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WVU Baseball Adds Home Game to Schedule, Announces Promotions

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On Wednesday, West Virginia University baseball announced the addition of a 25th home game added to the 2020 schedule at Monongalia County Ballpark.

The Mountaineers will face Kent State on Wednesday, March 4 with first-pitch being at 4 p.m. Admission to the game will be free for all fans.

The two teams will meet for the 35th time in their series history with the Golden Flashes with the overall lead in the series of 20-14.

Officials said it also marks the second consecutive season the two schools will play in Morgantown. In 2019, WVU swept Kent State in a three-game series with West Virginia earning wins of 6-2, 8-4 and 9-7.

The addition of this game comes just days after the 2020 promotional schedule was released at Monongalia County Ballpark including Baseball Bingo, Friday Night Happy Hour and several themed games.

Giveaway nights feature trading cards, signed hats from coach Randy Mazey and former Mountaineer All-American Alek Manoah, WVU baseball mini bats and helmets as well as two bobblehead days on April 18 and May 2.

Baseball Bingo can be played at the ballpark at every weekday game this season, beginning with the team’s home opener on Feb. 18 versus Canisius.

Friday Night Happy Hour returns for six contests this spring, with half-off beverages available from 5:30-6:30 p.m., before every Friday night home game (March 27, April 3, April 17, April 24, May 1 and May 8).

Kids Day, presented by WVU Medicine, is back for all four Big 12 Sundays, beginning on April 5. Kids Days will feature a Kids Zone, inflatables and Mr. Twister, the balloon animal and face-painting artist. Kids also can run the bases and grab autographs from the team after the game and receive trading cards of the 2020 Mountaineers on April 5, April 19, April 26 and May 3.

Additionally, Family Day returns for all four Big 12 Saturdays, as well as the Saturday College of Charleston game (April 4, April 18, April 25, May 2 and May 9). Fans can purchase four tickets and receive a $10 concession voucher for just $25.

Dollar Days also are back in 2020, and set for Tuesday, Feb. 18, against Canisius, Tuesday, April 7, against Maryland, and Tuesday, April 21, against Marshall, with tickets and select concession items available for just $1.

Taco Tuesday is set for Tuesday, April 14, against Akron, with walking tacos available at the concession stand for $2.50. Other themed games include Trivia Night on Friday, April 17, against Kansas State, Alumni Day on Saturday, April 18, against Kansas State, Lace Up for Pediatric Cancer on Sunday, April 19, against Kansas State, Social Media Day on Saturday, April 25, against Oklahoma State and Senior Day on Saturday, May 10, against College of Charleston.

A pair of Gold Rush games are back on the schedule this season, with the first 1,000 fans given gold shakers on Tuesday, April 7, against Maryland and Friday, April 24, against Oklahoma State.

Fans also can enjoy 3-0-4 Day on Friday, May 1, against Baylor. The promo features $3 pepperoni rolls, a mini baseball helmet giveaway for 500 fans and $4 tickets.

On Saturday, March 28, against George Mason, as well as Tuesday, April 21, against Marshall, the Mountaineers will give away three signed hats by coach Mazey. Three Manoah signed hats will be given away on Friday, April 3, against Texas, and again on Saturday, May 12, against Pitt.

The first 500 fans in attendance at Saturday, April 4’s contest against Texas will receive a WVU mini bat, while WVU mini helmets will be available to the first 500 fans on Saturday, May 9, against College of Charleston.

A full list of WVU baseball promotions and giveaways are available at WVUsports.com/promotions.

WVU officially opens the 2020 campaign with a three-game series this weekend at Jacksonville, from Feb. 14-16, at the Dolphins’ John Sessions Stadium.

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