West Virginia sophomore pitcher Harrison Musgrave has been named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s National Pitcher of the Week.
Musgrave led the Mountaineers to a 1-0 win in game one at Texas with a complete game shutout, allowing just six hits (three infield hits). Musgrave struck out nine, walking just two, in the 124-pitch effort in which he retired the Longhorns in order in the first, second, sixth and seventh innings. It was the first time since the final game of the 2011 regular season (Texas A&M) that Texas had been shutout at home in complete game fashion in Big 12 play.
For the season, Musgrave is 6-1 with a 2.70 ERA in 10 starts. Currently, he is riding a five-game winning streak and has yet to lose in Big 12 play, posting a 3-0 record. In conference play, he has a 1.29 ERA, striking out 31 in 28.0 innings and has allowed just four earned runs. In all games on the year, Musgrave ranks fourth in the league in wins, sixth in innings pitched and opponent batting average and eighth in strikeouts.
Musgrave has two Big 12 Pitcher of the Week honors this season and was named Collegiate Baseball Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week this year as well.
The NCBWA Board reviews candidates from each Division I Conference each week and names winners each Tuesday throughout the season.