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The Shotgun/Throwdown: West Virginia’s Robby Porco named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week

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West Virginia freshman Robby Porco was named the Big 12 Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week after an excellent performance in the first Big 12 start of his career against Kansas. He shared the honor with Kansas State sophomore Tyson Neighbors.

Porco helped the Mountaineers get a win in their series against Kansas on Sunday. The right-handed pitcher struck out 12 Jayhawk batters in six innings, which is the most strikeouts for a WVU pitcher this season. He also allowed just two runs, only one of which was earned, on just three hits during the game.

Porco joins graduate student Blaine Traxel as the second Mountaineer this year to be named conference Pitcher of the Week. Porco is also the first WVU freshman pitcher to win the weekly award since the team joined the Big 12 in the spring of 2013.


Porco, Wallace Help Mountaineers Salvage Finale Against Kansas

The West Virginia baseball team won the last game in its Big 12 series against Kansas this past weekend. The Mountaineers earned the 12-3 victory thanks to freshman Robby Porco’s dominant showing on the mound. WVU lost the first two games of this series against the Jayhawks, which knocked the Mountaineers out of the top 25 and declined their conference record to 3-3.

Mountaineers Head to Penn State for Midweek Matchup

The Mountaineers will look to bounce back tonight with their nonconference matchup at Penn State. WVU enters the midweek game with a 23-9 record, while the Nittany Lions are 17-11.


Mazzulla continues historic season in Boston

Former West Virginia men’s basketball player Joe Mazzulla has led the Celtics to the #2 seed in the Eastern Conference, as Boston heads into the NBA Playoffs this weekend.

Around the Big 12

TCU’s Silva, K-State’s Neighbors, WVU’s Porco & KU’s Elvis Grab Big 12 Baseball Weekly Honors

TCU freshman infielder Anthony Silva was named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week. Silva hit .615 with a pair of home runs and three stolen bases last week.

Around the NCAA

Ranking the 10 best college football quarterbacks heading into the 2023 season

USC junior Caleb Williams is the top quarterback going into the 2023 college football season, followed by Michael Penix Jr. from Washington.

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