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West Virginia Sports Now Daily Notebook – May 30

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Update (3:38 p.m.) – 

** WVU Baseball (33-22, 14-10) missed out on a 2022 NCAA Tournament berth. Projected to either the Blacksburg or Knoxville Regionals, the Mountaineers were omitted entirely when the Field of 64 was released earlier today. Two losses in the 2022 Big 12 Championship (Oklahoma and Kansas State) to close the conference tournament are predominantly responsible for rendering WVU’s season complete.

A record-setting 14-win conference record and a 33-win season should have elicited inclusion, but West Virginia watched, instead, as Texas and Oklahoma State were selected as regional hosts and TCU and Oklahoma were shifted into the College Station and Gainesville Regionals, respectively.

West Virginia finishes its 2022 slate with 35 games against .500+ opponents, 19 Top-100 wins, and zero three-game losing streaks. West Virginia is one of the only teams in the country to maintain a regular season sans three-game skid, and considering the strength of the Big 12 this year and the youth of the WVU lineup, it’s an achievement worth celebrating.

Looking forward to 2023, WVU loses shortstop Tevin Tucker and right fielder Austin Davis from its normal lineup, as well as catcher Vince Ippoliti and pitchers Zach Bravo, Zach Ottinger, Noah Short, Trey Braithwaite, Daniel Ouderkirk, Chase Smith, and Tim Wynia.

Update (3:00 p.m.) –

**Men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins is participating in a fishing tournament to raise money for his own cancer foundation.

Update (2:04 p.m.) –

**West Virginia football 2023 target Zachary Aamland (6-foot-6, 285-pounds) is set to make his decision today at 5:00 p.m. Aamland is a three-star offensive tackle that is choosing between Illinois, Pittsburgh and West Virginia. Three out of three 247Sports experts predict Illinois. Aamland is from Hun School in Princeton, New Jersey.

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