West Virginia Miners Become First League Member to Implement Fan Engagement Platform
Micro Fantasy LLC has announced a partnership with the West Virginia Miners of the Prospect League to provide its Micro Fantasy Baseball play-by-play prediction contests for all Miners’ 2018 games. The Miners are a collegiate summer baseball team located in Beckley, West Virginia.
All spectators of 2018 West Virginia Miners games with the Micro Fantasy app installed on their mobile phones (iPhone or Android) can participate in Micro Fantasy predication contests while attending home games at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley or by listening to Miners’ games (both home and away) online at www.wjlsam.com or on radio (WJLS 104.1 FM and WJLS 560 AM locally). There is no charge for fans to install the Micro Fantasy app on their mobile phones or a fee for them to participate in the contests.
Contest participants predict the results of each at-bat in real-time. Points are awarded for correct predictions. The participant with the highest point total after every 3 innings is announced as a contest winner and receives a prizes to be awarded to each 3-inning winner.
"We are excited to have Micro Fantasy aboard as part of the total Miners fan experience in 2018,” said Jim Holland, Director of Marketing, Sales and Game Day Operations, West Virginia Miners. “The contests offered by Micro Fantasy enable our fans to be a part of the game from the first pitch to the last out while also testing their baseball prediction skills.”
The Micro Fantasy prediction contest mobile app is currently available for download through the Apple AppStore and Google Play. An online version is also available on microfantasy.com.
Micro Fantasy contests are currently available for baseball, softball and football games. Contests can be scaled for every level of play from professional to youth. Contests for other sports are currently in development by Micro Fantasy.
“The West Virginia Miners' commitment to offer Micro Fantasy contests for the 2018 season demonstrates the broad appeal and distribution capabilities of our technology platform,” said Micro Fantasy Founder and CEO Joel Crites. “The fun and excitement it adds to the fan experience is transformative for our business partners, who see the positive impact ripple through ticket sales, concessions, and sponsorships. We expect many other Prospect League teams and collegiate summer baseball leagues to implement Micro Fantasy contests for the upcoming season.”
About West Virginia Miners
The Prospect League is the premier collegiate wood bat summer baseball league in the Midwest. It has been operating in its current form since 2009 while serving the summer baseball needs of top collegiate players. The West Virginia Miners, who play at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley, WV, have been a member of the league since the beginning of the 2010 season. The team has reached the postseason playoffs in seven of their eight seasons in the Prospect League to date. These seven postseason appearances have included five trips to the league championship final series with three of the trips resulting with the Miners being crowned as Prospect League Champions (2012, 2013, 2016). Season-long box seats and other ticket packages for the West Virginia Miners are already on sale for the 2018 Prospect League season. Persons needing more information on the Miners can contact the team either by e-mail at email@example.com or by telephone at 304-252-SAFE (7233).