West Virginia falls to North Carolina in Game 1 of Super Regionals • The Voice Of Motown

CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina — The West Virginia Mountaineers baseball team was defeated 8-6 by the North Carolina Tar Heels in Game 1 of the Super Regionals after a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning.

West Virginia was led by senior pitcher Derek Clark, who pitched all 8 and 2/3 innings, allowing six earned runs, walking three and hitting seven in an incredibly tough, gritty performance for the Mountaineers.

Senior third baseman Reed Chumley went 2-4 with a home run and Kyle Westa junior from Hedgesville, West Virginia, finished the game 3-4 with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs, including a bomb in the 6th inning to put the Mountaineers ahead.

With the loss, the Mountaineers must win their next two games against North Carolina to advance to the Super Regionals. The two teams will be back in action tomorrow (Saturday) at 8pm and if necessary, game three will start on Sunday at 3pm.

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Brad Smith

Brad Smith, “The Voice of Morgantown,” is the most trusted, accomplished name in West Virginia sports journalism. Smith is the foremost authority on West Virginia athletics and a lifelong fan of the Mountaineers. A proud graduate of West Virginia University, Smith lives in Morgantown most of the year but has a home in Jacksonville, Florida, where he lives in the winter.

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