(Photo gallery courtesy of Teran Malone)
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia completed a series sweep of Kansas State Saturday with a 5-1 victory at Monongalia County Ballpark/Wagener Field. With the win, WVU collected their 14th Big 12 victory. That is their highest total of league victories since joining the conference in 2013.
West Virginia (33-20, 14-10) received a stellar start from Aidan Major. He tossed five innings of one-run ball and he struck out five batters. Major improved to 3-0 on the season. Noah Short and Trey Braithwaite each tossed two scoreless innings of relief.
Parkersburg South graduate Grant Hussey connected for his tenth home run of the season. Dayne Leonard went 2-for-4 for West Virginia.
West Virginia will open up play in the Big 12 Conference Tournament in Arlington, Texas on Wednesday. The Mountaineers are the No. 6 seed in the double-elimination tourney and they will face No. 3 Oklahoma at 8:30 p.m.