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Paying It Forward: Black Bears Visit WVU Children's Video included

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Friday morning, Black Bears Shane Kemp and John Schwind found themselves at WVU Children's Hospital.  They weren’t talking baseball – they were there to have fun, sign autographs and even try a few card tricks with patients. 

Extra Inning Heroics Lift Bears to 4-3 Win Video included

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Another Black Bears' win over State College Friday night was propelled by another clutch hitting performance from Bligh Madris. After stringing together three homers in two nights, Madris continued his hot streak by driving home Jared Oliva in the 12th inning, giving the Black Bears a 4-3, walk-off win over the Spikes.  

Madris Powers Black Bears Past State College, 8-2 Video included

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Black Bears' outfielder Bligh Madris is heating up at the dish. The Nevada native crushed two homers in West Virginia's 8-2 victory Thursday night over State College, a day after hitting his first professional homerun against Auburn. The Black Bears (18-12) also hung five first inning runs on the Spikes (17-13), en route to a convincing victory in a game between two teams that, at the beginning of the night, were pitted in a three-way tie for first place in the New York-Penn League ...

Black Bears Drop First Series Since June

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FISHKILL, NY – The West Virginia Black Bears lost the rubber match in their three-game series with the Hudson Valley Renegades 2-1 Thursday night. The Renegades held a 1-0 lead until the top of the sixth inning when Lucas Tancas drove in Michael De La Cruz to tie the game. Hudson Valley answered that run to take a 2-1 lead in the bottom half of the inning with an RBI triple. Beau Sulser picked up his first loss of the season in the series finale with Hudson Valley. The Bl...

Black Bears Hold Division Lead on Off Day Video included

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More than a quarter of the way through the season, the Black Bears hold one of the best records in the New York-Penn League.  West Virginia (13-7) holds a two-game lead in the Pinckney Division through 20 games. 

Gray's Homer Lifts Bears to Win at Mahoning Valley Video included

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Tristan Gray ensured a Black Bears victory with a three-run homer in the first inning, as West Virginia cruised to a 5-0 victory over Mahoning Valley. Starting pitcher Ike Schlabach fanned four batters in six shutout innings, helping the Bears earn another series win over the Scrappers. West Virginia (11-6) is alone once again at the top of the New York-Penn League's Pinckney Division after earning its second shutout victory of the season. 

Ngoepe Joins Black Bears for Rehab Assignment Video included

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The first African-born player to reach the majors has joined the Black Bears on a rehab assignment. Infielder Gift Ngoepe started at shortstop for West Virginia in its 8-5 extra-inning victory over Mahoning Valley Tuesday night. Ngoepe went 0-3 with a strikeout. Ngoepe made his big league debut with the Pirates earlier this season, and was reassigned to Class AAA Indianapolis in early June. He's currently recovering from a hamstring injury. 

Black Bears Come From Behind Again Video included

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For the second night in a row, the Black Bears eliminated a three-run deficit on the way to a win. This time, Mahoning Valley was the victim of another Black Bears' comeback, as West Virginia wins an Independence Day showdown, 8-5 in 12 innings. Yoel Gonzalez collected five hits in the victory, and Jose Barraza picked up a crucial RBI in a four-run 12th inning to decide the contest. The win over the Scrappers means West Virginia (10-5) takes sole possession of first place in the Ne...

Bats Come Alive in Black Bears' Win Over Williamsport Video included

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Sunday, Jose Barraza said the Black Bears were close to turning a corner at the plate. Monday, he looked like a prophet. Barraza homered for one of West Virginia's 11 hits in an 11-6 win over Williamsport, setting a new season-high for runs scored in a game. 

Big Innings Boost Black Bears to Win Over Mahoning Valley Video included

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When Apple created Siri for the iPhone, it probably didn't intend for it to come up big in baseball games. Yet a different Siri made two impact plays in the 5th inning of West Virginia's win over Mahoning Valley to ensure the Black Bears stayed in front.  

Muckdogs Down Black Bears in Extras

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For the first time this season, the Black Bears have lost back-to-back games. West Virginia fell 1-0 to Batavia in 10 innings Monday night. 

New Black Bears Manager Esposito Leads Through Experience Video included

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In a way, Brian Esposito is back where it all began. The former big-league catcher played his first professional ball in the New York Penn League, after the Red Sox drafted him in the fifth round of the 200 MLB Draft. 

Hightower Powers Black Bears to Second Road Win

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Scooter Hightower is pitching like he has something to prove. 

Black Bears Beat Crosscutters to Open Road Trip

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Matt Diorio's three-RBI triple sparked a four-run eighth inning for West Virginia, giving the Black Bears some insurance and propelling them to a 7-2 win over Williamsport in their first road game of the year. The Black Bears led the entire contest, and pulled ahead early after the Crosscutters committed three errors in the early innings.  West Virginia and Williamsport continue a three game set Thursday night at 7:05 p.m.

Black Bears Split Opening Series With Scrappers Video included

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After holding Mahoning Valley scoreless for the first 10 innings of the season, the Scrappers solved the Black Bears' pitching in the second inning Tuesday night. 

Black Bears Win Rain-Soaked Opener Video included

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After Sid Bream threw the ceremonial first pitch to kick off the Black Bears' third season, the stage was set for a pitcher's dual on opening day. Even through a rain delay that stretched more than an hour, the Bears' pitching staff prevailed in the battle, as five pitchers combined for 17 strikeouts in a 3-0 shutout of Mahoning Valley. 

Black Bears Announce Opening Day Roster; Several Returners Listed

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When the Black Bears take the field Monday against Mahoning Valley, new manager Brian Esposito will lead a team with a good bit of experience. 

Joel Hanrahan to Join Black Bears' Coaching Staff

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Former Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan is back with the organization, and later this year, he'll coach at the Monongalia County Ballpark. 

Black Bears Unveil New Alternate Logo

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The West Virginia Black Bears will sport a new look in 2017.

Black Bears Announce 2017 Schedule

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Baseball returns to Granville on June 19.

Black Bears Game Postponed

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Doubleheader scheduled with Lowell Spinners July 26.

Undrafted King Hustles to Prove Worth with Black Bears Video included

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When Nick King joined the West Virginia Black Bears earlier this month, he experienced emotions he hadn’t felt in years.  Those emotions poured out in the clubhouse as he went through his pregame routine. There was nothing new to putting on his baseball uniform, he said, except for the name on the front. But that name on the front is proof to him that the road less traveled could still be worth it.

12 Sports Scores: Friday, July 8

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12 Sports Scores: Friday, July 1

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Black Bears To Accept Donations For Flood Victims

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General Manager Matt Drayer said anyone can bring donations to drop off locations at Gate A and Gate C at the Monongalia County Ballpark before home games June 25-27 and July 1-3. 

West Virginia Black Bears Looking For Families to Host Players Video included

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The West Virginia Black Bears are searching for families to host players for the 2016 season.

Black Bears Complete Remarkable Turnaround with a Championship

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West Virginia comes from behind yet again to claim NYPL crown

Black Bears Celebrate Championship With Fan Festival

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Black Bears fans got their first look at the New York Penn League Championship Cup Wednesday night at the club’s championship celebration.

Black Bears Defeat Crosscutters, Advance to New York-Penn League Finals

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Will face the Staten Island Yankees

West Virginia Black Bears Hold National Anthem Auditions Video included

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Community members from various surrounding areas came out to display their talent, hopeful for the chance to sing the powerful song before one of the team's home games.

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