistently, drawing respect from around the country in the process.The Big 12 Conference is looking up at the Mountaineers. Mazey has his team in the lead with only two more conference clashes remaining.
As of Saturday, the Mountaineers owned a 35-12 record that included a 12-5 conference record. As good as WVU is at home (15-5), they are more impressive on the road versus conference foes. WVU is 7-2 in away from Morgantown Big 12 play. Coming into the weekend, the Mountaineers had lost just one Big 12 clash with Kansas. The other Big 12 opponents (Kansas State, Oklahoma State, TCU, and Baylor) suffered setbacks to the gold and blue. The Horned Frogs and Bears received the broom treatment. The sweeps of TCU and Baylor gave up big wins to West Virginia and helped them to a multi-game lead in conference play. The wins over the Cowboys and the Wildcats loom large because they are second and third respectively in the conference ranking.
This weekend, WVU welcomes Texas Tech to town. The Red Raiders are hovering around .500 in Big 12 play. This is the last chance to see WVU at home during the regular seasons, and what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than at the baseball field.
A trip to Austin, Texas will close out the regular season. The Longhorns play their last seven games at home and will be settled in by the time Mazey’s men come to town. Texas is in fourth place in the Big 12 and owns a 22-7 record in Austin. If WVU can put the horns down, they could possibly lay claim to their first ever regular season championship in the Big 12.
There is a tremendous advantage for the winner of the regular season. The top seed will play the eighth seed and then the winner of the fourth and fifth seed lock-up.
Mazey has his sights on the big prize, a trip to the College World Series. It’s the focus of every program in the country. This year the ticket to the post seasons has already been punched. It’s just a matter of when and where they will end up. A Big 12 title could mean more games in Morgantown, and that is on every WVU fan’s wishlist.
That will do it for now. Until next week… take care and God Bless!