RedStorm blanked at WVU Tech
April 9, 2011By Mark Williams of University of Rio Grande
East Bank, W Va. --- The University of Rio Grande RedStorm baseball team lost 4-0 at West Virginia Tech on Saturday afternoon in a rain-shortened six-inning game. The second game was postponed due to rain and will be made up on Sunday as a part of a tripleheader.
Rio Grande (26-17, 11-8 MSC E) was held to only two hits in the game. Senior shortstop Brad Konrad (Maumee, OH) recorded both, ripping a double and a triple, but Rio was kept off the scoreboard in both instances and for the entire game.
Senior right-hander Desmond Sullivan (Scarborough, ONT) took the loss for the RedStorm. He gave seven hits and four runs (two earned) in six innings of pitching. Sullivan (6-4) struck out seven, walked one and hit a batter.
West Virginia Tech (12-26, 6-15 MSC E) reached Sullivan for two runs in the bottom of the first and plated two unearned runs in the second and that would be the extent of the scoring.
The teams were pulled off the field due to lightning in the sixth inning and never returned to the diamond.
"We just didn't play," said Rio Grande head coach Brad Warnimont. "We hit 12 home runs in batting practice with that short porch (300 feet) in left field, but it didn't translate over to the game."
The two teams will begin the tripleheader at 11 a.m. Stretch Internet will have play-by-play coverage of all three games.