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WVU Baseball Well Represented on All-East Region Team



WVU Baseball JJ Wetherholt celebrates a home run
JJ Wetherholt and teammates celebrate his three run shot, blowing the Mountaineer lead to 6 to 2. WVSN photo/Kelsie LeRose

WVU baseball was recognized on Tuesday with three recipients on the All-East Region team. Sophomore slugger JJ Wetherholt was named to the first team while pitchers Blaine Traxel and Carlson Reed were named to the second team.

The Mountaineers tied a program record 40 wins this season, the first since 1994.

West Virginia had a great season overall, but ran into a mental wall, losing seven out of their eight last games. WVU traveled to Austin to win the Big 12 outright but were swept by Texas. The Mountaineers did share the Big 12 Regular Season Championship and lost their first two games in the Big 12 Tournament before being selected to the Lexington regional. West Virginia fell to Indiana and Kentucky while defeating Ball State on Saturday.

Wetherholt had an incredible season, recording the highest batting average by a Power-5 player since Buster Posey in 2008. Wetherholt had an average of .449 with 16 homeruns and 60 runs batted in. Wetherholt also stole 36 bases during the year.

As for the other WVU baseball stars, Traxel posted a 3.86 ERA and 77 strikeouts over 105 innings and Reed recorded seven saves with a 2.61 ERA.

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