We all know that Jerry Moore has never been too fond of a “Spring Game”, but this is as close to a Spring Game as it gets. Let’s call this the compromise: an open practice, held on a Saturday morning, with officials and extensive 11 on 11 drills expected. By informing Mountaineers fans of the open practice with less than a week notice, it almost ensures a sparse crowd, which may have been the goal. With Appalachian Baseball hosting a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon, many fans who drive up the mountain from major metroplitan areas will also take in some of the baseball games. If a major spring game was announced, the baseball stands possibly could not accomodate even half of the crowd a spring game crowd would bring.