Jackson Wolf picked up his first MLB win in his first start for the Padres on Saturday in Detroit.
The WVU product pitched 5 innings, allowing 3 earned runs and 6 hits while recording a walk and a lone strikeout in his MLB debut. After a rough start to the game and giving up 3 in the second inning, Wolf calmed down and relied on the defense behind him to hold off the Tigers.
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) July 23, 2023
Wolf also benefited from San Diego’s bats exploding for 10 runs before he left the game. While Wolf’s first outing was far from perfect or overpowering, it definitely appears like he enough to earn more opportunities.
When Wolf was called up it was unclear if he would start or come out of the bullpen. It will be interesting to see how he’s handled moving forwarded.
Wolf, 24, was selected by the Padres in the fourth round of the 2021 MLB Draft out of West Virginia. Since being drafted, the 6-foot-7 lefty split his first full professional season between High-A and Double-A. To this point in 2023, Wolf has has made 17 starts with Double-A San Antonio. He has a 3.39 ERA through 85 innings.
Jackson Wolf finished his WVU career with a stellar senior season, compiling a 6-5 record with a 3.05 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 89 innings — capped off with a 139 pitch complete game against Texas, in which he gave up just five hits, one earned run and struck out seven Longhorns.
Over his WVU career, Wolf compiled a 12-11 record with a 3.62 ERA in 208.2 innings. He struck out 205 batters while allowing 178 hits, 88 walks and holding opposing batters to a .231 batting average.
Get WVSN in your mailbox!
WVU Basketball Players Hosting Kids Camp Through Country Roads Trust
WVU HC Neal Brown Calls QB Garrett Greene ‘Game-Time Decision’ for Saturday
WV Sports Now Daily Notebook – September 22
Can 2023 Mountaineers Join Long List of WVU Teams to Enact Revenge?
WVU Football Goes with Golden Uniforms to Open Big 12 Play
WVU DB Beanie Bishop Blasts Pitt QB Phil Jurkovec, Calls Him Bad at His Job
The Rock Picks WVU Over Pitt in Backyard Brawl
Neal Brown Confirms WVU Football CB Out for Season
2025 4-Star WR Adds WVU Football to His Massive List of Offers
Twitter Reaction to West Virginia’s 17-6 Win Over Pitt in 106th Backyard Brawl
Country Roads Webcast: WVU Football-Texas Tech Preview, Predictions
Country Roads Webcast: Backyard Brawl Review, Reaction
Watch: WVU Fans Sing Their Version of Sweet Caroline During Backyard Brawl
Watch: WVU Football Coaches, Players Recap Pitt Win, Preview Texas Tech
Watch: Ref to Geno Smith: ‘I’m Talking to America Here’
Breaking Down WVU Football’s Committments for 2024
7shares Share Tweet Reddit CommentsWith some new recruits announcing commitments to the WVU football program this week, the 2024 class...
Complete List of High School Recruits Offered by WVU Football
6shares Share Tweet Reddit CommentsTo say the WVU football program has been putting in a lot of recruiting work since...
Transfer Players Who Have Signed with West Virginia Football
5shares Share Tweet Reddit CommentsSince the Mountaineers have been increasingly active in pursuing transfers lately and there’s an important distinction...