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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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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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