The 6-foot-5, 215-pound O'Laughlin committed to WVU late Saturday, spurning offers from Cincinnati, Western Kentucky, Western Michigan and a host of mid-major programs.
The sophomore righthander threw only 16 pitches before leaving with an arm injury in Saturday's 8-4 loss at K-State.
The reliever silenced Kansas State late and contributed to a four-run, eighth-inning uprising as No. 21 West Virginia won the series opener 9-7 on Friday night in Manhattan.
There's a hometown angle to West Virginia facing Virginia Tech, one that dates back more than 20 years.
The No. 21 Mountaineers visit Big 12 cellar dwellar Kansas State this weekend with "a big trap staring us right in the face” says coach Randy Mazey.
Tyrese Allen, a small-school standout from Paintsville, Ky., says his recruiting process is "a done deal" after committing to West Virginia.
Ivan Gonzalez homered, Riley Troutt threw five innings of scoreless relief and No. 21 West Virginia won its first game as a ranked team in 35 years Tuesday night.
West Virginia's most experienced offensive lineman went down during Saturday's spring game with apparent knee injury.
WVU forward sustained the injury while tangling arms with Texas forward Jarrett Allen during the Big 12 quarterfinals.
Allan Taylor's Gold & Blue Lunch Report unpacks two key takeaways from the Mountaineers' 15 spring practices.