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Rays Fall To Braves; Lead Cut To Half Game Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Princeton Rays fell to the Danville Braves 7-5. With the loss, the Rays lead on the Appalachian League East Division now sits at a half game over Danville and Pulaski. The Rays wrap up the regular season with 4 games at Burlington. More>>

Rays Win; Extend Lead Over Danville And Pulaski Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Princeton Rays defeated the Danville Braves 4-1. The Rays got 3 runs in the 4th inning to push by the Braves. With the win, Princeton extends its lead to 1.5 games over Danville and Pulaski in the Appalachian League East Division. More>>

Princeton Splits With Danville; Stays In First Place

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) -- The Appy League wraps up this week and the final few days of the season are going to be something special. Three teams are fighting for the top spot in the East division.First place Princeton split a doubleheader Sunday with second place Danville, winning game one 2-1 and dropping game two 5-2.Pulaski won Sunday moving them into a tie for second with Danville. Both the Braves and Mariners are 0.5 games behind Princeton. More>>

Princeton Splits Doubleheader With Greeneville Video included

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) -- The first place Princeton Rays have to enjoy doubleheaders over the next six days. They have six days to complete ten games, all while maintaining their place at the top of the Appy League. They started that journey Saturday, splitting a doubleheader with Greeneville.The Rays won the first game, 7-2 and dropped game two 5-2.The next four games will decide who appears in the playoffs. The Rays matchup with second place Danville for a four-game series - it starts with... More>>

Jays Split Doubleheader With Kingsport Video included

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (WVVA) -- It's going to be a sprint to the finish of the Appy League season. Many teams have six days to play ten games so the next week will have doubleheaders galore, the Bluefield Blue Jays included.The Jays split a doubleheader with Kingsport at Bowen Field, Saturday night. The Mets won game won 11-6 while the Jays won game two 7-3.Game two was capped by Lydell Moseby's monster go-ahead three-run-homerun. It was a towering moonshot that probably flirted with a distance of... More>>

Bluefield Lands 2 On Appy League All-Star Team

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Bluefield Blue Jays landed two on the Appalachian League All-Star team. Shortstop Richard Urena and LHP Matt Smoral made the short list. Urena batted .318 with 2 HRs and 20 RBIs, and Smoral was 2-3 with a team leading 51 strikesouts. More>>

Mercer Cup Gives Us Magical Night Of Baseball Video included

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) -- It still feels like there is a buzz in the air, remnants of Saturday night's incredible cap to the 2014 Mercer Cup Series. Both the Bluefield Blue Jays and Princeton Rays delivered the best Appy League game we've seen in a long time.The Jays won 5-3 to retain the Mercer Cup for another year, thanks to a huge hit by one of the biggest prospects in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.Rowdy Tellez hit a 3-run homerun in the top of the 8th inning to give the Jays the lea... More>>

Bluefield Retains Mercer Cup Video included

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) -- Rowdy Tellez waited all night, and the better part of two series, for a change-up. When he finally got one, he calmly deposited it beyond the wall for the biggest home run of his professional career.Tellez's three-run homerun gave the Bluefield Blue Jays the boost it needed to defeat the Princeton Rays and take the 2014 Mercer Cup series. Saturday night's game was a 'winner-take-all' contest. The Jays and Rays played the previous ten games 5-5.There have been many d... More>>

Jays Take Another From The Rays Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVAfter losing 5 in a row in the Mercer Cup Series, the Bluefield Blue Jays have now won back to back games against the Princeton Rays after a 4-1 win on Friday night. The win forces a winner take all in the Mercer Cup tommorrow night as both teams sit at 5 wins a piece. More>>

Jays Knock Rays Out Of First Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Bluefield Blue Jays snapped their 5 game losing streak to the Princeton Rays 7-2. The Rays still lead the Mercer Cup Series 5-4. With the loss and a Danville win, Princeton is a half game out of first place in the Appalachian League East Division. More>>

Rays Take One From Jays Video included

Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVThe Princeton Rays defeated the Bluefield Blue Jays 4-2 on Thursday night. The Rays capitalized on a bases loaded situation in the top of the third and never looked back from there. Bluefield holds the season series at 3 games to 2. The two will play again tomorrow night at 7:05. 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

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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  • Herd Not Looking Over Miami (OH)

    Herd Not Looking Over Miami (OH)

    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVMarshall opens the season on the road at Miami (OH) on Saturday afternoon. The Herd crushed the Redhawks by 38 points a year ago, but this is a different team. Miami got a new coach and a new QB in the offseason, and Marshall certainly can't take these guys lightly.More >>
    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVMarshall opens the season on the road at Miami (OH) on Saturday afternoon. The Herd crushed the Redhawks by 38 points a year ago, but this is a different team. Miami got a new coach and a new QB in the offseason, and Marshall certainly can't take these guys lightly.More >>
  • Brewer Named Va Tech Starting QB

    Brewer Named Va Tech Starting QB

    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVVirginia Tech named Michael Brewer the starting QB for Saturday's game against William and Mary. Brewer is a Texas Tech transfer who won the 3 man battle. The Hokies will play the Tribe at 4 pm on Saturday.More >>
    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVVirginia Tech named Michael Brewer the starting QB for Saturday's game against William and Mary. Brewer is a Texas Tech transfer who won the 3 man battle. The Hokies will play the Tribe at 4 pm on Saturday.More >>
  • WVU's Banks Suspended For 3 Games

    WVU's Banks Suspended For 3 Games

    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVWest Virginia CB Ishmael Banks was suspended by the NCAA for 3 games for academic issues. Banks started all 12 games for the Mountaineers in 2013. Banks is back and practicing with the team. He is expected to return against Oklahoma.More >>
    Bluefield, WVWVVA-TVWest Virginia CB Ishmael Banks was suspended by the NCAA for 3 games for academic issues. Banks started all 12 games for the Mountaineers in 2013. Banks is back and practicing with the team. He is expected to return against Oklahoma.More >>
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