WHEELING, W.Va. — Morgantown baseball coach Mark McCarty made it clear after Monday’s Game 1 of the Region I championship series against Wheeling Park – his team needed to hit or else its season was over.

In the 3-2 loss, not only did the Mohigans struggle to collect clutch hits with runners on, but the Patriots made outstanding plays in the field to hold MHS at bay.

In Game 2 on Wednesday at Wheeling Park, the Mohigans answered their coach’s call. They collected eight hits and showed patience at the plate, adding 11 walks to the tally in a 14-0 blowout.

The win forced a decisive Game 3 at 5 p.m. today at Mylan Park, with the winner headed to the state tournament May 31-June 1 in Charleston.

Not only did MHS’s bats wake up, but senior Caleb Taylor tossed a five no-hit innings as the mercy rule was put into effect.

Read more at the Dominion Post.