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WV Sports Now Daily Notebook – August 23



West Virginia Sports Now Daily Notebook

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).

**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.

**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.

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Mike Asti is an experienced media personality and journalist with a vast résumé and skillset, most notably with TribLIVE Radio, WPXI and 93.7 The Fan. Asti now serves as the Managing Editor of WV Sports Now, manages and serves as the lead host for Pittsburgh Sports Live and contributes to Steelers Now, Pittsburgh Sports Now and Nittany Sports Now. He also contributes to West Virginia's Metro News among other outlets.


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