Musgrave Named Athlete of the Week

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  • By Abby Norman
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  • April 29, 2013 01:03 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - West Virginia University baseball student-athlete Harrison Musgrave has been named the Varsity Sports Report Athlete of the Week for his performance last Friday against Kansas.

Musgrave led the Mountaineers to a 1-0 win in game one with a complete game shutout, allowing just four hits (3 infield hits) in 9.0 innings. Musgrave struck out five, walking just one, in the 111- pitch effort. Musgrave retired the Jayhawks in order in the first, second, fourth, fifth, sixth and ninth innings.

It was the second-consecutive complete game shutout that Musgrave has had after beating Texas, 1-0, on April 19. Musgrave now has a scoreless innings streak of 25.0, during which he has allowed 13 hits and has struck out 16, walking five.

For the season, Musgrave is 7-1 with a 2.36 ERA in 11 starts. Currently, he is riding a six-game winning streak and has yet to lose in Big 12 play, posting a 4-0 record. In conference play, he has a 0.97 ERA, striking out 36 in 37.0 innings and has allowed just four earned runs.

WVU Student-Athletes of the Week
Week 1: Christal Caldwell, Women’s Basketball
Week 2: Haily VandePoel, Women’s Swimming and Diving
Week 3: Hailey Barrett, Women’s Tennis
Week 4: Christal Caldwell, Women’s Basketball/Sydney Cummings, Women’s Track and Field
Week 5: Petra Zublasing, Rifle
Week 6: Kaylyn Millick, Gymnastics
Week 7: Petra Zublasing, Rifle
Week 8: Rachael Burnett, Women’s Swimming and Diving
Week 9: Petra Zublasing, Rifle
Week 10: Matt Frazer, Baseball
Week 11: Mandie Nugent, Women’s Swimming and Diving
Week 12: Jordan Hamric, Women’s Track and Field
Week 13: Katlyn Shelar, Women’s Track and Field
Week 14: Dan Dierdorff, Baseball
Week 15: Harrison Musgrave, Baseball
Week 16: Harrison Musgrave, Baseball

-This Week in Baseball
The WVU baseball team returns to Hawley Field to take on Pitt on Tuesday, April 30, for the last home game in Morgantown this season … first pitch is set for 6 p.m., and the game has been designated as a “Dollar Night” with all tickets, hot dogs, popcorn and Coca-Colas available for just one dollar … WVU will then host Oklahoma from May 3-5, at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston … Friday’s game begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a 4 p.m., start on Saturday and Sunday’s finale begins at 1 p.m.

-Last Week in Baseball
The Mountaineers went 4-0 last week, highlighted by a sweep of Kansas in Beckley over the weekend … WVU won game one, 1-0, on Friday and then took two games of a doubleheader of Saturday … in game two the Mountaineers won, 4-3, while winning game three 3-2 in 12 innings.

-Notes & Quotes
Pitching was once again strong against Kansas as the team finished with a 1.50 ERA, 22 strikeouts and just four walks … sophomore left-hander Harrison Musgrave threw his second-consecutive complete game shutout, allowing just four hits with five strikeouts and one walk … on Saturday, senior right-hander Dan Dierdorff also threw a complete game, allowing three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and one walk … senior right fielder Brady Wilson led the offense, batting 5-for-12 with one run, one double, one triple and one stolen base.

Track and Field
-This Week in Track and Field
The West Virginia University track and field team is set to compete in its first-ever Big 12 Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Waco, Texas … competition runs from May 3-5, at the Hart-Patterson Track and Field Complex.

-Last Week in Track and Field
The Mountaineers competed last weekend at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa., and the Ashland Alumni Open in Ashland, Ohio.

-Notes & Quotes
On Thursday at the Penn Relays, Jordan Hamric, Aubrey Moskal, Sarah Martinelli and Sarah McCauley all competed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase … Hamric had the top time of the night for the Mountaineers by finishing third in the championship heat, with a time of 10:21.79 … Moskal came in fifth in the championship heat, with a personal-best time of 10:30.11 … Moskal’s time moves her up to No. 4 on WVU’s all-time list in program history … in the collegiate heat of the steeplechase, Martinelli was the top finisher for WVU with a personal-best time of 10:34 … Martinelli is now ranked No. 5 in WVU program history … all three runners are ranked in the top-8 in the Big 12 with Hamric ranked No. 3 and Moskal and Martinelli ranked No. 5 and No. 7, respectively … the WVU throwers were in action at the Ashland Alumni Open … Heather Adams led the way with a personal-best throw in the discus … Adams finished second in Heat 2 with a mark of 46.57 meters, which is ranked No. 2 on WVU’s all-time list in program history.

-This Week in Women’s Tennis
WVU (4-17, 0-9) has completed its 2013 spring season.

-Last Week in Women’s Tennis
The Mountaineers were defeated by seventh-seeded Kansas State, 4-0, at the Big 12 Championships in Norman, Okla.

-Notes & Quotes
Three players, Vivian Tsui, Hailey Barrett and Emily Mathis, led the Mountaineers with seven singles victories apiece … in addition, Mathis also completed the season with team-leading total of nine doubles victories and 16 combined victories.

“With one season of Big 12 Conference play under our belts, I hope we understand where we stand right now. The girls that are returning now have a better idea of how much work they will have to do in order to get better. Thirteen of our losses came to top-70 teams, so we know we have to be competitive at this level. We need to work hard every day, all year long. It is time to quit making excuses and start working hard. We did some good things this year, and we had some milestone wins. However, we are far from satisfied.”
-coach Tina Samara

-This Week in Women’s Rowing
The West Virginia University rowing team will travel to Kansas City, Kan., to compete for the Big 12 Championship title on May 4 at the Wyandote County Lake … WVU will race against Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, and Texas for the title.

-Last Week in Women’s Rowing
The Mountaineers competed in a double dual against Bucknell, UConn and Delaware, in Lewisberry, Pa., hosted by Bucknell on the Pinchot Lake.

-Notes & Quotes
The WVU crew of Bethany Anne Sapen, Melinda Sharon, Mollie Rosen, Tamyra Roberts, Hilary Meale, Mary Ignatiadis, Jeannine McCarty, Elizabeth Duarte and coxswain Ellen Shular pulled ahead of Bucknell and finished first in the second varsity 8+ heat with a time of 7:05.7, pacing round one of racing for the Mountaineers … WVU’s other four crews all placed second in round one of racing … in round two of racing, the Mountaineers picked up with three first place finishes and one second place finish … the first varsity 4+ crew with coxswain Sarah Dodd finished ahead of Delaware with a time of 7:27.5, while the first and second varsity 8+ crews also finished first with wins over Delaware.