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WVU Baseball Notebook: Alumni Game, David Carpenter and More

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Hawley Field played host to history on Sunday in hosting its first ever alumni game for the Mountaineers. 

Alumni Weekend provided the chance for all the former players of the Mountaineer baseball program to come and meet new head coach, Randy Mazey.  This was the first opportunity during this fall season for Mazey to play his team in game situations rather than just in squad scrimmages. 

The first game of two on Sunday, WU Baseball alumni took on the current Mountaineer baseball team.

During the game, the loudspeaker announced the trade of former Mountaineer Baseball standout, David Carpenter, from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Boston Red Sox.  Carpenter played for the Mountaineers from 2004-06 where he was drafted in the 12th round by the St. Louis Cardinals. 

The Boston Red Sox acquired Carpenter through a deal that involved his previous team's manager John Farrell for shortstop Mike Aviles and compensation. Farrell was the Red Sox' pitching coach from 2007-10, where he held American League opponents to a league-low .254 batting average while leading the league in strikeouts with 4,771. 

Carpenter came in the bottom of the 7th and fired three straight strikes clocking in at 94 mph.  Mazey's Mountaineers finished the scrimmage ahead of the alumni 2-1. 

Following the alumni game, Potomac State University took the field for warm-ups giving Mazey's team time to rest up before playing a 15-inning exhibition. Mountaineers played 16 different players on defense and split innings between nine pitchers. 

Mazey plans to keep up the excitement this week with a three-game World Series event.

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