WLU Baseball currently holds a 15-14 record

It has been a middle of the road season so far for the West Liberty University baseball team. They currently hold a 15-14 record, just one game above the .500 mark. Although they have been quite stagnant on the season, the Hilltoppers have certainly shown flashes of brilliance, and the weekend series against Frostburg State University was certainly no exception. This series has had it all, including a come from behind victory in game one, along with a fantastic pitching performance in game two. This, along with what lies ahead, makes for a great finish down the stretch for the West Liberty University baseball team.

Following a 2-2 series split against Alderson Broaddus University last week, the Hilltoppers knew they had to gain some traction within the Mountain East Conference if they wanted to rise in the standings. The perfect opportunity presented itself thanks to the heroics of Brian “Soup” Campbell. Game one against Frostburg started extremely rocky, as Frostburg found themselves holding a 6-2 lead entering the bottom of the fifth. Knowing they now faced a looming deficit, West Liberty rallied around RBI’s coming from Campbell, Colton Coss, Ty Helmke, Kaden Bloomquist, and Connor Fergurson. With the major propeller coming from Campell’s two home runs, the Hilltoppers were able to successfully complete the comeback, and stole a game from Frostburg State by the final of 8-6.

Game two was simply a massacre for West Liberty, as the dominance was showing in full swing. West Liberty started the bats off strong in the bottom of the third, putting up a three run tally, which proved to be more than enough to put away FSU. However, the Hilltoppers wanted more, and they sure got it. With RBI’s coming from Coss, Matthus, Helmke, Campbell, Bloomquist, and Ross Salvatori, the Hilltoppers cruised to a 17-2 victory. Ian Brady took the mound for the Hilltoppers, and showed why he is one of the best in the business, striking out five and walking one, all while picking up his sixth win of the season.

The toppers take to the pitch again next weekend away to Fairmont State University as they head into the final stretch of the season. As it currently stands, West Liberty currently sits second in the Mountain East Conference North division standings.