West Virginia Baseball Preview: Mountaineers Travel to William & Mary for Weekend Event

This weekend, West Virginia Mountaineers (10-6) takes the William & Mary Tribe (12-2) in Williamsburg, Virginia. The final round of WVU's non-conference weekend begins before Big XII play begins against an emerging Tribe team which kicked off the start in 2019.

In the series opener, WVU Ace Alek Manoah will be sent to the mound. Looking to set the pace for the series, Manoah hopes to have a trip similar to what he did last weekend vs. Mountains must put it in the 7th quest to save their lottery going into the weekend.

There is a solid Wade Strain (2-0, 2.95 ERA) to date for the tribe. 21.1 innings have worn it, with only 7 deserves to give up and reach 18. Last Friday vs Campbell, Strain managed to win just two races in 6.0 innings to win. WVU has the opportunity to jump on it because it has a number of control issues (12 walks in 21.1 today).

Saturday afternoon, WVU will add the righty sophomore Jackson Wolf (2-1, 3.38 ERA) to the bump. Wolf was very good in 2019, allowing only 8 earned bikes and restricted the attendees only average bat .211.

The Sheehan Bodie 2 boot will be on the Tribe (2-0, 2.16 ERA). Sheehan has established a number of significant numbers to date this spring, already consuming 25.0 engines with 6 earned races. It is not a strike potter, so WVU will have to cope with the numbers and work well on bats to get the runoff of this boot.

Kade Strowd (1-1, 3.22 ERA) will be looking for a big improvement from his last Sunday break against Kent State. The XII Great Week of the Week award in Week 3, Strowd survived only 5.0 incorporation, giving up 5 races and reaching 5 in a decision that the WVU victory did not eventually go. He did not need to be bad, but he could not miss the bats as he did in the game Oregon State, and against this line, he must limit the contact he allows.

Jacob Haney (2-0, 5.28 ERA) has been going on this season so far. The 10 run sophomore (9 earned) in their acts allowed 15.1 in its 4 start. WVU should be able to hit Haney hard and put it out of this game soon, if trends in the past stand in this one.

Who looks for: William & Mary Tribe

Offensive staff statistics: .273 avg., 100 runs (7 rpg), 7 HR, 19 SBs

Biased staff statistics: .224 batting avg. against, 2.74 ERA, 108 Ks, 51 BB

  • Hunter Smith (C / DH) is the cleaning hitter and the most dangerous offensive weapon for the Tribe. Through 14 games, it is batting .315 with 3 HR, 5 doubles, 1 triple and 14 RBIs. The teachers of Mountaineer must be careful with Smith this weekend.

  • Hunter Hart (1B) is a real man and leads the team to advance media. There are two duplicates at the young inferer and 9 RBI to go with 4 stolen coins.

  • Matt McDermott (2B) is another young stud in the infield Tribe. The sophomore from New Jersey is hitting with .314 with 4 duplicates, 3 stolen basis and 12 RBI.

  • Chris Farrell (closer) is doing a very nice job from the back of the yellow tree to start this season. He successfully changed 2 already saved opportunities, throwing hunting 6.1 without score with 10 strike and 6 walks.

Who looks For Pros: West Virginia Mountaineers

Aggressive staff statistics: .220 avg., 80 runs (5 rpg), 15 HR, 41 SBs

Biased staff statistics: .218 batting avg. against, 3.14 ERA, 151 K, 67 BB

  • Tyler Doanes (2B) is undoubtedly the aggressive leader in 2019. The sophomore is batting .328 with 12 races, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 2 HR and 8 RBI to go with their 10 stolen coins. The leadoff man is dangerous and W&M will well circulate it in their scouting report.

  • Darius Hill (RF) is one of the established senior leaders of the Mountaineers. It is always tough as it is batting .274 with 10 scoring, 5 duplicates, 2 mercy, 2 hosts and 9 RBI to go along with their realistic gloves in the right field.

  • Ivan Gonzalez (C / 3B) is another stud for both offense and protection. It is usually bathed .246 and 11 races, 2 duplicates, 3 HR and 12 RBI were scored. Apparently, he spent seven runners trying to steal – so do not run on Pudge.

  • Sam Kessler (closer) is a stalker in the back of the Mountains as he hits up. It successfully changed 3 saves 0.90 ERA in 10.0 engines. He also met 12 batches against 2 walks. If he gets the ball, the tribe will be under pressure to cross the inning or two plate.

Watch the Mountaineers on a hard W&M squad this weekend and check back that The Musoking Musket to recapture them after each game! Let's, That Mountaineers!

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