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NEW Ultimate Fan Packs Available Online, Youth and Adult Options Available

May 23, 2020

These days, too many surprises can be overwhelming…but a little mystery never hurt. Black Bears Ultimate Fan Packs – available online – are a great way to pair a little mystery with a guarantee you’ll receive something you love! Each pack includes mystery items like a New Era 5950 Fitted

Black Bears Fans - Grab Your Gear Online and Give Back! 

May 12, 2020

All online team store orders - 100% net proceeds benefit Mountaineer Food Bank Display your Black Bears gear with pride and contribute to the largest food bank in West Virginia with every order from the West Virginia Black Bears online team store!


West Virginia Black Bears Offices Temporarily Close

March 13, 2020

Black Bears fans, Like you, we have been monitoring the coronavirus situation very closely and want to further communicate to you the following update from Monongalia County Ballpark. Effective starting Saturday, March 14, the West Virginia Black Bears front office, ticket office and Bears Den Gift Shop will remain closed

Jonathan Johnston Becomes Fifth Manager in Black Bears History

February 7, 2020

GRANVILLE, W.Va. - The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Wednesday the West Virginia Black Bears coaching staff for the 2020 season. The team will be led by manager Jonathan Johnston in his first year with the Pirates organization and as a professional baseball coach. Johnston is joined by pitching coach Bryan Hickerson

Black Bears Name the Next Racing Mascot Paisley

Paisley becomes the third racing mascot in the Julia's Pepperoni Roll Race
January 17, 2020

GRANVILLE, W.Va. - The West Virginia Black Bears announced the winner of the Name the Racing Mascot contest. After a month of voting, Par-baked Paisley, submitted by Jessica Wesolowsky, will become the next racing mascot in the Julia's Pepperoni Roll Race. "We're thrilled to announce the winner of the contest

Black Bears 'Black Friday WEEK' Sale Incudes 30% Off Tickets, Merchandise

Save big when you give the gift of baseball this holiday season
November 22, 2019

GRANVILLE, W.Va. - The Holidays are right around the corner and the Black Bears are celebrating their other favorite season with great savings on tickets and merchandise at Black Friday sale isn't just one day! Fans can log on to all week from November 25-29 and save up

Contest to Name the Next Racing Pepperoni Roll Mascot Announced

New mascot to replace retired Double-Stuffed Dave in Pepperoni Roll Race
October 25, 2019

GRANVILLE, W.Va. - The West Virginia Black Bears are proud to announce a contest to name the next Julia's Pepperoni Rolls Racing Mascot presented by Chico Bakery, beginning Monday, October 28. Following beloved mascot Double-Stuffed Dave's retirement after his final run in the last Julia's Pepperoni Roll Race of the 2019

2020 Black Bears' Season Schedule Announced

Highlights include multiple weekend dates and a seven-game home stand
September 10, 2019

GRANVILLE, W.Va. - With the conclusion of another thrilling season of summer baseball, fans can begin preparing for more excitement in the coming year with the release of the West Virginia Black Bears' 2020 Season Schedule. The season begins in 283 days with the Black Bears home opener on Thursday,

Black Bears Finish the 2019 Season in Second Place

West Virginia ends the season at Mahoning Valley with a loss
September 2, 2019

NILES, OHIO - After one of the most exciting seasons in five years of Black Bears baseball, West Virginia ended the 2019 season with a 2-0 loss at Mahoning Valley on Labor Day. Though they dropped the last game of the season, the Black Bears finished second in the Pinckney

West Virginia Drops Game Two and Remains Tied in the Division

The Black Bears post-season berth hinges on the final game
September 1, 2019

NILES, OHIO - A heavy storm cut short the game at Eastwood Field Sunday evening, and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers defeated the West Virginia Black Bears 11-1 in seven innings. The loss to the Scrappers keeps the Black Bears tied with the Batavia Muckdogs for first place in the Pinckney

Doubleheader Wins Close the Gap in the Division Race

West Virginia is tied with Batavia for first place in the Pinckney Division
September 1, 2019

NILES, Ohio - After dropping the last home game of the season, the West Virginia Black Bears took both games of the doubleheader against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers at Eastwood Field. Two games were played to make up for a postponed game on August 6. With the wins, the Black

Black Bears Drop Home Finale to Batavia

Double-Stuffed Dave makes history in West Virginia loss
August 31, 2019

GRANVILLE, W. Va. - In the final home game of the 2019 regular season, the West Virginia Black Bears lost to the Batavia Muckdogs 4-1.The defeat puts West Virginia 1.5 games out of the Pinckney Division lead, as the team heads on the road for its final four regular season

