Mountaineers Defeat Kansas In Wild 10-9 Game

West Virginia scored two runs in the top of the first and then withstood a furious Kansas rally to come back and win in a high-scoring affair.

Holding a 2-0 lead going into the bottom of the bottom of he fifth, the Mountaineers committed an error and threw a wild pitch to help the Jayhawks plate four runs and take the lead. The situation didn't improve in the sixth either as Kansas tacked on another four runs to seemingly take control of the game with an 8-2 lead. But then the seventh inning rolled around.

The Mountaineers recorded six hits in the frame and plated eight runs to regain the lead and knock the wind out of the Jayhawks.

After scoring 16 runs in three innings, the two teams cooled off for the final two innings. The Jayhawks plated one in the bottom of the eighth and had the tying run on board in the ninth but ended up leaving him stranded.

The two teams recorded thirteen hits each with Kansas' Tucker Tharp going 4-for-4 from the plate and knocking in 3 RBI. West Virginia's Jackson Cramer also had 3 RBI on a 2-for-4 performance.

The Mountaineers now await the winner of TCU and Baylor, while the Jayhawks get the loser in an elimination game.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Crimson And Cream Machine

You must be a member of Crimson And Cream Machine to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Crimson And Cream Machine. You should read them.

Join Crimson And Cream Machine

You must be a member of Crimson And Cream Machine to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Crimson And Cream Machine. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker