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Jays and Rays Fall At Home Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Bluefield Blue Jays fall at home to the Elizabethton Twins 3-2. The Princeton Rays fall to the Johnson City Cardinals 5-4. Princeton will head to Pulaski and Bluefield will host Danville to start the weekend. More>>

Jays And Rays Open Homestand With Wins Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVAfter rough road trips, both the Bluefield Blue Jays and the Princeton Rays got wins at home. The Jays defeated the Elizabethton Twins 7-2. While the Rays took care of the Johnson City Cardinals 4-1. Game two of each series will be on Wednesday night at 7:05 pm. More>>

Ciuffo Looking For Success In Princeton Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVIn 2013, the Tampa Rays spent a 1st round pick on catcher Nick Ciuffo. Currenlty, Ciuffo is playing for the Princeton Rays where he is struggling to find success. Though its not showing up in the numbers, its starting to show in other areas. A.J. Good has more. More>>

Rays and Jays Can't Close The Sweep Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Princeton Rays couldn't close the sweep as they fall to the Elizabethton Twins 4-2. The Bluefield Blue Jays also couldn't sweep the Greenville Astros as they fall 7-5. Both teams hit the road this weekend and will be back on Tuesday. More>>

Almonte Breaking Through In Bluefield Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVIts his third year in the minors, but Josh Almonte is proving that the 3rd time is a charm as he is having his best season yet. It took him awhile to adjust but his numbers are blowing up in a good way. And, it took a lot of maturity to get him to where he is today. A.J. Good has more. More>>

Jays Inch Closer; Rays Tie For First Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Princeton Rays defeated the Elizabethton Twins 3-2 on a walk off in the bottom of the 9th. With a Danville Braves loss, the Rays move into a tie for first place in the East Division. The Bluefield Blue Jays defeated the Greenville Astros 8-0. The Jays are a half game back from first. More>>

Unroe On A Roll In Princeton Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TV The Rays took Riley Unroe in the 2nd round in 2013. That year was a bit rough, but things are starting to turn around for Unroe. He leads the team in batting average and runs scored, and his time to take the next step could come soon. A.J. Good has more. More>>

Rays and Jays Continue Winning Ways Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Princeton Rays defeated the Elizabethton Twins 3-1, and the Bluefield Blue Jays hold onto defeat the Greenville Astros 5-3. Neither team gains any ground in the East Division of the Appalachian League as Danville won tonight 4-0. More>>

Rays Avoid Sweep; Take One From Jays Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Princeton Rays finally get on the board against the Bluefield Blue Jays winning 4-2. This is the first win for the Rays in the Mercer Cup Series. Up next, The rays will host the Elizabethton Twins, and the Blue Jays will host the Greenville Astros on Wedensday. Both teams have Tuesday off due to the MLB All-Star Game. More>>

Bluefield Continues To Dominate Mercer Cup Series Video included

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) -- The Bluefield Blue Jays dominated last season's Mercer Cup series, losing only a single game to the Princeton Rays. They've started 2014 strong as well, leading the series three games to none.The Jays defeated the Rays 5-1 Sunday afternoon at Hunnicutt Field. It's the second win in a row for Bluefield.Both teams wrap up their three-game series Monday night. More>>

Jays Need Extra Innings To Beat P-Rays Video included

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) -- It was a special night at Hunnicutt Field, Saturday where the Princeton Rays and Bluefield Blue Jays used their Mercer Cup rivalry to raise money for an outstanding local foundation.It was "Shirt Off Our Backs Night" at the ballpark. The P-Rays wore special light-blue jerseys in honor of the Jonathan Powell Hope Foundation. Those jerseys were auctioned off during the game and given to fans directly at the end. They just had to wait a little longer than usual.The Jay... More>>

Hot Start Powers Pirates Over Bluefield Video included

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) -- The Bluefield Blue Jays were all set to win their sixth-straight game and complete back-to-back sweeps but the Bristol Pirates played spoiler Friday night.The Pirates jumped out to a 7-0 lead and never looked back, defeating the Jays 10-5 at Bowen Field.The Jays hit the road over the weekend but won't go far. They take on the Princeton Rays Saturday, Sunday and Monday.Saturday evening's game is the first Jonathan's Hope "Shirt off our back" night. The Rays will raff... More>>

