The No. 22 West Virginia baseball team gave the ball to ace Alek Manoah on Friday night and the rest was history.
Traveling to Kansas State, WVU shut out the Wildcats and picked up the 6-0 win.
Manoah pitched 8 innings of shutout ball, notching 13 strikeouts. The outing was Manoah’s fifth shutout of his season. He also walked one and gave up three hits.
The pitching was not the only thing WVU head coach Randy Mazey saw from his team on Friday night as the Mountaineers also brought their bats to Tointon Family Stadium.
With a home run in the first inning, lead off hitter Tyler Doanes gave the Mountaineers a lead early, while T.J. Lake and Brandon White both recorded RBIs in the winning effort.
West Virginia (30-17, 12-10 Big 12) also outhit K-State by a 7-3 margin.
The Mountaineers play the second game of their road series against Kansas State on Saturday with a schedule 5 p.m. start. The final game of the series begins Sunday at noon.