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WATCH: Mountaineers crack 17 hits vs. Virginia Tech

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Each time Kyle Gray stepped into the batter’s box Wednesday night against Virginia Tech, he faced a different pitcher.

Such was the case for just about every West Virginia hitter, but that didn’t faze the Mountaineers, as they racked up 10 runs on 17 hits in a 10-5 victory over the Hokies.

With a 3-for-5 performance at the plate, Gray extended his hitting streak to 23 games, tying Dan DiBartolomeo for the longest hit streak by a Mountaineer since 2009.

“Usually in games, you see a starter, feel him out the first at-bat, and then you know what he’s got after that, but today was a different story,” said Gray. “Every at-bat, I saw a different arm, a new pitcher. That was the same for everybody, but overall, I think we handled it well.”

Even in that unusual situation, the Mountaineers managed 17 hits – their second-best total of the season, behind their 23-hit performance Friday at Kansas. Head coach Randy Mazey hopes this type of offensive production is here to stay.

“We got a lot of hits, but we didn’t smash balls like we normally do,” said Mazey. “Not a ton of extra base hits in the gaps, that type of thing, so it’s nice to know you can win games without being able to do that.”

Watch Mazey’s full postgame comments below:

Gray also discussed his Big 12 player of the week award:

West Virginia will travel to TCU for a three-game series that begins Friday. 

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