Marshall pitcher Aaron Blair was named Conference USA pitcher of the week Monday.
In his lone outing, Blair kept in-state rival West Virginia hitless and scoreless over six innings while fanning a season high 11 hitters. The junior was lifted at the end of the sixth due to a high pitch count.
Beyond the first, Blair allowed only three base runners. Only two Mountaineer hitters were able to get the ball out of the infield in those six innings.
Nathan Kerns scored a 77, tying for 40th individually with a 223. Brian Anania was one stroke behind Kerns, finishing with a 78. He tied for 65th.
WVU SPORTS: West Virginia pitcher Harrison Musgrave was named a Louisville Slugger national player of the week, while also earning Big 12 pitcher of the week honors for his performance in a shutout victory over Texas Tech.
Against the Red Raiders, Musgrave fanned a career-high 13 batters in 62/3 innings, allowing no runs on two hits for his second consecutive Big 12 victory. In those two wins, Musgrave is 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA in 13 innings, allowing four hits with 19 strikeouts.
The Mountaineers' (13-9, 1-3) bid is their 35th regional championship berth and their 30th in NCAA competition. Since 1983, the Mountaineers have advanced to the national championships three times (1995, 1999, 2000). The regional includes Michigan, the region's No. 1 seed, while Nebraska, the 2013 conference champion, earned the No. 2 bid. Illinois is seeded third, while Kentucky is the No. 4 seed.