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Wolf Named WVU Student-Athlete of the Week

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (April 26, 2021) – After a career outing in Friday night’s win at Kansas State, senior left-handed pitcher Jackson Wolf of the baseball team has been named the WVU Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by University Apartments. 

Wolf struck out a career-high 10 batters in the Mountaineers’ 4-3, 11-inning victory over the Wildcats at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas. The Gahanna, Ohio, native tossed 8.0 innings, allowing three runs on six hits on a career-high 128 pitches. He left the contest in the bottom of the ninth with a lead before settling for a no decision. Additionally, Wolf retired K-State in order three times.  

With the performance, Wolf has now tallied at least seven strikeouts in six of his nine starts this season. He enters the week with a 3.44 ERA and 64 strikeouts in a team-best 55 innings. 

This Week in Women’s Soccer: After earning a first-round bye, the No. 5-seeded Mountaineers begin their journey in the 2020-21 NCAA Tournament on Saturday in the second round against the winner of the Rice-Furman match … kickoff at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina, is set for 12 p.m. ET.  

Last Week in Women’s Soccer: WVU earned its 21st consecutive NCAA Tournament bid on April 19, good for the fifth-longest streak in the nation. 

Notes: WVU is 23-17-5 all-time in the NCAA Tournament … the Mountaineers have never played Rice or Furman in their 25-year history as a program … West Virginia finished the 2020-21 regular season with a 10-2-1 mark, including 7-2 in Big 12 play … the Mountaineers were unbeaten in their spring, regular-season slate, finishing 3-0-1 with a pair of top-10 wins … WVU has won at least 10 games in each of the last 21 seasons, with at least one win over a top-10 opponent in 15 of the last 16 campaigns … this year’s NCAA Tournament features 48 teams and will be played entirely in the state of North Carolina … the event runs from April 27-May 17 … WVU last played on April 10, a 1-1 draw at then-No. 12 Virginia. 

This Week in Track and Field: West Virginia is back in action at home Saturday, May 1, for the Mountaineer Twilight, at the Track and Field Complex, at Mylan Park, in Morgantown.  

Last Week in Track and Field: The Mountaineers were idle last week. 

Notes: On April 17 at the EKU Twilight, redshirt freshman Ceili McCabe made her 3,000-meter steeplechase debut … her performance broke the WVU outdoor program record with a first-place collegiate showing (9:57.93) and a second-place finish overall … McCabe’s time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase surpassed former All-American Amy Cashin’s school record of 9:58.75, which she set at the 2018 NCAA Championship, in Eugene, Oregon … junior Katherine Dowie also competed in the 3,000- meter steeplechase, placing sixth overall with a time of 10:17.3 … Dowie’s 3,000-meter steeplechase time lands her fifth in WVU outdoor program history … at the Virginia Challenge on April 17 junior Sada Wright placed seventh in the discus throw with a personal-best distance of 48.46 meters … Wright’s discus throw distance was second best in WVU program history. 

This Week in Baseball: The Mountaineers return to Morgantown to begin an 11-game homestand, which begins with a three-game series against TCU from April 30-May 2, at Monongalia County Ballpark … Friday’s series opener is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, while Saturday and Sunday’s games will begin at 2 p.m., and 1 p.m., respectively. 

Last Week in Baseball: West Virginia (15-18, 6-9 Big 12) dropped two-of-three games at Kansas State, from April 23-25, at Tointon Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas … the Mountaineers earned a 4-3 win in 11 innings in Friday’s series opener, before falling in the final two games, 5-2 and 9-4 … senior left-handed pitcher Jackson Wolf recorded one of the best outings of his career on Friday, tallying a career-high 10 strikeouts in 8.0 innings of work … the Gahanna, Ohio, native threw 128 pitches, a career high, and allowed three runs on six hits in a no decision … sophomore right-hander Jacob Watters earned the win after allowing no hits or runs in 3.0 innings out of the bullpen with six strikeouts … the Mountaineers scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 11th inning on a Wildcat throwing error … on the weekend, WVU was led offensively by sophomore catcher/infielder Matt McCormick, who went 6-for-12 (.500) with two doubles, two RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base … sophomore left-hander Jake Carr and freshman right-hander Carlson Reed took losses on the mound for WVU in the series.  

Notes: After the K-State series, the Mountaineers hold a 13-11 advantage over the Wildcats all-time … Saturday’s game marked the 800th for WVU’s Randy Mazey as a head coach, as well as fifth-year senior infielder Kevin Brophy’s 100th career start at WVU … senior infielder Tyler Doanes’ stolen base on Sunday marked the 36th of his career, moving him into a tie for No. 10 in program history in the category … WVU is 6-20 all-time against TCU … freshman infielder Mikey Kluska leads West Virginia with 36 hits and 23 RBI on the season … Brophy and McCormick are tied for the team lead with six home runs … Wolf, who has tallied at least seven strikeouts in six of his nine starts this season, enters the week with a 3.44 ERA and 64 strikeouts in a team-best 55 innings. 

This Week in Golf: West Virginia compete in the Big 12 Golf Championship from April 26-28 in Hutchison, Kansas, at Prairie Dunes Country Club on the 6,974-yard, par-70 course … the format will consist of a total of 72 holes across three days with 36 holes scheduled on Monday, followed by 18 holes each on Tuesday and Wednesday … pairings will consist of twosomes, with play beginning off both the No. 1 and No. 10 tees each of the four rounds … West Virginia will be paired with Iowa State and will tee off on No. 1 at 10:30 a.m. ET on Monday. 

Last Week in Golf: WVU was idle since winning the Mountaineer Invitational on April 13. 

Notes: Seniors Etienne Papineau, Mark Goetz, Logan Perkins, junior Kurtis Grant (substitute), sophomore Trent Tipton and freshman Jackson Davenport make up the WVU lineup … Papineau boasts the most experience with three Big 12 Championship appearances (2017, 2018 and 2019) … Perkins competed in the 2019 Big 12 Championship, while Goetz participated in the 2018 Big 12 Championship … the rest of the lineup will make their Big 12 debuts … last year’s Big 12 Championship was canceled due to COVID-19. 

Press Release Courtesy of West Virginia University Athletics Communications

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