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Miners Sign Belmont University Pitcher

March 6, 2018 - Prospect League (Prospect) - West Virginia Miners News Release

Pitcher Brandon Liskey of Belmont University has agreed to play summer baseball in 2018 for the West Virginia Miners of the Prospect League. The Miners announced the agreement on the morning of Tuesday, March 6.

Liskey will join the Miners after pitching the spring of 2018 as a redshirt junior for Belmont University, which is located in Nashville, TN and a member of the NCAA D-I Ohio Valley Conference.

He started seeing action for the Bruins early in 2018 with five appearances on the mound through games of March 5. In those five games (all were relief appearances), the 6'5" left-hander recorded a 3.86 earned run average in 4.2 innings of work with six strikeouts versus six walks issued. Also, through games of March 5, opposing hitters have only been able to muster a .214 batting average versus Liskey. His only other prior college numbers for Belmont were in the 2016 season, when he appeared in seven games (all in relief) and saw 4.1 innings of action.

Brandon had a terrific scholastic career, which was split between Turner Ashby High School (Bridgewater, VA) and Spotswood High School (Penn Laird, VA). His overall numbers as a high schooler showed him with a final record of 16-5 with 184 strikeouts. His teams all advanced deep in state postseason play during his high school career.

The Prospect League is the premier collegiate wood bat summer baseball league in the Midwest. It has been operating in its current form since 2009 while serving the summer baseball needs of top collegiate players. The West Virginia Miners, who play at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley, WV, have been a member of the league since the beginning of the 2010 season. The team has reached the postseason playoffs in seven of their eight seasons in the Prospect League to date. These seven postseason appearances have included five trips to the league championship final series with three of the trips resulting with the Miners being crowned as Prospect League Champions (2012, 2013, 2016).

Season-long box seats and other ticket packages for the West Virginia Miners are already on sale for the 2018 Prospect League season. Persons needing more information on the Miners can contact the team either by e-mail at [email protected] or by telephone at 304-252-SAFE (7233).

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