After historic 2019, West Virginia baseball opens season with three-game stint at Jacksonville


MORGANTOWN, WV (West Virginia Illustrated) – West Virginia baseball embarks on their 2020 campaign on Friday when they face the Jacksonville Dolphins in a three-game series with the hopes of building on their historic run a year ago. The action gets underway at 6 p.m. at Jacksonville’s John Sessions Stadium.

It’s hard to deny the progress made by West Virginia baseball during the tenure of Randy Mazey.

The skipper’s seventh season in Morgantown was a benchmark both for his own career and the program as a whole. Not only did the Mountaineers bring the NCAA tournament to Monongalia County Ballpark for the first time in its short history, but much of the program’s record book was rewritten in the process.

As it typically goes in college sports, many of the key players on that squad earned the chance to play pro baseball — a record number of eight, to be exact.

With that information alone, a hangover from last season’s success could seem plausible — but Mazey and his squad have no plans to slow down in the program’s 125th season. 12 Mountaineers are returning for this season, including three of their top four base-stealers in Tyler Doanes,…

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