Second basemen Mikey Kluska is transferring from West Virginia to Richmond, he announced on Twitter yesterday. Kluska has appeared in 92 games and started 84 over the last two years for West Virginia.
I would like to thank West Virginia for the past two years!
I’m excited for this next opportunity at the University of Richmond. 🕷🕷🕷 pic.twitter.com/plYfvI5GOy
— Mikey Kluska (@kluska_mikey25) July 11, 2022
He has struggled to find a rhythm offensively in his two seasons. He’s a career .226/.288/.318 hitter. He also declined from his freshman to sophomore season going from a .239/.298/.335 in his All Big 12 Freshman team season to a .213/.277/.298 season last year.
He showed a lot of promise when he came to West Virginia University from White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia as he was the first true freshman, West Virginia native to start in the field on Opening Day since Jedd Gyorko in 2008.
He now becomes the fourth player from last year’s team to leave West Virginia via the transfer portal following catcher McQwire Holbrook and pitchers Zach Ottinger and Deaton Oak.
The team is coming off a strong season in which they went 33-22 overall and a program record 14-10 in Big 12 conference games.
Kluska will leave West Virginia for a Richmond team that went 30-26 overall last season and 11-13 in the Atlantic 10.
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