Post-Season Tickets on Sale September 3

NYPL Playoffs run September 4-11
August 30, 2019

GRANVILLE, W.Va. - As summer ends and the regular season closes, we are looking ahead to fall and post-season baseball! The playoff race is heating up in the Pinckney Division, and the Black Bears are battling for first place in the division with five games left to play. After the

West Virginia Responds in Ten-Inning Walk-Off on School Day

Black Bears sit one-half game out of postseason race
August 29, 2019

GRANVILLE, W. Va. - After dropping an extra innings game Wednesday night, the West Virginia Black Bears rebounded on Thursday afternoon to defeat the Batavia Muckdogs 5-4.The teams played their second straight ten-inning game, as the Black Bears got back within a half game of the Pinckney Division lead. West

Batavia Bests Black Bears in Extras

West Virginia trails Pinckney division by 1.5 games
August 28, 2019

GRANVILLE, W. Va. - Kicking off the final home stand of the regular season, the West Virginia Black Bears fell short in extra innings to the Batavia Muckdogs 8-7.Batavia came back from a two-run deficit in the ninth inning to force bonus baseball and steal the game on the road.

Spikes Steal Two Games in Series at State College

West Virginia wins series finale and remains a playoff contender
August 27, 2019

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The West Virginia Black Bears finished the second series of the six-game road trip with a series loss to the State College Spikes. Coming off a loss in the fourth game at Auburn, the Bears strove to rejuvenate their stifled offense. Although they generated heat early

Hard-Hitting Bears Split Series

West Virginia takes 2-of-4 in long series
August 25, 2019

AUBURN, N.Y. - After a two-day long All-Star Break in the New-York Penn League, the West Virginia Black Bears hopped back on the road to take on the Auburn Doubledays at Falcon Park. With four games played in three days, West Virginia split the series with Auburn as they dropped

Black Bears Lose in Gutsy Extra-Innings Battle

West Virginia comes back from seven runs down, fall just short in tenth
August 20, 2019

GRANVILLE, W. Va. - Despite a fierce comeback to push the game to extra innings, the West Virginia Black Bears lost to the Williamsport Crosscutters 8-7.The Black Bears overcame a 7-run deficit in the top of the sixth inning to bring the game into the tenth frame. The eventual loss

Wilkie shines in West Virginia Win

Black Bears take hold of first place in Pinckney Division
August 18, 2019

GRANVILLE, W. Va. - After struggling to put runs on the board in Saturday night's contest, the West Virginia Black Bears responded on Sunday with a 7-3 rout of the Williamsport Crosscutters. The Black Bears took control of first place in the Pinckney Division with the win, as the Batavia

West Virginia Silent in Series Opener

Black Bears fall to Williamsport, still a half game back of division lead
August 17, 2019

GRANVILLE, W. Va.- Coming off of a three-game road trip, the West Virginia Black Bears returned home and fell to the Williamsport Crosscutters 4-0.Despite the loss, the Black Bears remain just half a game back of the Pinckney Division crown. The leading Batavia Muckdogs lost their matchup with the Mahoning

Black Bears Batters Bury Batavia

West Virginia takes 2-of-3 and closes the division race to half a game
August 17, 2019

BATAVIA, N.Y. - In a crucial road series against the top team in the division, the West Virginia Black Bears offense overpowered the Batavia Muckdogs in the last two games of the series. Going into the three-game set, the Black Bears trailed the Muckdogs 1.5 games in the Pinckney Division.

Four West Virginia Players Selected to NY-Penn League All-Star Game

Junker, Sabol, Triolo and Valles to play on Blue Team
August 15, 2019

Granville, W.Va. - The Black Bears today announced four players were selected to represent West Virginia at the 15th New-York Penn League All-Star Game. This year's game will be hosted by the Staten Island Yankees at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island, NY. Fans will enjoy game day festivities

Black Bears Bounce Back Against Auburn

West Virginia takes five of seven games during home stand
August 13, 2019

GRANVILLE, W. Va. - Wrapping up a seven-game home stand at Monongalia County Ballpark, the West Virginia Black Bears defeated the Auburn Doubledays in a rain-shortened affair. While fans celebrated Paw Patrol Night at the ballpark with beloved characters from the hit Nick Jr. show, the Black Bears shut down

West Virginia Downs Doubledays

Black Bears rally from three run deficit to stay in Wild Card race
August 12, 2019

GRANVILLE, W. Va.- Looking to rebound from last night's loss, the West Virginia Black Bears defeated the Auburn Doubledays 4-3.The Black Bears overcame a three-run deficit to secure the win at Monongalia County Ballpark, as the team looks to remain in the Wild Card hunt. Currently, West Virginia sits two