Roundup: WVU shuts out Kansas


Sophomore left-hander Harrison Musgrave fired his second straight complete-game shutout as West Virginia University edged Kansas 1-0 Friday night in a Big 12 matchup in front of 2,053 at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley.Musgrave surrendered four hits with five strikeouts and one walk. The former Bridgeport High School standout owns a 4-0 record with a 0.97 ERA in conference play.Senior Brady Wilson tripled in sophomore Taylor Munden in the bottom of the eighth Friday to provide the winning run for the Mountaineers (25-18 overall, 7-6 Big 12). Connor McKay had two hits for the Jayhawks (25-16, 9-7).The teams will play a doubleheader at 1 p.m. today rather than single games today and Sunday. Fans that had purchased tickets for the Sunday game are encouraged to use the tickets today.
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  • STATE SWEEPS UC: Andrew Pickering, Noah Blackhurst and Garrett Kiser each belted home runs as host West Virginia State outslugged the University of Charleston 11-9 in the nightcap to sweep a West Virginia Conference doubleheader Friday afternoon in Institute.Russell Thompson scattered three earned runs and six hits while striking out 11 as the Yellow Jackets downed the Golden Eagles 8-3 in the opener. Bill Smith went 2 for 3 with two RBIs for State while Pickering and Noah Blackhurst (2 for 4) drove in two apiece. Ryan Foster and Igor Molina smacked round-trippers for UC.Pickering and Kiser each finished 3 for 3 with three RBIs in the second game for State. Molina rapped out two hits for UC.  
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  • STATE SOFTBALL: Sara Pelegreen tossed a three-hit shutout as West Virginia State shut out Ohio Valley 4-0 Friday evening in the nightcap to complete a West Virginia Conference doubleheader sweep.
    Desiree Giffin's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh sent the Yellow Jackets past the Fighting Scots 4-3 in the opener. Giffin finished with two RBIs while Victoria Crawford went 3 for 4 for State. Elora Oprins laced two hits and drove in a run for Ohio Valley.Pelegreen fanned four and walked two in the second game for the Yellow Jackets while Sabrina Schouten, Crawford, Mattie Best and Megan Schoolcraft each had RBIs.
  • Poca's Maddie McGrew and Sissonville's Bekah Baldwin each signed Friday to play softball with West Virginia State.
  • McGrew, who is sitting out this season after a knee injury in basketball, led the Kanawha Valley in batting average last season, hitting .564. Baldwin is batting .466 with 22 RBIs for Sissonville this season.
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  • UC SOFTBALL: The University of Charleston took advantage of two errors in a 4-2 victory over visiting Glenville State in the nightcap to gain a split of a West Virginia Conference doubleheader.Morgan Scarpellini's two-run home run propelled the Pioneers to a 2-1 win over the Golden Eagles in the opener.
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  • MU TRACK: Marshall's 4x200-meter women's relay team broke the school record Friday at the Penn Relays at Philadelphia, Pa.The team turned in a time of 1 minutes, 36.86 seconds, nearly four seconds better than the previous mark of 1:40.16 set last season.
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