The West Virginia Miners head out on their first IBA-PBL road trip this week with two upcoming games at the Rochester (New York) Razorsharks.
The Miners (0-2) will face the Razorsharks Thursday, with a second meeting in Rochester set for April 4.
Rochester handed West Virginia its two defeats, both played at the Miners' home base at St. Alban High School, winning 100-94 on March 17 and 100-85 this past Sunday.
Brandon Tunnell, a 6-foot-1 guard who played at Hampton University, leads the Miners with a 15.5 scoring average. Right behind him in scoring are former West Virginia State guard Will Collins and ex-Coppin State standout Vince Goldsberry at 14.0 per game.
The Miners' next home game is scheduled for 1 p.m. on April 7 against the Indiana Diesels.
STATE SOFTBALL SWEEPS: The West Virginia State softball team put on a pitching clinic Tuesday as the Yellow Jackets earned a doubleheader win over Pfeiffer College, 11-0 and 3-0, in Misenheimer, N.C.
Kelsey Lorraine threw a one-hitter in game one, striking out four and walking six. The Yellow Jackets exploded for 10 runs in the top of the sixth. Dee Dee Loftis went 4 for 4 with three RBIs while Mattie Best and Desiree Giffin chipped in two hits apiece.
In game two, Sara Pelegreen hurled a five-hit shutout, striking out five and walking none. Hannah Griffith and Alana Weyant each had two hits for State.
WVU BASEBALL: Alan Filauro and Ryan Tuntland combined for eight hits Tuesday as West Virginia defeated Eastern Kentucky 16-9 Tuesday at Turkey Hughes Field in Richmond, Ky.
The Mountaineers (11-13) recorded 16 hits while the Colonels (5-15) finished with nine.
Every starting player recorded at least one hit for WVU, eight scored at least one run and six drove in at least one run. Ryan Tezak (1-0) got the win for WVU, pitching 42/3 innings of relief and allowing two runs on four hits with three strikeouts.