The West Virginia baseball team defeated George Washington 10-1 at Monongalia County Ballpark on Thursday night.
Right-hander Alek Manoah got the nod to open the series against the Colonials. During his short outing, Manoah registered his 124th strikeout of the Spring, setting a WVU record for the most strikeouts in a single season.
Manoah finished with just 56 pitches thrown in 3.2 IP and 4 K’s.
Offensively, WVU (33-18) brought their bats to support their dominant pitching.
With the game tied at one entering the third, the Mountaineers erupted for a seven run inning.
In the bottom of the eighth, Darius Hill blasted one that scraped the top of the left field wall and stayed in the yard, resulting in a double — the 74th of his career. This hit set the new record for doubles for a career in Mountaineer history.
Hill, batting in the three-hole, finished the night 3-for-4.
Ryan Bergert, Zach Reid, Zach Ottinger and Gabe Kurtzhals all pitched at least one inning in relief.
West Virginia hosts George Washington tomorrow night at Monongalia County Ballpark at 6:30 p.m.