After an unscheduled 15 day layoff due to Covid safety protocols (April 2nd-17th) the Golden Bears returned to the baseball diamond over the weekend by hosting #20(NAIA) Indiana- Southeast in Princeton, West Virginia. While the team came up on the short end of the scoreboard in all 3 contests against the visiting Grenadiers, getting back to playing the game they all Love proved to be a victory in its self.
The 2021 schedule has been interrupted now on multiple occasions but nothing threatens to slow down the enthusiasm of Skipper Lawrence Nesselrodt. Ness will quickly tell anyone listening that "It's a Great Day for Golden Bear baseball."
After returning up I-77 to their Beckley campus late Sunday night the Golden Bears will return to class today before taking to the road Tuesday morning for a non-conference twin bill at scenic Bluefield College (VA). Bowen Field will be the sight for a Golden Bears game for the third time this season but this time will be different and WVU-T will be the visitors on the scoreboard.
The Golden Bears played down in Bluefield against the Rams back on March 17th as the visiting team, falling short 14-7. The team returned on March 29th but this time resided in the home dugout while hosting River States Conference foe Oakland City only to fall short on both ends of the double header.
First pitch is slated for 1:00pm on Tuesday with Game 2 slated for 30-45 minutes after the conclusion of the first contest.
In a separate piece of news Golden Bear senior Bob Funk claimed the top spot in the Annual "Getting my Senior Day Celebration" form turned in! Well Done Mr. Funk.
Senior Day is currently slated for Saturday May 1st against Ohio Christian.