"The starting pitching has been doing really well lately, and when that happens the guys in the bullpen don't get near as much action as they should," Mazey said. "This was a good night. We threw six or seven guys tonight and that keeps everybody fresh as the season progresses."
The Mountaineers (21-17 overall, 4-5 Big 12) will begin the three-game set at Texas at 8 p.m. on Friday. The Longhorns are 4-8 in the league and 19-15 overall.
West Virginia will be traveling into uncharted territory when it finds itself in the home of one of college baseball's truly elite programs.
Texas has the highest all-time winning percentage of any NCAA Division I program (.740), ranks second in all-time wins (3,246) and holds College World Series records in appearances (34) and games won (82).
The Longhorns also have six national championship banners to their credit.
"I'm kind of glad that our guys from up here don't know much about the Texas tradition because they use that to their advantage," Mazey said. "You get down there and you get a little bit in awe of the surroundings and the tradition and you don't play as well because of it. But our guys, that doesn't matter much to them. We're just going to go down there and have a good practice on Thursday night. We're ahead of them in the standings so they're really going to be gunning for us."
Frazer is also well aware of the mystique awaiting his team this weekend.
"That's going to be the biggest weekend of our careers," Frazer said.
Michael Constantini added a pinch-hit two-run double for the Mountaineers and former Kennedy Award winner and Magnolia standout Justin Fox drove in a pair and scored two runs for WVU.
Tyler Sears and Chase Greenwell each had two hits to lead Morehead State (9-28).
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