Roundup: State baseball lands Nitro’s McDonough
West Virginia State baseball coach Sean Loyd announced Tuesday that Nitro standout Ryan McDonough has signed to play for the Yellow Jackets in 2014-15.
McDonough hit .447 as a senior and knocked in 29 runs, helping Nitro to a 24-9 record and advance to the regional final before falling to eventual state champion Hurricane.
The Wildcats advanced to the state tournament during McDonough’s freshman and sophomore seasons, finishing as the state runners-up in 2012. That season, he drove in 32 runs and posted an 8-2 pitching record while striking out 66 in just over 55 innings.
WVU SPORTS: HOOPS CAMP: CORRECTIONS: A Greenbrier Classic story Tuesday morning on golfer Billy Hurley III inadvertently identified him as a U.S. Military Academy graduate, though the headline correctly identified him as a Navy grad. Also, the Walker Cup was incorrectly described: It is an amateur match-play competition in which Hurley played in 2005. The Palmer Cup is the match-play event for collegians and, as it happened, Hurley played for the U.S. in that as well.