BECKLEY - WVU Tech baseball hosted Gannon University in their home-opener at the Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley, W. Va. Tuesday afternoon. The Golden Bears fall to 0-4 in this young 2014 season while the Golden Knights are now 1-0.
Seniors right fielder Marc-Richard Culmer and third baseman Zach Sizemore supplied the offense for the Golden Bears in the loss. Culmer went 1-for-4 with a single to right field while Sizemore was 1-for-3 on the day.
Junior Craig Johnson (0-2) drew the home-opening day start and took the loss after allowing one earned run over two innings. Johnson finished the day with the one run on two hits, striking out four batters.
The Golden Bears saw six other pitchers out of the bullpen, freshmen Jordon Mounts, Arik McGinnis, and Ryan Windon, juniors Josh Spears and Zack Thomas, and sophomore Tommy Weaver. Windon and McGinnis each recorded a strike out for Tech. Mounts is a graduate of Tug Valley High School.
Gannon starter Aaron Wilcox (1-0) claimed the win on six innings and two hits.
Tech returns to action for a doubleheader on Saturday, March 1 and the final game Sunday with a home-series against the University of Cincinatti-Clermont beginning at 12:00 p.m.