Welp, WVU took two of three from Oklahoma, and was probably mad after the fact that it didn’t sweep the series. The Mountaineers got seven innings and 11 strikeouts from their ace Friday and led in the eighth inning, but lost in the 10th.
Yet it was the Sooners who were made as word popped up all across Twitter Sunday that the Big 12′s preseason favorite refused to shake hands after the game — and no one I’ve talked to knows why.
So that part is a surprise. The other stuff?
“Nothing this team does surprises me now,” Mazey said Sunday after WVU defeated the preseason Big 12 favorites, 9-6, to move into a tie for first with the Sooners.
“This team is capable of anything.”
This is getting a little out of hand now, and that’s possibly our fault for not getting our hands on it sooner. Sunday morning the stories were about WVU being guaranteed a spot in the Big 12 tournament, which was a preseason goal. The top eight teams get in and WVU, picked to finish ninth/last, was probably a little daring with that dream.
This morning, the talk was about winning the league. And seeing as if the Mountaineers are tied for first with Oklahoma and Kansas State with six games to go, that’s probably not too bold. WVU hasn’t lost two games in a weekend since the first weekend of April.
Here’s how the rest of the season unfolds:
- Three games against Oklahoma State (One game is in Tulsa, two are in Oklahoma City … it’s virtually neutral.)
- Three games at Kansas State (The Wildcats have the league’s best offense.)
- Three games against TCU at Charleston’s Appalachian Power Park (That’d be the TCU from where WVU acquired Randy Mazey, the TCU that’s having a surprisingly down season. Think that one will matter to both teams?)
- Three games at Oklahoma State (The Cowboys are pretty good and they can make a run at the title with their final two series. This could, in theory, be a winner-take-all situation.)
- Three games at Kansas (The Jayhawks are warming up with five straight wins after being swept by WVU and Kansas is a league-best 17-3 at home.)
- Three games against Oklahoma (This, too, could be a winner-take-all deal.)