PBR - Villanova exploded for a 17-run fifth inning en route to a 26-11 win over West Virginia in Morgantown on Friday.

The offensive output in the fifth broke the Big East record for runs scored in an inning, and the 26 total runs marked the most the Wildcats have ever scored against a conference opponent.

On two separate occasions in the inning the Wildcats had nine consecutive batters reach base. All told, Villanova collected six hits in addition to seven walks, four batters hit by a pitch and were assisted by three errors.

Matt Fleishman finished the contest 3-for-6 with 5 RBIs while Connor Jones and Adam Nelson collected four hits each.

The win improved the Wildcats to 17-15 on the season and 3-5 in the Big East.

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