Baseball: Promotional Schedule Released

  • March 10, 2010 02:55 PM
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By Steve Stone for MSNsportsNET.com
March 10, 2010

  Greg Van Zant

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Prior to the West Virginia University baseball team’s home-opener on Thursday afternoon, West Virginia officials have several promotional days scheduled for this year’s home season.

“We think this year’s group of promotions will once again add to the enjoyment of Mountaineer baseball,” coach Greg Van Zant said. “There are several intriguing promotions on the schedule that will create a family-oriented and fun atmosphere for our fans.”

The promotional calendar begins this weekend on Saturday, March 13, when WVU faces Manhattan in a doubleheader. The opening contest at 1 p.m. is poster day, with all fans in attendance receiving a free 2010 WVU baseball schedule poster featuring Grant Buckner, Mark Dvoroznak, Andy Altemus and Colin Durborow.

Four games have been selected as “Dollar Day/Nights,” with all tickets, hot dogs, popcorn and Coca-Colas available for purchase for just one dollar each. The games include Friday, April 16, against Louisville at 7:05 p.m., Friday, April 23, against Pitt at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 9, versus Notre Dame at 1 p.m. and Friday, May 21, versus Villanova at 7:05 p.m.

WVU’s Friday night contest against Louisville is also a “GOLD RUSH,” as all fans are encouraged to wear gold and pack the park for the 7:05 p.m. game. The contest against Louisville on Saturday, April 17, at 3 p.m. is Mountaineer Parents Club Day, as several WVU baseball alumni will be attendance for the game.

Additionally, any youth baseball players wearing their game jersey will receive $1 admission to all Sunday home games.

Youth league players attending WVU’s Saturday, April 3rd game against Connecticut will receive a free baseball courtesy of Through With Chew. WVU’s home finale on Saturday, May 22, at 1 p.m. is tabbed as Senior Day.

The WVU baseball team will also hold two post-game camps again this year, both following games on Sunday, March 21, against Eastern Michigan, and Sunday, April 25, against Pitt. The camps will involve instruction from the coaching staff and players following the conclusion of both noon contests.

The Mountaineers will also travel to Charleston, W.Va., for the second straight season as part of the Mountaineer Diamond Classic on Tuesday, April 13, at 6 p.m. against Eastern Kentucky at Appalachian Power Park. Last year’s contest drew 2,452 fans who watched WVU defeat Southeastern Conference foe Kentucky, 10-7.

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2010 Baseball
Sat, March 13, 1 p.m. - MANHATTAN Poster Day
Sun, March 21, Noon - EASTERN MICHIGAN Youth Baseball Camp
Sat, April 3, Noon - UCONN Through With Chew Ball Day
Tues, April 13, 6 p.m. - EASTERN KENTUCKY Mountaineer Diamond Classic (Charleston, W.Va.)
Fri, April 16, 7:05 p.m. - LOUISVILLE Dollar Night
Gold Rush
Sat, April 17, 3 p.m. - LOUISVILLE Alumni Weekend
Fri, April 23, 6 p.m. - PITT Dollar Night
Sun, April 25, Noon - PITT Youth Baseball Camp
Sun, May 9, 1 p.m. - NOTRE DAME Dollar Day
Fri, May 21, 7:05 p.m. - VILLANOVA Dollar Night
Sat, May 22, 1 p.m. - VILLANOVA Senior Day