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WVU wins regional opener over Fordham, 6-2

The Mountaineers played in front of a sold-out crowd at Monongalia County Ballpark on Friday night. A total of 4,355 fans packed in to see WVU battle Fordham in the NCAA Baseball Tournament.

The Rams picked up a quick run in the first inning, but Nick Snyder settled down after that. The lefty tossed for five innings, allowing just the one run while striking out six batters.

West Virginia took the lead in the third. Tevin Tucker tied the game after hustling home on a wild pitch. A sac fly and an Ivan Gonzalez bases-loaded walk gave the home team a 3-1 advantage.

In the sixth Tyler Doanes drove home a pair to increase the lead to 5-1.

Both squads would add one more tally, as the Mountaineers took the game, 6-2.

West Virginia will play Duke, who defeated Texas A&M earlier in the afternoon, at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The winner of that game will advance to the regional championship game on Sunday.

Nick Dugan

Sports Director

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