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West Virginia sophomore Michael Grove was named Big 12 pitcher of the week and one of Collegiate Baseball’s national players of the week.


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia’s Michael Grove took a perfect game into the eighth inning on Saturday and took home two awards Monday. The sophomore right-hander was named Big 12 Pitcher of the Week and one of the National Players of the Week by Collegiate Baseball.

A product of Wheeling Park High, Grove retired the first 23 batters he faced during an 8-0 win over Kansas. A two-out single that broke up the perfect game turned out to be the lone Jayhawks baserunner as Grove fanned 12 over eight innings.

His record improved to 3-1 with his third consecutive quality start.

The Mountaineers (19-11) visit No. 21 Maryland on Tuesday before opening a three-game series against No. 2 TCU on Friday.

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