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WVU Baseball Great Alek Manoah Reaches MLB Milestone



In his first start since his dominant performance in the MLB All-Star Game, former West Virginia pitcher and current Toronto Blue Jay Alek Manoah picked up right where he left off and achieved a career milestone.

Manoah, who was named an All-Star this season for the first time in his still young MLB career, struck out 7 Boston batters in 6 full innings and earned the win, his 11th of the season.

The 24-year-old allowed only one run in the gem of a start. Manoah now currently owns a double digit win total on the season, which marks a new single season best after going 9-2 during his rookie year and winning 9 games throughout the first half of this season.

Manoah was drafted by the Blue Jays in the 11th round of the 2019 draft. Before being drafted, he finished off a stellar college career at WVU, recording a 2.81 career ERA with the Mountaineers. He was named the Big 12’s best pitcher in 2019 after going 9-4 with a 2.08 ERA and totaling 144 strikeouts in 108 1/3 innings.

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