Top Stories of 2015: No. 1 - West Virginia Top Prospect Games Move to Early Summer for 2016

By Greg Williams
WV Director of Scouting

The 3rd Annual West Virginia Top Prospect Games will return to the YMCA Kennedy Center Field in Huntington. The practice site and home for Marshall University non-conference games will once again welcome the top prospects from West Virginia as well as from surrounding states to showcase their talents over the span of two days.

This year's event makes the move to the beginning of the summer (June 11 & 12) allowing a greater number of prospects an opportunity to get an early jump on summer exposure. To date, 35 prospects that have participated during the first two years of the event have gone on to make college commitments, with countless others likely to make an announcement in the coming months.

To view a list of past participants along with the college commitments that have been made, see below: 

2015: roster and commitments - CLICK HERE / 2015 Complete Results - CLICK HERE

2014: roster and commitments - CLICK HERE / 2014 Complete Results - CLICK HERE 

The format for 2016 will mirror previous years with two nine inning games being played on each day. Day one games will be preceded by live batting practice by each team as well as the 60-yard dash in between games. Day two action will include all position players taking part in defensive evaluations prior to game play.

2016 Top Prospect Games Schedule

Saturday, June 11

Game 1: 10:00am (live batting practice at 9:00am)
** all four teams run the 60 yard dash at 12:45pm
Game 2:   2:00pm (live batting practice at 1:00pm)

Sunday, June 12

Game 1: 10:00am (defensive evaluation at 9:15am)
Game 2:   2:00pm (defensive evaluation at 1:15pm)