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Black Bears Take 2 of 3 in Series with Muckdogs

August 8, 2017 - New York-Penn League (NYPL) - West Virginia Black Bears News Release

BATAVIA, NY - The West Virginia Black Bears were defeated 3-2 by the Batavia Muckdogs Saturday night.

Bligh Madris lead the game off with a double to centerfield. Dylan Busby stepped up to the plate and landed a double of his own, scoring Madris. An outfield error by the Black Bears allowed the Muckdogs to tie the game 1-1 in the bottom of the first inning.

The game remained tied until the bottom of the seventh inning when Batavia scored two runs to take a 3-1 lead. In the top of the eighth, Tristan Gray tripled to centerfield and was driven in by Deon Stafford Jr. The late inning rally was not enough for the Black Bears to come from behind and win.

West Virginia Wins 3-2 Over Batavia

BATAVIA, NY - The West Virginia Black Bears won the second game of their three-game series against Batavia 3-2 on Sunday afternoon.

West Virginia trailed 1-0 heading into the top of the third inning. Tristan Gray knocked in Chris Sharpe to tie the game. The Black Bears took the lead with two runs in the top of the fourth inning. Jose Barraza slammed a two-run home run to right field, giving the Black Bears a 3-1 lead.

Batavia cut into the lead with a run in the top of the sixth inning, but the Black Bears' pitching staff shut down the Muckdogs' offense. Gavin Wallace picked up his first win of the season and Matt Seelinger earned his third save of the season.

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