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West Virginia Trying to Extend Winning Streak Against Akron

West Virginia is coming off two straight conference wins against the number 17 ranked Oklahoma Sooners.

David Hagaman had a good night on the mound last game as he had 10 strikeouts and only one earned run in six innings pitched.

The Mountaineers also hit very well in their last matchup led by first baseman Grant Hussey. Hussey led the team in hits with two and had a homerun in the first inning that powered the Mountaineers offense.

Akron is coming off a tough series as they got swept by Bowling Green.

The Zips are led by third baseman Nicky Sackett, who currently leads the team in batting average with .313.

Akron has a record of 5-17 on the year, compared to West Virginia, who has a record of 14-10 on the year.

West Virginia is sending out right-handed pitcher Gavin Van Kempen to start against the Zips.

Van Kempen currently has an earned run average of 3.29 and has played in six games this season.

The Mountaineers have a team earned run average of 4.89 and their opponents have a earned run average of 5.86. 

Akron has not announced a starting pitcher at this time, but the Zips have a team earned run average of 7.87 compared to their opponents 4.13.

West Virginia is looking to attack Akron’s pitching as they are coming off a seven hit game and could be looking to add more on Tuesday.

U92 will be broadcasting the game with the first pitch set for 6:30 PM. Tannor Enyart will be on play by play with Quinn Robie on color. The U92 broadcast can be heard on 91.7 FM locally,, an Alex At-Home Device, or the RadioFX and TuneIn apps.

Photo Credit: WVU Athletics

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