Yurish Paces WVU Week

West Virginia University has named pitcher Matt Yurish its athlete of the week after his performances on the mound this past week.

Yurish earned two wins on the week, pitching against Duquesne and in game three against Big East foe Connecticut. The senior pitched a total of 13.5 innings, allowing just four runs, three earned, and walking three while striking out 13. He recorded a 2.03 ERA on the week and improved his record to 5-1.

The Martinsburg, W.Va. native aided the Mountaineers in a 9-1 victory over Duquesne where he gave up just one run through five innings to pick up the win.

In a 17-3 win over UConn in game three, Yurish gave up three runs off seven hits and struck out six in 8.1 innings of work to improve his record to 5-1 on the season.


This Week in Baseball

The Mountaineers return to action this weekend when they travel to Queens, N.Y. to take on St. John's in a three-game series … game one is slated to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 2 … game two will be played on Saturday, May 3, at 1 p.m., followed by game three on Sunday, May 4, at noon.

Last Week in Baseball

WVU went 4-0 on the week, downing Duquesne on the road 9-1, before sweeping Connecticut in three-games at Hawley Field … the Mountaineers are now 32-11 and hold a 11-7 Big East record … Joe Agreste led the offensive attack averaging a .563 batting average on the week, recording six runs, nine hits including two doubles, one triple and two home runs … the junior also recorded a team-tying best nine RBIs on the week with a 1.188 slugging percentage.

West Virginia starter Josh Whitlock pitched a strong seven innings on Friday … the Given, W.Va. native, gave up just one earned run off a season-low two hits, while walking five and striking out four to improve his record to a staff-best 7-3 … pitcher Matt Yurish earned two wins on the week, pitching against Duquesne and in game three against Connecticut … the senior pitched a total of 13.5 innings, allowing just four runs, three earned, and walking three while striking out 13 … he recorded a 2.03 ERA on the week and improved his record to 5-1.

Vince Belnome increased his team-high to 59 RBIs with four on the weekend, while Tobias Streich led the team with three doubles on the week … Tyler Kuhn continues to lead WVU with 79 hits, adding eight this weekend.

Notes & Quotes

West Virginia is now 32-11 and 11-7 in Big East play … the UConn sweep was just the second of the season in Big East play, WVU swept Pitt March 20-22 … the Mountaineers continue to have five players hitting .400 or better ... Kuhn, Agreste, Belnome, Parks, Gyorko.


This Week in Rowing

The Mountaineers are idle this week … they will travel to Philadelphia, Pa., on Friday, May 9, to compete in the Dad Vail Regatta on the Schuylkill River.

Last Week in Rowing

The West Virginia University rowing team traveled to Oak Ridge, Tenn., to compete in the Big East Championships on Melton Hill Lake.

Notes & Quotes

The varsity eight squad finished with a time of 7:12.47 in the preliminary round of competition at the Big East Championships on Sunday, April 27 ... the Mountaineers then went on to finish behind Louisville in the varsity eight petite finals with a time of 7:19.64 ... the varsity four posted a time of 8:24.60 in the preliminary round to move on to the afternoon finals … there, the Mountaineers recorded a time of 8:27.5 in the varsity four petite finals ... also competing at the Big East Championships was the novice eight boat that posted a time of 7:36.31 in the preliminary rounds, but failed to qualify for the afternoon finals.


This Week in Track & Field

West Virginia will travel to the 2008 Big East Outdoor Championships on May 2-4, in Philadelphia.

Last Week in Track & Field

WVU freshman Katelyn Williams won the college division high jump at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia … the Chesterland, Ohio, native high-jumped 1.77 meters or 5-feet-9¾ inches while Natasha Redman finished ninth after clearing a height of 1.64m … Alexandra Acker was WVU's other competitor in the field events ... Acker placed 18th in the pole vault at 3.49 meters … West Virginia did have success in its relays … the distance medley relay team of Katelyn Christopher, Katelyn Williams, Karly Hamric and Keri Bland set an outdoor school record with a time of 11:19.81 … the 4x400 relay placed 33rd at 3:47.61 … the relay was run by April Rotilio, Halimah Bashir, Chelsea Carrier and Brittany Hohn … the same group ran the 4x100 meter relay to a 37th- place finish at 47.28 … Carrier also ran the 100-meter hurdles and placed 22nd with a time of 14.23, while Bashir competed in the 400 intermediate hurdles and took 41st (1:04.64).

Notes & Quotes

The Mountaineers are looking to improve last year's seventh place finish at the outdoor league meet.


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