Allan Taylor, Author at WV MetroNews

Thursday June 6, 2019

New Sweet Spot episode enters the podcast portal

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Marcus Simms entered the NCAA transfer portal on April 29, Kenny Robinson weighed in June 4, and Derek Pitts followed June 5....

Tuesday June 4, 2019

WVSSAC joins WVU, Marshall in ‘Game Changer’ campaign aimed at opioid epidemic

Middle school and high school students the target of collaborative effort.

Thursday May 30, 2019

How an ace found his place: West Virginia’s Alek Manoah

COMMENTARY MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — His baseball beginnings trace back before the Florida state championship at South Dade High in 2014. Further back than the King...

Sunday May 26, 2019

Runner-up finish goes down easier with news WVU will host regional

Allan Taylor's column from Oklahoma City.

Cowboys find their ‘heroes’ vs. West Virginia in Big 12 final

Oklahoma State won 5-2 in Sunday's championship game.

Bergert begins, ‘Otter’ ends West Virginia’s stunning 1-hitter vs. Texas Tech

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.— It’s merely a three-block bus ride from the West Virginia baseball team’s hotel to Bricktown Ballpark. Yet during that brief trip Saturday...

OKC notebook: Mountaineers still don’t know their Big 12 title game opponent

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — West Virginia won’t learn its opponent for Sunday afternoon’s Big 12 championship game until, well, Sunday afternoon. The opposite-bracket semifinal between...

Saturday May 25, 2019

Texas Tech clobbers West Virginia 10-3 to force follow-up game

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.— Josh Jung and Cameron Warren homered, and No. 10 Texas Tech finally figured out No. 19 West Virginia’s pitching during a 10-3...

Friday May 24, 2019

6 straight wins puts WVU in prime hosting position — just ask Darius Hill

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Two wins at the Big 12 baseball tournament, and six straight overall, gave West Virginia’s postseason resume a bump at a...

Brandon White makes ‘ridiculous’ grabs as Mountaineers trip top-seeded Texas Tech

After making two highlight catches that preserved the lead in a tight game, White knocked in an insurance run as No. 19 West Virginia pulled away from No. 10 Texas Tech 5-1 in the Big 12 tournament.

OKC notebook: Manoah edges Kilian in another Big 12 pitcher’s duel

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — Top-seeded Texas Tech had its chances against Alek Manoah, putting the leadoff batter aboard five times through six innings.  But the...

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Big 12 notebook: West Virginia’s White flashes defense in OKC

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — West Virginia centerfielder Brandon White made one highlight catch against Kansas, and couldn’t fathom how replay overturned another.  “He thought he...

West Virginia strikes fast, hangs on to beat Kansas 12-8 in Big 12 tournament

After Nick Snyder let most of an eight-run lead evaporate, the No. 19 Mountaineers finally put away the Jayhawks.

Monday May 20, 2019

‘Sweet Spot’ podcast: What Jarret Doege brings to the ‘Air Raid’

MORGANTOWN — When Jarret Doege was a middle school quarterback attending Texas Tech football camps, he and Charlie Brewer tended to draw extra attention. It...

Thursday May 16, 2019

Alek Manoah breaks WVU single-season strikeout record in romp over GW

The ace rediscovered his change-up, Darius Hill broke Jedd Gyorko’s mark for career doubles, and the Mountaineers (33-18) helped their 50/50 case for hosting an NCAA regional.

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Snyder’s Ks, Hill’s doubles highlight another WVU win over Pitt

No. 21 West Virginia won for the third straight time at PNC Park by beating the Panthers 9-4 on Tuesday.

Monday May 13, 2019

Steady opening round finds WVU 5th in NCAA golf regional

Led by a 1-under 70 from Logan Perkins, the Mountaineers are in the running to advance.

Sunday May 12, 2019

No. 22 West Virginia matches best-ever Big 12 record

Sunday’s eighth-inning rally, triggered by Paul McIntosh scoring the go-ahead run on a controversial play at the plate, propelled the No. 22 Mountaineers to a 7-4 win over Kansas State.

Saturday May 11, 2019

Jackson Wolf gives up 3 HRs in loss at K-State

The Wildcats scored five times in the first and hung on to win 8-6.

Friday May 10, 2019

Alek Manoah regains dominance, blanks Kansas State

Manoah struck out 13 batters and limited K-State to three singles over eight innings Friday night when No. 22 West Virginia coasted to a 6-0 win in Manhattan, Kan.

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