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WVU Baseball Star JJ Wetherholt Named to Lexington All-Region Team



WVU Baseball JJ Wetherholt

WVU baseball infielder JJ Wetherholt was selected as a member of the Lexington All-Region Team for his performance in the regional tournament held at the University of Kentucky this past weekend,

In three games, Wetherholt batted at a .538 clip, going 7-for-13 at the plate with a home run, two doubles, four RBIs and a stolen base. The sophomore also recorded a 1.000 fielding percentage while playing second base.

Wetherholt tallied a double against Indiana during Friday’s opener before compiling three hits against both Ball State and Kentucky. He belted his 16th home run of the season and drove in four runs during the Mountaineers’ win over Ball State.

With his three hits against the Wildcats, Wetherholt took over the top spot in the NCAA rankings with a .449 batting average. It is the highest average by a Power Five player since Buster Posey hit .463 for Florida State in 2008.

Wetherholt, who has been named a first-team All-American, is also 17 points ahead of LSU’s Dylan Crews, who sits in second place at .432, the highest of any player remaining in the 2023 NCAA Tournament. If all goes in Wetherholt’s favor, he will likely become the first Mountaineer in the history of the WVU baseball program to ever lead the country in hitting.

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