PRINCETON — The West Virginia University baseball team mounted three different comebacks to defeat Virginia Tech, 4-3, on Tuesday at Hunnicutt Field.
West Virginia (27-17) finished with four runs on 10 hits in the winning effort, while Virginia Tech (19-28-1) notched three runs on 11 hits with one error.
West Virginia scored the game-tying and game-winning runs in the bottom of the eighth to bring the score to 4-3. Junior catcher Cam O’Brien was hit by a pitch to lead off the frame and advanced to third when senior first baseman Ryan McBroom laced a one-out double off the left field wall. Senior left fielder Jacob Rice followed with a double to left-center field, scoring O’Brien.
Following an intentional walk to junior right fielder Brad Johnson to load the bases with one out, junior pinch hitter Justin Fox hit into a fielder’s choice to third base, scoring McBroom from third to take the lead.
Junior second baseman Billy Fleming finished 3 for 4 with one run, while McBroom and Rice had two hits apiece. Rice added two RBI and McBroom scored one run and drove in one run.