"My velocity is going to be what it is," Musgrave said. "It's not going to jump up magically to some ridiculous number. I'm going to stick with the velocity, but the changeup can always be better and my breaking ball that I've had only twice this year, basically, can always be improved on. That's really the key for me."
Ryan McBroom and former Nitro High star Matt Frazer were the only Mountaineers with multiple hits against TCU (both had two singles), while on the Horned Frogs side Cody Jones (two singles) and Kyle Bacak (one single) were the only batters to get hits off Musgrave.
"If I can strike people out and help our defense, give them a little break between batters, then that's good," Musgrave said. "Strikeouts come with it. I'm not really a strikeout guy. I've had a few games like this, but I just try to pitch to contact and if they swing and miss and get out, then that makes it good. If I can throw three pitches for strikes it can help a lot."
The second game of the doubleheader did not go as well for West Virginia.
TCU scored six runs in the top of the first inning as WVU starting pitcher Dan Dierdorff didn't make it out of the inning. The Horned Frogs would add a run in the third and cruise to a 7-4 win.
West Virginia plated two runs of its own in the bottom of the first when Taylor Munden and Brady Wilson scored and got two more on one swing in the Ryan McBroom hit a home run with Jacob Rice on base.
The loss dropped WVU to 30-21 (12-8 Big 12). TCU improved to 24-25 (9-11) after splitting Saturday's games with the Mountaineers.
Reach Tom Bragg at tom.br...@wvgazette.com.