Jays and Rays Continue Win Streaks Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Bluefield Blue Jays extended their win streak to 4 win a 7-2 win over the Bristol Pirates. The Princeton Rays extended their win streak to 3 with a win over the Burlington Royals 3-0. Both series will resume tommorrow night. More>>

Miller Leading The Way In Bluefield Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVBluefield Blue Jays outfielder Trent Miller has been turning heads so far this season. The Middle Tennessee graduate is leading the team in batting average, something he certainly didn't expect. Miller has been the lone bright spot for a team that is struggling to find its way. A.J. Good has more. More>>

Jays Sweep; Rays Suspended Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Bluefield Blue Jays completed the sweep of the Burlington Royals 8-3 on Tuesday night. The win improves the Blue Jays to 9-10 on the season. The Princeton Rays and the Danville Braves game was suspended in the bottom of the 3rd with the Braves leading 1-0. This game will be resumed on August 24th. More>>

Montes On Fire In Princeton Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVPrinceton Rays infielder Hector Montes is starting to turn some heads. The California native leads the team in batting average, home runs, and rbis. He is on a team loaded with prospects, and a promotion could be in the cards for him soon. A.J. Good has more. More>>

Jays And Rays Roll Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Bluefield Blue Jays rolled past the Burlington Royals 4-0. The Jays got their 4 runs off 12 hits. And, in Princeton, the Rays defeated the Danville Braves 3-1. Princeton's pitching staff gave up just 1 run off 6 hits. More>>

Blue Jays Take 1st Mercer Cup Game Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVGame one of the Mercer Cup series between the Bluefield Blue Jays and the Princeton Rays went to Bluefield 13-9. The two teams combined for 26 hits and 3 home runs. This was just a quick one game series. More>>

WV Miners Win 7th Straight

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) -- The bats have officially come to life and the wins are coming in tow. The West Virginia Miners won their seventh straight came Saturday night, beating the Butler Blue Sox 9-3.The Miners started the season with some cold bats and lost a handful of close games. Now, the bats are in business and the Miners are shooting up the Prospect League standings.The Miners are now three games back of first-place Chillicothe. They currently own second place. More>>

Jays Drop Final Game Of Season-Opening Series

Bluefield, W.Va. (WVVA) -- Blame it on the early start, maybe. The Bluefield Blue Jays bats couldn't get going on an earlier start than usual. The Jays played at 11:05 Saturday morning in the third and final game of their season-opening series against Johnson City.Bluefield lost 3-0 and could only manage three hits.They now hit the road for a three-game-series against Kingsport. More>>

Rays Lose To Bristol Video included

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) -- The table was set for another night of walk-off heroics but the Princeton Rays couldn't replicate the same magic. The Rays lost 2-1 to Bristol, Friday night.The game went into extra innings and the Pirates scored the game's winning run in the 11th inning.Both teams wrap up their 3-game series Saturday night. More>>

Rays Walkoff With Win In Season Opener Video included

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) -- The Tampa Bay Rays consider second baseman Riley Unroe to be one of their best prospects in their organization. In the Princeton Rays' season opener Thursday, he showed everyone why he garners such high expectations.Unroe hit a walk-off three-run-homerun in the bottom of the ninth to give the Rays a 5-2 win over the Bristol Pirates. It was his third hit of the game - he was a double short of hitting for the cycle.The Rays and Pirates play again Friday night. More>>

Princeton Rays Ready For Appy League Season Video included

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) -- After a 2014 season to forget, the new Princeton Rays are ready to erase the problems of last year and make their mark on the Appalachian League season.The team was officially introduced to fans Tuesday night at Hunnicutt Field. This team features a handful of top five draft picks and a few high-projected guys. But 1-32, this team is ready for baseball."This is the first time in professional baseball that I've gotten to play real baseball," said catcher Nick Ciuffo.... More>>

