West Virginia University pitcher Alek Manoah continues to add hardware to his collection. Just a few days after being taken 11th overall in the 2019 Major League Baseball draft, the junior right-hander was named the District 2 Player of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writer’s Association (NCBWA).
Manoah is the third Mountaineer to earn this honor and the second in three seasons. Right-hander Branden Zarbinsky was also named PotY in 2017 and current St. Louis Cardinal Jedd Gyorko earned this distinction in back to back years, 2009 and 2010.
Manoah had a historic season for the Mountaineers, leading the Big 12 in both ERA and strikeouts while winning Pitcher of the Week honors three (3) consecutive weeks and earned a fourth award later in the year.