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Witt hitting .404, WVU 12-9 overall

By Staff | Apr 4, 2017

Jefferson improved its early-season baseball record to 4-0 by sweeping a Saturday doubleheader against Moorefield at Sager Field.

The Cougars needed only five innings to get a 14-4 win in one game. The mercy rule was invoked when Jefferson scored three times in the fifth to improve an 11-4 lead.

Austin Cross went 3-for-3, scored three times and drove in three runs. Cole Walker was also 3-for-3 and scored four runs.

Daniel Brennan went 2-for-4, scored three runs and had two RBIs. Alex Tennant was 2-for-4.

Jefferson scored at least one run in all five of its turns.

David Dinges went 4.1 innings, allowing five hits, one walk and fanning two to get the pitching win.

In the 7-4 win over the Yellowjackets, Austin Bulman was 3-for-3 and scored three runs. He had a home run.

Alex Tennant was again 2-for-4 and Dalton Dodson went 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

Dylan Carroll pitched a complete game, yielding nine hits while fanning nine and not allowing a walk. He yielded only two earned runs.

Virginia Commonwealth freshman shortstop Paul Will currently leads his team with a .404 batting average while starting all 24 games.

Virginia Commonwealth is 14-10 overall and started its conference schedule with a three-game sweep of LaSalle.

The University of Mary Washington, coached by former Shepherd player and coach Wayne Riser, had an 11-10 record through March 27.

The Eagles are 4-5 in conference play. Riser is in his sixth season in Fredricksburg, Virginia with Mary Washington, a Division III school.

West Virginia had 12-9 overall record and was 2-1 in Big 12 games through March 27.

The Mountaineers trail Texas Tech (3-0) and Texas Christian (5-1) in the Big 12 standings.

Oklahoma has a 2-1 league record and then comes Texas with a 3-3 mark in conference games.

West Virginia drew a crowd of over 2,000 to a recent non-conference game against Jacksonville (Florida) University.

The Mountaineers went 36-22 in 2016 and played in the Big 12 tournament championship game.