2014 Jays Look To Retain Mercer Cup Video included

BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA) -- The Appalachian League baseball season gets underway this week and with it, a clean slate when it comes to the Mercer Cup. Right now, the cup belongs to the Bluefield Blue Jays and they want to keep it another year.The Jays rolled into town Sunday and had the chance to meet fans and really get the opportunity to hear about the Mercer Cup and its history."Trust me, these guys know about the Mercer Cup," said manager Dennis Holmberg. "They'll see the trophy inside the c... More>>

"Meet The Rays" Night Set For Tuesday

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) -- The Princeton Rays are only four days away from their season opener and fans will get the chance to meet the team Tuesday night."Meet the Rays" night is set for Tuesday, starting at 5 PM - 5:30 PM. Fans will also get a chance to see Hunnicutt Field.The Rays get their season started Thursday night, hosting Bristol. More>>

WV Miners Snap Losing Streak

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) -- After a week of cold bats and notches in the loss column, the West Virginia Miners finally got the bats going and put a positive mark in the win column. The Miners defeated Terre Haute 6-5, Saturday night, splitting a two-game series.The Miners came into the game riding a six-game losing streak. They only scratched out a handful of hits and managed a few runs. They were also shutout several times.The Miners are back in action at home, Monday. More>>

WV Miners Lose Sixth Straight

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) -- The hits keep coming for the West Virginia Miners, just not in the batter box. The Miners lost to Terre Haute Friday, 10-3, their sixth-straight loss.The problems in the batters box must be keeping manager Tim Epling up at night. The Miners scratched out only a handful of hits and didn't score a run during their mid-week series against Butler.They continue their series against the Rex, Saturday night. More>>

Miners Swinging Ice Cold Bats Video included

BECKLEY, W.Va. (WVVA) -- Even the 1-9 team is swinging the bat a little better. The West Virginia Miners' start to the 2014 Prospect League season has not been ideal, especially in the batters box. The Miners are last in the league in extra base hits, with 9. Most teams have 20 or more. Springfield started their season 1-9 and they have 12 extra base hits.The Miners are currently on a two-game road trip to Butler. They'll be back to Beckley, Friday for a weekend series against Terre Haute. More>>

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  • 2014 West Virginia Miners Schedule

    2014 West Virginia Miners Schedule

    MAY5/29 -- 6:35 PM -- @ BUTLER5/30 -- 6:35 PM -- @ BUTLER5/31 -- 7:05 PM -- VS CHAMPION CITYJUNE6/1 -- 2:05 PM -- VS CHAMPION CITY6/2 -- 7:05 PM -- VS RICHMOND6/3 -- 7:05 PM -- VS RICHMOND6/5 -- 6:35 PM -- @ BUTLER6/6 -- 6:35 PM -- @ BUTLER6/7 -- 6:35 PM -- @ BUTLER6/8 -- 6:05 PM -- @ CHILLICOTHE6/9 -- 7:05 PM -- VS CHAMPION CITY6/10 -- 7:05 PM -- VS CHAMPION CITY6/11 -- 6:35 PM -- @ BUTLER6/12 -- 6:35 PM -- @ BUTLER6/13 -- 7:05 PM -- VS TERRE HAUTE6/14 -- 7:05 PM -- VS TERRE HAUTE6/16 -- 7:0...More >>
    MAY5/29 -- 6:35 PM -- @ BUTLER5/30 -- 6:35 PM -- @ BUTLER5/31 -- 7:05 PM -- VS CHAMPION CITYJUNE6/1 -- 2:05 PM -- VS CHAMPION CITY6/2 -- 7:05 PM -- VS RICHMOND6/3 -- 7:05 PM -- VS RICHMOND6/5 -- 6:35 PM -- @ BUTLER6/6 -- 6:35 PM -- @ BUTLER6/7 -- 6:35 PM -- @ BUTLER6/8 -- 6:05 PM -- @ CHILLICOTHE6/9 -- 7:05 PM -- VS CHAMPION CITY6/10 -- 7:05 PM -- VS CHAMPION CITY6/11 -- 6:35 PM -- @ BUTLER6/12 -- 6:35 PM -- @ BUTLER6/13 -- 7:05 PM -- VS TERRE HAUTE6/14 -- 7:05 PM -- VS TERRE HAUTE6/16 -- 7:0...More >>
  • 2014 Bluefield Blue Jays Schedule

