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MU falls to WVU in Morgantown, 10-2

Apr. 03, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

MORGANTOWN -- West Virginia University catcher Alan Filauro hit two home runs Tuesday in a 10-2 baseball victory over Marshall's Thundering Herd before a turnout of 544 fans at Hawley Field.

Filauro was 3-for-3 and drove in four runs. He had a solo homer in the third inning, an RBI single in the fourth inning and a two-run homer in the sixth inning. He was also hit by a pitch and scored in the eighth inning.

West Virginia (16-13) scored four in the fourth and three in the eighth.

The Mountaineers evened the season series 1-1 after losing to the Thundering Herd on March 19 at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston. The third meeting is May 14 at Epling Stadium in Beckley.

Outfielders Bobby Boyd and Brady Wilson both added three hits for WVU.

Marshall (11-16) scored in the fifth inning.

Herd third baseman Aaron Bossi led off the fifth with a single and catcher Matt Kirkwood followed with a base hit. The runners scored on Isaac Ballou's triple off the right field wall.

Bossi contributed two of the Herd's five hits. Ballou extended his streak of reaching base to 19 games.

WVU relief pitcher Ryan Tezak picked up the win while Marshall starter Alex Thackston was tagged with the loss.

Marshall moves from Morgantown to Richmond, Ky., for a 3 p.m., Wednesday, game at Eastern Kentucky.

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