Mountaineer Baseball is underway

 

hawley field.jpgAfter a sloppy start to the 2010 season, West Virginia University’s Baseball game finally was able to get a game in.

Tuesday’s matchup with Duquesne was called due to wet conditions. After being covered in over two feet of snow WVU’s Hawley Field was cleared off thanks to rain and valiant efforts by the coaching staff and players.

Opening Day finally occured Thursday evening against Bryant. Ever heard of them? Don’t worry, I haven’t either.

I asked a family with Bryant gear on where they actually were located. Turns out they are from Rhode Island, very close to Providence. I joked and said “I though it was Kobes school.” The lame joke was actually was recieved by the Bryant faithful, who had a son on the theam, in fact the father even said “It’d be nce to have him nearby, we could use his money.”

From my perch in the pressbox I witnessed a thrilling 7-5 victory for the Mountaineers. At the time it was their fourth victory of the year after playing games in Florida and SOuth Carolina to open the season. SInce then WVU dropped a double header to Manhattan on Friday.

It will be a long year for the Mountaineers especially after losing seven seniors, all of whom had a major impact on offense the last four years, If it hopes to compete West Virginia will rely on Morgantown native Jedd Gyorko.

 

jedd1.jpgGyorko may sound or look familiar, he was on the front page of MLB.com for a draft preview. The shorstop may just be at the top of many draft classes as he is a top player. The junior has two home runs on the year and is batting .333. He leads the Mountaineers is slugging at .571.

He has put on weight and is bulking up to add even more power to drive the ball to all corners of the field. For his draft stock to rise he will need to be better in the field and add speed.

Saturday’s game was rained out but I am hoping to get it in Sunday at 1 pm.

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photo credits: msnsportsnet.com

7 Comments

Your school’s baseball team sounds pretty interesting…and like they could compete. It would be so cool if Gyorko ends up being a terrific player and you can say you went to school with him. :)

Congrats to WVU on beating Notre Dame the other day in basketball. You must be pretty excited about the upcoming tourney. WVU is a beast of a team that is tough to beat. My guys, Purdue, got destroyed today. I don’t know how we are going to do come Thursday.

Gotta say, those WVU unis remind me of San Diego’s off white unis. NOt the best.

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Matt,
That pictures just looks like something out of Fields of Dreams but homeplate looks a little too far. Love the hats!
Emma
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I couldn’t imagine ball being played now up north. I’m fearing what is going to happen in Minnesota this year. Glad your school is off to a good start!
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After today’s victory, I am wondering if the Pirates should move to the A.L. East so they can feast on a steady diet of victories over the Yankees?
-Todd
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Love WVU’s jerseys. One of the most overlooked thing about college baseball is the quirky threads teams wear.

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Cool. I never really followed College baseball

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