Mahoning Valley Scrappers games canceled Thursday and Friday, citing MLB’s COVID-19 protocol

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NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – According to a Twitter post from the team’s official account, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers game that was supposed to happen last night was canceled unexpectedly.

The 7:05 p.m. opening pitch was delayed, followed shortly after by the announcement online.

The game was canceled shortly after 8 p.m., according to the announcement on Twitter, to allow the Scrappers and their opponent, the West Virginia BlackBears, more time to contact trace in accordance with the MLB’s protocols.

The post said both teams will go through more COVID-19 testing to ensure it’s safe for everyone to play.

It was unclear if tickets will be reimbursed.

Initially the post said anyone who was at last night’s game can use their ticket to get into their final game of the season happening Friday night. It was scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m. at Eastwood Field against the West Virginia BlackBears.

However, the second game against the BlackBears was also canceled Friday morning. One of the general managers said in a statement the team is proceeding with caution and following protocol.

The tickets from either of the canceled games will still be good to get into any game next season, according to Twitter.

“All tickets from tonight’s game will be good for equal value tickets to any 2022 Scrappers home game,” assistant general manager Heather Sahli said in a statement.

Contact the front desk at (330) 505-0000 or visit the Mahoning Valley Scrappers website for more information.

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