    2014 Bluefield Blue Jays Schedule

    JUNE6/19 -- 7:05 PM -- VS JOHNSON CITY6/20 -- 7:05 PM -- VS JOHNSON CITY6/21 -- 11:05 AM -- VS JOHNSON CITY6/22 -- 6:00 PM -- @ KINGSPORT6/23 -- 7:00 PM -- @ KINGSPORT6/24 -- 7:00 PM -- @ KINGSPORT6/25 -- 7:05 PM -- VS PULASKI6/26 -- 7:05 PM -- VS PULASKI6/27 -- 7:05 PM -- VS PULASKI6/28 -- 7:00 PM -- @ DANVILLE6/29 -- 4:00 PM -- @ DANVILLE6/30 -- 7:00 PM -- @ DANVILLEJULY7/1 -- 7:05 PM -- VS PRINCETON7/3 -- 7:00 PM -- @ ELIZABETHTON7/4 -- 7:00 PM -- @ ELIZABETHTON7/5 -- 6:00 PM -- @ ELIZABET...More >>
    JUNE6/19 -- 7:05 PM -- VS JOHNSON CITY6/20 -- 7:05 PM -- VS JOHNSON CITY6/21 -- 11:05 AM -- VS JOHNSON CITY6/22 -- 6:00 PM -- @ KINGSPORT6/23 -- 7:00 PM -- @ KINGSPORT6/24 -- 7:00 PM -- @ KINGSPORT6/25 -- 7:05 PM -- VS PULASKI6/26 -- 7:05 PM -- VS PULASKI6/27 -- 7:05 PM -- VS PULASKI6/28 -- 7:00 PM -- @ DANVILLE6/29 -- 4:00 PM -- @ DANVILLE6/30 -- 7:00 PM -- @ DANVILLEJULY7/1 -- 7:05 PM -- VS PRINCETON7/3 -- 7:00 PM -- @ ELIZABETHTON7/4 -- 7:00 PM -- @ ELIZABETHTON7/5 -- 6:00 PM -- @ ELIZABET...More >>
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  • Williams Museum Brings Back Memories

    Williams Museum Brings Back Memories

    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVLegendary coach Tex Williams opened a museum in Artie, WV today. Jerry West and Willie Akers were on hand for the ceremony. Everything and anything that has to do with athletics in West Virginia is in this museum. This is a creation of Williams who didn't know what to do with all his memories. A.J. Good has more.More >>
    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVLegendary coach Tex Williams opened a museum in Artie, WV today. Jerry West and Willie Akers were on hand for the ceremony. Everything and anything that has to do with athletics in West Virginia is in this museum. This is a creation of Williams who didn't know what to do with all his memories. A.J. Good has more.More >>
  • Saints Camp; Payton Not Close To Making Decisions

    Saints Camp; Payton Not Close To Making Decisions

    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe New Orleans Saints continued training camp at the Greenbrier today. It was the 2nd day in full pads for the team. Now is the time that guys starting making moves for spots on the roster, but head coach Sean Payton is not ready for any decisions just yet. A.J. Good has more.More >>
    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe New Orleans Saints continued training camp at the Greenbrier today. It was the 2nd day in full pads for the team. Now is the time that guys starting making moves for spots on the roster, but head coach Sean Payton is not ready for any decisions just yet. A.J. Good has more.More >>
  • Saints Camp; Weather Working Out In More Ways Than One

    Saints Camp; Weather Working Out In More Ways Than One

    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Saints continued Training Camp again on Sunday and the weather was great once again. This is a complete 180 from the last few years in 100 degree temperatures. Head Coach Sean Payton and his entire team is loving the mountain state. A.J. Good has more.More >>
    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Saints continued Training Camp again on Sunday and the weather was great once again. This is a complete 180 from the last few years in 100 degree temperatures. Head Coach Sean Payton and his entire team is loving the mountain state. A.J. Good has more.More >>
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