Overall, the nine baseball-playing members of the Big 12 have made 183 postseason appearances and 68 College World Series trips.
Now throw in a few 2,000-mile trips to Manhattan, Waco, Austin and Stillwater without the respite of a smattering of home series in Morgantown.
Mazey, who has twice been a head coach, remains equal parts optimistic and realistic.
"We've got a good mix of returning guys who have a lot of experience and we got some new guys who we feel like are going to help," he said, before admitting. "I don't think there's going to be a game in this conference where we're not going to be the underdog."
At West Virginia, the baseball team's total mileage is actually dwarfed by the men's basketball program, which will log more than 31,000 miles in its first season in the Big 12.
The hoops team, however, at least gets to sleep in their own beds and play in front of their own fans from time to time. The road trips aren't as lengthy in duration.
The challenge is not a surprising one. That, according to Mazey, will help the Mountaineers deal with the adversity as they hit the road this season.
"If you know you've got a big challenge going into it, you can prepare for it," Mazey said. "We have prepared them for the challenge with the unbelievable amount of travel.
"To me, that just presents an unbelievable opportunity for us."
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