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WVU Baseball’s Alex Khan to Join Pakistan’s World Baseball Classic Team

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A player will be representing West Virginia on a world stage. WVU baseball sophomore infielder Alex Khan has been selected to play for the Pakistan Baseball Federation in the upcoming World Baseball Classic Panama Qualifiers.

This double-elimination tournament runs from Sept. 30-Oct. 5, in Panama City, Panama. The countries of Argentina, Brazil, New Zealand, Nicaragua and Panama will also take part in the tournament. The extra incentive of this event is that the top-two teams will advance to be part of the 2023 World Baseball Classic field next March.

Khan, who is from Maryland, is eligible to play for Pakistan because his father was born there.

After not competing in the past years, Pakistan first formed a WBC team in 2017, but did not qualify.

Last season, Khan played in 31 games and started 6 of them for the Mountaineers. He recorded three RBI and scored two runs.

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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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