"They still have some of the best pitching in the country. They can throw a shutout even when their best guy isn't pitching,'' Mazey said. "And if their hitting catches up to their pitching - which it always does - they could be the best team on our schedule.''
The teams play three games this weekend, the first at 6:30 p.m. today. Saturday's game is set for 4 p.m. and the finale is at 1 p.m. Sunday.
West Virginia has won three league series in a row, including last weekend's over then-No. 10 Oklahoma. They've done it, Mazey contends, because they haven't gotten caught up in their success and have continued to treat every play as if it was the most important of the game or the season.
And that has to continue.
"You can't take a pitch off. You can't take an at-bat off,'' he said. "You have to treat every fly ball or every ground ball as important.''
After this weekend's series with TCU, West Virginia has a single game against Marshall scheduled Tuesday in Beckley. That's followed by the final series of the season beginning Thursday at Oklahoma State.
The Big 12 tournament then begins the following Wednesday, May 22, in Oklahoma City.
Reach Dave Hickman at 304-348-1734 or dphickm...@aol.com or follow him at Twitter.com/dphickman1.