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West Virginia wins Grand Canyon 10-6 and wins Tucson Regional, earning first trip to super regional

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – Logan Suave had three hits and drove in three runs, West Virginia scored multiple runs in four of the first five innings and the Mountaineers knocked off Grand Canyon 10-6 on Sunday night, winning the Tucson Regional and earning the first berth of the school for a super regional.

Reed Chumley and Grant Hussey each scored a run for West Virginia (36-22) in the top of the first inning, but Cade Verduso’s RBI double sparked a three-run rally in the bottom of the inning for Grand Canyon (35 -25). .

The Mountaineers took the lead for good with a three-run second. Suave, Sam White and Chumley all had RBI singles.

Suave had a two-run double that made West Virginia’s lead 7-3 in the third. Ben Lumsden singled in a run in the fourth and White scored a run in the fifth with a double before scoring on a single by Hussey for a 10-3 lead.

Michael Diaz singled in a run in the bottom of the fifth for the Antelopes and Zach Yorke hit a two-run homer in the ninth to close the scoring.

Aidan Major (5-4) earned the victory, taking over after West Virginia starter Hayden Cooper failed to retire a batter. Major threw 4 2/3 innings and allowed one run on two hits and five walks.

The Mountaineers captured their first regional title after 15 previous NCAA Tournament appearances.

Grand Canyon has appeared in three regions, all since 2021

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