The senior reliever set down 10 straight batters as West Virginia beat its Backyard Brawl rivals 2-0 on Tuesday night to close out the regular-season home schedule.
The Gold & Blue Lunch Report: Allan Taylor reports on a move that could bail out offensive players stuck in traps.
Smothers was a three-star signee in 2016 who held offers from Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan and a number of Power 5 schools.
Darius Hill’s two-run single put WVU ahead in the first inning and Braden Zarbnisky preserved another ninth-inning lead during a 4-3 win over Gardner-Webb on Sunday.
Kyle Davis drove in five runs to match a career high and seldom-used reserve Andrew Zitel hit his first collegiate homer for the Mountaineers on Saturday.
Upgrade would allow fans to be part of the Mountaineer Rifle experience at all matches and help draw the 2019 NCAA Championships to Morgantown.
The Gold & Blue Lunch Report: Allan Taylor weighs in on Paul Finebaum and David Boren and contingencies should Oklahoma leave the Big 12.
The Gold & Blue Lunch Report: Which schools are giving West Virginia competition for the state's top prospect in more than a decade?
Chase Illig knocked in two runs and three WVU pitchers escaped numerous jams during Wednesday's win in Pittsburgh.
Morgantown linebacker Cameron Lyons, the son of West Virginia athletics director Shane Lyons, plans to attend Akron as an invited walk-on.