Fleming Named Athlete of the Week

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  • By WVU Sports Communications
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  • May 12, 2014 10:55 AM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - After becoming just the second Mountaineer in program history to hit for the cycle, junior second baseman Billy Fleming has been named the Varsity Sports Report Athlete of the Week.
Fleming went 10-for-17 (.588) at the plate last week in four games and completed the rare cycle on Sunday at Kansas. Additionally, he scored a total of six runs, drove in two runs and had a .611 on-base percentage. At Kansas on Sunday, Fleming hit his first career home run and began the game 4-for-4, completing the cycle in the sixth inning. He finished the game 4-for-6 with three runs and two RBIs. Fleming went 3-for-4 against Virginia Tech (5/6), 2-for-4 at Kansas (5/9) and 1-for-3 at Kansas (5/10).
WVU Athletes of the Week
Winter 2014
Week 1: Asya Bussie, women’s basketball
Week 2: Bryce Bohman, swimming & diving
Week 3: Colin Johnston, wrestling
Week 4: Ziva Dvorsak, rifle
Week 5: Hope Sloanhoffer, gymnastics
Week 6: Bria Holmes, women’s basketball
Week 7: Marsielle McBeam, track & field
Week 8: Christal Caldwell, women’s basketball
Week 9: Tim Squires, swimming & diving
Week 10: Harrison Musgrave, baseball
Week 11: Garrett Spurgeon, rifle
Week 12: Hope Sloanhoffer, gymnastics 
Week 13: Bryce Bohman, swimming & diving
Week 14: Hope Sloanhoffer, gymnastics 
Week 15: Hailey Barrett, tennis 
Week 16: Ross Vance, baseball
Week 17: Sarah Martinellitrack & field 
Week 18: Ryan McBroom, baseball
Week 19: Billy Fleming, baseball
This Week in Baseball
West Virginia will play four games this week, beginning with a game at Maryland on Tuesday, May 13 at 2 p.m. … the Mountaineers will then travel to Texas Tech from May 15-17 for a Big 12 series … Thursday’s game will start at 7:30 p.m. ET, Friday’s game will begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday’s finale is scheduled for a 3 p.m. start.
Last Week in Baseball
The Mountaineers went 1-3 last week, getting swept at Kansas over the weekend in a key Big 12 series … despite the sweep, the bats stayed hot, posting a .324 batting average and tying a season high with 18 hits in a loss at Kansas on Sunday.
Notes & Quotes
WVU has an overall record of 27-20 and is 9-11 in Big 12 competition … the WVU offense was led by junior second baseman Billy Fleming, who hit .588 (10-for-17) with six runs, two doubles, one triple, one home run and two RBIs … Fleming finished with the rare cycle on Sunday, including his first career home run … senior third baseman Michael Constantini hit .455 (5-for-11) with one run and four walks, while senior left fielder Jacob Rice went 6-for-15 (.400) with one run, one double and four RBIs.
This Week in Track
The Mountaineers travel to Lubbock, Texas, for the 2014 Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships, May 16-18 ... the action will get underway on Friday at noon, ET, and won’t conclude until the team championship presentations, scheduled for Sunday night at 11 p.m.
Last Week in Track
West Virginia competed at the Virginia Challenge in Charlottesville, Va., recording multiple season bests ... senior Chene Townsend led the way while winning the 100-meter hurdles with a season-best time of 13.46.
Notes & Quotes 
After tying her season-best mark in the triple jump this past weekend, senior Stormy Nesbit has posted season-best marks in each of her last two outings entering the Big 12 Championships ... senior Sarah Martinelli competed in the 1,500 meters for the first time this season, coming in 11th place overall with a time of 4:22.92 ... in the high jump, sophomore Marsielle McBeam had an outdoor season-best mark in the high jump, finishing in fifth place with a jump of 1.71 meters. 
This Week in Rowing
The West Virginia University rowing team travels to Oak Ridge, Tenn., to compete for the Conference USA crown on May 17 at Melton Hill Lake. 
Last Week in Rowing
The Mountaineers were idle in preparation for the C-USA Championship.
Notes & Quotes
WVU took fifth at the Big 12 Conference Championship on May 3 on the Oklahoma River in Oklahoma City … senior Courtney Schrand was named All-Big 12 First Team … senior Karen Verwey was named All-Big 12 Second Team.