West Virginia State's baseball team picked up two wins on Wednesday, taking both games of a doubleheader against visiting Fairmont State at Calvin Bailey Field in Institute.
In the first game, State starting pitcher Devin Bowles went six innings and allowed just four hits to go with five strikeouts in the Yellow Jackets' 4-2 win.
State's bats came alive in the second game as the Jackets rattled off 14 hits, including home runs from Andrew Pickering, Jack Hudson, Noah Blackhurst and Eric Craft in a 14-11 win.
State (6-10, 5-3 West Virginia Conference) stays at home for its next series with Concord visiting Institute for a three-game set starting Friday.
UC BASEBALL: The University of Charleston split a doubleheader with visiting Seton Hill on Wednesday. The Golden Eagles dropped the first game 7-6 but bounced back to take the second game 3-2.
Josh Weinberg took the loss for UC (6-9, 4-2 WVC) in the first game after allowing five earned runs in 51/3 innings. In the second game, Mike Hoeft singled in the bottom of the seventh inning, bringing UC's Brad Johnson around to score the winning run.
PAYNE TO SIGN: Valley senior guard Alexis Payne will sign to play basketball with Rio Grande (Ohio) at 10:30 a.m. March 27 at the high school.