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Matt Drayer resigns as Black Bears General Manager

WVU Graduate and 2015 NY-Penn League Executive of the Year has been franchise’s GM since 2004
January 7, 2022

The West Virginia Black Bears today announced that Matt Drayer has resigned his position as the team’s General Manager. The team wants to congratulate Matt on his over two decades of excellent service and professionalism as part of the Rich Baseball Operations team. Drayer, who began his career in baseball

West Virginia Black Bears Release 2022 Season Schedule 

Six home games added to expanded 80-game schedule
November 8, 2021

After a successful inaugural season of the MLB Draft League, the West Virginia Black Bears are thrilled to announce the return of summer baseball at The Mon with their 2022 Season Schedule. With the addition of 12 games – including six home games – fans now have more opportunities to

Black Bears’ inaugural season in MLB Draft League ends with 30-19-6 record and 2nd place finish

Jedd Gyorko-led squad had seven prospects selected in MLB Draft
August 13, 2021

August 13, 2021 – After nearly two years without baseball at Monongalia County Ballpark, the West Virginia Black Bears have now completed a very successful inaugural season in the all-new MLB Draft League, finishing in second place with a 30-19-6 record and having seven players drafted during July’s MLB Draft.

West Virginia Black Bears Finish Season at Mahoning Valley Scrappers

August 10, 2021

August 10, 2021 - The West Virginia Black Bears will conclude the 2021 season in a four-game road series against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Previously scheduled to play on the road at Williamsport for a two-game series (August 10-11) before finishing the season in Mahoning Valley, West Virginia will now

Black Bears Battle Back to Tie the Keys and Take First Place in the League

August 5, 2021

GRANVILLE, W.Va. - After a rain out ended the second game of the series prematurely, the West Virginia Black Bears battled back from a five-run deficit Thursday night at Monongalia County Ballpark to tie the Frederick Keys, 6-6. With the tie, it is the second consecutive home series loss; though

West Virginia Loses Series Opener to Frederick Keys

August 3, 2021

GRANVILLE, W.Va. - The West Virginia Black Bears dropped the first game of a three-game series against the Frederick Keys, 8-2, Tuesday night at Monongalia County Ballpark. In a poor offensive showing, the Bears put up three hits on the night compared to the Keys’ nine and failed to reach

West Virginia Loses First Home Series Since May to Mahoning Valley

July 25, 2021

GRANVILLE, W.Va. - For the first time since May, the West Virginia Black Bears lost a home series after dropping the third game of a three-game series to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 8-1 at Monongalia County Ballpark. In one of the least productive offensive games of the season, the Black

West Virginia Drops Game Two Against Mahoning Valley

July 24, 2021

GRANVILLE, W.Va. - The West Virginia Black Bears lost 6-1 to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Saturday evening at Monongalia County Ballpark. In a lackluster performance, the Black Bears struggled to gain any momentum offensively and recorded six hits compared to the Scrappers 11 hits. Through the first five innings,

Black Bears Beat the Scrappers with a Grand Slam in the Eighth

July 23, 2021

GRANVILLE, W. Va. – The West Virginia Black Bears won 7-6 against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Friday evening at Monongalia County Ballpark. Facing a 4-3 deficit heading into the bottom of the eighth inning, a grand slam from Grant Hussey propelled West Virginia over Mahoning Valley for their 11th

West Virginia Walks it Off to Sweep the Scrappers: Series Recap

July 18, 2021

GRANVILLE, W. Va. – In the wildest series of the season, the West Virginia Black Bears swept the Mahoning Valley Scrappers at home on Saturday and Sunday at Monongalia County Ballpark. The Black Bears took the first game of the series (14-7) after a rain delay pushed Saturday’s game to

Black Bears Split the Series with the Spikes

July 17, 2021

GRANVILLE, W. Va. – The West Virginia Black Bears lost to the State College Spikes 2-0 in a rain-delayed game at Monongalia County Ballpark on Friday evening. With the loss, West Virginia splits the 2-game series at home. Luck was not on the Black Bears side as they struggled at

West Virginia Spikes State College at Home

July 15, 2021

GRANVILLE, W. Va. – After spending 11 days away from the Mon, the West Virginia Black Bears returned home and defeated the State College Spikes 6-4 on Thursday night. Tonight’s win ended the Bears’ two-game losing streak and keeps them in the number one spot in the MLB Draft League

Seven West Virginia Black Bears Players Selected in the 2021 MLB Draft 

In inaugural season in MLB Draft League, Black Bears have second-most players drafted
July 13, 2021

