Black Bears release game times for 2018 season 274

GRANVILLE — The West Virginia Black Bears announce game times for the 2018 season.

This year’s home opener will be June 21 at Monongalia County Ballpark. The first pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. against the State College Spikes, for a three-game series lasting through the weekend. This season the West Virginia Black Bears will have 38 home games.

Home games taking place Monday-Saturday will start at 7:05 p.m. On Sundays, first pitch will be thrown at 4:05 p.m. Sunday games are earlier to convenience fans who work during the weekdays. The last home game Sept. 3 will have a 1:05 p.m. first pitch. Every Friday night throughout the season, fans are invited to stay for post-game fireworks. The firework shows will immediately follow the end of the game. On Sundays, the Black Bears invite children to run the bases after the game. A more detailed promotional schedule is set to be released later this spring.

The Black Bears pack their bags, and travel to Ohio on June 15 for opening day. They open the season with a showdown against the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Indians). The first pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. at Eastwood Field.

This season, the Black Bears will compete 76 times in the New York-Penn League. The following opponents will make an appearance at Monongalia County Ballpark: Batavia Muckdogs (Marlins), State College Spikes (Cardinals), Auburn Doubledays (Nationals), Williamsport Crosscutters (Phillies), Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Indians), Aberdeen Ironbirds (Orioles), and the Brooklyn Cyclones (Mets). The Black Bears will face each team twice, in a three-game series.

Season tickets for the 2018 season are now on sale To purchase tickets or for more info, visit

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