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What We’ll Miss: The First Weekend Full of Baseball

Cody Nespor

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Friday, March 27, Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29 would have been the first weekend home series for the West Virginia baseball team this season.

The Mountaineers would have hosted the George Mason Patriots for a three-game home series at Mon County Ballpark. The first game would have been just the fourth time WVU played at home this season and it would have been WVU’s first three-game series at home.

Needless to say, that series did not, and will not happen.

This particular weekend series most likely would not have been overly exciting. The Patriots started the season with a 1-14 record through. As a team George Mason was hitting just .235 and had an ERA of 8.02.

WVU’s weekend rotation Jackson Wolf (3-1, 1.05), Ryan Bergert (2-1, 2.92) and Jake Carr (2-1, 1.52) might have spun gems against a lineup that had scored three or fewer runs in eight of their fifteen games.

The Mountaineer lineup might have put up big run totals against George Mason’s rotation of James Beasley (0-4, 5.52), Mason Posey (1-3, 7.65) and Jared Lyons (0-2, 11.00).

This weekend might have been a little too wet and maybe a little too cold and the games might not have been all that interesting, but it is still a shame that they’re not happening.

Instead of sitting in the ballpark, listening to the ting of aluminum bats or the snap of a glove receiving a ball, we’re stuck at home wondering when the next time we will able to watch live sports might be.

‘What We’ll Miss’ is a series that will look at all the potential storylines that won’t be able to happen because of the Big 12’s cancelation of Spring athletics. Previous baseball stories in this series focused on a senior losing his comeback season and a young slugger losing his freshman season.

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Cody is currently a second-year graduate student at West Virginia University studying journalism. His graduate research focuses on the effects newspaper closures have on local communities. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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