COVID-19 has finally claimed its first sports victim in the Mountain State.
The West Virginia Power, a Minor League Baseball team in Charleston, West Virginia, announced via Twitter that their 2020 season has officially been “shelved.”
The 2020 West Virginia Power season has been shelved. For information regarding our ticket policy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.DETAILS: https://t.co/hn0d67syq7 pic.twitter.com/QrOgnvVeG8
— West Virginia Power (@wv_power) June 30, 2020
In their statement, the team expressed their disappointment, describing their emotions as “devastated.” They would continue that Power baseball has become a “summer tradition in the Capital City,” and that they wished they could “provide the Charleston community” with it in 2020.
The West Virginia Power are the Class A affiliate of the MLB’s Seattle Mariners, but have previously worked with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds among many others.