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W.Va. Wins Fifth Straight

GRANVILLE – After facing a slow start and finding themselves in a 3-1 deficit, the West Virginia Black Bears rallied in the sixth inning to defeat the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 8-7 on Wednesday night. Three Black Bears recorded two or more RBIs in the tough offensive battle, including newcomer and West Virginia native, LF Grant Hussey. With the win, the Black Bears have won five straight games and tie for first-place in the MLB Draft League.

In his second appearance for the Black Bears, Grant Hussey’s performance was far beyond his years. The Parkersburg native and West Virginia University commit had a stellar performance, hitting 3-for-3 with 2 runs, 2 RBIs, a double and a triple that scored the winning run.

With this win, the Black Bears close the gap between the top-ranked Scrappers and tie for the lead in the MLB Draft League.

West Virginia looks to extend their five-game winning streak in the series finale Thursday evening. Also on Thursday, Bark in the Park returns for its first of two sponsored nights at Monongalia County Ballpark, with dog tickets for $5 each. Proceeds from the dog tickets benefit the service dog training center, Hearts of Gold. For more information, please visit www.WestVirginiaBlackBears.com.

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