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Cramer Earns Third Big 12 Player of the Week Honor

May 9, 2016

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – For the third time this season, West Virginia University junior first baseman Jackson Cramer has been named the Big 12 Player of the Week.

Cramer, who was also crowned Player of the Week last week and on April 4, is just the fifth player in conference history to win the award three or more times in a single season. Additionally, he is the seventh player to earn Player of the Week accolades in back-to-back weeks and the first since 2013.

West Virginia has earned nine Big 12 weekly honors, the most in a season since WVU joined the Big 12 for the 2013 season and second-most of any school in the conference this year.

WVU won all three Big 12 weekly awards on May 2, the first sweep of the Player, Pitcher and Newcomer of the Week awards by any Big 12 school. Cramer was named the Player of the Week, while junior Chad Donato was named the Pitcher of the Week and freshman Ivan Vera earned the newcomer honor.

A Coppell, Texas, native, Cramer backed up his Big 12 Player of the Week showing with another strong week to lead WVU to a 4-0 record and a sweep of Texas. Cramer led the team in hits (8), batting average (.500), slugging percentage (.875) and on-base percentage (.556). He had multiple hits and at least one RBI in three of WVU’s four games, including a two-hit, two-RBI performance in the opener vs. Texas and a three-hit, three-RBI day in the finale. Cramer was second in the Big 12 with his eight hits, second with 14 total bases, fourth with a .500 average and tied for fifth with six RBI.

Winners of five in a row and eight of its last nine, West Virginia begins its final week at home against Maryland on Tuesday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m. ET at Monongalia County Ballpark.

The final midweek home game of the season, Tuesday’s contest is a True Blue game and a Dollar Day. All fans are encouraged to wear blue, and all tickets and select concession items will be just $1. It is also Pepperoni Roll Night, sponsored by Chico’s Bakery, home of Julia’s famous Pepperoni Roll. The first 300 students will receive a free pepperoni roll at the gate, and pepperoni rolls will be $1 off at the concession stands for all fans.

Single game tickets for the 2016 WVU baseball season are on sale now. Fans can join the excitement of WVU baseball and contribute to the home field advantage at Monongalia County Ballpark by calling 1-800-WVU GAME, purchasing tickets at WVUGAME.com or visiting the Mountaineer Ticket Office at Gate A of Monongalia County Ballpark. More information on single game tickets and can be found at WVUsports.com.

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