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 Power Agree to Terms With Former Major Leaguer Rymer Liriano and Four Others 

April 5, 2021

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Power announced today that they have agreed to terms with five new players. This latest group of signings is highlighted by former MLB pitchers Jean Machi, Elih Villanueva, and outfielder Rymer Liriano. The Power have also come to terms with Atlantic League stand-out

Andy Shea Partners With Domino Management Group for West Virginia Power

March 24, 2021

ANDY SHEA PARTNERS WITH DOMINO MANAGEMENT GROUP FOR WEST VIRGINIA POWER 9-time Executive of the Year Award Winner to Oversee Power Operations CHARLESTON, W.Va. (March 24, 2021)** – Andy Shea is partnering with Domino Management Group to guide the new Atlantic League team in Charleston, West Virginia – the West

Power agrees to terms with Sikula, Espinal, Moreno and three others. 

March 15, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Power agrees to terms with Sikula, Espinal, Moreno and three others. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (March 15, 2021) – The West Virginia Power announced today that they have agreed to terms with six new players. Charleston native RHP Arik Sikula, formerPower first baseman Edwin Espinal (2014)andMLB Veteranpitcher* Diego Moreno*

Menhart, Joyce Added to Power 2021 Coaching Staff

March 3, 2021

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (March 3, 2021) – The West Virginia Power has announced the additions of Paul Menhart and Ken Joyce to their 2021 coaching staff. Menhart is the team’s pitching coach, while Joyce will serve as the club’s hitting coach. The two join 2021 Power manager Mark Minicozzi to round

Atlantic League Announces 2021 Schedule

MLB’s First Professional Partner League Launches 120-Game Season May 27 in Circuit’s Newest Ballpark
February 24, 2021

(February 24, 2021, New York) – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today announced its Championship Season Schedule for 2021. The league’s 23rd season of play will feature eight member clubs, highlighted by the inaugural season of the expansion Gastonia Honey Hunters, as well as the newly announced additions

Power announces new league, ownership for 2021

West Virginia becomes the eighth member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball; Andy Shea takes over as Managing Partner & CEO, Jesse Scaglion as COO
February 24, 2021

CHARLESTON, W.Va (February 24, 2021) – The West Virginia Power has joined the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB), the club announced earlier today in a live-stream joint press conference with the City of Charleston and Charleston Convention & Visitors Bureau. With this announcement, the Power is now an independently-run

Cederlind makes MLB debut Tuesday with Pirates

Blake Cederlind becomes the 93rd former Power player to play in the big leagues
September 16, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Sept. 16, 2020) – After being recalled from the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Alternate Training Site yesterday, RHP Blake Cederlind made his MLB debut Tuesday evening in Cincinnati. Cederlind is the 93rd former Power player to debut in the big leagues, and the fourth member of the 2017 West Virginia

Mathisen makes MLB debut Monday with Diamondbacks

Wyatt Mathisen becomes the 92nd former Power player to play in the big leagues
September 8, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Sept. 8, 2020) – After being recalled from the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Alternate Training Site Sunday, infielder Wyatt Mathisen made his MLB debut Monday night, earning the start at third base in San Francisco at Oracle Park. Mathisen is the 92nd former Power player to play in the big

Hayes, Topa make MLB debuts Tuesday night

Ke'Bryan Hayes and Justin Topa become the 90th and 91st former Power players to debut in the big leagues
September 2, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Sept. 2, 2020) – After being recalled Tuesday afternoon, infielder Ke'Bryan Hayes made his MLB debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates last night at PNC Park, while RHP Justin Topa took his first turn on a big league mound Tuesday evening with the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Hayes

Power streaming UFC 252 Pay-Per-View August 15

Fans can watch the main event of UFC 252 between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier on the videoboard
August 7, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (August 7, 2020) – On Saturday, August 15, the West Virginia Power will stream the live pay-per-view of UFC 252, featuring the World Heavyweight Championship between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier, on the videoboard at Appalachian Power Park. In 2018, light heavyweight champion Cormier shocked the world when

Power hosting Negro Leagues' Centennial Exhibit

Club teaming up with the Josh Gibson Foundation and AARP-West Virginia next Friday
July 31, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 31, 2020) – As part of the Centennial Celebration of the creation of the Negro Leagues, the West Virginia Power, in partnership with the Josh Gibson Foundation* and AARP-West Virginia*, is excited to be the first team across professional baseball in 2020 to host this special exhibit

Brubaker makes MLB debut Sunday in St. Louis

Right-hander becomes 89th former Power player to reach the big leagues
July 27, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 27, 2020) – After making the Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day roster, former Power pitcher J.T. Brubaker made his MLB debut for the Pirates Sunday in St. Louis at Busch Stadium. Brubaker is the 89th former Power player to debut in the big leagues, as well as the

