West Virginia University’s newest addition to its baseball roster is joining the team after being named as one of the Top 100 hitters in Division 1 baseball by the NCAA.
Hudson Byorick, a native of Auburn, Washington, transfers to the Mountaineers after playing the last two years at Wofford. Byorick, who was a senior this spring, will have one year of eligibility remaining.
Extremely excited to have the opportunity to continue my academic and athletic career at West Virginia University. I’m so thankful for my teammates, coaches, and lifelong memories made at Wofford college the past two years. I’m truly blessed to be a part of @WVUBaseball pic.twitter.com/xBIRtuRdhP
— Hud (@HudsonByorick) May 26, 2020
D1Baseball.com recognized Byorick as one the top 100 hitters in college baseball based on statistics from 2019 and the four weeks played of 2020. To qualify, a hitter must have a minimum 150 plate appearances in 2019 and 35 in 2020.
Byorick comes in at No. 29. In his two years at Wofford, he batted .336 with 93 hits, 53 RBIs and 63 runs scored, along with 11 stolen bases.
What a blessing https://t.co/81SHdRu1mC
— Hud (@HudsonByorick) April 4, 2020
In his career with the Terriers, Byorick played in 78 games with 77 starts in the outfield. In 2020, the team got in 17 games, in which Byroick started all of them in left field. He was second on the team with a .373 batting average on 22 hits, including seven doubles, 18 runs scored and eight RBIs.
During his full 2019 season, Byorick started 60 of 61 games in left field and finished the season third on the team in batting at .326 and second on the team with 45 RBIs. Also in 2019, he led the Southern Conference in walks with 45 and was the toughest to strikeout in the league (12.1). In addition to seeing success on the field, Byorick is also successful in the classroom — being named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll and SoCon Spring Academic All-Conference Team in both 2019 and 2020.
Before his time at Wofford, Byorick played at Pierce College, where he was named a West Division first team All-Star — batting .335 on the season with three home runs and 28 RBIs.