Photo Gallery: Ballpark Scenes

West Virginia christened the new Monongalia County Ballpark with a 6-5 13-inning win over Butler on Friday night. Here's a look at many of the scenes from the landmark evening.



Randy Mazey (foreground) and Derek Matlock watch their players during batting practice


Wounded warriors (in camouflage jerseys) and members of the VFW present Randy Mazey with a commemorative plaque


Randy Mazey (14) points out a park feature to athletic director Shane Lyons


Retired Marine Corps four-star general Earl Anderson (left) talks with WVU president E. Gordon Gee


The team lines up for the National Anthem


Randy Mazey points out a ground rule to Butler head coach Steve Farley (right)


Weston and Randy Mazey stand to during the national anthem


WVU Athletic Director Steve Lyons makes a few remarks as the ballpark is opened


Retired general Earl Anderson christens the park with the first pitch


Mountaineer reliever Blake Smith warmed up for his successful closing pitching appearance with a bit of pre-game mugging


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