Baseball Nine Earn Honors

WVU had a school-record nine players named to the All-Big East baseball team on Monday.

The total marks a school record formally held by the 2006 team that produced six All-Big East performers. WVU produced the most representatives in the conference, as Louisville trailed with six conference performers while USF finished with five conference honorees.

The group was headlined by four All-Big East First Team players in shortstop Jedd Gyorko, outfielder Justin Parks, catcher Tobias Streich and pitcher Jarryd Summers.

Gyorko, the 2008 Big East Rookie of the Year, garnered his second conference honor after earning a spot on the second team last season. Parks is also a two-time recipient of the All-Big East Team, joining Gyorko on the second team in 2008.

Summers, a Sharpsville, Pa., native, became the first WVU pitcher to make the All-Big East First Team since Zac Cline earned the honor in 2004.

Second baseman/designated hitter Vince Belnome was WVU's lone representative on the All-Big East Second Team. The junior from Coatesville, Pa., is hitting a team-leading .426 with nine home runs and a conference-best 82 RBIs.

Four members in third baseman Dan DiBartolomeo, outfielder Austin Markel, and pitchers Billy Gross and Chris Enourato received All-Big East Third Team honors.

West Virginia opens Big East Tournament play today against Connecticut.


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