Tennessee Tech blanks West Virginia in opener of midweek series

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Alex Hursey limited West Virginia to two hits over eight innings in Tennessee Tech’s 8-0 win Tuesday night.

Shut out for the first time this season, the Mountaineers (7-7) didn’t have a runner reach third base until reliever colton Provey allowed Darius Hill’s double in the ninth. The Golden Eagles (10-5) had nine hits including John Ham’s three-run double.

WVU sophomore Isaiah Kearns (0-1) made his second start, allowing two runs on four hits with a strikeout and two walks in four innings. He surrendered a solo homer to Chase Chambers in the fourth.

Tennessee Tech scored four times in the fifth inning by capitalizing on four walks by Nick Snyder. When freshman Tristen Hudson came on, Ham’s bases-clearing double made it 6-0.

Hursey (2-2) threw 108 pitches and fanned eight.

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