Musgrave Named Athlete of the Week
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University baseball student-athlete Harrison Musgrave has been named the Varsity Sports Report Athlete of the Week for his performance last Friday at Texas.
Musgrave led the Mountaineers to a 1-0 win in game one with a complete game shutout, allowing just six hits (3 infield hits) in 9.0 innings. Musgrave struck out nine, walking just two, in the 124-pitch effort. Musgrave retired the Longhorns in order in the first, second, sixth and seventh innings.
It was the first time since the final game of the 2011 regular season (Texas A&M) that Texas had been shutout at home in complete game fashion in Big 12 play.
For the season, Musgrave is 6-1 with a 2.70 ERA in 10 starts. Currently he is riding a five-game winning streak and has yet to lose in Big 12 play, posting a 3-0 record. In conference play, he has a 1.29 ERA, striking out 31 in 28.0 innings and has allowed just four earned runs.
WVU Student-Athletes of the Week
Week 1: Christal Caldwell, Women’s Basketball
Week 2: Haily VandePoel, Women’s Swimming and Diving
Week 3: Hailey Barrett, Women’s Tennis
Week 4: Christal Caldwell, Women’s Basketball/Sydney Cummings, Women’s Track and Field
Week 5: Petra Zublasing, Rifle
Week 6: Kaylyn Millick, Gymnastics
Week 7: Petra Zublasing, Rifle
Week 8: Rachael Burnett, Women’s Swimming and Diving
Week 9: Petra Zublasing, Rifle
Week 10: Matt Frazer, Baseball
Week 11: Mandie Nugent, Women’s Swimming and Diving
Week 12: Jordan Hamric, Women’s Track and Field
Week 13: Katlyn Shelar, Women’s Track and Field
Week 14: Dan Dierdorff, Baseball
Week 15: Harrison Musgrave, Baseball
-This Week in Baseball
The WVU baseball team will travel to Youngstown State on Wednesday, April 24 at 6 p.m. … the game will close out a season long four-game series that WVU has a 2-1 advantage in … the Mountaineers will then begin a 10-game home stand by hosting Kansas from April 26-28 at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley … Friday’s game begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a 4 p.m., start on Saturday and Sunday’s finale begins at 1 p.m.
-Last Week in Baseball
The Mountaineers went 3-1 last week, highlighted by a series win at Texas over the weekend … WVU won game one 1-0, fell 12-0 in game two and defeated the Longhorns, 6-3, in 10 innings in game three … last Tuesday, the Mountaineers defeated Morehead State, 13-5, in Charleston.
-Notes & Quotes
Sophomore left-hander Harrison Musgrave had the performance of the week with a complete game shutout on Friday evening at Texas … Musgrave allowed no runs on six hits in 9.0 innings with nine strikeouts … sophomore second baseman Billy Fleming led the team offensively, batting .429 (6-for-14) with two runs, one double and two RBIs, including the game-winning RBI on Sunday.
Track and Field
-This Week in Track and Field
The West Virginia University track and field team splits up this weekend with the distance team headed to the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa., on April 25-27, while the throwers will compete at the Ashland Alumni Open in Ashland, Ohio on April 26-27.
-Last Week in Track and Field
The Mountaineers competed last weekend at the Larry Ellis Invitational in Princeton, N.J., where three student-athletes posted first-place finishes, while six student-athletes posted personal-best marks.
-Notes & Quotes
Junior Katlyn Shelar continued her winning ways by claiming her third pole vault title in a row and breaking her own school record … Shelar’s mark of 4.10 meters is ranked No. 4 in the Big 12, tied for No. 10 in the NCAA East region and tied for No. 22 nationally … Sydney Cummings and Stormy Nesbit were the other top finishers … Cummings won high jump with a mark of 1.76 meters, while Nesbit claimed the long jump title with a mark of 12.59 meters … Chene Townsend came in fourth place in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.47 … Heather Adams recorded two top-5 finishes in the hammer throw and discus … Adams recorded a personal-best mark of 54.55 meters in the hammer throw for third place, while also recording a mark of 44.40 meters in the discus for a fifth-place finish … Adams mark in the hammer throw is the second-best throw in program history.
-This Week in Women’s Tennis
WVU competes in its inaugural Big 12 Championships, as it takes on seventh-seeded Kansas State in the opening round on Thursday, April 25, at 11 a.m.
-Last Week in Women’s Tennis
The Mountaineers were defeated by Kansas, 6-1, on Friday, and by No. 52 Kansas State, 7-0, on Sunday.
-Notes & Quotes
Three players, Hailey Barrett, Emily Mathis and Vivian Tsui, finished the regular season with seven singles victories, which was good for the team lead … Mathis also led WVU with nine doubles victories and 16 combined victories … Vivian Tsui was the lone player to earn a singles victory in this past weekend’s action … Barrett tallied a total of 14 combined victories, while Ikttesh Chahal had 13.
-This Week in Women’s Rowing
The West Virginia University rowing team travels to Lewisberry, Pa., on Saturday, April 27 to take on Bucknell, Connecticut and Delaware, in a double-dual regatta on Pinchot Lake.
-Last Week in Women’s Rowing
The Mountaineers were idle last week.
-Notes & Quotes
The first varsity 8+ crew of Rachelle Purych, Lisa Deklau, Kelly Kramer, Danielle Widecrantz, Elizabeth Kantak, Jessica Hurlbert, Karen Verwey, Courtney Schrand, and coxswain Mallory Fisher earned Conference USA Boat of the Week honors for the second week in a row … prior to their off week, the team competed at the Knecht Cup Regatta on the Cooper River in Cherry Hill, N.J., on April 13-14, and had two crews advance to the finals of their events … this is the fifth year in a row that WVU has advanced crews to the final round of racing at the Knecht Cup … the first varsity 8+ crew set the stage for the Mountaineers, finishing in fifth place out of 34 crews with a time of 6:49.14 against Bucknell, Holy Cross, Barry, Northeastern and Bucknell (LWT) … the second varsity 8+ crew of Bethany Anne Sapen, Melinda Sharon, Mollie Rosen, Allison Coates, Hilary Meale, Mary Ignatiadis, Jeannine McCarty, Elizabeth Duarte and coxswain Ellen Shular ended the day by placing fourth in the Petite Final with a time of 7:12.88 … they ended the day 10th out of 30 crews.
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