Sunny skies shined through for Randy Mazey and his Mountaineers at Hawley Field for the season opener against Eastern Kentucky.
The relief staff of the Mountaineers, only allowing four hits in five innings, would shut out Eastern Kentucky on their way to a 2-1 victory. Relief pitcher, Ryan Hostrander, secures the W after coming in to relieve starter Zach Bargeron in the middle of the fourth inning.
In the middle of the third inning with Billy Fleming on first base and Matt Frazer on deck, Eastern Kentucky's Chris Cervantes would come in to relieve their starting pitcher Brent Cobb. Matt Frazer took Cervantes to centerfield for his first homerun of the season making the game 2-0.
The Mountaineers put on a good show of defense in front of their home crowd. With Taylor Munden's bare-hand pick up in the first and a sliding web gem by Jacob Rice, the Mountaineers only committed one error.
This weekend the baseball team will be traveling yet again to Florida to play in the Snowbird Baseball Classic in Port Charlotte against Bowling Green(March 7th), Central Michigan (March 8th), Maine (March 9th), and Iowa (March 10). For more coverage about our Mountaineer baseball team visit WVUSports.com