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Baseball Sweeps West Virginia

The Louisville baseball team completed a three-game weekend sweep of conference rival West Virginia by nipping the Mountaineers 9-8 at Jim Patterson Stadium on Sunday.

After WVU plated five runs in the sixth to take a 7-6 lead, the Cards responded with a Derrick Alfonzo wind-aided round tripper to knot the score.

After both teams scored a run in the seventh, the Cards got the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth when Mountaineer shortstop Tyler Kuhn mishandled a sharp ground ball off the bat of Chris Cates, allowing Pete Rodriguez to score from third.

Trystan Magunson picked up his third save of the season, and improved his season-long scoreless inning streak to 22.1. His career ERA of 3.36 is now currently the second best in school history.

Ballard product Skylar Meade retired the side in order in the eighth to earn the win and improve his record to 4-1.

Louisville (19-8, 5-1) will host Marshall Tuesday night at 6 p.m. before a three-game home weekend set against Pitt.

The loss dropped WVU to an even 3-3 in the Big East and 15-8 overall.