WVU Sports with Mike Casazza

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Well, here we are. One road trip remains and WVU’s baseball team needs a significant showing in the weekend series that starts tonight at Texas Tech — either that, or make a dent in the Big 12 Tournament next weekend. For now, the Mountaineers are still considered to be in the Field of 64, but they’re on the cusp and they have their work cut our for them.

The Red Raiders are 28-4 at home, including a 7-2 mark in conference home games. They did lose three at still-hot Kansas before crushing Dallas Baptist in a mid-week game, but the Mountaineers are scuffling with four straight losses after the seemingly momentous series win at home against Texas.

But are the Mountaineers playing poorly? Not really. The starting pitching isn’t going where it did before, but it isn’t embarrassing, and WVU has run into some pitchers, which has quieted bats, but there have been some games there for the taking that haven’t been taken. These aren’t blowouts, you know?

Good news? Harrison Musgrave did OK against Texas Tech last season.