West Virginia's Jackson Wolf warms up prior to taking on Texas A&M on June 2, 2019.

West Virginia's Jackson Wolf warms up prior to taking on Texas A&M on June 2, 2019.

The West Virginia baseball team started its season with a 3-0 win in Florida Friday night against Jacksonville.

For the Mountaineers, the pitching stole the show as junior ace Jackson Wolf allowed one hit and struck out eight in seven innings while Braden Zarbnisky, who batted 2-5 with two RBI’s as the starting left fielder, stranded two runners in the ninth to close out the victory. 

Senior third baseman Kevin Brophy joined Zarbnisky as the only other two-hit player, while freshman Victor Scott earned his first career RBI on a sacrifice fly to score junior catcher Paul McIntosh.

For the Dolphins, catcher Anthony George contributed two of their three hits in four at-bats. Starting pitcher Trent Palmer joined Wolf in allowing zero runs, allowing two hits over five innings. 

The two teams will continue their three-game series on Saturday at 2 p.m. Sophomore Ryan Bergert will pitch for West Virginia while Tyler Santana will man the mound for Jacksonville.