Last Friday at Kansas State, Musgrave allowed two runs on two hits in 61/3 innings and got the win as the Mountaineers rolled 13-2.
"He's getting better every time out," first-year WVU coach Randy Mazey said of Musgrave, who was red-shirted last year after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his pitching arm. "He actually wasn't as sharp with his pitches tonight as he was last Friday, but tonight was an awful night to hit, as cold as it was."
West Virginia did just enough hitting to make him a winner. The Mountaineers took the lead on Brady Wilson's second home run of the season, a towering solo shot to left that landed on Smith Street with one out in the bottom of the third.
"I wouldn't consider myself a home-run hitter, but they come from time to time," said Brady, a senior right fielder who has nine homers in his four-year WVU career. "I like hitting here, I feel comfortable, I see the ball well, and left field was just short enough for me."
The Mountaineers scratched out their second run in the fourth. Alan Filauro led off with a walk, moved to third on a bunt single and throwing error on Texas Tech starter Dominic Moreno (2-2), and scored on another bunt single, this one by leadoff hitter Bobby Boyd.
Paul got the save for WVU, finishing up the final 21/3 innings. He also wiggled out of bases-loaded trouble, his coming in the eighth, getting a strikeout and a groundout for the final two outs of the frame before a 1-2-3 ninth.
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