West Virginia sophomore pitcher Harrison Musgrave has been named The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association National Pitcher of the Week as well as a Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week. Musgrave earned his fourth Big 12 Pitcher of the Week honor for his performance on Saturday against TCU.
Musgrave became just the second pitcher to win four Big 12 Pitcher of the Week honors in a single season (Ryan Rupe, Texas A&M, 1998) and has now won two NCBWA and Louisville Slugger national weekly awards this season.
Musgrave led the Mountaineers to a 2-0 win in game one against TCU with a complete-game shutout, allowing just three hits in 9.0 innings. The Bridgeport, W.Va., native struck out a career-high 14 batters, walking just one, in the 143 pitch effort (104 strikes). His 14 strikeouts were a single-season high in the Big 12 this season. Musgrave retired the Horned Frogs in order in the first, second, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh innings, including a streak of 15-consecutive batters from the third to the eighth innings.
For the season, Musgrave is 8-1 with a 2.14 ERA in 13 starts with three complete games, three shutouts and 76 strikeouts. He is currently riding a seven-game winning streak and has yet to lose in Big 12 play, posting a 5-0 record. In conference play, he has a 1.02 ERA, striking out 61 in 53.0 innings and has allowed just six earned runs. In the conference only rankings, he is first in wins (5), opponent batting average (.145), shutouts (3) and complete games (3), while ranking second in ERA (1.02), innings pitched (53.0) and strikeouts (61).
Along with Musgrave, Oklahoma State’s Zach Fish has also won an NCBWA weekly award, collecting National Player of the Week honors on March 18.