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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.