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Baseball Announces Newest Signing Class

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Nov. 16, 2020) – West Virginia University baseball coach Randy Mazey has announced the addition of 17 student-athletes for the 2022 season. This year’s class is ranked No. 40 nationally by Perfect Game, marking WVU’s fourth consecutive top-40 class. In all, the 17 players hail from nine different states. Joining the

Zarbnisky signs with the Philadelphia Phillies

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--West Virginia baseball star Braden Zarbnisky signed a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. He missed the 2019 season due to an injury but was having a stellar 2020 campaign for the Mountaineers before the season was cut short. He was leading the Big 12 with a .431

Mountaineer John Means Orioles’s opening day starter

Baltimore, MD. - As sports slowly starts to return, Mountaineer John Means gets his name called as starting pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles. The Mountaineer alum is in his third season in the MLB and made a name for himself during the 2019 season. The Orioles face the Boston Red

Six Mountaineers to appear on 60-man MLB pools

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--Six former West Virginia baseball stars appear on the 60-man MLB Player pools announced over the weekend. They are Alek Manoah (Toronto Blue Jays), Jedd Gyorko (Milwaukee Brewers), John Means (Baltimore Orioles), Michael Grove (Los Angeles Dodgers), David Carpenter (Cincinnati Reds) and Ryan McBroom (Kansas City Royals). Due to Covid-19, the baseball

Kevin Brophy to return for senior season

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--When Covid-19 struck, it put a damper on many senior athletes' seasons, including West Virginia third baseman Kevin Brophy. With spring student-athletes granted another year of eligibility, Brophy gets the opportunity to finish what he started last season. “Words can’t describe how much West Virginia University and the state of

Davis to Play in Collegiate Summer Baseball Invitational

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (June 3, 2020) – West Virginia University baseball student-athlete Austin Davis will participate in the three-day Collegiate Summer Baseball Invitational in Bryan, Texas, starting on Thursday. Davis, a rising junior from Orlando, Florida, will play for the CSBI Unity team. The four-team event will feature Division I athletes from around

Eight named to Academic All-Big 12 Baseball Team

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 13, 2020) – Eight members of the West Virginia University baseball team have been named to the 2020 Academic All-Big 12 Baseball Team, the conference announced on Wednesday. Redshirt senior outfielder/right-handed pitcher Braden Zarbnisky (sport management) was one of three players nominated with a 4.0 grade point average. He

A later start date for baseball could benefit the sport

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–For years West Virginia head baseball coach Randy Mazey has pushed for the baseball season to start later in the spring. With the baseball season being canceled this year just weeks in due to COVID-19, Mazey’s proposal makes sense.  However, the fiery coach knows there is more important things going on

Mazey Named Furfari Award Winner

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (April 19, 2020) – West Virginia University baseball coach Randy Mazey has been named the 2019-20 Furfari Award winner as the state’s top college coach, as voted on by members of the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. Named in honor of the late local sportswriter, Domenick (Mickey) Furfari, Mazey becomes

Mazey finds silver lining in difficult times

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--When the West Virginia University baseball team's season came to a screeching halt in March, the team was off to one of its best starts in recent years. That may come as a surprise, considering the Mountaineers' success under head coach Randy Mazey. WVU was on the way to the Pittsburgh

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