West Virginia Falls to North Carolina in Game 1 of Super Regionals

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

West Virginia was led by senior pitcher Derek Clark, who pitched 8 and 2/3 innings, allowing 6 earned runs, walking three and striking seven in an incredibly tough, gritty performance for the Mountaineers.

Senior third baseman Reed Chumley went 2-4 with a home run and Kyle West, a 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 need to win the next 2 games against North Carolina to advance in the Super Regionals. The two teams will be back in action tomorrow (Saturday) at 8 PM and if necessary game three will start at 3PM on Sunday.

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