The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

College Sports

April 30, 2013

Musgrave wins another Big 12 weekly award

Mountaineeers host old rival Pitt tonight before series with Sooners

The Big 12 didn’t even have to change the picture on its website.

For the second week in a row, and the third time this season, West Virginia University sophomore left-hander Harrison Musgrave was named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week after his complete game shutout win over Kansas Friday night at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley.

Musgrave, a Bridgeport native, gave up only four hits in that contest, and only one of them left the infield. He struck out five and walked only one.

It was the second consecutive complete game shutout for Musgrave, who also beat Texas 1-0 on the road on April 19. He’s now pitched 25 consecutive scoreless innings.

On the season, Musgrave is 7-1 with a 2.36 ERA. In conference play, he has a 4-0 record and a 0.97 ERA.

With the honor, Musgrave became only the 13th pitcher in Big 12 history to collect three or more weekly honors in the same season.

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Musgrave will be on the hill again Friday night in Charleston when WVU opens a three-game series against No. 10 Oklahoma at Appalachian Power Park.

The Mountaineers (27-18), tied with Kansas State for third place in the Big 12 with a 9-6 league mark, are just one game behind the Sooners (10-5), who sit atop the league standings.

This weekend’s critical series will begin with a 6:30 p.m. start on Friday. The series will continue at 4 p.m. on Saturday and conclude with a 1 p.m. battle on Sunday.

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There’s little doubt that WVU is looking forward to the weekend series, but it certainly isn’t looking ahead.

Before it gets a shot at Oklahoma, WVU will first face an old rival when Pitt visits Morgantown’s Hawley Field tonight for a 6 p.m. game.

The No. 17 Panthers are ranked higher than ever before in the program’s history. Pitt is 32-10 overall and 12-3 in Big East play. The Panthers have won six straight games and are coming off a weekend sweep of Cincinnati.

The teams met once already this season, with WVU claiming an 8-7 victory at Pittsburgh’s Charles L. Cost Field on March 12.

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