Coming off arguably the best season in modern school history, Randy Mazey’s West Virginia baseball team is looking to return to the heights of a 2019 season that saw Morgantown host an NCAA Regional for the first time in the tournament’s current form.
Looking to replace five starters in the field and three-quarters of the pitching rotation, the young Mountaineers were voted into seventh place in the preseason Big 12 baseball rankings, still receiving a first place vote from the conference’s coaches. Additionally, there is still national respect for what West Virginia returns as the opening NCBWA poll ranks the Mountaineers 36th in the country.
Mazey is confident that despite losing so much talent, West Virginia can reach the top again soon.
“Just like we built it, you gotta rebuild it the same way,” Mazey said. “Try to recruit good players, teach them how to play the game and how to work hard and motivate themselves. We’ve got a history here of kids developing at a pretty high rate so if they buy into what we’re trying to teach them, then I feel like we’ll continue on the path we’re on.”
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