The West Virginia University baseball team rallied to win the first game of the series against No. 17 UCF with a score of 7-6, improving to 20-13 overall and 9-4 in the Big 12, while UCF fell to 21-10 and 8-8 in conference play. Junior Kyle West stood out with three hits and four RBI, including a home run, leading the charge for WVU.

By the Numbers
  • West Virginia University record: 20-13, 9-4 in the Big 12
  • UCF record: 21-10, 8-8 in conference play
  • Kyle West stats: 3 hits, 4 RBI, 1 home run
State of Play
  • West Virginia came back from behind to secure the win
  • Junior Kyle West's standout performance with three hits and four RBI
  • Sophomore Carson Estridge earned his first win of the season
  • Redshirt-sophomore David Hagaman earned his second save with five strikeouts
What's Next

West Virginia and UCF will face each other in game two of the series on Saturday afternoon at Kendrick Family Ballpark, with the first pitch scheduled for 4 p.m.

Bottom Line

The West Virginia Mountaineers' comeback victory against No. 17 UCF was fueled by stellar performances from players like Kyle West and solid pitching by Carson Estridge and David Hagaman, setting the stage for an exciting continuation in game two of the series.