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New for 2010: The West Virginia Miners

The new Prospect League team will play at the new Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley.

The summer-collegiate Prospect League is expanding to Beckley, W.V. next summer when the West Virginia Miners begin play at the new Linda K. Epling Stadium.

The franchise will be owned by Doug Epling. Mike Gilligan, former director of operations for the Professional Golfers Association of America, is the team's GM.

There could be some other franchise announcements on the way; Terre Haute has been discussed as a possible addition, while there's talk of a Wisconsin team in the mix.

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