The WVU baseball team appears to be back on the winning track after defeating Virginia Tech on the road, 7-2.
Kevin Brophy sparked the Mountaineer offense early with a 2nd inning homer to left field, bringing Ivan Gonzalez home with him.
Nick Snyder had yet another solid start on the mound. In 6.1 innings, he gave up just 5 hits and 2 runs, while striking out 12 Hokies.
Virginia Tech struggled to get any offense going. Both of their runs would come as a result of defensive mistakes: the first was a wild pitch from Snyder in the 5th, and the second was an HBP from WVU’s Zach Reid while the bases were loaded in the 7th.
Brophy would again use his bat to put runs on the board with a ground out in the 4th inning, sending Brandon White home. Tevin Tucker would also get an RBI in the 4th, scoring Gonzalez with a single.
Marques Inman provided insurance in the 8th for the Mountaineers, hitting a 3-run home run into the wind to raise their run total to 7. This lead would carry them to the final out.
The Mountaineers will be back in action on Friday on the road at Kansas State for a three-game weekend series.