West Virginia’s Kade Strowd (1-1, 1.56 ERA) has been named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced on Monday evening.
Strowd, who had an unbelievable game on Sunday afternoon in Corvallis, Oregon against the defending NCAA Champions, the Oregon State Beavers, was more than deserving of this honor. Strowd took a no-hitter into the 7th inning, ultimately allowing just 1 hit over 6.1 innings and striking out 5. While he did walk an astounding 9 baserunners, his defense saved him as they turned 5 double plays. Strowd said after the game that he had “never had a defense like that behind him...the credit’s to them.”
It’s clear that Strowd owes his defense for helping him put up such an amazing statline, and the best way to do that would be to shut down Kent State this coming Sunday.
WVU will open their 1st home series of the season on Friday afternoon against Kent State University. We will have a series preview for you by Thursday evening, so check back here to see what WVU will have to look out for in the Golden Flashes lineup!