HAWKS FALL TO THE MOUNTAINEERS, 16-0
March 27, 2006
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - The West Virginia University baseball team shutout Maryland-Eastern Shore 16-0, Monday, March 27, at Hawley Field to get their 14th consecutive win.
West Virginia (20-3) is now tied for the longest winning streak in the country with Old Dominion and Fresno State. WVU's streak is also the best since the 1964 Mountaineers were able to win 18 straight to open the season.
Starting left-handed pitcher Matt Yurish (3-1) was in control on the mound all afternoon for West Virginia. The Martinsburg, W.Va., native gave up five hits, walked three, and struck out eight batters in seven innings to earn his third win of the season. Yurish's seven innings matches a career high from earlier this season against Eastern Michigan.
A number of Mountaineers had a very productive day at the plate as WVU was able to score 16 runs on 22 hits. Kyle Matuszek went 3 for 5 with a home run and three RBI. BIG EAST Player of the Week Stan Posluszny went 3 for 5 with a double, RBI and three runs scored.
Casey Bowling, Doug Nelms, and Adam White all had three hits in the game while freshman catcher Mike Schmidt's first collegiate hit came as a three-run home run to left field. White was also able to steal his BIG EAST leading 15th base of the season.
UMES's Kevin Hillenburg got the start and dropped to 0-5 on the year. Hillenburg lasted four innings, giving up eight hits and five earned runs with four walks.
Justin Hoban led the Hawk offense, going 2 for 4 with two doubles as the Hawks (6-18-1) were held to just six hits by Yurish and relief pitcher Ryan Hill.
The Mountaineers have won all 14 home games and will play the final game of this 15-game homestand against the Fighting Hawks on Tuesday, March 28, at 1 p.m.
The previous release appears courtesy of the West Virginia Sports Information Office.