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Sixth inning the difference in Whistlepigs win

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Having not played Monday-Wednesday due to a league-wide break, the Princeton Whistlepigs dodged one bullet Thursday by not having to...

Summer College Baseball – June Recap

RALEIGH COUNTY & MERCER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) - It's been an eventful month of June for the three summer college baseball teams in Southern...

Miners beaten by division-leading Kings in extra innings

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - On Tuesday night, the West Virginia Miners were defeated in 11 innings by the Champion City Kings, with a final...

Lafayette bats roll in 14-9 win at Miners

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - There was plenty of offense on the diamond in the early and middle innings, but it was the Lafayette Aviators...

Ridge Runners, Whistlepigs come up short Wednesday

BLUEFIELD, WV & PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - Both the Bluefield Ridge Runners & Princeton Whistlepigs remained at home Wednesday, but their visiting opponents would...

Whistlepigs rally to defeat Ridge Runners, 9-6

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The newest chapter of the Appalachian League's Mercer County rivalry began Tuesday, with the summer's first meeting of the Princeton...

Ridge Runners win, but Miners & Whistlepigs rained out on Wednesday

WOAY - After losing 14-7 at Burlington on Tuesday, the Bluefield Ridge Runners responded with a 6-3 road win on Wednesday to split the...

Ridge Runners player named Appalachian League Player of the Week

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - On Monday, Bluefield Ridge Runners infielder Michael Eze was named the Appalachian League Player of the Week. Over the past week,...

Bluefield loses first game as the Ridge Runners

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - On Sunday, Bluefield suffered their first loss as the Ridge Runners, losing to the Greenville Flyboys 10-6. The Flyboys scored 5...

Ridge Runners win home opener in dramatic fashion

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - Once Senator Shelley Moore Capito threw the ceremonial first pitch on Saturday, a new era of baseball in Bluefield began. No...

Baseball executives excited for new-look Appalachian League

WOAY - The first two days of the 2021 Appalachian League are complete, with league officials, and executives from both USA Baseball and Major...

Whistlepigs, Ridge Runners both win 2021 season openers

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The new-look Appalachian League began its 2021 season on Thursday, with both Southern West Virginia teams winning to open the...

Patrick Anderson named WhistlePigs’ manager

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The Princeton WhistlePigs announced Monday that Patrick Anderson will be the team's manager for the 2021 Appalachian League season. Anderson was...

Bluefield Baseball rebrands as “Ridge Runners”

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) - When the 2021 Appalachian League season begins in June, it will be the Bluefield Ridge Runners playing at Bowen Field. After...

2021 schedule revealed for Appalachian League

WOAY - Earlier this year, Major League Baseball and USA Baseball announced plans for a new format for the Appalachian League. All 10 cities...

Appalachian League announces new format for 2021

WOAY - Major League Baseball and USA Baseball announced Tuesday that starting next year, the Appalachian League will go to a collegiate wood-bat format,...

OFFICIAL: Minor League Baseball cancels 2020 season

WOAY - Following multiple media reports Tuesday afternoon, Major League Baseball announced that the 2020 Minor League Baseball season is canceled. This would include the...

Rays honor Jim Holland on Hall of Fame induction

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) - The Princeton Rays held a ceremony Monday honoring former general manager Jim Holland, who was selected to the Appalachian League's...

Jim Holland grateful for 30-year career in baseball

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) - After 30 years, Jim Holland is retiring from an accomplished career in baseball at multiple levels. The West Virginia native began...

Rays, Blue Jays Win to Close Out 2019 Season

Princeton, WV (WOAY) - The Princeton Rays may not be going to the Appalachian League playoffs in 2019, but they did close the season...

Blue Jays Fall to Royals

Bluefield, WV (WOAY) - The Bluefield Blue Jays lost 3-2 to Burlington Monday night in a game where both teams had opportunities to add...

Blue Jays Rally to Win 2019 Mercer Cup

Princeton, WV (WOAY) - The Bluefield Blue Jays have won the 2019 Mercer Cup series, rallying Thursday to beat Princeton 9-6 at Hunnicutt Field. The...

Blue Jays Force Deciding Game for Mercer Cup

Princeton, WV (WOAY) - The Princeton Rays had the chance to win the 2019 Mercer Cup Wednesday night at Hunnicutt Field, but Bluefield's rally...

Blue Jays Keep Reds Scoreless in Home Win

Bluefield, WV (WOAY) - With the regular season winding down, every game matters more for those who want to reach the Appalachian League playoffs. Bluefield...

Blue Jays End Four-Game Skid

WOAY - The Bluefield Blue Jays returned to winning ways Tuesday with a 7-5 victory at Bristol, ending a string of four straight losses. Bluefield...

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