The Herd will host March 19 in Charleston and May 14 in Beckley. WVU hosts April 2 in Morgantown.
To make the revenue split as easy and clean as possible, the change was made to allow Marshall to host the Beckley game, instead of it being a neutral site game.
In return, WVU will host two of three games during the next agreement, and the schools will alternate from year-to-year. Seems like this in-state arrangement could be around a while, right? It could also eventually have sponsorship, like football's Coal Bowl and basketball's annual Chesapeake Energy Classic at the Charleston Civic Center.
WVU and Marshall haven't played in baseball since March 1, 2008. That was a 5-3 win in a regular season tournament in Conway, S.C.
The last time the teams met in the Mountain State was April 7, 1998 at Watt Powell Park.
The Mountaineers have won nine consecutive games against the Herd and lead the overall series 38-21. Marshall's last win was in 1991.
Unlike on the football field, the Herd has gotten plenty of licks in on the baseball field.
WVU went 46 years without a win over its in-state brethren before claiming a two-game sweep in 1976.
During a 58-year period ending in 1985, the Herd went 15-8 against the Mountaineers. A long time ago, sure, but it seems there will be plenty of chances in the coming months and years for the series history to be rewritten.
And everyone, from the western nook of the state to the coalfields to the counties that border Pennsylvania, will get a chance to see college baseball.
"If there's a baseball fan in the state of West Virginia," Mazey said, "that game is never too far away."
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