The West Virginia Sports Now Daily Notebook is a daily recap of news concerning West Virginia University Athletics.
**Update (7:30 p.m.)-
Former West Virginia pitcher Jacob Watters made his professional debut on Tuesday afternoon.
Watters, a fourth round selection of the Oakland Athletics in the 2022 MLB June Amateur Draft, threw one shutout inning and recorded a strikeout against the Chicago Cubs in an Arizona Complex League matchup.
Prior to being drafted, Watters pitched three seasons for West Virginia, compiling a 7-8 record with a 5.27 ERA in 42 appearances (12 starts).
Jacob Watters (p) – 2022 4th Round pick out of West Virginia – made his professional debut. 1 IP/1 SO.@MiLB @baseballpro @sfchronicle @SFGate @mercnews @Athletics @AthleticsFarm @athleticsnation @WVUBaseball pic.twitter.com/CWn9M6NhHX
— Ray R. Rardin II (@rardin_ray) August 23, 2022
**Update (4:30 p.m.)-
Trey Braithwaite has earned his first promotion in the Cincinnati Reds farm system.
After a stint with the Reds’ rookie ball team in the Arizona Complex League, Braithwaite was brought up to pitch for the Daytona Tortugas, Cincinnati’s Class A affiliate.
Braithwaite was selected by the Reds in the 16th round of the 2022 MLB June Amateur Draft out of West Virginia. He appeared in two games in the ACL, earning one win while throwing two innings, allowing two hits and no runs. Braithwaite walked one batter and struck out two.
Braithwaite pitched for West Virginia this past spring after transferring from Navy, where he played for four seasons.
𝐖𝐄𝐋𝐂𝐎𝐌𝐄 𝐓𝐎 #𝐓𝐔𝐆𝐀𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍!
In conjunction with the @Reds, we have added the following members of the 2022 draft class:
🐢 RHP Trey Braithwaite
🐢 LHP Bryce Hubbart
🐢 RHP Zach Maxwell
🐢 LHP Joseph Menefee
— Daytona Tortugas (@daytonatortugas) August 23, 2022
**Update (10:30 am) –
Former NFL wide receiver Ryan Switzer thanks the WVU football program for inviting him to help assist during football camp, especially with the wide receivers. It appears the West Virginia native enjoyed his experience and wants to parlay that into a coaching career.
Back home with the family! I really enjoyed the time I spent up in Morgantown with @WVUfootball. A LOT of learning fit into a couple of weeks. I’m fired up to see what next season holds for me as I begin my coaching career!
— Ryan Switzer (@Switz) August 23, 2022