Former WVU ace Alek Manoah will take the mound for the first time as a pro Saturday night. Manoah was activated on the Vancouver Canadians roster hours before his debut vs. Spokane.
The 21-year-old righty was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round of the 2019 MLB, becoming WVU’s highest selection since 1997.
In 2019, Manoah was 9-4 in 108 innings of work for the Mountaineers. He holds WVU’s single-season strikeouts record with 144.
He is the first player in program history to be named to six All-America teams in a single season and earned the 2019 Big 12 pitcher of the year honor.
Manoah looks to lead the Canadians (17-25) to their third consecutive victory tonight. First pitch vs. the Indians (24-18) is set for 9:30 p.m. ET.