Key Contests

The Davis & Elkins College baseball team will look for its initial home win of the season this weekend against G-MAC leader Trevecca Nazarene.

The Senators (8-12, 1-3 G-MAC) have dropped their first five games at Harpertown Field, while the Trojans enter the series 23-8 overall and tied with Alderson Broaddus with a 6-2 league mark.

Doubleheaders are slated for today and Sunday, beginning at noon each day.

The Battlers, meanwhile, also face a key series this weekend at Jack Funk Field against Kentucky Wesleyan, which is currently third in the G-MAC standings.

Both doubleheaders are scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. today and Sunday.

AB is 12-8 overall.

SPRING GAMES: While baseball and softball seasons are in full swing, area college also are preparing for football spring games.

West Virginia Wesleyan will hold its annual game at 11 a.m. next Saturday. The Bobcats, under first-year head coach George Shehl, rebounded to win four of their last five games in 2013 to finish with a 5-4 mark.

AB’s spring tilt will be at noon on April 20 at Battler Stadium.

The Battlers are coming off a 4-6 campaign after bringing back the


NEW FACE: West Virginia Wesleyan’s women’s basketball team will have a new coach next season.

Michael Bari, a 1984 Wesleyan graduate, takes over a Bobcat team that struggled through a 2-27 season in 2013-14.

Bari has spent the past nine years as a Junior College head coach at LSU-Eunice.

Other previous coaching stops for Bari include Alderson Broaddus, Penn-State Baron, Gannon and Colorado Northwest Community College.

“My goal has always been to be a head coach at a four-year, Division II College, and coming back to Wesleyan makes it much more special,” Bari said.