Whitlock Earns National Honor

Mountaineer pitcher Josh Whitlock has been named one of "Louisville Slugger's" National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball for his performance against Coppin State on April 3.

A native of Given, W.Va., Whitlock (4-3) pitched a seven-inning no-hitter against Coppin State. The right-handed pitcher struck out eight and walked only three to guide the Mountaineers to a 10-0 victory.

Whitlock is only the eighth pitcher in WVU history to toss a no-hitter. The last Mountaineer to throw a no-no was southpaw Matt Yurish against Coppin State on April 4, 2006. Whitlock is also the eighth player in West Virginia baseball history to earn National Player of the Week honors.

For his efforts, Whitlock was also named to the Big East honor roll for the week of April 9.

After sitting out in the 2006 season, Whitlock is quickly developing into a key contributor on the Mountaineer pitching staff. The righty got his first career start against Cleveland State on February 18, and his first career win against Hartford on March 12. He is one of only five West Virginia pitchers to boast an ERA below 4.00 (3.62). The redshirt sophomore is also tied with Yurish for most strikeouts so far this season (36 each).

BlueGoldNews Top Stories