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WVU Pitcher Ben Hampton Named Freshman All-American



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West Virginia left-hander Ben Hampton has been named a 2021 Freshman All-American, Perfect Game announced Tuesday morning.

Hampton, from De Pere, Wisconsin, made 10 starts and 14 appearances for WVU this season with a 4.83 ERA. He went 4-3 with 47 strikeouts and 15 walks in 54 innings. He was also named to the Big 12 All-Freshman team following the season.

Hampton is WVU’s third freshman All-American in the last two years after infielder Matt McCormick and pitcher Jake Carr earned the honor in 2020.

Other Big 12 players named All-Americans include TCU infielder Brayden Taylor and reliever River Ridings, Texas relievers Tanner Witt and Aaron Nixon and Kansas State shortstop Nick Goodwin.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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