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West Virginia's JJ Wetherholt (WVU Athletics)

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GSA Spotlight: West Virginia’s JJ Wetherholt

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When JJ Wetherholt – a natural righthander – was about 6 years old, he saw his older brother, Brandon, take lefty swings.

Wetherholt decided to emulate his big bro, and he’s been a lefty-only hitter ever since.

Good thing.

Wetherholt, a 20-year-old true sophomore second baseman for the West Virginia Mountaineers, entered this week ranked second in the nation in hits (64), fourth in steals (27 in 31 attempts), fifth in batting average (.451) and ninth in doubles (16).

As it turns out, Wetherholt’s boyhood decision to swing lefty has proven to be pivotal.

“I’m right-eye dominant,” said Wetherholt, a[…]

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