MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University baseball team will host No 11. Texas in a Big 12 Conference series this weekend. The series also will close the doors on Hawley Field, the home of the Mountaineers since 1971.
Game one begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, game two begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday and the first pitch for game three is set for 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets cost $7 for reserved seating, $5 for general admission, $3 for seniors and youths 18 and under and WVU students are admitted free with a valid student ID.
Carol Ramsburg, the wife of the late Dale Ramsburg, will be throwing out the first pitch on Friday’s game. Ramsburg served as the coach from 1968-94 and is the winningest coach in the history of West Virginia athletics. He collected 540 wins against 387 losses and nine ties in his 26 years at the helm.
Saturday will feature a Coca-Cola Shaker giveaway, as well as on-field alumni recognition. Select previous pitchers will throw out the first pitch. There also is an alumni tailgate inside the ballpark beginning at 1:30 p.m. Additionally, one WVU student will win a trip to a Philadelphia Phillies game, courtesy of Coca-Cola.
Sunday’s game has been designated as a “Dollar Day” with all hot dogs, popcorn and Coca-Colas available for just one dollar. It will also serve as Kids Day, as all kids in attendance will be able to run the bases and get player autographs following the game.
Bill Hawley, son of Hawley Field namesake Roy “Legs” Hawley, will throw out the first pitch on Sunday. Legs Hawley was WVU’s athletic director from 1938-54 and played on both the baseball and basketball teams. Bill was a teacher in Preston County and is now retired and living in Wilmington, N.C. Bill played baseball at West Virginia in 1961.
The games will be video streamed on WVUsports.com, while the radio broadcast will be on select affiliates of the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG with Jeff Culhane and Ernie Galusky on the call.