Welcome to Potomac State Baseball. We appreciate your interest in Potomac State College and our baseball program. If you love baseball and want to attend a college that takes baseball and academics seriously, then Potomac State College may be the school for you.
Potomac State Baseball owns a rich tradition of championships and player development.
Quick Facts about Potomac State Baseball
- Potomac State College is a two-year division of West Virginia University. PSC offers all the advantages of a major University with the friendliness and support of a small campus.
- Member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, (NJCAA). Region XX. Division 1.
- Region XX Championships: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
- JUCO World Series Appearances: 1993, 1994, 1995, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011
- National Championship: 1995
Frequently Asked Questions about Potomac State Baseball
Why should I attend Potomac State College of WVU?
Potomac State offers small classes with individual attention, student support and tutoring services, and a wide range of academic programs. Academics are a priority for the baseball program. There have been several Academic All-American baseball players at Potomac State. Players are required to sit in the front row of all classes they are enrolled in. Potomac State has a beautiful campus and a friendly atmosphere. Our 24:1 student to teacher ratio guarantees that you will receive individual attention in the classroom. You will not be "just a number" at Potomac State. 82% of our classes have less than 30 students and 50% of our classes have less than 20 students. As a student athlete at Potomac State, you will have the opportunity to play right away, instead of sitting on the bench for two years. This will help you improve your athletic skills and make you more attractive to a four-year school.
What conference/division do you play in?
Potomac State College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, The baseball team is Division 1 and we compete in Region XX.
Are scholarships available?
What about living accommodations?
Potomac State College is fortunate to have six residence halls, including a $19 million residence hall, University Place. Each hall has a full-time resident director and several student-resident assistants. Each facility comfortably houses two to a room, and is within easy walking distance of the college dining hall, library, and academic buildings. Residence halls have air conditioning, cable television, and each room has high speed internet access.
Do baseball players miss a lot of classes because of games or practices?
No. During the fall season all games are played on the weekends and practices are held in the afternoon when very few classes are scheduled, so no classes are missed. If a Potomac State baseball player has class during practice time, he goes to class. It is not an infrequent scene to see Potomac State baseball players arriving at practice late or leaving practice early to attend classes. During the spring season most games take place on the weekends or during spring break. Occasionally players will miss classes during a mid-week game. In this case, players are excused from class but are required to make up all work due to the absence.
Will my classes transfer to a four-year college?
Potomac State College is the only two-year residential, regional division of West Virginia University. Potomac State is accredited by the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools. Most classes will transfer to any four-year institution.
What kind of baseball field do you have?
In March 2002, Potomac State Baseball dedicated its new baseball facility as Golden Park. The name is in honor of Gerry and Edna Golden, proprietors of an excavation company, who donated the construction of the field. The Golden's son, Bryan, served as the Catamount's catcher in 1999 and 2000. Bryan was drafted by the Chicago Cubs and went on to play two years in their organization and was inducted into the Potomac State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.
Golden Park has one of the finest playing surfaces in the region. The infield surface has a red clay-sand mixture known as 'Ballpark Mix'. The outfield and infield grass surface is a Kentucky Fescue mixture that has the benefit of a full-field sprinkler system consisting of 85 sprinkler heads. The sprinkler System was installed by the same company that installed PNC Park's system in Pittsburgh.
Potomac State also has a full infield tarp to prevent rainouts, a new Cub Cadet Zero-Turn lawn mower to 'stripe' the field and its own Kawasaki Mule to assist with dragging and field maintenance. The baseball team also has its own clubhouse facility located beyond left field.
The dimensions of Golden Park are:
L F- 328
Golden Park features a natural grandstand that is contoured into the earth, two spacious dugouts and bleacher seating of a 250 person capacity. Future plans include: Turfed batting cages (completed fall 2003), scoreboard (completed spring 2005), turf "Halo" around home plate (completed fall 2005) and a turf area in front of each dugout (completed spring 2004), expanded seating, (completed fall 2011). Long-range plans include lights, press box, and expanded clubhouses.
How can I get more information about Potomac State's baseball program?
Potential prospects or parents can write to any of the coaches at the following address:
Potomac State College
c/o Baseball Office
101 Fort Avenue
Keyser, WV 26726
Any other questions can be answered by contacting:
Head Coach Doug Little-- Office (304) 788.6878, Doug.Little@mail.wvu.edu
Assistant Coach Don Schafer-- Office (304) 788.6851, Don.Schafer@mail.wvu.edu
If you interested in pursuing the possibilities of attending Potomac State and playing baseball please complete the following steps:
1. Print and complete a Baseball Recruit Questionnaire. Then send to Potomac State Baseball to the address listed at the bottom of the form. Or complete and submit the online recruit questionnaire found here.
Note: Adobe Acrobat Reader Required to print questionnaire. To download Click Here.
2. Apply for admission to Potomac State College. (There is no fee).
• You may click here to apply to Potomac State online.
• You may click here download and print an application and then mail it to the Office of Enrollment Services.
You may contact the Office of Enrollment Services at (800) 262-7332 or firstname.lastname@example.org to have an application mailed to you.
- In addition to your application you also need to send a copy of your current and final high school transcript.
- Send your ACT or SAT scores to the office of Enrollment Services.
- Submit your immunization form and records to the Office of Enrollment Services.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA). Potomac State's code is: 003829, WVU's code is: 003827.
Send all academic information to:
Potomac State College of WVU
Office of Enrollment Services
75 Arnold Street
Keyser, WV, 26726
1-800-262-7332 or (304) 788-6820
Fax Number: (304) 788-6939