PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Mountaineer baseball team on Tuesday night added to its winning streak, beating Pitt on the road 10-4.
West Virginia (32-19) has now won 10 straight games (and 13 of their last 14), the nation’s longest winning streak. It’s WVU’s longest winning streak since 2008.
“We’re playing with a lot of confidence and the team has bought into what we’re talking to them about,” said WVU coach Randy Mazey. “Before the game, we told them we’re on a winning streak, but you can’t walk around like you’ve already won the national championship.
“You have to keep acting the way you did when the winning streak started,” he continued. “We started winning games because we started playing hard, we started doing good things at home plate, on defense and on the mound. After you win 10 games, you have to keep doing what you did to get you there, and we came out doing it in fine fashion today.”
Pitt dropped to 25-24 with the loss. Freshmen Jimmy Galusky and Ivan Vera both had four-hit days for the Mountaineers. Sophomore left fielder Kyle Davis and junior Ray Guerrini both hit home runs for WVU. Senior Ross Vance picked up the win on the mound, throwing 3.2 innings in relief – it’s his sixth win on the year.
West Virginia will close out the regular season Thursday-Saturday in Lubbock against No. 5 Texas Tech. The Big 12 Championship will begin on May 25.