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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. https://www.instagram.com/p/CB5qdCLHUFT/ “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

NCAA to grant spring athletes another year of eligibility

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--After the NCAA canceled the NCAA Tournament and all other winter and spring championships due to the coronavirus, the NCAA announced that it is granting “eligibility relief” to student-athletes whose seasons and careers were cut short. It spans further than men's basketball but to baseball, softball, lacrosse, hockey, women's

WVU downs Liberty

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (March 11, 2020) – The West Virginia University baseball team earned a 7-0 win over Liberty on Wednesday afternoon at Monongalia County Ballpark. Freshman right-handed pitcher Tyler Strechay allowed just two hits in 5.2 innings pitched, tallying three strikeouts and earning the victory on the mound. The Mountaineers recorded seven runs on

WVU beats Mercer in extra innings

MACON, Ga.--West Virginia defeated Mercer 2-1 in extra innings on Sunday afternoon to take the three-game series. Braden Zarbnisky (1-0) earned the win for the Mountaineers (10-5). Tommy Green (0-1) suffered the loss for the Bears (12-3). WVU scored two runs on five hits while Mercer scored one run on four hits. In

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