WVU Baseball’s Alex Khan to Join Pakistan’s World Baseball Classic Team
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.
Good luck to @alexkhan024 as he joins the Pakistan Baseball Federation for the upcoming @WBCBaseball qualifiers! 🇵🇰
➡️ https://t.co/9Q9n9Znahn#HailWV pic.twitter.com/h1CfG9yD91
— WVU Baseball (@WVUBaseball) September 29, 2022
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.