July 13, 2021 – Competing in the inaugural season of the MLB Draft League, the West Virginia Black Bears had seven of their players selected in the 2021 MLB Draft. Along with LHP Mitchell Bratt (5th round, Texas) and RHP Michael Hobbs (10th round, LA Dodgers) being selected on Monday,

Two Black Bears Selected in MLB Draft 

Pitchers Bratt and Hobbs are the first West Virginia Black Bears drafted
July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021 - Two West Virginia Black Bear pitchers were selected in the 2021 MLB Draft on Monday afternoon. Left-handed pitcher Mitchell Bratt was taken by the Texas Rangers in the fifth round (134th overall), while Michael Hobbs, the right-handed pitcher from California was chosen in the 10th round

Black Bears Bury the Spikes in 14-3 Win 

July 4, 2021

GRANVILLE, W. Va. – Another high-scoring night for the West Virginia Black Bears powered them over the State College Spikes in a 14-3 win Saturday evening at Monongalia County Ballpark. Capitalizing on inconsistent pitching and fielding issues, the Black Bears ended the night with 17 hits, while allowing only two

First-Inning Rally Lifts West Virginia Over State College

July 2, 2021

GRANVILLE, W. Va. – The West Virginia Black Bears beat the State College Spikes, 5-2, on Friday evening to a sold-out crowd at Monongalia County Ballpark. The Black Bears scored all five of their runs in the first inning, while the defense held the Spikes at bay through seven scoreless

West Virginia Powers Past Frederick in a 5-1 Win

July 1, 2021

GRANVILLE, W.Va. - On a humid night at Monongalia County Ballpark, the West Virginia Black Bears took game two of the series against the Frederick Keys with a 5-1 win on Wednesday evening. In the shortest game of the season, the Black Bears’ defense held the Keys to four hits

Black Bears Win Big in Series Opener Against the Keys  

June 29, 2021

GRANVILLE, W.Va. - The West Virginia Black Bears defeated the Frederick Keys, 14-4, in a dominant display of offense at Monongalia County Ballpark on Tuesday evening. After scoring nine runs in the third inning and a season-high four home runs over the course of the evening, West Virginia cruised through

Black Bears Beat Keys to Take the Series

June 24, 2021

GRANVILLE, W. Va. – The West Virginia Black Bears defeated the Frederick Keys 4-3 in Thursday night’s rubber match to take the series at Monongalia County Ballpark. With this win, the Black Bears are 9-6-1 at home and remain within 0.5 game back from first place in the MLB Draft

West Virginia Drops Game Two to Frederick

June 23, 2021

GRANVILLE, W.Va. - After taking game one, West Virginia dropped the second game of the series against the Frederick Keys, 6-9, on Wednesday night at Monongalia County Ballpark. Both teams kept the game close until the fifth inning when errors and walks from the Black Bears allowed the Keys to

Black Bears Dominate the Keys in a 16-8 Win

Tucker Mitchell slams the door shut with a grand slam in the 8th inning
June 23, 2021

GRANVILLE, W. Va. – After trailing early in the game, the West Virginia Black Bears came back to dominate the Frederick Keys in a 16-8 win Tuesday evening at Monongalia County Ballpark. Powered by a grand slam by C Tucker Mitchell and a 10-run inning in the eighth, the Black

West Virginia Wins the Game and the Series Against Trenton Thunder

June 17, 2021

GRANVILLE, W. Va. – The West Virginia Black Bears came out on top in Thursday night’s rubber match to take the series against the Trenton Thunder at Monongalia County Ballpark. With the Black Bears 7-3 win, they tie for first place in the MLB Draft League with the Mahoning Valley

Black Bears Bounce Back to Take Game Two

June 16, 2021

GRANVILLE, W.Va. - After dropping the first game of the series, the West Virginia Black Bears defeated the Trenton Thunder 9-3 in game two of the three-game home series on Wednesday night. Powered by newcomer Max Wright’s night in the box, West Virginia scored nine runs on 10 hits, while

West Virginia Takes the Series At State College 

June 13, 2021

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The West Virginia Black Bears take the series against the State College Spikes with a 4-1 win on Sunday afternoon at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. After a win on Friday night, followed by a tough loss Saturday, the Black Bears leave State College with the

Black Bears to increase Ballpark Capacity to 50% starting with game on June 22

June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021 –The West Virginia Black Bears are thrilled to announce that they will increase ballpark capacity to 50% for games at Monongalia County Ballpark beginning with their game on Tuesday, June 22 against the Frederick Keys. Tickets for that game and all games June 22 – July 3