A two-run home run in the third inning by Matt Frazer led the West Virginia baseball team to a 2-1 victory over Eastern Kentucky in the Mountaineers' home opener Tuesday at Hawley Field in Morgantown.Ryan Tuntland led the Mountaineers (5-6), going 3 for 4 with a double while Bobby Boyd had a pair of singles. Ryan Hostrander earned the win, allowing two hits in 11/3 innings.WVU's Hope Sloanhoffer has been named the Big 12 gymnast of the week, while Alaska Richardson has been named the Big 12 event specialist of the week for the Mountaineers.
Sloanhoffer is coming off her first all-around win of the season, as she tallied 39.225 Saturday against No. 13 Denver, George Washington and Temple. Sloanhoffer also paced the team on beam and finished second overall with a season-high 9.875 mark.
Richardson secured two top-three finishes Sunday, as she tied for the vault win with a 9.875 and tied for third place on floor with a 9.9. She has now scored 9.9 or better on floor four times this season and has not scored below 9.8 on vault all year.
MU SOFTBALL: Due to the inclement weather expected in Lexington, the Marshall softball team has postponed its game today against No. 17 Kentucky. No make-up date has been established.nn
MARTIAL ARTS: The March Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi and No Gi martial arts tournament will be held March 23 beginning at 11 a.m. at Herbert Hoover High School. For more information or to enter, call Butch Hiles at (304) 549-9370.