The West Virginia University baseball team is off to a strong start after four games, but the degree of difficulty ramps up for the Mountaineers this weekend.
WVU (3-1) travels to South Carolina for four games in three days at the Brittain Resorts Invitational, with the first three in Myrtle Beach and the last in nearby Conway.
The Mountaineers open play at 3 p.m. Friday against Kennesaw State at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Park before taking on Saint Joseph’s at 2 p.m. Saturday. WVU then closes the weekend with a 10 a.m. Sunday game against Illinois before making the short trip from Myrtle Beach to Conway for a 4 p.m. game against Coastal Carolina at CCU’s Springs Brooks Stadium.
West Virginia coach Randy Mazey will stick with the same weekend pitching rotation this week, with junior left-hander Jackson Wolf starting Friday, sophomore right-hander Ryan Bergert pitching Saturday and freshman lefty Jake Carr, a former Gazette-Mail Kanawha Valley Player of the Year at St. Albans, getting the ball Sunday against Illinois. Starting pitchers for both teams have yet to be announced for Sunday’s late game against Coastal Carolina, which was…