Jack Hudson blasted a three-run homer in the top of the eighth inning Wednesday afternoon to lead West Virginia State to a 6-2 baseball victory at Salem International and a nonconference doubleheader split.
Andrew Falbo picked up the victory in relief for the Yellow Jackets.
In the opener, Scott Schlapinski homered and Taylor Palermo earned the victory with two innings of relief as the Tigers rapped 11 hits and won 5-4. Tyler Payne belted a homer for State and Andrew Pickering had a pair of RBIs.
Concord took the lead on State in the West Virginia Conference South standings Wednesday with a 10-1, 13-3 doubleheader sweep of visiting West Liberty. The Mountain Lions are 20-7 in the league and 25-16 overall, and sit a half-game ahead of West Virginia State (18-6, 21-15) in the WVC South.
WVU SPORTS: Freshman Garrett Spurgeon of Canton, Mo., finished eighth in the 10-meter air rifle for West Virginia Tuesday in the National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Mountaineer teammate Patrick Sunderman of Farmington, Minn., placed 18th. The championships conclude this week with the men's smallbore and prone positions.
Liam McLaughlin of the men's swimming and diving team received the male Community Service Outreach Award, and Ali Connelly of the women's soccer team earned the female award. Men's swimming garnered the overall team award for community service.
MU SPORTS: Marshall's women take a No. 7 seed into their opening match with host Houston at 1 p.m. today in the Conference USA Tennis Championships. The Herd (12-10) has won six of its last nine matches, while the Cougars (13-10) just snapped a five-match losing skid.
Fans can follow the tournament matches online at www.conferenceusa.com.
The incoming players are attackers Sydney Arnold (Stafford, Va.) and Beth Dine (Kennett Square, Pa.), midfielders Jordan Parkhurst (Scottsdale, Ariz.), Kayla Byrnside (Milford, Ohio), Patricia Lauritcen (El Paso, Texas), defenders Jessica Inman (Princeton), Summer Wheatley (Huntington) and Riley Mahoney (Virginia Beach, Va.) and keeper Danielle Cushing (Lone Tree, Colo.).