RADFORD, Va. – Zack Ridgely limited West Virginia to one unearned run over six innings and Radford banged out 13 hits in a 9-4 nonconference victory Wednesday afternoon.
Eight pitchers saw action for the reeling Mountaineers (24-19), who followed up Tuesday night’s loss to Marshall and have dropped seven of 10. The loss went to freshman right-hander Conner Dotson (0-4), who gave up one run on three hits in the opening two innings.
Patrick Marshall had a second-inning solo homer and two doubles among his four hits for Radford (30-14).
A two-run double by Brad Keen in the fifth extended Radford’s lead to 3-0.
Ridgely (3-1) scattered five hits over six innings with nine strikeouts and one walk. The only run he allowed came on a bases-loaded passed ball that pulled WVU to within 3-1 in the sixth.
Radford answered wth Aaron Scoville’s RBI single in the bottom half before West Virginia’s KC Huth made it 4-2 in the seventh with an RBI double that scored freshman shortstop Tucker Cascadden, who took Taylor Munden’s spot in the lineup.
The Highlanders scored two insurance runs in the bottom of the seventh and three more in the eighth.
Shaun Wood singled home Jackson Cramer in the eighth for West Virginia, which hosts No. 4 TCU this weekend in a Big 12 series. Friday’s game will begin at 6 p.m., Saturday’s starts at 4 p.m. and Sunday’s finale at 1 p.m.