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Mountaineers to host Penn State

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University baseball team returns home Wednesday to take on Penn State. Kendrick Family Ballpark’s first pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m

The game will air on ESPN2 with Clay Matvick and Mike Rooney on the call and can also be heard on the Mountaineer Sports Network with Andrew Caridi and Jake Weghorst on all radio stations, as well as on the Varsity Network, the WVU Gameday app and WVUSports.com .

West Virginia is 28-18 this season after dropping a weekend series on the road to Cincinnati. In the Big 12, the Mountaineers are tied for second at 15-9 alongside Oklahoma State and Texas, all of which are three games behind Oklahoma with six conference games remaining.

Junior JJ Wetherholt leads the team with a .347 batting average as a junior Kyle West and oldest Reed Chumley divide the team lead in home runs by 12.

Freshmen Chase Meijer will make his first career start on the mound on Wednesday. He is currently 0-1 with a 7.82 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 12.2 innings pitched.

Penn State is 21-20 this season, coming off a weekend in which they defeated Georgetown but fell to Navy.

As a team, the Nittany Lions are hitting over .300 and are led by JT Marr’s batting average of .412.
Adam Cecere and Grant Norris each have 13 home runs to lead the team.

Freshman Mason Butash is making his seventh start of the season and is 1-3 with a 6.30 ERA.
Connor Throneberry has a 3.09 ERA to lead all Nittany Lion relievers.

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