After one of the best Aprils in the country, Alek Manoah has been recognized as the National Pitcher of the Month by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
Manoah spearheaded the Mountaineer defense throughout the month of April, maintaining a 3-0 record in four appearances, including two complete games against Texas Tech and Kansas and a streak of 34.1 straight scoreless innings.
His Texas Tech and Kansas performances each came with 15 strikeouts, the first-ever Mountaineer to complete that feat.
This is the third honor that Manoah has received from the NCBWA, as he twice received National Pitcher of the Week honors for his performances against Kansas and Texas Tech. He is the second Mountaineer to receive that honor twice in the same season, following Hunter Musgrave in 2013.
WVU Baseball will return to the diamond against Virginia Tech on Wednesday in Blacksburg. They jump back in to Big 12 play on Friday on the road against Kansas State, and Manoah is the usual Friday starter.