West Virginia Black Bears

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Team History[edit]

After the 2014 season the Jamestown Jammers moved to Morgantown, WV to become the West Virginia Black Bears. The name Black Bears was chosen in a name the team contest over nine other finalists: the Black Diamonds, Canaries, Coal Kings, Coal Sox, The Energy, Moonshiners, Muskets, Wild Ones and Wonders. The team shared its home ballpark with the University of West Virginia baseball team.

The Black Bears lost their MLB affiliation in the minor league reorganization of 2021 and subsequently joined the MLB Draft League, a summer collegiate league.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Hitting coach Pitching coach Coach
2015 42-34 3rd Wyatt Toregas League Champs Jonathan Prieto Tom Filer
2016 38-38 7th (t) Wyatt Toregas Jonathan Prieto Mark DiFelice
2017 40-35 6th (t) Brian Esposito Jonathan Prieto Tom Filer Joel Hanrahan
2018 32-44 12th (t) Kieran Mattison Jonathan Prieto Tom Filer
2019 40-36 6th (t) Drew Saylor Jonny Tucker Tom Filer
2020 Season cancelled