March 25, 2013
PITTSBURGH - University of Pittsburgh outfielder Stephen Vranka (JR/Monroeville, Pa.) and pitcher Matt Wotherspoon (JR/Mountain Top, Pa.) have been named to the Big East Honor Roll, the conference announced Monday afternoon.
Vranka takes home his first career Big East honor after a solid weekend where he lead the Panther offense in average (.545), hits (6), runs (6), total bases (9), slugging percentage (.818) and on base percentage (.643) in a three-game sweep of St. John's
Wotherspoon garners his second-career Conference honor after pitching his second complete game of the season in Pitt's Saturday win over the Red Storm. During the outing, Wotherspoon struck out six while allowing two runs on seven hits.
The pair becomes the third and fourth Panthers to take home Big East honors on the season joining Boo Vazquez (SO/Youngstown, Ohio), who was on the Honor Roll on March 11, and Casey Roche (JR/Downingtown, Pa.) who was named Big East Player of the Week on Feb. 18.
Pitt returns to action on Wednesday, March 27, when it travels to Happy Valley for a midweek showdown with in-state rival Penn State.
Pitt 2013 Conference Honors
3/25 - Matt Wotherspoon (Weekly Honor Roll)
3/25 - Stephen Vranka (Weekly Honor Roll)
3/11 - Boo Vazquez (Weekly Honor Roll)
2/18 - Casey Roche (Big East Player of the Week)
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