baseball player Josh
Whitlock has been
athlete of the week
after tossing the
eighth no-hitter in
school history last week against
The Given, W.Va., native struck
out eight of the 24 batters he faced
and walked just three in seven innings as he blanked Coppin State on April 3. Junior Matt Yurish was the last Mountaineer to pitch a no-hitter, which also came against Coppin State. Yurish's gem came on April 4 a year ago.
Whitlock improved to 3-3 on the year.
He has five starts under his belt
In 25.2 innings on the
mound, he as struck out 28 batters and
allowed only 20 hits. He is one of only
five WVU pitchers to boast an ERA
below 4.00 (3.86).
West Virginia retruns to action today with a doubleheader against Maryland-Eastern Shore, then hosts Cincinnati over the weekend in Big East action. The Mountaineers are 4-5 in the Big East and 18-10 overall.