Power to host PBR WV Panhandle Series Tournament

Teams will participate in pool play tournament running Friday through Sunday at Appalachian Power Park
July 8, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (July 8, 2020) – Appalachian Power Park will host the Prep Baseball Report West Virginia Panhandle Series Tournament this weekend, beginning Friday, July 10 and running through Sunday, July 12. Travel teams of various age groups will face each other in a pool play-style tournament throughout the three-day

2020 Minor League Season Shelved

The Power’s season has been shelved due to MLB’s decision to not provide players to any MiLB teams in 2020
June 30, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (June 30, 2020) – In accordance with Minor League Baseball, the West Virginia Power’s 2020 season has been shelved as a result of Major League Baseball’s decision to not provide players to any affiliated Minor League teams this year. No games from the 2020 season will be made

Statement from Power Managing Partner Tim Wilcox

June 5, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (June 5, 2020) – The following is a statement from West Virginia Power Managing Partner Tim Wilcox in response to Governor Jim Justice’s comments about his conversations with the MLB Commissioner’s Office: “We very much appreciate the Governor’s hard work to preserve professional baseball in West Virginia, and

Official Statement from the West Virginia Power

The following is an official statement from the West Virginia Power regarding recent MLB contraction articles
April 26, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (April 26, 2020) – The West Virginia Power has released the following official statement regarding recent articles stating that a decision has been made to contract 40-plus teams, including the Power, from Minor League Baseball starting with the 2021 season: Despite these reports, the Power would like to

Restaurant Takeout Week takes over Charleston Monday

The team will promote numerous restaurants still open for takeout and delivery options
April 2, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (April 2, 2020) – With the 2020 Minor League Baseball Opening Week delayed, the West Virginia Power is proud to present Restaurant Takeout Week, featuring eateries in the city of Charleston and surrounding areas that have remained open for takeout and delivery during the COVID-19 epidemic. Restaurant Takeout

Official Statement on the 2020 Season

Marshall baseball games, Suddenlink High School Showcase in March have been canceled
March 16, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (March 16, 2020) – In conjunction with Minor League Baseball’s announcement that the start of the 2020 season has been delayed indefinitely, the West Virginia Power has made several changes to upcoming events at Appalachian Power Park, as well as shut down certain parts of its facility for

2020 Single-Game Tickets On Sale March 9

Fans can purchase their tickets for the 16th season of Power baseball online
March 6, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (March 6, 2020) – The West Virginia Power is thrilled to announce that single-game tickets for the 2020 season will go on sale Monday, March 9, beginning at 9 a.m. Fans can purchase their tickets for the 16th season of Power baseball online at wvpower.com. The Power Box

Power announces giveaways for 2020 season

Replica jersey series, pair of bobbleheads highlight giveaway slate filled with unique offerings
February 20, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (February 20, 2020) - With less than 50 days until Opening Day, the West Virginia Power is thrilled to unveil their giveaways for the 2020 season, including replica jerseys, bobbleheads, hats, t-shirts and more. Unless otherwise noted, all giveaways are for the first 1,000 fans to pass through

Power hosting annual Job Fair on Saturday

Anyone ages 16 and up can apply for a multitude of gameday positions for the 2020 season
February 19, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (February 22, 2020) - The West Virginia Power will host their annual Job Fair on Saturday, February 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Appalachian Power Park. All prospective employees ages 16 and older that are interested in applying for gameday employment opportunities are encouraged to attend

Power unveils 2020 weekly promos, theme nights

All weekly promotions return, while fireworks shows shift to Saturday and jam-packed events come to town
February 13, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (February 13, 2020) - With Opening Day a little less than two months away, the West Virginia Power is excited to unveil the first part of its promotional schedule for the 2020 season, detailing all of the weekly promotions and major nights coming to Appalachian Power Park. All of

Farris tabbed as Power manager in 2020

Eric Farris becomes the second former player to return to Charleston as the team's manager since 1987
January 21, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (January 21, 2020) - In conjunction with the Seattle Mariners, the West Virginia Power is thrilled to announce their coaching staff for the 2020 season, led by 2019 hitting coach Eric Farris, who will return as the team's manager this year. Farris is joined by four newcomers to

Where Will They Be in 2020: Relief Pitchers

Our best guesses at where the 18 Power relief pitchers in 2019 will go in 2020
December 20, 2019

The 2019 Minor League season is more than three months behind us now, and with the Arizona Fall League wrapped up and Winter Leagues underway, fans, media, players and staff members are shifting gears to 2020. The pressing question on a lot of their minds: Who will be where in

Where Will They Be in 2020: Starting Pitchers

Our best guesses at where the 15 Power starting pitchers in 2019 will go in 2020
December 6, 2019

The 2019 Minor League season is more than three months behind us now, and with the Arizona Fall League wrapped up and Winter Leagues underway, fans, media, players and staff members are shifting gears to 2020. The pressing question on a lot of their minds: Who will be where in